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Red Dwarf

Seasons: 12
Episodes: 73
User ratings: 30,615
Average rating: 8.3

Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

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Episodes details table

The End
Liverpudlian caretaker Dave Lister is sentenced to 18-months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat Frankenstine on-board. But Dave awakes from Suspended animation, only to find he's been frozen for 3 million years and the crew have been wiped out in a radioactive disaster.
User ratings: 702
Average rating: 8.2
Future Echoes
Holly navigates Red Dwarf during light speed. But when Red Dwarf goes through light speed 24-hours early, the crew witnesses strange events and they find they are witnessing "Future Echoes" images of events that will happen in the future.
User ratings: 627
Average rating: 8.2
Balance of Power
Lister wants to go on a date with the hologram of navigation officer Kristine Kochanski, much to Rimmer's disapproval. Lister decides to do a cooking exam so he can outrank Rimmer. But Rimmer has a cunning plan.
User ratings: 565
Average rating: 7.8
Waiting for God
Lister learns he is the mythical god of Cat's people known as "Cloister the stupid" and Red Dwarf stumbles upon a Red Dwarf garbage capsule and Rimmer thinks it's a stasis capsule carrying a dormant alien woman.
User ratings: 537
Average rating: 7.8
Confidence & Paranoia
Lister falls ill after entering a contaminated area of Red Dwarf trying to find Kochanski's hologram disc which Rimmer has hidden. But Red Dwarf has two unwelcome guests on-board, Lister's Confidence and Paranoia.
User ratings: 557
Average rating: 7.9
Rimmer moves into his new sleeping quarters with his holographic duplicate. Lister watches Rimmer's video containing footage of Rimmer's death, the two Rimmers start getting into a fight and Lister decides one of them has to be switched off.
User ratings: 547
Average rating: 8.3
The Red Dwarf crew intercepts a SOS distress call from the American Space cruiser "Nova 5", that has crashed on a moon. They find the only survivor is Kryten, an android butler, whose favorite TV show is 'Androids'.
User ratings: 521
Average rating: 8.1
Better Than Life
A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which makes the players' wishes come true, but Rimmer's brain begins to rebel.
User ratings: 540
Average rating: 8.6
Thanks for the Memory
The Red Dwarf crew wake up four days after celebrating the anniversary of Rimmer's death, only to find they've got no memories of the previous four days, but when they find the black box on a moon they learn Lister gave Rimmer his memories of former girlfriend Lise Yates as a birthday present.
User ratings: 499
Average rating: 8.5
Stasis Leak
Rimmer, Lister and Cat find a time barrier called "Stasis Leak" on Floor 16 and it takes them back in time on Red Dwarf 3 million years earlier. Rimmer and Lister try to change the past, which puts either Rimmer or Kochanski into suspended animation so one of them doesn't die in the radioactive disaster.
User ratings: 481
Average rating: 8.4
Red Dwarf's back-up computer Queeg 500 takes command of Red Dwarf when Holly allows a meteorite to damage the ship and Rimmer to malfunction. The crew encourages Holly to challenge Queeg to a game of chess, where the loser gets erased from the system.
User ratings: 524
Average rating: 8.8
Parallel Universe
Holly creates a new star drive called "Holly Hop Drive" that will warp Red Dwarf from one part of space to another within a matter of seconds. It all goes wrong when Red Dwarf enters a alternate dimension; The crew encounter female versions of themselves and Cat encounters another version of himself, a dog with a southern accent.
User ratings: 495
Average rating: 8.3
As Rimmer is taking Kryten for a driving lesson in Starbug they find themselves being whisked away through a time hole and end up on Earth, where time is running backwards.
User ratings: 595
Average rating: 8.7
The Red Dwarf crew abandons ship as Red Dwarf approaches black holes. Rimmer and Lister find themselves marooned on a ice planet, when Starbug is struck by a meteorite, where the only firewood is Rimmer's possessions and the only food they have is dog food and a pot noodle.
