Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

11 corrected entries in season 2

Queeg - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When the meteor hits the ship, everyone is thrown about except for the skutter, who does not move at all.

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Dwarf

Correction: Skutters perform operations outside the ship as well. They probably have magnetized wheels or some sort of stabilizers to keep them from being knocked into space.

Captain Defenestrator

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Corrected entry: Just after Lister first enters the Stasis Leak and ends up in the shower, there is a shot of a man standing in front of the sinks. Above his head is a digital notice board. The date written on it is Wednesday 2nd March 2077. But 02/07/2077 will be a Tuesday.

Madgefilmsinc2

Correction: The calendar has been altered since the present day, as evidenced by the newscaster in "Better Than Life" giving the date as "the 27th of Geldof".

Tailkinker

Parallel Universe - S2-E6

Corrected entry: After Lister uses the Holly Hop Drive, Holly says 'There's nothing out there, just space'. When they switch on the monitor, the duplicate Red Dwarf is orbiting a moon.

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Dwarf

Correction: Holly has always been rather sarcastic. More of a character trait than a mistake.

Phixius

Queeg - S2-E5

Corrected entry: At the end of the chess game where Queeg checkmates Holly, you can see the view-monitor of the game, with almost all of the pieces still on it.

Correction: That's the whole point. It's 'fool's mate', checkmate in three moves, with only a few pieces moved. Clever plotting, not a mistake.

Kryten - S2-E1

Corrected entry: When Kryten paints Rimmer's picture, he paints Rimmer wearing his Series 1 uniform, when he is plainly sitting there in his Series 2 uniform. Kryten couldn't possibly have known what Rimmer's Series 1 uniform looked like, as he wasn't there.

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Correction: Kryten also paints him on the toilet, despite Rimmer not sitting on one. He is rebelling and using his imagination, such as it is. It's not really a continuity error, as Kryten is deliberately acting up.

Queeg - S2-E5

Corrected entry: When Queeg is telling Rimmer to work on the computer, how can Rimmer do this if he's a hologram and therefore can't touch anything?

Correction: As Red Dwarf is designed to support a holographic crewmember, obviously all its systems would be set up in such a way that a hologram would still be able to use them - not much point otherwise.

Tailkinker

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Corrected entry: When we first see the photograph of Lister and Kochanski married, Lister is smiling in the photo. The second time we see it Lister is not smiling.

Padzter

Correction: This is intentional. The photo reflects Lister's mood. When he believes he is the groom he is smiling but when he thinks he is the best man he is not smiling because he believes he has just seen the woman he loves marry someone else.

Better Than Life - S2-E2

Corrected entry: In this episode Rimmer receives a letter telling him his father is dead, however in an earlier episode he said that his father committed suicide. He already knew his father was dead, so why was he so shocked by the letter? And for that matter, why did his mother tell him his father was dead?

troy fox

Correction: He says "...before that rather unfortunate suicide business." The joke in it is that Rimmer's Father was saying that with a short haircut, you can handle anything, but then something came up and he obviously couldn't deal with it so he attempted suicde. Rimmer doesn't actually say that his father killed himself, just "unfortunate suicide business" which could mean he attempted suicide, but failed. It's a long shot, but possible, especially when considering Rimmer's usual poor choice of words and his tendancy to crave attention/lie about his family.

Gary O'Reilly

Better Than Life - S2-E2

Corrected entry: In the scene where Admiral Rimmer signs the copy of "My Incredible Career" , the picture of Admiral Rimmer on the cover is of Rimmer's uniform from Series 1, as opposed to the Admiral's uniform he's wearing a couple of seconds earlier when we see him seated.

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Correction: The uniform may have changed between the time Rimmer supposedly wrote the book and the present meal.

Stasis Leak - S2-E4

Corrected entry: Rimmer says that if he brought the past Rimmer back, there would be two Rimmers in the future. However he already make 2 Rimmers in the previous series in the episode "Me²", and he hated the fact, so why would he suggest that idea again?

Padzter

Correction: Actually, Rimmer wanted to bring his past self back in statis as if he did so, he would survive the radiation leak and would not be a hologram.

Better Than Life - S2-E2

Corrected entry: When Rimmer arrives with his girlfriend and his seven kids, watch the sky. Whenever the camera is on Rimmer and the car, its a bright blue sky. Yet when the camera is focused on Lister and the Cat, the sky is darker and more cloudy.

Correction: This is not a mistake, it was done that way intentionally. It's designed to show the basic difference in the game make-up for each character. When looking at Rimmer it is from Listers point of view, which throughout the game is basically fun and sunny,and therefore sunny, when looking at Lister it is from Rimmer's viewpoint, which as you see from the episode is pretty horrible in general, and therefore cloudy.

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