Red Dwarf

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  • TV-14
  • 2009
  • 13 Seasons
  • 8.4  (37,026)

Red Dwarf is a popular British sitcom that debuted on BBC Two in 1988. The show is set onboard Red Dwarf, a spaceship carrying a small crew through deep space. The crew includes Dave Lister (Craig Charles), a low-ranking technician who has spent the past several years in stasis after being caught with a smuggled cat on board; Arnold Rimmer (Chris Barrie), a neurotic and unlikeable hologram of Lister's former bunkmate; and Cat (Danny John-Jules), a humanoid creature who evolved from Lister's pet cat while he was in stasis.

At the start of the show, the crew discovers that they are the last surviving humans after a radiation leak wipes out the rest of the crew. With no chance of returning to Earth, they must navigate deep space, avoiding danger, and staying alive on the ship.

Red Dwarf has been an incredibly popular show since its debut, and it has run for over 30 years. The show's creators, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, have maintained a devoted fan base thanks to the show's quirky humor and well-loved characters. The series has won multiple awards, including a British Comedy Award and an International Emmy Award.

The show's central focus is the interaction between the three primary characters, Lister, Rimmer, and Cat. Each character has their own unique personality and provides different sources of humor throughout the show. Lister is the show's everyman, a down-to-earth guy who hates going to work and who constantly butts heads with Rimmer, his annoying hologram counterpart. Rimmer is the show's ultimate anti-hero, a petty, cowardly character who takes delight in bossing Lister around and generally making his life miserable. Cat is the show's breakout character, a vain, fashion-conscious being who is the result of millions of years of evolution from Lister's pet cat.

The show's humor is a mix of absurdist comedy and witty one-liners. Red Dwarf is a show that doesn't take itself too seriously and is happy to have fun with its characters and situations. One of the most notable aspects of the show is its use of special effects. Although the show was made on a modest budget, the crew behind the scenes were able to create impressive visuals and effects that have helped the show maintain its cult following over the years.

Red Dwarf is a show that has evolved over its many years on the air. The first few seasons were mostly self-contained episodes that told a complete story within each episode. Later seasons focused more on ongoing storylines and character development. The show has also experimented with different formats, including a live episode and a feature-length movie. However, no matter how the show has changed over the years, it has always maintained its unique blend of humor, sci-fi, and memorable characters.

Overall, Red Dwarf is a beloved classic of British television. Thanks to its quirky humor and memorable characters, the show has maintained a devoted fan base for over three decades. If you're looking for a fun sci-fi sitcom that doesn't take itself too seriously, then Red Dwarf is definitely worth checking out.

Red Dwarf is a series that is currently running and has 13 seasons (85 episodes). The series first aired on April 12, 2009.

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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
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 Apple TV Channels, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV, Crackle and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 12, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (37,026)