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.Madgefilmsinc2
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, and so on. Most important of all, 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, it is made of the kind of metals, plastics and other construction materials we build space shuttles and the like out of nowadays. 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 oxidized, and even the oxygen in the air would have been corrosive after that amount of time. Red Dwarf is not immune from the effects of long term decay and deterioration - if it were when Lister was released from stasis he would have found rooms full of relatively intact dead bodies instead of piles of crumbled dust. After three million years in space Red Dwarf would have been a pile of scrap, 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.
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.
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.
Corrected entry: In Quarantine Lister has been given a big dose of the luck virus. A few moments later Lister, Cat and Kryten are walking backwards down a corridor. Luckily Lister picks up the right parts for what Kryten needs, as he picks up one of the items he trips and manages to keep on his feet. With the luck virus still going through him he should not have tripped. The actress who plays Holly mentioned this on the DVD commentary.
Corrected entry: Ace states that Kryten is not waterproof, yet he must have got wet in the episode Backwards in series 3, as the ship crashes underwater, and soon after Kryten and Rimmer are in a lifeboat sailing for shore. How did they get our of the sunken ship without getting wet? He also drinks water in the "Backwards" episode, and again in series 6, in the episode "Legion".
Corrected entry: Rimmer says to keep page sixty one of "Lolita", but Lister pulls out the left-side page and pockets it. As odd-numbered pages in books are on the right side, meaning he must have kept page sixty. You can see the front cover quite is the right way up so the book would not have been upside down.
Corrected entry: There is a contradiction of when the radiation leak that wiped out the crew took place. In the episode "Stasis Leak" Lister says it was three weeks after 2nd March. However in the episode "Me Squared", Lister says it was six months after Gazpacho Soup Day, which was the 25th November.
Corrected entry: We learn in "Ouroboros" in series 7 that Lister is his own father, and Kochanski is his mother. However, if this is so, when Lister fixed time so he never joined the Space Corps, that would mean he never met Kochanski, so his father never met his mother, so he should never have been born, and even if he was, his life should have taken a radically different path from that it did.Padzter
Corrected entry: Lister says that killing your past self will cause you to die, thus making it impossible to go back in time to kill your past self in the first place. So how was JFK able to kill himself at the end of the episode? If he killed himself, he would have still survived as he wouldn't have been unable to go back in time and kill himself in the first place, the same was as the crew survived their attack.Padzter
Corrected entry: In the opening moments of the episode, The Cat reveals that he educated himself because there was no-one else around on Red Dwarf to teach him. Yet in the first ever episode, the Cat tells Lister that he learnt about Frankenstein and the 'virgin birth' whilst he was at 'kitty-school'.Padzter
Corrected entry: After Lister manages to make himself the inventor of the tension sheet, Rimmer is in the the sleeping quarters and Lister's bunk can be seen behind him, still just like it was. If Lister was never on Red Dwarf then why is all his stuff still in his bunk and on the walls?Padzter
Corrected entry: It has already been proven that the Teleporter picked up from the Simulant ship in Rimmerworld has the ability to transport both time-and-space: Kryten accidentally sends himself, the Cat and Lister back in time a week (and then later, forward several weeks) while at the same time transporting them back to the 'bug. If that were so, why would they be interested in a Time Drive?
Corrected entry: If you look behind Rimmer and Kryten in the cafe, you see a menu board with all the foods spelt backwards, reading right to left. Nothing wrong with that, except the letters are still all 'forwards', instead of a mirror image as would happen if everything was reversed. The same is true for the 'Nodnol 871 selim' marker.
Corrected entry: Nirvana claims the Holoship has 'just under 2000' crew members. Given that the holoship can ONLY support that many holograms, Nirvana's Crew Member Number should be lower than 2000. (Dead Man's Boots would replace crew members, number for number without increasing it.) It is, however, 4172 according to the test computer.
Corrected entry: If the Inquisitor has generated a replacement Lister and Kryten, why does Holly not recognize the original Lister and Kryten's authorizations? They should have had the same authorization - certainly Kryten, who is registered as "Additional 001", indicating he is the one and only CPU that has been added to Red Dwarf's compliment during it's voyage; the replacement Kryten would likewise be "Additional 001".
Corrected entry: Want to know why Rimmer is alive at the end of 'Timeslides'? Here's a theory. Rimmer as a child sees himself from the future visit him to offer advice. He later works out that this was himself from the future. Later in the events of 'Stasis Leak', Rimmer is visited again by his future self. Because of his childhood experience, now Rimmer does not panic but takes his future self's advice and goes into Stasis, therefore surviving the radiation leak.
