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Series III, Episode 2
Recorded: 05.09.1989, BBC Manchester
First Broadcast: 21.11.1989 (BBC 2)
VHS Release: 07.10.1991 (BBCV 4696)
DVD Release: 03.11.2003 (BBCDVD 1215)
Blu-ray Release: 14.01.2019 (BBCBD 0441)


Written by Rob Grant & Doug Naylor
Directed by Ed Bye


As Red Dwarf heads on a collision course towards a minefield of Black Holes, the crew is forced to abandon ship. Lister finds himself marooned on an arctic moon with Rimmer and only a pot noodle and a tin of dog food between him and starvation.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Hattie Hayridge (Holly), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten)

Did You Know?

This episode originally had the working title Men of Honour.

If not for Marooned, then the new-for-Series-III shuttle craft might have been called "White Midget". But it was pointed out during the development of the series that a white ship against a snowy white background does not a particularly arresting image make - so the craft got a hasty respray, and a new name to reflect its bulbous shape and green colour scheme: Starbug. However, an inadvertent reference to the old name was left in the script for later episode Bodyswap.

Yes, that was real dog food.

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