On board the Jupiter mining ship Red Dwarf, Dave Lister ranks 169 out of 169, lower than the Skutters, the maintenance robots. His boss is Arnold J Rimmer, an obsessive, incompetent, nerdy smeghead. While Lister is imprisoned in stasis as punishment for smuggling his cat on board, a radiation leak wipes out the entire crew. Revived after three millions years, once the radiation has reached a safe level, Lister finds his only companions are a life-form evolved from his cat and a hologram simulation of Rimmer. Aimlessly roaming the universe, this ramshackle crew of spacebums and losers encounter alien pods, mutated viruses and distorted time. Sci-fi comedy starring Craig Charles, Chris Barrie and Danny John-Jules.