Aw lookit that, they haven’t changed a bit!
Aw lookit that, they haven’t changed a bit!
Holy smeg! 22 years after its violent and awesome birth, red Dwarf is returning with a new series, as just confirmed by Robert Llewellyn, AKA Kryten on his blog. Forsooth!
Many many years ago when sitting around the rehearsal rooms, the cast of Red Dwarf used to joke about still doing the series in 20 years time. We dubbed in ‘Dad’s Army in Space’ and did old men acting as we blocked out a scene.
That was 22 years ago, I’m sure none of us was serious, of course we still won’t be making the series in 2012. That’s the future, we’ll all be wearing rocket pants and eating food that’s just pills.
Well, now the news is finally official.
It’s been stewing around for a while, Craig sort of let Starbug out of the black hole a couple of months ago on a local radio station, strangely what he said was picked up by the press.
My lovely twitter followers picked up on that and my tweet stream became a raging torrent.
So I thought I’d ‘help’ by explaining things and posting what I knew here. Oh deary me how that made everything worse. There were lots of phone calls, lots of stress behind the scenes. I took my post down and just didn’t say anything.
So, now Doug Naylor has made an official announcement at this years Red dwarf convention in Birmingham here’s the news as I know it.
In November this year we start to record a new series of 6 episodes, presently titled Red Dwarf X. I’m not sure of the Broadcast dates but we finish recording them in early February 2012.
I don’t know if this is going to be a prequel to the three specials we made in 2009, or the follow on, or if Kryten will have a new turbo boost for his groinal attachment, or if it takes place on the ship, or Starbug, or if the Skutters will have speaking parts or even indeed, if Rimmer will be any less of a smeghead. All this is to come.
I know for certain that Craig, Chris, Danny and myself are all in the series. I do not know if any other characters will be appearing. I do know that Doug has barely started writing the scripts, so, although I didn’t hear what he said at the recent Red Dwarf convention he probably doesn’t know either.
I also don’t know at the present time if the show will be recorded in front of an audience, or indeed, which studio’s we’ll be using.
Many people have asked why we are doing the series for Dave and not the BBC. Again I don’t know the full story but for one thing the company behind Dave, UKTV (they also broadcast Carpool) is part owned by the BBC so the series is almost made by the BBC.
When the specials we made in 2009 were broadcast on Dave, the ratings showed that it didn’t really matter, more people watched Red Dwarf on first showing than watched BBC2 – 3 and 4 combined. Red Dwarf holds the record for the most watched non-terrestrial broadcast ever, or something. Doug will undoubtedly correct me. Anyway, it did very well.
All this aside, what has just hit me personally in the last few weeks since I’ve known the shows were confirmed is that I have to go under rubber again. Everything about working on Red Dwarf is a treat, amazing scripts, great crew, wonderful cast, but I admit I am not looking forward to the rubber.
Anyway, as soon as I have more news, I will post it here.
Oh shit. The illest cartoon of the 80s is being reimagined (again). I used to flipping love that cartoon. I’d hide behind the sofa when Mumm-ra did his transformation thing at the start EVERY TIME.
Anyway, that picture’s promising. I quite like Panthro’s chops.
Have at ye press release and bait that breath!
Roaring to life through WBA and Studio4°C’s use of the Japanese animated artistry of anime, “ThunderCats” characters Lion-O, Mumm-Ra, Panthro, Cheetara and others will spring off the screen with realistic cat-like characteristics inconceivable in previous incarnations.
The new “ThunderCats” will appeal to viewers who have loved the characters all their lives as well as young newcomers to the franchise. A sweeping tale combining swords and science and boasting ferocious battles with the highest of stakes, the grand origin story of Prince Lion-O’s ascension to the throne – and of those who would thwart his destiny at any cost – takes on epic dimensions in this sharp new telling. As the forces of good and evil battle each other in the quest for the fabled Stones of Power, Lion-O and his champions learn valuable lessons of loyalty, honor and mortality in every episode.
“ThunderCats” is executive produced by Sam Register (“Teen Titans,” “Ben 10,” “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”). Michael Jelenic (“Batman: The Brave and the Bold,” “Wonder Woman”) and Ethan Spaulding (“Avatar: The Last Airbender”) are the producers.
Read more about what could well be the COMEBACK OF THE CENTURY at CBR.
As you might have read, my ole pal Mr Lacey is back from his four year adventure in LA, the most of which he spent living in Compton. Yeah, that Compton.
In the first of a new series of completely improvised LACED FREESTYLES, we get a little glimpse into what the hell happened.
I am proud to present these special moments in time to you, my beloved readerlistener, and I hope that you enjoy them as I do!
Mr Lacey makes his return to wax on the first joint from ATD25, which will drop TODAY.
Oh, and let us know if there’s any questions you have for Lacey that you want answered in freestyle when he’s next in Don Studios (which will be very soon). HE IS THAT ABLE!