It’s been discussed that most series of RD have distinctive color(s) across them, often the ones on the sleeve (reverse side for the new ones), such as X being very, very distinctively red and XI having a bit of a darker blue shade across it. Do you suppose that XII will remain very blue due to the nature of filming sequence, or will it be of a different color?
Series I: Red —> Series X: Pale Red
Series II: Blue —> Series XI: Pale Blue
Series III: Green —> Series XII: Pale Green?
A pale off-green is my best guess, with the green coming from the wall of the Starbug 19 interior, which makes sense because (Can of Worms excepted), the Starbug 19 interior is the big new featured set of XII that sets it apart from XI.
Watching Siliconia though (SPOILERS), there are multiple displays of dazzling bright yellow ships of a color not seen so far in the DVD’s (Series IV’s beige doesn’t really count as yellow).
I didn’t realize it the first time, but when Lister and Hitler are jamming, that’s inside Starbug. I thought it was Hitler’s room too at first, but it’s the Starbug 19 interior. Which makes more sense when Rimmer pulls Lister aside and they have a sidebar in the Starbug cockpit.