The boys from the Dwarf are again! It’s been two-and-a-half years since their final display screen outing, however Lister (Craig Charles), Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) are all set to return in spectacular model in new feature-length episode Red Dwarf: The Promised Land, airing Thursday, ninth April at 9pm on Dave.
However how do the sci-fi sitcom’s 12 earlier series, aired on BBC Two from 1988 to 1999, and on Dave between 2009 and 2017, all stack up? Forward of The Promising Land airing, RadioTimes.com is on a mission to find followers’ final series rating…
Vote in your favorite series under, from Red Dwarf I to Red Dwarf XII. The ballot will shut on 1st April, after which we’ll be revealing the definitive order as chosen by you. (If you happen to’re after a reminder of what occurred in every series, you too can discover that beneath the ballot.)
Red Dwarf I
When a radiation catastrophe wipes out the relaxation of the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf, slobbish technician Dave Lister is left the lone survivor. His solely firm? A fashion-obsessed creature developed from his pet cat, a hologram of his deceased bunkmate Rimmer and the senile super-computer Holly (Norman Lovett).
Red Dwarf II
The crew start venturing out into area utilizing shuttle ship Blue Midget, encountering the service mechanoid Kryten, experiencing the total-immersion sport ‘Higher Than Life’ and travelling right into a parallel universe the place they encounter their alternate (feminine) selves.
Red Dwarf III
A delicate reboot for the series, Red Dwarf III noticed Kryten turn out to be a everlasting addition to the crew, with Hattie Haydridge changing Lovett as Holly and the gang exploring deep area in transport car Starbug. Alongside the approach, they’re transported again to a model of Earth the place time runs backwards, Rimmer and Lister turn out to be marooned on an ice planet and so they encounter the space-changing mutant Polymorph.
Red Dwarf IV
A heroic model of Rimmer from a parallel dimension, “Ace” Rimmer, makes his debut this series, whereas the Dwarfers additionally meet the pleasure GELF Camille and go to a planet populated by “wax droids” of well-known historic figures.
Red Dwarf V
Rimmer goes mad after being contaminated by a holo-virus, the boys are sentenced by time-travelling android decide The Inquisitor and uncover that their lives aboard Red Dwarf may really all be a dream as they head ‘Again to Actuality’.
Red Dwarf VI
In an enormous shake-up for the series, Red Dwarf itself was written out of the present (the ship goes lacking) together with Holly, with Starbug turning into the gang’s new chief car.
In series six, they meet telepathic monsters the Psirens and the super-intelligent lifeform Legion, have one other run-in with a Polymorph, step right into a Wild West digital actuality sport to fight a pc virus and face the finish of their lives – in additional methods than one – in dramatic finale ‘Out of Time’.
Red Dwarf VII
After a four-year break, Red Dwarf returned, although Chris Barrie departed the present after two episodes and was changed by Kochanski (Chloë Annett), a still-living model of Lister’s outdated flame who originates from a parallel world. The thriller of Red Dwarf’s disappearance is additionally resolved, as Kryten discovers that his nanobots have been chargeable for it going lacking and has them rebuild the ship… and revive the complete crew.
Red Dwarf VIII
The ultimate Red Dwarf series to air on BBC Two, series eight noticed the present return to its roots, with Red Dwarf, Rimmer, and the unique Holly all returning, whereas the present additionally went again to being filmed in entrance of a reside studio viewers after the earlier series had ditched the format.
The series noticed the gang thrown into jail by Red Dwarf’s captain for ‘hijacking’ Starbug and ended on cliffhanger as a genetically engineered virus all however destroyed the ship and Rimmer was pressured to stare loss of life in the face (and knee it in the balls).
Red Dwarf: Again to Earth
10 years on, Red Dwarf returned – this time on Dave – for a three-part miniseries, Again to Earth, which concerned a meta storyline wherein the gang return to Earth in 2009, solely to search out that they’re really fictional characters in a TV series known as Red Dwarf…
Red Dwarf X
In 2012, Red Dwarf returned for its first full series in 13 years, with Dave filming six new episodes in entrance of a reside viewers. On this series, Rimmer is surprising reunited along with his brother Howard, the gang find yourself stranded in Britain in 23AD and each Lister and Rimmer should resist some severe and surprising daddy points.
Red Dwarf XI
With Craig Charles resigning from a daily function on Coronation Road, two series of Dwarf have been produced back-to-back to air on Dave in 2016 and 2017. The primary of these, the present’s eleventh run, noticed the boys go to an alternate Earth the place expertise is banned, whereas Lister had his kidneys stolen by an insane medical droid, Kryten had a robotic midlife disaster and Cat fell in love, although all was not fairly because it appeared…
Red Dwarf XII
In the most up-to-date series, the Dwarfers meet a resurrected Hitler, Stalin and Vlad the Impaler – now cured of all evil – and should deal with Red Dwarf’s machines occurring strike, their minds being transferred into droids and what occurs when Rimmer makes use of a Quantum skipper to skip his approach throughout the multiverse.
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