Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

135 corrected entries

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.

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Dwarf

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.

Captain Defenestrator

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.

Madgefilmsinc2

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".

Tailkinker

Show generally

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

Josman

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.

Josman

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.

Show generally

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.

Captain Defenestrator

Show generally

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.

SoylentPurple

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.

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Dwarf

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.

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Dwarf

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.

Show generally

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.

Captain Defenestrator

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.

Life700

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.

Dwarf

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.

Tailkinker

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.

Tailkinker

Polymorph - S3-E3

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

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Dwarf

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.

Dwarf

Cassandra - S8-E4

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

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Dwarf

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?

Captain Defenestrator

Cassandra - S8-E4

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

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Dwarf

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

A 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

Dwarf

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.

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Moose

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.

Phixius

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.

Dwarf

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

Phixius

Beyond a Joke - S7-E6

Corrected entry: Lister only screws Kryten's head around once to get it on, but he had to do it several times in "Tikka To Ride" to get it on.

Padzter

Correction: The head is already on Kryten's shoulders at the start of the scene. Lister would have already screwed it on to that point, we only see him turn the head on the rest of the way.

Dwarf

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, the Cat sees Rimmer and says 'look out' before Rimmer has appeared around the corner.

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Dwarf

Correction: Cats have phenomenal senses of smell and hearing. The Cat would have known Rimmer was there long before he saw him.

Phixius

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: Holly reads Lister's palm print dispite Lister still wearing his gloves.

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Dwarf

Correction: Holly is a computer with all kinds of fictional technology. There are any number of explanations for this. Even something as mundane as Lister's handprint simply being on file since he was a crewmember.

Phixius

Quarantine - S5-E4

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.

Correction: Why is tripping over something, when that trip doesn't lead to any injury or embarrassment, and in fact actually leads him to picking something useful up, bad luck? It's a luck virus, not a co-ordination virus.

Meltdown - S4-E6

Corrected entry: Rimmer is riding a motorcycle just before the battle. As he is a hologram this would be impossible.

Dwarf

Correction: The motorcycle is a hologram, which is why Holly's face appears in the headlight.

Captain Defenestrator

Dimension Jump - S4-E5

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".

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Padzter

Correction: Kryten is likely at least "water-resistant," otherwise he could never get even slightly wet. We never actually saw them leave Starbug in "Backwards," he may have put on a scuba suit. As for drinking water, those systems may be waterproofed to allow for coolant intake without his entire body being waterproofed.

Captain Defenestrator

The Last Day - S3-E6

Corrected entry: The Cat wakes up the morning after the party with a hangover and not a hair on his head out of place.

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Dwarf

Correction: This is the cat. His heartbeat is literally a music beat. He spent over a day creating a special spacesuit when he thought he was going to meet women. Having perfect hair, no matter the situation, is entirely within character.

Gary O'Reilly

Marooned - S3-E2

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.

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Dwarf

Correction: It depends on how the book is numbered. Odd numbers are not *always* on the right. I own several books where page 1 and two face each other.

Phixius

Bodyswap - S3-E4

Corrected entry: In the scene where Rimmer (In Lister's Body) pretends to have lost an arm, there is a visible shadow of the boom microphone on the wall to his left.

Correction: It is not a boom mic. In the wide shot of the room you can see there is part of the damaged ceiling hanging down and swaying, causing the shadow.

Dwarf

Parallel Universe - S2-E6

Corrected entry: After Lister uses the Holly Hop Drive, Holly says 'There's nothing out there, just space'. When they switch on the monitor, the duplicate Red Dwarf is orbiting a moon.

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Dwarf

Correction: Holly has always been rather sarcastic. More of a character trait than a mistake.

Phixius

Cassandra - S8-E4

Corrected entry: Cassandra is a computer that can predict the future with 100% accuracy, so why then does she try to change the future (by lying to Rimmer about him sleeping with Kochanski so Lister will kill him) when she knows that she won't be successful?

Correction: She was eager enough to make it happen that she figured it was worth a shot anyway.

Phixius

Beyond a Joke - S7-E6

Corrected entry: Kryten remarks that he and Able are both "2X4C" models, when Kryten is actually a "2X4B" model.

Padzter

Correction: Kryten is referred to at various points as a "Series III," a "2000 Series," and a "2X4B Model." Likely these various references are to different parts of him, (Processor, Hard Drive, etc.) so it's possible for him to contain both a 2X4B and a 2X4C model part and simply refer to himself as that particular model in some situations.

Captain Defenestrator

Me2 - S1-E6

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.

