by Ganymede & Titan

Series VI - Rimmerworld - All scenes


Well, that's finished the test, sir.
We just have to while the Navicomp processes the results.

Unfortunately, I have had to allow for the
fact that you cheated at your eye tests.

- What do you mean, cheated?
- There's no point in lying, sir.

You crept in here last night, knowing you were going to
have a medical, and you copied the eye charts onto your shoes.

I admit I may have taken a peek, but
I'm a competitive man, Kryten. Always have been.

- That's what makes me what I am.
- We're all perfectly well aware of what you are, sir.

Oh, the results.

Everything ticketyboo?

Would you like to take a seat for a moment, sir.

- Problem?
- You don't have any next of kin, do you, sir?

No, they all died of heart attacks.

Not just heart attacks -
aneurysms, strokes, brain clots, you name it.

Are you of the school that, when faced with bad
news, prefers to hear that news naked and unvarnished

or are you of the ilk that prefers to live in happy
and blissful ignorance of the nightmare you're facing?

Ignorance every time.

Congratulations, sir! You've come storming
through your medical with flying colours.

- See you next time.
- Everything's OK, then?

Absolutely peachy.

- I want to know Kryten, if there's something's wrong.
- If there was something wrong, sir, I would tell you.

- Even if I'd asked you not to?
- Well, no. In that case I would lie,

and tell you everything
was absolutely peachy.

Kryten, I want to know, that's why I asked for
a medical in the first place. Is there bad news?

Lie mode cancel.
Yes, sir. I'm afraid there is.

I knew it. It's the headaches, isn't it?
And the heart palpitations, and the blackouts,

the chest pains and the voices,
it's something to do with that isn't it?

Sir, when you died, you were
recreated as a hologram.

Your exact personality was refined to
an algorithm and duplicated electronically.

If that algorithm contained a flaw, that flaw would be duplicated also.

- Flaw?
- It's not common,

but it's possible for a hologram to die.

Kryten, kindly get to the point, before
I jam your nose between your cheeks

and make it the filling
of a buttock sandwich.

As a result of both
genetics and environment,

you are particularly prone to
stress-related nervous disorders,

and your activities over
the past couple of years

have pushed your brain to, well
frankly, beyond breaking point.


Your T-count, which is the hologrammatic
equivalent of blood pressure,

is higher than a hippy on the
third day of an open-air festival.

If you wish to avoid
a gigantic electronic aneurysm,

it is imperative that you start on a program of relaxation.

I see. And you thought the best way
for me to start this program of relaxation

was to tell me my brains
are about to explode.

You've got the bedside manner
of an abattoir giblet gutter.

Here's what I suggest.
Try and avoid all stressful situations.

Spend more time in your hard light form
and take a little exercise. And here...

Use these Chinese worry balls
whenever you feel anxious or tense.

Hey, maybe some good
news. Come and check it out.

Er... Kryten, I don't want
the others to know about this.

I want you to behave as if
everything's absolutely normal.

As you wish, sir.

- There she blows.
- Logging onto the ident computer.

What's this?

We've come across that simulant
ship we totalled a couple of weeks back.

We're gonna try and board it for supplies.

Is that wise, sir? The scan says the superstructure's
highly unstable and could go at any time.

What if some of the
simulants have survived?

There's an old Cat saying,
If you're gonna eat tuna, expect bones.

There's an old human saying,
If you're gonna talk garbage, expect pain.

- Look, we'll take our chances man, OK?
- No K.

They're cybernetically-deranged
mechanical killing machines.

Not content with blasting
their ship out of the sky,

you now want to go back and steal
what remains of their belongings?

That's the metaphorical equivalent of flopping
your wedding tackle into a lion's mouth

and flicking his love spuds
with a wet towel. Total insanity.

Look, ever since that
refrigeration unit packed in,

we've had to live off a few pathetic handfuls
of moss and fungi scraped off passing asteroids.

I can't stand it any more.

Sir, are you really saying you'd rather
have a psychopathic mechanical killer

rip off your skull and play your
frontal lobes like a xylophone

than have another bowl
of my nourishing space nettle soup?

Buddy, I'd hand him the sticks
and hold up the sheet music.

Lister, they are simulants.
Why on Io should they have food supplies?

Because the ident computer
says they do. Look...

- Stocked to the gills.
- It's true, sir.

Rogue simulants carry large stocks of food supplies in order
to prolong the torment of their torture victims.

In some cases, they've kept subjects alive
for over 40 years in a state of perpetual agony.

If we wanted to live in a state of perpetual agony,
we'd let Lister play his guitar.

- We don't. I say drive on.
- Kryten, what's for dinner?

