For the life of me I'll never understand fans who take up this viewpoint. Surely the whole point of the series IS that Lister is trying to get home. It only makes sense that at the conclusion he finds one. I could understand not having him arrive home in series 11 and then making series 12 and 13 set on Earth. That would be like that stupid Porridge spin off where Fletcher is released and living back with his wife...but were talking about the point where Red Dwarf would stop...not where it would continue for further adventures. I'm note sure what zombie apocalypse alternate ending to Friends you watched. I simply saw an ending where people grew up and entered relationships/found happiness. Everyone in the ending I watched was still friends and there was no indication that they would never see each other again or that "their lives have ceased". It's unrealistic to expect people to live like singleton twenty somethings forever.