Red DwarfThe Sentence: Lister, whose head has been embarassingly enlarged by a bad case of space mumps, wonders why Cat and Rimmer haven’t been round to see him, when Kryten inadvertently tells him about the escape pod that the ship has picked up, which contains either a security guard or an inmate of a spaceborne prison whose residents revolted against their keepers, and Rimmer starts the pod’s cryogenic thawing process in the off-chance that the vehicle contains a friendly human female, which, as it turns out, it doesn’t, although Lister and the others don’t realize this as they’ve gotten underway to the aforementioned penal station just in case their new passenger turns out to be a homicidal maniac, though they’re not counting on the station’s Justice Computer which metes out punishment appropriate to the crimes it discovers in its subjects’ memories after a mind scan, and this is certainly bad news for Rimmer, who is sentenced to life behind bars for the disregard of safety regulations that led to the death of the entire crew of Red Dwarf, but Kryten manages to plead Rimmer’s case to the Justice Computer and gains Rimmer’s freedom so they can all head back to the Starbug, which, in case you forgot, is where they left an escape pod to thaw out, which it has done, releasing a crazed homicidal simulant in the process.

Order the DVDswritten by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
directed by Ed Bye
music by Howard Goodall

Guest Cast: Nicholas Ball (The Simulant), James Smillie (Justice Computer voice)

LogBook entry by Earl Green