Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

73 mistakes in season 4

Meltdown - S4-E6

Factual error: Kryten tells everyone that the matter paddle transmits matter in digital form from one place to another at the speed of light - he is very clear on this point. He then locates Waxworld, which is 200,000 light years away. Okay - so when they use the matter paddle to transmit themselves to Waxworld, why doesn't it take them 200,000 years to get there?

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister knocks over the can of beer, the ring pull is flat. When the can hits the floor, the ring pull is sticking out.

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Camille - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Holly interrupts Kryten's date, Camille moves about a foot away from Kryten when the camera changes angles.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: Rimmer looks to have trapped his finger in something as he has a blackened fingernail. As he is a hologram this would be impossible.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Lister's clothes disappear during the transmogrification process, then reappear when he changes back.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kryten decides to be a mechanoid again, Lister gets up and grabs his jacket and swings it around his shoulders. The camera cuts to Kryten for a second then back to Lister, who now has his jacket on fully. The amount of time the camera was away from Lister would make this impossible for him to put the jacket on that quickly.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister drops the magazine in front of Rimmer it lands closed. When Rimmer begins to read it, it is open on the floor.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Lister is talking to human Kryten, just before Lister sees the photos, keep an eye on Lister's hat. It is perched on top of his head with about an inch of hair showing, yet the next shot shows the hat covering all of the hair, then it goes back to an inch of hair showing again. There is no time for Lister to have adjusted his hat between cuts. It is clear the line had to be re-shot.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister throws the can of lager at the curry monster, the can rotates in its mouth between cuts.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When the crew are wheeling the Cat in the corridors of Red Dwarf, Kryten is holding onto the Cat's hand. In the next shot he is pushing the stretcher.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kryten and the Cat enter Rimmer's cell, Lister's hair moves from in front of his shoulder to behind his back in one cut. 16.10.

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Justice - S4-E3

Factual error: The justice computer states that Rimmer is guilty of 1167 counts of 2nd degree murder, each carrying a sentence of 8 years giving a total of 9328 years. This is equivalent to 1166 counts.

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Craig Bryant

D.N.A. - S4-E2

Visible crew/equipment: In the sleeping quarters just before the Cat sneezes onto the microscope, a boom mic shadow can be seen on the table in front of him. Also, just before as Lister walks behind Rimmer the shadow is visible moving past on Rimmer's hair.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Revealing mistake: Rimmer is able to move the swivel chair in this episode despite being a hologram.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: In the chimney, the light appears when Lister lights his cigarette lighter. He turns the lighter off a moment later but the light is still there.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: Just after Kryten says what point in time he would like to return to, he is looking down and working with the screwdriver. The camera angle changes and he is looking straight forwards with the screwdriver on its side.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In Rimmer's cell, the book at the end of the bed moves from one side to the other when Lister sets himself on fire. It then moves back to its original position on the bed.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Kryten has three spare heads but in 'The Last Day' in series 3, he only packed away one head.

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Justice - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the crew are standing before the Judgement computer (when Lister is worrying that he will be sent to prison) if you look above Lister's head you can see a microphone bob up and down into shot.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister says 'get me out of this thing' just after the Cat starts pressing buttons on the transmogrification machine, a boom mic can be seen above the Cat's head.

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Justice - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: When the simulant pulls the knife out of his chest, you can see the knife is a dummy. As the handle is pulled back, the blade does not move at all.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kryten is feeling his face, Lister walks in with a tray and looking straight forward. When the camera changes angles, Lister is looking up at Holly.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: After Lister and Ace do the 'awooga' dance, Lister locks change from being clumped together to being mostly behind his back.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Cat and Lister are trying to cook an egg with a bicycle powered hair drier, you can see the Cat holding a frying pan. When Lister gives up and gets off the bike, Cat picks up a spatula with his other hand and starts poking the egg with it. However, in the next shot, he is shown with both hands on his hips. It's an instant cut with the same conversation continuing, so he didn't have time to put them down.

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Gary O'Reilly

D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer taunts Lister as a chicken, the Cat is stood next to him facing the camera with no one else near him. In the next shot Kryten has appeared standing right in front of the Cat.

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Camille - S4-E1

Plot hole: At the start of the episode, on a shelf in the sleeping quarters is one of Rimmer's Army De Nord figures, which were all burned in Marooned in series 3.

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Camille - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kryten and Camille make a toast, Kryten puts the straw to his mouth. In the next shot it is gone.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When the Dalai Lama explodes, there is a single shot where he has disappeared and a yellow cloth has taken his place just before the explosion. The cloth then lands in the background.

