RED DWARF MOVIE NEWS…

The following article has appeared on AintItCool.com :

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=14580

“Red Dwarf the movie is set in the distant future where Homo Sapienoids – a fearsome combination of flesh and machine – have taken over the Solar System and almost wiped out the human race. The only survivors are the crews of long-haul space freighters that left Earth before the conflict began. The Sapienoids send forth fleets of Death Ships to hunt them down.

One by one, the human ships fall, until only one remains.

It’s name – RED DWARF”

Frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it. If this is genuine, it’s a bit of a shock. What Doug Naylor is doing is taking the characters and placing them in a completely new situation. This will work if the characterisation is as good as it is from Series I-VI, but if it is like the last two series, it won’t be Red Dwarf at all. Naylor did warn us that the movie would be going in a completely different direction to the series. He wasn’t lying.

But is it just a very elaborate hoax?

* ‘Winchester Films presents…’ – The official site says the movie is to be made by Red Dwarf Films
* ‘KOCHANSKI: Lister’s dead girlfriend.’ How would this fit in with the new plot?
* Doug Naylor is stated as being the TV series director. While he did co-direct half an episode in Series V, this is not something you’d put on a poster.
* Chris Barrie has Blackadder III in the brackets after his name. Why would they include a tiny guest appearance, but not long-running series like The Brittas Empire, Robot Wars and Scrapheap?
* The fan club bit gives the wrong URL. The address changed about a year ago – there’s no way a poster that old would have only just been released.
* I can’t read much of the other stuff, but I can see that the release date of the American DVDs is wrong.

Whether this poster is genuine or not, this is a startling piece of news, and once again Ganymede and Titan is the first fan site to report it.

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