Some of them involving strange men (and women) with large teeth, and all of them look GREAT.

So, now, if you enjoy someone who wasn’t at any of the recordings blindly fumble his way through explaining things he doesn’t understand, then please do read on.

Ah, there we are, your common or garden Starbug cockpit promo shot. Nothing too surprising here but it’s nice to have a group shot that shows off the amazing set and the now definitive look of the characters in this era of the show.

Ooooh, here we go. Along with a scruffed up Kryten, the Cat dressed to deliberately annoy some fans and a standard Lister we have not one, not two but THREE additional cats, all dressed in what appears to be the uniform of their order. Despite drawing heavily on the show’s own creation mythology, there’s been a distinct lack of coloured hats on show in the promo materials, but if they’ve been sacrificed in order to make way for a sect of cats *specifically* dressing as Series IV Lister, then I’m ok with that. Also pictured: some science going on in a room possibly designed for science.

Proof, if proof be need be, that the cinematography in Dwarf is on an never-ending upwards path. Simply gorgeous.

We seem to be in the same room as the picture above, with the reveal of a central console indeed reminiscent of past science rooms, but with more than a tad of Doctor Who influence. Ominousness fans will have no doubt picked up on the combined facts of Rimmer’s absence from this picture, along with the screen showing the status of something called the “HOLOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS”. Hmmm. SPEAKING OF WHICH:

Here we have another shot of Rimmer in his *spectacularly* stupid new suit. It looks like Kryten and the Cat have got together to design him a costume for the Oscars, but based on the serious and haughty face Rimmer is making when pictured in it, it seems like it’s serious business on-the-less. Whatever it is, it’s pretty obvious at this point we’re going to have to wait until broadcast to get any specifics.

David Lister.

The Cat and Kryten. Cat is worried, Kryten is pretending to care.

Ah, this seems to be source of Rodon’s image in the amazing poster. Now we see he’s attacking one of the nice Cats with his chopsticks. After all this is over, Rodon’s clearly going to need to be taken to the vets to get done. He’s far too fighty.

It’s worth pointing out at this point that Kryten’s mask looks as good as it has in quite a while. The quality of Kryten’s look is obviously far from an exact science, and it fluctuates seemingly at random from episode to episode, but it seems well fitted and expressive here. It’s certainly fairing better than his costume which is, once again, fucked asunder.

Time to get out the water spray, because that cunty tom is back again. Doesn’t he look brilliant, though? I have very high hopes that the performance here is going to more than live up to the superb costume.

A nice preview of literally every DJ costume competition from 2021 onwards.

A group of shot of the bad lads, and oh my god they all look incredible. The detail on the costumes, the hair and the amount of individual personality expressed in each of these characters is so, so good. There hasn’t been a single frame of The Promised Land that didn’t look sumptuous as all fuck.

Richard O’Callaghan’s looking well.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve been struggling to get it in my head that new Red Dwarf is so imminent, but today’s update has certainly fixed that. I’m really, really excited to see how this new way of telling Red Dwarf stories pans out, because if the writing is anything like the immense production achievements on show in every promo we’ve seen, then we’re in for a treat.

Unlike Rodon, who is getting NO treats. Shoo! Fuck off with you! Pssst!

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  • Intrigued by that robotic arm. And HOLOGRAPHIC SYSTEMS on the screen in pic 3, with that little octahedron graphic representing Rimmer/his lightbee perhaps?

  • Looking great. Hopefully the rest of the show can live up to the quality of the visuals.

    Also, absolutely agree that this is the best that Robert’s mask has looked for a very long time. Another small but promising sign!

  • Here’s a question, holographic systems, shouldn’t it be Hologrammatic systems in universe?

    May be getting this wrong but can’t see much in the way of etymology for the word Hologrammatic outside of Red Dwarf.

    Always seemed Red Dwarf would go for hologrammetry than holography.

  • I can’t decide whether these cats knowing how Lister started to dress circa Series IV is some kind of clue that there’s more going on here than meets the eye, or just one of those logic gaps that will be glossed over and ignored.

    I guess it’s a more distinctive look than them all running around wearing Mugs Murphy or London Jets T-shirts, either way.

    (And I suppose there’s nothing to say that Lister didn’t occasionally sport the Series IV look earlier than that, pre-accident, but just off-screen.)

  • “A nice preview of literally every DJ costume competition from 2021 onwards.”

