Red Dwarf, Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993)

 

DVD poster for Red Dwarf - Gunman of the Apocalypse (1993)

DVD poster for Red Dwarf – Gunman of the Apocalypse (1993) ©IMDb

 

Writer: Rob Grant, Doug Naylor

Director: Andy De Emmony

Starring: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Production Company: Grant Naylor

Kent Locations Used: Filmed in Laredo Wild West Town, Longfield, Kent

In Gunmen of the Apocalypse (Season 6, Ep 3), cult Sci-fi TV Series Red Dwarf visited Kent.  The crew of Starbug intercept a battleship carrying murderous cyborgs called “Simulants” which infect the Starbug with a virus. Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) deliberately infects himself with the virus to find an antidote. Rimmer (Chris Barrie), Lister (Craig Charles) and Cat (Danny John-Jules), end up in the computer simulation of a Wild West town, facing four outlaws, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, whom they must defeat.

The episode stars Chris Barrie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Craig Charles (Coronation Street), Danny John-Jules (Blade II, Death in Paradise), and Robert Llewellyn (Mirrormask) star.

The computer simulation was filmed in Laredo Wild West Town, in North Kent, claiming the only Wild West barn location not in the United States. It has previously been used in the feature film about J.M. Barrie – Finding Neverland (2004)

Red Dwarf Gunmen of the Apocalypse was first shown on television in 1993.

Official Trailer linkhttp://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5vez2u

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For more information about filming in Kent please contact: filmoffice@kent.gov.uk 

For more information on Red Dwarf, Gunmen of the Apocalypse (1993): http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0684158/fullcredits/

For more information on The Laredo Wild West Town: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/inside-laredo-the-secret-membersonly-wild-west-town-in-england