The Inquisitor (Jack Docherty), a time travelling terminator robot who judges
people by their achievements & kills who he deems unworthy, visits the Red
Dwarf, & holds court over each member of the crew ... essentially by taking
on the persona of each of them & letting them judge themselves.
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Rimmer (Chris Barrie), actually a holographic image of his long dead self,
claims he never got any good breaks & thus has remained a sad loser for all
his life, while Cat (Danny John-Jules), the extremely vain humanoid descendant
of what evolved of our housecat, claims his hot bum is his raison d'être ...
surprisingly, these 2 are deemed worthy by the inquisitor because they are
doing ok by their own shallow standards. Lister (Craig Charles), the last
human, & Kryten (Riobert Llewellyn) on the other hand are not so lucky as
they each could have achieved more than they did, & thus the Inquisitor
wipes them out of history & then prepares to kill them ... but before he
can do that, too, Lister & Kryten escape, & now not only have to run
from him but also Rimmr & Cat, who think they are intruders (they were
wiped from history) ...
Until Lister gets his hands on the Inquisitor's weapon & reprograms it
so the Inquisitor when aiming at Rimmer, actually wipes himself from history
(which reinstates Lister & Kryten in history of course, since the
Inquisitor - no longer being in history - could not possibly have wiped them
The concept of wiping people fronm history, with a bit of timetravelling
& parallel dimensions thrown into the mix might sound interesting, but the
result is less than satisfying, as the episode is reduced to the main
characters running up & down some corridors - which might have worked in Doctor
Who, but is pretty much out of place here -, & there's hardly
any joke in sight.