‘Red Dwarf’ To Return In 2012: Smegging Awesome!

Growing up, I watched a lot of PBS.

I remember occasions when my two brothers and I would watch “Sesame Street” three times in one day.

It’s PBS where I discovered one of the loves of my life: “Doctor Who.”

There was also “Reading Rainbow,” “Square One” and “Star Hustler with Jack Horkheimer,” among many other programs.

Well, right behind “Doctor Who” in the lifelong love department was “Red Dwarf.” It took me a while to catch on to it, but since I could watch it three times in one day due to the schedules of regional stations, I had plenty of opportunities to figure out how good it was.

“Red Dwarf” was a combination of comedy and interesting science fiction ideas. Most important, it had a cast of characters that were compelling and had great chemistry.

Here is one of many memorable scenes for fans:

I apparently missed the announcement that “Red Dwarf” was starting up production again. I’m not quite sure how that happened. However, while checking on some show-related trivia last night, I came across news that they began shooting the tenth series Friday. What a great Christmas present for me!!!

The official “Red Dwarf” site begins its account of the pre-Christmas filming thusly:

It’s a cold Friday night in December, on a studio lot in the grounds of an old manor house six miles or so south of Heathrow. Three hundred people are crammed into the rows of seating that line one wall of the warehouse-sized Studio K. They’re watching a man in a blue tunic with a letter “H” glued to his forehead bossing around another man with a rubber mask and a funny walk. And they’re laughing. A lot.

Read the full report here.

This is so smegging awesome! The new episodes are set to begin airing in England in the fall of 2012. I can’t wait!

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