Red Dwarf: The Videos

The mining ship Red Dwarf.
The slobbiest, most whacked-out bunch of spacebums and losers ever to set foot in an alternate reality.
To get back to earth and have a wash.



byte one: The End

The End
A radiation leak wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, leaving only one survivor Chicken Soup Machine Repair Man, 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.
Future Echoes
When Red Dwarf breaks the speed of light, time dilates, and the crew begin to experience visions from their own futures. Sadly for Lister his future appears to include being reduced to his component atoms by a rather large explosion. Happily for Rimmer, Lister's future appears to include being reduced to his component atoms by a rather large explosion.
Balance of Power
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. Just how low will the universe's most obnoxious dead man stoop to stop him?

Approx. 87 min, color, 1988 (5967)

byte two: Confidence and Paranoia

Confidence and Paranoia
Lister contracts a mutated pneumonia virus. The hallucinations of his fevered brain materialize in solid form, and suddenly the ship is beset by herring rain and exploding sixteenth century mayors of Warsaw. When his fever breaks, Lister wakes up to find he has created personifications of his Confidence and Paranoia, and a war of manipulation begins.
Waiting For God
Holly, the ship's computer, recovers a strange, unidentified pod floating in the frozen wastes of Deep Space. Rimmer is convinced it contains the remains of a long-dead alien warrior, and immediately begins a scientific investigation to decipher the pod's hieroglyphics. Meanwhile, Lister's rather mundane day perks up when he discovers he is a God.
Rimmer, the odious hologram, creates his perfect companion - an identical duplicate of himself. He moves out of his quarters he shares with Lister and starts rooming with his doppelganger. At first things are blissful, but the course of true love never runs smoothly, and soon the two Rimmers find themselves locked in a conflict so fierce, only one of them can survive.

Approx. 87 min, color, 1988 (5968)


byte one: Kryten

Rimmer's donned his best uniform and Lister's put on his smelly orange moon boots, even Holly's wearing a toupee...after all, what self respecting smeg head could possibly resist a cry for help from three damsels and an android in distress?
Better Than Life
It's cool! It's wild! It's Better Than Life! - the new game sensation sweeping the solar system. Just dream and pleasure will be yours! Unless you have a mind like Rimmer's that is... with Ron Pember as The Taxman.
Thanks for the Memory
Rimmer's depressed - no one loves him. Not even his fried egg, chutney and chilli sauce sandwich. It's about time he had a damp dream at least. Then four days go missing and Lister and Cat wake up with their legs in plaster...have the aliens landed at last?

Approx. 87 min, color, 1988 (5969)

byte two: Stasis Leak

Stasis Leak
The crew of Red Dwarf have found a way to go back in time 3 million years. Back to the freaky fungus and the luscious Kochanski - the two loves of Lister's life. Who knows? Rimmer could even find Rimmer before he dies and bring him back so he doesn't have to be dead anymore.
Holly's been deposed and the backup computer Queeg 500 is in control of the Red Dwarf. Will Lister and Cat lead a revolt after they've cleaned the corridor floors? Will Rimmer's legs ever be the same again after Queeg's fitness regime? Has Holly got something up his sleeves? Would he know where to look if he had sleeves anyway?
Parallel Universe
Climb aboard Holly's new "hop drive" and journey into a parallel universe where everything exists exactly the same but opposite. Imagine the horror of a female Rimmer and a pregnant Lister... with Hattie Hayridge as Hilly.

Approx. 89 minutes, color, 1988. (5970)


byte one: Backwards

The Red Dwarf crew return to Earth to find Time is running backwards. With some brilliant trick photography and ingenious stunts, this now-classic episode heralds the arrival of the new-look Red Dwarf.
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 and only a pot noodle and a tin of dogfood between him and starvation.
A chameleonic genetic mutant which salivates unspeakable slobber gets loose aboard Red Dwarf, and the nightmare begins. The crew is subjected to 24 hours of non-stop horror in a gruesome, petrifying comedy blood-feast. With Frances Barber as Genny Mutant.

Approx. 90 min, color, 1989 (5876)

byte two: Timeslides

The crew of the Red Dwarf run amok through history, blithely ignoring the consequences of causality. When Kryten discovers some mutated developing fluid, which prints photographs the crew can walk into, they find they are able to change their pasts. With Ruby Wax as Blaze Falconburger, and Koo Stark as Lady Sabrina Holland-Jjones. Featuring Adolf Hitler as himself.
A skutter goes beserk 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. There is only one way to defuse the bomb, but it involves Lister lending his body to a female officer. This gets Rimmer thinking...
The Last Day
Kryten discovers his built-in expiration date is almost up and he has less than twenty-four hours to live. The crew are determined to give the mechanoid the best night of his life. For the first time, he experiences true pleasure and wants to delay his ascent into Silicon Heaven, the resting place for all electrical appliances. Then his replacement shows up...

