Red Dwarf XII – Episode 2 – Set Report

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A full episode of Red Dwarf has been recorded in front of a studio audience in the month of February for the first time since 1993. Well, you try coming up with relevant milestones for this many episodes in such a short space of time. As usual, there were no G&T representatives at the recording, but this week we strong-armed two “volunteers” into answering our questions, and they did so in such a thorough and entertaining way that we’re going to quote them both in full. Please welcome Jon Botham and TORDFC‘s Joey Newsome, easily the best person named Newsome to belong to that particular organisation.

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It’s Been 7 Days…

… since the first episode of Red Dwarf XII was recorded in front of an audience and today, you guessed it, it’s the turn of the second and we’re already well into the territory of shamelessly reusing these post titles, URL purists be damned.

While I’m aware it’s likely you good people will correct me if I’m wrong, it seems a sum total of fuck all has been communicated about the illusive 12.2 over the last week. No leaked guest stars, no illicit set photos, no nothing, with the exception of the confirmation that these four actors will feature heavily in the episode.

Another thing we know is that Ray Peacock – comedian and long time warm-up man for the Dave-era series – will not be present tonight, but he promises “another little treat” for the audience. Speaking of Ray, his RHLSTP (RHLSTP!) episode went up this week, in which Red Dwarf gets a mention at the beginning.

Join us over the weekend as we will have another guest set report, which will hopefully shed some light on what the “little treat” might be, as well as addressing the trifling matter of the episode itself.

BREAKING NEWS EDIT: In the last few minutes this photo has been leaked from the set. We’ll have more as it comes.

Red Dwarf XII – Episode 1 – Set Report

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A full episode of Red Dwarf has been recorded in front of a studio audience, for the first time since 2015. As will be the case for the vast majority of this series, G&T weren’t there. But we have some excellent volunteers who were there. The main report comes courtesy of Emmeline May AKA The RockstarDinosaurPiratePrincess, while Carrie Parsons of the Fan Club adds her spoiler-free thoughts on what sounds like a quite remarkable series opener.

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It’s Been 42 Days…

…since Red Dwarf XI filmed its final episode, and today Red Dwarf XII will be filming its first. It’s the shortest gap between the recording of two series by quite some margin, obviously.

The production itself started ramping up last week, however, and it seems the model builds are well under way, with a new Red Dwarf bigature and a new Starbug build progressing apace. We’ve also had the now regular pleasure of learning of a new guest star early AND a fat production spoiler, all wrapped up in one, now deleted, tweet.  Speaking of guest stars, Linda Glover has highlighted the fact that she is good at her job by teasing us about another great guest cast line-up.

After our last two set reports provided by G&T members, we’re once again reverting back to the reliance on guest reporters. It’s our own fault for forgetting the secret handshake, really. Report back at the weekend for our set report summary article, as Red Dwarf XII starts to take actual, factual shape.

NOT ALERT

UPDATE: The tweet and photo have now been deleted from Naomi’s Twitter, thus meaning the image can never be viewed again by anyone. Unless you look in the comments.

To Red Dwarf cast members and UKTV executives alike, NDAs are apparently just things that other people have to worry about. After last year’s deeply blue sneak peek at the new Starbug cockpit, actress, and presumably guest actor, Naomi Sheldon has taken time out from her busy cuddle campaign duties, to give us a better look at the ‘bug’s shiny new set.

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You Have Been Watching… Part 2

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Dig very, very deep into your memories and you might recall a little article called You Have Been Watching… Part 1, which was published a staggering 35 months ago. But never fear because now, finally, I have returnethed with part 2, covering every last guest character from the final three episodes of Red Dwarf Eggs (Entangled, Dear Dave and The Beginning). There are a lot of the bastards, so strap in and prepare for some hastily researched biographies and overwrought opinions on the fine people that helped make his series the lovably flawed beast that it is.

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Roboteers, stand by…

If you were a teenager in the UK in the late 90s/early 00s, rejoice. Your favourite early evening BBC Two show is coming back. Robot Wars has been recommissioned for a brand new series of six hour-long episodes. It’ll be produced by Mentorn Scotland, and will apparently be bigger and better than ever before.  There’s no word yet on who’ll be presenting. We’re obviously hoping it’s Craig Charles, partly to maintain the Red Dwarf connection, but mostly because he was brilliant at it. But he’s a very busy man, and I guess it would depend on how long it would take to film, and when.

The press release seems to be saying all the right things, especially regarding the focus on the science, and the way that the show is driven by the innovation of the roboteers. The structure of the competition will be “new”, but we’re promised that it will involve more robots and more battles than the original. Basically, this could be very very good indeed. Imagine the original show, how exciting and compelling it was, but in HD, and with the cameras right up close. Yes please.

It wasn’t the end, it was merely a pause. For this is the return, *kisses fingers*, of Robot Wars.

David Bowie RIP

A hell of a lot will be written about David Bowie in the coming days. I don’t feel remotely qualified to add to it; I’m a fan, but far from a scholar. And yet I feel that Ganymede & Titan should mark his passing in some way, despite it being far beyond the remit of a Red Dwarf fansite. But then again, it’s hard to think of a single piece of popular culture from the last forty-odd years that hasn’t been influenced by Bowie in some way. And there are a handful of tenuous Bowie/Dwarf connections…

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