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WATCH: Full trailer for Red Dwarf TV movie The Promised Land drops

March 20th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oh, how long have we Red Dwarf fans waited for a movie? Well, from about 1988, actually.

And now, finally, in a couple of weeks, we will finally have one as Dave announces Red Dwarf: The Promised Land for broadcast on April 9th.

With the crew of Red Dwarf on the run, with Lister mistaken as a god, this looks like pure Douglas Adams level crazy… just as it should be.

Check out the new poster (awesome) above and the trailer – and previously released teaser trailer – below.

The new 90-minute special is the thirteenth outing of the legendary sci-fi comedy. It reunites the original cast of Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) and sees the return of Holly (Norman Lovett) the much loved ship’s computer.

Written and directed by Doug Naylor, it was recorded in front of a live studio audience over two nights at the world famous Pinewood Studios.

Three million years ago… David Lister, a vending machine repairman, was sentenced to eighteen months in suspended animation for smuggling his pregnant cat aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. While Lister remained in stasis, a radiation leak killed the rest of the crew.

Safely sealed in the hold, the cats evolved into humanoid form. The cats now roam deep space in a fleet of their own… The special will see the posse meet three cat clerics (Tom Bennett, Mandeep Dhillon, Lucy Pearman) who worship Lister as their God. Lister vows to help them as they’re being hunted by Rodon, the ruthless feral cat leader (Ray Fearon) who has vowed to wipe out all cats who worship anyone but him.

Additional Cast Information: Tom Bennett (Rocketman, David Brent: Life on the Road, Phone Shop, Only Fools and Horses: The Musical) Mandeep Dhillon (Afterlife, Some Girls, Fried) Ray Fearon ( Fleabag, Beauty and the Beast, In Search of Shakespeare) Lucy Pearman (Mister Winner, The Mind of Herbert Clunkerdunk) Al Roberts (Stath Lets Flats, King Gary, Truth Seekers)

Welcome to the Promised Land on Thursday 9th April

Here’s the original teaser trailer:

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….