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Red Dwarf 

TV-14 | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1988– )
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The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

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Rob Grant, Doug Naylor
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Craig Charles ...  Lister / ... 73 episodes, 1988-2017
Danny John-Jules ...  Cat / ... 73 episodes, 1988-2017
Chris Barrie ...  Rimmer / ... 69 episodes, 1988-2017
Robert Llewellyn ...  Kryten / ... 61 episodes, 1989-2017
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Storyline

An unambitious slob from Liverpool has been awakened from a high-tech stasis chamber 3 million years in the future to find he may be one of the last humans alive. Hopelessly lost in space, this crew of mostly sad-act bachelors kill time and share adventure aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. Written by Rackstraw

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The Brand New Smegging Series (series X)

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

UK

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English | Esperanto

Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cervený trpaslík See more »

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Runtime:

(52 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Trivia

When Chris Barrie first read the script, the relationship between Rimmer and Lister had reminded him of how he and his brother or best mate used to interact with each other, thus allowing Chris to draw from that and portray it convincingly on-screen. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lister: Smeg!
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In the intro sequence of Series 1 and 2, a man in a spacesuit (Lister) is seen painting the exterior of Red Dwarf and the camera pulls back to reveal the Red Dwarf spaceship and we see Red Dwarf flying towards the black void of space and Series 3 - onwards, a montage of the episodes from each season is seen during the intro sequence. See more »

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Referenced in Being Human: Another Fine Mess (2009) See more »

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Written by Howard Goodall
Performed by Jenna Russell
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"A sci-fi comedy? nah...that'll never work."
7 September 2007 | by kixbootySee all my reviews

"A sci-fi comedy? nah...that'll never work." That's what many people originally thought about the comedy classic Red Dwarf when the idea was first brought up in the mid 80's. But little did they know it would be so unexpectedly successful that it would actually have a cult following from all over the world.

The brain child of Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, Red Dwarf is unlike any other comedy. It has a unique British humour, and its sprinkled with dry wit and hilarious one-liners, but any fans of this show will know that there's something more to Red Dwarf than any other comedy ever made.

The characters are the most mis-matched bunch of low lifes in the cosmos, but put them together and they work perfectly! Rimmer: the most misunderstood man in the universe? perhaps, but its more likely he's just a great big jerk. He has no redeeming qualities what so ever, and yet it's impossible not to love him.

Lister: 50% Space scum. 50% Barely human slob. 100% Absolutely hilarious. The last man alive and he can't even microwave his own socks? Cat: whose 3 main traits are vanity, stupidity and, well, vanity, cat cares only for himself and finds his crew mates disgusting.

Kryten: where would the crew be without the humanoid Kryten? I absolutely love this show and have seen all 8 seasons several times, and I plan to watch them many times more. Watching Red Dwarf not only makes the viewer laugh, but the characters are so likable that watching it gives a deeper form of entertainment because the characters almost become like friends. The characters and actors do make this show, who could imagine anyone as Rimmer other than Chris Barrie? Or a better Lister than Craig Charles? The writing is truly very clever and incredibly unique, with subtle jokes as well as obvious rip offs and hundreds of hilarious one-liners.

This is one amazing, fantastically unique show that will never be equalled.


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