Lister, Rimmer, Kryten and Cat set about trying to build a device, whose parts were found aboard the derelict ship, which will rejuvenate their bodies to the peak of health. Thanks to a major misunderstanding of the assembly instructions (printed in Swedish), the device malfunctions seriously, sending the four back in time to Earth, in the year 23 A.D. They have a device that will allow them to return to Red Dwarf, but must build their own battery for it, since none was installed prior to their accidental time travel. The search for their first battery ingredient, lemons, sends them on a six-month trek across Europe and Asia on foot, where they meet a man named Jesus. The undue attention they pay to him attracts the attention of soldiers who are already pursuing him, leaving them with no choice but to bring Jesus to the future and to Red Dwarf – history will be rewritten either way, but the time travel options prevents Jesus’ premature death. Once aboard Red Dwarf, it’s practically unavoidable that Jesus eventually learns of his pivotal place in human history, and the fate that awaits him if he returns.
Cast: Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Indira Joshi (Erin), James Baxter (Jesus), Nicholas Richards (Uncle Aaron), Tom Pepper (Man who may be Jesus & Judas), Hormuzd Todiwala (Waiter)
LogBook entry by Earl Green