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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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2020   2017   2016   2012   2009   1999   … See all »
5 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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The Brand New Smegging Series (series X)


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Trivia

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 »

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]
Arnold Rimmer: Lickety-split.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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 »

Connections

Featured in WatchMojo: Top 10 Sci-Fi Comedy TV Shows (2014) See more »

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Possibly the Best TV Comedy ever...............ruined!!!!!!!!!!!
30 July 2006 | by richy1611See all my reviews

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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UK

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Release Date:

29 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

(70 episodes) | (3 episodes)

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

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