User ratings: 515
Average rating: 8.6
The Red Dwarf crew encounter the Polymorph, a genetically engineered space mutant that drains the emotions from humans, that has arrived on-board Red Dwarf.
User ratings: 543
Average rating: 8.9
Red Dwarf becomes a booby-trap when Lister activates the self-destruct, which turns out to be the vending machine and Lister is implanted with the mind of one of the dead crew members and Rimmer believes it's the perfect way to help Lister get fit.
User ratings: 464
Average rating: 8.2
The developing fluid that Krytern uses to process old photographs mutates and the photographs come alive. The Red Dwarf crew find they can go into the photograph, and Lister finds that the photographs allows them to go back in time and he plans on changing history so that he doesn't end up marooned in deep space.
User ratings: 483
Average rating: 8.3
The Last Day
The crew receive a message from Kryten's manufacturer saying that he must be dismantled within 24 hours, at which time a more advanced mechanoid will arrive to replace him. Lister, Cat, Rimmer and Holly decided to throw Kryten a leaving party and give him one last night to remember.
User ratings: 467
Average rating: 8.3
Rimmer and Kryten rescue Camille, a female android from a passenger ship that has crash landed. Kryten falls in love with Camille, only to learn Camille is not who she appears to be, and finds she can shape-shift into Kochanski, a female Rimmer and the Cat.
User ratings: 465
Average rating: 7.9
The Red Dwarf crew investigates a alien spaceship that is drifting in deep space. Where they discover a D.N.A modifier, a genetic altering machine that alters all organic life. But all havoc breaks loose, when Lister gets turned into a chicken, a hamster, Kryten becomes a human male and they create a curry monster from Lister's curry.
User ratings: 454
Average rating: 8.3
The Red Dwarf crew transport a defrosting stasis capsule to 'Justice World', a remote penal space station, where they believe the person in the capsule maybe one of the convicts or one of the guards. And Rimmer is convicted of the radioactive disaster that wiped out the entire crew of Red Dwarf.
User ratings: 448
Average rating: 8.6
White Hole
The Red Dwarf crew set out to restore Holly's IQ with the use of Talkie-Toaster, who Lister dismantled because Talkie-Talk winds him up with his obsession of serving toast. But something goes wrong and Red Dwarf looses power and the crew find themselves heading towards a white hole, that is spewing time back into the universe.
User ratings: 450
Average rating: 8.7
Dimension Jump
Arnold "Ace" Rimmer is a daredevil test pilot for the space corps, and he has been assigned to test-pilot a ship that can travel through dimensions, so he can meet many different versions of himself. He enters our dimension to meet our Rimmer, who has gone on a fishing holiday with the crew.
User ratings: 464
Average rating: 8.7
The Red Dwarf crew travels to "Waxworld" an android theme park, when Kryten discovers a matter transmission device. Lister and Cat are taken prisoner by Adolf Hitler, whilst Rimmer and Kryten leads a resistance group led by Albert Einstein and Elvis Presley against them.
User ratings: 458
Average rating: 8.3
Rimmer is abducted by the holographic crew of a Holographic space vessel, and he finds the vessel is perfect and the holographic crew members have super intelligence and Rimmer decides to join the crew, when he falls in love with crew member Nirvana Crane.
User ratings: 454
Average rating: 8.4
The Inquisitor
The Inquistor, a cybernetic judge, jury and executioner travels through time, erasing worthless losers who have wasted their lives out of existence. The Red Dwarf crew are the next to be judged and it doesn't sound good for Lister and Kryten.
User ratings: 463
Average rating: 8.4
Lister, Kryten, Cat and Holly head for a artificial moon, where Rimmer has been kidnapped, only to find the artificial moon is Rimmer's mind.
