G&T reader danwatts has very kindly posted a photo he took in Richmond the other day. Click ‘read more’ to see it, although obviously you run the risk of spoilering yourself. But then, I sincerely doubt that anyone round here would not want to spoiler themselves…
So, they’re filming in a comic shop, and there appears to be a couple of Red Dwarf posters and a Smeg Head t-shirt in the window. This opens up a lot of interesting questions, mostly: is that just there to publicise the shooting, or is it part of the set dressing? I can’t tell – the fact that it’s only in one window (the smaller one at that) could suggest that it won’t be on camera, but then again why would GNP allow the shop to publicise the fact that they’re shooting there before they’ve actually done so?
If the Dwarf merchandise is part of the scene, then we’re almost definitely getting some sort of meta-fictional twist in Back To Earth. Bearing the Corrie stuff in mind, all signs seem to be pointing that way. But then again, that “Back To Red Dwarf Earth” poster at the very front of the shop display definitely looks like it’s an unofficial quick-and-dirty-Photoshop-job. My money is tentatively placed on the bit of the table that reads “we’re reading too much into this”.
But anyway, the most exciting thing about this revelation is that the comic shop in question is They Walk Among Us, which is better known as the Fantasy Bazaar from Spaced. Hooray! Let’s hope nobody on the cast or crew committed the faux pas of saying that Hawk The Slayer was rubbish.
Many thanks to danwatts for sharing his photo with us.