UPDATE: The tweet and photo have now been deleted from Naomi’s Twitter, thus meaning the image can never be viewed again by anyone. Unless you look in the comments.
To Red Dwarf cast members and UKTV executives alike, NDAs are apparently just things that other people have to worry about. After last year’s deeply blue sneak peek at the new Starbug cockpit, actress, and presumably guest actor, Naomi Sheldon has taken time out from her busy cuddle campaign duties, to give us a better look at the ‘bug’s shiny new set.
Spent the day playing in a space ship with these jokers. #RedDwarf#weneedaspinoffshow pic.twitter.com/B3x0CY5g2Y
— Naomi Sheldon (@NaomiSheldon1) January 26, 2016
The lack of the intrusive blue lighting (presumably due to the fact this would be early week rehearsals and not a filming day) means it’s our best look yet the finer details of the set, which seems very pleasingly laid out like the VI and VII era, but with quite a different feeling to the general set dressing. And, it has to be said, as follow ups to the infamous ‘red alert bulb’ gag go, a big sign saying “NOT ALERT” above the door is a very silly and pleasing effort. As for exactly how it will look on camera, that really is something we’re going to have to wait until we make a final judgement call, but for now it’s clear the set itself is very nice indeed.
We’ll be on stand-by with a mop and bucket in-case any other cast members want to shat out production secrets, but it’s clear we’re now well into the season of our spoiler policy taking effect once again. If the next six weeks go the same way as the previous ones, I confidently predict G&T will emerge with a better spoiler record than the actual fucking production.