User ratings: 433
Average rating: 8.3
After investigating a abandoned research complex on a ice planet. Lister, Cat and Kryten returns to Red Dwarf only to find Rimmer has been infected with an electronic virus and he has taken over Red Dwarf and Lister, Cat and Kryten have been sentenced to Quarantine for three months.
User ratings: 540
Average rating: 9.1
Demons & Angels
An experiment with a machine that can make duplicates of an object goes wrong and Red Dwarf explodes. Where the Red Dwarf crew find the machine has made two copies of Red Dwarf, both ships contains their good and evil selves.
User ratings: 437
Average rating: 8.3
Back to Reality
The Red Dwarf investigates an ocean ship, The Esperanto, where they find the ship's crew have all committed suicide, and are attacked by a sea monster called The Despair Squid. Later they wake up to find they are not who they thought they were and have been playing an artificial reality computer game for four years.
User ratings: 604
Average rating: 9.3
200 years after investigating the Esperato, the Red Dwarf crew awakes from suspended animation, as they set out to find Red Dwarf, which has vanished without a trace, on-board Starbug. Where they stumble upon a asteroid field containing lost spaceships. Where they find the asteroid field is inhabited by "Psirens" genetic engineered alien creatures that telepathically lure the ship's crew on the asteroids and suck out their brains.
User ratings: 440
Average rating: 8.3
Starbug is taken over by a tractor beam which takes them to a deep space space station, where the crew discover Legion, a life form conceived from a experiment by famous scientists. Only to learn Legion is composed from the minds of each member of the crew and he won't allow to leave and continue the search for Red Dwarf.
User ratings: 475
Average rating: 8.9
Gunmen of the Apocalypse
Starbug stumbles upon a battleship carrying on-board murderous cyborgs called "Simulants". When the "Simulants" infect Starbug with a virus and Starbug heads on a collision course with a volcanic planet. Lister, Cat and Rimmer connect Kryten to a Artifical Reality game set and Lister, Cat and Rimmer enter Kryten's dream of the wild-west, as they set out to help Kryten to fight the virus.
User ratings: 517
Average rating: 8.7
Emohawk: Polymorph II
Starbug is attacked by a Space Corp enforcement probe, for looting from derelict ships. Starbug crash lands on a Gelf moon, where Lister must marry the Gelf leader's daughter in exchange for a oxygen breathing unit. Only to find a Polymorph has gotten on-board Starbug, when Lister refuses to spend his honeymoon with the Gelf Bride.
User ratings: 408
Average rating: 8.1
The Starbug crew returns to the Simulant's battleship to salvage for food-supplies. But Rimmer, who has been diagnosed of a tense nervous disorder, escapes on-board a escape pod which has no steering. And is whisked away through a time-hole, only to find himself on a planet inhabited by clones of his own self.
User ratings: 422
Average rating: 8.5
Out of Time
Starbug enters a fog in space containing devices that create false realities, where the crew find a time machine, where they meet themselves 15 years in the future and engage in a space battle, when they learn their future selves are corrupt time travelers who are experiencing the very best of history.
User ratings: 424
Average rating: 8.6
Tikka to Ride
In the aftermath of the battle with their future selves, the crew, resurrected from the dead, due to time paradoxes and Lister is depressed when he learns the curry supplies were destroyed in the battle. But all hell breaks loose yet again, when Lister uses Kryten's spare-head "Spare Head 2" to take them back into time to get some curries from Earth. Only to change the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and create a alternate dimension.
User ratings: 440
Average rating: 8.2
Stoke Me a Clipper
Daredevil pilot Ace Rimmer, seriously wounded, after rescuing Princess Bonjella from the Nazis, arrives on-board Starbug, to recruit Rimmer to take his place as the next Ace Rimmer. Will Rimmer continue the legacy of Ace Rimmer?
User ratings: 434
Average rating: 8.3
Lister, Cat and Krytern stumble upon a doorway that leads to another dimension. Where Lister learns he died in the nuclear disaster on-board Red Dwarf and has been brought back as a hologram and Lister's former girlfriend, Console officer Kristine Kochanski was in stasis and survived and Lister discovers the truth about himself.
