It’s been a bumper few days over on Twitter, so much so that we’ve been moved to collate it all together even at this early point in the week. Join me after the jump for a look at a storyboard and upwards of TWO pictures of some walls.
First, and by no means least, Richard Naylor used his free period to give us a lovely look at one of the series’ storyboards produced by Nik Afia:
— Richard Naylor (@RichardDGNaylor) February 14, 2016
Now, it’s worth pointing out that this is from 12.3 and while Ian knows exactly what this depicts, I am coming from a place of total and utter ignorance. Bear in mind that any speculation that follows is completely without foreknowledge of anything.
It seems to be depicting Starbug. Flying towards a base. On a moon? Yes, on a moon. On closer inspection, I could infer that the ‘Bug’s right engine appears to be partly, if not entirely, fucked. So, to summarise; Fucked-Bug-Moon-Base. It certainly is a very nice and detailed piece indeed. Note to GNP: if at any point a book is produced of this sort of stuff, money will be thrown at you.
Second, and by no means least, Richard Naylor used time that should’ve been spent on his maths homework to tweet this picture from somewhere on the set:
— Richard Naylor (@RichardDGNaylor) February 15, 2016
With words like “TWAT” and “HOT TANYA” you’d be forgiven for thinking this was an elabourate G&T hoax. As it happens it seems to be some sort of phone area somewhere in the ship, quite possibly in one of the corridor sets considering it’s basically the equivalent of a street corner phone booth, what with all the ads for naughty ladies and the like. By the way, if the art work for all this set dressing was added to the aforementioned book, that’d be great too.
Last, and by no means least, Craig Charles took some time out from eating curry, drinking lager, being a likely lad in space, being an odd couple in space and being a porridge in space, to post some detail from the bunk room wall:
Lying in listers bunk. pic.twitter.com/5wJXB1pTAM
— Craig Charles (@CCfunkandsoul) February 16, 2016
It’s unclear whether this is from the main wall of Lister’s bunk or at the foot or the head, but whatever the case we can see clues of the bunk room redress that has previously been mentioned as the orange hessian like fabric can’t be seen in the Series X version. Other than that we can see a pop art style recreation of some sort of monkey/mouse type character and a picture of Scooby Doo flying through an orange nebula (look carefully). The London Jets t-shirt is the only thing that seems to have carried over from the previous series.
Are YOU going to any Red Dwarf XII recordings? Particularly episode 5? Would YOU be willing to write a full report, a mini review, or even just answer a few questions? If so, do get in touch. Ask for HOT TANYA.