Episode 1 - THE END
Lister's clothes completely change on the way from the
Captain's Office to the Stasis booth (remember, after
sentencing the convict is not allowed to go home and tidy
up, his sentence begins immediately, so Lister wouldn't
have had a chance to go to his quarters and change).
The main entrance to the Captain's Office
turns into a wall midway through the episode.
Kochanski says the Captain's office is "over there
where it says Captain's office." It doesn't. There's
a sign which says "Captain/Superto", but not
When Lister tells the door to lock, a
stagehand gets caught in shot at the left edge of the
sleeping quarters' window.
Two posters between the door and viewport of
the sleeping quarters disappear before Lister goes into
stasis, then reappear after he's released.
In the exam room, the arrangement of the pens on Rimmer's
desk suddenly changes.
The piles of dust in the Drive Room,
Teaching Room and corridors have disappeared by the time
Lister and Rimmer meet the Cat.
2 - FUTURE ECHOES
The sign above the stasis booth has changed
color since the first Episode.
Lister and Rimmer both go through a door in the Captain's
Office that wasn't there in Episode one.
(I admit these next two are petty ones.)
Rimmer's Future Echo, in his conversation with Lister,
doesn't quite do the same things the real Rimmer does
when the conversation really happens a moment later (if
you follow my meaning).
Likewise, the Cat's Future Echo when he cries "I
think I lost my tooth" is at the foot of the
corridor, whereas when the Cat really says it he's still
leaving the sleeping quarters.
When the skutters are banging their heads against the
wall in despair, one of them keeps missing.
Lister picks up the robot goldfish with his right hand,
then after we cut to a different camera, he drops the
fish into the tank from his left hand.
Just before the future echo with the babies appears, Rimmer stands next to a phone with a sign saying, "This phone will not accept incoming Earth-calls." The camera cuts to another angle and the sign and the phone have both disappeared.
3 - BALANCE OF POWER
Rimmer's label of rank is missing from his short-sleeved
The entrance to the Captain's Office has now transformed
into a Food Dispenser.
Lister says he and Kochanski never made love but they
were supposed to have had a three-week affair.
The ciggy-butts that Lister "tips out
of his beer can" have obviously been dropped from
When Lister walks through Rimmer on his way to his chef's
exam, they BOTH become temporarily transparent instead of
4 - WAITING FOR GOD
Rimmer says he failed his engineering exam eleven times,
but the last one he took in Episode one was his tenth. (By
the way, Kryten's excuse... "He can't count, dummy,
why do you think he keeps failing his exam?" is a
good one, but it's still ONLY an excuse...)
The priest's glasses fall off as "Cloister"
enters the chamber. I suppose it might have been a set-piece
in the script but it's difficult to tell.
When Lister is reading "Run, Dick, run" from
the Cat book, he is actually sniffing the start-page
lining the book, and not one of the "written"
When Talkie Toaster says "I toast, therefore I am,"
one of the film crew is reflected in his chrome casing.
The tapestry of the war between the Red-Hats and the Blue-Hats
depicts both sides as wearing red hats. (Not in the Re-Mastered version.)
The vending machine's vocalisers light up when it's not
The Captain's records state that Lister has put in for
sick leave on more than five hundred occasions. Later in
the episode Lister says he's been with the company only
eight months. This would mean Lister would have to
request sick leave twice a day, every day. Possible I
suppose, but I'm not convinced.
5 - CONFIDENCE AND PARANOIA
The vending machine's vocalisers light up when it's not
The words "Medical Bay" suddenly seem to be
painted inside the door of the Captain's office.
The vending machine in the Drive room has disappeared
Subtle one here. When Confidence says "I
don't know, is it some place near Oo-roo-gway?"
Lister is mouthing the same line.
Having fainted, Lister smirks when the Cat sings "S-E-X,
I think I found it!"
Historical bloopers - the dates and places for the
raining-herring and spontaneously-combusting-Mayor
incidents are wrong. The only known case of herring
falling from the sky was in Argyllshire in 1821, the only
case in history of someone apparently spontaneously-combusting
was in Paris in 1673.
Confidence takes off the helmet and holds it on his right arm. When his body disintegrates a moment later due to depressurisation, the helmet is suddenly sitting on the walkway to his left.
6 - ME SQUARED
While Lister's carrying the painting, the wall shakes as
he touches the access panel to the Rimmer twins' quarters.
When Lister sneaks back into the Rimmers' quarters later,
the door opens before he touches the access panel.
Lister's "D-D-Don't Shoot!!" T-shirt changes
colour halfway through the episode.
Rimmer accuses Lister of spending two years deliberately
and obstructively humming. In "Waiting for God",
Lister said he'd only been with the company for eight
Lister flips rapidly through the pages of Rimmer's diary,
but opens it on exactly the same page each time.
Lister's laundry basket rolls along the
floor and comes to rest with its opening facing the sink.
When he picks it up a moment later it's suddenly
facing the door.
In Episode one, Holly identified the remains of Kochanski
and Petersen in the Drive Room. However, in the video
footage of Rimmer's death neither of them are present in
the Drive Room during the Cadmium II explosion.
In the cinema, Rimmer 2 is sitting near the screen while
Rimmer 1 plays hand shadows with the projector. When
Lister does the ippy-dippy a moment later the two Rimmers
have swapped places without moving.
Episode 1 - KRYTEN
There's an incredible number of bloopers in this one.
Lister tells Kryten "You're beginning to sound like
my Mum." How does he know? He never met his mother
#, he was brought up by his step-gran.
Lister misses a bit when he spray-paints himself (in fact
he misses a lot).
Lister throws the spray can skywards but it doesn't land.
Lister's "D-D-Don't Shoot!!" T-shirt changes
Tracey Johns is listed as the shortest of the survivors
on the Nova 5 but in the group photo she's taller than
the other two.
The name emblazoned on the Nova 5's hull appears to have been mis-spelt, "Novia 5".