User ratings: 387
Average rating: 7.6
Duct Soup
Kryten thinks Lister likes Konchanski better than him and is making a fuss about it. When the primary power goes off and they all get stuck in a room they have no choice but to climb into the ventilation ducts and try to escape. While inside the ducts they discover Lister is claustrophobic! After hours of scurrying around they end up back out in the same room.
User ratings: 383
Average rating: 7.3
Lister, missing Rimmer, tries to recall the good times they had together, and fantasizes about Rimmer's return (which leads to Lister's hottest kiss yet). Meanwhile, Kryten's rivalry with Kochanski reaches new heights as the salad cream keeps winding up in the cupboard and pants are found in her socks drawer. The crew are taken on a ride called "The Rimmer Experience," which recounts many outrageously fictionalized events from Rimmer's life on Red Dwarf.
User ratings: 379
Average rating: 7.8
Beyond a Joke
Searching for a new head for Kryten (which exploded due to an incident involving ketchup and lobster), the crew encounter a rogue simulant on a deserted ship. The simulant kidnaps Kryten and commissions one of his own droids, Able, to fix him up. But Kryten and Able discover they're brothers, the same model, and Able helps Kryten escape. But not before Kryten discovers a disturbing secret about his creation...
User ratings: 372
Average rating: 7.2
The crew come across an abandoned ship with one survivor: Caroline Carmen, one of Lister's former crushes. She revives in the middle of the night and infects Lister with the dreaded Epideme virus, which threatens to kill him unless something is done. He tries talking with Epideme directly through a communication link, but nothing doing. He ends up losing an arm to the virus before Kochanski comes up with another solution.
User ratings: 358
Average rating: 7.7
As Lister tries to cope with the loss of his arm, Kryten searches for his nanobots (microscopic robots) to get them to rebuild the arm. In Lister's laundry basket, he finds out who stole Red Dwarf, and the ship is returned in all its glory. Except for one small thing...
User ratings: 348
Average rating: 7.5
Back in the Red: Part 1
The Nano Bots have rebuilt Red Dwarf and Lister, Kochansi, Kryten and Cat find that the Nano Bots have not only rebuilt the ship, the Nano Bots have resurrected the crew and they find themselves in big trouble, as they find themselves standing trial for a series of crimes. Lister tries to persuade Rimmer to allow him to escape and to track down the Nano Bots, the only way for Lister to convince Rimmer is by helping Rimmer find the Luck virus in Starbug's wreckage.
User ratings: 361
Average rating: 7.7
Back in the Red: Part 2
After discovering the luck virus and the confidential reports in Starbugs wreckage, Rimmer begins his scheme to get promoted, and he begins to impress Captain Hoillister and the sexual virus he has also found in Starbugs wreckage is making him attractive to every female crew member on-board Red Dwarf. Kryten is reprogrammed and has his factory settings restored. And Lister takes some of the luck virus and he Kochanski and Cat set out to escape and search for the Nano Bots.
User ratings: 346
Average rating: 7.7
Back in the Red: Part 3
Lister, Kochanski, Kryten, Cat and Holly escapes on board Blue Midget and they begin their search for the Nano Bots. Rimmer discovers Lister, Kochanski, Kryten, Cat and Holly are in a artificial reality program, where they are being observed by Captain Hoillister, as part of their trial.
User ratings: 349
Average rating: 7.5
Sentenced to 2 years for stealing the confidential reports in 'The Tank' on Floor 13. Lister signs up for the 'Canaries', unaware the 'Canaries' is a convict army and he has also signed up Rimmer, Cat, Kryten and Kochanski. Their first assignment is to investigate a abandoned spaceship on a ocean planet, where they discover Cassandra, a computer that can predict the future. But it spells bad news for Rimmer, when Cassandra predicts that he is going to die.