Approx. 90 min, color, 1989 (5877)


byte one: Camille

Kryten, Red Dwarf's on board mechanoid, rescues a female droid - Camille - from a crashed vessel. She's a 4000 series just like him, only a GTi model with realistic toes and a slideback sunroof head. Kryten finds himself falling in advanced mutual compatibility on the basis of a primary ident (what humans call "love at first sight") only to find that true advanced mutual compatibility never runs in a non-glitch, bug-free way.
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 re-writing its DNA. A blessing or a curse? Then Lister's curry finds its way into the transmogrifier and assumes near-human form.
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 fo a crime on its perpetrator. The innocent have nothing to fear. Rimmer is in big trouble.

Approx. 84 minutes, color, 1991 (5874)

byte two: Dimension Jump

White Hole
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?
Dimension Jump
In a universe almost identical to our own, another Arnold Rimmer exists. A test pilot in the Space Corps, 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.
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 of darkness against the forces of Elvis, Gandhi and Stan Laurel.

Approx. 84 minutes, color, 1991 (5875)


byte one: Back to Reality

Back to Reality
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. Attack by a gigantic swa monster makes escape the favorite option.
Demons & Angels
Who knows what evil lurks within the hearts of men? The Red Dwarf crew find out when they encounter their dark sides - four evil "doppelgangers" hell bent on their destruction.
Rimmer is transmitted from Red Dwarf to the advanced holoship "Enlightenment", which conatins 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?

Approx. 81 minutes, color, 1992 (8262)

byte two: Quarantine

After an ancounter at a viral research center, Rimmer forces the crew to spend twleve weeks in quarantine. But who's watching the watcher?
The Inquisitor
The Inquisitor roams through Time weeding out life's wastrels and deleting the worthless - the Red Dwarf crew are in big, big trouble.
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 agents dare to probe.

Approx. 83 minutes, color, 1992 (8263)


byte one: Gunmen of the Apocalypse

On pursuit of the stolen Red Dwarf, Lister & Co. are attacked by Psirens - creatires who lure space-farers to their deaths with a lethal combination of telepathic manipulation and scanty clothing.
Supplies are low. The water has been recycled so often, it's beginning to taste like Dutch lager. Then a malfunctioning guidance beam drags the Dwarfers to a deserted space station...
Gunmen of the Apocalypse
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.

Approx. 86 minutes, color, 1993 (3196)

byte two: Polymorph II - Emohawk

Polymorph II - Emohawk
The Dwarfers need replacement engine parts from the fearsome and stomach chunringly ugly "Kinatowi". But the GELF tribe are interested in only one trade: Lister msut marry the chief's daughter.
Trapped aboard a disintegrating ship, Rimmer abandons his crewmates, taking the only remaining escape pod. As he accelerates toward a nearby wormhole, he discovers the pod has no steering controls.
Out of Time
When an identical ship materializes alongside "Starbug", the crew are alarmed to recieve an SOS call from themselves fiftenn years into the future.

Approx. 86 minutes, color, 1993 (3376)


byte one

Tikka to Ride
With the ship's curry supplies destroyed, a desperate Lister travels back in time to find an Indian take-out restaurant. They mistakenly land in Dallas in 1963, knocking history, and an assassion, for a loop.
Stoke Me a Clipper
Rimmer's heroic alter ego, Ace Rimmer, wants Rimmer to take over his role as Guardian of the Universe. Lister will have to play his cards right to get the holographic human to accept the challenge.
The membrane between two dimensions collapses, reuniting Lister with his girlfriend Kristine Kochanski - and raising Kryten's fears that she may steal Lister's affections.

1997, Approx. 87 Minutes, Color (6452)

byte two

Duct Soup
Kryten's jealousy mode results in a sabotaged generator. Now the crew has to crawl through two miles of ducts to fix it - giving them lots of time to do some venting of their own.
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.
Beyond a Joke
Kryten's prepared a special anniversary dinner. But the crew's pre-occupation with a new virtual reality program finally makes the mechanoid blow his top.

1997, Approx. 87 Minutes, Color (6453)

byte three

A strange, intelligent virus has infected Lister. If he can't talk the virus out of killing him, he'll have to submit to Kochanski's disarmingly simple cure.
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, the Red Dwarf, and why.

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