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Back to Earth (Part One) 

Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.



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Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.

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10 April 2009 (UK)  »

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The psi-scan used by Kryten is actually a Sonin 10075 Laser Targeting Range Finder, with the words 'BIT CRAP' superimposed on the display. See more »


Rimmer talks about being washed along by millions of gallons of water at "60 knots per hour." Knots are a measure of speed of 1 nautical mile per hour, so he should have said "60 knots." See more »


Rimmer: [Spotting that the others are in trouble] What would those clowns do without me?
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Off to a good start
10 April 2009 | by (ENGLAND-carlisle) – See all my reviews

Well 1st one is down and was it good?........well I have liked the show from the start, not a big t-shirt wearing fan lol but enough to catch each show and so when I heard about this and fact it's been so long and the film that never happened....well I did not hold much hope and felt that this was going to be cheap and unfunny and done for die hard fans who will swear no matter how bad it was that it was funny.......but this is not the case, what they have done is taken a risk and spent more money on it than I ever thought they would, it's not ILM effects but it's very good for a show of its kind, and though the effects have changed its to see the guys have not, they seem to be back into their roles as though they had only been away for a few weeks from our screens, yes more wrinkles here and there but they all hit their lines of a script hats just as good as past ones, yes it's only been one show but if this is signs of things to come then all should be good......but one odd thing is no studio laughter, I don't need a hint to tell me it's funny and where to laugh but just feels odd after all these years.

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