Corrected entry: During Rimmer's appeal against his 9,000 year sentence for second degree murder, Kryten's entire defence strategy is proving that Rimmer is "a jumped-up grease monkey" who would never be trusted with critically important repairs on the Red Dwarf - that is, the drive plate. The court accepts this and Rimmer is released. The trouble is, Rimmer WAS trusted with the drive plate repairs and he WAS responsible for the crew's death. Kryten's defence is wrong, and on the court's terms the charge is correct and Rimmer is guilty. It's not as if Rimmer and Kryten believe Rimmer is too dumb to be guilty - they know the facts of the case and they are under 'polygraphic surveillance'. Their opinions don't count, the facts stand, and Rimmer is doomed.
Corrected entry: In the scene when the crew arrive on the "low" ship and the "high" Kryten is shot five times with a bazookoid, Lister drags him to safety behind a pile of boxes. However, he is not dragged far enough, so you can see the actor get up after he believes he is out of shot.
Corrected entry: We learn in this series and at the end of series 7 that the nanobots have 'resurrected' the entire crew and red dwarf itself. If this is so where is Kristine Kochanski? The Kochanski we see is from a different dimension. So when the Starbug crashland on Red Dwarf, surely Captain Hollister who had them arrested would have been a little confused as two Kochanshkis would have been present. And as Kochanski is a Navigation Officer, surely she would have had a lot of contact with the Captain?
Corrected entry: A short while after Lister unwittingly saves Hitler from the bomb, he holds up a newspaper which says on it that he saved Hitler's life. But where did he get that paper from? If it was a paper in Hitler's briefcase, and the front cover changed to coincide with Listers implications on the past, then how come the headlines are written in English, and not German? Not only that, but if the newspaper was already in Hitler's briefcase, did it predict that Lister would save Hitler's life? Surely a newspaper in Hitler's briefcase on that day would be about events the previous day?Padzter
Corrected entry: It's established that Rimmer's shift of technicians get useless, irrelevant jobs (such as repairing chicken soup machines) - so why would Rimmer have been trusted to repair a drive plate that, if not repaired properly, could (and in fact did) lead to the deaths of the whole crew?Moose
Corrected entry: In the recuperation room when they're all finding out who they are, Kryten tells Lister and Rimmer that they are half-brothers, sharing the same mother. Rimmer's "real" name is given as Billy Doyle. Later in the parking garage, the man Kryten shoots calls Lister Sebastian Doyle. If they have different fathers, why do they have the same last name?
Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, Ouroboros, when the adult Lister places the infant Lister in a cardboard box (under the Grav-Pool table at the Aigburth Arms) the caption states "EIGHTEEN MONTHS LATER". At the beginning of the episode, a definite date is stated - 26th November 2155. Presuming a normal full-term pregnancy, this indicates that (a) Lister was conceived in late April 2154, (b) born nine months later in the last week of May 2155, and (c) nine months old when he is found in the cardboard box.
Corrected entry: When it is believed that Lister is a droid, why does Kryten be so rude to him, considering that this is the same person who helped him override the program preventing him from lying to humans? Also, wouldn't he have realised that Lister came out of Stasis with a long beard and nails? These wouldn't grow on droids.Andy Benham
Corrected entry: When Lister changes the past so he does not get stuck on Red Dwarf, Rimmer is still there as a hologram, but he was only revived in order to keep Lister sane. If the history of Red Dwarf still remained the same (the radiation leak, Red Dwarf flying 3 million years into deep space etc.), despite Lister's absence, the captain would have surely been the only one revived as the most senior person on board. However, if for some reason, Rimmer WAS revived as a hologram, then he would have no memory of Lister as he would never have met him. Also, Kryten would still be aboard Nova 5, would never have discovered the developing fluid and would not have been able to show it to Lister anyway, so Lister could have never gone back to his 17 year old self to give him the tension sheet, therefore this whole episode is a paradox of itself and the Universe will now implode. Well, that's what you get for messing with causality.
Corrected entry: When the crew are in the recuperation lounge, a woman comes in and asks if anyone in the room is called Dwayne Dibley. After everyone denies that it could be them, the woman leaves the case for someone to look at. After she leaves, Lister looks at the case and says it has to be Cat because his photograph is on the case. If this is so, then why did the woman not just look at the picture and tell for herself who Dwayne was instead of repeatedly asking?Padzter
Corrected entry: In the episode "Pete: Part 1", when the crew play basketball (and are losing badly), they have scored three points. After half time the 'stiffining solution' allows them to make a comeback. Lister scores a basket, followed by the cat. The scoreboard then says the crew have 5 points. They should have 7 points because basketball points are in 2's and 3's.
