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ON THIS DAY, 1988...

On 15th February 1988, Red Dwarf made its TV debut on BBC Two. It is a British science fiction comedy television series created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. The show has since become a cult classic with a dedicated fanbase.

The series is set on the mining spaceship Red Dwarf, where the last human survivor, Dave Lister, awakens from stasis to find that he has been in suspended animation for three million years.

His companions aboard the ship include Arnold Rimmer, a hologram of his deceased bunkmate who is the complete opposite of Lister in personality; Cat, a humanoid descendant of Lister's pregnant pet cat; and Kryten, a service mechanoid who joins the crew in later series.

Red Dwarf combines science fiction elements with surreal humour, often exploring themes such as loneliness, existentialism, and the absurdity of human existence. The series is known for its quirky characters, clever writing, and imaginative plots, frequently involving time travel, parallel universes, and encounters with bizarre alien creatures.

Over the years, Red Dwarf has spawned multiple series, specials, and even a feature-length film. The show has garnered a dedicated following and remains popular among science fiction and comedy fans.


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