"Timeslides" is the fifth episode of science fiction sit-com ''Red Dwarf'' Series III,〔(【引用サイトリンク】 title =British Sitcom Guide - Red Dwarf - Series 3 )〕 and the seventeenth in the series run.〔(【引用サイトリンク】 title =TV.com - Timeslides summary )〕 It premiered on the British television channel BBC2 on 12 December 1989. Written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, and directed by Ed Bye, the plot deals with Lister's desire to change his life by going back in time and changing his past. The episode was re-mastered, along with the rest of the first three series, in 1998.
Lister (Craig Charles) is bored - bored with Scrabble, bored with table golf, bored with Durex volleyball - even bored with Junior Angler. He tells Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Rimmer (Chris Barrie) that he hates his life on ''Red Dwarf''. During the conversation, Rimmer reminisces about a former schoolmate, Fred "Thickie" Holden, who despite being one of the stupidest boys in the class went on to earn an immense fortune with an invention called the "tension sheet", which, as Rimmer states, is merely bubble wrap that has been painted red with the words "tension sheet" written on it. Meanwhile, while working in the ship's darkroom, Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) accidentally discovers that the developing fluid can make photographs come to life. The same thing is possible with slides, and soon the crew are stepping into photographs and back in time. The only problem is that they can't move outside the borders of the original photo. Lister goes back in time, thanks to one of Rimmer's old pictures, to Germany standing alongside Adolf Hitler (where he shouts ''"Ignore him, he's a complete and total nutter, and he's only got one testicle."'') before accidentally foiling Claus von Stauffenberg's assassination attempt on him.〔Howarth & Lyons (1993) p. 64.〕
Lister decides to go back in time and change history by giving the "Tension Sheet" invention to his 17-year-old self. Going back in time, the four encounter a teenage Lister who is convinced that he is destined to be a rock star despite the fact that he is hopelessly crap and only has one song which consists of him saying nothing but 'Om' (titled, appropriately enough, as 'The Om Song'). Teenaged Lister is at first disbelieving of his older-self, continually calling him 'crypto-fascist' and cannot believe that his future does not involve him being a rock god. Despite this, Lister hands over the tension sheet to his younger self with instructions to take it down the patent office to register as his invention. Returning to the present, Lister disappears as the timeline changes... only to be followed by the Cat and Kryten, as without Lister the Cat race never existed and Kryten was never rescued. Now Rimmer is alone with Holly (Hattie Hayridge) for the rest of eternity.〔 Deciding that this is not on, Rimmer visits Lister, hoping to persuade him to come back to ''Red Dwarf'', claiming "it is my duty. My duty as a complete and utter bastard!". Lister, however – now living in a mansion with a supermodel – fails to recognise him, and tells the butler to throw him out.〔Howarth & Lyons (1993) p. 65.〕
Rimmer decides to take it upon himself to restore the time-lines to normal, and travels even further back in time to give the secret of the "Tension Sheet" to his younger self. Upon returning to the present, everything is put back exactly the way it was. Lister, Cat and Kryten re-appear and Rimmer waits to disappear to fame and riches. However, nothing happens as Holly explains the "Tension Sheet" was invented by one Thickie Holden - who, as Rimmer's bunkmate, overheard him explaining the plan. But for unexplained reasons, one thing is different; Rimmer is now alive, not a hologram. Delighted, he takes a bite of Hitler's banana and crisps sandwich, rushes out into a corridor, slams his fists down on top of a pair of crates marked 'explosives' and accidentally blows himself up.〔
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