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On their way through the universe, the crew of the Red Dwarf - the
last human Lister (Craig Charles), the after-death hologram Rimmer
(Chris Barrie), the robot Kryten (Robert Llewellyn), the cat evolved to
human form Cat (Danny John-Jules) & the halfwit computer Holly
(Hatty Hayridge) - discover yet another UFO, & on it a cryogenically
frozen being - which might be a beautiful female, or a brutal killer
cyborg. Since the crew doesn't want to take any chances, they want to
wake whoever it is up on Justice Planet so he/she/it can be contained
should he/she/it be malevolent. On Justice Planet though, the crew is
subjected to the mindprobe, which detects guilt in any beings mind &
hands out punishment accordingly - & it detects punishable guilt in
Rimmer, who was responsible for the desaster on the Red Dwarf 3 million
years ago in the first place (see episode The
End), & he gets a sentence of about 10,000 years. Only
thanks to Kryten's defense in court which proves Rimmer way too
incompetent to cause same desaster - in fact a complete idiot who feels
guilty for that desaster only out of over-estmation - does he go free at last ...
what about the cryogenically frozen being you might ask - he/she/it
turned out to be a homicidal cyborg (Nicholas Ball) after all, who
chases them through a few corridors before entering the justice zone,
where every injustice is done unto oneself, thus the cyborg ends his own
Not only is the ending - the death of the cyborg
in justice zone - heralded about halfway through the episode & so
loses most of its impact, the story also falls into two totally
independent narrative strings - the trial of Rimmer, the crew versus the
cyborg - & when the trial-story - which is rather funny by the way -
is over, the audience is left without caring too much about the rest of
the story, which is rather routine sci-fi adventure without comic
elements safe from above mentioned punchline, which - beswides from
coming totally expected - is played out for wway too long.