User ratings: 371
Average rating: 8.2
Krytie TV
Kill Crazy reprograms Kryten, and Kryten puts on "Krytie TV" a pirate entertain show for the convicts, where Kryten goes into the women's shower room and exposes the naked bodies of the female convicts including Kochanski, after making the mistake of revealing that he showers with the female convicts, after being placed in the Women's wing of the prison. Rimmer and Lister have been given a retrial, and Kryten endangers their only chance of freedom, when he sets up Lister by messing up Mr. Ackerman's sleeping quarters.
User ratings: 414
Average rating: 7.6
Pete: Part 1
After playing a practical joke on Warden Ackerman, Lister and Rimmer along with Kochanski, Kryten and the Cat are forced to take on the guards led by Warden Ackerman in a game of basketball. When they spike the guards' juice with a drug which gives them erections for 7 hours, Lister's and Rimmer's punishment is to peel all the potatoes for 2 weeks. Kryten, Kochanski and Cat investigate a derelict spacecraft, where they discover "The time Wand" a time device.
User ratings: 344
Average rating: 7.1
Pete: Part 2
Kryten has accidentally turned Birdman's pet bird "Pete" into a T-Rex which has gone on a rampage on-board Red Dwarf. With the crew frozen in time, Rimmer, Lister, Kryten, Kochanski, The Cat and Holly attempt to stop Pete, and get back the Time Wand which Pete has eaten, and restore Pete back to normal before the freeze wears off.
User ratings: 340
Average rating: 7.0
Only the Good...
A escape pod containing a "Microbe", a genetically-engineered virus that eats metal and programmed not to harm glass, has arrived on-board "Red Dwarf" and begins to eat away at the ship. Left aboard to die, Rimmer, Lister, Cat, Kryten, Kochanski and Holly believe their only chance at finding an antidote is in a mirror universe where everything is opposite. Rimmer is sent in, hoping for success before Red Dwarf is destroyed by the Microbe.
User ratings: 351
Average rating: 7.5
Back to Earth (Part One)
Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.
User ratings: 1,242
Average rating: 6.5
Back to Earth (Part Two)
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.
User ratings: 523
Average rating: 6.6
Back to Earth (Part Three)
When Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer was interrupted by the discovery of a dimension-hopping leviathan in the ship's mile-deep water tank, transporting the crew back to Earth, all Lister's dreams appear to be coming true.
User ratings: 516
Average rating: 6.9
The crew discover the pristine,empty spaceship Trojan and use it to travel to the aid of Columbus III,to answer a distress call from Rimmer's brother Howard,who used to bully him. However Rimmer is too proud to help until he can equal Howard in rank and become an officer. He thus has fifteen hours to sit the Astro-Nav promotion exam which he has failed on ten previous occasions. The others work out that Rimmer's head is too full of past resentment to clear a space for exam data but when the Trojan eventually rides to the rescue Rimmer discovers that Howard is not what he claims to be.
User ratings: 653
Average rating: 8.5
Fathers & Suns
Whilst Lister writes himself a father's day card the others give Pree,the ship's computer,a glamorous upgrade. However she is soon putting the ship in danger and setting it on a collision course with the sun while it fills with laughing gas. Her excuse is that Rimmer has programmed her to imitate his own incompetence. Fortunately Lister takes advantage of the fact that he is his own father and,in that capacity, not a crew member to shut down Pree and save the day.
User ratings: 419
Average rating: 8.3
Whilst attempting to construct a Swedish flat-pack rejuvenation shower the crew accidentally transport themselves back to the year A.D. 23. In order to power their returner remote they need lemons to make a battery and ,in a Middle Eastern market,meet a friendly young man called Jesus. When Jesus complains of demons on his back the crew successfully teleport him and themselves back to 'Red Dwarf' for an operation but reading of his future fate causes Jesus to return to Earth and behave in a very unchristian manner. The team go after him and learn that Jesus is a commoner name than they had thought.
