Expo-nentially more.

On the surface, this is good news. Chris Barrie is to appear at the London Expo on the 18th and 19th of October. This is yet another chance for the fans to chat to their rival, and get another piece of their merchandise signed. Marvellous. However, as Chief Winged News Monkey Tracy Brennan points out, the last we heardon the Movie was that it will start shooting in Australia in October. Admittedly, we didn’t get an exact date, but the 18th is a little too close for comfort. We hope to God that Chris will fly out pretty soon after his appearance at the Expo, but if not… well, it doesn’t bare thinking about. The consequences could be dreadful.

Speaking of dreadful things, new pictures of the Red Dwarf and Starbug Corgi models have been posted on Big Blake. Now, in fairness, the Starbug one doesn’t look too bad. Not quite as clean-loosfkfing as the Playset version, but they’ve done a good job with it. The Red Dwarf one, however, is FUCKING ATROCIOUS. I’m having difficulty remembering a worse piece of merchandise. Aside from the fact that Corgi have based their design on that of a big red pencil, just look at the scoop. It’s tiny. The ship itself isn’t an eighth as detailed as the one we see on telly. We didn’t expect a scale reconstruction, but we didn’t expect it to be as plain and bare as this. I am incandescent with rage.

In other news, the Holy Trinity of us, Back in the Red and The White Hole are continuing to prosper. Cappsy has added some excellent downloads of Norman Lovett’s stand-up. Well, I assume they’re excellent. I wish I had fucking broadband. Meanwhile, Matt has hosted some, quite frankly, disturbing pictures of last Saturday’s fan club Manchester Meet. In fact, I’d like to take this opportunity to, on behalf of John and I, thank Matt, Joey, Karl, Curtis, Mick, Nicky, Dan and Snip for a thoroughly excellent evening. And as for G&T’s latest big thing, you’ll see on the 4th September…

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