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Encyclopedia > Dave Lister

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David Lister
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Nickname(s) Listy
Gender Male
Date of birth November 26, 2155 (2155-11-26) (age -149)
Occupation Third Technician

David Lister (commonly referred to simply as Lister) is a fictional character from the British television series Red Dwarf who is portrayed by actor/comedian/poet Craig Charles. (In the never-aired pilot for the American version of the show, Lister was played by Craig Bierko.) Image File history File links Lister1. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The twenty-second century comprises, for some, the years 2101 to 2200. ... Alice, a fictional character based on a real character from the work of Lewis Carroll. ... A television program is the content of television broadcasting. ... Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise, the primary form of which comprises eight series of a post-watershed television sitcom that ran on BBC2 between 1988 and 1999, and which has achieved a global cult following. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A comedian, or comic, is an entertainer who amuses an audience by making them laugh. ... The poor poet A poet is a person who writes poetry. ... Craig Charles as Dave Lister Craig Charles (born July 11, 1964 in Liverpool, England) is an English actor, stand up comedian, author, poet, and radio and television presenter, best known for playing Dave Lister in the British cult-favourite sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf. ... A television pilot is a test episode of an intended television series. ... Craig Bierko (born August 18, 1964 in Rye Brook, New York, USA) is an American actor most famous for his role as Max Baer in the film Cinderella Man. ...


Lister is recognisable for his self-made leather jacket and hat, his boiler suits and his lengthy dreadlocks that he grows only from the back of his head (which could possibly be considered a dreadlocked mullet). Lister is an absolute slob with a love of curry and lager, and who ironically turns out to be the last living human being in the known universe. Leather jackets A leather jacket is a type of clothing, a jacket made of leather. ... The word overall is also an adjective meaning above everything. Overalls are usually used as protective clothing when working, but they have sometimes been items of fashion. ... Dreadlocks, sometimes called simply locks or dreads, are matted ropes of hair which will form by themselves if the hair is allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors or scissors for a long period of time. ... A typical mullet Bens Mullet A mullet is a haircut that is short in the front, on the top, and on the sides, but long in the back. ... SLOB or slob may refer to: Slob, a song by Weezer from their 2002 album Maladroit SLOB, an acronym of The Secret Language of Birds, the third solo album by Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson. ... Pilau rice, cucumber rhaita and Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi. ... Lager is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions using a slow-acting brewers yeast, known as a bottom-fermenting yeast, and then stored (or lagered) for a period in cool conditions to clear away particles and certain flavour compounds to produce a clean taste. ...

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Early life

An orphan, he was discovered as a very young infant on November 26, 2155, under a pool table in a Liverpool pub (the Aigburth Arms), nestled in a cardboard box with the mysterious word "ouroboros" scribbled on the side. He was roughly six weeks old at the time, and his real parents were never located. Lister celebrates his birthday on 14 October 2155, but because of the confusion Lister celebrates his birthday "most of the time". A human infant In basic English usage, an infant is defined as a human child at the youngest stage of life, especially before they can walk or simply a child before the age of one. ... is the 330th day of the year (331st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The twenty-second century comprises, for some, the years 2101 to 2200. ... Categories: Sports stubs | Billiards ... Location within England Coordinates: , Sovereign state United Kingdom Constituent country England Region North West England Ceremonial county Historic county Merseyside Lancashire Admin HQ Liverpool City Centre Founded 1207 City Status 1880 Government  - Type Metropolitan borough, City  - Governing body Liverpool City Council Area  - Borough & City 43. ... Aigburth (pronounced egg-birth) is a suburb of Liverpool, England. ... Staple corrugated box Cardboard boxes are industrially prefabricated boxes, which are primarily used for packaging goods and materials. ... 1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, in alchemical tract titled Synosius. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The twenty-second century comprises, for some, the years 2101 to 2200. ...


