Red Dwarf

Only The Good... - S8-E8

Trivia: The scene where Rimmer comes face to face with the Grim Reaper was a last minute change/addition to the script. Because it was done at the last minute, there was no time to cast an actor for the part (nor any money to pay one). The part of Death was played in this episode by producer/director Ed Bye.

Back in the Red (1) - S8-E1

Trivia: There is a scene in this episode where Starbug flies up a rat's backside. In the original script it wasn't a rat at all, but Frankenstein, Lister's pet cat and mother to all of the Cat People. However, for technical and budgetary reasons, it proved quicker and cheaper to use GCI (Computer-Generated Imaging) to create a rat rather than a cat.

Cassandra - S8-E4

Trivia: In Greek mythology, the God Apollo fell in love with Cassandra and gave her the gift of telling the future. Despite this, she refused to return her love to him, so Apollo declared no-one would believe Cassandra's prophecies. In this episode, Cassandra is a computer who predicts the future and Rimmer does not believe her.

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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Meltdown - S4-E6

Question: When Kryten and Rimmer were doing the roster of their ranks, Why did Kryten skip the old woman in the black dress with the white shoulder sash between Dali Lama and Mr. Noel Coward?

Answer: It's Queen Victoria, someone any Englishman would recognize, and needed no introduction.

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