So we all now know that Red Dwarf is coming back for two special episodes this coming Easter. It’s going to be broadcast on Dave. The Dave channel has posted the first photo of the Red Dwarf boys in costume.
Lister is wearing leathers from Series 3 and 4, Kryten in a slightly remodelled breast plate and smaller chest monitor and Rimmer, still a hologram with a uniform mix – part series 6, part series 7.
Robert then got into the gritty and nitty of the filming: “Up early. Had a wet shave ready for mask. Long day ahead.”
Followed by: “Now at Pinewood studios. Doubtful I will be able to reveal anything other than you are so going to love it.”
He then teased further with: “Red Dwarf read through and makeup test V successful. trying to get permission to post a few pics. Amazing to be together again after so long.”
The most recent posts have been further confirmations of it being on Dave and on this coming Easter as well as a bit of a defense of his and Lister (Craig Charles) weight.
I, like many a geek of my generation have been a fan of the boys from the Dwarf since my teenage years – I grew up with it – I joined the fan club – I knew all the lines – I had the sound files on my old Amiga 600 – I was a fan.
I have all the vanilla DVDs AND the box sets sitting on my shelf in pride of place right now.
The question is – can a show filmed for Dave live up to the expectations of a dedicated and loyal fan base that have been waiting on a movie for over ten years?
Oh and I now know (thanks to a post on the TV Forum) that this was actually announced back in September 2008 on the official reddwarf.com website – just goes to show how much attention I’ve been paying doesn’t it?
I’m not a big fan of official websites as they involve me going to yet another website every day – I personally prefer the quick hit nature of Twitter and message boards – but will add Red Dwarf to my morning routine – at least until the new episodes air.
What I have found out from reading the site though is that it is actually just two new ‘adventures’ but a four part series that will include a making of and a clip show – still better than nothing AND if it inspires the BBC or Dave to commission a full series – all the better.
Oh and if you can’t wait until Easter, have re-watched the Dwarf to death and want something new (that isn’t Corrie) why not head over to Channel Flip and see Robert Llewellyn in fine form talking machines on MoWer – his show for the online male video network.