Red Dwarf (1988– )
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Give and Take 

After an altercation with a deranged droid Lister has his kidneys organ-napped. The only solution is to ask Cat, the most selfish creature in the universe, to give him one of his.



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Episode cast overview:
... Rimmer
... Lister
... Cat
... Kryten
Mark Quartley ... Snacky (Voice) (voice)
Tobias Wilson ... Snacky (Body)
... Asclepius (Voice) (voice)
... Asclepius (Body) (as Jami Reid Quarrell)
... Lift (voice)


The team encounters deranged robot Asclepius which knocks out Lister and Cat. Rimmer disables Asclepius and the crew escapes, only to find that the mad droid removed Lister's kidneys. The only suitable donor is Cat and the medi-bot charged with performing the operation turns out to be the snack dispenser. Fortunately Kryten discovers that time travel may be the answer to saving Lister's life. Written by don @ minifie-1

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6 October 2016 (UK)  »

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The speed of rotation of the two hemispherical things on the droid, especially when Rimmer and Kryten first meet it. See more »


Lister: [Starbug approaches a derelict] What kind of space station is it, Kryts? Any idea?
Kryten: I don't recognize it, sir. But I must confess I did delete some files off my hard drive this morning to create more memory.
Lister: Really? Is that safe?
Kryten: Oh, have no fear, sir. I only deleted information I considered frivolous and idiotic.
Rimmer: Without checking with me first?
Kryten: And you are?
Rimmer: Go into your trash folder, you metal moron and undelete the "Rimmer" file. You must've dumped me in there by mistake.
Kryten: That's highly unlikely...
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Give and Take
7 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

This is the first time in years where Red Dwarf feels like Red Dwarf, the series at its peak where it was more than just a cult sci fi comedy on BBC2.

The crew find a disused space station that is about to be destroyed by a meteor storm and hop abroad to take a look. What they find is a murderous medical bot. They also find a snack dispenser bot called Snacky that looks like it has turned up from the movie, Forbidden Planet.

Lister has his kidneys taken from the medical droid, Kryten and Rimmer rescue them but with Kryten installing a chip that temporary keeps Lister alive until Cat can be persuaded to donate one of his kidneys.

This is an episode where the laughs come regularly. Kryten deletes his memory banks and forgets who Rimmer is and starts to call him names. Cat gets the spotlight as we see his selfish side. Snacky initially gets mistaken for a medical bot and everyone things he can fix Lister.

As befits a sci fi comedy there is actual timey wimey used so Lister can deal with his lack of kidneys. An episode that makes you go back in time like 20 years or so itself.

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