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1x01 The End

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First Aired: Feb. 15, 1988 on BBC TWO
Summary: A radiation leak wipes out the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, leaving only one survivor - chicken soup machine repair man named 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...

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Guest Stars

Rimmer played by Chris Barrie
Lister played by Craig Charles
Cat played by Danny John-Jules
Holly played by Norman Lovett
Todhunter played by Robert Bathurst
Chen played by Paul Bradley (VI)
Selby played by David Gillespie
Captain Hollister played by Mac McDonald

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Episode Quotes

Rimmer: You've got to be my hands and my touch.
Lister: I know the sort of things you like to touch. No way, Rimmer. Forget it.
Holly: Any urine caught cheating will automatically be expelled.
Lister: Where is everyone Hol?
Holly: They're dead Dave.
Lister: Who is?
Holly: Everybody Dave.
Lister: What Captain Holister?
Holly: Everybody's dead Dave.
Lister: What Todd Hunter?
Holly: Everybody's dead Dave.
Lister: What Selby?
Holly: They're all dead, everybody's dead Dave.
Lister: Peterson isn't, is he?
Holly: Everybody is dead Dave.
Lister: Not Chen?
Holly: Gorden Bennet, yes Chen, everybody, everybody's dead Dave.
Lister: Rimmer?
Holly: He's dead Dave, everybody's dead, everybody is dead Dave.
Lister: Wait, are you trying to tell me everybody's dead?
Holly: *slightly under breath* Shouldn't have let him out in the first place!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (miscellaneous): In the Remastered version of the episode, Robert Bathurst's name is misspelled 'Robert Bathhurst' in the closing credits.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Lister says his cigarette is a chicken he looks at it. In the next shot he looks at it again.
  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Lister says to Todhunter "Will stasis hurt?" a camera's shadow can be seen on the wall moving out of the shot.
  • Goof (boom mic visible): When everyone stands to cut George McIntyre's cake at his funeral, you can see a boom at the left hand of the screen.
  • Goof (revealing mistake): Lister's hand disappears just a second before he puts it through Rimmer.

Trivia

  • During the scene from the first episode in which Lister feeds his cat Frankenstein, it was discovered that 'Craig Charles' had a testicle showing. An earlier, slightly inferior take was substituted.
  • A scene was cut from the first episode in which Lister performs a funeral service for his dead shipmates. It can be seen on the Series I DVD.
  • In the original script, George McIntyre's funeral song was "Heaven is Ten Zillion Light Years Away" (Stevie Wonder) rather than the final version's "See Ya Later, Alligator".
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