Red Dwarf: Season 1 (1988)



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Series 1 begins with Dave Lister discovering that he is the sole human survivor of a radioactive disaster that wiped everyone out while he was in suspended animation. He wakes up 3 million years after the incident to discover his only companions are a version of his old cat Frankenstine and a hologram of his old bunkmate.


Craig Charles
as Dave Lister
Chris Barrie
as Arnold Rimmer
Chloë Annett
as Kristine Kochanski (1997)
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Critic Reviews for Red Dwarf Season 1

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Though undeniably wobbly (often in the literal sense - those sets wouldn't have survived a light breeze), the early episodes of Dwarf have a charming simplicity that was lost as the show's budgets and scope grew.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It's an acquired taste, but people looking for a silly and twisted comedic take on "realistic" sci-fi flicks will most likely become a smeg-head that'll want to own all of the series on DVD.

Apr 20, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Marrying the slacker aesthetic of Dark Star to the wry humour of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, it had both the innate melancholy and odd-couple dynamic central to all great sitcoms.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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Craig Charles is likable and funny as Dave Lister, as is John-Jules as the cat. However, Chris Barry's Arnold Rimmer comes off as a character common in lots of British sitcoms: the fussy self-important little twit.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…

From the moment our scouse hero Lister (Craig Charles) wakes up, the jokes zing past like meteorites.

Apr 23, 2018 | Full Review…
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