Red Dwarf Series 3 Episodes and Opening Credits

The Boys from the Dwarf are back in a third season of Red Dwarf! This classic third series of Red Dwarf consists of 6 episodes.

Red Dwarf Series 3

The third season of Red Dwarf, consisting of 6 episodes, aired on BBC2 in 1989. The cast are back for more hilarity and sci-fi antics as the crew fins themselves in all sorts of predicaments, including a backwards universe, being marooned, and facing Kryten’s last day!

Changes for Red Dwarf Season 3

There were a number of changes for the third season. For example, Hattie Hayridge replaced Norman Lovett as Holly. It’s during the third series of red Dwarf that Kryten became a main character. There was a new, up-tempo musical composition for the opening credits.

Talking of the opening credits – Red Dwarf Series 3 started with a spoof of the Star Wars opening reel!

Backwards (S03E01)

Red Dwarf Season three opened with a spoof of the Star Wars opening reel. The theme tune was remixed too, and not just for the title sequence but throughout the six episodes in this season.

Rimmer and Kryten are the Reverse Brothers in Red Dwarf

Rimmer takes Kryten for a flying lesson in Starbug. Suddenly, they find themselves drawn through a time hole, arriving back on Earth, 1993. There’s one small problem though, time runs backwards!

Read more here: Full script for Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 1

Marooned (S03E02)

The crew of Red Dwarf find themselves having to abandon the ship. Lister and Rimmer end up stranded on a frozen moon. With only one pot noodle and some dog food between them, how will they survive?

Red Dwarf Marooned

Read more here: Full script for Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 2

Polymorph (S03E03)

A strange creature is loose onboard Red Dwarf. It’s capable of changing form and shape, and feeds off human emotions. How will the crew get out of this one?

Red Dwarf - Polymorph


Read more here: Full script for Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 3

Bodyswap (S03E04)

When Kryten discovers a way to transfer someone’s consciousness into another person’s body, Rimmer eagerly seizes the opportunity, and Lister is left wondering how he can get back.

Red Dwarf Body Swap Full Script

Read more here: Full script for Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 4

Timeslides (S03E05)

The crew of Red Dwarf find themselves in a sticky situation when they discover an experimental fluid that allows them to travel anywhere and any time. Naturally, without thinking about the consequences, they set off on their wild adventure trying anything and everything – with disastrous results for Lister’s future self. Fortunately, Rimmer is there to save everyone from certain destruction.

Using a special developing fluid in Red Dwarf timeslides

Read more here: Full script for Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 5

The Last Day (S03E06)

Kryten’s in-built expiry date makes him realize he has only one day to live, so a perfect sendoff is called for.

Red Dwarf The Last Day

Read more here: Full script for Red Dwarf Series 3 Episode 6

The full text at the start of Series 3 of Red Dwarf is:

“RED DWARF III THE SAGA CONTINUUMS The Story So Far… Three million years in the future, Dave Lister, the last human being alive, discovers he is pregnant after a liaison with his female self in a parallel universe. His pregnancy concludes with the successful delivery of twin boys, Jim and Bexley. However, because they were conceived in another universe, with different physical laws, they suffer from highly accelerated growth rates, and are both eighteen years old within three days of being born. In order to save their lives, Lister returns them to the universe of their origin, where they are reunited with their father (a woman), and are able to lead comparatively normal lives. Well, as normal as you can be if you’ve been born in a parallel universe and your father’s a woman and your mother’s a man and you’re eighteen years three days after your birth. Shortly afterwards, Kryten, the service mechanoid who had left the ship after being rescued from his crashed vessel, the Nova 5, is found in pieces after his space bike crash lands onto an asteroid. Lister rebuilds the ‘noid, but is unable to recapture his former personality. Meanwhile, Holly, the increasingly erratic Red Dwarf computer, performs a head sex change operation on himself. He bases his new face on Hilly, a female computer with whom he’d once fallen madly in love.

And now the saga continuums.”

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