Red Dwarf (1988– )
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Parallel Universe 

Holly creates a new star drive called "Holly Hop Drive" that will warp Red Dwarf from one part of space to another within a matter of seconds. It all goes wrong when Red Dwarf enters an ... 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
Norman Lovett ... Holly
Suzanne Bertish ... Arlene Rimmer
Angela Bruce ... Deb Lister
Matthew Devitt Matthew Devitt ... The Dog
Hattie Hayridge ... Hilly
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Storyline

Holly creates a new star drive called "Holly Hop Drive" that will warp Red Dwarf from one part of space to another within a matter of seconds. It all goes wrong when Red Dwarf enters an alternate dimension; The crew encounter female versions of themselves and Cat encounters another version of himself, a dog with a southern accent. Written by Daniel Williamson

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The events which occur immediately after this episode are detailed in the "lost episode" Dad, and explained in a brief opening scrawl in the first episode of the next series. See more »

Goofs

The dream recorder wobbles. See more »

Quotes

Lister: I don't know why I'm going through with this. It's just not possible.
Rimmer: Why isn't it possible, Listy? Male baboons have been giving birth. They were doing it as far back as the 20th century. Caesarian, naturally.
[imitates a baby been born through caesarian]
Rimmer: Still, Listy. You'll be in good hands. The Skutters will look after you.
Lister: Skutters? I wouldn't let them open a can of beans.
The Cat: You're thinking negative. Think of all the glorious and wonderful possibilities about having children.
Lister: Like?
The Cat: Like when they ...
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Connections

References Red Dwarf: Future Echoes (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Tongue Tied
(uncredited)
Written by Howard Goodall
Performed by Danny John-Jules (as Cat)
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Strong finish to the second series
20 November 2020 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Holly invents a device that can move Red Dwarf to any point in space instantly.

This is a highly enjoyable episode with an good sci-fi concept and some of the best comedy banter of series 2. It also ends with a reference to a previous episode that gives a nice touch of continuity.

The idea of the parallel universe with opposites of everything and everyone was a great idea and provides the basis for some hilariously funny moments, particularly the interaction between Rimmer, Lister and their female counterparts.

The episode overall is littered with some of the best banter of the series. Most of the jokes come at both Rimmer and Lister's expense and all cast members, both regular and guest, give excellent performances.

The dream sequence at the start is mildly amusing and allows Danny-John Jules to showcase his dancing skills, but how it ever became so popular I'll never know.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1988 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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