Red Dwarf coda: too little, too late?Posted: 27 January 2009
There were rumours about this one too, but a Bobby Llew better known as Kryten (not Captain Canuck) got the twitterverse talkin’ before the British media pounced on it on Tuesday.
For a better part of this decade, I’ve sort of drowned out the possibility of a Red Dwarf movie just because it never seemed to get off the ground. In my mind, if it had to continue from Series VIII, it had to be a coda that could at least tie up all the loose ends. But bringing the boys from the Dwarf back to Earth?! That was a distant goal that pre-occupied the early series, and distant it remained, until now.
I was wary when I read the news reports initially, but I’m optimistic that something can be salvaged after a ten-year hiatus, and that Red Dwarf gets some much-needed closure. With an Easter airing (possibly the same night as Doctor Who: “Planet of the Dead”), it makes me wish I were in the UK for that weekend!