Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

103 mistakes in season 5

The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Rimmer is being questioned by the Inquisitor, a full boom mic and arm can be seen rising out of shot by the three candles on the right of the screen.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Kryten injects the luck virus into Lister's neck, the gun disappears from Kryten's hand between shots.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lister, the Cat and Kryten figure out how to escape, Kryten says 'precisely' and raises his right hand. In the next shot, both of his hands are raised.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: At the start of the episode Kryten has crashed Starbug 1 onto the psi-moon. Lister and the Cat rescue him in Starbug 2, yet when the crew search for Rimmer in the swamp, they are in Starbug 1.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Binks arrives on Starbug, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Rimmer becomes smart, Kryten and Lister walk into the room. You can see the shadow of the cameraman on the floor before it pulls away.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Rimmer and Nirvanah have sex and Rimmer sits up in bed, a camera shadow can be seen on the wall next to Rimmer.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When the Cat tries to attack Rimmer in quarantine, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mic shadow appears on Lister's head just after he opens the door with the severed hand.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Audio problem: When the high Lister plays the harp, his fingers are out of sync to what is being played.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister wipes down the biohazard cabinet, a boom mic can be seen in the top right of the screen. Also, just before the camera moves past the pillar, the entire microphone and arm can be glimpsed.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Inquisitor jumps Kryten from behind, Kryten's arm changes positions between cuts.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: As pointed out by Danny John Jules on the DVD Commentary, during the 'Feckles, Heckles, Hackles, Schmeckles' argument, Cat pushes his face right against Kryten's, leaving a brown makeup smear on Kryten's forehead. The mark is gone in the next shot.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Revealing mistake: Just after the Trojans' conversation, there are two jolts. Lister jumps back too soon on the second jolt.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: Just after the inquisitor is frozen when Lister and Kryten switch gauntlets, the glove gets onto Kryten's hand in one camera cut.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Starbug gets taken over and Kryten says it is not a malfunction, he has his hands in the air. The camera cuts to Rimmer, and Kryten's hands are by his side.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister says, 'Seems unable to grasp simple threats', a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen just before the shot changes.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Audio problem: When Rimmer says 'Those kind of films really irritate me,' his lips do not move during 'Those kind of.'

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister swings the axe at The Cat and hits the door frame, the axe head bends. When Lister pulls the axe out, its head is fine again.

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Padzter

Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Binks teleports onto Starbug, you can see Lister move between the cut as he appears.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When the second version of Allman appears, he has his arms folded. In the next shot, they're down by his side.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Factual error: While it is true that lithium carbonate can be used to treat depression and other psychiatric disorders, it cannot be administered in gaseous form. It is a very stable salt and only starts to form vapour at 1,310 degress Celcius. Spraying it about as a 'mood stabliser' at that temperature, as Kryten does, is going to kill everyone on the spot.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Visible crew/equipment: After Lister is attacked by low Kryten, he sneaks through the cargo bay. There is a shot where the camera is following Lister as he sneaks around a corner, if you look at the floor you can see the shadow of the cameraman.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kryten makes his speech about sex being tacky, Lister has a forkfull of curry. The camera changes angles and Lister is taking the fork from his mouth.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Kryten walks past Rimmer at the start of the episode and says 'I'm on to it right away, Holly,' he manages to move from in front of Rimmer to halfway up the set of steps by the door in one camera cut.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer says 'as if' at the start of the episode, you can see out of the front of Starbug, but there are no stars.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: The cutting torch Kryten uses to cut his hand off appears from nowhere.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Binks first speaks to Lister, Lister is looking down. In the next shot he is looking straight forwards.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: Just before Kryten chloroforms Lister, Lister's locks jump from behind his back to over his left shoulder between shots.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: After Lister gets the luck injection for the first time, he is holding his hat. In the next shot the hat is gone.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Audio problem: When Kryten says 'Excuse me, could I just distract you for a brief second?' his lips are out of sync with the dialogue and continue to move after he has finished speaking.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: During the Higher Cat and Rimmer's dance when Kryten says 'and agony in torment' his arms are by his sides. In the next shot, his right arm is raised.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: The low Cat's teeth move and wobble in ways they should not be able to when he is first seen.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: Just after one of the hooded legions reads from the scroll, he manages to turn around and face the opposite direction in one camera cut.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Visible crew/equipment: A boom mic shadow can be seen along the bottom of the screen when the crew have to leave Starbug and walk.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister, Cat and Kryten leave the cockpit with the plan to make Rimmer feel good about himself to escape, a boom mic can be seen in the top left corner of the screen.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: Lister says his ID code is Lister-D-00169, yet in Furture Echoes he gave it as RD-52169.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the start of the episode, when Lister and Kryten talk about Lister's comic, a boom mic shadow can be seen on Kryten's head.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer and Nirvanah have sex, as they're getting out of bed, Nirvanah ties her robe twice. In the next shot as she's standing, the robe is open again.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Cat is holding up the haddock, going through the people who have commited suicide, the shot changes and the haddock disappeares from his hand. Also after the shot changes, the Cat is then pointing at Kryten and smiling.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister tries to punch Binks as he disappears, Lister's face changes expressions on the cut.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Red Dwarf explodes, there is a shot of Lister. In the background you can see a moving shadow of a crew member on the floor.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Audio problem: When the high Kryten picks up the bomb, the high Cat can be seen to start speaking but no sound is heard. In the next shot, the high Cat is then smiling.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When we first see Kryten, there is no long grass anywhere near him. When Lister rescues him, it has appeared from nowhere.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Lister and the Cat type into the computer, the words are out of synch with the key tapping.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Lister says 'We don't exist here anymore,' the way Kryten is facing changes between cuts.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: The pyrotechnic charges are visible under the 'High' Cat and Kryten's robes, before they are shot. There is also a wire trailing behind Kryten and running up his left leg, presumably a means of detonating the charges.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: After the crew realise that the matter paddle has made 2 copies of Red Dwarf, Kryten says something along the lines of, "When I threw the machine in reverse...", but it wasn't actually him who threw the machine in reverse, it was Lister.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer loses his intelligence during the test, his headphones move from his head to the desk in one camera cut.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister walks into the main cockpit at the start of the episode, his locks move from in front of his ear to behind it between shots.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister says, 'He is really starting to get on my pecs', Kryten's hand is lowered. In the next shot, it is raised gesturing at Lister.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: When Lister slams his nose into the door of the cabinet, you can see it is nowhere near it.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Cat says, "So what do we do with them?" Kryten disappears from Lister's left between camera shots.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Cat is holding up the haddock, Kryten is stood in front of him holding out the scanner. In the next shot, Kryten has vanished, then reappears.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer is looking at the crew through the viewscreen in quarantine, the reflection of the crew in the glass changes between shots.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Starbug jolts for the first time, Rimmer is looking to his right. The camera cuts and he is looking forwards.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Plot hole: Allman does not remember his trial when the Inquisitor erases him, yet Lister and Kryten do remember their trial when they are sentenced.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the crew almost kill themselves, Kryten is holding the harpoon gun to his head. The point of the spear is missing but in the next shot it has reappeared.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Revealing mistake: At the start of the episode, Kryten's real wrist can be seen just before he removes his hand.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer loses his intelligence, he wipes his eyes with his right hand. In the next shot he has both hands on the keyboard and is looking over his left shoulder.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: After the Cat incapacitates Lister, the Cat complains about his collar being untidy, then steps aside. The next shot shows Lister stood on his own and the Cat is not visible at all. There was no time for the Cat to walk that fast between shots.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: During the interviews to replace Rimmer, when Harrison disappears, Lister is looking to his far right. The camera changes angles and he is looking down.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: After the crew fire at the Self-loathing Beast and the room fills with dust, the Cat's left hand is up in the air. In the next shot he is holding the bazooka with both hands.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister is choking the Cat, he says 'give me a break, Rimmer'; at this point Rimmer is looking at the Cat and Lister, yet in the next shot he is looking at Kryten.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: The bottle of chloroform Kryten uses to take Lister by surprise appears from nowhere.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: After the future Kryten cuts off the Inquisitor's hand with the chainsaw, he kicks the glove which lands about 7 feet away from Lister. In the next shot Lister simply bends down and picks the glove up from in front of him.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: After Nirvanah and Rimmer have sex, the bedsheets where Rimmer was sitting are messed up. When Rimmer is transported away they are smooth and flat.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Audio problem: When Dr. Lanstrom says 'Life without pain has no meaning' Kryten begins to speak but no words are heard before the shot changes.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: After Starbug lands on the 'high' Red Dwarf, Rimmer is running out of power and starts to fade in and out. However, Cat, who must be standing too close to Rimmer also fades, the backdrop being partially visible through him.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When the High Rimmer and Cat dance, on the wide shot a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister, the Cat and their higher selves are walking down the corridor, the way Lister is facing changes between shots throughout the scene.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: At the very start of the episode, when the SSS Esperanto is seen, the bubbles from the seabed are sinking rather than rising, revealing the piece of footage is being played backwards.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister is being taken over by the inquisitor, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving on Kryten's chest.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: When Lister gets the second luck virus injection, his locks move from in front of his shoulder to behind his back.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Plot hole: The low Lister does not disappear when the time limit on the copies ends.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Inquisitor attacks the crew in the lift, Kryten and the Cat go from crouching to standing stright up between camera angle switches.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When the crew finds the charm gravestone, Kryten looks at the Cat. Then in the next shot, Kryten looks at the Cat again.

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Holoship - S5-E1

Continuity mistake: When Nirvanah throws the glass to Rimmer, the glass is in her hand in one shot, then mid-air the next.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When remote controlled Lister is strangling the Cat, his locks are partially over his left shoulder and partially behind his back. When Lister picks up the bazookoid, his locks are all over his left shoulder.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: After the Cat starts to cry, he is looking at Kryten and Lister. In the next shot he is looking down.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the Cat asks if fish swim south for the winter, Kryten is looking at him. In the next shot, as Kryten answers, Kryten is looking up and away from the Cat.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: When Lister uses the keypad to escape from quarantine, more button lights turn off than he has actually pressed.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Revealing mistake: When Lanstrom corners Lister, Kryten and the Cat, she is holding onto the fence. As she is a hologram, this would be impossible.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: Just before Dr. Lanstrom appears, Kryten is standing behind Lister. In the next shot, he has moved much further away from him, then moves back and forth between shots.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister is sent flying when the crates explode, his hat falls off, but when he sits up he is still wearing it. It then falls off again when the low Lister spits at him, yet he is still wearing it when he rolls away.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When we first see the crew looking at the radar before the lights go out, a boom mic can be seen in the top left corner of the screen.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: When Rimmer asks the crew if they had forgotten Red Dwarf could only sustain one hologram, it shows a shot of the rest of the crew who say nothing. At the top of the screen, a boom mic can be seen.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer gets his robe torn off, he is looking forwards. In the next shot he is looking down.

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The Inquisitor - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When the Inquisitor jumps Kryten from behind, he used both hands. In the next shot he is only using one hand to hold him.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When the low Kryten takes the spinal implant from low Lister, he uses his right hand. In the next shot, the implant has switched hands as Kryten uses his right hand to lift up Lister's head.

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Terrorform - S5-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister and the Cat type into the computer, in the shots of their reflections, the lens of the camera can be seen reflected between them.

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Quarantine - S5-E4

Audio problem: When Dr. Lanstrom says hello into the walkie talkie, her lips do not move.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When the crew leave the Red Dwarf game area, a boom mic is visible in the top right hand corner.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When the Cat shoots the locker which the low Lister is hiding at the end of the episode, a boom mic can be seen above the Cat.

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Demons & Angels - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Lister crushes the high Rimmer's light bee, he puts his arm into Rimmer's chest. In the next shot, Lister's arm is gone.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the episode, when Kryten explains why the Cat would kill himself, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving across his face,.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Revealing mistake: During the car chase, the box Rimmer is sitting on keeps moving.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Holly says she is broadcasting on a higher frequency, when the crew are about to commit suicide, a boom mic can be seen in the top left of the screen.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the crew are looking at the radar, Lister's locks are in front of his shoulder on the radar cam, but behind his back in all other shots.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Lister says the despair squid will either kill them, eat them or hump them, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving on his face.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the crew are looking at the radar, Lister is looking at the crew in one shot then at the radar in the next.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When the crew run down the alley after the chase, the order that they go in changes between Starbug and the hallucination.

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Back To Reality - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the episode when Lister makes his speech, the first shot shows a close-up of his face, then it shows a wide shot. A boom mic is pulled out of shot at the top of the screen.

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