Bullet Points

Surprise Dwarf announcements at Dimension Jump.

28 September, 2007

Three messages from Doug Naylor were relayed at this year's Red Dwarf convention - messages that have a significant effect on the future of the show. So it would be remiss of us not to give you this information. So, in bullet-point form along with some extra nuggets, here's what was covered:

  • The Red Dwarf movie could probably have been made quite a while ago... if the team had thrown out the original cast and gone with Miramax's suggestion to go with movie stars, preferably American but they'd put up with British. Doug refused to take that option.
  • Some time ago, BBC2 decided not to take up their option for a potential Series IX, instead they said they were keen to pursue other projects. (Hyperdrive?!) They also told us that they weren't interested in buying the TV rights for the Red Dwarf film, despite liking the script, as they weren't convinced the film would be a success.
  • There has been initial interest from theatrical producers in Red Dwarf: The Movie: The Stage Show (colons TBC), which will, unsurprisingly, be based on the film script.

The reaction at Dimension Jump was exactly as you might expect. But what do you think? Let us know on the Webboard.

Finally, in the spirit of Dimension Jump we present a one-off quiz question.

Who said the following: "The BBC is longer interested in the audience Red Dwarf formerly used to attract"?

  1. Albert Einstein
  2. Pythagoras
  3. John Lennon
  4. Some git in a suit

The full convention report will appear next week on reddwarf.co.uk.

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