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Polymorph - S3-E3

Plot hole: Right after the shrinking boxers scene, Kryten says the small boxers are missing from the bunk, but you can see them right in front of him. (00:10:00)

Polymorph - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when we first see the polymorph, it looks into the mirror, then covers its eyes. Yet when we see the reflection, it already has its hands over its eyes before it gets to the mirror. (00:01:30)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: Kryten removes the polymorph underpants and throws them under the covers of Lister's bed. When he checks the bed and pulls out a snake the pants are now on top of the covers (even though he says they're gone) and the covers themselves are now arranged differently. (00:10:00)

Polymorph - S3-E3

Factual error: The polymorph goes through a metal pipe and a tap which bulges and becomes mis-shapen. The tap then changes back to its original shape, which is impossible. (00:18:00)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: The cardboard box that the Cat holds up to block the heat seeking missiles has two pre-cut holes in it. You can just barely see them as he takes the box from the shelf. (00:14:25)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When the Polymorph, posing at the snake, jumps on Lister, it is apparent that the snake on Lister has been replaced by a plastic inflatable replica that has no features and does not move. (00:10:05)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Audio problem: When Lister says "he was in sickbay for a week", once the shot changes we once again hear him say "for a week". Evidently, the line was intended to carry on into the next shot but wasn't edited out. (00:08:40)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the group are about to open the door with the heat seeking missiles inside and the Polymorph sneaks up behind them, Lister is standing at the front of the group, Cat and Kryten are behind Lister and Rimmer is standing at the back, behind all three. In the next shot, as the missiles exit the door, Rimmer is now suddenly standing front of Cat. (00:24:40)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Polymorph is switching between various appearances at the start, it stops at a rabbit. When the Polymorph stops at the rabbit, there is a damp stain beside the two yellow lines on the floor. This damp stain was not there when the Polymorph was switching between other forms. The stain just suddenly appears out of nowhere. (00:01:45)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Audio problem: When Kryten starts looking over Lister's bunk trying to find the Polymorph, posing as the boxers, the boxers, and therefore the Polymorph, are visible on the bunk. The sound of the Polymorph transforming is heard, indicating the Polymorph has changed form, but the boxers remain there, without any transformation. It is not until a few shots after that the Polymorph has appeared to have changed form. (00:10:00)

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Trivia: "Meltdown" was originally planned to be the first episode of Series IV of Red Dwarf. However, the militaristic tone of this episode - and in particular Dave Lister's strident anti-war speech near The End of the episode - meant it fell foul of the BBC censors. The original planned transmission date (Feb 14 1991) coincided with the outbreak of "Operation Desert Storm" - the Gulf War...and the BBC felt that an "anti-war" episode of Red Dwarf would be inappropriate for a country at war with Iraq.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Question: When Kryten and Rimmer were doing the roster of their ranks, Why did Kryten skip the old woman in the black dress with the white shoulder sash between Dali Lama and Mr. Noel Coward?

Answer: It's Queen Victoria, someone any Englishman would recognize, and needed no introduction.

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