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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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 »

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Just before the Inquisitor controls Starbug the ship jolts. Lister moves as if the ship has been jolted, but he does so too early. See more »

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Kryten: Right sir. Now I have to go back in time so that I can sacrifice myself, so that we can end up in the mess we're in now.
[Lister and Kryten consider this]
Kryten: All in all, today's been a bit of a bummer, hasn't it, sir?
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References The Terminator (1984) 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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