Unaired US Pilot 1

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This was a failed attempt in 1992 to make an “Americanized” version of the hit British sci-fi comedy. Two pilots were filmed after the producers replaced the actors playing Rimmer and Cat, but the series was never picked up, even with the involvement of the original creators, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. The story was an amalgam of several episodes but pretty much followed the original British pilot episode The End, except that Kryten is aboard the Red Dwarf from the start and the Cat is now a woman.

The Official Red Dwarf Site (www.reddwarf.co.uk) has a complete article about the fate of Red Dwarf USA in their ‘DownTime’ section; and a documentary on the entire American experience is included on the Series V DVD.

Information

First Aired On:
Oct 16th, 1992
Writers
Doug Naylor; Linwood Boomer; Rob Grant
Directors
Jeff Melman

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