Last Updated on March 18, 2015 by david.smith.segarra
I’m not a big Sci-Fi fan.. I never liked Star Trek or Doctor Who, which were probably the two biggest shows on TV when I was growing up, but then Red Dwarf came along! This is another great example of British comedy classics!
The main setting of the series is the mining spaceship Red Dwarf, which is 6 miles long, 4 miles tall, and 3 miles wide and is operated by the Jupiter Mining Corporation. In the first episode set sometime in the late 22nd century, 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 alone on-board the ship. His former bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Judas 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.
Rimmer is my favourite character! here are some of his quotes..
Rimmer: “I’ve seen Westerns, I know how to speak cowboy.”
[Steps up to the bar]
Rimmer: “Dry white wine and Perrier, please.”
Rimmer [on owing 8500 in tax]: What? This is wrong! This is dead wrong!
Lister: It doesn’t matter now. Not gonna catch you now, are they?
Rimmer: Just because we’re three million years into deep space and the human species is extinct? That means nothing to these people. They’ll find us.
Bear Strangler McGee: A man who beans in the hat of Bear Strangler McGee is either mighty brave or mighty stupid. Which one are you, boy?
Rimmer: Sorry, what are the options again?
Rimmer: Look, we’ve all got something to contribute to this discussion. And I think what you should contribute from now on is silence.
Enjoy Red Dwarfs Top 10 moments