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Red Dwarf

Season 8 Episode 7

Pete II

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Apr 01, 1999 on BBC Two
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Episode Summary

Our crew desperately try to turn Pete back into a sparrow before the time freeze wears off but Pete eats a scutter who was holding the time wand. The crew put out a heap of food for Pete and he eats it but then runs amok on the ship. Meanwhile the freeze wears off and Rimmer and Lister are hauled in front of Hollister who gives them a long and detailed account of how Pete ate almost all of the ship's supplies and then was sick. The time wand is retrieved and Hollister demands that they turn Pete back to normal. Lister and Rimmer complete the task and destroy the time wand, but they notice all too late that Pete had laid an egg that begins to hatch...moreless

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    Jake Wood

    Jake Wood

    Kill Crazy

    Guest Star

    Ricky Glover

    Ricky Glover


    Guest Star

    Ian Masters

    Ian Masters


    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


    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Kryten: Birds are descended from dinosaurs; from the Theropod family. I inadvertently reversed evolution several million years!

        More than a mere several. The Big Dinos were all wiped out over 65 million years ago at the mass extinction that closed out the Cretaceous Period. Then there's the fact that Red Dwarf has been traveling for 3 Million Years.

    • QUOTES (10)

      • Lister: Holly, we need your advice, mate. We've been cornered by a T-Rex that was formerly a sparrow, and the only thing that can turn it back into Woody Woodpecker is in its stomach. What's your take on the situation?
        Holly: What do you want? The long or the short version?
        Lister: Long.
        Holly: You're finished.
        Cat: What's the short version?
        Holly: Bye.

      • Birdman: Pete ate me. He ate me. He must be really out of sorts; he's never eaten me before! Never!

      • Captain Hollister: The rules about dinosaurs aboard JMC mining ships are very clear. No pets.

      • Lister: He is a good captain, though, Captain Hollister. Isn't he? Eh? On the ball! Quick!
        (Attempts to warn Rimmer that Hollister is behind him with subtle hand movements)
        Rimmer: (Utterly clueless of Lister's efforts) Quick? The only time he's quick is when he's passing a salad bar!
        Lister: (Still trying to signal Rimmer about Hollister) You do admire him, though, don't you?
        Rimmer: Admire him? A man who has his own cinema pick'n'mix factory in his quarters? A man who has a walk-in fridge? Who lists as his hobbies "chewing" and "swallowing"...?
        Lister: (pointing at Hollister in agony) You did tell me once before, though -- you do respect him, don't you?
        Rimmer: Respect him? A man whose family crest is made up of two cream buns and a profiterole; A man whose idea of a light snack... he's standing behind me, isn't he?
        Hollister: Yes, he is.

      • (Upon the revelation that Kryten's artificial penis, Archie, has detached itself and run away)
        Kochanski: Kryten, do you realize what this means?
        Kryten: No, ma'am.
        Kochanski: It means you're a real man!
        Kryten: It does? Why?
        Kochanski: Because now, like all men, you have absolutely no control over your penis!
        Kryten: (beaming) I'm so proud!!!

      • Kryten: My penis. It must have escaped!
        Kochanski: You know, I'm really going to have to get my ears syringed -- do you know what that sounded like to me?
        Kryten: I made one.
        Kochanski: Forget my ears, maybe my whole brain needs syringing... You made one?
        Kryten: Mmm-Hmmm! Out of an old electron board, a loo roll, some sticky-backed plastic and an Action Man's polo-neck jumper!

      • Kochanski: We're not going in until we know what we're doing.
        Rimmer: That could take years.

      • Lister: Did you see the captains report? The one lying open on his desk? See what it said about you? He used the word "imbecile" four times in the same sentence.
        Rimmer: What were the other words in the sentence?
        Lister: Just your name and a dash.

      • Baxter: [We] want a barney with Barney...don't want any sane people spoiling it.

      • Kryten: Don't be alarmed sir, it's just my penis is on the loose.

    • NOTES (2)

    • ALLUSIONS (2)

      • Lister: Where the hell did Barney's ugly brother come from?
        -- An allusion to the children's character, Barney the purple dinosaur.

      • Film reference: Alien
        The scene where Kryten's artificial penis Archie tries to wriggle out of Cat's jacket is reminiscent of the 1978 Ridley Scott sci-fi/horror film Alien starring Tom Skerrit and Sigourney Weaver where the alien embryo bursts out of Kane (John Hurt)'s chest.

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