This is a thread to "nitpick" on an episode-by-episode basis. First up: series one, episode one. Chief objection As many others have pointed out - including Kryten in a later episode - it makes zero sense for Rimmer to be fixing something as critical as the drive plate. Assorted minor objections When Rimmer uses the pipe cleaner, he can't be unblocking the soup nozzle. He's merely prodding the bottom of the platform that will descend with the bowl. The nozzle must be somewhere above the platform. His performance with the pipe cleaner is what you'd expect if the dispenser worked like a modern coffee machine (i.e., the vessel is filled before your eyes and you take it when full). Instead, the vessel is filled out of sight and then lowered into place. It's clear from Captain Hollister's speech that, prior to George McIntyre dying, the ship hadn't been running a hologram. This seems like very poor judgement. Even if no one had died before George, the ship could have simulated a high-performing crew member from another ship - or even the CEO of the JMC, who could, potentially, be there to micromanage every ship in the fleet (at least, until an essential crew member died). There's no way Lister could have hidden the cat from Rimmer, merely by putting it in a cupboard. It would have miaowed. Stasis makes zero sense as a punishment - even combined with the forfeiture of wages. It would encourage lonely or bored crew members, who regretted signing up, to commit crimes (in fact, I seem to recall this was Lister's line of thought in the novelisation). Rimmer shouts "Die, die, senator!" when attacking the cat. This is inexplicable. We can presume that Cat isn't a senator. Mistakes about the future These aren't "objections", as such, but more examples of how sci-fi becomes out of date as we march towards the real future. The invigilator mentions a "talking slide-rule" being a prohibited item in the exam. The cat is discovered because Lister has to send his photos off to get developed.