Those with slightly longer memories will recall that, at DJ last year, Doug mentioned that he was planning an episode where “everyone was Kryten” causing much excitement/hand-wringing/wailing and gnashing of teeth (delete as appropriate) from fandom. Now, in an interview conducted at MCM Liverpool, two chaps by the name of Robert Llewellyn and Danny John-Jules have pretty much confirmed that this episode exists. There’s no going back now…
What’s caught my eye is that it seems to be a little more complicated than a simple ‘all the crew are Krytens now’, as there’s heavy hints that there will be a lot more mechanoids around than just four, and not only that at least some seem to be “from beyond the tomb”. I’ll leave it up to you to decide what that may mean (for the record, I don’t know shit), but I’m heartened to hear there might be something more to this premise than we may have initially feared.
While we’re in the interview mood, skiddle.com had their own with Craig Charles the week before the final audience recording. The interviewer only has one attempt to glean new series spoilers out of him but Craig remains non-committal, and among other things he has this to say about his decision to swap some cobbles for teh spaces:
I’ve worked with these guys for nearly 30 years and Coronation Street will always go on. They couldn’t really make Red Dwarf without me, so it was a case of showing loyalty to people who I’d worked with since I was 23 years of age.
Aw, that’s nice.