New this month Continuity mistake: When the Cat is eating the food set out by Lister, there is a cloth on the table. When Lister is asking where the other kitties are, the cloth is shown near the centre of the table. Rimmer then says he wants it off the ship, and the cloth is suddenly further to the right of the table.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Rimmer is talking to Lister before the exam and says they are friends, Lister replies "When?" Lister has a can of beer on the bunk, with the label facing the camera. Two shots after, the label is suddenly facing away from the camera. A couple of shots after that, the label is suddenly facing the camera again.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Rimmer falls asleep whilst Lister is doing the jigsaw, there is a whisky bottle on the table. Later in the episode, when being viewed on the black box, the whiskey bottle is no longer on the table. Lister could not have thrown it away since he left the table to the Hologram Simulation Suite at the end of the scene.
00:10:20 - 00:19:35Casual Person
New this month Continuity mistake: When Lister is doing the jigsaw and Rimmer starts singing in bed, the pint mug on the table has nothing in it. Later on, when Lister returns after giving Rimmer his memory, an inch of whisky has suddenly appeared in the bottom of the mug.
00:10:20 - 00:19:35Casual Person
New this month Continuity mistake: When Rimmer shows Lister the luck virus and sexual magnetism virus, there is less than half of the liquid shown in the test tube for the sexual magnetism, but when Rimmer is about to go to Hollister's dinner later on, there is more liquid in the test tube. There was also only one test tube of sexual magnetism for Rimmer to use.
00:12:15 - 00:18:10Casual Person
New this month Continuity mistake: When Lister tells Cassandra he is not going to kill her, he sticks his chewing gum on the wall and begins walking out. Seconds later, when the fan causes the gum to fly across the room, Lister is now standing inside the room.
New this month Continuity mistake: After the Cat has performed his dance routine, he begins to smoke a cigar and puts it down. The shot cuts to the ground controller, but when the shot cuts back to the Cat, the cigar is back in his mouth and has already been smoked.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Kill Crazy and Baxter are about to beat up Rimmer and Lister, as Baxter says "Say goodbye to your teeth", Kill Crazy has his hand pressed against Rimmer's jaw, advancing his face towards Rimmer's, but when Baxter goes to punch Lister, Kill Crazy's hand is by his side and is stood away from Rimmer.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Baxter tries to punch Lister the first time and fails, Kill Crazy is looking at Lister with his arms by his side, but in the next shot, Kill Crazy is now looking at Rimmer and doing motioning actions with his arms and face.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Lister is watching the video message of a psiren, posing as Kochanski, Lister asks "How? I don't understand" and Kochanski, on the video appears to move her face beginning to reply, but when the shot cuts back to the video, Kochanski's face is suddenly still.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Rimmer suggests bringing Legion with him, Lister says he's not going to come with them, and asks if he would ever join in on their late night sessions of pin the pointy stick on the weather girl. At the end of the line, Lister is looking to the right, but in the next shot, he is suddenly looking downwards.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Lister is explaining the ending of the movie, he says "It's about a dude who sacrifices his life for love" whilst Rimmer looks at him, but in the next shot, Rimmer is suddenly looking forwards before turning back to Lister saying "as if."
New this month Continuity mistake: When Kryten tells Rimmer he doesn't have the brain that can accept an implant, he says "No" and begins walking around the table. Kryten has his hands raised with his right hand slightly lower than the left, but in the next shot, both hands are suddenly level with each other.
New this month Continuity mistake: When the group are about to open the door with the heat seeking missiles inside and the Polymorph sneaks up behind them, Lister is standing at the front of the group, Cat and Kryten are behind Lister and Rimmer is standing at the back, behind all three. In the next shot, as the missiles exit the door, Rimmer is now suddenly standing front of Cat.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Lister, in Rimmer's body, Cat and Kryten are chasing Rimmer in Blue Midget, the exterior shot shows all three sitting in one row. From the interior, Cat is sitting in front of Lister and Kryten, and Lister and Kryten are sitting behind Cat.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Kryten notices the photo of the bike in the countryside is moving, the peg attached to it is near the middle, along the top, but in the shot from behind, the peg is much closer to the right. The same goes for the photo of Kryten's birthday party.
