Red Dwarf (1988– )
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Back to Earth (Part One) 

Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.


Doug Naylor


Rob Grant (creator), Doug Naylor (creator) | 1 more credit »




Episode complete credited cast:
Chris Barrie ... Rimmer
Craig Charles ... Lister
Danny John-Jules ... Cat
Robert Llewellyn ... Kryten
Sophie Winkleman ... Katerina


Lister's busy day of annoying Rimmer is interrupted by the discovery of something in the ship's mile-deep water tank.

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Release Date:

10 April 2009 (UK) See more »

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Red Dwarf: Back to Earth See more »

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1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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Did You Know?


Danny John-Jules, with a blue sock on his hand, provide the movement for the skutter's head. His hand was digitally edited out in post production and replaced with a CGI skutter. See more »


Rimmer talks about being washed along by millions of gallons of water at "60 knots per hour." Knots are a measure of speed of 1 nautical mile per hour, so he should have said "60 knots." See more »


Cat: Don't look at me, I ain't going! I'm still in trauma! Look at my suit! It may not pull through!
Lister: Find another suit - you're going!
Cat: Hey, I'm a cat! Nobody bosses Mr C around! You got that, monkey boy? Or should I explain that one more time for your small monkey brain?
Lister: How would you like it if I flushed the entire ship's supply of tuna out of an airlock?
Lister: When are we going?
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Alternate Versions

Released to DVD both as individual episodes and edited together into a "Director's Cut" feature-length film version. See more »


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Getting to Know You
Written by Richard Rodgers (uncredited) and Oscar Hammerstein II (uncredited)
[From the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "The King and I"]
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Be prepared...
11 April 2009 | by DuqNcverSee all my reviews

All those in the UK who have seen this have already started to either tear it apart or embrace it as something amazing. I, on the other hand, am in the US... and had to take a few extra steps to see this. First, those of you who are expecting a canned laughter to tell you which spots are funny, none here... if you'll miss it, you probably won't like it that much. Second, those of you who bought or downloaded the books-on-tape of the Red Dwarf series (as read by some of the stars of the show) and enjoyed them... you're in for a true treat. Without the audience laughter, it felt like they were performing just for me. It had a very intimate feel to it, I can't say much more without giving away anything... then again, if you're a true fan in the UK or US, you've already seen it or found a way to see it. Just brilliant.

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