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Type
Scripted
Premiered
Feb. 1988
Status
Returning Series
Runtime
30 min.
Country
UK
Network
BBC TWO TV Network

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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

Lister: I'm gonna get a sheep and a cow, and breed horses.
Rimmer: ...With a sheep and a cow?
Lister: No, with horses and horses.
Lister: What is death like?
Rimmer: Death? It's like being on holiday with a bunch of Germans.
Lister: [to Holly] Look out Earth! The slimes coming home!

Mistakes/Goofs

  • Goof (crew or equipment visible): When Lister tells the door to lock after Rimmer leaves for the exam, you can see a crew member's hand out the window.
  • 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 (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 and Rimmer argue in the drive room, Lister stands up and walks across the floor. When he says, "You're a hologram, so what?" he is suddenly sitting down again.
  • Goof (continuity error): When Lister says his cigarette is a chicken he looks at it. In the next shot he looks at it again.

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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