Series VIII, Episode 8 - Only The Good...
Now that the Dwarfers are on probation, Rimmer is at the Captain's every beckoned call. He still vows that he will become an officer one day, but Captain Hollister doubts his chances.
Now that the Dwarfers are on probation, Rimmer is at the Captain's every beckoned call. He still vows that he will become an officer one day, but Captain Hollister doubts his chances. Meanwhile, when an escape pod lands on Red Dwarf, it infects the ship with a corrosive life form. It begins to eat away at the ship, putting the crew in immense danger. Some of the crew manage to escape, but the prisoners are left on board to die.
The Dwarfers work out a way to find a formula to combat the virus by creating a way to enter a mirror universe. As Rimmer steps through the mirror, the machine they made to enter and exit the universe breaks. Rimmer is stuck there for a while, and when he manages to leave with the formula, everyone has gone. He finds that the formula solution he has has turned back into a formula for the virus because he's left the mirror universe. He passes out after the dispensing machine fires a drinks can at him, and watches as the grim reaper comes to claim him. Surprisingly, Rimmer kicks the grim reaper and tells him that only the good die young!
- Monday 5th April 1999
- BBC Two
- 30 minutes
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