He was adopted by the Willmot family, but his adoptive father died when he was six. His adoptive mother apparently followed soon after, and he was raised by his "gran", presumably the mother of one of his adoptive parents. His gran's surname was Lister, from whom Dave gained his own surname. She was a tough, pipe-smoking woman, who headbutted the headmaster of Lister's school when Lister came bottom in French and whose cooking led to his being nicknamed "Fat Boy" until he was thirteen. He decided to lose weight after he was shocked to find that the coroner had to go back for more chalk for his grandmother when she died as a result of a traffic accident. Lister lost his virginity at the age of twelve in one of the bunkers on the ninth hole of Bootle Municipal golf course. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Bootle is a town on the Mersey Estuary, North West England. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ...


Lister suffers from claustrophobia, which stems from an incident when a vengeful husband caught him making love to his wife, in the supermarket where he was employed. The man kidnapped the naked Lister, locked him in a box and threatened to throw him into a river. Lister begged for mercy and was finally released onto the stage of a local theatre in the nude, in the middle of the Bootle Amateur Players' production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Claustrophobia is an anxiety disorder that involves the fear of enclosed or confined spaces. ... The Importance of Being Earnest The Importance of Being Earnest is a play by Oscar Wilde, a comedy of manners in either three or four acts (depending on edition) inspired by W. S. Gilberts Engaged. ...


When he was 17, he formed a band called Smeg and the Heads. Seemingly their only song was called "Om". The young Lister had the tendency of calling everything "crypto-fascist" if he disliked it, or "shady" if he approved. Lister was accepted at art college, but dropped out on his first day when he learned his schedule would include lectures "first thing in the afternoon". Lister memorably went out with a girl named Lisa Yates, but the relationship ended because he did not want a commitment, a fact that Lister has since secretly regretted. Crypto-fascism is when a party or group secretly adheres to the doctrines of fascism while attempting to disguise it as another political movement. ... Art school is a colloquial term for any educational institution (whether secondary, post-secondary/undergraduate, or graduate/postgraduate) with a primary focus on the visual arts, especially graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, and sculpture. ...


According to the books by Grant Naylor, Lister went on a drunken Monopoly board pub crawl with his friends to celebrate his 25th birthday, where he got very, very drunk — when he awoke, he was on Mimas, one of Saturn's moons, wearing a lady's pink crimplene hat and a pair of yellow fishing waders, with no money and a passport in the name of "Emily Berkenstein", and a worrying rash. Lister, determined to make enough money to get back home, steals "hoppers" (the equivalent of taxis on Mimas) but he loses all his money after being attacked by a drug addict, hooked on the drug "Bliss". Penniless, and tired of living inside a luggage locker, Lister signs up for a job on the mining ship Red Dwarf, which was due to make a mining run to the outer solar system, and then back to Earth. He barely qualifies for a place on the ship, having only one GCSE — in Technical Drawing, which he failed. Grant Naylor is a cult leader and an underground artist, who lives in Sydney Australia. ... Monopoly is the best-selling commercial board game in the world. ... Mimas (mee-mÉ™s or mye-mÉ™s, IPA: , Greek Μίμᾱς, rarely Μίμανς) is a moon of Saturn that was discovered in 1789 by William Herschel. ... Atmospheric characteristics Atmospheric pressure 140 kPa Hydrogen >93% Helium >5% Methane 0. ... The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ... GCSE is an acronym that can refer to: General Certificate of Secondary Education global common subexpression elimination - an optimisation technique used by some compilers This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...


