Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf (1988)

88 mistakes in season 8

Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: The first time you see Lister, the Cat, Kochanski and Kryten in the AR machine you can see the cat opening his eyes realising that it is not in the script, smiling and then closing his eyes.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When the crew are plasticine in the screensaver, the Cat slides into the igloo. From one shot he is sliding towards the igloo from an angle, but in the next shot he is heading straight for the igloo.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Starbug crashes and Kryten says they will have sandwiches for lunch, a boom mic can briefly be seen above his head.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Plot hole: At the end of Nanarchy, Red Dwarf had been rebuilt to be the same as it has always been, yet in this episode it has transformed into its original design.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kryten tells Kochanski he doesn't have a penis, he turns away from her. In the next shot you can still see Kryten on the right of the screen as he turns away from her again.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kryten's head falls off it bounces with no velocity, yet in the next shot it is quickly rolling out of the door.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Visible crew/equipment: During the scene when Starbug crashes, the camera then does a barrel roll and you can see wooden roof beams of the set and the stage lighting.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: During the Cat's dance, he taps his feet and tilts his head back, which Blue Midget copies. In the next shot Blue Midget is looking downwards and then proceeds to do the same dance it just did in the previous shot.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer walks down the corridor, his hair is a mess. When he enters the medi-bay it is tidy.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When The Cat does his dance with Blue Midget, he stands behind one of the legs of Blue Midget and changes his clothes. The old clothes he throws on the ground when changing disappear in the wide shot of the landing area.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: When Kryten is restored to his factory settings, the woman is pressing buttons on the keypad. In the next shot, her arm is by her side.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister is lying on the top bunk talking to Rimmer about the 83 year old dad, he says "he'd probably pretend to be dead" as he puts is left hand on the side of his face. The camera cuts to Rimmer then back to Lister again, as he puts his left hand on the side of his face again.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: After the Cat's dance, Lister says 'we are outta here' and pulls the level, at which point the crew all fall back as if Blue Midget had rushed forwards. However, in the model shot of the ship it shows it scraping its foot on the floor before it runs forwards, meaning the crew should not have fallen back in their seats.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister goes to hug Selby and Chen, his locks are over his right shoulder. In the next shot they are behind his back.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When the vending machine says it will destroy Rimmer, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Lister uses the time wand to bring back Birdman's boots, his locks are in front of his left shoulder. In the next shot they are behind his back, then they appear again in front of his left shoulder in the following shot.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister sprays Bob with WD40, The thumb of the person operating Bob's head is seen for a brief second in the top right hand side of the screen. This is visible if you watch the DVD on your PC as this will not be visible on some TVs.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: Just before Rimmer and Lister drink the hooch, Lister's locks are behind his back, then one of the locks moves to in front of his left shoulder during a brief shot of Rimmer.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Other mistake: When Rimmer tries to silence the vending machine, he covers up the input microphone with stickers instead of covering the speaker just above it.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Plot hole: Pete the sparrow was dead before the time wand was used on him to become a dinosaur. When the undo button was pressed, Pete should have turned back into a dead sparrow.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Plot hole: As the luck virus gets you what you want, it should not have cured Lister of the sexual magnetism virus when Kochanski was all over him.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: In the bathroom when Kryten says he does not want his corrupted files repaired, he holds out his arms. In the next shot when the guards stun him, they are by his side.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Lister, Kryten, the Cat and Kochanski are dressed as the Dibleys, they walk into the corridor in a line and Kochanski stops when she bumps into the Cat. In the next shot there is a suddenly a space between them.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: During the Cat's dance scene with Blue Midget, we see one shot of Blue Midget doing the air guitar move, but in the next shot, his arms are not visible at all. It changes between these two differing shots throughout the closing end of the dance routine.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Revealing mistake: When Baxter puts the Cat's head in the drinks machine and says hot bovrill, Kryten can be seen mouthing the line behind him.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Bird-man loses his glasses, he is feeling his face. In the next shot both of his hands are on the floor.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Pete becomes a bird again, keep your eye on Lister and Rimmer. The way they are standing and the direction they are facing changes twice between shots.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: Just before the Cat starts his dance, Kochanski is at the back of the cockpit of Blue Midget and is bouncing up and down, yet the ship is not moving. When it starts moving, Kochanski is sitting still.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Bob helps Lister and Rimmer escape from the hole, there is no one sitting near the hole that drops out into the floor. In the next shot, Birdman's feet have appeared next to it.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Visible crew/equipment: In the cell at the start of the episode, after Rimmer says they have to escape, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: Just after the Cat hits Lister with the axe, the position of his gun changes between shots when Lister says he can still feel pain.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Revealing mistake: When Kryten says 'Leave it to me, I have an excellent place to conceal it' the crew member behind him frozen in time blinks.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When the Cat does his tap dance, he starts 20 feet away from Blue Midget and does not move from his position during the dance. When he finishes, he taps Blue Midget's leg.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Revealing mistake: When Kryten's hand inflates and flies away, his forearm bends in the middle.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Visible crew/equipment: After Rimmer injects himself and speaks to Captain Hollister, a boom mic can be seen at the top of the screen.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: At the end of "Nanarchy" Starbug 1 flew underneath Starbug 2 at the end of the episode, yet in this episode when the scene is repeated, the ship flies around Starbug 1 instead.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When the virus starts to eat the potatoes, Rimmer picks them up from the pile just below eye level. In the wide shot it shows the potatoes are just below waist level and Rimmer would have had to lean much further away from where he was standing to get the potatoes from that height.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Kryten is looking for Archie under the bed, he bends down quite low to search. In the next shot he is on his knees but his head is much higher than before.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Revealing mistake: Holly's left shirt collar is visible when he talks to Lister about turning into a dog.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer is typing on the keyboard, what he is saying does not match what he is typing. He is typing randomly.

