Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf
Red Dwarf is a British science fiction situation comedy set on the eponymous mining spaceship Red Dwarf . An on-board radiation leak of cadmium II kills everyone except for low-ranking technician Dave Lister, who is in suspended animation at the time, and his pregnant cat, Frankenstein, who is safely sealed in the cargo hold. Following the accident, the ship's computer Holly keeps Lister in stasis until the background radiation dies down — a process that takes three million years. Lister therefore emerges as the last human being in the universe, but not the only life form on-board the ship. His former bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Rimmer is resurrected by Holly as a hologram to keep Lister sane. At the same time, a creature known only as Cat is the last member on board of Felis sapiens, a race of humanoid felines that evolved in the ship's hold from Lister's cat, Frankenstein, and her kittens during the 3 million years that Lister was in stasis. The main dramatic thrust of the early series is Lister's desire to return home to Earth. As their journey begins, the not-so-intrepid crew encounters such phenomena as time distortions, faster than light travel, mutant diseases and strange lifeforms that developed in the intervening millions of years.

Genre: Comedy, Science-Fiction

  • Watch Red Dwarf Season 10

    • Episode 6

      6. The Beginning

      aired: Thu, Nov 8, 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.

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    • Episode 3

      Episode 3

      aired: Sat, Apr 25, 2009

      Knowing they are destined to die, the Dwarfers head to a mysterious address in London to plead for more life. Lister faces a difficult decision when he must choose between real life and fantasy in an emotional climax.

    • Episode 2

      Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Apr 18, 2009

      Rimmer's replacement, Katerina, is determined to guide Lister back to his home planet. But Earth in 2009 is not everything the boys had expected, and Rimmer has no intention of being replaced.

    • Episode 1

      Episode 1

      aired: Sat, Apr 11, 2009

      Lister's 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.

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    • Episode 8

      Only the Good

      aired: Sun, Apr 4, 1999

      The Dwarfers are now on probation and are trying their hardest to behave, but things are not going their way. Kryten decides to get his revenge on Lister and hides Baxter's stash of illegal hooch in Lister and Rimmer's cell, just before a cell inspection.

    • Episode 7

      Pete, Part 2

      aired: Wed, Mar 31, 1999

      The Dwarfers find themselves in a life-threatening situation when they devolve Pete the Sparrow into a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and he goes on the rampage. Rimmer and Lister are sent on the mission to put things right, but things don't go quite as planned.

    • Episode 6

      Pete, Part 1

      aired: Wed, Mar 24, 1999

      Lister and Rimmer are forced to take on the guards in a basketball game. The only way they believe they have a chance of winning is by sabotaging the opposition's juice with 'Boing', the virility enhancement drug. Needless to say, the match is a fiasco.

    • Episode 5

      Krytie TV

      aired: Wed, Mar 17, 1999

      To Rimmer's horror, Lister's guitar is found among Starbug's debris and delivered to their cell. Meantime, Kryten, who has been reprogrammed, starts his own pay TV station for the prisoners. Ratings soar with the broadcast of Women's Shower Night.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Wed, Mar 10, 1999

      On Holly's advice, Lister joins the "Canaries". He thinks it is the prison choir, actually it is a battle-hardened convict army, trained to go on suicide missions. And he's also enrolled Rimmer.

    • Episode 3

      Back in the Red, Part 3

      aired: Wed, Mar 3, 1999

      The Dwarfers face two years in the brig for crimes against the Space Corps. Realizing that their defense has more holes in it that Lister's underpants, they escape to prove their innocence, unaware their every move is being monitored by the authorities.

    • Episode 2

      Back in the Red, Part 2

      aired: Wed, Feb 24, 1999

      Rimmer plans to move up the career ladder - using extremely dubious means. In the meantime, Kryten has to come to terms with the fact that he has been classified as a woman due to his lack of male sex organs.

    • Episode 1

      Back in the Red, Part 1

      aired: Wed, Feb 17, 1999

      The nanobots have not only re-created Red Dwarf they have also populated the ship with its old crew, which is extremely good news for Rimmer. It's bad news for Lister, as he is back to sharing a room with him. It's also bad news for Cat and Kryten.

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    • Episode 9

      Special: A-Z

      aired: Fri, Feb 13, 1998

      Journey across the Red Dwarf universe with this A-Z guide to some of the best moments from the sci-fi comedy. Famous fans including Patrick Stewart, Stephen Hawking and Terry Pratchett pay tribute to the show.

    • Episode 8


      aired: Thu, Mar 6, 1997

      The crew searches for nanobots in a laundry hamper to restore Lister to his pre-viral state. What they find is the answer to who stole their spaceship, Red Dwarf, and why.

    • Episode 6

      Beyond a Joke

      aired: Thu, Feb 20, 1997

      Kochanski takes the crew into the Artificial Reality suite and transports them to Pride and Prejudice Land hoping to educate them in the subtleties of this literary masterpiece.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Thu, Feb 13, 1997

      Lister finds himself missing Rimmer - until Kryten takes him on 'The Rimmer Experience', a virtual reality ride featuring highlights of the departed crewmember's much-loathed life.

