Well, we weren’t expecting to do another front page post so quickly, but it’s not every day you get your first official glimpse of a new Red Dwarf production. The Official Twitter (TOT) has released a still from yesterday’s first day of filming, showing a bit of Kryten, an obscured Lister and a big old clapperboard:
The first thing we noticed is that Series XI and XII DOP Ed Moore will not be fulfilling that role for the Special. After some top investigative journalism from us (ie. sending a tweet), we discovered that Ed is sadly unavailable this time round, but that he wishes the gang all the best. Instead, cinematography duties will be performed by Ian Adrian, who worked alongside Ed as a camera operator on Series XI, and has credits on such shows as Doctor Who, Ashes To Ashes, Call The Midwife and Eldorado, among many others. Other than that, we can ascertain that Starbug is back, as is Lister’s penchant for exotic shirts. And is it us, or is Kryten’s chest monitor darker than normal? Could just be the angle or lighting, mind. It also looks at first glance like it’s covered in scratches, though this could be a reflection of something.
In other news, Danny has tweeted a pic from his dressing room, which includes a call sheet on the side. Now, who wants to examine the full-size jpg to see what they can gleam from that document? Ah, scouring innocuous photos for hidden meaning based on absolutely nothing at all. We’ve missed this bit.
EDIT: Danny’s deleted the aforementioned call sheet tweet, and replaced it with this one, so that we can have a good old look at the back of Kryten’s head instead.