Red Dwarf

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. (00:04:50)

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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. (00:14:55)

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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. (00:09:45)

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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. (00:08:55)

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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. (00:07:20)

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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. (00:06:55)

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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. (00:09:55)

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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. (00:05:30)

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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. (00:10:00)

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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. (00:25:25)

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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. (00:17:40)

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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. (00:01:55)

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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. (00:10:40)

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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. (00:06:05)

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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. (00:22:55)

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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. (00:12:15)

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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. (00:13:30)

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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. (00:05:05)

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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. (00:23:10)

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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. (00:10:50)

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Stoke Me A Clipper - S7-E2

Lister: Get real, man. Most eunuchs have got more balls than you.

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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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