Personality

Lister is very lazy, and more importantly, unmotivated. His best shirt has two curry stains on the front, and prior to going into stasis, he saved money by never buying soap or deodorant. He enjoys "bumming around", drinking large amounts of lager, and eating Indian food. Lister has dreadlocks on the back of his head, which he seems to have for most of his life (in "Future Echoes", Lister meets himself at age 171, and his dreadlocks are the length of his body). Lister's religious beliefs are unclear. He is referred to as being an atheist in the episode "Back To Reality"- "the ultimate atheist" in fact, but in the episode "The Last Day" Kryten suggests he might be a pantheist, believing God to be in all things. Though, when pressed on his belief of "Silicon Heaven", he replies "Yeah, but I just don't think it applies to kitchen utensils. I'm not a frying pantheist". He prides himself on being a good man possessing moral courage, something used against him by a 'despair squid' in "Back to Reality"; when hallucinating under the influence of the squid's ink, his belief that, in the alternate world in which he found himself, he was a genocidal minister of a totalitarian state responsible for the mass murder of countless innocents was enough to drive him to suicidal despair. When confronted with an evil version of himself on a warped, twisted copy of Red Dwarf, Lister says of his evil counterpart by saying, "But he kills; I'm not capable of that." When the crew met Ace Rimmer, a 'perfect' alternate version of the regular Arnold Rimmer, Lister learns that his counterpart from Ace's universe is a successful engineer married to Kristine Kochanski and father to two sons named Jim and Bexley. Unlike Rimmer, who was insanely jealous of Ace, Lister accepted his double's prosperity, saying that he was happy to know there was a Lister who lived an ideal life. Pilau rice, cucumber rhaita and Chicken Tikka Jalfrezi. ... Lager is a well attenuated beer brewed in cool conditions using a slow-acting brewers yeast, known as a bottom-fermenting yeast, and then stored (or lagered) for a period in cool conditions to clear away particles and certain flavour compounds to produce a clean taste. ... Indian cuisine is distinguished by its sophisticated use of spices and herbs. ... Future Echoes was the second episode to air in the original series of Red Dwarf, and the fourth produced. ... “Atheist” redirects here. ... Pantheism (Greek: πάν ( pan ) = all and θεός ( theos ) = God) literally means God is All and All is God. It is the view that everything is of an all-encompassing immanent abstract God; or that the universe, or nature, and God are equivalent. ...


Lister is warm-hearted and occasionally very introspective, and according to Rimmer, extremely optimistic and naive. He is in many ways complete opposite of Rimmer and the two are constantly at odds with each other. It is presumably this reason that Holly picked Rimmer to come back as a hologram in order to keep Lister sane. Rimmer is constantly pointing out Lister's stupidity (a somewhat hypocritical analysis), but in actual fact Lister is quite bright — if indisposed to use his intelligence to any great degree. He is capable of piloting a spaceship very well, of operating Red Dwarf and has a knack for mechanical repairs, particularly amateur cybernetics. He is literate, despite Rimmer's claims to the contrary, but he is not a regular reader, except for comic books. He understands the international language Esperanto (or at least he can understand it better than Rimmer, who despite his best efforts is extremely poor at it). He considers himself good at pool, saying that he was nicknamed "Dave Cinzano Bianco Lister" because once he was on a table you couldn't get rid of him. Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ... Cybernetics is the study of feedback and derived concepts such as communication and control in living organisms, machines and organisations. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...   is the most widely spoken constructed international auxiliary language. ... For the Dan Clowes comic, see Eightball Eight ball is a billiards game played with a cue ball and 15 billiard balls on a pool table with 6 pockets. ... Cinzano is a Italian brand of sweet vermouth. ...


Dave Lister is also known as 'the king of crap' for purchasing (among other things) a talking toilet, a talking toaster with artificial intelligence, and two robot goldfish, which he named Lennon and McCartney (the latter of which swims backwards and is prone to breaking down). Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ...


Guitar

Lister believes himself to be an excellent guitarist, although his belief is misplaced. In the episode "Psirens", his companions are able to distinguish a psiren disguised as Lister from the real Lister because the psiren plays guitar like "the ghost of Hendrix" — as Lister believes himself to play. Lister eventually acknowledges his inability to play the guitar to at least some degree; in "Nanarchy" he comments, after playing his guitar with assistance from Kryten due to the loss of an arm, "at least now I'm only half crap."


