"This is an SOS distress call from the mining ship Red Dwarf."
The crew are dead, killed by a radiation leak. The only survivors are Dave Lister, who was in suspended animation during the disaster, and his pregnant cat, who was safely sealed in the hold.
Revived three million years later, Lister's only companions are a life form who evolved from his cat, and Arnold Rimmer, a hologram simulation of one of the dead crew.
(Upon returning) "In the 3 million years we've been away, it is my fond hope that mankind has abolished war, cured all disease, and gotten rid of those little western saloon doors you get in trendy clothes shops."
And so begins Red Dwarf, a hilarious British television show which ran from 1988 until 1997, Aparently a movie is planned for the near future, and possibly another series (season) after that. But no one is quite sure if it will really happen.
I've watched the entire series through a few times now and it never gets old. Check your listings to see if it is available where you live. You won't be dissapointed.