Future Echoes

Red Dwarf I

Directed by

Ed Bye

Original air date

22 February 1988 (BBC2)



Holly navigates Red Dwarf during light speed. But when Red Dwarf goes through light speed 24-hours early, the crew witnesses strange events and they find they are witnessing "Future Echoes" - images of events that will happen in the future.[1]

Errors and ExplanationsEdit

Movie MistakesEdit

[2] Continuity

  • When Lister is fixing his robot goldfish, he picks it up with his right hand, then after the camera cuts, he puts it back into the tank with his left hand. He could have moved it from one hand to the other.
  • The cuts on Lister's robot goldfish disappear when he throws it back into the tank after fixing it. Something that advanced will most likely have self repairing ‘skin’.
  • At the end of the episode, when the future Lister and the babies appear, Rimmer has his arms folded. In the next shot, Rimmer's hands are on his hips. Rimmer could have moved his arms


  • Both Rimmer and Lister go through a door on the left hand side of the drive room which wasn't there in the previous episode, "The End". I believe there was a door - it was the entrance to the Captain's office. Corrected by Andy Benham


  1. IMDB entry
  2. Red Dwarf entry
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