Corrected entry: The flashback sequence of Rimmer and Lister searching everyone's lockers is supposed to have happened not long after the accident which killed the crew. Rimmer is wearing his most up to date blue hard-light hologram costume, when he actually should have been wearing his standard cream shirt uniform.Padzter
Corrected entry: After the crew recover from the Despair Squid and Kryten is telling everyone why they where who they were in the hallucination he said that Rimmer was half-brother with Lister so that he [Rimmer] could not blame his parents and upbringing for his failures as his brother was successful. This makes no sense as Rimmer really does have three brother who all went on to become successful graduates of the Space Corp, yet he does still blame his parents,so his despair hallucination is flawed.troy fox
Corrected entry: Why does Lister ask Rimmer about losing his virginity? Rimmer told Lister truthfully in Series 2 (episode "Thanks For The Memory") that he had only had sex once in his life - with Yvonne McGruder. When the crew erased their memories, they did not erase Rimmer telling Lister about Yvonne - so why doesn't he remember in Marooned?
Corrected entry: In this episode Rimmer receives a letter telling him his father is dead, however in an earlier episode he said that his father committed suicide. He already knew his father was dead, so why was he so shocked by the letter? And for that matter, why did his mother tell him his father was dead?troy fox
Corrected entry: When Kryten is lying to Lister and saying that his deletion is not Lister's fault, his right foot (and eventually his whole body) is jiggling: Lister says that this is how he knows Kryten is lying. However, Kryten has told lies many times since Lister taught him to, and this foot-jiggling has never been seen before or since.
Corrected entry: When Lister convinces his past self to "invent" the Tension Sheet, he, Cat and Kryten vanish, having never become part of the Dwarf's crew. When Rimmer visits Lister, Lister does not remember him, because they have never met - if Lister can't remember people he's never met, why can Rimmer and Holly?
Corrected entry: In the episode 'Me2', when Lister is taking the painting to the room belonging to the two Rimmers, he stops outside the door, and says 'Second Technician Arnold J Rimmer and Second Technician Arnold J Rimmer'. He then presses the pad to open the door. Watch carefully, as the door opens before he touches the pad.
Corrected entry: When trying to convince Rimmer that he knows him, Lister says that Rimmer once manned the 'Samaritans' helpline - and that four people had committed suicide in one afternoon after phoning Rimmer. But in the episode 'The Last Day' the incident is also mentioned - but then it was five people (not four) and it was in the morning (not afternoon).
Corrected entry: In the episode 'Tikka to Ride', Lister tells us he has recently passed his 28th birthday. He was 25 in 'Future Echoes', meaning that all the episodes up to this point have taken place in around 3 years. However, dialogue in 'Back to Reality' and 'Holoship' (which took place before 'Tikka to Ride') says that the crew have been travelling for around 4 years.
Corrected entry: Some of the episode 'Meltdown' must have been filmed on a cold day - you can see Rimmer's breath condensing in the cold air. But surely Rimmer is a hologram - and holograms don't breathe (because they don't need to). Obviously they couldn't ask Chris Barrie (Rimmer) to stop breathing during filming...
Corrected entry: In the episode "D.N.A.", Lister tells Kryten he is an "enlightened 23rd Century guy", but if the clock in the episode 'Stasis Leak' is anything to go by, Lister was in fact born in the 21st Century. [If you accept that Lister is 25, then the year 2077 minus 25 means he was born in or about 2052]. The DNA Modifier is also incorrect in this episode by saying that Lister's species is "male, 23rd century human". This totally contradicts the entire premise of the episode 'Ouroboros' which shows the infant Lister being abandoned in The Aigburth Arms, Liverpool, in November 2155 (=22nd Century).
Corrected entry: In the scene where Admiral Rimmer signs the copy of "My Incredible Career" , the picture of Admiral Rimmer on the cover is of Rimmer's uniform from Series 1, as opposed to the Admiral's uniform he's wearing a couple of seconds earlier when we see him seated.
Corrected entry: In the episode 'Timeslides,' after the crew return from giving young Lister the Tension Sheet, Lister, The Cat, and Kryten disappear because he never joined the crew. Rimmer should also disappear or be replaced by McIntyre, because his hologram was created for the purpose of keeping Lister sane.
