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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In George's memorial service, the extras are totally different in the shots from George's point of view to the shots from the back of the room. Look for the woman with brunette hair and orange overalls - she's there in the forward shots but missing in the reverses. The chairs, tables, props, costumes and character placements are all completely discontinuous. (00:12:15)

The End - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: In the first episode, 'The End' when Lister is telling his door to lock so he can get his cat out you can see the hand of a member of the crew pushing the door shut (look out the window). (00:14:18)

The End - S1-E1

Audio problem: When Lister and Rimmer see Cat just after Holly explains how he evolved, Rimmer runs at Cat screaming before he passes through him and we hear a crash off screen to indicate Rimmer has just run in to something. He is a hologram and is not solid, so no sound should be heard. [The original version did not have this mistake. The sound effect was added for the now defunct Remastered series.] (00:27:10)

The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the start of the 'Welcome Back George McIntyre' reception scene, Lister, Chen and Selby are throwing things at Rimmer, then Rimmer looks around. In the next shot, Lister and Chen are looking round to their left, Selby is stabbing between his fingers, Rimmer is now looking straight forwards and Petersen has appeared from nowhere. (00:09:40)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When George McIntye finishes his speech, he is standing. When the camera cuts back, he is sitting down. (00:11:55)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: Half way through the episode, the captain's office becomes covered by a wall. (00:24:55)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister asks for his door to lock, the position of his bedsheets changes between shot. If you look closely, the yellow line vanishes. (00:14:15)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer makes a palm print on the exam paper, the sheet moves from overlapping the second sheet to becoming separate on the desk. The pen also moves. (00:16:10)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer leaves for his exam, the table in the room only has an ashtray on it. Moments later, when Lister locks the door, a magazine, a can and a mug have appeared on the table. (00:14:30)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister says his cigarette is a chicken, he looks at Rimmer. In the next shot he is looking at the cigarette again. (00:04:15)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Rimmer leaves for his exam, he picks up a case from the seat by the window. When Lister locks the door and goes over to the cupboard, the case is still on the seat. (00:14:20)

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The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Lister passes his hand through Rimmer, you can see Lister's hand disappear when it is just above Rimmer's shoulder. (00:23:05)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Petersen is trying to knock the coin from his head, the next shot shows Rimmer studying his arm. In the background, Petersen is seen with his right arm on the table, whereas in the wide shot it was behind his head. (00:10:20)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Lister takes the milk from his locker, keep an eye on his duvet. In the next shot when he pours the milk, it has moved and is hanging down from his bunk. (00:14:35)

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The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer leans onto the table in the drive room, watch his tie. It should disappear with his arm but it remains visible. (00:25:05)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer makes his palm print on the exam paper, he stands up to salute. In the next shot, the hand print on the sheet has vanished and both pages are blank. (00:16:25)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Rimmer leaves for his exam, a second coat appears to the right of the bed. (00:14:20)

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The End - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Rimmer runs at the Cat and passes through him, the Cat fades as well. (00:27:10)

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Continuity mistake: When Rimmer is panicking about his exam, Lister wakes up. If you look closely he lifts his head twice from his pillow between shots. Also, his bedsheets change position most notable by his elbow. (00:13:20)

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The End - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: In the drive room when Lister says Rimmer is still a smeg head, one of his locks is over his right shoulder, then in the next shot, it has vanished. (00:24:50)

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Nanarchy - S7-E8

Lister: What, they fixed your core program and then decided they'd be better off without you?
Holly: Yeah, it was shortly after they met me.

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Meltdown - S4-E6

Trivia: "Meltdown" was originally planned to be the first episode of Series IV of Red Dwarf. However, the militaristic tone of this episode - and in particular Dave Lister's strident anti-war speech near The End of the episode - meant it fell foul of the BBC censors. The original planned transmission date (Feb 14 1991) coincided with the outbreak of "Operation Desert Storm" - the Gulf War...and the BBC felt that an "anti-war" episode of Red Dwarf would be inappropriate for a country at war with Iraq.

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Season 1 generally

Question: During the first season, Lister is adamant and quite determined about getting back to Earth, so why after a few episodes does he give up?

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Chosen answer: He never strictly gives up, he just realises the practicalities of the situation, that it took Red Dwarf three million years to get to where it is, so it would take the same length of time to return. While he originally plans to go back into stasis for the long journey, the "Future Echoes" that he sees while travelling at light speed convince him that he should stay active on board the ship instead and look for alternative ways to get back, something that influences the plot of several subsequent episodes.

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