Correction: The calendar has been shifted around a bit since the present day to accomidate the month of Geldof and a space-faring society.

Captain Defenestrator

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: If the timeline has been restored at the end of the episode, Lister shouldn't be able to hold up the detached hand - it shouldn't EXIST anymore.

Correction: We've seen from previous episodes that when the timeline is altered, there's a brief "sorting out" period while causality adjusts. The other Lister's hand hadn't disappeared just yet, but would soon.

Captain Defenestrator

Show generally

Corrected entry: If Rimmer is a hologram, why does his head make an impression on the pillow when he lies down? The pillow isn't a hologram. Rimmer doesn't ask for it to be turned on and its there when he's not in the room.

Correction: Rimmer's blankets and pillow are hologrammatic as well, since a hologram sleeps in them. They may just be left on full time for simplicity's sake.

Captain Defenestrator

Timeslides - S3-E5

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

Correction: These are all time paradoxes. Each story that involves time travel uses it's own set of rules involving these. Whatever rules exist for time travel in the "Red Dwarf" universe clearly allow for these things to happen the way they did.

Phixius

Tikka To Ride - S7-E1

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

Correction: It's a temporal paradox - a mainstay of time-travel stories. As time travel doesn't exist, writers are allowed to handle these things in their own way. In this case, the Kennedy from a timeline where he survives is brought back to shoot his prior self. The moment that the bullet hits, reality shifts onto a new timeline, parallel to the other one. The living Kennedy's timeline no longer exists, but it doesn't erase the fact that it did exist - the crew don't lose their memories of the events that took place there and so forth - and so there was a Kennedy who survived Dallas who came back to alter the timeline.

Tailkinker

Ouroboros - S7-E3

Corrected entry: Contradicting what was said in the first ever episode of Red Dwarf ("The End") Lister says that he bought his pet cat, Frankenstein, on Titan, but in 'Ouroboros' he says he bought the cat while on Mimas.

Correction: Yes, that's right, but the flashback in which he states this fact takes place in Kochanski's universe, in which he may have got the cat on Mimas instead of Titan.

Backwards - S3-E1

Corrected entry: Throughout this episode writing is backwards. Why, in a backwards universe, would writing be backwards? Surely it would be the correct way around, just that the people in this universe would read it backwards.

Correction: It's a fictional universe. The writers can create whatever customs/rules they like.

Phixius

Pete (1) - S8-E6

Corrected entry: When Lister and Rimmer are having their clothes and hair eaten by the potato virus, Lister's trademark locks abruptly disappear before the virus starts working on his hair.

Correction: No, they fell on the ground behind him.

Epideme - S7-E7

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

Correction: In the first series, it is said that the only other cats were lame or stupid, and all died while Cat was still young. His 'kitty-school' may have been what those other cats told him, most of which he might have forgotten by adulthood, hardly a full education. It left him plenty of time to try and teach himself about his world.

Timeslides - S3-E5

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

Correction: The Space Corps would still have hired someone to fill the vacancy that Lister would have filled had be been around. Presumably the new guy is a slob like Lister.

Out Of Time - S6-E6

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?

Correction: The teleporter works randomly and is hard to control, and the Time Drive can be programmed precisely.

Queeg - S2-E5

Corrected entry: At the end of the chess game where Queeg checkmates Holly, you can see the view-monitor of the game, with almost all of the pieces still on it.

Correction: That's the whole point. It's 'fool's mate', checkmate in three moves, with only a few pieces moved. Clever plotting, not a mistake.

Tikka To Ride - S7-E1

Corrected entry: At the beginning, Lister is giving the ship's log speech. When a light shines on his head you can see the shadow of a microphone on his forehead.

Correction: Maybe it's the microphone of the camera he's holding? It'd be a bit pointless to talk to a camera to make a ship log if there weren't some recording device attached to it.

Stoke Me A Clipper - S7-E2

Corrected entry: Miraculously, the crocodile hits the ground minutes after Ace lands, even though Ace used a parachute.

Correction: Seeing as Ace was previously using the croc to surf, perhaps the croc continued to circle for a while longer.

Soylent Purple

Duct Soup - S7-E4

Corrected entry: At the beginning of the episode, Kochanski is banging on the pipes with a spanner using her right hand. When the shot changes, she's using her left hand. There is no time for her to have changed hands between shots.

Correction: For the first half of the scene, Kochanski is using her right hand to hit the pipes, then bringing the wrench to the center of her chest and holding it with both hands. You can see this when she moves her left hand away from the wrench, and is still holding it with her right. The fourth time she hits the pipe, she holds the pipe with her right hand, and uses her left to swing the wrench. (Most likely, to try and avoid the set falling apart from the wrench assault.)

