Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

110 mistakes in season 1

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.

xx:xx:xx

The End - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the first episode, 'The End' when Lister is telling his door to lock so he can get his cat out you can see the hand of a member of the crew pushing the door shut (look out the window).

xx:xx:xx

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister and Rimmer see Cat just after Holly explains how he evolved, Rimmer runs at Cat screaming before he passes through him and we hear a crash off screen to indicate Rimmer has just run in to something. He is a hologram and is not solid, so no sound should be heard. [The original version did not have this mistake. The sound effect was added for the now defunct Remastered series.]

xx:xx:xx

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the 'Welcome Back George McIntyre' reception scene, Lister, Chen and Selby are throwing things at Rimmer, then Rimmer looks around. In the next shot, Lister and Chen are looking round to their left, Selby is stabbing between his fingers, Rimmer is now looking straight forwards and Petersen has appeared from nowhere.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When George McIntye finishes his speech, he is standing. When the camera cuts back, he is sitting down.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

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

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

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.

xx:xx:xx

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Me2 - S1-E6

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

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer leans onto the table in the drive room, watch his tie. It should disappear with his arm but it remains visible.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer makes his palm print on the exam paper, he stands up to salute. In the next shot, the hand print on the sheet has vanished and both pages are blank.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

The End - S1-E1

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

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lister takes the painting into the two Rimmer's quarters, one of his locks is over his left shoulder. In the next shot it is behind his back.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Lister hits the toaster, a pair of legs can be seen moving in it's reflection a moment before the scene ends.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer runs at the Cat and passes through him, the Cat fades as well.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: Lister's rolling pin disappears from the exam table when he drops the bowl.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer is panicking about his exam, Lister wakes up. If you look closely he lifts his head twice from his pillow between shots. Also, his bedsheets change position most notable by his elbow.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the drive room when Lister says Rimmer is still a smeg head, one of his locks is over his right shoulder, then in the next shot, it has vanished.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When talkie toaster asks if anyone wants toast, a crew member can be seen moving in the reflection.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When Lister leaves for his exam, he walks through Rimmer. As he does, both Rimmer and Lister become transparent when it should have just been Rimmer.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: The cigarette butts that Lister supposedly tips out of his lager can were obviously in between his hand and the can, and not in the can at all.

xx:xx:xx

Padzter

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister is speaking to Kochanski and realises it is actually Rimmer, Kochanski says "it's Kochanski's body, it's Kochanski's voice" and a red boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Cat goes into Lister's quarters on skates, the way the scutter is positioned changes between shots.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, when Lister says about Rimmer's toe nail clippings, one of Lister's locks is in front of his left shoulder. In the next shot it is gone.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer gets into bed, near the start of the episode, you can see that he brushes past Lister's blanket hanging down and slightly moves it. He should not have been able to do this as he is a hologram, it should have passed through him.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Just before Lister pours the milk for the Cat, there are two coats on the pipe by the bed. When the shot changes one of them has vanished.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister washes his face in his sleeping quarters, Rimmer is seen off set in the reflection in the fish tank walking past. You can see his uniform and can just make out the H on his forehead.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lister first sees Kochanski his locks are on top of his left shoulder. In the next shot they are gone, then back again when he drops the bowl.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister is watching the film at the start of the episode, he says 'would you let me watch the film' to Holly. His arm is gesturing to Holly, but in the next shot he is picking up chips from his lap.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: After Lister faints, you can see him smirk when the cat sings 'S-E-X, I think I've found it!'

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When we see Rimmer's Death video, the atomic blast pushes him into the Captain's office. However, in "The End," Holly indicates that the two piles of dust next to each other in the centre of the drive room are Captain Hollister and Rimmer.

xx:xx:xx

enter_a_uh

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister pours the milk for his cat, he looks at the cupboard where the cat is, yet in the next shot he is looking down at the floor.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: In the drive room when Lister kicks the vending machine after he finds out he's going to die, you can see the shadow of the machine wobbling as if it were lightweight.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Todhunter asks everyone to stand for the cutting of the cake, a red boom mic can be seen in the top left corner of the screen.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The sign above the stasis booth in this episode is different than what it was in the previous episode, "The End".

xx:xx:xx

Padzter

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Other mistake: In the picture of the cat wars between the Red Hats and the Blue Hats, the hats are orange instead of blue.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Both Rimmer and Lister go through a door on the right hand side of the captain's office which wasn't there in the previous episode.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode, when Lister is watching the film, keep an eye on his milkshake. One moment the glass is on the table, then when the camera cuts, he's drinking from it.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Just before Lister goes into stasis, Rimmer is wheeled past him by the medic. As the shot changes the medic is stood right next to Lister yet in the next shot he is gone.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: Just before Lister cuts himself shaving, he is shaving away from himself. The camera changes and he is shaving in the oposite direction.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer tells Lister he will never know why gazpacho soup were his last words, his arms are by his side. In the next shot his arms are folded.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Cat's future echo says, "I think I lost my tooth," he is at the end of the corridoor. When the present Cat say it, he is just leaving the sleeping quarters.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: In the medi-bay, when Rimmer says, "How about an anal reading?" a yellow microphone appears above 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).