In series 1, Lister's guitar is firstly acoustic and white in colour. Then in series 3, episode 2 ("Marooned"), the crew forced to evacuate (Lister and Rimmer in one space craft, Kryten and Cat aboard the other) and Rimmer and Lister's craft crash lands on an ice planet, leaving them with no heat and hardly any food. Rimmer gladly suggests to burn Lister's guitar for heat in order to save his own possessions getting burnt. (His guitar in this scene is now black and an electric guitar.) In series 6 episode 4 "Emohawk: Polymorph II", the ship, badly battered and close to blowing up, flies into the GELF zone of space, which is inhabited by huge, ugly creatures that are in a tribe (which later Kryten points out to be the "Kinitowowi" tribe) and crash lands in a river on the GELF planet, extinguishing the fires on board. Before setting foot on the planet, the crew sort out all their possessions, presumably for trading with the GELFs. On collecting their possessions, Kryten says "at least Mr. Lister's guitar survived intact", whereupon the Cat takes the guitar from Kryten, smashes it, and hands the remains back to Kryten who states "not even Mr. Lister's guitar survived intact". (Later in series 7, episode 8 "Nanarchy", Lister's guitar re-appears all working and fixed.) G.E.L.F. is a term designating any type of Genetically Engineered LifeForm in science fiction, as opposed to aliens. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In series 8, when Rimmer reads a letter sent to Lister by his friend Petersen stating that he found Lister's guitar in Starbug's wreckage (caused by Starbug crashing on entering Red Dwarf). After Lister receives his guitar from one of the prison guards, he then notices that all his strings have been removed. Rimmer is obviously happy about this and states that he feels "luckier than a man who has jumped out of a plane with no parachute and lands in the hot tub in the "Playboy" mansion". The reason as to why Lister's strings had been removed was apparently because of prison regulations "you're not allowed anything you can hang yourself with", Lister than states "I wouldn't want to hang myself if I had my strings", then Rimmer finally states "I think they were thinking of me". Following a successful appeal, Lister finally was returned his guitar strings (NOT released along with Kochanski, Kryten, Rimmer and Cat, as Rimmer originally thought).


Appetite

Lister has a strong appetite for Indian food, especially curries and vindaloo. Rimmer describes him as sweating madras sauce and having lost functional taste buds after eating nothing but curries. In "Tikka to Ride" Lister attempts an elaborate sham to travel back in time and replenish the crew's supply of Indian foodstuffs with typically disastrous results, but in the end doesn't forget what he came for. He has been attacked by his food twice: Once by a kebab (that was actually a polymorph) and then again by a mutton vindaloo transformed into a psychopathic humanoid monstrosity (the Mutton Vindaloo Beast — half man and half hot Indian curry) by Holly's fiddling with a DNA Modifier. While trapped on an ice planet, and given a choice of either dog food or Pot Noodle, he exclaimed "Well it's pretty obvious what will get eaten last...I can't stand Pot Noodle." Lister's hatred for Pot Noodles is shown repeatedly through the novels and series, including one event when- due to their being trapped on an alternate Red Dwarf where everything was heavenly and good- he determines that the ultimate test of excellence is to see if the food dispensers on the vessel are able to create a Pot Noodle that is actually edible. Pork vindalho, served in Lisbon, Portugal, in a goan restaurant Vindaloo also called Vindalho or Vindallo is a very popular Indian dish. ... Madras curry or Madras sauce is a fairly hot curry sauce, red in colour and with heavy use of chilli powder. ... Taste buds are small structures on the upper surface of the tongue, soft palate, and epiglottis that provide information about the taste of food being eaten. ... In the UK, Pot Noodle is a specific brand of cup noodles (ramen-style snack). ...


