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Red Dwarf

"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.


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Red Dwarf Returns Last post by Palazzo
18 April 2009

Do You Remember Red Dwarf?

Do You Remember Red Dwarf?

  • InGen
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    Chris T - Holly was originally played by Norman Lovett in Series I & II, and Hilly (Played by Hattie Hayridge) first appeared in the Series II episode "Parallel Universe". Norman decided not to return for series III and was replaced by Hattie, the character still being named Holly. The explanation appeared in the (Extremely fast!) Star Wars-esque crawl at the beginning of series III, episode 1: Holly decided to have a "Head Swap" operation and chose the face of Hilly, the computer that he'd met in the parallel universe.
  • Anonymous user
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    Holly was played by Norman Lovett and was in series 1-2 and 7-8. Hilly was played by Hattie Hayridge in series 3-5. Neither Holly nor Hilly are in series 6 or in the special Back to Earth made by "Dave". Series 10 has now completed filming and will be shown in Autumn 2012, again on "Dave". It is thought that Holly will not be appearing.
  • McG
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    i've mentioned many times to a couple of mates about Holly & Hilly, but they swear blind that there was only one computer.
  • UncleDrunkard
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    April 10th on Dave!
  • slightlyodd
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    new episodes soon!!! Wooooo!!!!
  • Gojira
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    Does anyone remember Craig Charles being the resident poet on Pebble Mill at One back in the 80's?
  • Anonymous user
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    i was scared of the guy with the funny head an would cry wen he came on
  • Anonymous user
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    Closing scenes:Cat needs to answer a call of nature,cats always do, in the bushes ! Backwards....... ! Excellent !
  • Anonymous user
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    Rimmer World - quality!!!!
  • Anonymous user
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    "Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast", Ace Rimmer, what a guy!