    I did a lol

  • I can’t decide whether these cats knowing how Lister started to dress circa Series IV is some kind of clue that there’s more going on here than meets the eye, or just one of those logic gaps that will be glossed over and ignored.

    I guess it’s a more distinctive look than them all running around wearing Mugs Murphy or London Jets T-shirts, either way.
    (And I suppose there’s nothing to say that Lister didn’t occasionally sport the Series IV look earlier than that, pre-accident, but just off-screen.)

    Anything is better than having them all going around in those awful Hawaiian shirts from Series I!

  • Whilst Robert’s mask may look the best it has done in a long time, those gloves… those fucking gloves…

  • I can’t decide whether these cats knowing how Lister started to dress circa Series IV is some kind of clue that there’s more going on here than meets the eye, or just one of those logic gaps that will be glossed over and ignored.

    Probably logic gaps. i think the idea is that Lister always wore this stuff. even if he didn’t in series 1 and 2.

    Reminds me abit of the remastered episodes of Waiting for God where they had Lister in series 4 outfit in the artwork.

  • I’d say fundamentally changing Lister + Kochanski’s entire relationship, and by extension his entire character to a degree, saying he wore a hat at some point is a bit of a non issue

  • It’s obviously something that’s highlighted by this specific costume choice for the cats, so I thought it was worth mentioning.

    You’re right though, stuff like the Kochanski retcon that alters what we know of previous series has never been the kind of thing that fandom likes to discuss and pick apart, has it.

  • The cats took notice of what Lister had on his laundry. according to waiting for god anyway. so the logic probably is that Lister had those on his list… although you would have to assume he had them but just never wore them for the first 2 series.

  • Has anybody read the feature in SFX? Its good and in depth but my one criticism of it is they refer to Red Dwarf VIII as Red Dwarf XIII twice

  • Do they? Didn’t notice.
    My SFX turned up last friday, and I was very impressed by the length of the feature.

  • I have a theory on series IV/cat costumes…
    Lister put his stuff including clothes into storage before he went into stasis which included his series III/IV leathers, which he presumably took out again to only put back back into storage in Future Echoes. He kept some clothes out including his Mugs Murphy T-shirt etc and because he is a slob couldn’t be bothered to get the stuff out of storage he just put back in there when it was decided to not go back into stasis. Then Kryten becomes a permanent crew member and retrieves Listers stuff from storage which he then starts wearing again prior to series III, it’s as simple as that!

  • They discovered Howard Burden and Mel Bibby in stasis on a Space Corps derelict between II and III

  • Given that he lined Frankenstein’s basket with his laundry list, perhaps he also lined it with a few photos he’d taken with her.

  • The cats made pilgrimages to Lister’s quarters for all we know.

    Unless you’ve been to a recording and have the answer.

    The cut Starbuggery of Frankenstein in series VIII did have a holy of holies joke in there, right? Would be nice if that play on words made it back into the show somehow. Lister’s boxers or something.

  • The cats made pilgrimages to Lister’s quarters for all we know.

    And then died of radiation poisoning.

  • And then died of radiation poisoning.

    Look, you’re not thinking felis sapiens. That’s what felis sapiens are: felis sapiens.

  • (I like these close-up posters. It’s fun to focus on these recognisable details of the character designs. What’s the betting we get Rimmer’s H next?)

  • What’s the betting we get Rimmer’s H next?)

    Rimmer’s H and… What is the most unique(ish) thing about Lister? A badge on his jacket? Or maybe the back of his head, and his dreadlocks?

  • The hat or dreads I reckon.

    Or maybe, get this, some curry and lager, because he’s always mentioning how he loves curry and lager isn’t he.

  • Kryten’s fancy new hands don’t really translate well close-up, I liked the older patchwork gloves.

  • The hat or dreads I reckon.

    Or maybe, get this, some curry and lager, because he’s always mentioning how he loves curry and lager isn’t he.

    Gordon Bennett, it’s lucky Kochanski’s not in it.

  • Is everyone as lazy as me? Because I don’t feel like transcribing that binary into a translator.

  • Ah, and Lister’s bazookoid. Shows how much we know.
    Any ideas as to tomorrow’s ‘special’ something? A new picture following this week’s mini posters (Which I think could be a little bit underwhelming after the build-up)?
    Or a nice, new, posh trailer, maybe?

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