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Red Dwarf (1988)

4 corrected entries in Tikka To Ride

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Correction: There ARE after effects: JFK disappears.

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 Premium member

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.

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.

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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Lister: What, they fixed your core program and then decided they'd be better off without you?
Holly: Yeah, it was shortly after they met me.

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Answer: Presumably he does, but it's never been used in any material related to the show. He is the only Cat left (as shown in Series 1), so even if he had once had a name, nobody would know it.

Moose Premium member

Answer: In the book, the Cat finds the concept of a name confusing, as he's convinced he's the center of the universe and the idea that someone wouldn't know who he was is baffling.

Brian Katcher

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