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Red Dwarf

  • 2017
  • Season 12
  • 6 episodes
  • Drama
  • Science and technology

Summary

The four wretched smegheads reunite for a twelfth series.

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Episode 4: Mechocracy

Summary

When all the machines on-board Red Dwarf go on strike, a Presidential election is held between Rimmer and Kryten to look after their rights and gain control. Sci-fi comedy, starring Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn.

Review

With all the elections and referendums we have been having here on Earth, it was only a matter of time before writer Doug Naylor, who’s always had a keen satirical eye, turned it towards comedy’s favourite mining spaceship.

In another on-form episode, the poll for a machine president is required after all the ship’s devices go on strike, with Lister and Kryten pitted against Rimmer and the Cat (who has been blackmailed into supporting the Smeg-headed hologram). The sight of the crew being forced to work by candlelight may remind us of 1970s walkouts. But the blackmail, false claims and smearing? Sadly that seems very much a 2017-inspired phenomenon.

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Dave ListerCraig Charles
CatDanny John-Jules
Arnold RimmerChris Barrie
KrytenRobert Llewellyn

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  • Episode 4

    Mechocracy

    Summary

    When all the machines on-board Red Dwarf go on strike, a Presidential election is held between Rimmer and Kryten to look after their rights and gain control. Sci-fi comedy, starring Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Chris Barrie and Robert Llewellyn.

    Review

    With all the elections and referendums we have been having here on Earth, it was only a matter of time before writer Doug Naylor, who’s always had a keen satirical eye, turned it towards comedy’s favourite mining spaceship.

    In another on-form episode, the poll for a machine president is required after all the ship’s devices go on strike, with Lister and Kryten pitted against Rimmer and the Cat (who has been blackmailed into supporting the Smeg-headed hologram). The sight of the crew being forced to work by candlelight may remind us of 1970s walkouts. But the blackmail, false claims and smearing? Sadly that seems very much a 2017-inspired phenomenon.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming providers below.

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Cast

    rolename
    Dave ListerCraig Charles
    CatDanny John-Jules
    Arnold RimmerChris Barrie
    KrytenRobert Llewellyn
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