15 November 2017
Red Dwarf fans dressed as the character Kryten made their way to a special screening in London for "Skipper", the final episode of Red Dwarf XII and "arguably the best episode since the show's 90s heyday" (Daily Mail) last night (Tuesday 14th November), before it airs on Dave on Thursday.
The screening took place at Curzon Aldgate cinema - with show creator Doug Naylor and cast members Danny John-Jules (The Cat) and Norman Lovett (Holly) in attendance, as well as guest stars Joe Sims and Ryan Gage - as a selection of Red Dwarf superfans were invited for an exclusive viewing of the last episode of the critically acclaimed twelfth series before it airs on Dave on Thursday, 9pm - with the full series available to enjoy on UKTV Play.
"Skipper", the last episode of the series, airs Thursday, 9pm on Dave, Catch up on Red Dwarf XII on UKTV Play
- "Full of treats for fans ... arguably the best episode since the show's 90s heyday" - Daily Mail
- "Funny and fan-pleasing finale .. leaves the show in remarkably rude health" - Den of Geek
- "Clever and witty ... the space-hoppers just keep doing their thing" - Radio Times
- "This bonkers sci-fi show has improved with age ... brilliantly mad" - Daily Mirror
- "The boys are still going strong" - TV & Satellite Week
- "The 12th series has lost none of its zany, youthful hyperdrive" - TV Choice
Red Dwarf XII - series info:
In Skipper, the series finale of Red Dwarf XII, Rimmer (Chris Barrie) decides to leave the ship and the rest of the crew - Lister (Craig Charles), The Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) in search of a parallel universe where he isn't such a massive loser. The episode features a whole host of surprises and star cameos, including the return of the ship's computer and fan favourite Holly (Norman Lovett).
All six episodes of Red Dwarf XII were written and directed by Doug Naylor, and filmed at Pinewood Studios in front of a live studio audience. The series also featured an episode where all four of the crew become mechanoids, and has included guest stars such as James Buckley (The Inbetweeners, Zapped), Johnny Vegas (Benidorm, Murder on the Blackpool Express), Helen George (Call The Midwife), Joe Sims (Broadchurch) and Ryan Gage (The Musketeers).