Red Dwarf

Correction: It's a different dimension that just happens to be 3,000,000 years into the point of departure's future.

Phixius Premium member

Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Corrected entry: Ace states that Kryten is not waterproof, yet he must have got wet in the episode Backwards in series 3, as the ship crashes underwater, and soon after Kryten and Rimmer are in a lifeboat sailing for shore. How did they get our of the sunken ship without getting wet? He also drinks water in the "Backwards" episode, and again in series 6, in the episode "Legion". (00:19:20)


Correction: Kryten is likely at least "water-resistant," otherwise he could never get even slightly wet. We never actually saw them leave Starbug in "Backwards," he may have put on a scuba suit. As for drinking water, those systems may be waterproofed to allow for coolant intake without his entire body being waterproofed.

Captain Defenestrator

Correction: First explanation ; maybe you're right - he wasn't listening. Second explanation; Ace thinks Rimmer knows how Starbug works, and he can help with technical instructions and advice. Third explanation; he knows Rimmer is a total smeghead and he wants him where he can keep an eye on him to stop him causing any more problems. Fourth ... get the idea?

Correction: Perhaps he'd like to get to know this alternate version of himself in private, ask him some personal questions about where their lives diverged, etc, and fixing the engine on their own would be a good opportunity for this. He has no idea that Rimmer is such a smeg head.

Camille - S4-E1

Corrected entry: In this episode Lister talks about his break up with Kochanski, but in the early episodes of the show, it is established that Lister always wanted ask Kochanski out but never worked up the courage.


Correction: He says he never asked her out, not that he never went out with her. Maybe she asked him? Maybe Petersen arranged a double date? Maybe Holly is programmed to arrange blind dates amongst random crew members? Why not?

Correction: It's kind of an acknowledged continuity error. In an early episode, Holly states that Lister and Kochanski had only exchanged a few hundred words; they hardly could have had a relationship. But in 'Time Slides' Lister talks about when she dumped him. The writers retroactively gave them a failed relationship to make Lister's obsession less weird.

Correction: The gallows aren't for Pooh - hanging probably wouldn't work on a waxdroid, so they shoot them instead. The gallows are presumably for Lister and Cat.

Tailkinker Premium member

Meltdown - S4-E6

Corrected entry: Some of the episode 'Meltdown' must have been filmed on a cold day - you can see Rimmer's breath condensing in the cold air. But surely Rimmer is a hologram - and holograms don't breathe (because they don't need to). Obviously they couldn't ask Chris Barrie (Rimmer) to stop breathing during filming...

Correction: It is established the a third of the run time of a computer with an IQ of 6000 is devoted to one hologram. Obviously he's going to get little details like visible breath in cold weather right.

D.N.A. - S4-E2

Corrected entry: In the episode "D.N.A.", Lister tells Kryten he is an "enlightened 23rd Century guy", but if the clock in the episode 'Stasis Leak' is anything to go by, Lister was in fact born in the 21st Century. [If you accept that Lister is 25, then the year 2077 minus 25 means he was born in or about 2052]. The DNA Modifier is also incorrect in this episode by saying that Lister's species is "male, 23rd century human". This totally contradicts the entire premise of the episode 'Ouroboros' which shows the infant Lister being abandoned in The Aigburth Arms, Liverpool, in November 2155 (=22nd Century).

Correction: Lister is speaking of his easy acceptance of the times in which he lives. People born in the forties were 'Swinging Sixties' types, and I'm a 'Twenty-First Century Guy' despite being born in the last century. It's a method of expression, not mathematics.

Correction: As a service droid, Kryten is programmed not to lie to humans (Lister is trying to get him to override this), this does not necessarily mean he cannot lie to other robots.

Andy Benham Premium member

Correction: He did not actually 'meet' those women properly. He only saw them.

Justice - S4-E3

Corrected entry: During Rimmer's appeal against his 9,000 year sentence for second degree murder, Kryten's entire defence strategy is proving that Rimmer is "a jumped-up grease monkey" who would never be trusted with critically important repairs on the Red Dwarf - that is, the drive plate. The court accepts this and Rimmer is released. The trouble is, Rimmer WAS trusted with the drive plate repairs and he WAS responsible for the crew's death. Kryten's defence is wrong, and on the court's terms the charge is correct and Rimmer is guilty. It's not as if Rimmer and Kryten believe Rimmer is too dumb to be guilty - they know the facts of the case and they are under 'polygraphic surveillance'. Their opinions don't count, the facts stand, and Rimmer is doomed.

Correction: Kryten's argument was that whoever gave Rimmer the orders to repair the drive plate was at fault, and not Rimmer, as he was not properly trained to repair something as critical as a drive plate. Rimmer, never one to doubt his superiors, decided that he was at fault, so was found guilty in the first place.

Andy Benham Premium member

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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