That’ll be charlesarmitage.com, then, giving us a couple nice morsels to chew thoughtfully on:
Scripts for Series X being written. New multi-media merchandise being developed for 2010.
Firstly, it seems ‘Series X’ is the official way to refer to whatever the hell’s happening next year. It would make sense to use either IX or X for the next full series as Back to Earth can comfortably fit into the ‘one off special’ or ‘mini-series’ category as is needed. X does have the advantage of looking far cooler, though, but that’s hardly going to help when/if XI comes around…
Secondly, NEW MERCHANDISE, and multi-media merchandise no less. This is a term that could cover almost anything, ever but never let it be said we don’t overreact to the tiniest detail, so I’m expecting no less than a video game, a new book, webisodes and a Red Dwarf branded mobile phone that makes ice creams – all by end of January.
It’s nice that we’re finally getting some post-BtE merch, though, and presumably the next series being very close to the green light has helped matters somewhat. I’m sure everyone will have their particular favourite for what they’ll like to see (cue Seb and his 5 year plan for action figures) but personally I would love to see a) a new book and b) an adventure game made by Telltale. I’ll give them longer than January to deliver them, though, because I’m just that kind of guy.