In The Last Day, the segment featuring Robert Llewellyn as Jim Reaper being played back on the monitor is notable for being the only part of Red Dwarf, apart from the model shots, to have been filmed using 16 mm film stock.
This is curious, especially considering that previous location footage (such as Better than Life and Backwards) had been filmed on videotape as opposed to film. Does anybody know the reason why this short segment was shot on film, as opposed to videotape? One can tell this by the film grain and noise present.
To be honest, the answer is probably something boring like there were no VT studios available when they needed to film that segment, so they used somewhere random and shot it on film because that was the only option they had. Even though VT had mostly taken over by this point, the late 80s and early 90s was a weird era where they’d occasionally still use film for some things. Only Fools and Horses used film for a lot longer than most programmes. They were still using it in 1996.