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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In George's memorial service, the extras are totally different in the shots from George's point of view to the shots from the back of the room. Look for the woman with brunette hair and orange overalls - she's there in the forward shots but missing in the reverses. The chairs, tables, props, costumes and character placements are all completely discontinuous. (00:12:15)

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Legion - S6-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When the Red Dwarf crew are talking about who Legion is (after Lister has poured his bucksfizz), Kryten then says, "Could our very presence here have inadvertently awoken him?" As he says this, at the left side of the screen The End of a camera lens pulls away. (00:20:30)

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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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Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lister leaves the Rimmer's quarters after laughing at the newspaper cuttings, one shot Rimmer has his arms folded and the other has his hands on his hips. In the next shot they have swapped places. (00:06:45)

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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, 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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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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Backwards - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: When Kryten is doing his driving test, as soon as we see Rimmer and Kryten in the cockpit you can see the wire attached to Chris Barrie behind him, next to the aerial on his hat, going vertically out the top of the frame. (00:03:40)

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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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Suggested correction: Actually at 13:52, you can see the mug and magazines on the table. The can is just too far off screen to the left to see.

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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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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. (00:05:15)

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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. The red mug on the table also moves from near the magazines to near the ashtray on the other side of the table. (00:14:35)

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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. (00:02:05)

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Future Echoes - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When talkie toaster says 'light speed' a crew member can be seen in its reflection wearing a yellow t-shirt and jeans. (00:17:35)

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Polymorph - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, it is clear that the capsule fully rotates and the "contents: 2" sign is not on the capsule. (00:01:05)

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Better Than Life - S2-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Rimmer and his seven kids get out of the car, three crew members and a white production truck are visible in the reflection. (00:25:15)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer leaves for his exam, a second coat appears to the right of the bed. (00:14:20)

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Kryten - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the crew are in their sleeping quarters, and Rimmer is talking to the others, a blue boom mic can be seen hovering over his head (you can see this if you watch the dvd on your pc, as some tv's can cut off the edge of the picture) (00:03:10)

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Waiting For God - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: Watch the cat priest's black hand. It starts off normal, then it turns crusty and white. Just before he dies, his hand is normal again. (00:25:55)

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Waiting For God - S1-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When talkie Toaster says, 'I toast, therefore I am.', you can see the legs of a crew member moving in the reflection of the toaster. (00:04:40 - 00:11:50)

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M-Corp - S12-E5

Plot hole: Cat wasn't manufactured by the Jupiter Mining Corporation and had no connection with them, being born three million years or so after they lost control of Red Dwarf. The takeover by M-Corp would mean nothing to him. Why, then, does he become invisible to Lister?

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Suggested correction: Lister can only see M-Corp products and M-Corp employees. Cat is not an employee of JMC or M-Corp, so he disappears. Lister is the only member of the crew who is employed by M-Corp at this point.

Suggested correction: Cat was a descendant of the cat Lister brought aboard Red Dwarf. Would it be possible that the new owners might have stricter security controls, and Lister was sent to Stasis for a different reason?

Andy Benham Premium member

Inventing Deux ex machina explanations for a plot hole doesn't make it any less of a plot hole. M-Corp erases all of the Jupiter Mining Corporation's equipment, personnel and infrastructure from Lister's life. In no way is Cat a part of that. He has no connection at all to the Jupiter Mining Corporation, and until he meets him in Episode 1 no connection to Lister, either.

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Stoke Me A Clipper - S7-E2

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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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Meltdown - S4-E6

Question: When Kryten and Rimmer were doing the roster of their ranks, Why did Kryten skip the old woman in the black dress with the white shoulder sash between Dali Lama and Mr. Noel Coward?

Answer: It's Queen Victoria, someone any Englishman would recognize, and needed no introduction.

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