Red Dwarf: Season 9, Episode 1

Back to Earth (Part One) (10 Apr. 2009)

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Life has not been the same since the nanabots re-created Red Dwarf, and now Lister and Rimmer are forced to take on the guards in a basketball game. The only way they believe they have a ... See full summary »



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Life has not been the same since the nanabots re-created Red Dwarf, and now Lister and Rimmer are forced to take on the guards in a basketball game. The only way they believe they have a chance of winning is by sabotaging the opposition's half-time juice with 'Boing', the virility enhancement drug. Needless to say, the match is a fiasco and their punishment is two weeks of spud duty. With Bob the Skutter's help, Lister gets hold of a virus which eats potato skins. It also eats clothing and hai. Written by Anonymous

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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 »


Lister is ironing and has put the tomato he was eating to his right on the ironing board. From one shot to the other he suddenly has the tomato in his hand again. See more »


Rimmer: [Indicating Katerina] I hate her!
Lister: I like her. I like her a lot!
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let it die
13 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Wow... I used to love Red Dwarf, I mean the old Red Dwarf 1-6, watched it over and over still quote some of the more classic lines today in fact not that long ago sat in a pub with a friend and listed the name of every episode 1-6 - took a while but had to be done

7 was OK - it had a worryingly puerile vein of writing forming and some overcomplicated plot lines that seemed to be compensating for lack of substance. 8 came along and was quite frankly ridiculous but had a couple of moments.

And now this.. this... one of the most asinine and pathetic attempts to drag on a series I have ever seen, it's worse than the old BBC Christmas specials, it's worse than allo allo, worse than season 1 of black adder it is truly awful.

The real vitriol here is how far a great series has fallen how everything that made it work and funny and special has been thrown out and replaced with, to be honest, poo.

Doug let red dwarf rest.. it died a long time ago and propping up the rotten necrotic corpse is embarrassing!


Personally the only logical reason this was made was for the $$ I guess the red dwarf pension pot hasn't done too well of late?!

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