It’s that time of the week again, where Andrew Ellard unleashes a fresh round of TOS into our astonished faces. This week – EDITING. It’s one of those TOS updates where nothing spectacular is revealed – just lots of little details that bring a huge smile to your face, and further reassure us that this thing is actually bloody well happening.
Nick Ames is the editor, and he’s working from a direct camera feed within hours of scenes being shot. Sound and visual effects are also effectively working alongside principal photography, making the whole thing into one glorious free-flowing schematic of loveliness. This sort of workflow is unheard of in comedy terms, and would be impressive even for a high-budget drama or feature film.
The one hugely tantalising aspect of this update, however, is the single frame of footage visible on Nick Ames’s massive monitor. No doubt this will have been deliberately chosen in order to fuck with our minds and get us speculating. And it’s worked, damn it. Is that… is that a simulant? It looks like an old Series IV style simulant, being apprehended by Cat and Lister in a blue-tinted laboratory. Despite being such a small and possibly insignificant “clue”, it’s got me very very excited.
Perhaps now all the people who seem to have decided that the whole thing’s going to be set on Coronation Street and is going to be a complete waste of time because of some inconclusive paparazzi shots will shut the fuck up. I doubt it, but you can’t deny that this shot looks very bloody Dwarfy.