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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This is the inquisitor. He prunes away the wastrels, expunges the wretched, and deletes the worthless.
We're in big trouble.
References The Defiant Ones