FATHERS & SUNS
The plot Lister – being his own dad thanks to timey-wimey stuff – tries to give himself some (alcohol-aided) tough love to make him grow up, while the rest of the crew has to contend with a new computer that has unsettling predictive capabilities.
Why it’s great Even among the incredibly strong series X episodes, “Fathers & Suns” stands out as something special. Rarely has the show’s gag rate been so consistent and so high. Lister’s plot also has real heart; the kind of space angst that was so popular in the first couple of seasons. Plus there are running gags about Chinese whispers and a manic medibot that make you wonder how they packed so much in.
Best moment Lister watching the video messages from himself, and eventually realising that he’s outsmarted himself good and proper when it turns out what he thinks is his guitar isn’t actually his guitar at all.