The Many Deaths of Arnold Rimmer

Twelve deaths in eight series. Really not a bad record.

1-1, THE END — killed, with the rest of the crew, by a radiation leak
1-6, ME^2 — second Rimmer hologram erased
3-5, TIMESLIDES — Rimmer blows himself up while celebrating his miraculous reincarnation
5-2, THE INQUISITOR — Rimmer zapped by The Inquisitor
5-3, TERRORFORM — In deleted scene we see Rimmer’s face beneath the hoods of the slain creatures.
5-5, DEMONS AND ANGELS — High Rimmer’s light-bee is crushed by Lister
5-6, BACK TO REALITY — Rimmer is “killed” along with the rest of the crew at the end of the video game.
6-1, PSIRENS — Rimmer’s light bee dies before the confrontation below decks.
6-6, OUT OF TIME — Rimmer, and the rest, killed by future crew.
7-2, STOKE ME A CLIPPER — Ace Rimmer dies, funeral services held for Arnold.
8-4, CASSANDRA — Knot, as Rimmer, dies. Cassandra then predicts the “actual” death of Arnold.
8-8, ONLY THE GOOD… — The smeg it is!

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  1. That’s a good amount of deaths considering he actually died in the first episode! I wonder if we’d be seeing his death again in the movie? Probably seeing as they’re kind of redoing The End.

  2. Actually I hadn’t even considered the movie…which SHOULD feature at least one Rimmer death. Nor have I delved into the books as it’s been many years since I’ve read any of the novels…certainly there’s got to be something there that can be added.

  3. Last Human. Rimmer’s delapidated Light Bee flies into the centre of The Rage wind in order to destroy it and save the crew.

    God, I love that book.

  4. Yes. I’ve never understood why some people don’t seem to like it that much. Proof that Doug *can* write Red Dwarf, thanks very much…

  5. I wouldn’t count Terrorform or Cassandra.

  6. I’d count Terrorform – but not Cassandra or Psirens.

  7. I’d count all of the above – BUT NOT ANTIPODEAN OR JOHN

  8. Well, if you’re going to start including books, you have to include 2 deaths from ‘Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers and 1 from ‘Backwards’…

    Last Human? Meh. The original hardcover blurb of that book indicates a style that is a lot more ‘dwarfian’ than the novel actually is. Hated all the Gelf city stuff. Hated Kochanski.

  9. “Last Human? Meh. The original hardcover blurb of that book indicates a style that is a lot more ‘dwarfian’ than the novel actually is. Hated all the Gelf city stuff. Hated Kochanski.”

    WRONG, YOU SILLY AMERICAN.

  10. ‘AMERICAN’?

    Much as I’d like to deny my Essex-boy roots (insults on this accepted), a Yank I am not.

  11. Damn. That’s me getting you and Phil mixed up again. I should learn to read, really, it might be a handy skill to have.

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