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A dangerous virus begins to eat through Red Dwarf, forcing the crew to abandon ship, leaving the convicted inhabitants of The Tank to die. The Dwarf crew, with only one chance to save their own necks and secure the ship for themselves, send Rimmer into an alternate universe to collect the antidote formula, but Rimmer finds that in the alternate reality, he is in charge of the ship...
There were several endings prepared for the conclusion of Series VIII of Red Dwarf. The original plan was for the Red Dwarf crew to return to Earth at hyper-speed and crash into various landmarks en route to landing, but this was deemed too expensive to film.
Another ending, which was filmed but cut at the last minute, saw