Red Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the cinema scene, one Rimmer makes hand shadows to annoy the other. This is impossible, as Rimmer is made of light and, therefore, wouldn't cast a shadow.

Correction: Rimmer isn't transparent, ergo, light does not pass through him. If light doesn't pass through him, he'll cast a shadow.

Tailkinker Premium member

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: The whole business about putting people into stasus as a punishment makes no sense at all. What is punishing about being put in a status cubicle and then (in your perception) immediately stepping out when time is several months/years further on (but yourself no older)? Even if you weren't earning your salary during the statis period, you had no expenses either.

Moose Premium member

Correction: It's a no-fuss way of keeping troublemakers out of the way. You don't have to feed them, you don't have to guard them, they can't injure themselves, they can't shout and make noise. It may be less of a punishment, but it's a lot less hassle for the crew.

J I Cohen

Correction: Plus they can't exactly fire Lister when they're off in deep space. They have to wait until they're back to earth.

Brian Katcher

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: At the start of the episode when Toddhunter appears, Lister is holding his cigarette in his hand. When the camera cuts it has jumped to his ear. (00:04:20)


Correction: At the point in time where the cigarette apparently leaps to Listers ear he actually places it there. When Toddhunter arives on the scene, Lister screams "Yo Toddhunter" and thumps his foot. While this is going on you can see Lister place the cigarette in his ear.

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: In the exam scene we see Rimmer slap his hand on the paper leaving a massive hand-print from the ink, yet when he stands up and salutes there isn't a sign of ink on his hand.


Correction: Rimmer places his left hand on the paper. When he stands up and salutes he is using his clean right hand. We do not see his left hand again as he keeps it by his side.


Me2 - S1-E6

Corrected entry: There is a contradiction of when the radiation leak that wiped out the crew took place. In the episode "Stasis Leak" Lister says it was three weeks after 2nd March. However in the episode "Me Squared", Lister says it was six months after Gazpacho Soup Day, which was the 25th November.

Correction: The calendar has been shifted around a bit since the present day to accomidate the month of Geldof and a space-faring society.

Captain Defenestrator

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: It's established that Rimmer's shift of technicians get useless, irrelevant jobs (such as repairing chicken soup machines) - so why would Rimmer have been trusted to repair a drive plate that, if not repaired properly, could (and in fact did) lead to the deaths of the whole crew?

Moose Premium member

Correction: Perhaps it was too urgent to leave for another shift. If the ship was in danger, wouldn't you get the shift on duty to repair it pronto?

Andy Benham Premium member

Me2 - S1-E6

Corrected entry: In the episode 'Me2', when Lister is taking the painting to the room belonging to the two Rimmers, he stops outside the door, and says 'Second Technician Arnold J Rimmer and Second Technician Arnold J Rimmer'. He then presses the pad to open the door. Watch carefully, as the door opens before he touches the pad.

Correction: Neither Rimmer would be able to touch the pad, so it could be light-sensitive so the Rimmers don't have to walk through the door.

Correction: There are 169 crew, and obviously 998 people on board who are not crew. Civilian miners? (It's a mining vessel.) Passengers? (Many commercial craft take passengers.) Crew members' families? (They're going to be in space for five years - they might allow families on board). There are many answers, and they all work.

Correction: I believe there was a door - it was the entrance to the Captain's office.

Andy Benham Premium member

The End - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When Rimmer and Lister walk back into the teaching room after seeing the Cat for the first time, Lister bumps into the table that he was eating the piles of human ash from, but all the ash has disappeared.


Correction: There may be more than one teaching room on the ship. This may be a similar room but not the one that Lister entered earlier in the episode.

Correction: There was a deleted scene where Lister sweeps up the dead crew's ashes and dumps them into space, but it seemed silly rather than dramatic and was cut.

Brian Katcher

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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Meltdown - S4-E6

Trivia: "Meltdown" was originally planned to be the first episode of Series IV of Red Dwarf. However, the militaristic tone of this episode - and in particular Dave Lister's strident anti-war speech near The End of the episode - meant it fell foul of the BBC censors. The original planned transmission date (Feb 14 1991) coincided with the outbreak of "Operation Desert Storm" - the Gulf War...and the BBC felt that an "anti-war" episode of Red Dwarf would be inappropriate for a country at war with Iraq.

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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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