    • Episode 4

      Duct Soup

      aired: Thu, Feb 6, 1997

      The crew are forced to crawl through the service ducts to restart the engines of the Red Dwarf. They discover interesting things about each other along their way.

    • Episode 2

      Stoke Me a Clipper

      aired: Thu, Jan 23, 1997

      Rimmer's much more dashing alter ego, Ace Rimmer, arrives on Starbug. He asks Rimmer to take his place as the swashbuckling guardian of the Universe. Reluctantly Rimmer has to turn him down as he's too busy cataloging his shoe collection.

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    • Episode 6

      Out of Time

      aired: Wed, Nov 10, 1993

      When an identical ship materializes alongside Starbug, the crew are alarmed to receive an SOS call from themselves fifteen years into the future.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Wed, Nov 3, 1993

      Trapped aboard a disintegrating ship, Rimmer abandons his crewmates, taking the only remaining escape pod. As he accelerates towards a nearby wormhole, he discovers the pod has no steering controls.

    • Episode 4

      Emohawk: Polymorph II

      aired: Wed, Oct 27, 1993

      The Dwarfers need replacement engine parts from the fearsome stomach-churningly ugly 'Kinitawowi'. But the Gelf tribe are interested in only one trade: Lister must marry the chief's daughter.

    • Episode 3

      Gunmen of the Apocalypse

      aired: Wed, Oct 20, 1993

      Kryten contracts a deadly computer virus, and Rimmer and Co are forced to enter his electronic mindscape. They find themselves in a wild west town, facing a gunfight against metaphysical gunslingers.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Wed, Oct 6, 1993

      In pursuit of the stolen Red Dwarf, Lister and Co are attacked by Psirens - creatures who lure space-farers to their deaths with a lethal combination of telepathic manipulation and scanty clothing.

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    • Episode 6

      Back to Reality

      aired: Wed, Mar 25, 1992

      The crew of Red Dwarf discover an abandoned space ship on an ocean bed but suddenly the salvage operation doesn't sound quite so sexy when they realize all of the occupants of the vessel committed suicide.

    • Episode 5

      Demons and Angels

      aired: Wed, Mar 18, 1992

      Who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men? The boys from the Dwarf find out when they encounter their dark sides - four evil doppelgangers hell bent on their destruction.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Wed, Mar 11, 1992

      After an encounter at a viral research center, Rimmer forces the crew to spend twelve weeks in quarantine. But who's watching the watcher?

    • Episode 3


      aired: Wed, Mar 4, 1992

      Rimmer is taken prisoner inside his own mind and ends up being stripped, oiled, manacled, licked, chained, taunted, humiliated and nearly has a knobbly thing the size of a Mexican agave cactus jammed up where only customs men dare to probe.

    • Episode 2

      The Inquisitor

      aired: Wed, Feb 26, 1992

      The Inquisitor roams through time weeding out life's wastrels and deleting the worthless. The Red Dwarf crew are in big, big trouble.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Wed, Feb 19, 1992

      Rimmer is transmitted from Red Dwarf to the advanced Holoship Enlightenment which contains the cream of the Space Corps. Everything he has dreamed of exists on this ship. Can he earn a commission to join this fantastic vessel?

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    • Episode 6


      aired: Fri, Mar 15, 1991

      A matter transporter whisks the crew to Waxworld - a giant theme park, where the waxdroids have broken their programming, and are running amok. Hitler, Caligula and the Boston Strangler lead an army against the forces of Elvis, Gandhi and Stan Laurel.

    • Episode 5

      Dimension Jump

      aired: Fri, Mar 8, 1991

      In a universe almost identical to our own, another Arnold Rimmer exists. He is charming, popular, brave and modest. After his test craft breaks the speed of reality, he finds himself face to face with his counterpart aboard Red Dwarf.

    • Episode 4

      White Hole

      aired: Fri, Mar 1, 1991

      Holly regains her genius level IQ and, for reasons best known to herself, powers down the ship, leaving the crew drifting helplessly towards a White Hole. Will Rimmer sacrifice his hologramatic life to save the rest of the crew?

    • Episode 3


      aired: Wed, Feb 27, 1991

      Innate justice does not exist anywhere in the known universe except, that is, for Justice World, an abandoned penal colony equipped with a "justice field" which inflicts the consequences of a crime on its perpetrator. Rimmer is in big trouble.

    • Episode 2


      aired: Wed, Feb 20, 1991

      The crew lock on to an unidentified craft containing the ultimate genetic engineering technology - a machine that can transform any living thing into any other living thing, by rewriting its DNA. A blessing or a curse?

