Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is a hilarious British comedy set in space on the mining ship "Red Dwarf", then after a few seasons moving onto it's shuttle craft, the "Starbug". The show mostly revolves around the character of Dave Lister (Craig Charles) who is the last human in the galaxy after the rest of the crew were killed while Lister was in suspended animation. Three million years later he is revived by the senile ship's computer Holly and accompanied by the hologram of his dead bunkmate Arnold Rimmer, Cat (who evolved from Listers old cat into a human form) and (from Series 3) the robot Kryten, as they try to get back to Earth.

Episode Info

Prev: 10x06 -- The Beginning (Nov/08/2012)

Hiding in an Asteroid, surrounded by a Simulant Death Ship and a fleet of Annihilators, the Dwarfers begin to wonder whether this is the beginning of the end. Only one man can save them. Unfortunately, that man is Arnold J Rimmer.

Available Episodes

The Beginning
Nov 08, 2012
Season 10 episode 6

Dear Dave
Nov 01, 2012
Season 10 episode 5

Oct 25, 2012
Season 10 episode 4

Oct 18, 2012
Season 10 episode 3

Fathers and Suns
Oct 11, 2012
Season 10 episode 2

Oct 04, 2012
Season 10 episode 1

Back to Earth (3)
Apr 12, 2009
Season 9 episode 3

Chris BarrieChris Barrie
As Rimmer
Craig CharlesCraig Charles
As Lister
Norman LovettNorman Lovett
As Holly (S01-S02, 8-)
Hattie HayridgeHattie Hayridge
As Holly (S03-S03)
Robert LlewellynRobert Llewellyn
As Kryten (S03-)
Chloë AnnettChloë Annett
As Kochanski (S07-)
Clare GroganClare Grogan
As Kochanski


Reviews: 1
Boys from The DwarfRating: 1 likes, 2 dislikes

What can be said about Red Dwarf, well it's a 'lads' program, it has drinking, curries, blow up dolls, a love of Napoleon, a love of telegraph poles, toy soldiers, organ music, electric guitar playing (badly), and cameraderie. Oh and yes, it's set in very outer space millions and millions of years from now. Read more

Review posted on Tuesday, March 24th 2009 at 12:34 am

1 review available
6x5: Rimmerworld recap: The gang come across the simulant ship they nearly destroyed in Gunmen of the Apocalypse and decide to board the ship and loot it for supplies despite the fact that a loud noise would cause it to disintegrate. They find a time and matter transporter on board and take it with them. One of the simulants is still alive and attacks them. Rimmer, always the brave, jumps in an escape pod but when it releases the ship begins to fall apart. The rest of the crew use the transporter to get back to Starbug and track the pod which is heading down to a planet. Unfortunately, the pod goes through a worm hole on its way causing Rimmer to be on a completely different time stream than Starbug. When he reaches the planet, Rimmer uses technology from the pod to create a woman in his image, but no matter how many times he tries all he can do is clone himself. When Starbug reaches the planet on the normal time stream, 600 years have passed on the planet and the Rimmer clones have taken over, banishing the original Rimmer to a dungeon. The others are captured and also thrown in the dungeon because they are 'different'. They find their Rimmer and use the teleporter to escape but end up on Starbug 2 weeks in the future where they learn that something terrible has happened to Lister.....
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6x4: Emohawk - Polymorph II recap: A Space Corps Law Enforcement Vessel chases Starbug and the crew make a crash landing on a GELF planet. They go in search of a vital ship part and come across a village who have the part but the price is for Lister to marry the chief's daughter. Lister reluctantly does so but on his wedding night, does a runner back to Starbug. The chief takes this as an insult and releases his pet Emohawk, a smaller polymorph (see Polymorph) on them. The Emohawk hides on Starbug and attacks Rimmer and Cat, taking Rimmer's bitterness and the Cat's cool; turning them into Ace Rimmer (see Dimension Jump) and Dwayne Dibbley (see Back to Reality).
Ace, with his new personality, decides to save the day and locks Kryten and Lister in the hold so they will be safe while he and Dwayne go after the Emohawk. They eventually track it down and freeze it, forcing it to release their emotions and turning them back to normal.
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6x3: Gunmen of the Apocalypse recap: The gang is attacked by a simulant ship who upgrade Starbug with laser cannons and defensive shields and then force them to play a game of 'cat and mouse'. The crew decide not to flee but to stay and fight ,which surprises the simulants. Before their ship is crippled by Starbugs new offensive weapons, the simulants upload a killer virus into Starbug's navicomp. Kryten then transfers the virus to his CPU in an attempt to eradicate it. The gang watch on a virtual reality screen as Kryten's search for an antidote is manifested as a western setting where Kryten is a sheriff who has to fight the four horsemen of the Apocalypse - Death, War, Pestilence and Famine.
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6x1: Psirens recap: Red Dwarf is stolen from the crew and they are forced to survive on Starbug. They go into deep sleep and are revived 200 years later when there is a chance to recapture the ship.
In order to gain more ground on Red Dwarf they try to go through an asteroid belt but find that it is inhabited by alien beings called Psirens who use mind control to lure their victims and then suck out their brains... read more.

5x5: Demons & Angels recap: Lister and Kryten have invented a triplicator: a device which can make triples of objects. They demonstrate it on the last strawberry in the universe and recieve two exact copies. Lister samples one and reels from the taste, saying that it is brilliant, so succulent and divine. He tries the other and scrunches his face in disgust as we see that there are maggots crawling around in it.
Kryten notes that the triplicator has put all the best qualities in one copy and the worst in the other. Lister attempts to reverse the process but causes an overload and Red Dwarf blows up. After the blast, they realise that they accidentally triplicated Red Dwarf and there are two copies left behind.
The crew board the "High" ship to find their counterparts are monks and are all into the better side of things: spiritual happiness etc. Kryten finds half of the triplicator he needs to merge the ships to get the original back.
They board the "Low" ship and it is horrible, the crew are monsters and have let the ship go into decay. The "High" crew are killed by various things (mostly by their own stupidity when they walk toward someone firing at them) and eventually they find the other half of the triplicator.
The "Lows" capture Lister and implant him with a controlling device and program him to kill the others. Lister tries to kill the rest of the gang but Kryten sucessfully removes the implant, only to stick it into Cat who gets revenge on Lister for trying to kill him.
Kryten throws the implant away and they leave the "Low" ship and regenerate the original Red Dwarf. Before they return, Lister accidentally sits on the implant but the crew cannot figure out who is controlling him until Cat shoots at a cupboard which emits a faint giggle and Lister's "Low" counterpart tumbles out.
The Cat then decides to have a little fun with Lister and the implant..... read more.
Recurring Guests

Mac McDonald as Captain Hollister (10 eps)
Graham McTavish as Warden Ackerman (8 eps)
Tony Hawks (1) as Host (6 eps)
Chris Barrie as Billy Doyle (4 eps)
Clare Grogan as Kochanski (4 eps)
Rupert Bates as Bodyguard (3 eps)
Craig Charles as Sebastian Doyle (3 eps)
Robert Llewellyn as Jake Bullet (3 eps)
Danny John-Jules as Duane Dibbley (3 eps)
Jake Wood as Kill Crazy (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Sci-Fi | Comedy
Status: Returning Series
Network: Dave ( United Kingdom)
Airs: Thursdays at 09:00 pm
Runtime: 30 Minutes
Premiere: February 15, 1988
• Красный карлик (Used In Russia)
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