John’s Newsround – 30/1/04

The DJXII Blue Midget.Sigh. After all that excitement, let’s get on with things.

  • TOS updates, then. Firstly, there’s DJXII, which we’ve reported on – but new info is that Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, and Norman ‘Every other year’ Lovett have already confirmed – with the magical caveat “work permitting”. Forms and stuff are also now avaliable on TOS (as well as on TORDFC) – that page also gives us a look at the logo. (UPDATE: Actually, it hasn’t. It’s just a temporary one knocked up by Andrew Ellard. See comments.) Very classy, although it’s a pity it’s the Re-mastered Blue Midget…
  • This is just great, though. Buy the two new Red Dwarf T-shirts from (released, erm, tomorrow – review soon, probably) from RDSUK for £34.99, and get the VI DVD for half-price – that’s £7.49! Even before this offer was announced, we recommended you go to RDSUK – now you’d be stupid not to. Cancel your Play orders. They’re tax-dodging fascists anyway. Maybe.
  • Oh, and there’s a glimpse of the Region 4 artwork – along with a release date: April 7th. HA HA WE GET OURS ON THE 21ST FEBRUARY AND EVEN AMERICA GETS IT ON 15TH MARCH YOU’RE RUBBISH.
  • Onto fansite news. Austin of Garbage World has updated his Science of Red Dwarf article with a section on Series V. Groovetown now has a new forum moderator in The White Hole‘s Cappsy, but is still looking for a song editor. And Seb Patrick is having problems with Fuchal, but all should be sorted out soon. And just when is Danny going to update RDZ?

Go on, leave me plenty of comments. We’ve got over 4000 to make up for…

33 Responses to John’s Newsround – 30/1/04

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  1. “You poor Australian fans. Red Dwarf VI will be arriving in Region 4 on DVD on April 7th. That’s even later than the American release for V and VI of March 15th. How you suffer for your devotion.”

    You see? Andrew Ellard understands. Not enough to change the release date, though, I’ll bet.

  2. “HA HA WE GET OURS ON THE 21ST FEBRUARY AND EVEN AMERICA GETS IT ON 15TH MARCH YOU’RE RUBBISH.”

    Thank you so much for your sensitivity.
    Cunt. >:-[

  3. “Cancel your Play orders. They’re tax-dodging fascists anyway. Maybe.”

    You could go the HIGNFY way, and just add Alledgedly to the end :)

  4. Just FYI, that logo is something I knocked up quickly for rd.co.uk – it’s only temporary until the club deliver their official DJ XII logo.

    Sorry about the wait in Region 4. We can’t do anything to change it, but believe me I have utter sympathy.

  5. Well, they might get the movie made over there, and then get to sneak onto the set and fly over it in helicopters, so it’s only fair :)

    Thanks Andrew

  6. I never did understand why they gave Blue Midget legs like that.

  7. “I never did understand why they gave Blue Midget legs like that.”

    Same here. The legged BM was first seen before VIII was even written soit can;t have been purely for *that* dance scene. Maybe they thought having it walk would be funny in some way? God I hate jokes purely based on CGI.

  8. “Maybe they thought having it walk would be funny in some way?”

    Not necessarily

  9. They probably just wanted it to look cooler. It’s a nice idea, but two things stop it being good:

    a) It looks rubbish compared to the old modelwork, and
    b) I really like the original idea of Blue Midget – as a car. Putting legs on it dilutes this idea, really – as you’re concentrating more on the legs than anything else.

  10. I wish they’d do a similar T-shirt offer for Region 1. It’s a bit crap that they haven’t…I’m very, very jealous.

  11. Concenrating on the legs? lol

    Not taking the piss John, just made me chuckle :D

  12. Her long, blue, shaply legs.

  13. I remember when G&T used to be about family values.

  14. It was never about family values :D

  15. Yes it is. It’s about love and big domestic arguments.

  16. Ian ‘Big Love’ Symes. He’s got it written on all his stationary

  17. Links don’t work in comments no more. FIX THIS.

  18. My last light bulb in my room is about to die. FIX THIS.

  19. I have erection problems. FIX THIS.

  20. Is that some sort of reference to him being Jewish?

  21. No, it was me “accidentally” misreading erection as election to be funny. Haha.

  22. Don’t try and get out of it, Flibble. We all know it was a reference to a famous literary character who had erection problems and was Jewish. Along with the deep-seated Jewish belief that erection problems are deeply offensive. You are a racist, sir, a racist.

  23. Flibble should work for the Labour election campaign. Sure his posters would go down a treat and be welcome after he turned Blair’s eyes red back in ’97.

  24. and Norman ‘Every other year’ Lovett

    I spoke to Norman on Friday. He says he’s looking forward to DJ.

    Last year, Norman wasn’t invited to Dimension Jump, thats why he wasn’t there. The fan club can only afford so many of the cast.

  25. Oh so they actually get paid to go?

  26. Yeah, it’s their profession. They are there to entertain us. They do have a good laugh and a good time too obviously.

  27. I just noticed, John got the date wrong on this. The great feckin eejit.

  28. They don’t enjoy it. They only do it to get paid, and they laugh at you when you’re not there.

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