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Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Continuity mistake: When Starbug crashes through a vent, Lister leans to his far right. In the next shot, he is leaning to his left.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Bird-man's boots drop to the floor, the crew are looking straight forwards. In the next shot they are all looking up.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Pete eats Bird-man, Bob is with the crew in the cargo bay. When they run away, Bob disappears.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Kryten turns to zap Pete with the time wand, the Cat is in the way. In the next shot, the Cat is gone.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Revealing mistake: When the Cat, Lister and Kryten are walking and the Cat is complaining about rock, keep an eye on the background. They start walking just before a set of steps, then do a complete loop back to the steps for no reason.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer gives Hollister the directives to sign, he holds the clipboard in both hands. In the next shot his left hand is under the first page.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Lister looks at his Holly watch, there is no gap between the sleeve and the watch. When we see Holly, an inch gap has appeared.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When we first see Rimmer and Lister in the medi-bay, the camera crew can be seen in the reflection of the tv. A boom mic arm can also be seen moving.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Kryten says about the pogo stick, a boom mic can be seen briefly being pulled out of shot at the top of the screen.

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Back in the Red (2) - S8-E2

Continuity mistake: Just after Kochanski jumps on Lister, she stands up and says 'I don't know what got into me' with her hand on her head. In the next shot, her hand is by her side.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Kochanski and Kryten get told about the new canaries mission, Kryten is standing next to Kochanski. In the next shot, he is standing behind her.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When we first see Kryten in his office on the phone, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Plot hole: Lister is not allowed any dangerous objects that he might try to commit suicide with, yet when he is with the canaries on their missions, he carries an assault rifle. The canaries aren't always supervised and it would be impossible for a guard to stop any of them putting a gun to their head and pulling the trigger.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When the crew are backing away from Pete, the way they are standing changes between long shots and close ups.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Visible crew/equipment: When the Cat says "You mean to help you get out if the program freezes" on Blue Midget, a soundman can be seen crouching behind the control panel. The top of his head is visible in the top right of the screen.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Lister and Rimmer get beaten up in the captain's office, as Hollister is telling them off, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving on his right shoulder.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: The coffee stain has disappeared from Knot's jacket when Rimmer wears it.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Plot hole: Lister and Kryten seem to know about Cassandra's prediction that Rimmer would sleep with Kochanski despite the fact that they were not there when Cassandra said it.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Revealing mistake: In the scene where Kochanski, the Cat, and Kryten first discover the time wand, there are a group of Canaries who are frozen in time from its effects. In the first shot of these people, the woman on the far right of the screen blinks her eyes. (Confirmed on DVD commentary).

