Twelve new photos! News 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!