Backwards - S3-E1

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.

Correction: As all the signs seen in the backwards world have the words spelled backwards, with the actual letters the correct way round, it's reasonable to say that that's just how things work in that reality.

Tailkinker

Holoship - S5-E1

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.

Correction: The Holoship has just under 2000 active holograms. There is nothing to prevent the ship from having the files for other crew members in case of accident or specialists. Much in the same way Red Dwarf can only have one active hologram but has others on file. Most notably Kochanski whose file Lister attempts to locate in an episode.

Bodyswap - S3-E4

Corrected entry: When Rimmer (in Lister's body) is scoffing food under his sheets, Lister (as Rimmer) wakes up and leaps off the top bunk and he makes a thud as he hits the floor, now seeing Lister is a hologram in this scene he shouldn't have made a noise on impact with the floor.

Correction: As he is a hologram, he shouldn't be able to lay in abed without falling through, use the lifts, or get any traction on the floor when walking. If you can accept that he can also see and hear despite being made of light, you should be able to accept that Holly has programed the light-bee to emit fotstep sounds when he walks/lands to make him appear more human.

Soylent Purple

Marooned - S3-E2

Corrected entry: In "Marooned", Lister asks Rimmer about how he lost his virginity and Rimmer says he lost it so a girl from cadet school called Sandra but in "Thanks For the Memory" (series 2), Rimmer says he only had sex once and that was with Evonne McGruder.

Correction: Rimmer is lying, trying to sound like he has been with more women. He was very drunk back in "Memory" and is trying to cover up that mishap (Hence his comment about the walnut interior of the Bently).

Soylent Purple

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

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".

Correction: Holly may also be programmed to recognise voices. The replacements would sound different to the original Lister and Kryten.

Andy Benham

Show generally

Corrected entry: Throughout the whole show, Kryten alternates between obeying Rimmer because he outranks Lister, and obeying Lister because he's a human whereas Rimmer is a hologram.

DaveJB

Correction: We don't know exactly what protocols he's forced to obey. It may just be in certain situations (Kryten seems to side with Lister a lot more when it's "Life or death", perhaps with a Hologram's decisions would be biased, since they're already dead) that he's programmed to do this. Also, considering that it was Lister who repaired him at the start of series three (and has repaired him again at least once since), there are likely to be one or two faults in him.

Gary O'Reilly

Kryten - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Kryten paints Rimmer's picture, he paints Rimmer wearing his Series 1 uniform, when he is plainly sitting there in his Series 2 uniform. Kryten couldn't possibly have known what Rimmer's Series 1 uniform looked like, as he wasn't there.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Kryten also paints him on the toilet, despite Rimmer not sitting on one. He is rebelling and using his imagination, such as it is. It's not really a continuity error, as Kryten is deliberately acting up.

Timeslides - S3-E5

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.

Correction: Sorry, but pet theories are not valid trivia.

Tailkinker

Justice - S4-E3

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.

Correction: Kryten's argument was that whoever gave Rimmer the orders to repair the drive plate was at fault, and not Rimmer, as he was not properly trained to repair something as critical as a drive plate. Rimmer, never one to doubt his superiors, decided that he was at fault, so was found guilty in the first place.

Andy Benham

Timeslides - S3-E5

Corrected entry: Paradox - If Lister went back in time, and prevented Kryten from being rescued, Kryten wouldn't have discovered the mutated development fluid, and Lister wouldn't have been able to go back in time.

Correction: This is a self correcting entry - it's a paradox, not a mistake. Time travel stories are full of paradoxes, they can't exist without them.

Queeg - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When Queeg is telling Rimmer to work on the computer, how can Rimmer do this if he's a hologram and therefore can't touch anything?

Correction: As Red Dwarf is designed to support a holographic crewmember, obviously all its systems would be set up in such a way that a hologram would still be able to use them - not much point otherwise.

Tailkinker

Demons & Angels - S5-E5

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.

Correction: Because Kryten isn't dead (he walks back into shot seconds later), he doesn't need to be out of shot to stand up. It's therefore not a mistake.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

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?

Correction: Kryten's nanobots are intelligent enough to realise that there is already one Kochanski. It would be simple for them to ignore anything with her DNA (or Lister's as well) so you don't create another.

Andy Benham

Timeslides - S3-E5

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

Correction: It's more likely that Lister was able locate a copy from the ship's library or have one replicated, unless Nazi scientists were somehow able to give Hitler the next day's newspaper before the events took place.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: None of the crew seem to have noticed that Kochanski's hair has grown considerably longer given the fact this episode is set straight after the events that happen in 'Nanarchy'.