    • Episode 1


      aired: Wed, Feb 13, 1991

      Kryten rescues a female droid from a crashed vessel. He finds himself falling in advanced mutual compatibility on the basis of a primary ident (love at first sight), only to find that true advanced mutual compatibility is never easy.

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    • Episode 6

      The Last Day

      aired: Mon, Dec 18, 1989

      Kryten discovers his built-in expiry date is almost up and he has less than 24 hours to live. For the first time, he experiences true pleasure and wants to delay his ascent into Silicon Heaven, the resting place for all electrical appliances.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Mon, Dec 11, 1989

      When Kryten discovers some mutated developing fluid which prints photographs the crew can walk into, they find they are able to change their pasts.

    • Episode 4


      aired: Mon, Dec 4, 1989

      A skutter goes berserk and rewires all the ship's circuitry. So when Lister orders a chocolate bar from one of the snack dispensers, he accidentally triggers off the ship's self-destruct sequence.

    • Episode 3


      aired: Mon, Nov 27, 1989

      A chameleonic genetic mutant who sucks out human emotions is loose aboard Red Dwarf, and the nightmare begins. The crew is subjected to 24 hours of non-stop horror.

    • Episode 2


      aired: Mon, Nov 20, 1989

      As Red Dwarf heads on a collision course towards a minefield of Black Holes, the crew is forced to abandon ship. Lister finds himself marooned on an arctic moon with Rimmer, there's only a tin of dog food between him and starvation.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Mon, Nov 13, 1989

      It's the day of Kryten's space-driving test and Rimmer is his examiner. After a somewhat jerky start, he performs a few less than graceful maneuvers and is sucked into a time hole. They emerge on Earth, only here time is running backwards.

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    • Episode 6

      Parallel Universe

      aired: Mon, Oct 10, 1988

      Holly's latest invention - the Holly Hop Drive - is supposed to take Red Dwarf back to Earth in a flash. In fact, it takes them into a parallel universe where everything exists exactly the same, but opposite.

    • Episode 5


      aired: Mon, Oct 3, 1988

      Holly has been deposed and the back-up computer Queeg 500 is in control of Red Dwarf. Will Lister and Cat lead a revolt after they have been forced to clean the corridor floors? Has Holly got something up his sleeves?

    • Episode 4

      Stasis Leak

      aired: Mon, Sep 26, 1988

      The crew of Red Dwarf travels back in time three million years to Lister's two true loves (freaky fungus and the luscious Kochanski), while Rimmer tries to find Rimmer before he dies and bring him back so he doesn't have to be dead anymore.

    • Episode 3

      Thanks for the Memory

      aired: Mon, Sep 19, 1988

      Rimmer is depressed - his father is dead and no one loves him. Not even his fried egg, chutney and chili sauce sandwich. Then four days go missing and Lister and Cat wake up with their legs in plaster. Have the aliens landed at last?

    • Episode 2

      Better Than Life

      aired: Mon, Sep 12, 1988

      It's cool! It's wild! It's Better Than Life, the new virtual reality game sensation sweeping the solar system. Just dream and pleasure will be yours! Unless you have a mind like Arnold Judas Rimmer's, that is.

    • Episode 1


      aired: Mon, Sep 5, 1988

      Rimmer has donned his best uniform and Lister has put on his smelly orange moon boots, even Holly is wearing a toupee. After all, what self-respecting smeghead could possibly resist a cry for help from three damsels and an android in distress?

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    • Episode 6


      aired: Sun, Mar 20, 1988

      Rimmer, the odious hologram, creates his perfect companion-an identical duplicate of himself. At first things are blissful, but soon the two Rimmers find themselves locked in a conflict so fierce, only one of them can survive.

    • Episode 5

      Confidence and Paranoia

      aired: Sun, Mar 13, 1988

      Lister contracts a mutated pneumonia virus. When his fever breaks, Lister wakes up to find he has created personifications of his Confidence and Paranoia, and a war of manipulation begins.

    • Episode 4

      Waiting for God

      aired: Sun, Mar 6, 1988

      Holly, the ship's computer, recovers a strange unidentified pod, and Rimmer is convinced it contains the remains of a long-dead alien warrior. Meanwhile, Lister's rather mundane day perks up a little when he discovers he is a God.

    • Episode 3

      Balance of Power

      aired: Sun, Feb 28, 1988

      Rimmer encounters his most dangerous blood chilling challenge ever-Lister is taking the chef's exam. If Lister passes he will hold sufficient rank to have Rimmer replaced as the ship's hologram.

    • Episode 2

      Future Echoes

      aired: Sun, Feb 21, 1988

      When Red Dwarf breaks the speed of light, the crew begins to experience visions from their own future. Sadly for Lister (and happily for Rimmer), his future appears to include being reduced to his component atoms by a rather large explosion.

    • Episode 1

      The End

      aired: Sun, Feb 14, 1988

      A radiation leak wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, leaving only one survivor: Dave Lister. After three million years in suspended animation, Lister emerges to find he is the last human being in the universe. But he is not alone.

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