*turns calendar over* Awww, Kryten and Camille. Note the early-1990s UCI popcorn bucket. Most of this is a bit late. Sorry about that. We would have done something earlier, but it… fell off.
VIII MENUS: Wow. It’s hard to think of anything to say about them, as the pictures speak for themselves. The amount of detail, the number of different locations and the sheer *hugeness* of the think is incredible, especially considering it’s all been done for the benefit of one release. Although, why they’ve included a monkey entombed in ice I’ll never know.
IT2I2: Cheers to Cpt-D for mentioning this in our comments. Robert Llewellyn’s new DVD! Available to pre-order now, and the trailer is now online. It looks great; I was surprised at the scale of the production, expecting something more along the lines of the WomanWizard DVD. But according to the poster on this page, Universal and Working Title are involved. On the other hand, you’d expect such companies to be mentioned in the trailer, so those logos might be placeholders or mock-ups. But still, it looks to be professional quality – I was surprised to see so many performers, most notably Lisa Rogers and Tony Hawks! I’m really looking forward to this, and it’s only £15!
REGION 4 RELEASE DATE: This was actually announced last DVD Details article, but we didn’t notice. So: April 6th. Only a week after the Ashes-holders, so that’s not too bad is it, cobber?
MEMORABILIA: We’ve already covered the Swindon thing from this article, but don’t miss the bit at the bottom, which states that Mac McDonald and Craig Charles will both be attending the next Memorabilia. It’s the weekend before the VIII is released, though, which will be an interesting dilemna for anyone who orders from Play – go and meet Craig Charles, or watch the DVD? Incidentally, the Memorabilia website carries a nice little VIII advert. Lovely.
BTL: According to James Bull on the fan club forums (which I’m not allowed to link to, for some reason, and isn’t even viewable to non-members, for some reason), BTL #50 “is in the proof stage now and will be out in a matter of weeks”. He also promises that they’ll return to a regular time interval from now on, after making us wait nearly a year for #50. I was just surprised that BTL is proof-read…
Also, Grant Smith mentions on the forum that according to BTL editor Rory, all the “missing” issues of BTL (the ones that you can’t currently order as back issues) will be reprinted “eventually”. Whether this will be in full or in the annoying Re-Mastered format they started a few years back (whereby each mag was stripped down to eight pages, but still cost four quid), or in full, remains to be seen. Or indeed whether it will happen at all. But a full reprint would be excellent, and I’d buy them.
Wah, the Series VIII DVD is still nearly two months away!