Padzter

Correction: Considering the havoc the nanites have been playing, it's entirely possible they added a few inches onto her hair. And given the situation that they're in, the length of Kochanski's hair probably isn't the foremost thing on their minds.

DaveJB

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Corrected entry: When we first see the photograph of Lister and Kochanski married, Lister is smiling in the photo. The second time we see it Lister is not smiling.

Padzter

Correction: This is intentional. The photo reflects Lister's mood. When he believes he is the groom he is smiling but when he thinks he is the best man he is not smiling because he believes he has just seen the woman he loves marry someone else.

Show generally

Corrected entry: In some episodes, we are told there were originally 169 crew members on board the ship. In others it was 1169.

Padzter

Correction: We are told there were 169 crew members on board but 1169 PEOPLE. The others could be non-crew members such as miners (it was a mining vessel, after all), passengers (commercial ships often carry them) or even crew members families (not unreasonable on a five year trip). There are many possible explanations.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: The Inquisitor is supposed to judge everyone and give them a chance to justify their existence, but in the beginning of the episode, Thomas Alburn wasn't given a trial at all, he was just deleted.

Padzter

Correction: Simple. Alburn's trial merely occured off-screen.

The End - S1-E1

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

Correction: Perhaps it was too urgent to leave for another shift. If the ship was in danger, wouldn't you get the shift on duty to repair it pronto?

Andy Benham

Legion - S6-E2

Corrected entry: Even though Legion has shown he is completely willing to hurt the Dwarfers, he stands by and does nothing while Kryten takes nearly two minutes incapacitating Lister, Cat and Rimmer, thereby incapacitating Legion.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: He hurts the Dwarfers by self-mutilation (he is a composition of all of them). He might not be able to attack them directly.

Andy Benham

Back To Reality - S5-E6

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?

Correction: Doyle is most likely their mother's maiden name, which they decided to adopt for some reason (like she divorced their fathers or something).

Xofer

Ouroboros - S7-E3

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.

Correction: Parts a and b are unfounded since Lister was conceived, born, and raised for 9 months in what is 'the present' for the show (3 million years in the future). He is then transported back through time and left as a 9 month old baby in a box under a pool table.

Out Of Time - S6-E6

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

Correction: Kryten is rude to Lister because he feels betrayed - he believes that the individual who taught him about being human is a droid, and a less sophisticated one that he is. Kryten also states that the 3000 series mechanoids, which he believes Lister is, was disliked because it was too realistic - authentic hair and nail growth is presumably part of the realism that he's referring to.

Tailkinker

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Andy says that it is an irony that Lister turns out to be God as he is an atheist, but in series 3, Lister says he is a pantheist.

Padzter

Correction: Lister never actually says that he's a pantheist - Kryten merely asks him if he's a pantheist, and Lister says that he isn't a "frying pan-theist". Also, it might be that since he's apparently done such a bad job of the Red Dwarf "game", he never even realised that Lister was supposed to be an atheist.

DaveJB

Timeslides - S3-E5

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.

Correction: Consider each the first two parts of this mistake - First, perhaps Holly prefers rimmer as opposed to the captain. Secondly, Rimmer WILL have met Lister as he has not changed timelines.

Andy Benham

Back To Reality - S5-E6

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

Correction: It's probably standard procedure to do so in order to jog players' memories - after 4 years being someone else in a total immersion video game, wouldn't you forget who you are?

Andy Benham

Pete (1) - S8-E6

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.

Correction: Free-throws are worth only one point each.

Brian Dillree

Nanarchy - S7-E8

Corrected entry: Kryten says he hasn't seen his nanobots since the crew encountered the Esparanto in 'Back to Reality'. If this is true, then how did they repair him when he got crushed in 'Psirens'?

Padzter

Correction: Perhaps they didn't. It has been established that Kryten has a few replacement parts on Starbug - more than likely he used those.

Andy Benham

Cassandra - S8-E4

Corrected entry: Cassandra says that all the canaries will be dead in 1 hour, with the exception of Rimmer, Kryten, Lister, Cat and Kochanski. However, Kill Crazy was still knocked out in the transport vehicle and presumably would have survived too.

Padzter

Correction: But Cassandra was known to lie if it suited her purpose, she said that Lister would harpoon Arnold through the head and kill him but that's not what really happened either.

Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Corrected entry: Lister tells Ace that Rimmer is a hologram and "can't touch anything", yet almost immediately after, Ace asks Rimmer to help him fix the engine. Was Ace not listening to Lister?

Padzter

Correction: First explanation ; maybe you're right - he wasn't listening. Second explanation; Ace thinks Rimmer knows how Starbug works, and he can help with technical instructions and advice. Third explanation; he knows Rimmer is a total smeghead and he wants him where he can keep an eye on him to stop him causing any more problems. Fourth ... get the idea?

Camille - S4-E1

Corrected entry: In this episode Lister talks about his break up with Kochanski, but in the early episodes of the show, it is established that Lister always wanted ask Kochanski out but never worked up the courage.

Padzter

Correction: He says he never asked her out, not that he never went out with her. Maybe she asked him? Maybe Petersen arranged a double date? Maybe Holly is programmed to arrange blind dates amongst random crew members? Why not?

Blue - S7-E5

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

Correction: This scene is supposed to have taken place in the alternative dimension, i.e. the one where Kochanski rescued Frankenstein and was put into stasis. Apparently Grant & Naylor never liked the look of the original uniforms, but had no choice owing to budget limitations. They probably took this opportunity to make the uniforms more like they had originally wanted. Kochanski is also wearing a blue uniform - which would have been made for this series, indicating that this was a deliberate difference.

Rimmerworld - S6-E5

Corrected entry: If the Rimmers were supposed to be cowardly by nature, why were the 4 Rimmers who arrested the crew all brave? Surely this is a form of behaviour the main Rimmer found to be freakish and punishable by death?

Padzter

Correction: He would find submissiveness attractive in his concubines and courtiers, but he would obviously want brave and assertive bodyguards. As long as they are obedient to his rule (and they ARE him, why wouldn't they be?) they can be as arrogant and violent as they like.

Only The Good... - S8-E8

Corrected entry: In the previous episode, Baxter was changed into an ape using the time wand and wasn't changed back before it was destroyed; yet here he is back to normal.

Padzter

Correction: Who said the time wand's effects are permanent?

Psirens - S6-E1

Corrected entry: Kryten shows Lister a picture of Kochanski and says that he dated her for three weeks, but in the first series it is established that Lister always wanted to ask Kochanski out but never worked up the courage.

Padzter

Correction: Answered elsewhere - just because he didn't ask her out didn't mean they never dated. Maybe she asked him?

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: The sexual magnetism virus is red in this episode, yet it was a greeny blue colour in 'Quarantine'.

Padzter

Correction: The green-blue liquid is the luck virus and the red is the sexual magnetism virus.

Holoship - S5-E1

Corrected entry: Whilst Banks is doing his evaluation of the crew, he says that Lister's age is "Mid 20's", indicating that Lister hasn't aged at all since the beginning of the series, 4 years ago.

Padzter

Correction: Lister states in the episode "Future Echoes" in the first series that he is 23 years old. Thus, by simple addition, in "Holoship" he would be 27 - which could just about be said to be mid 20s.

Beyond a Joke - S7-E6

Corrected entry: If Able was addicted to Otrazone, and he was running out, why would he offer some of his remaining supply to Kryten?

Padzter

Correction: He knew nothing about Kryten at that stage, and might have thought he was a fellow addict with supplies of Otrazone available to him. Making friends with him with a (small) nip might have made sense to him at the time.

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Rimmer and Lister walk back into the teaching room after seeing the Cat for the first time, Lister bumps into the table that he was eating the piles of human ash from, but all the ash has disappeared.

Padzter

Correction: There may be more than one teaching room on the ship. This may be a similar room but not the one that Lister entered earlier in the episode.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

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

Correction: Rimmer's despair hallucination does take on many elements of his real existence, but it amplifies them even further - in the hallucinatory 'reality', his brother is apparently one of the most powerful people in the world, while he himself appears to be a down-and-out - in the real world he at least had employment, even if it wasn't exactly a great job. As we see in "Terrorform", Rimmer's self-loathing is pretty high anyway - the hallucination merely took that and boosted it to the point where he would commit suicide.

Tailkinker

Marooned - S3-E2

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?

Correction: Lister is in the process of freezing to death and trying to make conversation to keep himself alive and alert. He may simply not recall the earlier conversation, or be trying to get more detail from Rimmer.

Better Than Life - S2-E2

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

Correction: He says "...before that rather unfortunate suicide business." The joke in it is that Rimmer's Father was saying that with a short haircut, you can handle anything, but then something came up and he obviously couldn't deal with it so he attempted suicde. Rimmer doesn't actually say that his father killed himself, just "unfortunate suicide business" which could mean he attempted suicide, but failed. It's a long shot, but possible, especially when considering Rimmer's usual poor choice of words and his tendancy to crave attention/lie about his family.

