Red Dwarf XI teaser trailer looks like serious sci-fi – until the very end

An ominous soundtrack, moody shots of a barren moon, shadowy beings, strange goings-on - but then the theme tune kicks in...

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A trailer for the trailer for the new series of Red Dwarf has landed, and if we didn’t know better we’d think it was for a dark and deadly sci-fi movie.

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Along with the doom-laden chords of the soundtrack, here’s a gloomy shot of a spaceship crashed on a barren moon…

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…shadowy figures with guns tracking something through the dark…

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…more ominous goings-on in what looks like an operating theatre…

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…and a robot/alien/alien robot seen through murky red light.

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Yes, it seems Red Dwarf has completely changed it’s tone…

…until that jaunty them tune bursts in at the end and Lister, Rimmer and co get doused in something unpleasant.

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Now that’s more like it…

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The new series of Red Dwarf starts on Dave on 22nd September