Red Dwarf (1988– )
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Back to Earth (Part Two) 

Rimmer's replacement, Katerina, is determined to guide Lister back to his home planet. But Earth in 2009 is not everything the boys had expected, and Rimmer has no intention of being replaced.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Karen Admiraal ...
Julian Ryder ...
Bus Driver
Charlie Kenyon ...
Nina Southworth ...


Rimmer plans to move up the career ladder - using extremely dubious means. He gains access to Red Dwarf's confidential files, and then takes up the opportunity when he is invited to dinner with the Captain and the senior officers. To make the evening go with a swing, he douses himself with a "sexual magnetism virus" which will make him irresistible to the female crew. In the meantime, Kryten has to come to terms with the fact that he has been classified as a woman due to his lack of male sex organs. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

11 April 2009 (UK)  »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


Craig Charles suggested that any reference to 2009 be removed from the script to avoid the series from becoming dated. The time frame is instead referred to as "the early 21st century". See more »


When the Carbug is driving on the road, all four Dwarfers are shown sitting in the car in close ups, but only the two sitting in the front are in the car in long shots. See more »


Arnold Rimmer: [Rimmer has just pushed Katerina in front of a moving car] Well, come on - we haven't got all day!
Kryten: She didn't see that coming, did she? I did!
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

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Pretty good overall - loved bits of it

I don't normally write comments, but I felt I had to when I saw the average score given to this series and episode - no smugging way (I can't believe the swearing filter includes Red Dwarf's favourite expletive)! It's true that some of the early bits of this episode were a bit too off-the-shelf, but it had one scene, near the end, which had me rolling around with laughter (probably shows how immature I am, but I don't care).

And another thing - it REALLY annoys me how people give a show scores of 1, 2 or 3 which it clearly doesn't deserve. What it really means is that they loved the earlier series and hate anything that could crack it out of the casing of amber they've created around their old memories of it, and expose them to the light of a new day. They can't accept giving it a 5/6/7/8 and letting their opinion be subsumed into the average, because they're SPECIAL and know best. I was tempted to give it a 10 to counterbalance them, but I thought honesty was the better policy. Disengaging rant-mode. Sorry.

Actually it's pretty good considering their time away from the screen. They're not as ring-rusty as you'd expect, and there're signs of the old magic in there. If they make another series I'll certainly give it a chance, and if they can raise the bar just a tiny bit from this one, I'll be very pleased to welcome Red Dwarf back from the dead.

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