Gary O'Reilly

Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Corrected entry: After the first time the 'High' Kryten gets shot, he says 'Poor devil, his gun must have gone off accidentally', however, his lips don't move.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: Given the thickness of the latex mask that the actor is wearing, it is sometimes difficult to see if his lips are moving. Upon closer inspection however, Krytin is moving his jaw (its easier to tell that way).

Meltdown - S4-E6

Corrected entry: Why do they build gallows when they bring out the firing squad and end up shooting, not hanging Winnie the Pooh?

James Ollier

Correction: The gallows aren't for Pooh - hanging probably wouldn't work on a waxdroid, so they shoot them instead. The gallows are presumably for Lister and Cat.

Tailkinker

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

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.

Correction: Kryten, although now able to override the program preventing him from lying to humans, may still find it a little uncomfortable lying to his best friend (i.e. Lister).

Andy Benham

Timeslides - S3-E5

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?

Correction: Rimmer and Holly are still in the timeline where all of them were once aboard Red Dwarf. Reinventing history has 'erased' Lister's memory of being aboard.

Andy Benham

Me2 - S1-E6

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.

Correction: Neither Rimmer would be able to touch the pad, so it could be light-sensitive so the Rimmers don't have to walk through the door.

Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Corrected entry: In 'White Hole', everything that happened, including the pool game, was erased from the crew's memories. So how does Lister remember "playing pool with planets" in 'Demons and Angels'?

Correction: Kryten only SAID that everything would be forgotten - obviously, the sanitation droid got it wrong.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

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).

Correction: Different incidents, obviously. Since when has failure discouraged Rimmer? How many times has be sat the navigator's exam?

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When demonstrating the luck virus with the deck of cards, Lister only shuffles the top few cards, then draws the four aces from the bottom of the deck.

Correction: It takes luck to be able to cheat at cards so well without any practice.

Tikka To Ride - S7-E1

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.

Correction: They have been travelling at very rapid speed, and relativity is starting to show its effects. They may think they've been in space for four years, but they have only aged three.

Gunmen of the Apocalypse - S6-E3

Corrected entry: Although four bullets were fired (two from each shooter), only two bullets are heard falling to the floor...and the two bullets we see on the floor are perfectly formed and are not mutilated as they should be from hitting each other in mid air.

Correction: This isn't reality - you can't shoot bullets out of the air in real life. It's an AI game. Anything can happen.

Meltdown - S4-E6

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...

Correction: It is established the a third of the run time of a computer with an IQ of 6000 is devoted to one hologram. Obviously he's going to get little details like visible breath in cold weather right.

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Corrected entry: In the episode "Confidence and Paranoia", Lister tells us there were 169 crewmen on Red Dwarf before the accident. By the episode "Justice", Rimmer is accused of murdering 1167 people on the Red Dwarf crew.

Correction: There are 169 crew, and obviously 998 people on board who are not crew. Civilian miners? (It's a mining vessel.) Passengers? (Many commercial craft take passengers.) Crew members' families? (They're going to be in space for five years - they might allow families on board). There are many answers, and they all work.

Timeslides - S3-E5

Corrected entry: Lister's saving of Adolf Hitler is shown as occurring at one of the dictators rallies at Nuremberg. The actual von Stauffenberg assassination attempt happened at Rastenburg in 1944, and the Nuremberg rallies ceased after 1938.

Correction: In this reality, yes. There is no telling how many different dimensions this crew have shifted through - maybe one where Hitler is still addressing the crowds in Nuremberg today?

D.N.A. - S4-E2

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).

Correction: Lister is speaking of his easy acceptance of the times in which he lives. People born in the forties were 'Swinging Sixties' types, and I'm a 'Twenty-First Century Guy' despite being born in the last century. It's a method of expression, not mathematics.

Rimmerworld - S6-E5

Corrected entry: When Rimmer is narrating, he says he discovered a way to make a fully grown female based on his own DNA. Rimmer is a hardlight hologram and as such is made of light, he possesses no DNA to base the female (or male) clones on.

Correction: Holograms are created based on a DNA sample and brain-scan of the crewmember. Although his holographic body doesn't have DNA in the ordinary sense, his lightbee contains all of his DNA data - that's how it knows what to project.

Moose

Better Than Life - S2-E2

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.

xx:xx:xx

Correction: The uniform may have changed between the time Rimmer supposedly wrote the book and the present meal.

