Chicken soup machine repairman and intergalactic loser Dave Lister awakes from suspended animation to discover he is the lone survivor of a radiation leak and is now three million years into deep space and the last surviving member of the human race. Dave is soon joined by Arnold J. Rimmer, a hologram of his dead bunk-mate, a life-form who’s evolved from his pet cat and Kryten, a neurotic sanitation mechanoid. Together this unlikely bunch of heroes attempt to find their way back to Earth, under the guidance of Holly, the ship’s senile computer.
This was quite a unique and original series when it first came out. It is funny and some of the story lines are very clever.
For some audiences, some of the earlier seasons may feel a bit dated.