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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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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In the pilot, Rimmer dies in the radiation leak aboard Red Dwarf. In Carrotts Lib (1982) Chris Barrie (Rimmer) appeared in a sketch was a sitcom parody of a real Nuclear Family whom are visited by a man from the government to check on their radiation levels. 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 »

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[repeated line]
Arnold Rimmer: Lickety-split.
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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

There is an alternate ending for episode 6.6: "Out Of Time". The original version shows the crew sitting around the main table celebrating their victory over destroying their future selves. They toast to it with celebratory margaritas. They instantly spit it all out and Lister says, with disgust "These aren't margaritas, that's Urine Recycle!" This ending was later changed to the present one as the writers felt they couldn't go anywhere without a cliffhanger. See more »

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Referenced in Fallout 2: A Post-Nuclear Role-Playing Game (1998) See more »

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Stupid, pathetic, laughably fake.... Smegging fantastic!
27 June 2003 | by BunnyPhobicSee all my reviews

I have watched this show as long as I can remember, and I've always loved it! This is "Men Behaving Badly" in the extreame! The completely OTT character traits and the extreamly exagerated situation make for the funniest 30 minutes of TV you could watch! All the characters are both lovable and cringe worthy in their own ways.

Lister (Craig Charles), with his lazy, slobby ways and Rimmer (Chris Barrie), in his uptight neurotic way are the two people you would least like around in a crisis! Rimmer would be too concerned about panicking professionaly and Lister would save his beer and curry before anyone else! Watching them throw insults at each other constantly makes for the funniest scenes! Not that the others aren't brilliant as well! Cat (Danny John Jules) And Kryten are brilliant too. They all bring something to the show.

The person (or machine) that steals the show everytime is Holly, played by both Hattie Hayridge and Norman Lovett. They are both briliant! Holly's frankness and detached obseravtions are brilliantly written and make me laugh everytime.

A True cult classic if ever there was one. Will be remembered long after the likes of Friends and Will & Grace have been tossed into the pit of TV oblivion. It just goes to show that you don't need great special effects and top rate Hollywood actors to make great TV. The cheapness of it is part of it's charm!


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UK

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Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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(70 episodes) | (3 episodes)

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

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