Just wondering what people's thoughts on Rimmer are in these parts. Is he just a complete smeghead with no real redeeming qualities who deserves every bit of punishment meted out upon him by the universe, or is he really a not a totally bad guy, underneath all that exterior smeggyness? Just curious because I've always found Rimmer to be a more interesting character than Lister, Kryten or Cat. He arguably undergoes a bit more character development as the series progresses than do the others, and there are certainly quite a lot of episodes based on or at least heavily touching on his many psychological "issues" and neuroses. A lot of my friends who've seen Dwarf don't like the character at all and just think he's a pure bastard, plain and simple, there for comedic effect and to give good-guy Lister a bad-guy to fight with, and think I'm weird for liking him, so I'm just curious to see if other people have an opinion on the subject.