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lister tips his socks onto the floor, he throws the bin behind him, near the bunkbeds. But when he picks them up again, the bin has moved over in front and to the right of him.

xx:xx:xx

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: During the round of applause for George McIntyre, Lister claps above his head. In the next shot, he is clapping with his arms in front of him.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Captain is making his speech for George McIntyre, he takes his hand out of his pocket and touches his glass. In the next shot, his hand is back in his pocket again.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lister is changing near the start of the episode, there are no stickers on his locker. When he leaves the room, they appear.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Revealing mistake: Rimmer asks Confidence and Lister "Where's Paranoia?", when Confidence replies "I dont know. Is it some place near Uruguay?" Lister is mouthing his lines.

xx:xx:xx

The End - S1-E1

Other mistake: At the start of Rimmer's exam, the invigilator orders the students to "turn over their papers and start". Rimmer reads one side of the paper, then turns it over to read another question. The back of the paper should have been blank as otherwise there would be no point asking the students to keep the papers face down before reading the questions.

xx:xx:xx

Moose
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: In the captain's office, the words 'Medical bay' have been painted on the wall. This was near the end of the episode and can be seen over Rimmer's shoulder while they are talking in the drive room. The set was obviously doubled with the medical bay, as the captain's office is not used in this episode.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Lister and the Cat are talking to the original Rimmer in the cinema, the new Rimmer enters and argues with the original. The original Rimmer makes hand puppets, while the new Rimmer sits at the front. When Lister does the ippy-dippy, the Rimmers have swapped places. The new Rimmer says that he was there first, without complaint from the original.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When the skutters try to move Lister in the Medi-bay, you can see the cable which pulls Lister's chair in the bottom right of the screen.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Audio problem: In Rimmer's future echo he says, "You're space crazy", but in the real conversation with Lister, he actually says, "You are space crazy".

xx:xx:xx

Padzter

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer and Lister leave their sleeping quarters, there are two pictures on the wall between the door and the window and a canister on the wall beside the beds. When they are next in the room the items are gone, and at the end of the episode they have all returned.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: When the Cat is pushing the trolly of cigarettes, Rimmer walks past him and bangs his arm against it.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Holly gives Rimmer a new uniform, during the switch, Holly can be seen to jolt on his screen in the background.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer and Lister argue about the pod, Rimmer walks off and Lister steps into the observation room. As Lister steps in, his locks are over his left shoulder, then in the next shot they are over his right shoulder.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lister and Rimmer are talking in their bunks, Lister says 'I've always been crazy about her'. He is looking to his right with his arm in the air, yet in the next shot he is looking down at the floor.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer enters the cinema, Lister looks round at him and holds his hand up to his mouth. In the next shot, his hand is lowered and the straw is in his mouth.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer wakes Lister up, as he stands up you can see he moves Lister's duvet with his shoulder, which he can't do, being a hologram.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister is in the Medi-bay, he has his duvet on his lap. The angle changes and he has the duvet over his shoulders.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister is fixing his robot goldfish, he picks it up with his right hand, then after the camera cuts, he puts it back into the tank with his left hand.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister sees the future echo in the drive room, Rimmer points when he says 'Shut up.' However when the scene plays out again, Rimmer's arms stay down by his sides.

xx:xx:xx

enter_a_uh
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister rides his bike in the first scene, there is a Union Jack just behind his seat. When he stops, a US flag has appeared below it.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the very first episode, Lister runs his arm through Rimmer and he remains unchanged. Whenever anything passes throuh him in the rest of the series, he fades.

