Red Dwarf (1988– )
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Meltdown 

The Red Dwarf crew travels to "Waxworld" an android theme park, when Kryten discovers a matter transmission device. Lister and Cat are taken prisoner by Adolf Hitler, whilst Rimmer and ... See full summary »

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Ed Bye
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Hattie Hayridge ... Holly
Robert Llewellyn ... Kryten
Clayton Mark Clayton Mark ... Elvis
Kenneth Hadley ... Hitler
Martin Friend ... Einstein
Stephen Tiller Stephen Tiller ... Pythagoras
Jack Klaff ... Abraham Lincoln
Tony Hawks ... Caligula
Michael Burrell Michael Burrell ... Pope Gregory
Forbes Masson Forbes Masson ... Stan Laurel
Roger Blake Roger Blake ... Noel Coward
Pauline Bailey Pauline Bailey ... Marilyn Monroe
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The Red Dwarf crew travels to "Waxworld" an android theme park, when Kryten discovers a matter transmission device. Lister and Cat are taken prisoner by Adolf Hitler, whilst Rimmer and Kryten lead a resistance group led by Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley against them. Written by Daniel Williamson

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 March 1991 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

For the scene transitional cuts the usual Red Dwarf model shots were replaced by a technique of stretching the shot, cutting then releasing it back. These scenes were produced in post-production and were accompanied by a military style drum riff. See more »

Goofs

In close up shots of the brick walls of Lister and Cat's jail cell, it's obvious that they are completely flat and brickwork is either wallpaper or has been painted on. See more »

Quotes

Rimmer: [Rimmer tells Lister of his great "victory" leading the good droids against the fascist droids] There are always casualties in war. If there weren't it wouldn't be war; just be a rather nasty argument with lots of pushing and shoving.
Lister: How many survived?
Rimmer: Well, we haven't had time to make a full official estimate. But at a rough guess, and obviously this is subject to alteration pending information updates, round about: none of them.
Lister: So you wiped out the entire population of this planet?
Rimmer: You make ...
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, the Red Dwarf theme is sung in an Elvis Presley-esque way by Clayton Marks who portrayed Elvis in the episode. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Universe Challenge (1998) See more »

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Season 4
28 May 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

Season 4 is another great season of Red Dwarf although it feels more settled and less fresh than season 3. All the episodes are excellent but "Dimension Jump" stands out as a series classic and one of the best-written episode. "Meltdown" is probably one of the most fun episodes of the entire show with a unique concept and fun execution (the Elvis impersonator being quite impressive especially). Ed Bye, the director of this series, brings the various locations to life quite well.

Just a whole load of fun isn't it?

Series average based on ratings of all episodes: 8.83/10


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