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 a ... See full summary »

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Episode complete credited cast:
... Rimmer
... Lister
... Cat
... Holly
... Arlene Rimmer
... Deb Lister
Matthew Devitt ... The Dog
... Hilly
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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 a 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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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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11 October 1988 (UK)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Cat breaks the fourth wall when he first discovers The Dog, delivering several of his lines directly to the camera. See more »

Goofs

How does Lister get pregnant? In the parallel universe when Lister was saying it was impossible to get pregnant, the female Rimmer says in her universe the physical law applies and Lister would therefore have the equipment to get pregnant. But at the end Lister goes back to their regular universe and therefore should no longer have the equipment to get pregnant; their universe's physical law would apply. See more »

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

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Tongue Tied
(uncredited)
Written by Howard Goodall
Performed by Danny John-Jules (as Cat)
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Series 2

Series 2 of "Red Dwarf" sees the show still in its infancy, continuing to rely on minimal locations and the interaction between Lister and Rimmer, though Cat and Holly both get more screen time this series. This series had two classic, memorable episodes: "Kryten", featuring everybody's favorite Androids fan in his first appearance (a primitive-looking appearance as well) and "Queeg", which is just a splendid Holly episode. "Parallel Universe" marks the end of 'early Red Dwarf', leading into the different but improved series 3-6 era of Red Dwarf. This 6 episode series is really excellent in its own right and is great and doing its own thing.

Series average based on all episodes: 8.3/10


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