Red Dwarf

Only The Good... - S8-E8

Corrected entry: In an attempt to stop Ackerman from finding Baxter's hooch when the cell is being inspected, Rimmer and Lister decide to drink the remaining bottles of hooch. Even if they thought they could drink the hooch bottles before Ackerman arrived to inspect, they still would have the empty bottles inside the cell with them, so drinking the hooch would have been completely ineffective in the long run. (00:13:05)

Casual Person

Correction: An empty bottle isn't contraband, only its contents. They could have refilled them with water, minimising any scent of the hooch.

Correction: Blue Midget clearly makes contact with the Cat, it was more of a glancing blow, as the leg moves quickly past his face


Correction: The green-blue liquid is the luck virus and the red is the sexual magnetism virus.

Only The Good... - S8-E8

Corrected entry: When Rimmer and Lister discover Kryten has planted Baxter's hooch in their cell, the only solutions that they can come up with is emptying the bottles into the sink and toilet, before deciding to drink it. In S8 E6 Pete (Part 1), it is shown that their cell had a ceiling duct used to allow Bob the Skutter to give Lister his meal. They could have easily planted the hooch in the duct, but that isn't even considered. It is unlikely they would have forgotten about the duct given the limited amount of places in the cell that they could hide it. (00:12:40)

Casual Person

Correction: A search of their cell would likely also include a search of an easily accessible ventilation duct for contraband goods.

Correction: True, however, if you knew when, where, how, and who was going to kill you, wouldn't you at least TRY to do something to stop it?

Captain Defenestrator

Correction: Not really a mistake, I used to work in a shop and the badges varied in size.

Ssiscool Premium member

Cassandra - S8-E4

Corrected entry: Cassandra is a computer that can predict the future with 100% accuracy, so why then does she try to change the future (by lying to Rimmer about him sleeping with Kochanski so Lister will kill him) when she knows that she won't be successful?

Correction: She was eager enough to make it happen that she figured it was worth a shot anyway.

Phixius Premium member

Pete (1) - S8-E6

Corrected entry: When Lister and Rimmer are having their clothes and hair eaten by the potato virus, Lister's trademark locks abruptly disappear before the virus starts working on his hair.

Correction: No, they fell on the ground behind him.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: We learn in this series and at The End of series 7 that the nanobots have 'resurrected' the entire crew and red dwarf itself. If this is so where is Kristine Kochanski? The Kochanski we see is from a different dimension. So when the Starbug crashland on Red Dwarf, surely Captain Hollister who had them arrested would have been a little confused as two Kochanshkis would have been present. And as Kochanski is a Navigation Officer, surely she would have had a lot of contact with the Captain?

Correction: Kryten's nanobots are intelligent enough to realise that there is already one Kochanski. It would be simple for them to ignore anything with her DNA (or Lister's as well) so you don't create another.

Andy Benham Premium member

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: None of the crew seem to have noticed that Kochanski's hair has grown considerably longer given the fact this episode is set straight after the events that happen in 'Nanarchy'.


Correction: Considering the havoc the nanites have been playing, it's entirely possible they added a few inches onto her hair. And given the situation that they're in, the length of Kochanski's hair probably isn't the foremost thing on their minds.


Pete (1) - S8-E6

Corrected entry: In the episode "Pete: Part 1", when the crew play basketball (and are losing badly), they have scored three points. After half time the 'stiffining solution' allows them to make a comeback. Lister scores a basket, followed by the cat. The scoreboard then says the crew have 5 points. They should have 7 points because basketball points are in 2's and 3's.

Correction: Free-throws are worth only one point each.

Brian Dillree

Correction: Who said the time wand's effects are permanent?

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: Not a mistake, just something I thought of. We see some rats in the ventilation ducts. Meaning that in 'The End' there was more than Frankenstein that was a non-human lifeform on board that Holly discovered. Therefore if Lister had not been stupid enough to take that photo of himself with the cat and have it developed in the ship's lab, the rats could have been found as the non-human lifeforms and Lister would not have ended up in Stasis.

Correction: Firstly, Lister deliberately took a picture of himself with the cat so he would be put into stasis, meaning an easy trip to earth. Secondly, the cat wasn't in the ducting, as the rats were, but locked in the cargo hold, and therefore protected. We can assume that the rats died.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: How were the Nanobots able to resurrect the crew exactly? We were told in series 7 that the Nanobots take one organism, rearrange its atoms and forms a new object with them, so what did the Nanobots use to make 1167 human beings?


Correction: From memory the nanobots take matter and turn it into other matter. Hence they can take the planetoid which was previously Red Dwarf, and turn it back into Red Dwarf plus crew, by simply missing out (unnecessary) bits from the ship.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: If the entire crew has been resurrected, shouldn't there be another Kochanski because the one from starbug is the Kochanski from another Dimension?

Correction: Simple. We can assume that Kryten's nanobods know there already is a Kochanski. They didn't feel the need to resurrect another.

Andy Benham Premium member

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Corrected entry: From the first moments of Red Dwarf eight, it is established that the Dwarfers are in the prison for committing a crime. If this is the case why wasn't Lister sent to prison in the very first episode for smuggling Frankenstein on board instead of being sent into stasis?

Correction: Actually, this is explained in the book. It talks about how, after Kochanski broke up with Lister, he spent about a month trying to find the least serious offence that would get him into stasis - breaking Quarantine regulations. If it hasn't already been explained, he wanted to get into stasis to get back to Earth 'instantenously' (which was his reason for joining the Corps in the first place). But, the plan went awry, creating the series we know and love.

Tailkinker Premium member

Pete (1) - S8-E6

Corrected entry: In the episode "Pete: Part 1", in the scene with the frozen canaries, you can see them moving very slightly. Again, near The End with the frozen crew, the table tennis players are swaying from side to side very slightly.

Correction: It's not that they are frozen, rather that they are moving in a different timeframe, so they are still able to move just not very quickly.

Correction: If you look at the scene when the virus is eating their clothes and hair, they don't touch their faces or chests.

Skipper - S12-E6

Plot hole: Kryten explains that the quantum skipper must be recharged after every use, and the time this takes must be must be taken into account. This is an important plot device the first time Rimmer uses it, but it is conveniently forgotten for the rest of the episode.

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Answer: In the book, the Cat finds the concept of a name confusing, as he's convinced he's the center of the universe and the idea that someone wouldn't know who he was is baffling.

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