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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer leaves for his exam, the table in the room only has an ashtray on it. Moments later, when Lister locks the door, a magazine, a can and a mug have appeared on the table.

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Waiting For God - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When the cat priest dies on the bed, watch him move his foot so Lister can sit on the edge.

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Backwards - S3-E1

Plot hole: In the episode 'Backwards' most of the things that happen on 'Backwards Earth' are correct, except, of course, in reverse. But there is an exception: in the scene in the Cafe, when the waitress comes to 'dirty' the table, she tips a box of trash on the table. If you play this scene backwards, the trash leaps from the table into the box. Even on a 'backwards earth' I can't believe that trash spontaneously leaps about...

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Continuity mistake: The time that the events involving the crew of Red Dwarf keeps changing throughout the series. At various times, references are made to the date, which is stated as being in the 21st, 22nd or 23rd centuries. Examples: In 'Stasis Leak', the date reference is stated as being 2077 (21st century). But in 'Ouroboros', the date is stated as being 26th November 2155 (22nd century). Also in 'DNA', Lister says he is an enlightened 23rd century guy.

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister says his cigarette is a chicken, he looks at Rimmer. In the next shot he is looking at the cigarette again.

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Better Than Life - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister downs his pint of wine, the shadow of a boom mic can be seen on the top left of the screen.

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer leaves for his exam, he picks up a case from the seat by the window. When Lister locks the door and goes over to the cupboard, the case is still on the seat.

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Kryten - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer says to the skeletons to put their hands up if they are alive, Kryten's arms are by his side. In the next shot he is gesturing with his arms outstretched.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister knocks over the can of beer, the ring pull is flat. When the can hits the floor, the ring pull is sticking out.

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Better Than Life - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer is standing on the beach and conjures up the green car you can see the wheels are partly in the sand. When he then gets into the car, tyre tracks are visible behind it. When he starts driving off, the tyre marks are now gone.

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The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Lister passes his hand through Rimmer, you can see Lister's hand disappear when it is just above Rimmer's shoulder.

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Petersen is trying to knock the coin from his head, the next shot shows Rimmer studying his arm. In the background, Petersen is seen with his right arm on the table, whereas in the wide shot it was behind his head.

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Deliberate mistake: In the first few series, it is suggested Lister and Kochanski barely know each other. In 'Balance of Power' Holly says that Lister has only ever spoken 173 words to her. However, by series 4 Kochanski is referred to as Lister's ex-girlfriend with whom he shared a relationship. In the series 4 documentary, Doug Naylor explains that Lister's attitude towards Kochanski was immature in the first series which is why they changed his back story from wanting to be with Kochanski to actually having been with her by series 4.

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Kryten - S2-E1

Deliberate mistake: In the episode of 'Androids' which Kryten is watching, a microphone is seen, then quickly pulled out of shot.

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Kryten - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: When Lister pulls the Cat away from the mirror, the wall wobbles.

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Stoke Me A Clipper - S7-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Nazi commander throws the crocodile at Ace, it changes size between shots. As he throws it, it is small and easy to throw, yet in the next shot it reveals it is taller than Ace.

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Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lister leaves the Rimmer's quarters after laughing at the newspaper cuttings, one shot Rimmer has his arms folder and the other has his hands on his hips. In the next shot they have swapped places.

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Queeg - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer's legs walk in front of Holly's monitor, Lister puts his hand on top of the screen. In the next shot his hand is gone.

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister takes the milk from his locker, keep an eye on his duvet. In the next shot when he pours the milk, it has moved and is hanging down from his bunk.

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The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer leans onto the table in the drive room, watch his tie. It should disappear with his arm but it remains visible.

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