Having kept any and all moving footage from Red Dwarf XI closely under wraps for around three quarters of a year, the policy since last Friday seems to be to chuck a new bit out every other day. Following on from the teaser, the full trailer, the variant trailer and the ‘scents of humour’ promo, an ad break between two editions of Mock The Week on Dave on Tuesday night saw the first spotting of yet another variant, with not only different dialogue, but a different montage too:
Naturally, there’s a lot of crossover between these clips and the ones we’ve seen elsewhere, so let’s just take a wee look at what’s new.
Following a couple of now-familiar model shots, we come in just after Kryten has been shot in the head with blowpipe darts, which was shown in the first main trailer. This bit shows Rimmer firing the bazookoid that he’s been resting on Kryten’s shoulder. Cut to:
The scary fucking kidney thief – whose name I’m really looking forward to learning – being shot by bazookoid fire. While obviously these two things might not be part of the same sequence in the actual series, the sheer number of ever-so-slightly-different shots we’ve seen are allowing us to start piecing it all together. We’ve previously seen Rimmer finding Scary Fucker 3000™ behind the same plastic flappy things that you can see in the top picture above.
Then there’s a shot which I think is new, of Rimmer celebrating something or other in Starbug’s cockpit.
A bit later on, we see a smartly dressed Lister turning to face an equally dapper looking Rimmer. Now, I know what episode this is from, but even without having attended the recording, I think I’d have been able to guess based on the clothes and the setting.
Then, STARBUG FLYING AWAY FROM A REALLY COOL EXPLOSION. Who wants to put money on this shot being in the opening titles? As the trailer cuts to this shot just a handful of frames before the explosion, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s exploding, but it looks like a space station of some description – quite possibly the one that gets obliterated by an asteroid storm.
While all this is going on, we hear Rimmer reliving his board game prowess from his Space Scouts days – and we then see that he and Lister are playing “Mine-opoly”, fan recreations of which will undoubtedly be available within seconds of the episode in question going out.
As Rimmer explains that they used to call him “the Mine-otaur”, we see that he’s wearing his fetching blue dressing gown and pyjamas. Lovely JMC boot screen on the monitor behind him too.
And as Lister delivers the punchline – which is another quickie, but a chucklesome one – we see that he’s also in the same clothes as he is when he’s eating the ice cream, so presumably this is from the exact same scene, or at least the same episode. This closer look confirms something I half-spotted from the main trailer – Lister appears to be wearing a shirt emblazoned with fan art of himself. Now cue the fan art of the fan art that Lister is wearing, and so on.
One thing’s for sure, the pace of this promotional campaign is picking right up, and it’s not going to drop any time time soon. Now’s the time to pool our resources so that nobody misses out on anything – if you spot any new footage on the telly, or discover any new (spoiler policy compliant) information anywhere, please do alert us via the comments or on Twitter, so that we can collate everything together for everyone, as well as providing the reaction and analysis that you all secretly crave. We may not have spotted this new trailer were it not for @pad_ehh and Stephen Abootman, so big thanks to them.