Red Dwarf

As a third technician, Lister was the lowest ranking crewman on Red Dwarf, a ship with a crew of 169 [1], and spent his time performing tasks too menial for the skutters, under the hated supervision of Arnold Rimmer, or getting drunk with his friends Olaf Petersen, Selby and Chen. Lister was imprisoned in a stasis booth because he smuggled a cat (which he named Frankenstein) aboard the ship. In the book, he deliberately let the cat be discovered so that he would be placed in stasis, thus getting back to Earth in (subjectively) zero time. Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ... Arnold Judas Rimmer BSc, SSc (Bronze Swimming certificate, Silver Swimming certificate), who sometimes goes by Arnold Jonathan Rimmer, is a fictional character in the television series Red Dwarf, played by Chris Barrie. ... Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ... Character descriptions and casting details for the Red Dwarf BBC sitcom and series of novels by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor. ... Stasis (IPA: ), or hypersleep, is a science fiction concept akin to suspended animation. ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... This article is about the 1818 novel. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


While Lister was in stasis, a release of lethal radiation occurred onboard and killed the entire crew. Holly, the ship's computer, kept Lister in stasis for three million years until the radiation levels decreased. Holly is played by Norman Lovett in series 1, 2, 7 and 8. ...


Lister was left as the last human being in the universe, accompanied on Red Dwarf by a hologram simulation of Rimmer and a humanoid creature that evolved from his cat — Lister is actually believed to be the god of this race of cat-people, who know him as "Cloister the Stupid". Lister has played pool with planets, been attacked by a killer kebab, and defeated cybernetic war-machines time and time again. However nothing has surprised Lister more than eating an edible Pot Noodle. This article is about the photographic technique. ... Felis Sapiens (designated Felix Sapiens by Krytens replacement Hudzen-10 in the episode The Last Day) are a fictional, sentient, humanoid species from the Red Dwarf television series. ... Left to right: Chenjeh Kabab, Kabab Koobideh, Jujeh Kabab in an Afghan restaurant. ... In the UK, Pot Noodle is a specific brand of cup noodles (ramen-style snack). ...


After a sexual liaison with his female alter-ego from a female-oriented alternate universe, Lister gave birth to twin sons named Jim and Bexley, named after the Zero-G football player, Jim-Bexley Speed. Due to them being born in a different reality to their conception, both of them grew to be eighteen years old within three days, so to make sure they did not die within a fortnight, Lister sent them back to their mother's dimension.


Lister has a tattoo on his right buttock, dedicated to the love of his life: it is a heart with an arrow through it and underneath it has in dripping curry sauce, "I love Vindaloo". It was obtained while on planet leave on Ganymede with Petersen, who spiked his cocktail with four-star petrol. When he woke up the next day he had enrolled as a novice monk in a Ganymedian monastery. Although this is not canon it is mentioned in the deleted scenes on the Red Dwarf Season VI DVD. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Lister is dedicated to resurrecting and winning over the one true love of his three-million year life: Kristine Kochanski, the long dead navigation officer of Red Dwarf. It is his ambition to marry Kristine Kochanski and start a frugal life at a farm on the Earth islands of Fiji. When Lister meets an alternate universe incarnation of Kochanski, he is given the chance to create an in-vitro child. When the child is born, he takes it back in time and space to the pool table when he was first discovered. This means that Lister is essentially his own father, and his girlfriend is his mother. Presumably he is also the father of the various alternate universes Lister has seen (as most of them would not have had this opportunity), lending some credence to his claim to be "the definitive version". Clare Grogan as Kristine Kochanski in Series I Kristine Z. Kochanski is the navigation officer of the title ship of the television show Red Dwarf. ... Parallel universe or alternate reality in science fiction and fantasy is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with our own. ... In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a technique in which egg cells are fertilized outside the mothers body in cases where conception is difficult or impossible through normal intercourse. ...


Lister is mentioned to be in his mid-twenties in the original series. In the eighth series, it is stated that five years have passed by in the show, meaning that Lister is physically around thirty by that point. Chronologically, Lister is well over three million years old, and a few centuries on top of this, due to the amount of time he has spent in stasis. In the first episode of Series V, his physical age is given as 47[2] The term stasis has several meanings: A state of stabilty, in which all forces are equal and opposing, therefore they cancel out each other. ...


