Red Dwarf

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 13 Seasons
  • 8.4  (32,911)

The science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf was produced by the U.K. based television network BBC2 by writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, who also wrote the first six seasons of the show. First airing on BBC2 in 1988 the show has gone through various periods of hiatus before returning to the television to complete ten seasons. Alongside the television show Red Dwarf has become a multimedia phenomenon with comic books, novels and magazines created to tell the stories of the characters from the original TV show. The basic plot of Red dwarf revolves around the slobbish maintenance worker Dave Lister onboard the mining spaceship Red Dwarf beginning in the late 22nd century. Lister is disciplined for smuggling his pregnant cat, Frankenstein onboard the ship by being placed in suspended animation with Frankenstein sealed in the ship's hold. While held in suspended animation the Red Dwarf suffers a radiation leak that kills everybody onboard except Lister and the cat. The ship's computer, Holly holds Lister in suspended animation for three million years until the radiation levels on the ship are safe for human habitation. Upon his release Lister discovers he is the only living human and is to be accompanied onboard by a hologram of his nemesis Arnold Rimmer; Lister and Rimmer later discover Lister's cat, Frankenstein's kittens have evolved into a humanoid feline hybrid creature in human form, known as Cat. Throughout the early seasons of the show, Lister's main aim is to return to Earth and replace the hologram of Rimmer with the object of his romantic attention Kristine Kochanski who died in the radiation leak. The focus of Red Dwarf shifted from the relationship between Lister and Rimmer during the first few seasons to a monster of the week format before writers and creators Grant and Naylor left the show after season six. The character of Kochanski has been brought back to the show at various times to provide Lister with a love interest; the addition of a cyborg called Kryton added another recurring cast member from the third season onwards.

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The Promised Land
1. The Promised Land
September 14, 2020
The Emmy Award-winning sci-fi comedy institution returns, reuniting the original cast for an all-new adventure. When the crew meets three cat clerics who worship Lister, he vows to help them escape the claws of the cat leader known as Rodon.
The Promised Doc
101. The Promised Doc
April 9, 2020
A specially commissioned 30-minute documentary looking behind the scenes of this 90 minute special.
Deleted Scenes
102. Deleted Scenes
April 9, 2020
A specially created compilation of deleted scenes from the 2020 Red Dwarf Special.
Through An Audience's Eyes
103. Through An Audience's Eyes
April 9, 2020
A making-of featurette accompanying Red Dwarf: The Promised Land.
Smeg Ups
104. Smeg Ups
April 9, 2020
An ungraded compilation of outtakes from Red Dwarf: The Promised Land
Description

The science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf was produced by the U.K. based television network BBC2 by writers Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, who also wrote the first six seasons of the show. First airing on BBC2 in 1988 the show has gone through various periods of hiatus before returning to the television to complete ten seasons. Alongside the television show Red Dwarf has become a multimedia phenomenon with comic books, novels and magazines created to tell the stories of the characters from the original TV show.

The basic plot of Red dwarf revolves around the slobbish maintenance worker Dave Lister onboard the mining spaceship Red Dwarf beginning in the late 22nd century. Lister is disciplined for smuggling his pregnant cat, Frankenstein onboard the ship by being placed in suspended animation with Frankenstein sealed in the ship's hold. While held in suspended animation the Red Dwarf suffers a radiation leak that kills everybody onboard except Lister and the cat. The ship's computer, Holly holds Lister in suspended animation for three million years until the radiation levels on the ship are safe for human habitation.

Upon his release Lister discovers he is the only living human and is to be accompanied onboard by a hologram of his nemesis Arnold Rimmer; Lister and Rimmer later discover Lister's cat, Frankenstein's kittens have evolved into a humanoid feline hybrid creature in human form, known as Cat. Throughout the early seasons of the show, Lister's main aim is to return to Earth and replace the hologram of Rimmer with the object of his romantic attention Kristine Kochanski who died in the radiation leak.

The focus of Red Dwarf shifted from the relationship between Lister and Rimmer during the first few seasons to a monster of the week format before writers and creators Grant and Naylor left the show after season six. The character of Kochanski has been brought back to the show at various times to provide Lister with a love interest; the addition of a cyborg called Kryton added another recurring cast member from the third season onwards.Red Dwarf is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (85 episodes). The series first aired on April 12, 2009.

Where to Watch Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf is available for streaming on the BBC America website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Red Dwarf on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    April 12, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (32,911)