Remember when we used to get Red Dwarf news only once a week, and even then it was only semi-exciting most of the time? Well, today’s daily update on spacecorpsdirective98247.co.uk is a bloody great trailer. Click the link, enter your code, and go to the third item on the Ship’s Log.
The scene is one we’ve already seen glimpses of – the crew being shot by some sort of utter bastard. Presumably this bugger is the one “responsible for their creation” with whom they “plead for more life”, as per the synopsis for Part Three. It certainly seems Blade Runner-esque, which is also cited there.
So, the Dwarfers run through some futuristic streets, being shot at by this bloke, and Lister falls as if shot in the back. The whole thing is fabulously atmospheric – a real indication of the direction the new shows are going. Of course, it’s not a direction that will please everyone, but I for one am hugely looking forward to a darker, more gritty Dwarf. It’s like what Series VII tried and failed to do – fingers crossed Back To Earth will pull it off.
My favourite thing, of course, is the collection of bullets with the characters names on. Maybe if they owned the bullets with their name on it, they’d never get hit by it, cause they’ll never shoot themselves…