Red Dwarf - Season 6

Thursday 9:00 PM on BBC Two Premiered Feb 15, 1988 Between Seasons




Episode Guide

  • 10/21/93
    The gang is attacked by a simulant ship, who upgrade Starbug with laser cannons and defensive shields and then force them to play a game of 'cat and mouse'. The crew elect instead not to flee but to stay and fight which stuns the simulants. Before their ship is crippled by Starbug's new offensive weapons, the simulants upload a killer virus into the navicomp. Kryten then transfers the virus to his CPU in an attempt to diffuse it. The gang watch on a virtual reality screen as Kryten's search for an antidote is manifested as a western setting where Kryten is a sheriff who has to fight the four horsemen of the Apocalypse - Death, War, Pestilence and Famine.moreless
  • Legion
    Episode 2
    Chasing the vapour trail of Red Dwarf into a gas nebula, Starbug is taken over by a tractor beam which takes it to a space station. There the crew discover Legion, a highly intelligent, sophisticated and cultured lifeform conceived out of an experiment by a group of famous scientists. It is Legion who gives Rimmer a new hardlight holo-projection unit, enabling him to become a normal human, able to touch, feel, eat, and experience pain. He also becomes virtually indestructible. They learn that Legion is composed from the minds of each member of the crew, combined and magnified, and as such they are sustaining his very existence with their presence. Legion will not allow them to leave and continue the search for Red Dwarf...moreless
  • Out Of Time
    Episode 6
    The crew encounter a cloud of fog from an imploded supernova and have no choice but to go through it. After passing through "unreality pockets", they decide to go into stasis until they get through the fog. In the center of the fog they find a Space Corps derelict which also has a time drive, which they hook up to Starbug's engines. They find they can travel to any time in history, but they are still in deep space, no closer to Earth than they were before. Returning to their own time, they find a future version of themselves. They find out that their future selves have gotten twisted and evil. The evil version of the crew decides to kill them all, rather than to lose, so they battle each other for survival of the good or death of them all.moreless
  • 10/28/93
    A Space Corps Law Enforcement Vessel chases Starbug and the crew make a crash landing on a GELF planet. They go in search of a vital ship part and come across a village who have the part but the price is for Lister to marry the chief's daughter. Lister reluctantly does so but, on his wedding night, sneaks back to Starbug. The chief takes this as an insult and sets his pet Emohawk, a smaller polymorph (see ep 3x3 - Polymorph) on them. The Emohawk hides on Starbug and attacks Rimmer and Cat, taking Rimmer's bitterness and the Cat's coolness, turning them into Ace Rimmer (see ep 4x5 - Dimension Jump) and Dwayne Dibbley (see ep 5x6 - Back to Reality).
    Ace decides to save the day and locks Kryten and Lister in the hold, where they will be safe, while he and Dwayne go after the Emohawk. They eventually track it down, capture it and return themselves to normal.moreless
  • Psirens
    Episode 1
    Two hundred years after investigating the SSS Esperanto, the crew awake from suspended animation aboard Starbug with amnesia, and find that their mothership Red Dwarf is missing. Chasing a faint vapour trail which may lead to their mothership, the crew travel through an asteroid field containing lost and crashed spaceships. The asteroid field is inhabited by "Psirens", genetically engineered creatures that telepathically lure the ship's crew onto the asteroids so that they can suck out their brains.moreless
  • Rimmerworld
    Episode 5
    The gang come across the simulant ship they nearly destroyed in Gunmen of the Apocalypse and decide to board the ship in order to loot it for supplies despite the fact that it's in such bad shape that a loud sneeze would cause it to fall apart. They find a time and matter transporter on board and take it with them. One of the simulants is still alive and attacks them. Rimmer, always the brave, jumps in an escape pod but when it releases the ship begins to fall apart. The rest of the crew use the transporter to get back to Starbug and track the pod which is heading down to a planet. Unfortunately, the pod goes through a worm hole on the way down, causing Rimmer to shift back in time. When he reaches the planet's surface, Rimmer uses technology from the pod to try and create a woman in his image, but no matter how many times he tries all he can do is clone himself. When Starbug reaches the planet, 600 years have passed for Rimmer, and the Rimmer clones have taken over, banishing the original Rimmer to a dungeon. The others are captured and also thrown in the dungeon because they are 'different'. They find the original Rimmer and use the teleporter to escape but end up on Starbug 2 weeks in the future where they learn that something terrible has happened to Lister.....moreless