Future Echoes and Cassandra both establish that you can't change the future and attempts to do so always result in what you were trying to change happening anyway. It was when writing about Bexley in the Ideas for Red Dwarf spin-offs thread that I realised that they have actually changed the future on a few occasions. In Future Echoes, it is revealed that Bexley was the one that Rimmer saw explode in the Drive Room. Yet in the opening crawl to Backwards, it is revealed that Lister took both Jim and Bexley back to their own universe where they lived "comparatively normal lives." In Tikka to Ride they manage to dramatically change the future by altering the past, but surely everything would have corrected itself whether Jeff Kay lived or died? And the biggie: Out of Time. They destroyed the Time Drive and prevented themselves from becoming their future versions. But if you can't change the future, are they still destined to become their future selves? There may be more examples I've missed. Feel free to chime in. So can they actually change the future? Or can't they? I know Red Dwarf has never stuck to continuity, the story always comes first, and that doesn't bother me. But I just wondered if anyone had any theories about how the timeline, and knowledge of the future, works in Red Dwarf. Are there any ideas to explain how some of these 'futures' may still happen to keep within the continuity that you can't change it?