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Camille - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: After Kryten tells Camille she must think he is as stupid as a photocopier, a shadow is covering her whole face. In the next shot light is shining on her eye.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: The metal shelf the three spare heads sit on can be seen to move as spare head three speaks.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer asks Kryten if it is the time of year his head goes for retuning, the shadow on his face changes between shots.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer says that he will lead the wax droids, Kryten is stood next to him shoulder to shoulder. The next shot shows Kryten yet Rimmer is not visible to his right, however in the next shot, Rimmer is stood in from of Kryten's right shoulder.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Ace Rimmer is talking to Mellie, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When the simulant hits Lister over the head with the third pot, he uses both hands to smash it, yet in the next shot he is only using one.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When the simulant dies, Lister has parts of the broken pots on his head. In the next shot they have vanished.

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Justice - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: At the end of the episode, the crew walk along a corridor, walk around a pillar, then walk straight back down the same corridor they have just walked down.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer's mother is talking to him while he is hung upside down, she is stood about a foot away from him in one shot, then in the next she is about three feet away.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Near the end of the episode, after the simulant has strangled itself, it is lying flat on his back. When the Cat comes up behind it to attack it with a spade, the simulant is half sitting up. 26.20.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Ghandi explodes, there is a single shot where he had disappeared before the explosion goes off.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Lister is in jail with the Cat, as he is looking out of the window, he is naming famous people. He says "Mussolini" before he actually looks at him.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When the battle ends, Kryten's chest monitor fits tightly into his chest plate. In the next scene the monitor has shrunk and there is a large gap between his chest and the screen.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: In the sleeping quarters, Rimmer turns on a swivel chair. This would be impossible as he is a hologram. 3.10.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: Just before the inspection parade when Rimmer and Kryten are talking, the shadow of Elvis can be seen on the door. He is waiting out of shot for his cue.

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Camille - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: Just before Holly interrupts Kryten's date, the popcorn is sitting on his lap. In the next shot it is below Camille's eye.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kryten calls Lister to the stand, the background changes from black and white to just black. 18.20.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kryten explains the transmogrification process, he turns to face Rimmer. In the next shot he turns to face Rimmer again.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer finds the crew sneaking out to go fishing, he is stood facing away from them with his arms folded. In the next shot his arms are behind his back.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kryten steps out of his escort boots, they disappear.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: Kryten takes the computer slug out of the machine with his left hand yet in the next shot it is in his right hand.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: As Ace Rimmer is leaving, the Cat priest has his arms behind his back. In the next shot they are in front of him.

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Camille - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kryten falls over the balcony, the next shot shows him holding onto the ledge, yet in the following shot he is holding onto a pole about a foot away from the ledge.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kryten tells the toaster not to offer Lister any grilled bread products, Lister is looking down at the table behind him. In the next shot he is looking over his shoulder at the camera.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer says to the wax droids to assemble for inspection at 1500hrs they all look at their watches, except not one of them is wearing one.

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Justice - S4-E3

Visible crew/equipment: Just after the Cat starts the thawing process and Rimmer enters the scene, a camera lens can be seen on the left side of the screen as the camera pans around.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: On Waxworld, Rimmer's breath is visible in the cold air. As he is a hologram, this would not be possible.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Rimmer asks the wax droids where the rest of their army is, a boom mic can be seen in the top left of the screen.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Other mistake: Kryten sees Ace's ship before it materialises.

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Justice - S4-E3

Revealing mistake: One of the escort boots passes through a wall as it goes round a corner.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode when young Rimmer is hanging from the tree, his arms are by his sides. In the next shot his left arm is bent at the elbow.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Lister's hair moves from behind his head to infront of his shoulder during the scene when the Cat activates the thaw process.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kryten & Lister are talking to the toaster at the start of the episode, Lister's locks disappear then reappear over his right shoulder.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: Rimmer takes his hat off when he enters the mind-scanner. When he leaves, it has disappeared. 11.05.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Ace Rimmer is talking to the Cat as a priest, the Cat has the pipe in his mouth in one shot, then he is holding it in front of him in the next.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: During the battle, the Dalai Lama can be seen running through the field after he is killed.

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White Hole - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Holly is talking to the toaster and they say about currenty bread, the toaster's handle is half way down. In the next shot it is at the top.

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Dimension Jump - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Rimmer is speaking to Lister about how Ace Rimmer got all the breaks in his life, a boom mic can be seen in the top left of the screen.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister changes into the mini superhuman, he is holding the bazookoid up, but in the close up shots the gun is lowered.

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Justice - S4-E3

Other mistake: Rimmer's long-service medals are absent from his ceremonial uniform during the trial. 17.15.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of Rimmer's inspection, a large boom mic can be seen in the reflection of Elvis's sunglasses.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: Rimmer is wearing a different uniform after the teleport to Waxworld.

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Justice - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lister trys to set fire to the sheets, his locks move from behind his back to over his left shoulder between shots.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When the wax droids charge at the start of the battle, Santa, Marilyn Monroe and Pope Gregory charge forward, but in the next shot, Marilyn Monroe is running on her own.

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D.N.A. - S4-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister and the Cat are in the corridor on the ship, you can see that the ceiling is transparent and reveals the top of the set.

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