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
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For this episode, "Red Dwarf" writers Doug Naylor and Rob Grant were heavily inspired by the film "The Terminator" and the works of Harlan Ellison. "Red Dwarf" musician Howard Goodall composed th Inquisitor's theme to be reminiscent of the synthesized theme to "The Terminator". 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
If mechanoids could barf, I'd be onto my fifth bag by now!
References The Terminator