Red Dwarf (1988– )
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The Dwarfers find themselves in an alternative version of America where modern technology is prohibited, making Rimmer and Kryten illegal. The Dwarfers infiltrate the tech savvy underground and try to bring down the authoritarian regime.

Director:

Doug Naylor

Writers:

Rob Grant (creator), Doug Naylor (creator) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Robert Llewellyn ... Kryten
Kevin Eldon ... 4 of 27
Lucie Pohl ... Harmony
David Sterne ... Einstein Bob
Sam Douglas Sam Douglas ... Bouncer
Rebecca Blackstone Rebecca Blackstone ... Big Bang Beryl
Suanne Braun ... Cpt. Dorothy McCutcheon
David Menkin ... Lt. Clarence O'Neal
Alexis Dubus ... 3 of 63
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kyle James ... Nearly Dead Guy
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Storyline

Forced to relinquish the Casket of Cronus, which allows time travel into the past to alter the future, to the Exponoids the crew pursue them to 1950s America, where technology is banned, thus allowing the Exponoids world domination without any challenge. A dying dissident directs them to Harmony De Gaultier, whose speak-easy is frequented by underground scientists, including Einstein Dave, who helps them redress the balance and regain their ship. Written by don @ minifie-1

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official Site | UKTV Player

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 2016 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Rimmer: [the crew are attempting to get into a secret hangout] I'll handle this. Americans love an English accent, so that rules out Lister. They're particularly impressed by people who say "whom" a lot.
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Twentica
22 September 2016 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Since UK TV got the right to make new Red Dwarf, the opener for series 11 is the one that is more reminiscent to the later series shown on the BBC almost 20 decades ago.

The budget is bigger than the previous two series and it shows on screen and the writing was sharper and funnier parodying Star Trek with a cyborg named similar to that of 7 of 9 from ST: Voyager. The crew of Red Dwarf going to what looks like Prohibition era 1920s America only to find out that it is the 1950s where science has been made illegal. Singing, dancing and drinking is fine though. The cyborgs known as Simulants are holding back technology for the benefit of mankind.

The episode is tightly directed, every crew member gets a little bit of the spotlight and there are several laughs to be had. It is a long time since I laughed at a new episode of Red Dwarf.


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