“Mechocracy” (12.04): the machine revolution, Red Dwarf-style, complete with bonkers election campaign, Lister getting promoted and demoted, and Rimmer’s Yellow Alert love-fest.
The mechanoid versions of Cat, Rimmer and Lister in “Siliconia” (12.02) – even if Craig Charles does look a bit like a turtle that’s withdrawing into its shell.
Best guest star
Ryan (The Hobbit) Gage’s camp-as-Butlins faux-Hitler accompanying Lister on guitar for “The Happy Wanderer” in “Cured” (12.01) will never leave your mind.
Filming in mechanoid masks for “Siliconia” was hard on the cast: Chris Barrie was so ill he had to go to bed for three days, while Craig Charles says the sweat was “coming out of my eyelids”.
Rimmer and the dry-asever Holly putting a new spin on the “They’re all dead, Dave” gag from the very first episode in “Skipper” (12.06).