Red Dwarf

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Red Dwarf: The Promised Land episodes (1)

1 The Promised Land
Three million years ago, David Lister was put in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the crew - but not his cat. Safely sealed in the hold, his cat's litter bred, evolving over millions of years into humanoid form. They now roam deep space in a fleet of their own. In this special, the posse meet three of these cats who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them flee from Rodon, a ruthless feral cat and self-declared Cat King.

About this show

Cult sci-fi comedy following a gang of space bums across the galaxy as they face shapeshifting aliens, time holes and even a monster made from mutton vindaloo. When a radiation leak wipes out the entire crew of his ship, Dave Lister wakes up three million years later to find his only companions are a life-form evolved from his cat and Arnold J Rimmer, a hologram simulation of his pedantic dead bunk-mate. Aimlessly roaming the universe, the ramshackle crew encounter danger and disaster at every turn. Can they stay alive long enough to find a way back to Earth?
1.6K reviews
jonathan roberts
27 November 2014
Best British comedy ever alongside some classic shows from this era such as bread, only fools, blackadder which is a good table to sit at. The irreverent mix of crazy but we'll thought out storylines and the chemistry between the characters makes this a quality low budget cult classic. All the characters stand up in there own right which is a quality often missing on other shows.
63 people found this review helpful
Rob Welham
25 December 2015
Only SD, which is to be expected. Great series, but there have been some minor changes. Most notably the tune played at George McIntyre's funeral in Episode 1 is different. In the original it was "See you later alligator" by Bill Haley & his Comets. This has been replaced by "Here we go, here we go" (artist unknown). This detracts slightly and was probably a licencing issue. Otherwise great.
43 people found this review helpful
Lord Paul Richard Butler
18 October 2017
One of the best TV shows on BBC2 and Dave really funny and I would recommend it to anybody who is looking just thought I'd laugh one of my favourite episodes is on Season 12 Episode 2 is the one where all the crew become mechanoids I first saw this on demand UKTV Play app a day before it's release on Dave why not check it out and just have a great laugh with the crew of Red Dwarf