Phwoaarr is the first "lost episode" of Series VIII, the second being "Earth". The script was written by Paul Alexander but never filmed.


The plot of this episode would have seen the Canaries investigate yet another Space Corps derelict spaceship, to discover that the inhabitants had been testing new pheromone-based perfumes.

The Canaries enter to find that the perfume has an effect on human desire very much like the sexual magnetism virus. In fact it works a little too well, and the Boys from the Dwarf discover the crew are now a pile of naked, dead bodies, having had sex until they died. The perfume would have ended up with Rimmer and Kristine Kochanski having sex, and Lister trying to kill him in a jealous rage.

It should be noted that a similar scene of postmortem debauchery, albeit this time only presented through skeletons, was shown in the later Series XI episode "Samsara".

Behind the scenesEdit

  • The episode was ultimately unproduced as Doug Naylor felt it was a little too much inappropriate (in a series already criticized for its lewd tone). It was replaced (chronologically) by the episode "Krytie TV", but "Phwoaarr" is still described in the Series VIII booklet.
  • The idea of Rimmer (almost) getting amorous with Kochanski, and Lister going to kill him in a jealous rage, was written over instead to an earlier episode in the series, "Cassandra".

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