Red 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.

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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.

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.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Factual error: While it is true that lithium carbonate can be used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders, it cannot be administered in gaseous form. It is a very stable salt and only starts to form vapour at 1,310 degress Celcius. Spraying it about as a 'mood stabliser' at that temperature, as Kryten does, is going to kill everyone on the spot.

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Trivia: The actor who plays the original Kryten, in 'Kryten', also turns up later as the voice of Talkie Toaster.

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Kryten - S2-E1

Question: When Holly is saying about how he has changed music he says that because of the 2 new notes he's made instruments would be bigger. "Triangles will have four sides. Piano keyboards the length of zebra crossings. Course, women will have to be banned from playing the cello." I don't understand the joke about the cello part. Could someone please tell me what he means?

Answer: The cello is a large four-stringed instrument, which, when it is played, stands vertically on the floor between the player's legs (assuming they are seated). If it is to grow as large as the other instuments mentioned will, it would require a rather unseemly lack of femininity to be able to encompass it with the legs.

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