Red Dwarf

Can of Worms - S11-E6

Plot hole: At the end, Kryten, Rimmer and Lister are in a lift facing off six gelf shapeshifters, two mimicking Lister, two mimicking Rimmer and two mimicking Krtyen, in a Mexican standoff. Nobody knows who to shoot, as they might shoot the real person instead of the shapeshifter. The problem is that Lister, Rimmer and Kryten are all self aware - they both know they are not shapeshifters. All Lister has to do is shoot the two fake Listers, Rimmer shots the fake Rimmers and Kryten shoots the two fake Krytens, problem solved.

PEDAUNT
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Suggested correction: The point of a Mexican standoff is no one is in a position to shoot first for fear of being shot themselves. We're told the shapeshifters have no problem killing each other, so as soon as the real person starts to shoot, everyone may start firing, which could result in a real person being killed. Additionally, the only time all 9 are pointing guns at each other is in the lift. Before that, it's 3 groups of Listers, Krytens, and Rimmers, so no one is facing off with their shapeshifters. The only safe way to shoot the 6 shapeshifters would be to do it at the same time, and there's no way Lister, Kryten, and Rimmer could coordinate that. And, like all Mexican standoffs, it can only be resolved from outside help.

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. (00:22:20)

Dwarf
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Suggested correction: Kryten is not mouthing the line "Hot bovril." He is just moving his mouth slightly up and down, which coincidentally happened to occur when Baxter was saying the line.

Casual Person
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Queeg - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: After the explosion in the hologram simulation suite, Holly's monitor suddenly appears at the other side of the room. (00:07:25)

Dwarf
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Suggested correction: This is because they are not in the hologram simulation suite at this point, they are in the control room. When the explosion occurs, and when Holly realises it was the yellow cable Lister was meant to use, they are in the hologram simulation suite. The scene then cuts to them in the control room afterwards, and Holly is standing in his current position because he has just entered through the door to the control room.

Casual Person

Psirens - S6-E1

Plot hole: When Rimmer is sitting on the swivel chair, he manages to turn the seat, impossible as he is a hologram. (00:15:00)

Dwarf
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Suggested correction: This type of "mistake" has been posted over and over again. If Rimmer can sit on the chair, he can turn it. Holly is trying to keep Lister's fragile sanity intact and so she moves objects like the chair according to Rimmer's moves. (The chair might be a hologram, too!). Besides, by the line of reasoning in these posts Rimmer should sink through the floor.

Whether or not the correction is valid based on Holly's action or the idea of a holographic chair, holograms most definitely can not interact with real objects, such as turning the chair. However, that does not mean they'd "sink through the floor." They are projections of light the same as projecting an image or a movie onto a screen, albeit in 3-dimensions. An image projected onto a wall wouldn't sink. Even if the projector was moved to point down, the image would just be projected onto the floor.

Bishop73

Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: When Lister is in jail with the Cat, as he is looking out of the window, he is naming famous people. He says "Mussolini" before he actually looks at him. (00:10:55)

Joe Mc
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Suggested correction: First, Lister is shown looking out the window throughout the scene, and second, he still has an entire view of outside the window within his eyesight. Lister likely already seen Mussolini within his eyesight before turning to face his direction, which he likely did to assure himself it was definitely Mussolini.

Casual Person

Meltdown - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: In the sleeping quarters, Rimmer turns on a swivel chair. This would be impossible as he is a hologram. 3.10. (00:03:10)

Dwarf
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Suggested correction: As a hologram, this would also mean Rimmer could not touch or sit on the chair. The chair was likely a hologram as well, used to be operable by Rimmer. It has been shown before that Rimmer can still interact with other holographic objects.

Casual Person

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. (00:14:10)

Dwarf
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Suggested correction: That is not the head of a soundman crouching behind the control panel, or any crew member for that matter. What you are seeing is Kryten's hand moving around.

Casual Person

Bodyswap - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: From the model shot of Blue Midget, Kryten is seen sitting on the right. When the camera cuts inside the ship, he is sitting on the left. (00:22:40)

Dwarf
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Suggested correction: When the exterior shot of Blue Midget is shown, it is not very easy to tell the crew apart. They appear blurred, so it is impossible to determine who is sitting in which place.

Casual Person

Backwards - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: After Starbug has left Red Dwarf, the scene cuts to inside the ship where Rimmer tells Kryten to autopilot, and the background of space is entirely still, even though the ship is moving. (00:04:45)

Casual Person
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Suggested correction: Stars are so far away that they do not appear to move when travelling in space, unless you reach incredibly high speeds or change direction.

Cassandra - S8-E4

Other mistake: Cassandra says that all the canaries will be dead in 1 hour, with the exception of Rimmer, Kryten, Lister, Cat and Kochanski. However, Kill Crazy was still knocked out in the transport vehicle and presumably would have survived too.

Padzter
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Suggested correction: But Cassandra was known to lie if it suited her purpose, she said that Lister would harpoon Arnold through the head and kill him but that's not what really happened either.

Yes, Cassandra lied about Lister shooting Arnold through the head with a harpoon, but that was an attempt to stop Lister from killing her. Mentioning which of the canaries will survive had no impact on any of her plans, so not mentioning Kill Crazy survived is still incorrect on her behalf.

Only The Good... - S8-E8

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

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