A boom mike is caught in shot on the top right of the picture while Rimmer is learning Esperanto.
People who speak Esperanto are called Esperantists,
Rimmer calls them Esperantinos.
Three of the notes in Holly's new music scale ("lah",
"woh", and "boh") are exactly the
The Cat's collar gains a tie ribbon on the way down to
the Communications Suite.
Blue Midget is facing the wrong way in Red Dwarf's launch
On Blue Midget, when Rimmer takes off his hat the shadow
of the boom mike is waving about near the top of the
The wall wobbles when Lister hauls the Cat away from the
Rimmer is struggling not to smirk during the scene with
the three skeletons.
When Kryten's scrubbing the floor, the bowl doesn't have
any water in it.
The make-up which Kryten kindly applied to Jane Air's
lucious ruby teeth has disappeared by the time the Red
Dwarf crew arrive.
# Alright he did, but not knowingly.
2 - BETTER THAN LIFE
Rimmer finds out for the first time that his Dad has died.
However, in Series one, "Future Echoes", he
implied that his Father committed suicide.
Holly's black collar is visible when he talks to Rimmer
and Lister about the postal chess match against Gordon.
Some of the letters in the pile of mail
have already been opened before Lister turns his
attention to them.
The machine behind Rimmer's shoulder in the shiptop dome
Rimmer's tie is draped over his shoulder while Lister and
the Cat are putting on their shades. As Lister starts up
the bike, the tie is back in the right place, but Rimmer
never moved it.
3 - THANKS FOR THE MEMORY
Lister's guitar changes completely from the one in the
Lister isn't wearing his hat while Rimmer broods about
Yvonne McGruder, but he is when we see the Black box
recording of the same scene.
Holly's bed-cap overlaps the edge of his
monitor in the sleeping quarters.
The Cat breaks his left foot but the plaster cast is on
his right foot.
Lister and the Cat's plaster casts keep appearing and
disappearing while they're on the moon.
While Rimmer reminisces about Lise Yates, Lister manages to
remove his boots and socks and climb into his bunk in an
impossibly quick time.
Rimmer's tie is undone while he's reminiscing about Lise
Yates, but when we cut to the Black box camera, his tie
is done up.
Where does Rimmer find the love-letters? He goes INTO the
sleeping quarters to confront Lister about them. Surely
Lister didn't keep them in the Drive room or anything.
4 - STASIS LEAK
Another avalanche of mistakes in this one.
When Rimmer hides inside the table, his light bee appears
to pass through it as well. He is also not visible under
If the Future Lister is from five years hence why is it
Lister hasn't married Kochanski in any episode set over
the next three hundred years?
Rimmer, Lister and the Cat aren't reflected in the mirror
when the big guy with the beard finds them in the shower.
The contents of the sleeping quarters are
identical in both time zones. The three-million-years-ago
sleeping quarters should be arranged similarly to how it
was in "The End" in series one.
The second time we see the scene with Rimmer's head
popping out of the table, his line "There, that
wasn't too bad, was it?" is missed out.
In the credits, Petersen's name is spelt with three E's.
In the credits in series one his name was spelt "Peterson."
The scene where Rimmer the hologram passes
his past self at the vending machine is shown twice. The
first time we see it (the black and white version) the
two Rimmers and Lister are the only ones there. The
second time we see it two other people walk past.
In series one the Captain's office was just an alcove of
the Drive Room. Now it suddenly appears to have gained an
extra wall and is about double the size.
Kochanski's wedding photo changes during the episode.
Kochanski herself changes as well (different actress in
the last scene).
While Rimmer argues with Captain Paxo, the wastebin next
to his leg turns into a paint bucket and the beer bottle
next to the bunk vanishes.
The paint in the bucket is green and not red. Perhaps Rimmer and Lister were instructed to paint Starbug? Okay, but then Starbug would surely be kept in the hangar when it was being painted, so why would they need their spacesuits? (And why would the job require eight weeks' work?)
The clock in the shower-room says it's the year 2077 but
Lister won't even be born until the twenty third century.
Lister says that it's three weeks before the radiation
leak that wiped out the crew. This is impossible as it
says March on the clock, and in series one, "ME
Squared", it was stated that the crew died six weeks
after Gazpacho Soup Day (which is November 25th).
5 - QUEEG
Lister's "D-D-Don't shoot!!" T-shirt has
changed colour once more.
Lister says the tape of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles"
must have gotten twisted. It's a CD.
Lister says that it was Rimmer who said "Really?
That explains everything." But in fact it was the
Cat who said it.
At the end of the match the chess board on
the screen does not appear to stand at check-mate.
Everyone and everything gets thrown all over the place
when the meteor hits the ship except for El Skutto who,
mysteriously, doesn't budge an inch.
A few moments after the explosion in the Hologram
simulation suite, Holly's monitor suddenly "warps"
across to the other side of the room.
6 - PARALLEL UNIVERSE
The Cat stumbles into that strange wooden object by the
door that looks like a small dingo. You can hear his feet
bumping against it as he leaves the female sleeping
After using the Hop Drive, Holly says "There's
nothing out there, just space" but when they switch
on the monitor screen, the duplicate Red Dwarf is
orbiting an entire moon.
The Cat looks at the wrong camera when he's complaining
to the audience about the Dog's choice of toothpaste.
The Female Rimmer's newsclippings and certificates are
all in ARNOLD Rimmer's name.
Episode 1 - SDRAWKCAB
The wires are glaringly visible when Rimmer is ejected
Lister is still twenty five, which is the
same age he was when he came out of stasis at least two
During the fight, one of the guys in the pub is wearing a
"Flash Gordon" shirt with the logo forwards. (The
actor should have worn it inside out.)
Rimmer isn't using his remote holo-projection cage.
