200 years after investigating the Esperato, the Red Dwarf crew awakes from suspended animation, as they set out to find Red Dwarf, which has vanished without a trace, on-board Starbug. Where they stumble upon a asteroid field containing lost spaceships. Where they find the asteroid field is inhabited by "Psirens" genetic engineered alien creatures that telepathically lure the ship's crew on the asteroids and suck out their brains.
Did You Know?
's cameo in this episode as Captain Tau came as a result of her partner (later husband) Brian May
being approached to provide Lister's hands for his guitar solo. Although May wasn't available, Dobson agreed to play Tau when the possibility was mentioned to her. Rob Grant
and Doug Naylor
later stated that had they known that Dobson was willing and available they would have written a more substantial part for her. See more
When Kryten is rebooting Rimmer's hologrammatic form, the computer display gives Rimmer's species as 'Homo sapien'. It should be 'Homo sapiens'. See more
More trouble, and it's heading straight for us.
What is it?
Uh, what do you call one of those giant meteorites that are all covered in flames?
A giant flaming meteroite?