In "Camille", Robert Llewellyn's real-life wife plays a female mechanoid who transforms into something else entirely, as does the episode, which by the end becomes a delightful skit on Casablanca. "DNA" comes over all SF, with lots of techno-speak about a matter transmogrifier and a RoboCop homage--but in typical Dwarf fashion, turns out to be all about curry. "Justice" sees Rimmer on trial for the murder of the entire crew, while Lister attempts to evade a psychotic cyborg. Holly gets her IQ back in "White Hole", but wastes time debating bread products with the toaster. "Dimension Jump" introduces dashing doppelganger Ace Rimmer for the first time--he was to return in later series, with diminishingly funny results. Here his appearance is all the better for its apparent improbability. Finally, "Meltdown" goes on location (to a park in North London) where waxdroids of historical characters (played by a miscellaneous selection of cheesy lookalikes) are at war. Only intermittently successful, this episode is really memorable for Chris Barrie's tour-de-force performance, as Rimmer becomes a crazed, Patton-esque general.
On the DVD: Red Dwarf, Series 4, like its predecessors, comes as a two-disc set complete with full cast commentary for every episode, an extensive retrospective documentary (mostly featuring the cast reminiscing), deleted scenes and lots of other fun bits of trivia. --Mark Walker
Holy is still female, Lister is still a slob, the Cat is still vain, Kryten is still cuaght in his programming and Rimmer,...well...he's still a git (but girls, he's a damn fine looking git!)
Highlights of this series were (without trying to give things away) Kryten's 'new image', Rimmer's 'other half'-what a guy, Holly's regained IQ of 12,000, Lister watching the execution of a well known figure and Rimmer making Ghandi give him 50 press ups. "I'm watching you, Ghandi!"
Episode lists as follows: Camille, DNA, Justice, White Hole, Dimension Jump and Meltdown.
It's great when each new series is realeased but the day will arrive when the final series goes out and that's it. Just make sure, that when that time comes, you've got every other series to look back on. Red Dwarf is a classic show and up there alongside the other more coventional British comedys in terms of superiority.
as far as the actual episodes themselves they are fantastic with many classic scenes well worth buying
i also have a suggestion for commentary on series 5+ perhaps get a fan in to ask questions on the commentary there is alot many people would like to know (like me:-)
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