Red Dwarf

Better Than Life - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: When Holly is talking about his chess game, you can see his black clothing to the left of his chest, revealing he's hiding a body, and isn't just a computer generated floating head. (00:06:30)


Future Echoes - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Holly gives Rimmer a new haircut, Rimmer salutes and touches his hair with his hand. Surely he would have noticed his hair has become much longer, especially after he asked for a crew cut. (00:07:00)


Thanks For The Memory - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: During filming of the this episode, Craig Charles was called away for the birth of his son, Jack, so production manager Mike Agnew stepped in. Although Lister is wearing a space suit at the time you can still tell which part is Mike thanks to a continuity error - Mike forgot to put on Lister's plaster cast. (00:15:15)


Pete (2) - S8-E7

Revealing mistake: After the T-Rex eats the curry, it starts stamping about the cargo bay, yet there are no ripples in the very watery curry. (00:08:30)


Tikka To Ride - S7-E1

Revealing mistake: After the crew transport themselves out of the book depository to escape the FBI, the astronaut helmet is transported afterwards and the two FBI agents start shooting at the box the helmet was placed on. When the box is shot, there are no bullet holes left on it.

Casual Person

Polymorph - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: When the Polymorph, posing at the snake, jumps on Lister, it is apparent that the snake on Lister has been replaced by a plastic inflatable replica that has no features and does not move. (00:10:05)

Casual Person

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: In the opening, Holly gives an additional message saying "On our journey, we have encountered many strange and bizarre things. Only last month, we can across a moon which was shaped exactly like Felicity Kendal's bottom. We flew around that one a couple of times." Before Holly says "We flew around that one a couple of times", he can be seen about to say the line, but visibly hesitates, presumably waiting for his cue. (00:01:35)

Casual Person

Beyond a Joke - S7-E6

Revealing mistake: When the simulant hits Able over the head with the steel bar, you can clearly see it bend. He hits him a second time a few moments later and it is straight again. (00:14:45)


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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White Hole - S4-E4

Rimmer: The thing about Captain Oates... The thing you have to remember about Captain Oates... Captain Oates... Captain Oates was a prat.

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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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Kryten - S2-E1

Question: When Holly is saying about how he has changed music he says that because of the 2 new notes he's made instruments would be bigger. "Triangles will have four sides. Piano keyboards the length of zebra crossings. Course, women will have to be banned from playing the cello." I don't understand the joke about the cello part. Could someone please tell me what he means?

Answer: The cello is a large four-stringed instrument, which, when it is played, stands vertically on the floor between the player's legs (assuming they are seated). If it is to grow as large as the other instuments mentioned will, it would require a rather unseemly lack of femininity to be able to encompass it with the legs.

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