They say “time flies when you’re having fun” and here we are – rather shockingly – at the penultimate episode of Red Dwarf Xii. This weeks episode “M-Corp” sees Doug Naylor (again both writer & director) take such a subtle swipe at capitalism you may just miss it. I am of course typing this with my tongue firmly planted in my cheek.
It’s a day of celebrations. Firstly Lister’s birthday where we find him firmly above the forties, then for Rimmer as Lister promptly has a heart attack, though we quickly discover Lister didn’t suffer a heart attack thanks to a probe dropped into his body; it was actually a bad case of indigestion. Then the good news rolls in for all of the crew, as they are informed that a major corporation called M-Corp bought out Jmc – along with Planet Earth – back in the 26th Century.