Five new photos, there. They’re all bloody lovely obviously, but it would take a special kind of borderline-autistic obsession to dissect the contents of each picture in turn, in an unnecessarily large amount of detail.
You’ve come to the right place.
Photo One shows Robert getting touched up, while Chris Barrie looks on, pulling a Chris Barrie-style amusing face. This is my favourite Rimmer pic yet – he looks so much like the character we know and love, it’s untrue. Deeply, deeply reassuring. Also – A BIT OF SET DRESSING. It’s a gangway of some sort, which looks like either the entrance to the original sleeping quarters, or Starbug’s cockpit. Or somewhere else entirely. But I guess this means that the specials won’t be entirely shot on greenscreen, as previously thought – more likely that they’ll be a mixture of physical elements and a bit of chromakey for mattes.
Photo Two is Danny dangling from a pole, as opposed to attacking one for refusing to take his polystyrene. Look at the waistline on those trousers. Those are very, very high trousers. Is he going fishing? Also: amusing leg positioning.
Photo Three shows Danny his big white furry jacket, having his face sprayed. This is interesting – why the change of clothing? Is there a section set in the snow, or is it just The Cat being The Cat? Note the hair being artistically out of place too – some sort of action sequence in the offing, no doubt.
Photo Four is the most intriguing of all. It shows Craig, dressed in a dinner jacket atop his normal trousers, looking very distressed as he reads from a mystery book. Is this going to be a big plot point, I wonder? It looks very serious – my first thought was that he was at a funeral, but the white tie would put paid to that. Must be a wedding, or some sort of formal occasion anyway. He appears to be sitting on some greengrocers’ grass. Is this an outdoor scene that they’re shooting in the studio? And what’s the book? Given the way things have been going lately, it could turn out to be a copy of Infinity…
And finally, Photo Five is Kryten’s face, sans Robert. Brrrr.
We’re all speculated out. Over to you…