New this month Continuity mistake: When the Polymorph is switching between various appearances at the start, it stops at a rabbit. When the Polymorph stops at the rabbit, there is a damp stain beside the two yellow lines on the floor. This damp stain was not there when the Polymorph was switching between other forms. The stain just suddenly appears out of nowhere.
New this month Continuity mistake: After Starbug and Blue Midget leave Red Dwarf, there is a shot of Blue Midget driving away from the ship, towards the camera. Cat and Kryten are the only two on board as Rimmer and Lister are on Starbug, but there are three people shown inside Blue Midget. This is because the shot was taken from series two, in which Rimmer, Lister and Cat were inside it.
New this month Continuity mistake: Rimmer wears a hat with an antenna on the right hand side when on Starbug, and after arriving on Earth, but when he and Kryten are walking through the streets later on, the antenna is now on the left side of his hat, and is far more extended.
00:02:20 - 00:08:00Casual Person
New this month Continuity mistake: When Kryten is piloting Starbug and gently "eases forwards", there is a shot shown from behind Starbug where it is driving out of the cargo bay to the exit, and it is shown a couple feet off the ground. When Starbug exits Red Dwarf in the next shot, Starbug is suddenly much higher above the ground.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Holly interrupts Rimmer learning Esperanto saying "The menu looks interesting", he appears on the TV screen, with his chin blocked by the edge of the frame. The shot then cuts to a view of the screen, and his entire face is suddenly fully in the frame.
New this month Continuity mistake: In the lift, when the woman in the video is explaining how the lift works, she mentions "a bag will drop containing sedatives and cyanide capsules", pointing upwards. The shot cuts to Lister, and the woman in the video can be seen to the left of shot, with her arms at her side.
New this month Continuity mistake: In the hotel room, when future Lister is telling Lister he doesn't look pleased to see him, the two Listers are standing directly in front of each other, but from another angle, future Lister is standing around 90° rotated from before, and a few steps to the right of Lister.
New this month Continuity mistake: When Lister is in the hotel room with future Lister and Kochanski, Lister says he came because he thought he was going to get married whilst talking to future Lister, but in the next shot, Lister's facial expression has suddenly changed and is now looking more confused.
New this month Continuity mistake: When future Lister is making Lister and Cat leave the hotel room, Lister begins talking to future Lister about living his life. Future Lister is standing beside the door in one shot, but has his head suddenly resting on the door in the next shot.
Continuity mistake: In George's memorial service, the extras are totally different in the shots from George's point of view to the shots from the back of the room. Look for the woman with brunette hair and orange overalls - she's there in the forward shots but missing in the reverses. The chairs, tables, props, costumes and character placements are all completely discontinuous.
Continuity mistake: At the start of the 'Welcome Back George McIntyre' reception scene, Lister, Chen and Selby are throwing things at Rimmer, then Rimmer looks around. In the next shot, Lister and Chen are looking round to their left, Selby is stabbing between his fingers, Rimmer is now looking straight forwards and Petersen has appeared from nowhere.
Continuity mistake: The time that the events involving the crew of Red Dwarf keeps changing throughout the series. At various times, references are made to the date, which is stated as being in the 21st, 22nd or 23rd centuries. Examples: In 'Stasis Leak', the date reference is stated as being 2077 (21st century). But in 'Ouroboros', the date is stated as being 26th November 2155 (22nd century). Also in 'DNA', Lister says he is an enlightened 23rd century guy.
Continuity mistake: Lister and Rimmer's bunk room looks exactly the same in the flashback scenes during this series as it does in the present time. In the first series it looked completely different, so surely the look should have changed slightly for the flashback scenes?
Continuity mistake: When Kryten decides to be a mechanoid again, Lister gets up and grabs his jacket and swings it around his shoulders. The camera cuts to Kryten for a second then back to Lister, who now has his jacket on fully. The amount of time the camera was away from Lister would make this impossible for him to put the jacket on that quickly.
Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lister is talking to human Kryten, just before Lister sees the photos, keep an eye on Lister's hat. It is perched on top of his head with about an inch of hair showing, yet the next shot shows the hat covering all of the hair, then it goes back to an inch of hair showing again. There is no time for Lister to have adjusted his hat between cuts. It is clear the line had to be re-shot.
Continuity mistake: When Lister is lying on the top bunk talking to Rimmer about the 83 year old dad, he says "he'd probably pretend to be dead" as he puts is left hand on the side of his face. The camera cuts to Rimmer then back to Lister again, as he puts his left hand on the side of his face again.
Continuity mistake: When the ducts are being backwashed, Lister's dreadlocks are on his right shoulder. But when the shot changes and he says "I hate this. I really hate this.", his locks are on his left shoulder. Then the shot changes again and they're back on his right shoulder.
Continuity mistake: When Lister and the Cat are talking to the original Rimmer in the cinema, the new Rimmer enters and argues with the original. The original Rimmer makes hand puppets, while the new Rimmer sits at the front. When Lister does the ippy-dippy, the Rimmers have swapped places. The new Rimmer says that he was there first, without complaint from the original.
Continuity mistake: When Rimmer and Lister leave their sleeping quarters, there are two pictures on the wall between the door and the window and a canister on the wall beside the beds. When they are next in the room the items are gone, and at the end of the episode they have all returned.
00:09:20 - 00:12:50Dwarf
Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Lister, Kryten, the Cat and Kochanski are dressed as the Dibleys, they walk into the corridor in a line and Kochanski stops when she bumps into the Cat. In the next shot there is a suddenly a space between them.
Continuity mistake: During the Cat's dance scene with Blue Midget, we see one shot of Blue Midget doing the air guitar move, but in the next shot, his arms are not visible at all. It changes between these two differing shots throughout the closing end of the dance routine.
Continuity mistake: When the Cat and Lister are trying to cook an egg with a bicycle powered hair drier, you can see the Cat holding a frying pan. When Lister gives up and gets off the bike, Cat picks up a spatula with his other hand and starts poking the egg with it. However, in the next shot, he is shown with both hands on his hips. It's an instant cut with the same conversation continuing, so he didn't have time to put them down.
Continuity mistake: When the simulant walks past Lister, the Cat and Kochanski who are hiding under the blanket, he walks to the far right of the shot and a piece of material is hanging from him as he stops. The shot changes to show the simulant walking through the doorway, yet when the camera cuts back to Lister, the Cat and Kochanski, the piece of material is still in the corner of the screen meaning the simulant is still stood there.
Continuity mistake: Kryten removes the polymorph underpants and throws them under the covers of Lister's bed. When he checks the bed and pulls out a snake the pants are now on top of the covers (even though he says they're gone) and the covers themselves are now arranged differently.
Continuity mistake: When the virus starts to eat the potatoes, Rimmer picks them up from the pile just below eye level. In the wide shot it shows the potatoes are just below waist level and Rimmer would have had to lean much further away from where he was standing to get the potatoes from that height.
Continuity mistake: After the Cat incapacitates Lister, the Cat complains about his collar being untidy, then steps aside. The next shot shows Lister stood on his own and the Cat is not visible at all. There was no time for the Cat to walk that fast between shots.
Continuity mistake: Kryten needs to ask what a pub is, yet in the episode "Backwards" he and Rimmer worked in one for three weeks as the comedy act "The Sensational Reverse Brothers", and, later, were involved in a brawl in the same pub. Originally, the episodes were to be shown in a different order, which explains why the mistake occurs, but doesn't excuse it.
Continuity mistake: In the scene on the Canaries' transport, where they first try to convince Kryten to record the women showering, Kochanski speaks the first line in the scene, but when the shot changes to the wide shot, she isn't there anymore. (Confirmed on the DVD commentary).
00:05:55 - 00:07:20