Red Dwarf XI trailer frame-by-frame analysis!

It’s finally here. The first full trailer for the eleventh series of the cult BBC sci-fi sitcom Red Dwarf. I haven’t read the set reports available online so I won’t be totally adept at Series XI yet, but I’ll try my darnedest.

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Watch the trailer here!


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We open on what I hope is a model shot. It’s the small rouge one herself Red Dwarf in orbit over a very cloudy red-ish planet.

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It fades to a shot of the ship in the same place, but we’re lower down to the planet’s surface and there appear to be three suns in the background?

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A rather foggy room, with a few standard issue chairs in the foreground and a bright light shining through the mist.

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A dark and moody corridor. I have heard from fans that were in the audience praise of the lighting department. This corridor looks fab, especially the glowing red (eyes??) at the far side.

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“I’m picking up lifesigns in corridor Beta 12” Rimmer directs the Dwarfers down a smoke filled corridor. Note all three are triumphing the return of the glorious weapons, the Bazookoids!

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Some very nasty looking spaceships gather. There’s three I can spot and a couple of planets dotted about. Have the crew pissed off another battle fleet?

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Ooh doesn’t he look nasty. A big cheerful grin on such a grumpy sod. I reckon that’s a bed in the extreme foreground and judging by the medical scans on the computer to the right this is an operation theatre of some sort. And I suppose that’s what those claws on his right hand are used for. And the giant hoover on his left…

A door slams shut. Judging by the lighting and warning tape on the foot of the door this isn’t the Dwarf. Quite possibly the ship with those dark eerie corridor.

Incidentally, this beginning part is edited and cropped like a horror movie. We’re obviously intended to think Dr Choppy above is chasing the crew in his ship.

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“That’s where we are!” Lister shouts back to Rimmer. Is he talking into his sleeve? I wasn’t aware Red Dwarf had moved into sci-fi cliche wrist communicators. Come to think of it… What did they use to talk to Rimmer on missions in previous series? Was it the Psi Scanner?

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“Then you should be able to see them! Get out of there RUN!” The set he’s on appears to be very similar to that of Series 6/7 Starbug only bathed in blue light. So either this is Starbug or they’re forgetting ship continuity for the millionth time.

 

A silhouette of Dr Choppy as he wanders into yet more smoke. We’re going properly horror film cliche here. He appears to have brought half the BBQ set with him.

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The Dwarfers turn, bracing their Bazookoids and looking around for these ‘lifeforms’ Rimmer is talking about.

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It’s the source of those glowing red lights mentioned earlier. And it was pointed out on Twitter that he looks quite a lot like an alien seen in Doctor Who’s 2013 episode ‘The Rings of Akhaten’. Same design departments?

The boys turn, Bazookoids at the ready.

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We cut to something splashing into water. Bit of an odd one but this looks like an Auton orb from 1970’s Doctor Who story: Spearhead from Space…

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“Not that way! The other way! Move!”

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Some very fast editing, as the crew try to workout who might be chasing them…

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“Wait wait wait. Could these lifesigns, by any chance, be us?!”

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“Ah… Yes” And there breaks the horror movie element of the trailer. A laugh from the audience. Very nice to see Dave subverting expectations and mixing up the trailer.

The old faithful theme music starts playing, as Starbug flies away from some sort of ocean planet. Note the shockwave and weird black smudge creeping over the planet’s surface. You can also note the ‘Dave’ logo fade in on the bottom right.

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A fly-by of the new Red Dwarf model. This seems to be the same shot used in the teasers on Dave, which show the word ‘Dave’ written on the name badge. This model looks incredible, back to it’s giant squat form. I never quite liked the elongated version from Series VIII.

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Red-eye fires a shot. There’s lots of red lighting enveloping this ship too. He’s surrounded by pipes and all manner of maintenance gubbins.

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The shot lands on a pipe near Lister. His Bazookoid primed.

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“Ooooowww” Cat yelps in joy. He’s also surrounded by pipes and such. There also appears to be a woman in blue with an afro-style haircut walking away… Is Cat finally going to get his end away?

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Starbug crashes into a desert planet. You know they make it out of that stuff cute little dolls are made of? That’s why it always survives crashes.

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Smegging hell a bendy-bus wouldn’t need a three point turn to get out of those nostrils.

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A… space vibrator? The sped up footage makes it seem like the ship (vibrator) itself is exploding. But slowing the frames down it’s clear the explosion comes from behind it and blasts it off course.

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Kryten is shot by several darts. The suit is looking much better than the poster Dave released where he looked like an overgrown inflatable toy. Rimmer is doing a very Rimmer thing and using him as a shield, but in a change of heart he’s holding a Bazookoid and appears ready to fire…

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Rimmer is teleported away from the flight deck. Let’s get out of here before they bring him back! Lots of dials and switches behind Rimmer’s chair give the cockpit the look of a submarine.

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Starbug flies through an exploding factory. The boys have a knack for escaping in the nick of time.

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Lister and Cat are hit in the back and are thrown forwards. Lister appears to be holding a wad of folded envelopes?

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“Do you know what the difference is between you and me?” The bunks are looking very orange? Note Rimmer’s still got his collection of newspaper clippings of people with the same name to boost his ego. And is that the revision timetable from his astro-nav exams?

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“I can’t store hand luggage in my nostrils” The nostril jokes are back! Lister’s bunk is a similar shade of orange, and decorated with relics from the show’s past. The picture with Jim Bexley-Speed, the London Jet Juniors poster. And Lister is holding an ice cream.

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Some stuff falls down onto the Dwarfers. All four are here so it doesn’t look like the same scenes from the ‘horror film’ corridor earlier. They’re all holding Bazookoids and Lister has the Psi Scan.

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Red Dwarf Series 11, exclusively on Dave starting 22nd of Smegtember.

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