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Back to Earth (Part Three) 

When Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer was interrupted by the discovery of a dimension-hopping leviathan in the ship's mile-deep water tank, transporting the crew back to Earth, all Lister's dreams appear to be coming true.


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Episode complete credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Robert Llewellyn ... Kryten
Simon Gregson ... Simon Gregson
Michelle Keegan ... Michelle Keegan
Richard O'Callaghan ... Creator
Chloë Annett ... Kochanski


Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of a dimension-hopping leviathan in the ship's mile-deep water tank. New hologram Katerina arrives and immediately starts undermining Rimmer - right in front of his stupid, fat, ferrety face. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Sci-Fi


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12 April 2009 (UK) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Two episodes were originally planned for the ninth series. But it was extended to three episodes during filming. See more »


Simon Gregson: [Entering the Rovers and spotting Craig sitting at a table] Oi! You'll never guess who I've just seen! All your mates from Red Dwarf! They'e outside
Craig Charles: Serious?
Simon Gregson: Yeah! They've just landed in a little spaceship! it's green, um
[Clicks his fingers while trying to remember the name]
Simon Gregson: What's it called?
Craig Charles: Listen, mate, don't mess about! I've got loads of lines to learn! I've got a massive scene this afternoon!
Simon Gregson: I'm serious, and I know what I saw!
Simon Gregson: Even you were there!
Craig Charles: I was there? How many have you had?
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a glimmer of light that things might kick off again but not perfect
12 April 2009 | by robertcorsonSee all my reviews

I found the new red dwarf film/short series Funny yet however disappointing as it swerved off from its low budget BBC roots onto Dave. Sure the new computer animated graphics were impressive in all 3 episodes yet i found characters especially in the first episode isolated from each other as the sets seemed too large and glossy. The plot wasn't perfect but it was better than the ones in the last few episodes created. I gave the show a score of 8 in truth because i had been dying to see a new R.D episode, and fingers crossed if the viewings were high the cast might be persuaded to create another great "long" series.If the production crew read this i would advise them to get back onto the BBC CAUSE THE ADVERTS ON DAVE WERE EVERY 8 MINUTES :(.Plus with a lower budget i believe on BBC the producers can become more creative with the scenes and avoid pointless unfunny characters like that CGI robot in the first episode.

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