Character name consistency in TV series

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In the TV series Red Dwarf, the two main characters are Arnold Rimmer and Dave Lister, but usually they are referred to by their surnames and in the end credits they always just listed as Rimmer and Lister. Some of the episodes on IMDB have them listed as Rimmer and Lister and others as Arnold Rimmer and Dave Lister. This looks untidy, I'd like to correct this, but should I delete their first names from the episode cast lists or include them?

Other characters in this series have a similar problem on IMDB, eg. some episodes have "Kristine Kochanski" and others just "Kochanski" (the end credits always just say "Kochanski") And then there's Captain Frank Hollister whose first name is only mentioned about twice and only revealed in his later episodes (the end credits only list him as "Captain" but he is referred to as "Captain Hollister" a number of times)
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Hi gman84,

It depends on how they are listed in the credits. If they only appear as "Rimmer" and "Lister" in the end credits of every episode then they should be changed to just "Rimmer" and "Lister".

I hope this helps.