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Red Dwarf 

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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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Complete series cast summary:
Craig Charles ...  Lister / ... 74 episodes, 1988-2020
Danny John-Jules ...  Cat / ... 74 episodes, 1988-2020
Chris Barrie ...  Rimmer / ... 70 episodes, 1988-2020
Robert Llewellyn ...  Kryten / ... 62 episodes, 1989-2020
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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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Trivia

The main riff of the theme music was inspired by David Bowie's song "Loving the Alien" (from his 1984 album "Tonight"). Composer Howard Goodall is known to be a Bowie fan and was involved in the "David Bowie Is" exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. See more »

Goofs

Cat is supposedly descended from Lister's cat 3 million years earlier. There wouldn't be enough genetic diversity in such a scenario, and the increasing levels of inbreeding would have wiped the cats out long before evolving into humanoid form. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Lister: Smeg!
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits in the remastered version of Red Dwarf: Backwards (1989) are in reverse. See more »

Alternate Versions

"Red Dwarf" made its Canadian TV debut on the youth-oriented network YTV. Extensive cuts were made to most episodes shown to remove offensive language or innuendo, and one episode, "Polymorph," was banned outright. In one episode, a joke in which Lister burps the melody of a song was cut out, rendering the joke meaningless. See more »

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Featured in Atop the Fourth Wall: Marville #3 (2012) See more »

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I am hopelessly addicted to this show.
19 July 1999 | by JinDigitalSee all my reviews

Let's get one thing straight here: I don't watch much TV. A lot of the shows nowadays really get on my nerves. But RED DWARF is different. DWARF is shown on Saturday nights on my local PBS station, and the week just isn't the same if I can't see my favorite bunch of marooned space bums. The story is a bit of a long one: Dave Lister, a technician aboard the mining ship RED DWARF, is punished for having an unquarantined cat on the ship. His punishment involves going into stasis for 18 months, forfeiting all pay (which he wants to save up so he can move to Fiji with his cat and the love of his life, Kristine Kochanski). But while he is in stasis, his supremely anal-retentive superior officer and bunkmate Arnold Rimmer fails to fix a restraining plate properly on a warp drive, and the whole ship undergoes an internal nuclear explosion. When awakened by Holly, the ship's slightly loopy computer, Lister finds out he has been in stasis for over 3 million years. Rimmer, resurrected by Holly as a hologram, is back to keep Lister sane yet seems more probable to do the opposite. Lister's cat, who was pregnant, was safely sealed away in the cargo hold of the ship. There the cats have bred for 3 million years, and the last survivor of their race pops out of an air vent, a Felis Sapiens, or commonly known as just Cat. Together, they try to find a way back home to Earth...even if it takes 3 million years!

I would recommend this to anyone who likes a good laugh. :o)


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UK

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English | Esperanto

Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(70 episodes) | (3 episodes)

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Stereo (52 episodes)| Dolby Digital (22 episodes)

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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