The red dwarf crew encounter the inquisitor, a mechanical lifeform who has made himself judge, jury and executioner of all of humanity throughout history. If he decides your life hasn't ... See full summary »

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The red dwarf crew encounter the inquisitor, a mechanical lifeform who has made himself judge, jury and executioner of all of humanity throughout history. If he decides your life hasn't been worthy enough you are erased and replaced. Bad luck for the dwarfers. Written by Elliot Butler

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27 February 1992 (UK)  »

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The 2000 AD comic strip "Judge Dredd", The Marvel comic "The Punisher" and the 1987 sci-fi film "Robocop" were major influences behind The Inquisitor. See more »

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Rimmer tells Kryten he is reading a comic book version of Vergil's Aenead but the description he gives is of the Greek siege of Troy which is the subject of Homer's Iliad. The Aenead tells the story of what happened next, to Aeneas, ultimately leading to the founding of Rome. See more »

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Kryten: This is the inquisitor. He prunes away the wastrels, expunges the wretched, and deletes the worthless.
Rimmer: We're in big trouble.
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References The Defiant Ones (1958) See more »

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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.


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