Just before Lister punches someone's tooth back into
place, a member of the production crew can be glimpsed
through the window. You can see him/her moving around
behind a scenery blind which hasn't been properly fixed
The backward logic hasn't been perfected. If time is
running backwards, Rimmer and Kryten's employment should
begin when they are sacked. Instead, this is when they
leave. Also Lister and the Cat shouldn't have to give
directions to the guy who gives them a lift until they
are dropped off.
The reflection picture used at the end of the episode
with the taxi has, of course, turned everything around,
instead of just the number plate.
Lister mouths the Cat's line "Your
gajungas will suddenly rise back into your body, and the
next thing you know you're singing soprano in the school
If everything in this Universe is backwards, including
solid objects it appears, presumably this even includes
the structure of matter. Therefore this Universe is
actually composed of anti-matter, in which case the crew
would explode as soon as they make contact with anything
2 - MAROONED
Starbug wobbles like a model on a string during take-off.
Lister's guitar is now different from the one in Series 2.
Lister asks Rimmer when he lost his virginity, then falls
for the "I was 19" routine. But in series two,
"Thanks for the Memory", Rimmer already told
him that those twelve minutes with Yvonne McGruder were
his only time.
The snapped "guitar" does a somersault. When
Lister puts it into the fire-barrel, the broken end of
the guitar's neck is sticking out. However when Rimmer
comes back aboard, the neck is the other way up.
The outer edges of the false guitar cut from Rimmer's trunk are
black. However, when Lister snaps it in two, the wood of
the broken edges is a much lighter colour. This means
it's very obvious that the false guitar was cut from the
trunk previously, and that for some reason its edges were
When transmitting the Mayday message, Rimmer
is somehow holding down the comms switch.
Rimmer says to keep page sixty one of "Lolita",
but Lister pulls out the left-side page and pockets it.
As odd-numbered pages in books are on the right side,
this means he must have kept page sixty or sixty two. (And
no, he WASN'T holding it upside-down. Lister has enough
trouble reading big-print pop-up books, I refuse to
accept he could read a novel upside-down. If you watch
the sequence you can see the front cover quite clearly
anyway. It's DEFINITELY the right way up.)
(Incidentally, many people have complained that, being a
hologram, Rimmer shouldn't have been able to smell the
burning wood of his trunk. However, it's never been made
clear whether or not holograms do have a sense of smell,
so I've decided not to include it. Also note that Rimmer
was able to smell Lister's moon-boots in "Kryten",
series two. Indeed, he complains about Lister's hygiene
far too often for someone whose nose doesn't work.)
3 - POLYMORPH
Lister has a well-recorded hatred of fresh vegetables but
the meal he prepares includes lettuce and cucumber.
There's no kebab in the Cat's bowl.
Kryten and the Cat vanish while Rimmer confronts the
Polymorph in the cargo bay, then reappear after the
creature runs away.
The red shorts are still visible on the bunk after the
Polymorph changes into the snake.
The snake changes shape and loses its stripes as it leaps
The "Contents: 2" sign is not on the capsule at
the beginning of the episode.
The polymorph goes through a metal pipe and
tap which bulge and become mis-shapen. Once the creature
has climbed out, the plumbing suddenly snaps back into
its original shape. How? It's made of metal, it isn't
Rimmer's Mum almost starts her "alphabetti spaghetti"
line too early.
4 - BODYSWAP
Lister calls Blue Midget White Midget.
After the Scrabble game, Lister leaps out of his seat and
you can hear it scraping the floor. But as Lister's in a
hologrammatic body he shouldn't be able to move anything.
Lister, who is supposed to be vegetated,
smirks when the Cat drops the personality tape in the
(These next three are not in the Re-Mastered Version.)
When Blue Midget is viewed from the outside, Kryten is on
the starboard side of the cockpit. When we cut to inside
the cockpit he's on the port side.
Starbug and Blue Midget wobble a lot during the chase
above the moon.
Starbug's right rear leg falls off as it scrapes the
first patch of rocks, but its attached again a few
5 - TIMESLIDES
When Lister altered the time-lines Rimmer should have
disappeared too as Holly only revived him to keep Lister
sane in the first place. Surely there was no other reason
to revive HIM...
Fred Holden's nickname is spelt "Thickie"
on the sign at the foot of his bed, but spelt "Thicky"
in the credits at the end of the Episode.
Serious mistake here. Kryten was the one who created the Timeslides to begin with. Therefore when Lister altered history and Kryten's rescue from the Nova 5 was wiped, the Timeslides, or more precisely the developing fluid, should have ceased to exist. However Rimmer and Holly still have access to them afterwards.
(Doubtful one here.) If the developing fluid has mutated, how come the photo Lister took of himself and the babies in "Future Echoes" wasn't a Timeslide? Alright, it was an instant photo, but there's still a lot of similar stuff involved.
The crew cannot move outside the confines of a timeslide,
but in the pub and the school dormitory, they clearly
move into areas beyond the edges of the photos.
Another historical blooper: Von Stauffenberg's
assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler in 1944 was at
Rastenburg, not Nuremberg as suggested here - the
Nuremberg Rallies ended in 1938.
Return to Backwards Earth: Lister enters the
photo of Frank's wedding and turns into his own
reflection (maybe Kryten put the slide in back-to-front).
When Lister is hit by the snowball, some of the snow gets
onto Rimmer's hologrammatic clothes.
Rimmer shines the torch into the picture, but you can see
the patch of light moving along the wall behind the
Rimmer is still in his hologrammatic uniform after he's
restored to life.
Kryten doesn't recognise a pub even though he was working
in one on Backwards Earth only a few weeks earlier.
Inflatable Ingrid, Rimmer's polythene pal, has now been
re-named Rachel for some reason (I suppose he might have
been seeing each of them behind the other's back, the
6 - THE LAST DAY
At the beginning of the party, Holly's screen has
fingerprints all over it. At the end of the party they've
Kryten is a Series 4000 mechanoid, but throughout the
episode he is referred to as a Series III.
