Red Dwarf

Season 3 Episode 1

Backwards

2
Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Nov 14, 1989 on BBC Two
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The episode opens with 'Star Wars' style text explaining how Lister gave birth to twin boys that were returned to the other dimension, Holly has endured a breakdown which has caused him to become like his female counterpart from that universe, and that Kryten has returned and become part of the crew.

While Lister and Cat discuss the sexiness of Wilma Flintstone, Rimmer gives Kryten a space piloting exam in order for them to become more independent. They accidentally pass through a time hole and appear on Earth in modern times, but where everything is running in reverse order. While waiting for Lister and Cat to find them, they get work as a novelty act in a pub, showing off their 'forwards' acting capabilities. Lister and Cat finally track them down but by then Rimmer and Kryten don't want to leave, observing that the world makes more sense backwards, and list off several things like death and war. They are soon unfired for causing a pub brawl and then proceed to undo the results of the fight. At the ship, before leaving, Cat discovers one more unfortunate aspect of doing things backwards.moreless

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Rob Grant

Rob Grant

Man smoking cigarette (uncredited)

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Maria Friedman

Maria Friedman

Waitress

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Arthur Smith

Arthur Smith

Pub Manager

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Tony Hawks

Tony Hawks

Compere

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