Red Dwarf

Timeslides - S3-E5

Factual error: The writer's understanding of the history of Nazism and its leaders is a bit shonky. Claus von Stauffenberg did not plant a bomb in Hitler's briefcase - he put it in his own briefcase which he planted in a meeting room next to Hitler (some berk moved it). This was in July 1944, while the last Nuremberg rally - which Lister visits, bringing back the briefcase - was in 1938. Stauffenberg didn't even join the anti-Hitler conspiracy until 1943. Red Dwarf is not an 'alternate history' - they correctly identify elements of the Stauffenberg plot and the Nazi regime, they just get them wrong.

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: We are told that it is impossible to move outside the frame of a slide, yet when we are shown the slide of young Lister and his band, all we see is the band on stage but the crew move freely about the pub. (00:11:40)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When the slideshow starts, the photos in Lister's hands disappear between camera cuts. (00:06:20)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Factual error: The Eagle on Hitler's briefcase is that of the (post war) Federal Republic of (West) Germany - not that of the Nazi German Third Reich. (00:08:25)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Kryten first sees the photos, in one camera shot they are moving on the string. In the next shot they are perfectly still. (00:03:40)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: In the pub, Lister gets a pint incredibly quickly after they arrive and has managed to drink half of it in a single camera cut. (00:11:50)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: A blue fan appears on the golf course in the middle of the scene from nowhere. (00:01:30)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Factual error: The assassination attempt on Hitler in 1944 was in Rastenburg, not Nuremberg as stated in this episode. (00:08:50)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: When Lister is hit in the face with the snowball, some of the snow lands on Rimmer's hologramatic uniform. (00:07:40)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Kryten needs to ask what a pub is, yet in the episode "Backwards" he and Rimmer worked in one for three weeks as the comedy act "The Sensational Reverse Brothers", and, later, were involved in a brawl in the same pub. Originally, the episodes were to be shown in a different order, which explains why the mistake occurs, but doesn't excuse it. (00:12:55)

Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer visits rich Lister, he apears from a point right next to him. But when he leaves, the point at which he disappears is much furthur back.

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When we see the photo of the skiers, there are no boxes in front of the screen. When the shot changes, two boxes have appeared which Rimmer and Lister use as steps. (00:07:20)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer dies at The End of the episode, a dummy is visible just before the explosion. (00:26:40)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: During the golf game, Lister's locks move between shots throughout the scene. (00:01:20 - 00:02:20)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Audio problem: In the photo of 'Smeg and the Heads' you can see that the drummer frantically plays the cymbals, but no sound comes from them. (00:11:40)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Factual error: The newspaper detailing the bomb attack on Hitler lists the date as "Tuesday May 4 1938." May 4th, 1938 was a Wednesday. (00:09:15)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Plot hole: In S2 E2 Better Than Life, Rimmer mentions that his brother Frank was 6' 5" by the time he was 11 due to their father pulling him on a tractor, however in S3 E5 Timeslides, the picture of Frank Rimmer's wedding shows Frank to be of fairly average height, and not 6' 5".

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When we see the skiers, no one is standing in front of the screen. In the next shot, Lister has appeared from nowhere. (00:07:20)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Kryten notices the photo of the bike in the countryside is moving, the peg attached to it is near the middle, along the top, but in the shot from behind, the peg is much closer to the right. The same goes for the photo of Kryten's birthday party. (00:03:30)

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister and Gilbert are looking at the statue of Lister in the courtyard, Lister has his arms crossed in an angle from above, but when the shot cuts back, his arms are at his side, before crossing them again. (00:19:25)

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White Hole - S4-E4

Rimmer: The thing about Captain Oates... The thing you have to remember about Captain Oates... Captain Oates... Captain Oates was a prat.

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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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Season 1 generally

Question: During the first season, Lister is adamant and quite determined about getting back to Earth, so why after a few episodes does he give up?

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Chosen answer: He never strictly gives up, he just realises the practicalities of the situation, that it took Red Dwarf three million years to get to where it is, so it would take the same length of time to return. While he originally plans to go back into stasis for the long journey, the "Future Echoes" that he sees while travelling at light speed convince him that he should stay active on board the ship instead and look for alternative ways to get back, something that influences the plot of several subsequent episodes.

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