Red Dwarf
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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Half way through the episode, the captain's office becomes covered by a wall.

00:24:55

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Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Rimmer says there was nothing wrong with his casual clothes, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving at the top of the screen.

00:06:10

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister asks for his door to lock, the position of his bedsheets changes between shot. If you look closely, the yellow line vanishes.

00:14:15

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M-Corp - S12-E5

Other mistake: When Cat picks up the can of Leopard lager which is invisible to Lister, he shakes it, pops the cap and sprays Lister with foam. The foam is visible but the can remains invisible, and that makes no sense. If we are seeing the scene from Cat's point of view the can and foam should both be visible, and if it is from Lister's then neither should be.

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Skipper - S12-E6

Plot hole: Kryten explains that the quantum skipper must be recharged after every use, and the time this takes must be must be taken into account. This is an important plot device the first time Rimmer uses it, but it is conveniently forgotten for the rest of the episode.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When the crew are plasticine in the screensaver, the Cat slides into the igloo. From one shot he is sliding towards the igloo from an angle, but in the next shot he is heading straight for the igloo.

00:14:55

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer makes a palm print on the exam paper, the sheet moves from overlapping the second sheet to becoming separate on the desk. The pen also moves.

00:16:10

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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.

00:14:30

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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.

00:26:40

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...

00:09:30

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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.

00:04:15

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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.

00:20:00

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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.

00:14:20

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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.

00:20:05

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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.

00:26:05

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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.

00:18:25

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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.

00:23:05

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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.

00:10:20

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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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