Timeslides - S3-E5

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.

Correction: It's quite possible (very unlikely, but possible), that in this timeline, Rimmer actually passed his astronavigation exam for once, and rose to a high enough rank to be brought back as a hologram.

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Corrected entry: Rimmer says that if he brought the past Rimmer back, there would be two Rimmers in the future. However he already make 2 Rimmers in the previous series in the episode "Me²", and he hated the fact, so why would he suggest that idea again?

Padzter

Correction: Actually, Rimmer wanted to bring his past self back in statis as if he did so, he would survive the radiation leak and would not be a hologram.

Ouroboros - S7-E3

Corrected entry: If the people in the pub thought that Lister's parents wanted him to be named Rob or Ross (which is later confirmed when Lister works of what the words on his box meant) and presumably they told the orphanage this, how did he end up with the first name David?

Correction: His foster parents gave him the name they wanted out of contempt for whomever would be so callous as to leave their baby under a snooker table.

Quarantine - S5-E4

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.

Correction: The ship probably has all sorts of medical technology that Rimmer wouldn't allow Cat to access, due to the quarantine; once they were out, he could use it.

Xofer

Camille - S4-E1

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode, Lister is trying to teach Kryten how to lie. Yet in "The Last Day", Kryten lied in order to prevent himself from being killed.

Correction: As a service droid, Kryten is programmed not to lie to humans (Lister is trying to get him to override this), this does not necessarily mean he cannot lie to other robots.

Andy Benham

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Corrected entry: Both Rimmer and Lister go through a door on the left hand side of the drive room which wasn't there in the previous episode, "The End".

Padzter

Correction: I believe there was a door - it was the entrance to the Captain's office.

Andy Benham

Beyond a Joke - S7-E6

Corrected entry: All of Kryten's spare heads are supposed to have different personalities to the original Kryten head, but they all have the same one in this episode.

Padzter

Correction: The personality depends upon the RAM chip that is in the head. Lister says that the RAM chip remains intact and therefore, they swap RAM chips when they change heads.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

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.

Correction: Firstly, Lister deliberately took a picture of himself with the cat so he would be put into stasis, meaning an easy trip to earth. Secondly, the cat wasn't in the ducting, as the rats were, but locked in the cargo hold, and therefore protected. We can assume that the rats died.

Justice - S4-E3

Corrected entry: Lister says The Cat has never met a real woman before, but he has. The episodes 'Parallel Universe' and 'Stasis Leak' had women in them.

Padzter

Correction: He did not actually 'meet' those women properly. He only saw them.

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: Rimmer says Red Dwarf can only sustain one hologram but in 'Me2' he had a duplicate hologram of himself by cutting off unnecescary power systems. If it can be done once, why can't it be done again?

Correction: Two possible reasons: firstly it may have been easier for Holly to generate a second Rimmer because duplicate the program producing Rimmer as opposed to creating an entirely new simulation for another hologram. Secondly the two Rimmers did not function properly, one Rimmer being insanely nasty and psychotic while the other one was very timid and quiet.

Better Than Life - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When Rimmer arrives with his girlfriend and his seven kids, watch the sky. Whenever the camera is on Rimmer and the car, its a bright blue sky. Yet when the camera is focused on Lister and the Cat, the sky is darker and more cloudy.

Correction: This is not a mistake, it was done that way intentionally. It's designed to show the basic difference in the game make-up for each character. When looking at Rimmer it is from Listers point of view, which throughout the game is basically fun and sunny,and therefore sunny, when looking at Lister it is from Rimmer's viewpoint, which as you see from the episode is pretty horrible in general, and therefore cloudy.

Show generally

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

Correction: We established that Lister was abandoned in Series 3 in 'The Last Day'. Therefore we can assume that everyone in his family that he talks about being alive are his foster family and their relatives.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

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

Correction: Ace tells LISTER what made him and Rimmer so different, not Rimmer. Rimmer never hears or accepts that this is the reason, and blames everyone else for giving Ace breaks he never had. Therefore, to find out that it was his fault, and nobody else's, would be a valid reason to commit suicide.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: How were the Nanobots able to resurrect the crew exactly? We were told in series 7 that the Nanobots take one organism, rearrange its atoms and forms a new object with them, so what did the Nanobots use to make 1167 human beings?

Padzter

Correction: From memory the nanobots take matter and turn it into other matter. Hence they can take the planetoid which was previously Red Dwarf, and turn it back into Red Dwarf plus crew, by simply missing out (unnecessary) bits from the ship.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

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

Correction: This was probably to show how bad the crew was at playing the game. The new guys took 20 minutes to do what the others took years to do.