Corrected entry: When Lister, the Cat and Kryten have spent 5 days in quarantine Cat's arm is broken and in a sling. However, at the end of the episode, Rimmer regains consciousness and the rest of the crew are wearing gingham dresses and making fun of him. At this particular scene Cat's arm is no longer broken. Don't broken bones take quite a while to heal? Unless Rimmer was in a coma.
Corrected entry: Not a mistake, just something I thought of. We see some rats in the ventilation ducts. Meaning that in 'The End' there was more than Frankenstein that was a non-human lifeform on board that Holly discovered. Therefore if Lister had not been stupid enough to take that photo of himself with the cat and have it developed in the ship's lab, the rats could have been found as the non-human lifeforms and Lister would not have ended up in Stasis.
Corrected entry: Lister does not seem to know much about his childhood, as he tells several contradicting stories about it. In series 2 Lister talks about how upset he was when his father died in the episode "Better Than Life". It is possible that he was talking about a foster father when he said this, but we learn in the episode "Ouroboros" in series 7 that he was abandoned, and never knew his parents at all. He also said in series 7 that he lived with his granny too, which leaves the question that if he knew his own granny, then why didn't he know who his parents were? Three different stories of his childhood.Padzter
Corrected entry: In Dimension Jump, Rimmer found (via Ace Rimmer) that he could have been incredibly successful if only he had tried. He was upset and sniped at Ace, but he dealt with it in the end. Kryten met Ace too, and would know this. Yet at the end of this episode, Kryten claims that Rimmer was driven to near-suicide by the (far weaker) revelation that it wasn't his parents who were responsible for his failure.Moose
Corrected entry: When Lister looks in on the new group of people playing the Red Dwarf game, the scene that they are in is much too far into the show, given that they have only been playing for about 20 minutes. Really Lister should have been watching the new crew's version of 'The End'.Padzter
Corrected entry: In the episode 'Ouroboros', we see a Lister from an alternate dimension as a hologram - because he didn't go into stasis, he was killed in the radiation leak. However, in the first ever episode of Red Dwarf ('The End') it was established the radiation leak happened because of the fact Lister was in stasis and therefore Rimmer didn't have help in fixing the drive plate. There is an implication that, if Lister hadn't been put in stasis, the radiation leak would either never have happened, or been brought under control with few (if any casualties).
Corrected entry: In the flashbacks in the episode 'Ouroboros' Lister says the penalty for keeping his cat would be six months in stasis (which is what Kochanski gets in her reality), however in the very first episode of Red Dwarf ('The End') Lister gets 18 months in stasis as punishment for the crime.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Lister is so desperate with hunger that he eats the only thing still available (a can of dog food), Craig Charles (who plays Lister) was not acting. He really DID eat it (it was cat food, which apparently "looked better", but the difference is minimal). Not surprisingly, this scene was completed in only one take...
Corrected entry: The whole business about putting people into stasus as a punishment makes no sense at all. What is punishing about being put in a status cubicle and then (in your perception) immediately stepping out when time is several months/years further on (but yourself no older)? Even if you weren't earning your salary during the statis period, you had no expenses either.Moose
Corrected entry: From the first moments of Red Dwarf eight, it is established that the Dwarfers are in the prison for committing a crime. If this is the case why wasn't Lister sent to prison in the very first episode for smuggling Frankenstein on board instead of being sent into stasis?
Corrected entry: In the episode "Polymorph", the 'punchline' at the end of the episode is that the crew of Red Dwarf think they're safe, because they've killed the polymorph creature. But the 'plot twist' is that there was a SECOND polymorph on board Red Dwarf - and the last we see of it is when the Polymorph takes on the appearance of Lister and grins to the camera. But it is never explained what became of this second polymorph. For all we know, it could still be lurking on board.
Corrected entry: Rimmer is seen pressing a button before speaking into a microphone to send out a distress message. But Rimmer is supposed to be a hologram, an intangible being...and as such, can't touch things. HE is not capable of touching things until the Red Dwarf crew meet Legion in Series VI - then Legion upgrades Rimmer with a "Hard-Light" holographic drive, making him a solid being at last.
Corrected entry: During the episode "Thanks For The Memory" in series two after Rimmer realizes that some of his memories where actually Lister's he says "no wonder I remember having my appendix out twice" (or something like that) meaning that Lister has had his appendix out. But during the episode "Legion" in series 6 Legion takes out Lister's appendix.