Tonight, sir, asteroidal lichen stew
followed by dandelion sorbet.

We're going in.

Sir, can't you see
your behaviour is totally irrational?

In which case, we can remove him from duty
as per Space Corps Directive 196156.

196156? "Any officer caught sniffing
the saddle of the exercise bicycle

"in the women's gym
will be discharged without trial"?

Hmm. Sorry, sir, that doesn't quite get
to the nub of the matter for me.

Sir, we have enough thistles and weeds and cultured fungus
for you to scrum yourself stupid until the day you die.

This foolhardy trip beggars logic.

Lister, we'd be fools not to listen to him. When is he ever wrong?

Alright, he may have a head shaped
like an inexplicably popular fishing float,

but he does operate from a position of total logic,
and we'd be fools to ignore his sage counsel.

At least let me and
Mr Rimmer go in your place.

We are after all, merely electronic
life-forms and therefore expendable.

And what the smeg would
you know, bog-bot from hell?

There's something else.
I didn't want to say in front of the Cat.

The reserve fuel tank got punctured
when we crashed into that ocean moon.

If we don't re-supply, we're
out of power... two, three days.

- But what about the readouts?
- I rigged the readouts, I didn't want to cause any alarm.

You rigged the readouts? You didn't want to cause any al- ?

(WHEEZES) I can't breathe!
I'm hyperventilating!

- Please, sir, don't panic.
- It's not panic, it's a full-blown hysterical fit!

Grind those balls, sir! Grind them!

So, let me get this straight. If we board
that ship and get captured, we're finished.

However, if we board that ship, don't get captured, but the
superstructure disintegrates around us, we're finished.

On the other hand, if we board that ship, don't get captured
and the superstructure doesn't disintegrate around us...

but we can't find any fuel, we are in fact finished.

- That's about the shape of it, yeah.
- After you with the balls, sir.

Look, we're out of options. We've got less choice
than a Welsh fish and chip shop.

We've got to board that ship, even if it is on the brink of disintegration.

Just pray the crew are rotting in Silicon Hell along with all the photocopiers.

- Look, you three go. I'm not leaving Starbug.
- Fine, that's fair enough.

Unless of course something weird
and hideously ironic happens,

like, while we're away, you get boarded by a
rampaging torture party of crazed simulants

in the rabid grip
of bloodlust fever.

I'll go and pack.

Bring your extra brown rubber safety pants.

And your hard light remote belt.
We need all the hands we can muster.


Life signs.

One of those suckers bumps
into me, he'll be lunching on laser.

Last time we met I was wearing the same outfit,
and no one's gonna survive to tell that story.

Listen guys, I suppose now's
as good a time as any to tell you.

- Tell us what?
- We can't actually use the bazookoids.

They're for psychological reasons only.

Look, the scan says the superstructure is so unstable that
even a loud noise could start a shipquake.

That's why I skipped chillies for breakfast.

- Why are you all looking at me like that?
- Like what?

- Like I'm a nostril hair in a Spanish omelette.
- Why didn't you tell us?

- I didn't want to cause any panic.
- You didn't want to cause any p-...?!


Let me get this clear my head. If we meet one
of these totally deranged killing machines,

we have to engage them in combat silently?

What do we do? Whisper "Charge", tippytoe
up to them all screaming "shhhhhh",

and chloroform them
with Lister's armpits?


- A teleporter.
- Hmm. Fully functional.

- Let's grab what we gotta and load up.
- Quietly.


It's not gonna hold much longer, sir. We better make this the last batch.

One more trip, Kryten. Let me get one more crate
of that red-hot West Indian red pepper sauce.


Well, if it isn't my old friends,
the human vermin,

the scabrous slime, the pus-sucking,
puke-laden walking cesspits of unspeakableness.

She remembers us.

Annihilated my ship, slaughtered my fellow
simulants and you practically destroyed me.

Yes, I remember you.

One thing you should know - last time we met, I was wearing a cute little black number with peach trim and gold spangles.

And although this looks like
I'm wearing the same outfit today.

It is in fact an entirely
different cute little black number

with completely different gold spangles.

That was an important speech,
sir, and it needed to be made,

but might I suggest that from this moment on, the
rest of this discourse is conducted by those

with brains larger than a grape.

Take it away, bud.

OK, let's knock on the door and ask for Ronnie Real.
This is a classic stalemate situation.

You can't use your weapons and neither can we.

So, let's chalk this one down to experience,
and we'll be on our merry way, yeah?

Actually, as far as psychotic, deranged, ruthless
killer simulants go, you're a bit of a babe.

- What are you doing tonight?
- Dying.

- Care to join me?
- Hey, come on. Let's just talk, OK?

