The official Red Dwarf website has released a synopsis for Red Dwarf XI, which is set to debut on Dave in the Autumn, probably September. In the press release the paragraphs are the other way round but we’ve put the interesting stuff first.
“The show’s six episode run sees two of the Dwarfers’ dreams come true: Rimmer accidentally saves the life of a Space Corps Captain and is promoted to Officer, while Cat takes time off from being in love with himself to fall in love with a female Cat with a secret. Meantime, Lister wakes up to discover a deranged droid has stolen some of his body parts and Kryten has a mid-life crisis and considers leaving the Dwarfers for a younger crew. The posse also find themselves in an alternative America where modern technology is outlawed, making both Kryten and Rimmer illegal.
“Red Dwarf XI, the eleventh series of the legendary sci-fi comedy, reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) along with a host of guest stars for a brand new series recorded in front of a live studio audience at Pinewood Studios. The series is written and directed by Red Dwarf co-creator, Doug Naylor, and produced by Richard Naylor and Kerry Waddell for Baby Cow Productions & Grant Naylor Productions.
“With big laughs and dazzling effects, Red Dwarf XI recaptures the show’s golden age.”
Let’s hope it continues the return to form shown by the previous Dave series of the show.
Meanwhile, why not watch this vid again? The version of “Tongue Tied” towards the end is a blast!