The Starbug crew returns to the Simulant's battleship to salvage for food-supplies. But Rimmer, who has been diagnosed of a tense nervous disorder, escapes on-board a escape pod which has no steering. And is whisked away through a time-hole, only to find himself on a planet inhabited by clones of his own self.
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In a deleted scene it is revealed that Rimmer's brothers all suffered psychotic breakdowns. So while he was the least successful he was the most stable. This is supported in the episode as broadcast by the fact Rimmer appears to almost instantly recover from his nearly 600 years of incarceration. See more
When Rimmer is about to enter the worm hole he is informed that time will appear to stretch to 600 years. Starbug follows him shortly after but apparently doesn't suffer the same fate (no-one goes into stasis) and arrives 600 years after Rimmer. In fact they would arrive shortly after, regardless of any time stretching effects, as each craft would take the same time. See more
Actually, as far as ruthless killer Simulants go. You're bit of a babe. What are you doing tonight?
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