Xofer

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Rimmer is affected by the Suicide Squid's venom, but he's a hologram. You could say it got into his generator, but Holly was unaffected.

Correction: Holly's generators are on board Red Dwarf, so the ink wouldn't have anything of Holly to affect while Rimmer's light bee is the entire projection and generation unit for a hologram.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: Kryten says Lister is reading Virgil's 'Aeneid' and then Lister goes on about the Wooden Horse of Troy, but Virgil's poem (comic book version or not) is set after the actual Trojan War and does not contain the legend of the wooden horse.

Correction: One of the books of The Aeneid is called 'The Fall of Troy' and tells how Aeneas rescued his family during the fall of Troy, so it's definitely in there.

Ouroboros - S7-E3

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).

Correction: That implication that the radiation leak would not have killed the crew if Lister was not on stasis is not true. Rimmer is just instinctively placing the blame on Lister rather than himself in 'The End'.

Out Of Time - S6-E6

Corrected entry: In 'Out Of Time', the crew pick up a time machine, but it couldn't transport them anywhere. But in 'Tikka to ride', the time machine was able to take them to Dallas.

Correction: At the beginning of the UK version of Tikka to Ride, Lister explains that anomalies have been taken from each reality to cope with the paradox of their future selves destroying them. In Out of Time, we learn that the future selves of the crew were able to travel through space as well as through time - obviously something they had acquired during their 15 years experience with the time drive.

Ouroboros - S7-E3

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.

Correction: Lister got a stiffer sentence for refusing to surrender Frankenstein. Captain Hollister might have gone easier on a woman for not being willing to give up the cat for dissection.

Ouroboros - S7-E3

Corrected entry: In the first series, Lister smuggles a fully grown, pregnant cat on board. In series 7, the cat is just a kitten and not pregnant.

Correction: This takes place in a parallel universe where Kochanski was the one who was saved from the disaster which wiped out the crew. Therefore, it could be that in this dimension it was a kitten and got pregnant at a later stage

Marooned - S3-E2

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...

Correction: If you watch the DVD with the commentary, it is in fact tuna fish made to look like dog food.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: If the entire crew has been resurrected, shouldn't there be another Kochanski because the one from starbug is the Kochanski from another Dimension?

Correction: Simple. We can assume that Kryten's nanobods know there already is a Kochanski. They didn't feel the need to resurrect another.

Andy Benham

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: In this episode when talking to the curator guy, Kryten says that Starbug didn't have a laser cannon capability. But in 'Out of Time' (series 6), Lister fires lasers at their future selves.

Craig Bryant

Correction: The simulants equip Starbug with laser cannons in series VI's Gunmen Of The Apocalypse.

Chimera

The End - S1-E1

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

Correction: It's a no-fuss way of keeping troublemakers out of the way. You don't have to feed them, you don't have to guard them, they can't injure themselves, they can't shout and make noise. It may be less of a punishment, but it's a lot less hassle for the crew.

J I Cohen

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

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?

Correction: Actually, this is explained in the book. It talks about how, after Kochanski broke up with Lister, he spent about a month trying to find the least serious offence that would get him into stasis - breaking quarantine regulations. If it hasn't already been explained, he wanted to get into stasis to get back to Earth 'instantenously' (which was his reason for joining the Corps in the first place). But, the plan went awry, creating the series we know and love.

Tailkinker

Polymorph - S3-E3

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.

Correction: According to Doug Naylor in the Re-Mastered edition of this episode, the second Polymorph hid in Lister's underpants drawers and died of starvation due to its stupidity.

Marooned - S3-E2

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.

Correction: However, it's possible for the radio to have holographic controls as well, perhaps reacting to the presence of a light bee, since in an emergency situation, a hologram may be the only one uninjured enough to send a distress signal.

Pete (1) - S8-E6

Corrected entry: In the episode "Pete: Part 1", in the scene with the frozen canaries, you can see them moving very slightly. Again, near the end with the frozen crew, the table tennis players are swaying from side to side very slightly.

Correction: It's not that they are frozen, rather that they are moving in a different timeframe, so they are still able to move just not very quickly.

Show generally

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.

Correction: Grant Naylor have said that Lister grew another appendix when his genetic structure was transmogrified in the episode "DNA."

Tikka To Ride - S7-E1

Corrected entry: In 'Tikka to Ride,' Lister explains why people can't kill their past-selves. Near the end of the episode, we see JFK killing his past-self with no after effects.

Correction: There ARE after effects: JFK disappears.

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