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: As Norman Lovett points out in the commentary, when the Cat shoots in the basketball game, the ball wasn't going anywhere near the basket. The angle the ball lands in the net in the next shot is completely different as well.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When the T-Rex appears, Bob is just behind Rimmer, yet in the next shot, he is gone.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: The amount of hair on the soap changes from when Lister puts it on to when he removes it.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: In the scene on the Canaries' transport, where they first try to convince Kryten to record the women showering, Kochanski speaks the first line in the scene, but when the shot changes to the wide shot, she isn't there anymore. (Confirmed on the DVD commentary).

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Visible crew/equipment: After Rimmer faints after getting drunk, a boom mic shadow can be seen on the bedsheets.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: At the start of the scene where Rimmer and Lister get beaten up in the captain's office, as they walk down the corridor, Lister's locks are behind his back. As they turn the corner in the next shot his locks are in front of his right shoulder.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Continuity mistake: When Kryten says about the cryptic clue, his arms are by his sides. In the next shot, they are outstretched.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Visible crew/equipment: In the cargo hold, when Lister says 'He really loved that bird', just before Pete turns into a dinosaur, a crew member can be seen walking around in the background, despite the rest of the crew being frozen in time.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Visible crew/equipment: As Lister and Rimmer leave Akerman's quarters a boom mic can be seen above their heads.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: When the Cat hits Lister with the axe, Lister's locks are behind his back. In the next shot they are over his right shoulder, then back behind his back moments later.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Revealing mistake: After the T-Rex eats the curry, it starts stamping about the cargo bay, yet there are no ripples in the very watery curry.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer runs away from Pete, the rest of the crew start running in the opposite direction and should be a good few feet ahead of Rimmer. In the next shot it shows the crew running away together.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Continuity mistake: When Ackerman sticks a screwdriver into Kryten's neck, the shot changes to the Cat and in the background you can see that Ackerman is not standing next to Kryten. In the next shot it shows Ackerman attacking Kryten again.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Revealing mistake: When Lister falls through the screen in the captain's office, you can hear glass smashing as he falls through, yet the screen is made of paper.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: After Kochanski finds out about shower night and chases Kryten out of the room, she doesn't actually walk out the door, yet in the next shot she walks back into the room from outside.

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Back in the Red (3) - S8-E3

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer puts the engaged blindfold on and sits on the toilet, he doesn't take his trousers down.

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Only The Good... - S8-E8

Continuity mistake: When Hollister picks up the lemon drink, his left hand is by his side. In the next shot it is on his chest.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer and the others sing to try and get out of their canaries duties, Hollister is looking up at the ceiling to his left. In the next shot he is looking to his right and his wouth is wide open.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer almost gets punched, a guard steps in to take the other prisoner away, yet in the next shot, the guard is walking away on his own.

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Cassandra - S8-E4

Visible crew/equipment: Just before Rimmer spills coffee on Knott, a boom mic is visible at the top of the screen.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer and Lister leave Akerman's quarters at the end of the episode, Rimmer is holding the statue in his left hand as the door opens. In the next shot he is holding the statue with both hands.

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Krytie TV - S8-E5

Visible crew/equipment: Just after Rimmer forbids Killcrazy's plan to film the women, a boom mic shadow can be seen moving behind Lister.

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Season 8 generally

Continuity mistake: At the end of "Nanarchy", Kochanski's hair is brown. However, throughout series 8, her hair is blonde. And with everything going on in "Nanarchy" there would have been nowhere near enough time for her to dye it.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Revealing mistake: In Spud Duty, the potatoes are obviously just cardboard cut outs.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer and Lister are being pushed out the Captain's office due to the fight effects, you can tell they are being pushed on a hidden trolley because you can hear some sort of rattling sound.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Lister keeps using the time wand on Captain Hollister several times, he keeps saying "See you in 10 minutes" several times. However, every time he says it, the way he says it keeps changing.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Lister is putting the chicken vindaloo on the table, a stage light is visible on the left hand side of the screen.

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Pete (1) - S8-E6

Visible crew/equipment: In the Captain's Office, when Rimmer says "That is not true. We played the joke on Mr. Ackerman, sir", a stage light is reflected on the object behind him and Lister.

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Pete (2) - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Hollister goes to give the time wand back to Rimmer and Lister, you can see Hollister is about one inch smaller than Rimmer. In the next shot, Hollister is about one inch taller than Rimmer.

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