The End: The Original Assembly

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The End: The Original Assembly recreates exactly the show as it would have been had it not been re-filmed, and it’s a very, very different show.

The End underwent extensive reshoots before it finally arrived on-screen. Taking advantage of the cast’s extra experience filming the rest of the series, the newly filmed scenes included some hefty rewrites… mainly to add some more jokes.

Fully two-thirds of The End as it was broadcast is reshoot material. Rimmer and Lister’s opening scenes – corridor, bunkroom – Lister’s entry into stasis, Lister’s exit from stasis and the subsequent ‘Everybody’s dead, Dave’ scene, Rimmer’s resurrection as a hologram, the Cat’s introduction… even the final ‘look out Earth, the slime’s coming home’ scene.


First Aired On:
Dec 31st, 1969


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