Well, Starbugger me.
Well, isn’t that lovely? Earlier today, the above picture was posted to Instagram by one Dan Kay, a TV producer who worked on Series XI and/or XII (as evidenced by this excellent picture of a bunch of lads playing Goldeneye on the N64 in the Green Room). It’s since been tweeted, on an account set up seemingly at the request of UKTV’s press team. So I guess they want us to talk about it…
After a break of just three weeks, Red Dwarf is back in production, with location filming for Series XII underway. More on that later, but first, LOOK AT THIS:
— Richard Naylor (@RichardDGNaylor) January 22, 2016
Now, let me begin by saying that it can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that things have been getting rather quiet around here of late. It’s no secret that updates are thin on the ground and we’re relying on the Forum to break important news. So, I’ve decided, if it’s all right with you, to appoint myself update officer and set myself the task of doing a bit of an old round-up. Any objections? Well, tough.
As the edit for Red Dwarf X continues we’ve been starting to see a few cracks appearing, mainly thanks to an alarmingly candid Doug Naylor saying whatever he damn well pleases on Twitter. This is obviously brilliant for fans, but I can’t imagine it’s all that fantastic for the other people on the production.
In 1997 a great big bastard of a Red Dwarf model was built for the re-mastered project. It was too big to properly film in a motion control studio, so this ‘pencil’ model was forever immortalised in CG form in both the re-mastered project and Series VIII a year later. 14 years on, and that beautiful, detailed model will finally make it on to the screen for Series X.