Red Dwarf: Season 3, Episode 6

The Last Day (19 Dec. 1989)

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Lister receives a message from Jim Repear, head of Diva-Droid international, the company that created Kryten. Where they learn Kryten is to be dismantled within 24 hours and replaced by ... See full summary »


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Kryten / Jim Reaper
Julie Higginson ...
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Lister receives a message from Jim Repear, head of Diva-Droid international, the company that created Kryten. Where they learn Kryten is to be dismantled within 24 hours and replaced by Hudzen 10, a super-strong android. Lister, Cat, Rimmer and Holly decided to throw Krytern a leaving-party, and give Kryten one last night to remember. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Comedy | Sci-Fi





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We learn of the morning that Rimmer spent on the Samaritans switchboard - when he drove all five callers to suicide, despite one being a wrong number! The Brittas Empire (1991) features one Gordon Brittas (also played by Chris Barrie) who had a similar experience, right down to the wrong number. See more »


Holly advises Kryten to sit down because he is drunk. In the next shot, Kryten is suddenly sitting down, before Holly has finished telling him to. See more »


Kryten: At 0700 hours tomorrow morning my shutdown disk will be activated and all mental and physical operations will cease.
Lister: Then what?
Kryten: I don't know, maybe I'll get a job as disk jockey.
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


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Composed by Edvard Grieg
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Series 3
7 May 2008 | by ( – See all my reviews

Red Dwarf series III was where it really hit its stride and became the phenomenal show we all love. I for one think the first two series are under-appreciated and get far too much criticism for the cheapness and limited scope of them. Despite enjoying the clever writing the first two series provided, series 3 makes a welcome change and fully rejuvenates the show by having the courage (and budget) to explore genuinely interesting science fiction concepts (hence becoming a science fiction/comedy series rather than a sitcom set in a sci-fi setting). The series also saw the introduction of Kryten, as although he was technically introduced in series two, that version of Kryten was significantly different from this character and Llewellyn's acting was very different from the actor who played Kryten in his first appearance.

Series three sees "Red Dwarf" expanding its horizons and reinventing itself, and the result is a fantastic, hilarious, entertaining, and original science fiction comedy series. Truly great television.

I really love "Timeslides", which I feel is quite underrated and is one of my favorite episodes. However, there are two better episodes in this series- "Backwards" and of course "Polymorph".

Series average based on ratings for all episodes: 9.33/10

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