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Timeslides - S3-E5

Corrected entry: What was Hitler's diary doing in Klaus von Stauffenberg's briefcase?

Correction: Lister was 'scuffling' with Hitler and when he comes back through the slide, he says 'I stole his briefcase' The briefcase was Hitler's, not von Stauffenberg's. Therefore there is nothing odd about Hitler's diary being in Hitler's briefcase. Incidentally, Rimmer comments he is the officer that attempt's to assassinate Hitler by putting a bomb in his (Hitler's) briefcase.

Queeg - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When the meteor hits the ship, everyone is thrown about except for the skutter, who does not move at all.

Correction: Skutters perform operations outside the ship as well. They probably have magnetized wheels or some sort of stabilizers to keep them from being knocked into space.

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Corrected entry: Just after Lister first enters the Stasis Leak and ends up in the shower, there is a shot of a man standing in front of the sinks. Above his head is a digital notice board. The date written on it is Wednesday 2nd March 2077. But 02/07/2077 will be a Tuesday.

Correction: The calendar has been altered since the present day, as evidenced by the newscaster in "Better Than Life" giving the date as "the 27th of Geldof".


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Corrected entry: If Rimmer's bedsheets are holographic, Lister shouldn't be able to move them.

Correction: One of Holly's most important jobs is keeping Lister's fragile sanity intact. Having him see his hands go through objects when he touches them would tip him over the edge. She 'moves' the holographic items to fit Lister's movements.

Ouroboros - S7-E3

Corrected entry: Frankenstein is too young to be pregnant. Therefore, she could not have been the ancestor of the cat race.

Correction: Female domestic cats reach sexual maturity at five or six months old, but don't stop growing until they are twelve to sixteen months old. Frankenstein isn't fully grown, but that is no indication of her sexual maturity - or pregnancy.

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Corrected entry: From series 4 onwards, Rimmer is held in place by a "light bee" which is solid. But, at several points in series 1 and 2, he is able to walk through solid objects, which his light bee would be unable to do.

Correction: In "Thanks For The Memory", Rimmer uses a projection cage to visit the surface of a nearby world, showing that he didn't have a light bee at that point. The addition of the light bee is clearly an upgrade made at some point after that time, making it entirely reasonable that he could be seen to walk through solid objects in the early seasons.

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Corrected entry: Unfortunately the whole basis of the show is one big factual error. Throughout the series we see that Red Dwarf sustains damage from collisions, explosions, end so on. The rocket engine nozzle - surely made from the strongest materials available - has been punctured by some kind of impact. The systems require constant maintenance by humans (painting, repairs, etc), so skutters are not enough by themselves. So, we know that Red Dwarf is not made of some sort of fictional, indestructible materials. So, after three thousand - never mind three million! - years the whole ship would be a clump of useless, corroded junk. The rubber and plastics in seals, electronic components and furniture would have crumbled to powder. The electronics themselves would have failed after a few hundred years at most. Metals in contact with liquids in pipes or reservoirs would have oxidised, and even the oxygen in the air would have been corrosive after that amount of time. The resulting pile of scrap would also be fatal to anyone going near it; subject to slow, subtle but constant radioactivity in space, after three million years it would be hotter than the inside of a working reactor.

Correction: Apart from the fact you are missing the point that this is a sit-com not a science documentary, unless you can provide schematics of the Red Dwarf and a detailed list of the manufacturing process of all the things you describe, your complaint is invalid. You are basing your argument on 20th century technology, not future technology that can construct 5 mile long space ships, holographic simulations of dead people, and computers with IQs of 6000.


Pete (1) - S8-E6

Corrected entry: When Lister and Rimmer go to the captain's office after the virus has eaten their clothes and hair, it is clear they still have eyebrows and chest hair.

Correction: If you look at the scene when the virus is eating their clothes and hair, they don't touch their faces or chests.

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode when Toddhunter appears, Lister is holding his cigarette in his hand. When the camera cuts it has jumped to his ear.

