Red Dwarf

Season 8 Episode 3

Back in the Red (3)

2
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Mar 04, 1999 on BBC Two
8.1
out of 10
User Rating
57 votes
1

EPISODE REVIEWS
By TV.com Users

Episode Summary

EDIT
Rimmer and Lister attempt to adjust to life in prison in the worst area. Upon discovering that they are actually in a broken VR simulation, they attempt to escape.

Who was the Episode MVP ?

Thursday
No results found.
Friday
No results found.
Saturday
No results found.
SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Part 3

    8.8
    Cat (to Ground Controller): Ground Controller this is err...

    Lister: ...Major Tom!



    As it has been said many times, Back in the Red would have worked better as a one hour special (now on the DVD by the way). This fact becomes most apparent in this episode, as plot-wise the escape goes on too long. However, the jokes keep coming thick and fast, mainly centring on the Cat’s tap dancing scene with the Blue Midget space crafts to impress the Ground Controller, and culminating in Lister’s ultimate revenge against Rimmer. Although not the best, this is better than the previous episode.moreless
Karl Glenn Stimpson

Karl Glenn Stimpson

MP Thornton

Guest Star

Yasmin Bannerman

Yasmin Bannerman

1st Ground Controller

Guest Star

Jeillo Edwards

Jeillo Edwards

2nd Ground Controller

Guest Star

Chris Barrie

Chris Barrie

Arnold Judas Rimmer

Recurring Role

Robert Llewellyn

Robert Llewellyn

Kryten (season 3-)

Recurring Role

Mac McDonald

Mac McDonald

Captain Hollister

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

FILTER BY TYPE

  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Captain Hollister: I also suspect that someone, possibly Lister, has given Rimmer access to the crew's confidential files, and he's using this information to blackmail his way up the chain of command. It's sickening. It's unforgivable. But it's a technique that can work. I should know; I used the same method myself to become captain. If the crew discover I'm really just Dennis the Doughnut Boy, I'm finished.

    • Rimmer: One day in this lousy stinking penal colony, and I'm cracking up. Everyone's so deranged and brutal, it's frightening. This afternoon I was so depressed I went to see the social worker.
      Lister: Was he any help?
      Rimmer: Not really, he beat me up. He said I was a whining nancy-boy with girly white legs, then pummeled me repeatedly with his book, "Showing compassion to inmates".
      Lister: I thought social workers were supposed to be nice.
      Rimmer: In the end, I was so shell-shocked I went to see the priest and explained everything.
      Lister: What did he say?
      Rimmer: He said I was a whining baby who was missing his mum. Then he beat me up, too. You can still see the crucifix marks in the back of my head.

    • Rimmer: If only I'd hired a smarter lawyer. Instead of the braindead, pompous, stupid-haired git I ended up with.
      Lister: You defended yourself!

    • Rimmer: Since when were you interested in a trouser press? You care less about your appearance than a member of the Dutch royal family.
      Lister: No, I was thinking: if we got moved to a cell with a trouser press, we could make cheese toasties.

    • Holly: We're giving you a new start on life and the chance to screw it up in new and imaginative ways!

    • Cat: Another year I have to send a valentine to my hand.

    • The crew looks for the exit from VR...
      Cat: I got it! There's a button here that says E-eleven-T on it!
      Kochanski: So?
      Cat: Eleven is XI in Roman Numerals. E-XI-T! Exit!
      Lister: He got that?
      Kryten: I think this proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that this is not reality.

    • Lister: If I say who I think's responsible for this it'll get cut too, so I'm not going to, but it's him. I know it's him, you can bet on it, and if I ever catch up to him, I'm gonna cut off both his b--
      Edit cut
      Lister: --a blunt knife.

  • NOTES (1)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Cat: Uh... Ground Control this is.....
      Lister: .....Major Tom
      "Ground Control to Major Tom" is a line from the song 'Space Oddity' which was a hit in the 60's for David Bowie.

More
Less
  • 5:30 pm
    Thursday Night Football
    CBS
  • 8:00 pm
    The Biggest Loser The Knockout
    NEW
    NBC
  • 9:00 pm
    OK! TV
    NEW
    CBS