The Red Dwarf investigates an ocean ship, The Esperanto, where they find the ship's crew have all committed suicide, and are attacked by a sea monster called The Despair Squid. Later they wake up to ...
After investigating an abandoned research complex on an ice planet. Lister, Cat and Kryten return to Red Dwarf only to find Rimmer has been infected with an electronic virus and he has taken over Red...
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
Although the 3-part 2009 special Back to Earth was all one story. It was the official 9th series. The 10th series did not air until 3 years later. See more »
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 »
During the closing credits of Red Dwarf: Waiting for God (1988), Rimmer interrupts the closing credits by saying "It's a garbage pod." and "It's a smegging garbage pod!!!" See more »
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 »
Possibly the Best TV Comedy ever...............ruined!!!!!!!!!!!
I would have rated Red Dwarf 10/10, but unfortunately, when rating the show in its entirety, you must consider the final two seasons/series.
Series 1 - 6 will always be what I remember about the show. It was funny and original. You could relate to all characters (all the actors deserve the highest praise), and although there were plenty of plot holes, and continuity problems, there was a classic blend of good story lines, mixed with classic British-style humour.............it was unlike anything else before or since. Pure quality. Every episode was a classic, and I can watch them all again and again and laugh until I get a stitch.
Then after series 6 (one of the best series') Rob Grant left the show, the production budget increased, and series 7 was given that stupid 'film look'. Also Rimmer was replaced halfway through the series with Kochanski (Listers long lost love). Basically it seemed like someone had pressed the show's self destruct button, and its never been the same since. All the humour seemed forced, and the story lines got so deep, you actually forgot you were supposed to be watching a Sci-Fi comedy.
.......Then things got worse. Series 8 came out. The less said the better. I know there are hard core fans out there who say that series 8 isn't that bad. But try watching episodes from series 3, then watch series 8 and you'll realise how much the show went into freefall.
Its such a shame because in the early days of Dwarf, there simply wasn't anything better on TV.
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