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  • show Description
  • Sci-fi comedy (in the same vein as 'Red Dwarf') set in the year 2151 following the adventures of HMS Camden Lock as it looks after British interests in an ever-expanding galaxy. Nick Frost stars as Commander Michael Henderson tasked with, among other things, encouraging aliens to locate their businesses in Peterborough and to take their holidays in the Lake District. His mixed bag crew consists of brilliant tactician but borderline-psychopath First Officer York; Diplomatic Officer Chloe Teal who has a secret crush on Henderson; Technical Officer Jeffers who hates York and makes note on his mistakes; quiet Navigator Vine; and an Enhanced Human, Sandstrom, who pilots the ship.moreless

  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 6

    Convoy

    Aired 8/16/07

  • S 2 : Ep 5

    Dreamgate

    Aired 8/9/07

  • S 2 : Ep 4

    Harvest

    Aired 8/2/07

  • S 2 : Ep 3

    Admiral's Daughter

    Aired 7/26/07

  • S 2 : Ep 2

    Artefact

    Aired 7/19/07

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Eldon

    York

  • Nick Frost

    Space Commander Mike Henderson

  • Miranda Hart

    Diplomatic Officer Teal

  • Stephen Evans

    Vine

  • Dan Antopolski

    Technical Officer Jeffers

  • Photos (6)
  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Computer Attention all crew. Today is "bring your clone to work" day. If you don't have a clone, go and see the clone officer on level seven.

    • York: I don't know how to inform you of this, Mr Jeffers, but. Jeffers: Yes? York: You'll live. Jeffers: Will I have a massive scar? York: (Whispers) Massive. Jeffers: Cool. (Smiles and nods)

    • Commander Henderson: You said. You said "by the time we got to Uberon..." This thing is eating my crew. York: Only the slow ones. She's picking them off. Doing exactly what I'd do. I almost love her.

    • York: When this being took a trip on this ship, she booked a one way ticket to death. She and I are alike. Killers. Strangers to mercy. Only one shall survive.

    • Computer: Attention all crew. A further reminder that the weapons bay is not an appropriate venue for hen night. Please use the designated hen and stag facilities on levels 4 and 5.

    • York: (About Jeffers being left in charge) Don't think I've forgotten the last time, Mr Jeffers. "Oh no Commander, I'm not having a party, I'm just having a couple of friends over". (Leans in) I'm watching you. Jeffers: We all make mistakes, Mr York. (York leans out and leaves) And I write all of yours down.

    • Computer: Attention all crew. Nutrition advice. Lager is not a meal in its self. Eat food with your lager.

    • York: (about the artefact) Don't touch it, Commander! It's origin is unsourced, and you are too important to the ship. Vine, you touch it.

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    Notes (2)

    • In this episode on board the shipit is "The Week of Winds" in one corridor of the ship. It's here we see various people attempting to walk against a gale to get to the cafeteria.

    • It is revealed that York is attracted to Sandstrom.

    Trivia (3)

    • When talking about fixing the console, we can see a pendant hanging around the neck of Jeffers. The camera switches the the commander, and the back to Jeffers with his pendant in a totally different position, although he hasn't moved.

    • York's middle name is revealed to be "Pauline".

    • According to Henderson, Leeds was destroyed by a comet in 2029.

    Allusions (1)

    • Two of the Qeppu's killers are called Tweedledoom and Tweedledie, referencing the characters Tweedledum and Tweedledee in the novel "Alice In Wonderland".

  • Fan Reviews (2)
  • Perhaps "Needs FINE-tuning" is being a bit too generous... But it's been killed before it had a chance to develop.

    By PTPhog, Dec 04, 2007

  • Apparently it's like Red Dwarf...wait..wasn't Red Dwarf funny? They've mastered the special effects, but the comedy is almost non-existent.

    By starman100, Aug 01, 2007