This is an SOS distress call from the
mining ship Red Dwarf.
The crew are dead, killed by an radiation leak. The only survivors were Dave Lister - who was in suspended animation during the disaster, and his pregnant cat, who was safely sealed in the hold. Revived 3 million years later, Listerís only companions are a lifeform who evolved from his cat, and Arnold Rimmer, a hologram simulation of one of the dead crew.