Red Dwarf: Every Episode Ranked

by LastCaress138 | created - 30 Mar 2018 | updated - 30 Mar 2018 | Public

Every episode of Red Dwarf, ranked by my order of preference from best to worst.

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1. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Polymorph (1989)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew encounter the Polymorph, a genetically engineered space mutant that drains the emotions from humans, that has arrived on-board Red Dwarf.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 621

2. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Back to Reality (1992)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf investigates an ocean ship, The Esperanto, where they find the ship's crew have all committed suicide, and are attacked by a sea monster called The Despair Squid. Later they ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Grant, Juliet May, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 698

3. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Dimension Jump (1991)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Arnold "Ace" Rimmer is a daredevil test pilot for the space corps, and he has been assigned to test-pilot a ship that can travel through dimensions, so he can meet many different versions ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 527

4. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Timeslides (1989)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The developing fluid that Kryten uses to process old photographs mutates and the photographs come alive. The Red Dwarf crew find they can go into the photograph, and Lister finds that the ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 551

5. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Better Than Life (1988)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

A post pod carrying a 3 million year old bag of mail arrives and Rimmer becomes depressed when he learns his father is dead. The crew play an artificial game called "Better than life" which... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 620

6. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Queeg (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Red Dwarf's back-up computer Queeg 500 takes command of Red Dwarf when Holly allows a meteorite to damage the ship and Rimmer to malfunction. The crew encourages Holly to challenge Queeg to... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 602

7. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Stasis Leak (1988)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Rimmer, Lister and Cat find a time barrier called "Stasis Leak" on Floor 16 and it takes them back in time on Red Dwarf 3 million years earlier. Rimmer and Lister try to change the past, ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 548

8. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Confidence and Paranoia (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Lister falls ill after entering a contaminated area of Red Dwarf trying to find Kochanski's hologram disc which Rimmer has hidden. But Red Dwarf has two unwelcome guests on-board, Lister's Confidence and Paranoia.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 639

9. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Thanks for the Memory (1988)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew wake up four days after celebrating the anniversary of Rimmer's death, only to find they've got no memories of the previous four days, but when they find the black box on... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 572

10. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Marooned (1989)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew abandons ship as Red Dwarf approaches black holes. Rimmer and Lister find themselves marooned on a ice planet, when Starbug is struck by a meteorite, where the only ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 590

11. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Quarantine (1992)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After investigating a abandoned research complex on a ice planet. Lister, Cat and Kryten returns to Red Dwarf only to find Rimmer has been infected with an electronic virus and he has taken... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 629

12. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Starbug stumbles upon a battleship carrying on-board murderous cyborgs called "Simulants". When the "Simulants" infect Starbug with a virus and Starbug heads on a collision course with a ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 589

13. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Stoke Me a Clipper (1997)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Daredevil pilot Ace Rimmer, seriously wounded, after rescuing Princess Bonjella from the Nazis, arrives on-board Starbug, to recruit Rimmer to take his place as the next Ace Rimmer. Will Rimmer continue the legacy of Ace Rimmer?

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 491

14. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Justice (1991)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew transport a defrosting stasis capsule to 'Justice World', a remote penal space station, where they believe the person in the capsule may be one of the convicts or one of ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 510

15. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Demons & Angels (1992)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

An experiment with a machine that can make duplicates of an object goes wrong and Red Dwarf explodes. Where the Red Dwarf crew find the machine has made two copies of Red Dwarf, both ships contains their good and evil selves.

Directors: Rob Grant, Juliet May, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 503

16. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Bodyswap (1989)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Red Dwarf becomes a booby-trap when Lister activates the self-destruct, which turns out to be the vending machine and Lister is implanted with the mind of one of the dead crew members and ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 532

17. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Backwards (1989)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

As Rimmer is taking Kryten for a driving lesson in Starbug they find themselves being whisked away through a time hole and end up on Earth, where time is running backwards.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 676

18. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Me² (1988)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Rimmer moves into his new sleeping quarters with his holographic duplicate. Lister watches Rimmer's video containing footage of Rimmer's death, the two Rimmers start getting into a fight ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 624

19. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Emohawk: Polymorph II (1993)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Starbug is attacked by a Space Corp enforcement probe, for looting from derelict ships. Starbug crash lands on a Gelf moon, where Lister must marry the Gelf leader's daughter in exchange ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 466

20. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: The Inquisitor (1992)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The red dwarf crew encounter the inquisitor, a mechanical lifeform who has made himself judge, jury and executioner of all of humanity throughout history. If he decides your life hasn't ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 530

21. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Holoship (1992)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Rimmer is abducted by the holographic crew of a Holographic space vessel, and he finds the vessel is perfect and the holographic crew members have super intelligence and Rimmer decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 525

22. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: White Hole (1991)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew set out to restore Holly's IQ with the use of Talkie-Toaster, who Lister dismantled because Talkie-Talk winds him up with his obsession of serving toast. But something ... See full summary »

Directors: Ed Bye, Paul Jackson | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 516

23. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Skipper (2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

When Red Dwarf starts acting up Kryten reveals a device he has been working on that Rimmer borrows. Is there really a universe where he is not a gigantic loser?

