This week I mostly been listening to……..Rush, Roy Harper, Jean Michelle Jarre
DVD – BluRay
[Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 1 – “Backwards”- DVD] – 14 November 1989 – With Kryten now a regular member of the crew, Rimmer takes him on a flying lesson in the transport vehicle Starbug. They find themselves whisked away through a time hole, arriving back on Earth, 1993. However, time is running backwards.
[Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 2 – “Marooned” – DVD] – 21 November 1989 – The crew abandon ship as Holly sees five black holes in the direct flight path of Red Dwarf. Rimmer and Lister then find themselves marooned on an ice planet after Starbug is struck by a meteorite. Lister is freezing and starving but the only firewood is his beloved guitar and Rimmer’s prized possessions, and the only food left is dog food and a pot noodle, Lister’s most hated food.
[Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 3 – “Polymorph” – DVD] – 28 November 1989 – The crew become radically different people after they encounter a polymorph, a genetically engineered shape-changing mutant that feeds on negative emotions. After escaping from the polymorph they decide that there are only two options, one: take it on, or two: run away. Two has always been the Cat’s favourite number anyway.
[Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 4 – “Bodyswap” – DVD] – 5 December 1989 – Rimmer suggests that the perfect way to help Lister get “healthy” is swapping bodies, by implanting his mind into Lister’s and vice versa, so that Rimmer can undergo a hefty exercise regime in Lister’s body. However, Rimmer is overtaken with excitement at the prospect of having a physical body again and refuses to give it back to Lister.
[Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 5 – “Timeslides” – DVD] – 12 December 1989 – The developing fluid that Kryten uses to process old photographs mutates and the photographs come alive. The crew find they can go into the photograph, and Lister finds that the photographs allows them to go back in time. Using this he plans on changing history so that he does not end up marooned in deep space.
[Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 6 – “The Last Day” – DVD] – 19 December 1989 – Lister receives a pre-recorded message from Jim Reaper (as in “the Grim Reaper”), head of Diva-Droid international, the company that created Kryten. Kryten is ordered to be dismantled within 24 hours and is to be replaced by Hudzen-10 (Gordon Kennedy), a super-strong android, who has been tracking Kryten for thousands of years and is now on an intercept course with Red Dwarf. The crew decide to throw Kryten a leaving party, and give him one last night to remember.