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.
Well well well! Hasn’t today been exciting? First we get our first official glimpse of the crew in situ, then we then get a very brief mention into what Howard Goodall is currently upto:
With just four or five months, ish, until the start of the series, the UKTV publicity machine is spluttering into life with the release of the first publicity photo from Red Dwarf X…
Ok, so this is where our spoiler policy gets a little complicated. Asking fans not to reveal plot details is one thing, but when the cast blab stuff in public interviews… well, we’d be remiss not to the quote the whole thing. And that’s what we’re about to do. The spoiler in question centres around a gag and the loose plot of an episode. You have been warned.
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.
The edit for Series X is well and truly underway, and as usual, the best way to find out information is to follow people with the surname ‘Naylor’ on Twitter. While Junior is busy revealing that each episode is currently running at around 34 minutes and speculating as to the broadcast order, Naylor Classic is asking the fans for opinions…
If the title of this story means anything to you, you’ve been visiting this site for around nine years. Haha, now you feel old. Wait, that means I’m old. Shit.
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.
So, the audience days are done and it’s time to settle into our comfy chairs and see how the painfully long wait until broadcast unfolds. Time for us to take a big info dump right onto your astonished faces.