Red Dwarf

Polymorph - S3-E3

Plot hole: Right after the shrinking boxers scene, Kryten says the small boxers are missing from the bunk, but you can see them right in front of him.

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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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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Plot hole: At the end of Nanarchy, Red Dwarf had been rebuilt to be the same as it has always been, yet in this episode it has transformed into its original design.

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Backwards - S3-E1

Plot hole: If everything goes backwards, shouldn't Kryten and Rimmer have got fired, done their job and then got hired? Rimmer & Kryten discovered that everything was backwards in the cafe earlier in the episode. At the club they did their act and then got fired. Put this 'forwards' and it becomes wrong.

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Tikka To Ride - S7-E1

Plot hole: The man the crew find stampeded to death had been lying in the road for a year, yet he had not began to decompose.

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Psirens - S6-E1

Plot hole: When Rimmer is sitting on the swivel chair, he manages to turn the seat, impossible as he is a hologram.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Plot hole: Pete the sparrow was dead before the time wand was used on him to become a dinosaur. When the undo button was pressed, Pete should have turned back into a dead sparrow.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Plot hole: As the luck virus gets you what you want, it should not have cured Lister of the sexual magnetism virus when Kochanski was all over him.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Plot hole: Allman does not remember his trial when the Inquisitor erases him, yet Lister and Kryten do remember their trial when they are sentenced.

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Camille - S4-E1

Plot hole: At the start of the episode, on a shelf in the sleeping quarters is one of Rimmer's Army De Nord figures, which were all burned in Marooned in series 3.

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Stoke Me A Clipper - S7-E2

Plot hole: The alligator that falls out of the plane with Ace hits the ground several minutes after Ace does.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Plot hole: The low Lister does not disappear when the time limit on the copies ends.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Plot hole: Lister is not allowed any dangerous objects that he might try to commit suicide with, yet when he is with the canaries on their missions, he carries an assault rifle. The canaries aren't always supervised and it would be impossible for a guard to stop any of them putting a gun to their head and pulling the trigger.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Plot hole: Lister and Kryten seem to know about Cassandra's prediction that Rimmer would sleep with Kochanski despite the fact that they were not there when Cassandra said it.

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Can of Worms - S11-E6

Plot hole: At the end, Kryten, Rimmer and Lister are in a lift facing off six gelf shapeshifters, two mimicking Lister, two mimicking Rimmer and two mimicking Krtyen, in a Mexican standoff. Nobody knows who to shoot, as they might shoot the real person instead of the shapeshifter. The problem is that Lister, Rimmer and Kryten are all self aware - they both know they are not shapeshifters. All Lister has to do is shoot the two fake Listers, Rimmer shots the fake Rimmers and Kryten shoots the two fake Krytens, problem solved.

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Suggested correction: The point of a Mexican standoff is no one is in a position to shoot first for fear of being shot themselves. We're told the shapeshifters have no problem killing each other, so as soon as the real person starts to shoot, everyone may start firing, which could result in a real person being killed. Additionally, the only time all 9 are pointing guns at each other is in the lift. Before that, it's 3 groups of Listers, Krytens, and Rimmers, so no one is facing off with their shapeshifters. The only safe way to shoot the 6 shapeshifters would be to do it at the same time, and there's no way Lister, Kryten, and Rimmer could coordinate that. And, like all Mexican standoffs, it can only be resolved from outside help.

Timeslides - S3-E5

Plot hole: In season 2 episode 2 Better Than Life, Rimmer says his brother Frank was 6 foot 5 by the time he was 11. However, in season 3 episode 5 Timeslides, the picture of Frank Rimmer's wedding shows he is around Rimmer's height which would be about just under 6 foot.

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Timeslides - S3-E5

Plot hole: How did the crew get hold of a picture of a young Rimmer in bed at boarding school? Who would take such a picture?

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