As part of the ten year celebrations for the BBC sci-fi comedy show, the first three series of the cult favourite were remastered - adding new effects, sound, music, models and quality. In 'The End', a radiation leak kills all but one of the crew of the mining ship Red Dwarf. After three million years, Dave Lister awakes from suspended animation to find he is the last human being - but he may not be entirely alone. In 'Future Echoes', Red Dwarf breaks the speed of light and the crew start getting glimpses of the future - and Lister realises that he may be reduced to a swirling maelstrom of atoms. In 'Balance of Power', Rimmer is panicking at the thought that Lister may attain a higher rank than him - and will try anything to stop it happening.
What if you could communicate with a virus that was infecting you, and argue the ethics of killing a living being to sustain one's own existence? If you were Captain Jean-Luc Picard of the Starship Enterprise
, you'd probably reach an understanding that led to widespread vegetarianism and the elimination of disease. But if you're Dave Lister, you lose the argument, then have to lie there and listen to the smarty-pants virus mocking you. But you don't give up, because your gallant shipmates are sure to have another trick up their sleeves.
This tape contains the final two episodes of Red Dwarf Series VII, plus short interviews with the show's cast, creators and fans (including scientist Stephen Hawking and actor Patrick Stewart, who played Picard on Star Trek: The Next Generation) and a collection of "smeg-ups", or outtakes, from Series VII. The episodes feature at least two of the finest sight gags in the entire Red Dwarf canon, both quite nasty and thoroughly hilarious at the same time. The smeg-ups are worth watching just for the snippets of Danny John-Jules' true accent, a far cry from the Cat's James Brown-inspired speech. --Anna Peekstok
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