Red Dwarf: Season 5, Episode 2

The Inquisitor (27 Feb. 1992)

TV Episode  -   -  Comedy | Sci-Fi
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.3/10 from 222 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

The Inquistor, a cybernetic judge, jury and executioner travels through time, erasing worthless losers who have wasted their lives out of existence. The Red Dwarf crew are the next to be ... See full summary »


(as Grant Naylor) , (as Grant Naylor)
0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 666 titles
created 28 Jan 2012
a list of 2718 titles
created 29 Apr 2012
list image
a list of 36 titles
created 10 Jul 2012
a list of 62 titles
created 3 months ago
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 2 weeks ago

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: The Inquisitor (27 Feb 1992)

The Inquisitor (27 Feb 1992) on IMDb 8.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Red Dwarf.
« Previous Episode | 26 of 61 Episodes | Next Episode »


1 video »


Episode complete credited cast:
Jack Docherty ...
The Inquisitor (as John Docherty)
Jake Abraham ...
James Cormack ...


The Inquistor, a cybernetic judge, jury and executioner travels through time, erasing worthless losers who have wasted their lives out of existence. The Red Dwarf crew are the next to be judged and it doesn't sound good for Lister and Kryten. Written by Daniel Williamson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

red dwarf


Comedy | Sci-Fi





Release Date:

27 February 1992 (UK)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Did You Know?


The sets are mainly made out of plastic and balsa wood. This causes problems. In "The Inquisitor" there is a lot of running up and down the corridors of Red Dwarf, so to make it sound metallic the sound supervisor Keith Mayes re-recorded every footstep by walking on a metal grate in time to the actors on screen, then added an echo. See more »


At one point, Kryten asks Lister to remind him what he is supposed to say when he appears behind the Inquisitor. This should not be necessary, as Kryten's mechanoid memory can record and replay conversations. See more »


The Cat: Hi, buddy.
Inquisitor: This is your judgment day, bud. I gotta be cruel. There can't be no favours.
The Cat: I'm hearing you on FM.
Inquisitor: I have to ask you the question. Justify your existence; what contribution have you made?
The Cat: I have given pleasure to the world because I have such a beautiful ass.
Inquisitor: Well, that's true.
The Cat: Can I go now?
Inquisitor: That's your case?
The Cat: You need more?
Inquisitor: Some might say that was a pretty shallow argument.
See more »


References The Terminator (1984) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Classic Dwarf
13 November 2013 | by See all my reviews

The Inquisitor is one of the best episodes of Red Dwarf through all 10 series. I am a massive Red Dwarf fan and The Inquisitor is one of my all time episodes.

The Red Dwarf Crew encounter The Inquisitor, a droid who lived to the end of time itself, and only then it figured there is no god and no afterlife. And so, The Inquisitor invented a time machine and travels throughout history and challenges every person who Ever lived to justify why they deserve to live and what they have done to lead a worthwhile life. Each person who wasted their life is then erased from history and replaced with another version of yourself who never got the chance to live. This proves to be bad for the Dwarfers as Lister and Kryten are erased and have to put things right before they are permanently deleted.

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Does Red Dwarf limit itself by being a 'comedy'? foxboro27
Lister's Confederate Flag??? foxboro27
Season 8 charges don't make any sense... dumpling321
Kryten has a point... flashbuck
Bring back Holly! RubleNoon
Wait.. They are suddenly in Space Corps? How? angry_hatter
Discuss The Inquisitor (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page