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PLOT INCONSISTENCIES PROJECT v.7.1

* THE "NEW SERIES NEW" EDITION *

PART 2 OF 2

AS SEEN IN:
"BETTER THAN LIFE" FANZINE
THE RED DWARF WRITERS' BIBLE
THE CREDITS OF "SMEG OUTS"

A loving look at everything that's not quite right with Red Dwarf.
Edited by Damone (damone@idt.net).
Technical Editing by Annette (mcintosh@netlink.com.au).


NOTICE: This document, its format, and all material contained herein are protected by public copyright, except where it conflicts with the copyright of Grant Naylor. This document *may* be distributed freely in its entirety and posted at electronic sites where no fee is charged for its viewing. It *may not* be sold or published for profit in any form.


From Part 1

2.5 SERIES 5

Holoship (5-1)

The Inquisitor (5-2)

Terrorform (5-3)

Quarantine (5-4)

Demons And Angels (5-5)

Back To Reality (5-6)


2.6 SERIES 6

Psirens (6-1)

Legion (6-2)

Gunmen Of The Apocalypse (6-3)

Emohawk: Polymorph II (6-4)

Rimmerworld (6-5)

Out Of Time (6-6)


2.63 SMEG UPS TAPE


2.67 SMEG OUTS TAPE


2.69 The Universal Explanation, Take 2

As with the original case, a lot of changes happened between Series 6 and Series 7 of the show. The show was out of production for a long time while other projects, production changes and timing problems were dealt with. This is also the first series where the writing team of Grant Naylor did not script all the episodes. In fact, the Grant half did not work on the show at all. Once again, the full story on this is available in the Red Dwarf FAQ.

In the opening segment to Series 7 in Tikka To Ride (7-1), Lister explains their escape from the predicament at the end of Out Of Time (6-6). To avoid destroying any more electrical devices, the summation of that explanation is that by the Future Crew killing the Current Crew, they created a temporal paradox that left the Current Crew alive and in space/time just before their encounter with their future selves, who were wiped out by the paradox. However, they were in a very unstable region of space/time due to the paradox. This instability can explain away nearly all the inconsistencies between anything that came before Series 7 and that which came after it. Once again, a convenient crutch, but we'll give it a go without it anyway.


2.7 SERIES 7 * POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT *

Tikka To Ride (7-1)

Stoke Me A Clipper (7-2)

Ouroboros (7-3)

Blue (7-5)

Epideme (7-7)


3.0 WHAT ARE THE PRODUCTION ERRORS?

This is a newer section to deal with the obvious divisions between mess-ups on the show. What is a Production Error (PE)? I'm glad you asked. A Production Error is something that was done wrong with a technical aspect of the show. This can include continuity errors during filming, special effects devices visible in the shots, cast members doing unscripted actions, or complete incompetence during the research stage of the show that makes glaring and unforgivable (as well as unexplainable) errors in the show. If they screwed up so bad we couldn't explain it away, it ends up here. Given the choice between some sort of cheesy explanation ("Well, the Captain's office was completely redesigned during this time period, and then redesigned again, and again...") or listing it as a PE, it will be listed as a PE. The PIs are for legitimate plot screw-ups that we can explain away. The cable line dragging Rimmer out of the Starbug in Backwards (3-1) is an example of a PE.

If there are obvious PEs that can be explained away in the context of the show, they are listed in both sections, but their explanations are not included here. PEs have no explanation except the universally accepted, "Someone goofed up, and the editors didn't earn their pay that day." Also, if the PI that was made was so basic and stupid that any explanation wouldn't be any fun even as an exercise in semantics, it ends up here.

The PEs are listed by series, by episode, as in the previous section.


3.1 SERIES 1

The End (1-1)

Future Echoes (1-2)

Balance Of Power (1-3)

Waiting For God (1-4)

Confidence And Paranoia (1-5)

Me² (1-6)


3.2 SERIES 2

Kryten (2-1)

Better Than Life (2-2)

Thanks For The Memory (2-3)

Stasis Leak (2-4)

Queeg (2-5)

Parallel Universe (2-6)


3.3 SERIES 3

Backwards (3-1)

Marooned (3-2)

Polymorph (3-3)

Bodyswap (3-4)

Timeslides (3-5)


3.4 SERIES 4

Camille (4-1)

DNA (4-2)

Justice (4-3)

Meltdown (4-6)


3.5 SERIES 5

The Inquisitor (5-2)

Terrorform (5-3)

Quarantine (5-4)

Demons And Angels (5-5)

Back To Reality (5-6)


3.6 SERIES 6

Psirens (6-1)

Legion (6-2)

Gunmen Of The Apocalypse (6-3)

Emohawk: Polymorph II (6-4)