Episode 1 - CAMILLE
Kryten complains that he can't lie. But at the end of
"The Last Day" in series three he told a lie (or
at least he thought he did) in order to destroy Hudzen.
2 - DNA
Kryten now has three spare heads but he only had one in
"The Last Day".
The transmogrifier beam keeps changing colour.
Lister's clothes vanish during the transmogrification
process, then reappear when he's restored to human form.
Where were they in between times?
Kryten says all human cells have DNA in them, which is
not true. They clearly don't do the best human biology
courses at Toilet University.
3 - JUSTICE
Rimmer's hat disappears after he enters the mind-scanner.
Rimmer's long-service medals aren't on his ceremonial
uniform during the trial.
One of the escort boots appears to pass through a wall as
it rounds a corner.
Kryten now says Rimmer failed his exam on thirteen
occasions. Kryten can't count either.
The full crew in previous episodes was given as one
hundred and sixty nine, but an extra thousand have
suddenly been added.
At the end of the episode, the crew walk along a corridor
listening to Lister ranting away, walk round a pillar,
then very clearly walk straight back down the same
Lister says the Cat hasn't met a woman before, but he did
in "Stasis Leak", "Parallel Universe",
and "Backwards". At a stretch, even "Timeslides" can be added to that list.
4 - WHITE HOLE
The model of Talkie Toaster is completely different from
the one which appeared in Series one.
Lister nearly breaks his finger on some cutlery while
arguing with the Toaster.
Holly may have had her intelligence compressed but she
still has trouble counting. She says she has two minutes
thirty five seconds to live, then about five seconds
later she says she has two minutes to live. Less than
twenty seconds after that she says she has one minute
Kryten appears to know the contents of the computer slug
before he's played them.
5 - DIMENSION JUMP
Young Arnold keeps stuttering his lines, poor lad.
The Dimension Jump drive isn't a Time Machine, but it
sends Ace Rimmer three million years into the future.
During the launch sequence, the Dimension jump ship is tilted backwards on its landing struts. We see a view of Ace in the cockpit both before and afterwards, and the background both times is the same; the background should have rotated clockwise by about thirty degrees, but instead is in exactly the same position as before.
The tune to "Rasta Billy Skank" is very
different from the record Lister was playing in "Balance
of Power", series one.
Kryten manages to see Ace's ship before it materialises.
When Lister drops the magazine in front of Bonehead
Rimmer it lands closed. It's open when Bonehead starts to
read it, but as he can't touch it, how was it opened?
Ace finds out that Bonehead can't touch anything, then
asks him to help with the Drive repairs.
6 - MELTDOWN
In the sleeping quarters, Rimmer keeps turning the swivel
chair, impossible for a hologram. Then on the Waxworld,
his breath turns to steam in the cold air, but it's only
During the inspection parade you can glimpse members of
the production crew past Kryten's shoulder on the extreme
left edge of the screen. (Because this is so far to the
side, it doesn't show up on some TV screens.)
The matter transporter transmits its users as light-beams.
As the Waxworld is two hundred thousand light years away,
it should have taken two hundred thousand years for the
crew to travel there from Red Dwarf.
In the chimney stack, the only light is provided when
Lister turns on his cigarette lighter. He turns it off a
moment later but the light still remains.
During the battle, parts of Kryten's leg-plating have
been replaced with bin-liners.
Holly doesn't download from Starbug into Kryten's remote
VDU, but she's with the crew during the battle on
Rimmer has a change of clothes in the teleport but Holly
wasn't instructed to give him another uniform.
When Rimmer and Kryten are talking before the inspection
parade, Elvis can be glimpsed waiting out of shot for his
cue - his shadow can be seen on the door.
Kryten's CPU housing changes size several times during
These episodes were released on video in buggered-up
order. Therefore, I'm not sure if I'VE listed them in the
right order either.
1 (I think) - THE INQUISITOR
Kryten's ID code is given as Additional 001, but as the
Cat joined the crew before him, it should have been
Additional 002. (It has been suggested that, as Holly's a computer, the
Cat may have been given the code Additional 000. However, if the system starts from 000, Lister's ID code - see next blooper - would surely be Lister-D-00168.)
Lister gives his ID code as Lister-D-00169. In series
one, "Future Echoes", he gave it as RD-52-169.
Thomas Allman has no memory of his trial when the
Inquisitor arrives to wipe him from history, but Lister
and Kryten do remember theirs when they are being
The chopped hand should have disappeared when the
Inquisitor was wiped from history.
The Future Kryten only kicks the Time Gauntlet a couple
of feet but Lister is able to pick it up at the other end
of the corridor.
Holly is able to read Lister's palm print,
but he still has his glove on.
Lister says Rimmer got off with Fiona Barrington when he
was fifteen. Again this contradicts the Yvonne McGruder
2 - TERRORFORM
At the start of the Episode Robert
Llewellyn's real wrist is caught in shot just before
Kryten removes his hand.
Kryten produces a cutting torch out of thin
Kryten's CPU says his legs are crushed beyond repair but
Lister (of all people!) is able to fix them.
The words appear on the computer screen out of synch with
Lister and the Cat's typing.
Starbug 1 is smashed to bits on the psi-moon.
Kryten is rescued by Lister and the Cat in Starbug 2, but
they're all aboard Starbug 1 when they're searching for
Rimmer in the swamp later on.
Why does Rimmer demand to be taken to the
BRITISH Embassy? He's Ionian, not British.
3 - HOLOSHIP
Rimmer says he left home at sixteen, but in "Better
Than Life", series two, he said he divorced his
parents at fourteen. (It might have been a children's home he was referring to I suppose, but it doesn't sound like it in the context of everything else he says in this scene.)
In the elevator, the "H" is coming away from
Nirvana Crane's forehead.
4 - DEMONS AND ANGELS
The Low Lister still exists after the lifespan of the
Triplicates has expired.
