For questions about the British TV science fiction sitcom "Red Dwarf" that first aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Red Dwarf is a British television science fiction sitcom that first aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. In addition to the TV episodes, there are four bestselling novels, two pilot episodes for an American version of the show, a radio version produced for BBC Radio 7, tie-in books, magazines and other merchandise.
Despite the pastiche of science fiction used as a backdrop, Red Dwarf is primarily a character-driven comedy, with off-the-wall, often scatological science fiction elements used as complementary plot devices. In the early episodes, a recurring source of comedy was the Odd Couple-style relationship between the two central characters of the show, who have an intense dislike for each other and are trapped together deep in space. The main characters are Dave Lister, the last known human alive, and Arnold Rimmer, a hologram of Lister's dead bunkmate. The other regular characters are Cat, a lifeform that evolved from the descendants of Lister's pregnant pet cat, Frankenstein; Holly, Red Dwarf's computer; Kryten, a service mechanoid (from series 3); and Kristine Kochanski, an alternative-reality version of Lister's long-lost love (from series 7).
Source: Red Dwarf on the English Wikipedia.