Correction: At the point in time where the cigarette apparently leaps to Listers ear he actually places it there. When Toddhunter arives on the scene, Lister screams "Yo Toddhunter" and thumps his foot. While this is going on you can see Lister place the cigarette in his ear.

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Corrected entry: When Ace's spaceship crashes into Starbug in "Dimension Jump," the two craft are roughly the same size. But in "Stoke Me a Clipper," he is able to comfortably park inside Starbug.

Correction: The run-in with the future selves and being killed by them at the end of season 6 caused reality to destabilize and changes to the ship. (At one point, one of the cargo decks is said to have increased capacity 44%.) Making it big enough to land Ace's dimension ship inside could be one of those changes.

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the exam scene we see Rimmer slap his hand on the paper leaving a massive hand-print from the ink, yet when he stands up and salutes there isn't a sign of ink on his hand.

Correction: Rimmer places his left hand on the paper. When he stands up and salutes he is using his clean right hand. We do not see his left hand again as he keeps it by his side.


Holoship - S5-E1

Corrected entry: During Rimmer's initial conversation with Nirvannah, after he boards her ship, she tells him that it is considered "the height of bad manners" on the ship to refuse sex with someone. Later, after they have had sex, Rimmer suggests a "tie-breaker" (a euphemism for sex again). She unashamedly brushes him off by saying she has "things to do", thus contradicting her own moral standards.

Correction: Nirvanah hasn't refused to have sex with Rimmer - she's already done it, several times. She simply can't continue to do so, as she has duties to attend to. No rudeness there - everybody on the ship would understand that duty ultimately has to take precedence.


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Corrected entry: In the entire 8 series, the Cat says Lister's name only once.

Correction: Not true, he actually says Lister's name twice, in "Parrallell Universe" and "The Inquisitor".

Me2 - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the cinema scene, one Rimmer makes hand shadows to annoy the other. This is impossible, as Rimmer is made of light and, therefore, wouldn't cast a shadow.

Correction: Rimmer isn't transparent, ergo, light does not pass through him. If light doesn't pass through him, he'll cast a shadow.


Polymorph - S3-E3

Corrected entry: The snake changes shape and its stripes disappear as it leaps at Lister.

Correction: As the snake is a polymorph there is no reason why it did not just change from a small snake to a large snake when it jumped at Lister.


Cassandra - S8-E4

Corrected entry: As Cassandra can see the future, she would have known that her revenge plan against Lister would fail.

Correction: True, however, if you knew when, where, how, and who was going to kill you, wouldn't you at least TRY to do something to stop it?

Cassandra - S8-E4

Corrected entry: Rimmer's name badge is much larger than the rest of the Canarie's badges.

Correction: Not really a mistake, I used to work in a shop and the badges varied in size.

The Demon

Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Corrected entry: In "Back in the Red: Part III", when Danny John-Jules does his dance with the Blue Midgits, one of the midgits kicks him in the face. Look carefully and you'll notice the midgit does not make contact with him.

Correction: Blue Midget clearly makes contact with the Cat, it was more of a glancing blow, as the leg moves quickly past his face


Ouroboros - S7-E3

Corrected entry: Lister says that, as long as his "ouroboros" cycle continues, the human race can never become extinct. But this is not true: someday Lister will die. The baby he fathered will not replace him, because he sent it back in time, where it starts its lifespan at the same time as him (and thus dies at the same time as him). The cycle is self-reinforcing, but not self-perpetuating. Thus, when Lister dies, the human race will indeed be extinct.

Correction: He doesn't say the human race can never become extinct, he says, "you and I goin' 'round and 'round in time"... "we're sort of a holdin' pattern on the human race." He only means they're helping it survive just that much longer.


Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Corrected entry: The Dimension Jump drive isn't a Time Machine, but it sends Ace Rimmer three million years into the future.

Correction: It's a different dimension that just happens to be 3,000,000 years into the point of departure's future.


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