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Back to Earth (Part Three) 

When Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer was interrupted by the discovery of a dimension-hopping leviathan in the ship's mile-deep water tank, transporting the crew back to Earth, all Lister's dreams appear to be coming true.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Simon Gregson
Michelle Keegan
Richard O'Callaghan ...


Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of a dimension-hopping leviathan in the ship's mile-deep water tank. New hologram Katerina arrives and immediately starts undermining Rimmer - right in front of his stupid, fat, ferrety face. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Sci-Fi



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12 April 2009 (UK)  »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Rimmer: We've got to speak to our creator!
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Part three rescued it completely
14 April 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't seen it, so let's just say part three concludes this mini-series brilliantly.

I watched part 1 and sat there going "Eh... not that funny, sorry guys." Then I watched part 2 and was like "OK... OK... So, uh, you're going with movie references, Family Guy style?" There were some excellent quotes in both episodes, though. Then part 3 completely redeemed it.

Acting's good, plot's interesting and it feels much more mature. I'd definitely say it's better than a lot of what Series 8 had to offer.

As for breaking the whole affair into three episodes, it probably wasn't the best idea, but it's being released on DVD so we'll all be able to watch it as intended.

Oh, one last thing: SO glad they ditched the laugh track! There just aren't enough jokes in the show for that to be a good idea; lots of serious moments.

-Lexi C

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