Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

26 corrected entries in season 5

Holoship - S5-E1

Corrected entry: During Rimmer's initial conversation with Nirvannah, after he boards her ship, she tells him that it is considered "the height of bad manners" on the ship to refuse sex with someone. Later, after they have had sex, Rimmer suggests a "tie-breaker" (a euphemism for sex again). She unashamedly brushes him off by saying she has "things to do", thus contradicting her own moral standards.

Correction: Nirvanah hasn't refused to have sex with Rimmer - she's already done it, several times. She simply can't continue to do so, as she has duties to attend to. No rudeness there - everybody on the ship would understand that duty ultimately has to take precedence.

Tailkinker

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: At the end of the episode, the Cat sees Rimmer and says 'look out' before Rimmer has appeared around the corner.

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Dwarf

Correction: Cats have phenomenal senses of smell and hearing. The Cat would have known Rimmer was there long before he saw him.

Phixius

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: Holly reads Lister's palm print dispite Lister still wearing his gloves.

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Dwarf

Correction: Holly is a computer with all kinds of fictional technology. There are any number of explanations for this. Even something as mundane as Lister's handprint simply being on file since he was a crewmember.

Phixius

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: In Quarantine Lister has been given a big dose of the luck virus. A few moments later Lister, Cat and Kryten are walking backwards down a corridor. Luckily Lister picks up the right parts for what Kryten needs, as he picks up one of the items he trips and manages to keep on his feet. With the luck virus still going through him he should not have tripped. The actress who plays Holly mentioned this on the DVD commentary.

Correction: Why is tripping over something, when that trip doesn't lead to any injury or embarrassment, and in fact actually leads him to picking something useful up, bad luck? It's a luck virus, not a co-ordination virus.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: If the timeline has been restored at the end of the episode, Lister shouldn't be able to hold up the detached hand - it shouldn't EXIST anymore.

Correction: We've seen from previous episodes that when the timeline is altered, there's a brief "sorting out" period while causality adjusts. The other Lister's hand hadn't disappeared just yet, but would soon.

Captain Defenestrator

Holoship - S5-E1

Corrected entry: Nirvana claims the Holoship has 'just under 2000' crew members. Given that the holoship can ONLY support that many holograms, Nirvana's Crew Member Number should be lower than 2000. (Dead Man's Boots would replace crew members, number for number without increasing it.) It is, however, 4172 according to the test computer.

Correction: The Holoship has just under 2000 active holograms. There is nothing to prevent the ship from having the files for other crew members in case of accident or specialists. Much in the same way Red Dwarf can only have one active hologram but has others on file. Most notably Kochanski whose file Lister attempts to locate in an episode.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: If the Inquisitor has generated a replacement Lister and Kryten, why does Holly not recognize the original Lister and Kryten's authorizations? They should have had the same authorization - certainly Kryten, who is registered as "Additional 001", indicating he is the one and only CPU that has been added to Red Dwarf's compliment during it's voyage; the replacement Kryten would likewise be "Additional 001".

Correction: Holly may also be programmed to recognise voices. The replacements would sound different to the original Lister and Kryten.

Andy Benham

Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Corrected entry: In the scene when the crew arrive on the "low" ship and the "high" Kryten is shot five times with a bazookoid, Lister drags him to safety behind a pile of boxes. However, he is not dragged far enough, so you can see the actor get up after he believes he is out of shot.

Correction: Because Kryten isn't dead (he walks back into shot seconds later), he doesn't need to be out of shot to stand up. It's therefore not a mistake.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: The Inquisitor is supposed to judge everyone and give them a chance to justify their existence, but in the beginning of the episode, Thomas Alburn wasn't given a trial at all, he was just deleted.

Padzter

Correction: Simple. Alburn's trial merely occured off-screen.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: In the recuperation room when they're all finding out who they are, Kryten tells Lister and Rimmer that they are half-brothers, sharing the same mother. Rimmer's "real" name is given as Billy Doyle. Later in the parking garage, the man Kryten shoots calls Lister Sebastian Doyle. If they have different fathers, why do they have the same last name?

Correction: Doyle is most likely their mother's maiden name, which they decided to adopt for some reason (like she divorced their fathers or something).

Xofer

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Andy says that it is an irony that Lister turns out to be God as he is an atheist, but in series 3, Lister says he is a pantheist.

Padzter

Correction: Lister never actually says that he's a pantheist - Kryten merely asks him if he's a pantheist, and Lister says that he isn't a "frying pan-theist". Also, it might be that since he's apparently done such a bad job of the Red Dwarf "game", he never even realised that Lister was supposed to be an atheist.

DaveJB

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: When the crew are in the recuperation lounge, a woman comes in and asks if anyone in the room is called Dwayne Dibley. After everyone denies that it could be them, the woman leaves the case for someone to look at. After she leaves, Lister looks at the case and says it has to be Cat because his photograph is on the case. If this is so, then why did the woman not just look at the picture and tell for herself who Dwayne was instead of repeatedly asking?

Padzter

Correction: It's probably standard procedure to do so in order to jog players' memories - after 4 years being someone else in a total immersion video game, wouldn't you forget who you are?

Andy Benham

Holoship - S5-E1

Corrected entry: Whilst Banks is doing his evaluation of the crew, he says that Lister's age is "Mid 20's", indicating that Lister hasn't aged at all since the beginning of the series, 4 years ago.

Padzter

Correction: Lister states in the episode "Future Echoes" in the first series that he is 23 years old. Thus, by simple addition, in "Holoship" he would be 27 - which could just about be said to be mid 20s.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: After the crew recover from the Despair Squid and Kryten is telling everyone why they where who they were in the hallucination he said that Rimmer was half-brother with Lister so that he [Rimmer] could not blame his parents and upbringing for his failures as his brother was successful. This makes no sense as Rimmer really does have three brother who all went on to become successful graduates of the Space Corp, yet he does still blame his parents,so his despair hallucination is flawed.

troy fox

Correction: Rimmer's despair hallucination does take on many elements of his real existence, but it amplifies them even further - in the hallucinatory 'reality', his brother is apparently one of the most powerful people in the world, while he himself appears to be a down-and-out - in the real world he at least had employment, even if it wasn't exactly a great job. As we see in "Terrorform", Rimmer's self-loathing is pretty high anyway - the hallucination merely took that and boosted it to the point where he would commit suicide.

Tailkinker

Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Corrected entry: After the first time the 'High' Kryten gets shot, he says 'Poor devil, his gun must have gone off accidentally', however, his lips don't move.

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Correction: Given the thickness of the latex mask that the actor is wearing, it is sometimes difficult to see if his lips are moving. Upon closer inspection however, Krytin is moving his jaw (its easier to tell that way).

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: When Kryten is lying to Lister and saying that his deletion is not Lister's fault, his right foot (and eventually his whole body) is jiggling: Lister says that this is how he knows Kryten is lying. However, Kryten has told lies many times since Lister taught him to, and this foot-jiggling has never been seen before or since.

Correction: Kryten, although now able to override the program preventing him from lying to humans, may still find it a little uncomfortable lying to his best friend (i.e. Lister).

Andy Benham

Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Corrected entry: In 'White Hole', everything that happened, including the pool game, was erased from the crew's memories. So how does Lister remember "playing pool with planets" in 'Demons and Angels'?

Correction: Kryten only SAID that everything would be forgotten - obviously, the sanitation droid got it wrong.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: When trying to convince Rimmer that he knows him, Lister says that Rimmer once manned the 'Samaritans' helpline - and that four people had committed suicide in one afternoon after phoning Rimmer. But in the episode 'The Last Day' the incident is also mentioned - but then it was five people (not four) and it was in the morning (not afternoon).

Correction: Different incidents, obviously. Since when has failure discouraged Rimmer? How many times has be sat the navigator's exam?

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When demonstrating the luck virus with the deck of cards, Lister only shuffles the top few cards, then draws the four aces from the bottom of the deck.

Correction: It takes luck to be able to cheat at cards so well without any practice.

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: When Lister, the Cat and Kryten have spent 5 days in quarantine Cat's arm is broken and in a sling. However, at the end of the episode, Rimmer regains consciousness and the rest of the crew are wearing gingham dresses and making fun of him. At this particular scene Cat's arm is no longer broken. Don't broken bones take quite a while to heal? Unless Rimmer was in a coma.

Correction: The ship probably has all sorts of medical technology that Rimmer wouldn't allow Cat to access, due to the quarantine; once they were out, he could use it.

Xofer

Quarantine - S5-E4

Corrected entry: Rimmer says Red Dwarf can only sustain one hologram but in 'Me2' he had a duplicate hologram of himself by cutting off unnecescary power systems. If it can be done once, why can't it be done again?

Correction: Two possible reasons: firstly it may have been easier for Holly to generate a second Rimmer because duplicate the program producing Rimmer as opposed to creating an entirely new simulation for another hologram. Secondly the two Rimmers did not function properly, one Rimmer being insanely nasty and psychotic while the other one was very timid and quiet.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: In Dimension Jump, Rimmer found (via Ace Rimmer) that he could have been incredibly successful if only he had tried. He was upset and sniped at Ace, but he dealt with it in the end. Kryten met Ace too, and would know this. Yet at the end of this episode, Kryten claims that Rimmer was driven to near-suicide by the (far weaker) revelation that it wasn't his parents who were responsible for his failure.

Moose

Correction: Ace tells LISTER what made him and Rimmer so different, not Rimmer. Rimmer never hears or accepts that this is the reason, and blames everyone else for giving Ace breaks he never had. Therefore, to find out that it was his fault, and nobody else's, would be a valid reason to commit suicide.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: When Lister looks in on the new group of people playing the Red Dwarf game, the scene that they are in is much too far into the show, given that they have only been playing for about 20 minutes. Really Lister should have been watching the new crew's version of 'The End'.

Padzter

Correction: This was probably to show how bad the crew was at playing the game. The new guys took 20 minutes to do what the others took years to do.

Xofer

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: Rimmer is affected by the Suicide Squid's venom, but he's a hologram. You could say it got into his generator, but Holly was unaffected.

Correction: Holly's generators are on board Red Dwarf, so the ink wouldn't have anything of Holly to affect while Rimmer's light bee is the entire projection and generation unit for a hologram.

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Corrected entry: Kryten says Lister is reading Virgil's 'Aeneid' and then Lister goes on about the Wooden Horse of Troy, but Virgil's poem (comic book version or not) is set after the actual Trojan War and does not contain the legend of the wooden horse.

Correction: One of the books of The Aeneid is called 'The Fall of Troy' and tells how Aeneas rescued his family during the fall of Troy, so it's definitely in there.

Back To Reality - S5-E6

Corrected entry: In this episode when talking to the curator guy, Kryten says that Starbug didn't have a laser cannon capability. But in 'Out of Time' (series 6), Lister fires lasers at their future selves.

Craig Bryant

Correction: The simulants equip Starbug with laser cannons in series VI's Gunmen Of The Apocalypse.

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