The Inquisitor

Red DwarfSeason 5

Thomas Allman is in his room when a man dressed in black with a white skull-like mask comes along, charges him of being a waste of skin and erases him, replacing him with a more well-built version of himself… The crew are flying along in Starbug when they lose control of the ship. Using Lister’s body, something announces itself as The Inquisitor and that they will return to Red Dwarf to face judgement. Kryten later describes the Inquisitor as a self-repairing simulant who survived to the end of time to find no heaven or afterlife. So he built a time machine and went back and forth through time, judging everyone on whether they have lead a worthwhile life, deleting the ones who didn’t and replacing them with ““the sperms that never got a chance”“. Back aboard Red Dwarf, the inquisition begins. Rimmer and Cat survive the trial because of their shallowness and low standards, but Lister and Kryten could have made more of their lives and are removed from history. Just as their phys

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First Aired On:
Feb 27th, 1992
Guest Stars
Carl Chase, Duane Cox, Jack Docherty, Jake Abraham, James Cormack, Tim Yeates, Trevor St John Hacker
Writers
Doug Naylor, Rob Grant
Directors
Juliet May

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