Sunday, February 8, 2009
The Boys from the Dwarf Return
Time for a geek out! Here are the Red Dwarf crew reunited. It's nice to see that they're all wearing their classic clothes and not the Series VIII prison regs. They all look older of course, which is to be expected after a decade, but the one who looks most different is Chris Barrie, who plays Rimmer. His hair is shorter and grayer and he looks skinnier. Since he plays a hologram, and holograms are just light representations of dead humans, the writers may want to explain this.
As for the content, this could go badly or well. The last series was better than most British comedies but pailed in comparison with previous Red Dwarf. There is precedent of reunions being as good or even better than the original. Doug Naylor, creator of Red Dwarf, would be wise to follow the first Star Trek movies, which were made a decade after the original series and blew it out of the water.