We didn't start any of this,
and I think that maybe NOW...

is a good time to sit down and parley.

Let's not hang around, just get on with it.

There is nothing for us to discuss.
In 60 seconds, you'll be dead.

- You can't be serious.
- I'm totally serious.

I don't believe you're being serious.

I do not understand why you're having
such problems grasping this concept.

I'm a totally ruthless, amoral killing machine,

so why, in the name of all that's putrid,
don't you believe I'm serious?

I'll say this once more.
You've still got a chance to change your mind.

Think about it. Everything we've been through.
Does none of that mean anything to you?


Cheers, Rimmer! He's started a shipquake!

- The superstructure's disintegrating!
- The teleporter!

I must warn you, sir, the teleporter's
not calibrated for human tissue.

There's a 20% chance you'll be
turned inside out when you materialise.

Let me check my lining.
Innards and lavender, I can carry that off.

- (CAT) What's this?
- Don't you remember, sir. This is a week last Thursday.

In the panic, I must have made a programming error.

For goodness sake, Kryten!

Don't you know how rude it is to burst in on
an earlier version of yourself without warning!

You've made our day totally surreal now. I'm very cross!

Pardon my paradox, it's just that the simulant ship you're about to encounter-

We don't want to know what we're about to encounter!

Don't compound your temporal faux pas
by telling us our future.

Where's the rangy, handsome one?

What, you? You scarpered in that escape pod,
you slimy, triple-faced, back-stabbing Judas.

Ah! I'm safe, then? Thank God for that.

Don't talk to them! Oh! You see what you've done
now? Just get back to your own damn time line!

- Here we go.
- Well, be you later.

Let's get out of the landing bay! It's gonna blow!

All in all, 100% successful trip.

But, sir, we lost Mr Rimmer.

All in all, 100% successful trip!

- I can't believe he did that, not even Rimmer.
- Sir, I didn't get the opportunity to tell you before,

but earlier today I discovered Mr Rimmer is suffering
from a stress-related nervous disorder.

Next time I see him, he'll be suffering
from a fist-related teeth disorder.

- Incoming message.
- My escape plan worked, then?

What escape plan?

The valiant plan whereby I set
off the disintegration of the ship's hull

by bravely leaping into the escape pod,
thereby creating a diversion, so you could...

- Actually, how DID you escape?
- The teleporter.

That wasn't the only way, but as good as any I suppose.

Still, I'm sure no one's forgetting the sheer manliness and
stiff-upper-lippedness of the diversionary part of the plan,

and to hasten with all speed the recovery
of the modest hero of the hour.

- Actually, Flash, that might be a bit of a problem.
- What do you mean?

You're accelerating away from us way above our top speed.

I've logged into your
ident computer, sir.

Rogue simulants looted the pod from a colonisation
seeding ship constructed in the 25th Century

There are no controls as such, it is programmed to take you to the nearest planet with an S3 atmosphere.

- How long is it going to take to get me back?
- Well, let's see shall we?

Checking the local area. Er... no, nothing there.

Going to mid-range... Er, still nothing.

Going to long-range...


Ah, here we have it, just computing.

- Well? How long?
- Have you still got those Chinese worry balls, sir?

- Yes.
- Well, start grinding them like you've never ground before.

- How long?
- Let me tell him, Kryten.

- How long?
- A year and a half.

That's ridiculous! You've got to find a way of getting me back!

Well, we could try and bring you down
with a round from the laser cannon, sir?

Form an orderly queue behind the gun sight.

- Another way!
- Sir, there are no other options.

Wait. Something's happening. Course change.

Check. Your guidance system's
found a nearer S3 planet.

It's taking you through
that wormhole at 495-372,

That's a lot better, you should make planetfall in four days.

Isn't there some sort of time-dilation
problem when you go through a wormhole?

Well, yes there is. Since you're travelling
through a compressed space,

time will move more swiftly for the
object passing through the wormhole.

One minute on this side of the wormhole
will represent many years on the other.

So, is that good?

Balls on standby, sir.

- More than a year and a half?
- Er, yes, sir. A little more.

- How much more?
- Well, let's not beat around the bush - a lot more.

Kryten, that's still beating
about the bush. Just tell me.

Well, remember that medieval
war, sir, that lasted quite a long time?

- The Thirty Years' War?
- No, not that war, sir. The other one.

- The Hundred Years' War?!
- Now take that figure and multiply it by six,

then you'll come up with your golden number, sir.

- Six hundred years?!
- Pinch me!

We're losing contact, any minute.

Six hundred years with just myself
as company? I'll go raving mad!

There's an old Cat saying...
but you don't want to hear it right now.

On the upside, according to your inventory
the pod's stocked with solar accelerators.