Always first with the latest info, G&T have spotted something posted on Ain’t It Cool News – last week. Ahem. You may remember that they posted the article on the teaser poster back in February, which turned out to be completely genuine. Well, they’ve finished gloating about that (yes, we were the site who pointed out the mistakes – and they were mistakes, no matter how many quotation marks you put around the word), and have come up with some rather interesting stuff:
“I have info on 2 things, since you mentioned Red Dwarf recently I thought I’d let you know that while I was working on an Aussie TV film at Pinewood Studios, I bumped into the Chris Barrie double this month during pickup shots for Tomb Raider 2. He said he was about to work on Red Dwarf when Tomb Raider finishes – again as Chris Barrie’s double and they are to film at a derelict refinery complex in Oxford towards the west side of the city, which will be the exterior shots of a huge crash site. There will also be filming at a military armoury somewhere in Hampshire that was also used for the last Bond movie.”
So, is it true? Well, it’s not from the same contributor as last time, so the previous news being right means very little. It certainly goes against everything we know about – for a start, the movie is being shot in Australia, not Britain – but as it’s only not being shot in Britain because the studios aren’t avaliable, this doesn’t mean that location work could not be filmed here. And it’s unlikely that they would tell anyone where they planned to film location work, to stop thousands of fans turning up on their doorstep. However, we know that shooting in Australia is scheduled to start at the beginning of October – doing location shooting straight after Tomb Raider 2 wraps seems rather too soon.
Personally, I think it’s rather dubious – there’s no good reason to believe it, and until then you have to take such rumours with a pinch of salt. But I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
As for this site, there will be a proper update tomorrow. And following on from the Takeshi’s Castle article, we’re hunting for people to write stuff for us, on any aspect of Red Dwarf, either factual, or opinion pieces – or even just reviews of episodes. Please, just contact us with your ideas. We’re also interested to see what you think of the site, and whether there is any way it could be improved (although if you mention trying to get news items up that are less than a week out of date, I’ll tell you to fuck off). There’s a sad lack of decent fan stuff on the net – we want to change that, what with the movie coming up…