Kryten says he threw the triplicator in reverse, but it was Lister who did it.
The first time High Kryten gets shot he speaks without
moving his lips.
Lister's nose is supposed to get jammed in the door of
the supply cabinet, but it's clearly nowhere near it.
Lister is able to remember playing pool with planets (from
series four, "White Hole") but that event was
wiped from history when the White Hole was blocked.
The Cat starts too early on his line, "The posse!"
The Cat should only be able to control the lower half of
Lister's body when he sits on the spinal implant. Instead
he's able to control his arms as well.
The Highs, who are described by Lister as "so much smarter than we are", are fully aware of their original selves and of what brought themselves into being, and yet are completely unaware of the Lows or how they would have been brought into being by the same process.
The Low Cat's teeth tilt in directions they
shouldn't when we first see him.
The Low Cat has four eyebrows on the cargo deck and in
the Drive Room, but only two when the Low Kryten nuts him later on.
The sounds of the harp are out of synch with the High
Lister's hat falls off when he's sent flying by the
exploding supply crates, but he's wearing it as he sits
up. It then falls off again when the Low Lister spits at
him, but he's STILL wearing it as he rolls away.
Kryten fails basic arithmetic again. He says the
triplicator can create up to five strawberries a week but
the triplicator makes two copies of everything, and five
is NOT a multiple of two.
Lister bends the axe-head when he smashes it into the
wall above the door. It's fixed again a few seconds later.
Kryten plucks a bottle of chloroform from thin air.
5 - QUARANTINE
Lister "shuffles" the cards by taking four from
the top of the deck and very, very clearly putting them
back in exactly the same place.
When Starbug lands during the opening sequence, it comes to rest slightly above the ground.
Lanstrom is a hologram, not hard-light as far as we can
tell, but if you watch her hands when she corners Lister,
Kryten and the Cat you'll see she's holding onto the
(Seriously petty one) The dart couldn't have entered
Kryten's skull at that angle.
In the quarantine quarters, after Kryten
injects the luck virus into Lister's neck, the hypodermic
More of the keys on the lockpad switch off than Lister
6 - BACK TO REALITY
Andy calls Lister the ultimate atheist, but in "The
Last Day", series three, Lister said he was a
This time Kryten fails marine biology. He calls octopoids
"piscine", but piscine means fish, and octopoids are
Billy Doyle's dilemma appears to be no different to Arnold Rimmer's; Rimmer also shared an upbringing with richer, more important siblings, but still blamed his under-achievements on his parents. Why can't Billy Doyle do the same?
Rimmer keeps moving his seat during the pretend car-chase.
first see the SSS Esperanto, the film appears to be
running backwards - the bubbles are dropping down to the
sea-bed instead of floating to the surface.
Episode 1 - PSIRENS
Lister's guitar has changed again, and it now has all its
strings where it had several missing before.
The psiren says Lister hasn't dallied with a lady for
over three million years, but he'd previously had two
such unfortunate encounters, with his female opposite in
"Parallel Universe" (series two) and with the
Polymorph in series three (I admit that may have been a
sensible one to leave off the list...)
More hologrammatic turning of the swivel chairs by Rimmer.
A previously-invisible stairway has materialised along
the wall of Starbug's mess deck.
Lister seems to have forgotten that he's already a Dad (remember
he gave birth to twins? Now Kochanski says she's given
birth to the same two boys, and Lister falls for it).
Could be the effects of the time he's spent in Deep Sleep.
After Starbug collides with the meteorite,
as it heads in to crashland on the asteroid, the "Starbug"
marking on the cockpit is painted on backwards.
Lister is dressed in his pyjamas during the meteor shower.
He, Rimmer and the Cat rush straight down to the
Engineering level when they realise it was an illusion,
but somehow Lister's fully-dressed again.
2 - LEGION
Throughout the episode, Kryten's posterior-plate is not
properly fastened into place.
Lister shouldn't be able to get peritonitis, because, as
Rimmer found out in series two, "Thanks for the
Memory", he's already had his appendix out (NOTE: As
Lister's body was re-built by the transmogrifier in
"DNA", series four, his appendix might have
been regenerated then).
While the Cat complains about the whole control panel
being dead, Lister is mouthing the same line.
The door squeaks when Legion shows Lister to his room.
The pendant-chain around the Cat's neck shortens as he
walks through the complex, and is then full length again
in the morning.
When Legion stabs his left hand, everyone
else shares his pain and is supposed to cradle their left
hand. However, Lister cradles his right hand.
After Rimmer extracts his own light bee it vanishes
without a trace.
3 - GUNMEN OF THE APOCALYPSE
Lister mouths the Cat's "lying cartoons" line
as he says it.
Kryten calls out a different All-Nations
Agreement Article number to the one Rimmer invokes.
Lister says he let the the escape capsule "escape
last Thursday". Hogwash. The whole crew had been
unconcious for the previous THREE WEEKS.
The first guy Rimmer beats up gets thumped in the face
but cradles the top of his head.
The inside of the saloon is totally different when viewed
from the outside.
Both times he leaves the saloon, Lister is bare-handed as
he reaches the door, but once he's outside he has his
The scar on Death's face is under his left eye when we
first see him. At the end of the episode it's on his nose.
The bar wobbles when Rimmer hurls the cowboy over it.
The Cat fails miserably in his attempt to glamorously
twirl the pistols on his fingers.
When the Cat blocks Frank and Duke's shots, four bullets
are fired, only two land on the floor. Also, Frank and
Duke fired at different times but the Cat's shots block
both bullets in the same instant.
The two bullets that land on the floor appear to be undamaged by the collisions with the other two.
Kryten's hat falls to the floor when Jimmy plays his trick with the whip, but it's lying on the bar a few seconds later.
4 - POLYMORPH II:EMOHAWK
The airlock opens before Ace activates the door controls.