User ratings: 399
Average rating: 8.3
Whilst Cat and Kryten find themselves doing everything in unison due to 'quantum entanglement' Lister loses the shuttle craft 'Starbug' and Rimmer to a group of hairy genetically engineered life forms in a poker game. To ensure he keeps his side of the bargain within twenty-four hours they have attached an explosive device to his groin due to go off when the time is up. Having unsuccessfully tried to bargain with them with the 'spoon of destiny' the crew have to locate Professor Edgington,the inventor of the groinal exploder,to save the day - which she does,though Rimmer's chances of romance are cruelly dashed.
User ratings: 328
Average rating: 7.8
Dear Dave
Lister finds himself in a bizarre love triangle with two talking vending machines - sweet-voiced coffee maker number 23 and the more vengeful chocolate bar dispenser number 34 - and ends up literally getting his leg over with 34. The mail arrives from earth and Lister gets a letter from a pregnant ex-lover of whose child he may be the father. He and Rimmer hunt through piles of old mail for proof but ultimately Lister is disappointed to learn that he is not the one.
User ratings: 320
Average rating: 7.8
The Beginning
The Red Dwarf is surrounded by hostile Annihilators and a Simulant death ship,with only two forks and a pencil sharpener for weapons. The crew flee in the shuttle and hide in an asteroid where Rimmer plays a hologram of his father,only to learn he was not his father after all. Free of paternal scorn at last he concocts a clever plan,which destroys the enemies and Red Dwarf lives to see another day.
User ratings: 337
Average rating: 8.3
The Dwarfers find themselves in an alternative version of America where modern technology is prohibited, making Rimmer and Kryten illegal. The Dwarfers infiltrate the tech savvy underground and try to bring down the authoritarian regime.
User ratings: 369
Average rating: 7.6
When the Dwarfers investigate a crashed ship at the bottom of an ocean moon, Lister and Cat become trapped together and Lister's nightmare begins. Meantime Rimmer and Kryten discover the ship is controlled by a dark force.
User ratings: 315
Average rating: 8.0
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.
User ratings: 291
Average rating: 8.0
Officer Rimmer
After a scandalous piece of good fortune Rimmer saves the life of a bio-printed Captain and is promoted, fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming an Officer.
User ratings: 277
Average rating: 8.0
Kryten has a mid-life crisis and changes his body cover from Mech grey to Ferrari red. The posse try and show him how much he's achieved in life by taking him to visit a mechanoid from his old fleet.
User ratings: 255
Average rating: 7.8
Can of Worms
Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall head over heels in love with a lady Cat with a big secret.
User ratings: 235
Average rating: 8.0
The crew discover a ship that has a cure for evil.
User ratings: 270
Average rating: 7.6
Red Dwarf is captured by the Intergalactic Liberation Front, a group of automata out to free androids being used as slaves and who turn Kryten's crew-mates into a robotic work-force. Rimmer enjoys his new carefree life but Lister resists and only a cleaning duel between him and Kryten can determine all their fates.
User ratings: 227
Average rating: 7.5
The crew find themselves on the 'Enconium', a ship where criticism is illegal and all ineptitude must be tolerated. When they protest they are arrested and threatened with draining of all critical thoughts. However Rimmer's bitterness about his childhood comes in handy in beating the draining machine, his inner critic and the system, at least for a while.
User ratings: 225
Average rating: 6.6
When all the machines on Red Dwarf go on strike, the boys compete in an election against each other to gain control of them.
User ratings: 204
Average rating: 7.7
After installing the latest software update the Dwarfers discover that the owners of Red Dwarf, Jupiter Mining Corporation, have been bought out by a corporation and only products made by them are visible to their employees.
User ratings: 199
Average rating: 7.8
When Red Dwarf starts acting up Kryten reveals a device he has been working on that Rimmer borrows. Is there really a universe where he is not a gigantic loser?
User ratings: 209
Average rating: 8.6
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