It’s difficult to put into words quite how fantastic this actually is. Ever since the start of the Red Dwarf DVD releases, we – and loads of other fans – have been asking… well, where the fuck he was, frankly. When V and VI were released, we all thought we’d missed our chance. And here he is – talking about the genesis of the series. It’s more than I could have ever hoped for. Jesus, if anyone is wondering whether they still want this release, then here’s your answer.
And I have to give credit to John Lynam on the Webboard, who was the first person I saw to suggest that the “interesting and unexpected contributor” mentioned in the previous DVD Details article could indeed be Mr. Fat Bastard 2044 himself. I’d hoped that it would be him, but didn’t dare get too excited…
As for the others, Craig and Danny were expected, of course (although hasn’t all this information come early this year? It’s usually at least February before we get even the initial announcement) – but Hattie is slightly more unexpected, seeing as she’s only in one episode of Series 2. John Lenahan is fantastic news too, obviously. But Rob Grant is the news here. I suppose the real question is, though – will this mean the doccos have to go widescreen?
I deeply, deeply, deeply apologise. I mean, it’s not even funny.
Incidentally, whilst we’re speaking of Rob Grant, we’ll have a review up of Fat this weekend. And it’ll definitely happen, because I’m not the one writing it. We would have had it up earlier, but we had, erm, “technical problems”. Nice to see G&T’s record for excellence in technical matters is continuing into 2007.