Fate

The last time Lister is seen on screen is in the last episode of the eighth series, Only the Good..., in which he escapes a rapidly disintegrating Red Dwarf by crossing over into a mirror universe along with Kristine Kochanski, Cat and Kryten. It is unknown what happens to Lister after this as the cliffhanger was never resolved. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The British sci-fi comedy Red Dwarf prominently features many different spaceships. ... In the Star Trek television series, the Mirror Universe is an alternate reality. ... Clare Grogan as Kristine Kochanski in Series I Kristine Z. Kochanski is the navigation officer of the title ship of the television show Red Dwarf. ... The Cat in Series 5 of Red Dwarf The Cat is a character in the British comedy television series Red Dwarf. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Cliffhanger (disambiguation). ...


However, throughout the previous series at least several glimpses of Lister's future have been seen:

  • In the episode Future Echoes in the first series of the show, a vision of Lister is seen with him as a very old man of 171 years old with a mechanical prosthetic hand. This future version of Lister still has his trademark dreadlocks, although they are over two metres long and almost white with age.
  • In the episode Cassandra in the eighth series of the show, the Dwarfers make contact with a prophetic and clairvoyant computer that has the ability to predict the future without a margin of error. Lister is told by Cassandra that he will live to 181 years old and will die whilst trying to take a bra off with his teeth. We can assume this prophecy is correct, since dozens of other prophecies made by Cassandra during the episode were correct. This future version of Lister may also be the same as the one seen in Future Echoes.
  • One vision of a potential future for Lister was seen in the episode Stasis Leak, in which he finds a photograph of himself marrying his old flame Kristine Kochanski. He travels back in time, to the The Ganymede Holiday Inn where he finds himself (from five years into his own future) on honeymoon with Kristine Kochanski. This however has not occurred in the show, despite there having been around five years passing in the show. However, it is theoretically possible that this event happened early in the 200 years between Series V and VI, and was never referred to again; also, since Lister refers to himself "turning 28" at the start of Series VII (his age was given as twenty five at the start of the series), there is also a slight possibility that this potential future simply hasn't occurred yet. Another idea is that these events happened to the "future" versions of the crew from "Out of Time" (it could also be suggested that the radiation leak was Lister's "accident")
  • In Timeslides, Lister changed the past yet again. In this new version of his future he ended up as a billionaire who died at age ninety-eight, when he lost control of the plane he was flying as he made love to his fourteenth wife. However this alternate timeline was reverted by Arnold Rimmer, interfering in an attempt to make himself a billionaire in Lister's place (Rimmer's efforts were futile and resulted in neither character ending up a billionaire). Rimmer's interference did lead him somehow to become living again, overwhelmed with joy, Rimmer runs to the others shouting "I'm alive!!" sadly this is short lived, in Rimmer's joy he smacks his fists against a box which explodes in his face, killing him again. In the next episode he re-appears as a hologram.
  • In the sixth series episode Out of Time, Lister is seen to have ended up as a brain in a jar (to which his trademark dreadlocks were attached) after some horrific umnentioned accident that was yet to occur. This outcome was presumably undone when the present crew destroyed their timedrive, disallowing the path the future crew had taken up to that point.
  • In the book Better Than Life, which explores different adventures than the TV series, Lister eventually discovers Earth, but finds that it is ruled by eight-foot-long cockroaches. He becomes their king and plans to rebuild the planet. The others find him thirty-six years later (after believing Lister was missing for a fortnight due to a time dilation). Later, after Lister dies of a heart attack in a confrontation with a polymorph, his body is taken to the alternative universe where time runs backwards (possibly the dimension in the first episode of Series III, "Backwards") and is told that he will be rescued in thirty-six years time. Two accounts of what followed (again, inconsistent with each other) are Backwards and The Last Human. The latter also features yet another alternate Lister, this one adopted by a disturbed upper-middle class couple, rather than "our" Lister's adopted parents, and suffering extreme sociopathy as a result. The former tells how he unspent eight years in prison for murder and had a relationship with Kochanski, but backwards.

