Dear Sci-fi Online
you please please please tell me what on earth is going on
with the Red Dwarf movie? I know you print regular news updates,
but is this film really likely to get made now?
currently have sweepstakes running in the office - most of
us think that it (like the Hitchhiker's movie) will
never get made and if it does it will be a pile of steaming
opinion here is that the last few TV series have been rubbish
and a movie would be a huge messy mistake. The movie will
be funded with mainly American money and did you see the mess
they made of Red Dwarf USA? If you've never heard of
this then let me fill you in.
Dwarf USA was an American spin on the UK show. Only it
was shite and never got past the pilot stage - a second attempt
at a pilot even saw Terry Farrell (Jadzia Dax in Star Trek:
Deep Space Nine) playing The Cat???!!? Back in my days
at Dreamwatch I interviewed the original Cat, Danny
John Jules - a very friendly man - who found it extremely
frustrating that they had recast everyone so badly. [update
- since this reply was written we have interviewed Danny John
Jules again. He is still amused at how much of a mess the
Americans made of the pilot. Check out the interview by clicking
the whole movie idea will quietly slip away and we'll never
hear any more about it...