xx:xx:xx

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer unclogs the chicken soup dispenser nozzle, he works on the back of the opening in the wall. When he orders chicken soup, the shelf drops down from above where Rimmer was working, thus above where the nozzle is located.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister cuts himself shaving he moves his locks behind his back, then in the next shot, they are over his shoulder again.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: The cuts on Lister's robot goldfish disappear when he throws it back into the tank after fixing it.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the scutter brings Lister the popcorn, his hands are together. In the next shot they are apart.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: In the sleeping quarters when the cat is courting, he says 'If I believed that for one minute, I'd go crazy'. You can see Lister is mouthing the line.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Other mistake: When Lister reads Rimmer's diary, he reads the first entry, then his aunt's birthday in July and then the entry for Gazpacho Soup Day in November. Each time he looks for the next entry he flicks though the pages, yet every time he reads, it is from the start of the diary.

xx:xx:xx

Padzter

The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When we first see the Cat just after he sees his shadow, the wall with 'storage locker' written on it wobbles.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister asks Todhunter if stasis will hurt, on the very far right of the screen you can see the reflection of what appears to be a camera being moved away from the shot.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Rimmer sends his 'Internal Memo' Lister is standing next to his fish tank in the sleeping quarters. In the relection of the glass you can see pages being looked through by a member of the crew.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the cat priest dies, the hat he is wearing falls onto the bed above his head. When the shot changes the hat is gone.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer says he wants the 'aliens' to give him a real body, his arms are outstretched. In the next shot they are folded.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: During Lister's exam, he takes the dough and puts it into the bowl while talking to Kochanski. When she turns into Rimmer, Lister is still rolling the dough and it is not in the bowl.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Holly asks about Rimmer's swimming certificates, the scutter next to Lister moves from his side to behind him in one cut, and then back again.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: The food dispenser in the drive room is now in the place that the door to the Captain's office was in the previous episodes.

xx:xx:xx

Padzter

Me2 - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When the two Rimmers are exercising, there are no stars visible out of their window.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, when the future Lister and the babies appear, Rimmer has his arms folded. In the next shot, Rimmer's hands are on his hips. Also, Lister's locks change positions.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer walks out of Lister's exam at the end of the episode, you can see he walks into the sleeping quarters, yet in the next shot he is walking down a corridor.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf
Red Dwarf mistake picture

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When confidence explodes outside the ship, a helmet appears on the walkway which was not there earlier in the scene.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer leaves for his exam, his bedsheet is hanging over the edge of his bed. When the shot cuts back to Lister, it is not overhanging any more.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Me2 - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Lister goes into Rimmer's new room, there is a slight glitch with the split screen. When Lister is laughing at Rimmer's newspaper headlines on the door, the camera changes and the first frame only has Lister and Rimmer with the scutters. In the next frame the second Rimmer appears and the scutter on the right has moved.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

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.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In the flashback scene of Lister and his mates, just after Lister says about brains in jars, a yellow boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer runs to Lister after Lister unsuccessfully orders a black coffee, the camera tilts.

Add time

Casual Person

Balance of Power - S1-E3

Other mistake: Rimmer's badge of rank is missing from his short sleeved uniform. All other uniforms in the series have the badge.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Cat leaves Lister's quarters after showing him the cat book, one of Lister's locks is hanging over his right shoulder. In the next shot it is gone.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When the Cat visits Lister, Lister puts his arm down on the bed, but in the next shot he is leaning on his hand.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister gets his Cat out of the cupboard, one of his locks is hanging down in front of him chin. In the next shot it is gone.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

Confidence and Paranoia - S1-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister and Confidence go outside the ship, they do a little dance and both put their right feet forwards. In the next shot, their left feet are forward as they continue the dance.

xx:xx:xx

Dwarf

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister goes into stasis, Todd Hunter turns the wheel on the door to lock Lister in. In the next scene when Lister awakes from stasis, he just pushes the door open without turning the wheel to unlock it. Even if we are to assume that Holly would automatically open the door, the wheel should still turn to unlock the mechanism.

Add time

yourmatedan

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Other mistake: When Rimmer is doing Lister's memo, there are no stars visible outside the window. Then a star suddenly appears out of nowhere.

xx:xx:xx

Casual Person

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Other mistake: When the Cat says there better be no dogs on the ship, there are no stars visible out the window.

xx:xx:xx

Casual Person

Future Echoes - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: When the future echo Rimmer leaves the drive room and the actual Rimmer walks in, you can clearly see the line caused by the split screen.

Add time

Casual Person

Me2 - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: When Lister goes to Rimmer's room for the second time, the door opens before Lister hits the switch.

Add time

Casual Person

Waiting For God - S1-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer first realises that his files are unflattering, the screen first from the right on the computer bank shows writing. But a change of view later, Holly is on the same screen. He does not have time to move.

Add time

Josman

Share

Follow