Note: Holly was played by actor Norman Lovett during seasons 1,2 7, and 8. During seasons 3, 4, and 5 Holly was played by actress Hattie Hayridge. There were no appearances at all by Holly in season 6.
Holly is the ship's computer. He always appears as a disembodied head on a video screen of some sort. In the early seasons, each episode had a prologue where Holly gave a quick background of the show. The prologues usually ended with a joke of some sort.
Holly claims to have an IQ of 6000. However true that may or may not have been in the beginning, after three-million years, Holly has lost a few points and gotten "a bit peculiar". He is not above playing a joke here and there, and he is certainly not "infullible" (infallible).
Character HistoryParallel Universe. After the change, Holly was just as ... let's just say her IQ remained the same!
- Holly claims to have been in love once: a Sinclair ZX-81. She was cheap, stupid, and wouldn't load, at least not for him anyway.
- Holly is responsible for maintaining the ship's hologram (Rimmer): waking him, dressing him, etc.
- What's up dudes?