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Series III, Episode 3
Recorded: 04.10.1989, BBC Manchester
First Broadcast: 28.11.1989 (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


A chameleonic genetic mutant which salivates unspeakable slobber gets loose aboard Red Dwarf, and the nightmare begins. The crew are subjected to twenty-four hours of non-stop horror in a gruesome, petrifying comedy blood-feast.


Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat), Hattie Hayridge (Holly), Robert Llewellyn (Kryten), Frances Barber (Genny), Simon Gaffney (Young Rimmer), Kalli Greenwood (Mrs Rimmer)

Did You Know?

The opening voiceover that warned of "scenes which are unsuitable for younger viewers or people of a nervous disposition" originally referred to "this week's Red Dwarf", which was changed to "this Red Dwarf" for the video release. The later DVD release restored it to the broadcast version.

The Remastered version of the episode added a text caption at the end which explained what happened to the second polymorph - tying off this otherwise-still-dangling plot thread.

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