Rimmerworld (6-5)


3.63 SMEG UPS TAPE


3.67 SMEG OUTS TAPE


3.7 SERIES 7 * POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT *

Tikka To Ride (7-1)

Stoke Me A Clipper (7-2)

Duct Soup (7-4)

Beyond A Joke (7-6)


4.0 ADDITIONS, CORRECTIONS, OR CONTRIBUTIONS TO PIP

I doubt this list can ever be comprehensive. If you have an inconsistency, resolution, or other input about the PIP, please address your e-mail to: damone@idt.net

When you write your e-mail, please contain "PIP" as the subject line, or reply to this if this is the USENET posting (forwarding only the relevant sections). E-mail is preferred. Include as much information as possible about the episode in which the inconsistency occurs, as well as other episodes you may refer to in your message (ie. use episode numbers, *please*).

Do not be offended if I do not write back to you, as my mail volume is pretty high. If I use anything, you will be included in the Acknowledgments section. I have gotten better at getting back to everyone, though, and most likely will reply to all e-mails now. If you are going to be derogatory and hostile, do not expect a reply, but be assured you will make my mail filter in record time.

All book/series references are gone. They are too much completely different entities to be included together. While Grant Naylor may have forgotten which plot they were working with at the time, this project will not, and will stay only with series/series contradictions. If any foolish person wishes to do book/series, I've got some stuff you could probably use. For those looking for book/book inconsistencies, please see the Book Plot Inconsistencies Project (BPIP), by Annette.


5.0 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Honorable mention as "Annoying Aussie Of The Year" goes to:

*** Matt Dawson ***

...who pretty much sent me volumes and volumes of plot errors from all of the episodes whether I wanted them or not, in a coordinated attempt with another Aussie (who shall remain nameless) to drive me completely insane.

The "Iron-Man Awards For HTML Conversion" go to:
*** Benjamin John Evans ***
*** Michael Nagy ***
*** Friday ***
*** Rocky ***

... who convert all the new versions into HTML format at their wonderful little web pages and save me more nightmares and heartaches.

BUT...
Without the help of these wonderful people, this never would have been:
(Those bound in stars were people who worked on the beta version of this project, viewing entire series to help get the PIP started.)

Melissa Algeo Helen Bates Scott Bellairs Beorahood BertGordon Andrew Blume Edward Buckley Andrew Carpenter The Cat Sean Cearley Miffy Coghill David Coombes Oliver A. Corrigan Charles Daniels Brenda Daverin Todd Dennis Dion John Doyle Elliedra ELRIC2001 ElSol10598 Ben Erickson Gareth Evans Vicky Evans Leila Fetter Fraser Friday Jackie Fuchs David L. Gilbert Theodore Graham Mark Green Richard Greene Eric Haas Robert Harden John Hayes Brendan Healy Sheamus Healy-Harden HEIERJ01 Holly 5120 *Nick Honeywell* Steve Howell J_Bullet Graeme Jefferis Coran Jones Paul Jones JJ Flash Jonathan Kallay Kevin Martin King Jon Knutson Kurt Konecny Selena Koop Christopher M. Kribs Chris Kuan Michael Micallef Tina Leeuwrik Legion Magnus Lindstrom *Lizbeth* Bette Llewellyn Vicky Loebel Lyd the Jokie Jen Lyons Lisa Manekofsky Ned Martell Tony Martin Tom Marwede Dave McRae Yossef Mendelssohn Michael Micallef Sami Mikhail Mark Moir Glen Montgomery Mr. Flibble Gordon Mulcaster *Craig O'Neil* Chris Nielsen Boris Pelakh James Peterson Will A. Phillips Todd Pinarchick Frank Rawinski Marietta Rawinski Raz Jill Rhodes Jim Richards Eric Rochkind Gordon Rogers Alan Salt Ilka Schmantek Jeremy Schroeder Rosemarie Scott *Sea* Barny Shergold Nick Sim Daniel Snyder Khara Stibbons Cheryl Strand Charles Sundt Eddie Talbut *Maggie Thomas* John Tudek TJ Vanderstoop Daniel Vasconcelos Jamie Watson Lee Weinert Dean White Wolf NP Mariko Yamashita Craig Young Zanndraa

... and to all I may have missed. Please e-mail me so I may rectify the error.

... and of course, to Grant Naylor, who really made it all possible (and who now have a copy of this thing apparently). Not only that, they put Annette and myself in the credits of the "Smeg Outs" video. To wit:
SPECIAL THANKS TO
DAMONE & EL SKUTTO
FOR PLOT INCONSISTENCIES
INFORMATION


6.0 CONCLUSION

That's it. Go home.

There are groups of small, yellow fish eating my feet,
Damone.
damone@idt.net