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"Red Dwarf" Back to Earth (Part One) (2009)

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Red Dwarf: Season 9: Episode 1 -- The nanobots have not only re-created Red Dwarf they have also populated the ship with it's old crew, which is extremely good news for Rimmer. It's bad news for Lister, as he is back to sharing a room with him. It's also bad news for Cat and Kryten - they were not part of the original ship's complement and are now under investigation. Cat is confusing doctors with his syncopated pulse. Kryten is bemusing a psychiatrist with his incorrigible honesty. This episode also sees the return of Mac McDonald as Captain Hollister, together with crew members Selby (Paul Bradley) and Chen (David Gillespie).


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Original Air Date:
10 April 2009 (Season 9, Episode 1)
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Doug Naylor 
Writing credits
Rob Grant (creator) &
Doug Naylor (creator)

Doug Naylor  written by

Produced by
Charles Armitage .... executive producer
Andrew Ellard .... associate producer
Jo Howard .... line producer
Jo Howard .... producer
Doug Naylor .... executive producer
Helen Norman .... producer
Original Music by
Howard Goodall 
Cinematography by
Andy Martin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Nick Ames (off-line editor)
Casting by
Linda Glover 
Production Design by
Mark Harris 
Art Direction by
Alex Lemonis 
Costume Design by
Howard Burden 
Makeup Department
Christine Allsopp .... makeup artist
Andrea Finch .... makeup designer
Sarah Pickering .... makeup artist
Norma Webb .... makeup artist
Barrie Gower .... prosthetic makeup sculptor: kryten (uncredited)
Production Management
Becky Page .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vikki Dale .... second assistant director
James Farmer .... third assistant director
Jo Howard .... first assistant director
Nick Rae .... first assistant director
Mike Seymour .... second unit director
Art Department
Nik Afia .... storyboard artist
Ben Bagley .... standby props
Graeme Callander .... storyboard artist
Jane Gilchrist .... standby props
Adam Harris .... standby props
Natasha Jones .... art department coordinator
Karen Krizanovich .... property buyer
Humayun Mirza .... storyboard artist
Mark Papworth .... standby props
Morgan Parker .... standby props
Antony Parnell .... standby props
Steve Register .... property master
Bill Thomas .... props
Luke Whitelock .... standby props
Sound Department
Chris Ashworth .... sound recordist
Louis Franklin .... boom operator
Paul Hickey .... boom operator
Mark Owen .... dubbing mixer
Robert Brazier .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Ed Colyer .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Glen Gathard .... sfx/foley editor (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Vipin Agrawal .... digital compositor
Mike Seymour .... visual effects supervisor
Simon Blackledge .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Kenneth Bonde .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Mark Dascoli .... digital artist (uncredited)
Ian Douglas .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Marijn Eken .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Matthew Graham .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
André Hedetoft .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jose Herrera .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jeff Heusser .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Leonid Karachko .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Matt Leonard .... animator (uncredited)
Richard Levene .... animator (uncredited)
Eric Mainzer .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Yannick Meillier .... visual effects (uncredited)
John Montgomery .... visual effects producer (uncredited)
Igor Ryabchuk .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Jimmy Shen .... visual effects (uncredited)
Johan Sundkvist .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Rachel Uwa .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Thorsten Wolf .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Barker .... rigger
Chris Bird .... electrician
Mark Funnell .... electrician
Trevor Henen .... focus puller
Jason Iqbal .... camera assistant
Sam Kite .... electrician
Alun Knott .... camera operator (as Al Knott)
Stefan Lissner .... best boy
Dean Morris .... grip
Bob O'Brian .... electrician
Neil Purcell .... camera operator
Jim Russell .... gaffer
Taylor Russell .... electrician
Richard Shaw .... camera assistant
Alexander Liam Taylor .... focus puller (as Alex Taylor)
Deane Thrussell .... digital imaging technician
Grant Wiesinger .... rigger
Animation Department
Pete Reynolds .... animator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carly Griffith .... costumes
Fraser Purfit .... costumes
Editorial Department
Nick Adams .... colorist
Nick King .... on-line editor
Music Department
Howard Goodall .... composer: theme lyrics (uncredited)
Howard Goodall .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
Jenna Russell .... theme song: sung by (uncredited)
Other crew
Bernd Clayton .... production team
Bob Cranston .... archive source
Stan Fus .... location manager
Karen Hinton .... production accountant
Susan Lawton .... script supervisor
Richard Naylor .... production team
Becky Page .... production coordinator
Lisa Perrin .... commissioning executive: Dave
Stacey Skinner .... production team
Charlie Squire .... production team
Robert Turnbull .... production team
Christopher Watson .... production team
Crew believed to be complete

Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Dave (2009) (UK) (TV)
Special EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

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29 min

Did You Know?

When Lister visits Kochanski's grave, a picture of Mel Bibby can be seen. Bibby was the show's production designer. He died in 2002.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Cat:Don't look at me, I ain't going! I'm still in trauma! Look at my suit! It may not pull through!
Lister:Find another suit - you're going!
Cat:Hey, I'm a cat! Nobody bosses Mr C around! You got that, monkey boy? Or should I explain that one more time for your small monkey brain?
Lister:How would you like it if I flushed the entire ship's supply of tuna out of an airlock?
Lister:When are we going?
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Sadder than A-Line Flares with pockets in the knees!!!, 17 April 2009
Author: MonsterUK from United Kingdom

What can anyone say, except TRULY AWFUL! It should have been obvious I suppose with the Premier screening of these 3 new episodes being on DAVE and not on the BBC as the originals all were, the BBC execs probably took one look at the episodes and said "you've gotta be kidding!" I am a longtime fan and have all the other episodes on DVD even the slightly dodgier later episodes that were done without the co-operation of Rob Grant (who was the original brains behind the whole idea and wrote the books and most of the earlier scripts).

The 2 missing factors are the lack of the background audience (present in every other episode they ever made, why they dropped this is completely beyond comprehension and ruined the overall feel of it) and most importantly the lack of a decent script! The Actors that did agree to do it can't really be blamed but the omission of some of the other actors like Norman Lovett (Holly – Ships Computer) instantly screamed to me that they took one look at the script and said NO-WAY!

Doug Naylor… You should be truly ashamed of yourself!!!

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