Lister gets the words in the wrong order when he tries to
impersonate the Enforcement Vehicle (his line should
begin "Butts bony" not "Bony butts").
The GELF chief is more or less clean-shaven when the crew
first meet him, but he suddenly has an enormous beard in
The Cat's ear-rings disappear when he's attacked by the
The "H" on Ace's forehead is slightly lopsided
while he's talking to Lister and Kryten via the intercom.
Both Ace and the emohawk are sprayed with the liquid
Dyllinium, but only the emohawk is paralysed.
The explosion seems to happen somewhere to the LEFT of
5 - RIMMERWORLD
Again Lister is guilty of rehearsing during filming. He
mouths the Cat's "Form an orderly queue" line.
During the confrontation with the simulant, the camera
can briefly be seen reflected in Kryten's CPU housing.
The statue in the throneroom should logically be modelled
on Rimmer, but instead it looks like Mark Anthony.
When "Arnold Caesar" kisses his
concubine "treasure of pulchritude" goodbye,
the Rimmer concubine appears to be kissing a woman
dressed in the outfit of a Roman soldier.
The pod is travelling much faster than Starbug, with a head-start, and takes days to reach the planet. And yet, Kryten states that it will only take Starbug a few hours to arrive as well.
6 - OUT OF TIME
Why are the crew so excited about finding a Time drive?
In the previous episode, "Rimmerworld", the
Simulants' teleporter was able to transport them through
time (and space), so what have they gained that they
didn't have before?
If the Series 3000 was withdrawn for looking
too similar to humans, how come Hudzen, Kryten's
successor, frankly looked far more human than either
Kryten or Lister ("The Last Day", series three).
Lister begins his line, "What do you think of the
picket fence?" a little too early.
Why bother blasting the Time Drive? It would have been
destroyed when Starbug blew up anyway.
The future Rimmer has gained weight and seriously aged.
Why? He could have programmed his light bee to maintain
the physical image data of his younger years.
NOTE: Some of the details referred to here
can only be seen in the "Red Dwarf VII Xtended"
Video. These ones will be marked by an asterisk *.
1 - TIKKA TO RIDE
When Starbug empties the waste disposal *, the muck falls
to the planet's rings instead of the planet.
When typing Starbug's co-ordinates for the distress call,
Lister's fingers don't make contact with the keyboard.
The Time drive didn't have teleport abilities when they
found it, but now it sends them back to Earth. And WHY
can't the crew use it to send them back to the Earth in
their own time *?
The explanation for how Kennedy's assassination was
restored to history contradicts the explanation at the beginning of the episode for how
the crew survived the battle with their future selves (i.e.
a person killing his past self will only cause a paradox
and time will reset itself to an earlier point).
The Time drive looks nothing like it did in series six,
"Out Of Time".
The gunshots from the cops don't leave any bullet-holes on the book-crates.
The Cat was complaining in "Out Of Time" that the crew had nothing to celebrate with except urine recyc, but now, Kryten states that the lager has only just run out due to the time anomalies, and produces a bottle of Cinzano to swig from.
The curry supplies, when Lister salvages them *, are
vastly greater in quantity than the stocks the crew
originally stole from the simulants in "Rimmerworld",
Eric White's corpse must have been lying in the road for
at least a year but it hasn't started decomposing.
The Cat's nauseous reaction to eating Eric White seems odd given that, firstly, he is a different species and therefore it cannot be cannabilism, and secondly, when the idea of eating human flesh has occured to him before e.g. "Better Than Life", series two, it didn't faze him in the slightest.
The corpse disappears as the crew walk away.
2 - STOKE ME A CLIPPER
The Nazi Commandant apparently manages to find a
parachute and a bundle of dynamite sticks without even
leaving his seat.
Ace guns down the last two soldiers despite being off-target
by a good twenty degrees.
While on the bike, Ace Rimmer accelerates away from the
Nazi troops, but his right hand is holding a gun and not
the throttle handle.
Hard light should make holograms invulnerable, and
impenetrable to solid objects, so it should be impossible
for Ace's light bee to be damaged by the bullet.
The Queen giggles when she asks the King to show faith in
Lister's helmet visor doesn't close properly.
The plumes on the knight's helmet change pattern from
striped to checked (could be a result of the steed-cheat
Shaking right hands is of course a sign of brotherhood,
or at least mutual respect. However for some reason, Ace
and Bonehead shake left hands, which is a gesture of war.
3 - OUROBOROS
Surely Kochanski and the Alternative Cat should be dead
by now - they don't appear to have lost their Red Dwarf
so they won't have had a reason to go into Deep sleep for
two hundred years.
Lister tells Kryten and the Cat that the word OUROBOROS
was written on the side of the box he was found in.
However in "Out of Time", series six, he shook
his head when Kryten asked him if he knew what was
Lister is shown smuggling Frankenstein the Cat aboard Red
Dwarf after visiting Mimas, but in series one, "The
End", he told Captain Hollister that he smuggled her
aboard on Titon.
In the scene after her leg is harpooned, when Kochanski sits up in the medi-bay, a boom mike is caught in shot, top-right of the screen.
Why is Kochanski falling into non-space? As it's total
void, there should be no gravity. And why is there air down there?
What does Kochanski mean when she says there are twenty seconds until she's out of reach? She doesn't know about the harpoon gun or the rope, so out of reach of what?
4 - DUCT SOUP
Lister leaves his pillow on his bed when he goes to have
a shower, but afterwards it's in the fridge.
Most of the objects on the shelf above Kochanski's bunk
suddenly disappear before she puts on her ear-muffs. (In fact, these objects might be the very things that the ear-muffs were made from, but I can't say for sure.)
Kochanski's hair is tidy when she talks to Kryten on the
mess deck. It's a complete mess when she starts eating
the peaches, then tidy again when she arrives in Lister's
When Lister presents the bath to Kochanski, a boom mike is briefly caught in shot at the top of the screen; look above and just to the left of Kochanski as she says, "I don't know what to say."
