Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

8 corrected entries in Back To Reality

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

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

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

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

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 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.

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

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