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Discovery of Lister's Parents

In is revealed in the episode "Ouroboros", that Lister and his ex-girlfriend, Kristine Kochanski, are in fact his parents and that he is his own son and father. After meeting the Kristine from the alternate universe, she asked him for a donation of sperm(because the hologram of her Lister cannot father children) so that she could have children. While loading supplies from the alternates ship, Lister sees the word "ouroboros" on one of the crates and then discovers that the eventual child of him and Kristine is himself, that he takes himself back in time and leaves himself to be found by his foster parents. The episode ends with Lister appearing in a bar carrying his 6-week-old self in a box labeled "ouroboros" . He explains to his baby self(and also assuring himself in a way) that he was never abandoned, but his life is an ever going cycle to keep the human race from going extinct. 1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, in alchemical tract titled Synosius. ... 1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, in alchemical tract titled Synosius. ...


Footnotes

  1. ^  This number has changed between series. In the first series, it was mostly given as 169, although it was 129 in one episode. In Series IV, Episode 3, Rimmer is accused of 1,167 counts of manslaughter, due to his own guilt over the accident that killed the crew of Red Dwarf. This would make the crew count 1,169 (as Lister is the only survivor and Rimmer cannot be charged with his own murder). The novelisation Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers states that the crew number 11,169.
  2. ^ In series V, Holoship, his physical age is stated as 47 after his chronological age, which is stated as mid-twenties. This is meant to be a joke about Lister's poor physical health. It has not been stated as fact.
  3. ^  In the first Red Dwarf book Lister played a bass guitar. With only 2 strings, both of them G.
  4. ^  Lister also admits his lack of skills playing the guitar to some extent much earlier than "Nanarchy". In the series 3 episode "Marooned" Lister says "I know I'm not exactly a whizz at it" when pleading with Rimmer to be allowed to play one last song on his guitar before it has to be burnt and again in Series VI, after emeging from deep sleep with amnesia and realising what his life is like from the same perspective as the other characters before regaining his memories and reverting to his usual self.

Red Dwarf (1989) (often referred to as Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers to differentiate from the television series), is a book written by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor, and is based on the first two series of the sci-fi comedy television show Red Dwarf. ...

External links

  • Dave Lister biography
  • Dave Lister Biography at Red Dwarf.co.uk
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Big Bill Lister - History of a Country Music Pioneer (7216 words)
Lister appeared to suffer, rather, from the opposite, from the fact that he was not West Coast-based in the years when the label's country division was firmly based in California and tended, some feel, to nurture nearby artists at the expense of those based farther East.
Lister's original recording career lasted less than four years (and all the sides from the fourth of those years have remained unissued until now), though he returned to recording for an unusual, effective one-off album in the 1980s, then again in 1998 to record a live tribute to Hank Williams.
Lister didn't have anything, however, he recalls that Williams was recording the night before his October 26th session and that he asked for Hank's help at that time, though there's no evidence of a Williams MGM session around that time.
Dave Lister (1021 words)
Lister was the lowest ranking officer on a ship of 169, the third technician, and spent his time performing tasks too menial for the skutters, under the hated supervision of Arnold Rimmer, or getting drunk with his friends Olaf Petersen, Selby and Chen.
Lister lost his virginity at the tender age of 12 in one of the bunkers of a golf course in Bootle but he's now dedicated to resurrecting and winning over the one true love of his three-million year life: Miss Kristine Kochanski, the long dead navigation officer of the Dwarf.
Dave Lister is also known as 'the king of crap' for purchasing (among other things) a talking toilet, a toaster with artificial intelligence and two robot goldfish, which he named Lennon and McCartney (one which swims backwards).
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