Kochanski's ear-rings change shape on the way down to the
Lister's belt keeps appearing and disappearing while he's in the ducts.
Kryten's hand starts to "dissolve" when the
crew are being showered in the back-wash.
Kryten states that he couldn't cook a human without his slow cooker *, but he barbecued Eric White in Tikka To Ride.
The wall wobbles when Lister drops out of the ducts.
5 - BLUE
When ploughing through the tail of the comet, Starbug
does a full one-eighty degree turn but Lister never
turned the steering vane.
Rimmer is in his hard-light uniform while playing the
locker game, but this was a flashback to a time long
before the crew met Legion.
Look closely while Lister and Rimmer are playing the
locker game. Doors sixty seven and sixty eight seem to
open onto the same locker.
When Rimmer sings the Munchkin song his chin keeps
disappearing into his outfit.
6 - BEYOND A JOKE
The simulant slams Able's head so hard the bar he uses to
do it with is bent out of all shape. A few seconds later
he does it again, but the bar appears to be more-or-less
When Lister "kicks" the Rogue Simulant he
misses by a visible ten inches.
Kryten says that his and Abel's serial number ('middle name') is 2X4C. In "The Last Day" in season three, it was given as 2X4B.
The simulant calls Kryten's creator Doctor Mahmet, but
she was a Professor, not a Doctor.
7 - EPIDEME
There's a bruise on Lister's face after Kochanski decks
him, but it's gone later.
Kochanski only cuts about a third of the way through
Caroline Carmen's arm before it falls off (could be the
effects of decomposition, I suppose, but my bet is that
it's the effects of bad props).
8 - NANARCHY
Lister's arm is genetically re-engineered by the nanobots.
But in series one, "Future Echoes", the future
Lister had had his arm replaced with a mechanical limb
A new door has appeared out of nowhere in the wall of
Starbug's mess deck.
Kochanski says that the scanners detected a moon
populated by air-hostesses "last month", but
the crew must have just spent at least a century in deep
After the nanobots finish rebuilding Lister's arm, his
shoulders are clothed when viewed from distance but
uncovered when the camera zooms in on his face.
Episode 1 - BACK IN THE RED (Part one)
Quite a few here, brace yourself...
Kochanski says that Starbug picked her up after Holly was
re-booted, when in fact it was months before.
Selby's accent has changed from Brummy to Home Counties.
The psychiatrist is called McClaren, but in series two,
"Queeg", Lister said his name was Brannigan.
Starbug 1 flew underneath Starbug 2 in the final moments
of Nanarchy, series seven, but in this episode when the
moment is shown again, Starbug 1 flies around it instead.
The Space Corps logo has changed.
The cabinet with the Marilyn Monroe poster is missing
from the sleeping quarters.
Red Dwarf has been rebuilt according to its original
design, but it hadn't been in "Nanarchy".
Lennon and McCartney aren't in the fish-tank.
Lister's Holly-watch has changed colour.
Lister takes a good deal MORE than a minute to make
Rimmer say something but still wins the bet.
(A picky one again) If Lister has still had the sexual
magnetism virus after all this time, why has he never
used it to try and get Kochanski's blood racing?
Lister's guitar changes yet again. It's also in the
sleeping quarters on Red Dwarf when it should be on
Starbug (I suppose the nanos might have built a second
one, but WHY would anyone want to do such a terrible
Holly says only the senior officers on Red
Dwarf know about the brig and its inhabitants, so how
come Rimmer knows so much about it?
2 - BACK IN THE RED (Part two)
The luck virus makes people's dreams come true, so it
shouldn't have cured Lister of the sexual magnetism virus
while Kochanski was all over him.
Rimmer's hair is a mess as he walks down the corridor,
but it's tidy when he enters the medi-bay.
In the toilets, the armour plate covering Kryten's
posterior isn't fastened into place once again.
3 - BACK IN THE RED (Part three)
Rimmer contracts the virus when Lister sprinkles it on
his shoulder, but it should only take effect when someone
injects or drinks it. Otherwise, why didn't Lister contract it when it was on his fingertips in the previous episode?
The Cat's hand is a little too high on Kochanski's person
when he tries to keep her away from Rimmer (this may not
be a mistake on Danny John Jules' part, but I'm sure it
wasn't in the script).
The epaulette on Rimmer's prison uniform is undone in the
cell. (Might be a deliberate reference to the fight he had with the chaplain, not very clear though.)
What Rimmer says does not match what he types (he's
clearly just jabbing keys at random).
When the Cat says "You mean to help you get out if
the program freezes?", a soundman hiding behind the
control panel behind him gets caught in shot - you can
see the top of his head sticking out on the top-right of
Just before the Cat begins his dance routine with the
Blue Midgets, Kochanski is sitting at the back of the
cockpit and is bouncing up and down on her seat while the
craft is stationery. Then when the ship starts moving she
sits perfectly still.
The Space Corps has been re-named the Federation for no reason. I mean, if the only life in the Universe is a mix of Terran-descendants and GELFs (who are enemies of the Space Corps anyway), who is the Space Corps Federated with?
The Cat and Kryten are tried as members of the Space
Corps, which they are not.
4 - CASSANDRA
Norman Lovett's left shirt-collar is visible as he talks
to Lister about turning into a dog.
Rimmer doesn't have a body-warmer as he boards the
derelict, then comes up with one with his name on it to
give to Knott.
If Cassandra can see the future she would have forseen
that her revenge plan against Lister was doomed to fail.
The Cat nearly elbows Rimmer in the face while the crew
are trying to escort him to the diving bell.
Rimmer soaks Kochanski and floods the lower deck when he
turns on the damaged water pump, but all the water has
disappeared when Lister arrives.
Lister and Kryten appear to know about the prediction
that Rimmer would sleep with Kochanski, even though they
weren't there when Cassandra announced it.
