Boards and Walls

It’s been a bumper few days over on Twitter, so much so that we’ve been moved to collate it all together even at this early point in the week. Join me after the jump for a look at a storyboard and upwards of TWO pictures of some walls.

First, and by no means least, Richard Naylor used his free period to give us a lovely look at one of the series’ storyboards produced by Nik Afia:

Now, it’s worth pointing out that this is from 12.3 and while Ian knows exactly what this depicts, I am coming from a place of total and utter ignorance. Bear in mind that any speculation that follows is completely without foreknowledge of anything.

It seems to be depicting Starbug. Flying towards a base. On a moon? Yes, on a moon. On closer inspection, I could infer that the ‘Bug’s right engine appears to be partly, if not entirely, fucked. So, to summarise; Fucked-Bug-Moon-Base. It certainly is a very nice and detailed piece indeed. Note to GNP: if at any point a book is produced of this sort of stuff, money will be thrown at you.

Second, and by no means least, Richard Naylor used time that should’ve been spent on his maths homework to tweet this picture from somewhere on the set:

With words like “TWAT” and “HOT TANYA” you’d be forgiven for thinking this was an elabourate G&T hoax. As it happens it seems to be some sort of phone area somewhere in the ship, quite possibly in one of the corridor sets considering it’s basically the equivalent of a street corner phone booth, what with all the ads for naughty ladies and the like. By the way, if the art work for all this set dressing was added to the aforementioned book, that’d be great too.

Last, and by no means least, Craig Charles took some time out from eating curry, drinking lager, being a likely lad in space, being an odd couple in space and being a porridge in space, to post some detail from the bunk room wall:

It’s unclear whether this is from the main wall of Lister’s bunk or at the foot or the head, but whatever the case we can see clues of the bunk room redress that has previously been mentioned as the orange hessian like fabric can’t be seen in the Series X version. Other than that we can see a pop art style recreation of some sort of monkey/mouse type character and a picture of Scooby Doo flying through an orange nebula (look carefully). The London Jets t-shirt is the only thing that seems to have carried over from the previous series.

Are YOU going to any Red Dwarf XII recordings? Particularly episode 5? Would YOU be willing to write a full report, a mini review, or even just answer a few questions? If so, do get in touch. Ask for HOT TANYA.

 

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  1. Very nice indeed. I’d missed that second one.
    My God, I cannot wait til RDXI and XII.

  2. Tanya is a hottie! I have been and don’t know where that phone is from at all.

  3. Maybe Tanya’s the number Lister gave Rimmer in Ouroboros…

  4. I’m dying to read the detailed list of numbers. Sadly, the resolution sucks.

  5. took some time out from eating curry, drinking lager, being a likely lad in space, being an odd couple in space and being a porridge in space

    Bless you, Cappsy.

    (Jonathan Capps is like Garry Bushell on crack.)

  6. @Blesschick: I can’t read them all, but it’s just stuff like “On-Call Doctor”, “Landing Bay #3/4” and “Officer Deck”.

  7. Fuck me, Craig’s being good to us today, isn’t he?

  8. @Somebody I can make out some with Si’s photo, but yeah, still kind of blurry…

    @ Si Thanks for the higher res :)

    I’m not sure, but I think the message under the title says: “External calls are not to be made from tech (?) phones except for emergencies.”

    What I can make out on the right:
    Shipwide PA
    Officer Deck PA
    Local PA
    Autodestruct Autodial (WTF?? I wish the red writing wasn’t illegible)
    JMC Fleet Control
    JMC Traffic Control
    *** Relay Autoconnect
    Voicemail
    Complaints Hotline

  9. I think set design on Red Dwarf is probably the greatest job in the world.

  10. It’s lovely to see, but considering the majority of it will never been seen, it does make you wonder why they’ve bothered with such intricate detail. Again, not complaining, I think it’s amazing work, but just stating a fact.

  11. > it does make you wonder why they’ve bothered with such intricate detail

    If anything, it helps the cast really get into the feel of it all. Also, it’s surprising what detail can be made out now, with 1080p and beyond. So any closeups of the bunks could catch these little nods to series’ past, and it’s way better than it either being a blank wall or just random meaningless pap.

  12. Nice little article. I liked how it began by speculating on how it might all feed into a storyline.
    Concluding – be nice if it was in a book!
    “…being a porridge in space”. Everything about this sentence – right down to the lack of capitalisation – made me laugh.
    You’re such a nihilist.

    That sentence should get a book.

    Hoping that telephone gets a central place in a customer care-line plot. I’m thinking for the replacement of a broken booster.

    Aren’t all the people on the end of those lines difficult to understand!?
    They’re not people. They are vending machines..!!
    (CREDITS ROLL.)

  13. My last comment belies how much I’m looking forward to seeing these.
    Also – not sure if I used ‘belies’ correctly in this comment.

    Wasn’t Five Belies Gaza’s mate?

  14. My last comment belies how much I’m looking forward to seeing these.

    Also – not sure if I used ‘belies’ correctly in this comment.
    Wasn’t Five Belies Gaza’s mate?

    Nah, this was Gaza’s mate

  15. Who says spelling can’t be fun?!

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    it does make you wonder why they’ve bothered with such intricate detail.

    I would have thought that as a set designer one of the main mantras would be “it might be seen”, and essentially contingency is the order of the day. A camera pan, an establishing shot. A pan up from a piece of set. A pull back. All of these would need detail in every shot, and they can’t be looking at a blank wall to start with, everything should be dense with detail. I love set designers for “sanding the undersides of the drawers”.

  17. R. Naylor via twitter: “We’re definitely going to put Nik Afia’s wonderful storyboards on the Dvd.”

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