Director: Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 269

24. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Legion (1993)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Starbug is taken over by a tractor beam which takes them to a deep space space station, where the crew discover Legion, a life form conceived from a experiment by famous scientists. Only to... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 549

25. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Back in the Red: Part 1 (1999)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Nano Bots have rebuilt Red Dwarf and Lister, Kochansi, Kryten and Cat find that the Nano Bots have not only rebuilt the ship, the Nano Bots have resurrected the crew and they find ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 419

26. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Back in the Red: Part 2 (1999)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After discovering the luck virus and the confidential reports in Starbugs wreckage, Rimmer begins his scheme to get promoted, and he begins to impress Captain Hoillister and the sexual ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules

Votes: 403

27. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Back in the Red: Part 3 (1999)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Lister, Kochanski, Kryten, Cat and Holly escapes on board Blue Midget and they begin their search for the Nano Bots. Rimmer discovers Lister, Kochanski, Kryten, Cat and Holly are in a ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 409

28. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Rimmerworld (1993)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Starbug crew returns to the Simulant's battleship to salvage for food-supplies. But Rimmer, who has been diagnosed of a tense nervous disorder, escapes on-board a escape pod which has ... See full summary »

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 484

29. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Terrorform (1992)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Lister, Kryten, Cat and Holly head for a artificial moon, where Rimmer has been kidnapped, only to find the artificial moon is Rimmer's mind.

Director: Juliet May | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 499

30. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: D.N.A. (1991)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew investigates a alien spaceship that is drifting in deep space. Where they discover a D.N.A modifier, a genetic altering machine that alters all organic life. But all ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 514

31. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: The Last Day (1989)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The crew receive a message from Kryten's manufacturer saying that he must be dismantled within 24 hours, at which time a more advanced mechanoid will arrive to replace him. Lister, Cat, ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge

Votes: 529

32. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Kryten (1988)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Red Dwarf crew intercepts a SOS distress call from the American Space cruiser "Nova 5", that has crashed on a moon. They find the only survivor is Kryten, an android butler, whose favorite TV show is 'Androids'.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 600

33. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Blue (1997)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Lister, missing Rimmer, tries to recall the good times they had together, and fantasizes about Rimmer's return (which leads to Lister's hottest kiss yet). Meanwhile, Kryten's rivalry with ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 433

34. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Balance of Power (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Lister wants to go on a date with the hologram of navigation officer Kristine Kochanski, much to Rimmer's disapproval. Lister decides to do a cooking exam so he can outrank Rimmer. But Rimmer has a cunning plan.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 646

35. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Future Echoes (1988)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Holly navigates Red Dwarf during light speed. But when Red Dwarf goes through light speed 24-hours early, the crew witnesses strange events and they find they are witnessing "Future Echoes" images of events that will happen in the future.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 712

36. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Siliconia (2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Dwarfers are captured by a militant mechanoid group, intent on liberating Kryten and enslaving the others.

Director: Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 288

37. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Tikka to Ride (1997)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

In the aftermath of the battle with their future selves, the crew, resurrected from the dead, due to time paradoxes and Lister is depressed when he learns the curry supplies were destroyed ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 503

38. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: The End (1988)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Liverpudlian caretaker Dave Lister is sentenced to 18-months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat Frankenstine on-board. But Dave awakes from Suspended animation, only to ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Norman Lovett

Votes: 800

39. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Lemons (2012)

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After a botched installation of a rejuvenation shower, the Dwarfers are transported to Earth in the year 23 AD.

Director: Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 449

40. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Mechocracy (2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

When all the machines on Red Dwarf go on strike, the boys compete in an election against each other to gain control of them.

Director: Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 262

41. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Pete: Part 1 (1999)

TV-PG | 28 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After playing a practical joke on Warden Ackerman, Lister and Rimmer along with Kochanski, Kryten and the Cat are forced to take on the guards led by Warden Ackerman in a game of basketball... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 399

42. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Pete: Part 2 (1999)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Kryten has accidentally turned Birdman's pet bird "Pete" into a T-Rex which has gone on a rampage on-board Red Dwarf. With the crew frozen in time, Rimmer, Lister, Kryten, Kochanski, The ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 396

43. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Nanarchy (1997)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

As Lister tries to cope with the loss of his arm, Kryten searches for his nanobots (microscopic robots) to get them to rebuild the arm. In Lister's laundry basket, he finds out who stole ... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Chloë Annett

Votes: 397

44. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Epideme (1997)

TV-PG | 29 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The crew come across an abandoned ship with one survivor: Caroline Carmen, one of Lister's former crushes. She revives in the middle of the night and infects Lister with the dreaded Epideme... See full summary »

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Chloë Annett

Votes: 407

45. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: M-Corp (2017)

TV-14 | 27 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

After installing the latest software update the Dwarfers discover that the owners of Red Dwarf, Jupiter Mining Corporation, have been bought out by a corporation and only products made by them are visible to their employees.

Director: Doug Naylor | Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 257

46. Red Dwarf (1988– )
Episode: Psirens (1993)

TV-PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi