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Out Of Time - S6-E6

Corrected entry: It has already been proven that the Teleporter picked up from the Simulant ship in Rimmerworld has the ability to transport both time-and-space: Kryten accidentally sends himself, the Cat and Lister back in time a week (and then later, forward several weeks) while at the same time transporting them back to the 'bug. If that were so, why would they be interested in a Time Drive?

Correction: The teleporter works randomly and is hard to control, and the Time Drive can be programmed precisely.

Legion - S6-E2

Corrected entry: Even though Legion has shown he is completely willing to hurt the Dwarfers, he stands by and does nothing while Kryten takes nearly two minutes incapacitating Lister, Cat and Rimmer, thereby incapacitating Legion. (00:23:35 - 00:25:10)

Correction: He hurts the Dwarfers by self-mutilation (he is a composition of all of them). He might not be able to attack them directly.

Andy Benham Premium member

Out Of Time - S6-E6

Corrected entry: When it is believed that Lister is a droid, why does Kryten be so rude to him, considering that this is the same person who helped him override the program preventing him from lying to humans? Also, wouldn't he have realised that Lister came out of Stasis with a long beard and nails? These wouldn't grow on droids.

Andy Benham Premium member

Correction: Kryten is rude to Lister because he feels betrayed - he believes that the individual who taught him about being human is a droid, and a less sophisticated one that he is. Kryten also states that the 3000 series mechanoids, which he believes Lister is, was disliked because it was too realistic - authentic hair and nail growth is presumably part of the realism that he's referring to.

Tailkinker Premium member

Rimmerworld - S6-E5

Corrected entry: If the Rimmers were supposed to be cowardly by nature, why were the 4 Rimmers who arrested the crew all brave? Surely this is a form of behaviour the main Rimmer found to be freakish and punishable by death?


Correction: He would find submissiveness attractive in his concubines and courtiers, but he would obviously want brave and assertive bodyguards. As long as they are obedient to his rule (and they ARE him, why wouldn't they be?) they can be as arrogant and violent as they like.

Gunmen of the Apocalypse - S6-E3

Corrected entry: Although four bullets were fired (two from each shooter), only two bullets are heard falling to the floor...and the two bullets we see on the floor are perfectly formed and are not mutilated as they should be from hitting each other in mid air.

Correction: This isn't reality - you can't shoot bullets out of the air in real life. It's an AI game. Anything can happen.

Rimmerworld - S6-E5

Corrected entry: When Rimmer is narrating, he says he discovered a way to make a fully grown female based on his own DNA. Rimmer is a hardlight hologram and as such is made of light, he possesses no DNA to base the female (or male) clones on.

Correction: Holograms are created based on a DNA sample and brain-scan of the crewmember. Although his holographic body doesn't have DNA in the ordinary sense, his lightbee contains all of his DNA data - that's how it knows what to project.

Moose Premium member

Correction: At The Beginning of the UK version of Tikka To Ride, Lister explains that anomalies have been taken from each reality to cope with the paradox of their future selves destroying them. In Out Of Time, we learn that the future selves of the crew were able to travel through space as well as through time - obviously something they had acquired during their 15 years experience with the time drive.

Psirens - S6-E1

Corrected entry: Kryten shows Lister a picture of Kochanski and says that he dated her for three weeks, but in the first series it is established that Lister always wanted to ask Kochanski out but never worked up the courage.


Correction: Answered elsewhere - just because he didn't ask her out didn't mean they never dated. Maybe she asked him?

In an early episode, Holly says Kochanski and Lister had only spoken a few hundred words, they hardly could have dated for weeks. It's an acknowledged continuity error; the writers thought it would make more sense for Lister to obsess over a failed relationship than an unrequited crush.

Brian Katcher

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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Meltdown - S4-E6

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Kryten - S2-E1

Question: When Holly is saying about how he has changed music he says that because of the 2 new notes he's made instruments would be bigger. "Triangles will have four sides. Piano keyboards the length of zebra crossings. Course, women will have to be banned from playing the cello." I don't understand the joke about the cello part. Could someone please tell me what he means?

Answer: The cello is a large four-stringed instrument, which, when it is played, stands vertically on the floor between the player's legs (assuming they are seated). If it is to grow as large as the other instuments mentioned will, it would require a rather unseemly lack of femininity to be able to encompass it with the legs.

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