With just four or five months, ish, until the start of the series, the UKTV publicity machine is spluttering into life with the release of the first publicity photo from Red Dwarf X…
It shows the four main cast members pulling comedy ‘shocked’ faces in a room which may or may not be Red Dwarf’s Drive Room. Hint: it is. This is, of course, the first chance for those who didn’t attend the recordings to get a good look at the costumes for the new series. Rimmer is just pure Rimmer, with the same blue tunic he wore in Back To Earth. Lister has his classic leather jacket on, with a scuzzy t-shirt but no black shirt betwixt the two. He’s also sporting a neckerchief and perhaps the most amusing of the four comedy faces.
Now, The Cat’s hair has been glimpsed before now, but it’s the first time that particular costume has been seen. It’s a subtle, sombre number – multicoloured zebra print jacket with a bright green furry collar. We can also get a good gander at Kryten’s new shoulder hoops, the only major modification from his previous get up. The mask looks lovely here – we had our reservations about it at the earliest recordings, but this photo shows it off beautifully.
We’ll have to leave it to those who weren’t at the recordings to speculate as to the finer details. Here’s a hint – Lister is carrying a large glass jar. Why?
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