If the Future is already decided, events in episodes such
as "Timeslides", "Parallel Universe"
and "Dimension Jump" are impossible. (To be
fair, Lister's words at the end of the episode appear to
be a testimony to this.)
5 - KRYTIE TV
Another mystifying conjuring trick. At the start of the
Episode, Lister isn't carrying anything as he walks down
the corridor from the mail-room to his cell, then he
plucks the bed-support post and the bundle of letters out
of thin air.
Kill Crazy is still alive but he was supposed to drown with the other Canaries aboard Silverberg in the previous episode.
If Lister isn't allowed to carry dangerous objects in
case he might try to commit suicide with them, why is he
later carrying a fully-armed assault rifle?
The guitar changes AGAIN.
Kochanski is on the shuttle with the other Canaries when they're returning from the Derelict, but has disappeared by the end of the scene.
Rimmer never heard the "OHM"-song until he
became a hologram, and this is not the same Rimmer so he
shouldn't know about it.
Some of the camera angles during the shower scene could only have been taken from floor level. As Kryten isn't waterproof, he wouldn't have been down that low.
What was Kochanski doing to get so dirty that she needed
to take a shower for THREE hours? (Don't get me wrong, I'm
6 - PETE (Part 1)
Look closely at their chests (if you can bare to) and
you'll see Lister and Rimmer still have body hair after
the virus finishes with them. They also still have
eyebrows. And why did the virus eat clothes and hair
anyway? It was only programmed to eat potato skins.
When Lister sprays Bob with WD40, watch the top-right
corner of the screen very, VERY closely. The fingers of
whoever is operating Bob's head is very briefly caught in
shot (again this doesn't show up on some TV screens
because of the extreme position in the picture).
Whenever Bob puts his head through a hole, his neck bends
in impossible directions.
Ackerman's left eye seems to have miraculously grown back. (It doesn't look like a glass eye anyway.)
While Kryten says "Leave it to me. I have an
excellent place to conceal it," the guy frozen in
time behind him blinks.
When Kryten zaps Lister and Rimmer with the time-wand to
restore their hair, their woolly hats disappear.
Kryten's shot with the Tempus wand couldn't have hit Pete
from that angle because the Cat would have been in the
Yet more failed education at Toilet University. Birds
evolved about thirty million years BEFORE therapods.
However, Kryten's theory states that birds are DESCENDED
Pete steps on Bird-man's specs, but Bird-man is wearing
them when he gets eaten a few seconds later.
Bob is with the others on the loading bay while Pete eats
Bird-man, but then disappears without a trace as everyone
starts to run away.
Bird-man's boots fall to the deck as Pete swallows him,
but they've vanished when the dinosaur starts to chase
Episode 7 - PETE (Part
Pete's bird-form was dead before the time-wand was used
to turn him into a dinosaur, so he should have been dead
again when the undo button was pressed.
Bird-man disappears while he, Rimmer and Lister are
chasing the second dinosaur.
If Lister and Rimmer's bodies have entered a separate
time-stream from their minds, they shouldn't be able to
move as the nerve-signals wouldn't leave their brains.
The Holly-watch has changed again.
Archie makes a mess while pinging around the cell, but by
the time he's disappeared under Kochanski's bunk again
the mess is tidied up.
The lower deck where the Canaries hunt for Pete looks
suspiciously like interior of the ship in which they
Pete was male so how come it laid an egg?
Episode 8 - ONLY
The wall shakes when Rimmer tries to silence the
Captain Hollister's sore throat miraculously heals while
he's talking to Talia.
Rimmer covers up the wrong speaker on the Vending machine.
He pastes the sticky labels over the input phone (which
people are supposed to speak into) instead of the
loudspeaker which is just above it.
Kryten hid four bottles of Hooch in the cell. Lister
empties one of them down the sink and Rimmer says
afterwards that there are TWO left. He really can't count
DAVE CHANNEL SERIES I
Episode 1 - BACK TO EARTH (Part 1)
In the memorial chamber, the Cat drops in on Lister from the level above. But when the memorial chamber is viewed from the outside, it shows very clearly that there is no level above; it's just a large observation dome protruding from the side of the ship.
Lister's left glove disappears while he's shouting at Rimmer on the supply deck, then re-appears a moment later.
Rimmer already has ink on his forehead before Lister throws the tentacle at him.
Episode 2 - BACK TO EARTH (Part
Judging by the way the box he is holding onto tilts, Lister is being hauled by the pull of the vortex toward the right edge of the screen. However, his locks are being pulled in the opposite direction.
Episode 3 - BACK TO EARTH (Part
Kryten leans forward to study the innards of the postbox. Cutting to another camera angle, he is stood upright, but he never righted himself.
BLOOPER COMPILATION VIDEOS
RED DWARF THE SMEG
Kryten is identified as a Series 3000 mechanoid, not a
Series III (as he was described in "The Last Day",
series three) nor a Series 4000 (as he was identified in
"Dimension Jump", series four). According to
series six, "Out Of Time", the Series 3000 was
the human-looking precursor to Kryten's generation.
In the "Ten Most Asked Questions About
Red Dwarf" Section, Kryten reads out a question
asking why the Section has eleven questions and not ten.
In fact, there are twelve.
In the same list, Kryten's answers the
question "In Psirens, series six, why did Lister's
hair and nails grow while he was in stasis, when stasis
booths are supposed to freeze time?" with "Because
it was faulty, ok?" This answer is an unnecessary
cop-out, because it was clearly established during the
Episode that it was not a stasis booth at all but a Deep
RED DWARF SMEG OUTS
Kryten and Lister talk out of synch with their lips in most of the links
on the tape.
As mentioned before, Lister's excuse to
justify tearing out the wrong page in "Marooned",
series three. is clearly a lie.
When answering the "Ten More Most Asked
Questions" Kryten gets various Episode numbers/names
More to come with future seasons no doubt... assuming Dave Channel continues with it.