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  • The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

  • An unambitious slob from Liverpool has been awakened from a high-tech stasis chamber 3 million years in the future to find he may be one of the last humans alive. Hopelessly lost in space, this crew of mostly sad-act bachelors kill time and share adventure aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf.

  • Three million years ago, a radiation leak killed the crew of the mining ship, Red Dwarf. The only survivor was Dave Lister, the chicken soup machine repairman. He spends his time on the ship with a holographic projection of Arnold Rimmer (his dead bunkmate), Cat (a life-form that evolved from Dave's cat), Holly (the ship's senile computer), and Kryten (a service mechanoid).

  • The year is 2077. Dave Lister is a Liverpudlian caretaker working on-board "Red Dwarf" a gigantic space freighter traveling to Earth, the ship is commanded by Captain Ed Hollister. Lister is obsessed with eating curries and he irritates his pompous and cowardly boss and bunk-mate Arnold "Judas" Rimmer. Lister is sentenced to 6-months in suspended animation for smuggling his pet cat Frankenstine on-board. Lister awakes from suspended animation, only to find the crew have been wiped out in a radioactive disaster, he has been frozen for 3 million years and Red Dwarf is lost in the middle of deep space. But Lister is not alone on-board Red Dwarf. Also on-board Red Dwarf is: Holly, the ship's computer who has lost his intelligence after not being used for so long, A hologram simulation of Rimmer (A electronic ghost), The Cat, a humanoid that evolved from Lister's pet cat Frankenstine and Kryten, robot butler rescued from the American space cruiser 'Nova 5'.

  • After a massive radiation leak wipes out the entire population of a mining ship in space, chicken soup machine repairman Dave Lister is the only living human in the universe after coming out of suspended animation after 3,000,000 years.

  • On board the mining ship Red Dwarf, the slovenly and lazy Third Technician Dave Lister is sentenced to eighteen months in stasis for smuggling an unquarantined cat on board. Three million years later, he is revived to discover he is the sole surviving crew member on board the ship following a nuclear disaster, and very probably the last human being alive in the universe. But he is not alone. Also on board is HOLLY, the senile computer powering the ship; an intangible hologrammatic version of Second Technician Arnold Rimmer, his pompous and cowardly immediate superior; The Cat, a humanoid evolved from Lister's pet cat; and Kryten, a neurotic android. And so this motley crew goes where no one has gone before, in search of adventure, women, and a really good vindaloo...


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