IAN: Welcome back online, sir. How are you feeling?
JOHN: I can’t remember anything. I don’t know who I am. What is this place? Who are you?
IAN: Ah, you have a touch of amnesia. That’s quite common after such a long period in Deep Sleep. You’ve been out for just over twelve days.
JOHN: Twelve days?
IAN: Actually, I woke you last Friday, but you absolutely insisted on another three days.
So, what’s the best thing to do when Red Dwarf gets possibly its best DVD release yet? Erm, go AWOL for practically two weeks. Sorry about that. No doubt, however, you’ve all been too busy watching the VII DVD and reading the online comic to notice.
FLIBBLE PUPPET: TOS, then. And: Is something amiss? God no, what could possibly be amiss, when you see… pictures like that. Perfect. I don’t think there’s any more that needs to be said. Should be with us by the end of the month, although you’ll be able to buy it at Memorabilia.
HEADKNOCKERS: Oooh. OOOOH. Excellent. I must admit, I didn’t expect these to be episode-specific ones – nor did I expect anything other than the main characters to be represented. The Inquisitor, Kryten with Psi-scan, and Fearless Lister to come at the end of the month (and again, at Memorabilia), with Psi-Virus Rimmer, Duane Dibbley, and a Psiren coming in the New Year. Excellent choice of characters. I WANT TO SEE A KOCHANSKI ONE BECAUSE THEN I CAN SET IT OFF NODDING AGAINST MY CROTCH AND IT’LL LOOK LIKE SHE’S GIVING ME A BLOWJOB HA HA HA.
BRITTAS BOXSET SIGNING: Chris Barrie. Silverscreen. Oxford Street, London. Friday 25th November. Between 12.30 and 2.00pm. Have fun. If you don’t want to have fun, however, read Sci-Fi Online’s review of the boxset. Apparently, the first series “hasn’t aged very well” (erm, what?), “has enough homophobic, sexist and racist jokes (well, one of each actually) to make people “tut” in these more enlightened times” (not getting character jokes, there – and surely you should be concentrating more on the positive and groundbreaking portrayal of Tim and Gavin?), and “a little like a cross between Fawlty Towers and Hi-De-Hi (if you can imagine how truly horrendous that would be)” (actually quite an accurate description – but seeing how both shows are great, how could it possibly be horrendous?) STOP GETTING BRITTAS WRONG!
Oh dear, I do believe G&T has finally jumped the shark with that last quote.
CZECHMATE / CZECH IT OUT / DOUBLE CZECH AND MATE SUCKER / RETRO? CZECH. BOOSTERS? CZECH / ETC: They get a IV release – no extras. That it all. Bonus points for the subtle quoting in the TOS headline, though. Sadly, subtle is something we haven’t quite got the hang of yet.
FILM CELLS: Remember Argos was going to have an exclusive one of these – the VII set? Well, with its non-appearance in the latest Argos catalogue, here’s the latest about it from Andrew on the Webboard:
“Irritatingly we’re still waiting for word on the Argos
release. It seems they may not be doing the exclusive
after all. So we’re still holding on to find out if it’ll come
out as a wide release, as a limited edition somewhere else,
if Argos will run it at a later date, or if it just won’t come
out at all.
Show of hands, please: who was interested in the Argos
one? (Enough interest they may go for a general release.)”
Well, if sales of the VII DVD are anything to go by, they may want to go for general release. Again, from Andrew on the Webboard:
“On day of launch we were officially number 2 in the UK, only tailing Star Wars Episode III.
There has been some celebration at GNP and 2 entertain… :-)
Excellent. And today’s tip for enjoying the VII DVD even more? Go straight to the Switching Chips chapter on Tikka To Ride. It’s a really good episode then…