You see, because the box says “Made in Titan”, and we’re Ganymede and… oh, look, forget it.
Anyway, do you want to win a copy of Bodysnatcher? Of course you do. And you already can. But do you ALSO want to win a copy of Just the Smegs AND a weird funky headset thing worn by Ed Bye during the making of the Remastered episodes? You do? Well, aren’t we a greedy ungrateful bastard? Luckily, GNP, BBC Worldwide and Youtube are your friend.
Yes, you’ve probably seen this already, but in the interests of completeness, let’s cover it : go to this Youtube video, and in addition to seeing Bobby Llew being his usual ebulliently funny self, you’ll find information about a rather good competition that the Beeb’s Youtube channel is currently running – essentially, the aim is to create a video review of your favourite Dwarf episode, series, DVD or DVD extra. Well, they say “favourite”, but they also stress that the review doesn’t necessarily have to be glowingly positive – so presumably, by “favourite”, they actually mean “the one you feel most like talking about”.
Anyway, there’s a lot of scope, and the competition will deliberately reward creativity in the writing and making of the video as opposed to what your opinions actually are. It’s ridiculously simple to enter, too – every household nowadays must at the very least have a webcam or a mobile that records video – and all you have to do is upload your video to Youtube, then post it as a “Video response” to Robert’s original missive. The deadline is 9th November, and Youtube users will vote on their preferred submissions by adding them to their Favourites list – creating a shortlist from which Robert himself will choose the winning entry! One winner will get the spangly headset and the two DVD boxsets, and there’ll be boxsets for runners up, as well. Oh, and unlike most Dwarf competitions, it’s open worldwide!
It’s a shame that the Youtube community as a whole hasn’t always shown itself to be a shining beacon of taste, rationality and good sense, but we can but hope that the best videos will shine through. And if you needed any more incentive to get cracking, how about the fact that the competition’s been open since Friday, the info video has been viewed nearly twelve thousand times, but there still hasn’t been a single video response? Get in there!
But don’t steal my idea.