Red Dwarf

Season 5 Episode 1


Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 20, 1992 on BBC Two
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The gang watch a sappy love story aboard Starbug and Rimmer is disgusted at how the hero sacrificed his own happiness for his lover. They come across a computer-generated ship, and Rimmer is captured and taken aboard. The Holoship (named 'The Enlightenment') will not answer Starbug's communication attempts on account of them being notoriously arrogant and self-centered. Meanwhile Rimmer is having quite a good time aboard the Holoship: he can touch, feel and taste. Not only that, but it's a ship regulation to have sexual relations at least twice a day with any other crew member.
He meets a crew member, Commander Nirvanah Crane who gives him a tour of the ship. Upon having sex with her, He falls in love with her and she, even though they have disposed of the concept of 'love' aboard the ship, feels something for him, also.
Rimmer decides he wants to stay aboard the ship, but the rules do not allow for any new crewmembers. The only way to get on board is to challenge a randomly-selected crew-member. The crew member turns out to be Nirvanah who lets him win on purpose when he tells her of how he always fails at everything and has never really achieved anything in his life.
Rimmer leaves Red Dwarf to join the Enlightenment's crew but when he finds out that Nirvanah gave up her place for him, he decides to give it back to her and return to Red Dwarf, thereby doing much as the hero in the movie (much to his own disgust).moreless

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Jane Horrocks

Jane Horrocks

Commander Nirvanah Crane

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Matthew Marsh

Matthew Marsh

Captain Hercule Platini

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Don Warrington

Don Warrington

Commander Binks

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