"Danger! Do not attempt to open this pod. The creature inside is extremely hostile. It feeds off the human psyche, seeks out the deranged, the unbalanced and the emotionally crippled."
Genetic Waste Pod[src]


The genetic waste pod was shot into Deep Space to dispose of the Polymorph. It drifted in space for millions of year until it came across Red Dwarf. The creature escaped and began feeding on the crews emotions.

Second Polymorph

The Remastered version replaces the second-Lister scene with another shot of a bouncing ball, with a caption explaining that the second Polymorph, which was less intelligent than the first, stowed away in Lister's clean underpants drawer....where it died of old age many years later. According to Doug Naylor, the reason the ending was changed in the Remastered version was that he was getting tired of fans asking what happened to the second Polymorph.