READ THIS. Now then. As this is officially released information, we’ll be dissecting it as much as possible. Information gained from attending recordings, however, still remains the subject of our spoiler policy. With this is mind, read on…
Thursday, 9pm (from Thursday 4th October)
Right, so a 9pm start then! As expected, but now officially confirmed.
Space battles, quantum entanglement, and love triangles with snack dispensers, are just some of problems facing the boys from the Dwarf as they return in a brand new series. Red Dwarf X, the 10th series of the legendary sci-fi sitcom, airs exclusively on Dave and Dave HD this October.
Ooh, fucking hell. All this stuff is expanded upon within the main article, so our analysis will follow the same pattern.
Red Dwarf X returns with 6 x 30 min stand alone episodes, recorded in front of a studio audience and reunites the much loved original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten).
Yes yes, very good.
The brand new series, written and directed by Doug Naylor, begins with the Dwarfer’s mining ship still creaking though the wastelands of unchartered deep space, but the posse soon stumble upon the mysteriously abandoned SS Trojan. As they inspect the ship Rimmer receives an SOS distress call from an old foe and is suddenly faced with the dilemma of his life.
Points to everyone who guessed that episode one, Trojan, would contain an eponymous ship. Other bits and bobs about the identity of this ‘old foe’ of Rimmer’s are out there if you look for them, but at this stage I genuinely can’t remember what’s a leak and what’s official!
Throughout the six part series Lister grapples with the problem of being his own father,
Hence the Father’s Day card glimpsed in the trailer. Again, several people guessed this, and it’s not a huge leap to assume that this is the main plot of Fathers and Suns
[Lister] gets involved in a love triangle with snack dispensers 23 and 34,
There you go – confirmation that with much of the action taking place on board the ship, other elements from the early series are returning.
while Kryten and Cat become quantum entangled forcing them to do everything in unison.
Yeah, we know about that.
The posse also find themselves marooned in 23 AD where they rescue a famous historical figure with a beard.
Bobby blabbed about this some time ago, and many people have guessed as to the identity of this historical figure. The ‘beard’ element, though, I think is new. Bit of a giveaway, really…
The series final episode finds the boys surrounded by a Simulant War Cruiser and its fleet of attack ships. Armed with only two forks and a pencil sharpener, the Dwarfers begin to wonder whether this is the beginning of the end. Only one man can save them. Unfortunately that man is Arnold J Rimmer.
Fucking nora. I haven’t seen The Beginning, but I guess this is what Doug meant when he spoke about recycling elements of the old Movie script. Yes, it’s the Sapienoids, although apparently referred to by the standard “simulant” moniker.
Rimmer being forced to become a hero sounds very Out of Time, and that can only be a good thing. This could also link in to the promised explanation of the end of Series VIII, given that Rimmer was left in a similar “only man who can help” situation at the end of Only The Good.
So then. Pick the bones out of that lot.