Amazing, really, to see the lengths UKTV are going to with promoting these specials. Even at it’s height, Dwarf never got this kind of thing. A Red Dwarf event in fucking Berkeley Square. With the cast (minus Lloyd), Carbug, and – perhaps most excitingly – a chance to meet loads of other fans. We’ll see you there, yeah? (At least three of the G&T team will be there by 2pm.) This could quite possibly be one of the most exciting things to ever happen ever.
And yet… weirdly, the five minute preview available to those lucky 500 people has sent us all reeling slightly. Like many, we’re having a fucking epic Back to Earth party over the bank holiday; do we really want to see a five minute preview? The answer is, well, no – we want to experience the whole thing at once, together, on that Friday night.
Up until now, we’ve treated everything official as fair game when it comes to spoilers; material coming out of Dave and GNP doesn’t count, as far as we’re concerned. And whilst at other times we’ll hunt out cool stuff for you, we deliberately haven’t been digging for Back to Earth spoilers from dodgy sources – we want to see the eps as spoiler-free as possible.
A five minute preview – even if it comes from Dave itself – is a slightly different proposition, however – and one that we probably won’t be indulging in. And we – and Dave – all know damn well the footage will be all over the net as soon as people get home. We’ll figure out a way of people to talk about it on here without it being mentioned in other threads – more details from us nearer the time.
Fucking exciting though, eh?