We’re currently in the midst of what can only be described as a volcanic fuckstorm of Red Dwarf X publicity, press and trailers. Right now, I shall make an attempt to collate the more exciting of the most recent droppings, including some fairly spoilery images that have been released for Trojan. So think on before you read on – there may well be spoilers ahead, but do bear in mind our spoiler policy.
First, some press bits. Den of Geek have added a lovely spoiler-free review of Trojan, which seems to be a spot-on assessment according to my memories of the recording. After that happened, the Radio Times published a hugely positive interview with Doug, where he indicates that the series is back to its best, and that it’s going to be a huge success. Later on, Digital Spy picked up on some of Doug’s comments about the BBC, and published this piece… which includes a shedload of spoilery images from Trojan for good measure.
These pictures teach us the following: Lister wears the same uniform as Arnold and Howard; Kryten sort of does too, thanks to the addition of a comedy hat; Howard pulls a lot of silly faces at times; there’s a sexy lady with a gun. Kryten also appears to be impersonating a fruit machine in the last photo. As usual folks, feel free to speculate about things you don’t know, but if you were at the recording or have seen a screening, shut your stupid fat face.
Right, elsewhere there’s a couple more clips and stuff that we don’t think we’ve covered yet. Let’s start with the lovely Dave break bumpers starring the cast:
Excellent, each and every one of them, but Chris Barrie’s face is the real star. More excitingly, however, there have (I think) been two more teaser scenes released since our last update. The first is the semi-mythical ‘areolas’ clip:
Some dislike Chris’s delivery in this, but I don’t see a problem with it. It’s a bit of a cheesy joke, but they can get away with that as long as they’re not all like that. And today, another clip has surfaced, dubbed: Smudges.
This one seems to have divided opinion like a bitch, but I like it. As m’colleague Cappsy pointed out elsewhere on the site, it’s the sort of thing that Robert could have done very badly in the past, but Series X Kryten is not the same as Series VII Kryten.
Anyway, that seems to be what’s going on. I expect there’ll be far more titbits incoming at a steady rate over the next couple of weeks, and the only early warning we’ve got is you. Stay alert.