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  • Starring: Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules
  • Summary: 3 Million Years from Earth, the mining ship Red Dwarf Its crew: Dave Lister, the last crew member alive Arnold Rimmer, a hologram simulation of his dead bunkmate Cat, a humanoid, evolved from Lister's cat. Additional: The ship's crew has come across new members: Kryten, a series 4000 mechanoid rescued from the Nova 5 Navigation Officer Kristine Kochanski, from a parallel universe. I am Holly, the ship's computer with an IQ of 6000 (and rapidly decreasing). Message Ends.

    Welcome to the Red Dwarf guide.
    Enjoy the backstory and details of one of the best SF parodies ever created for TV.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Science Fiction
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    This is by far my favorite sit com of all time. It is a bit primitive in its effects, but it still is a very funny, very fast paced, and very entertaining for a British sit com Collapse
  2. Jul 9, 2013
    This is by far one of the best sitcoms of the eighties. Though it has diminished somewhat in quality since the original two seasons, this original one was brilliant fun. It was hilarious, and played to the odd-couple relationship between Lister and Rimmer. The later series lost that, but this is definitive, and one of the best science fiction shows ever. Expand
  3. May 20, 2012
    It's kind of weird when you look at it at first. But the characters grow up in your mind and you suddenly find this sitcom absolutely fabulous! British producers often create good and amazing tv shows, packed with bright ideas and colorful imagination, and, in this field, Red Dwarf deserves all our admiration. For my taste, seasons 4-6, and 8 are the best. But 7 and 9 are forgettable. 1-3 are classics. Do the maths, it's a great show! Expand
  4. Jun 29, 2014
    I honestly don't get Red Dwarf.
    I don't get the appeal, I've sat through five full seasons and never really found anything funny about it.
    There's been some interesting ideas raised, but - at least for me -it's not for me, too much comedy of a style I can't find funny.
    It's got good acting and -for the jokes, if you like them-it's good.
    The 5 rating isn't because it's bad, it's just a middle of the road rating for me.
  5. Aug 12, 2013
    Red Dwarf has certainly developed a cult following since its debut in the late eighties, despite watching a number of episodes across various series however, I've just never understood its appeal. It's certainly a unique programme with a cast of interesting characters but, and this is obviously important for a sit-com, it’s just never particularly funny. Add to this an irritatingly dated laugh track and this has never been a show for me. Expand