DwarfCast 35 – The End: Original Assembly Commentary

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The latest in our bi-yearly commentary series

DwarfCasts from Ganymede & TitanAs we approach Series X, almost all of G&T gathered to warm up our vocal chords and surprising opinions. Join John, Ian, Cappsy, Danny and, very occasionally, the fan club’s Jo as we talk over The End: Original Assembly (we’re just too cool for the broadcast version) from the Bodysnatcher DVD and then later, in what can only be described as a ‘special treat’, the Series 1 deleted scenes.

DwarfCast 35 – The End: Original Assembly (67.84MB)

If you’re very unlucky we’ll be recording a few more regular ‘Casts before Red Dwarf X turns up, but if not we’ll see you in a few months for instant reactions and anything else we decide to foist on you.

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26 Responses to DwarfCast 35 – The End: Original Assembly Commentary

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  1. How long is this guys? My downloaded copy came to an abrupt end at 36 mins.

  2. Mine came in at a cool 57 minutes. Brilliant as always!

  3. G&T Admin

    Yeah should be 57. I think the file should be OK if other people have heard the whole thing. Does it do the same after downloading again?

  4. Curious. One scene is described as ‘tweed.’ Is tweed the synonym du jour for ham, salad and pony?

  5. I read the novel before I saw The End and I always wondered how the exam scene would have played to someone who hadn’t read it. A shame it doesn’t quite come across as intended.

    Also I think there is evidence of audience sweetening in the episode Bodyswap. If you watch the original broadcast and then the remastered (I totally understand if you didn’t make it that far) you’ll notice that the milkshake and the crispie bar reveal gets a much higher laugh in the original than on the remastered.

    I’m sure Red Dwarf hasn’t used audience sweetening in any other series but I’ve a feeling there may be a soupcon in series 3.

  6. > I’m sure Red Dwarf hasn’t used audience sweetening in any other series

    If any it’s got to be VII. Right? Right…??

  7. >I read the novel before I saw The End and I always wondered how the exam scene would have played to someone who hadn’t read it. A shame it doesn’t quite come across as intended.

    I confess that I didn’t understand the thinking behind Rimmer putting a handprint on his exam paper on my first few viewings. I’m not sure if the novel enlightened me, or just confirmed a later theory.

  8. How does one sweeten an audience?

  9. G&T Admin

    Give them treats. Or sprinkle sugar on them…

  10. G&T Admin

    Also I think there is evidence of audience sweetening in the episode Bodyswap. If you watch the original broadcast and then the remastered (I totally understand if you didn’t make it that far) you’ll notice that the milkshake and the crispie bar reveal gets a much higher laugh in the original than on the remastered.

    I have it on good authority that the live studio audience for Bodyswap barely laughed at all…

  11. G&T Admin

    Curious. One scene is described as ‘tweed.’ Is tweed the synonym du jour for ham, salad and pony?

    Having now listened to the podcast, you’ve misheard the word ‘twee’.

  12. I loved the longer length of this podcast. It was like all bonussy stuff at the end. Also, the smeg ups chat afterwards was so far removed from the actual smeg ups happening on screen, that for once I didn’t feel that I was missing out through just listening to the audio.

    >I confess that I didn’t understand the thinking behind Rimmer putting a handprint on his exam paper on my first few viewings. I’m not sure if the novel enlightened me, or just confirmed a later theory.

    I always assumed in the TV series that this was just Rimmer losing it. The equivalent of writing ‘I am a fish’. And that the novel actually introduced the idea of Rimmer trying to find the answers in the hand print.

    Also, I love listening to others talking about Red Dwarf. Can’t wait for “Ganymede & Titan- THE Red Dwarf Podcast” to start.

  13. Got it; thanks, Ian. Of course now I’ve forgotten which scene that was about. :)

    Those like me who don’t have Bodysnatcher were at a big disadvantage this time, even with much of the cut material included in the deleted scenes. Sometimes I worked out what scene the scene was either from context or by hearing your tv faintly in the background, but just as often I was flummoxed. The second half made up for it though, and it would be nice to hear commentaries on the deleted scenes from other series sometime. Great as always to get a new DwarfCast.

  14. Twenty mins in…no seizures here. Huzzah. Yours, a shit epileptic.

    Ooh. The Series One DVD was also the first DVD *I* bought, and I too got it before I owned a DVD Player. It was another seven or eight weeks before I had a DVD player (my main christmas present that year) – I used to watch it on my brother’s Playstation.

    I actually found the first draft of my handwritten review the other day, which I ended up sending to BTL. Way back when, when I preordered the DVDs months in advance from play.com, and they always arrived on the saturday morning before appearing in the shops on the monday…happy days.

  15. Oh yeah, it was the first DVD I bought as well and I didn’t have a DVD player so I had to watch it at my parent’s house.

    Ten damn years.

  16. A great listen and a good laugh, as always.

    My first DVD was also Series One (that and Zoolander). Got them both for Christmas. Had to wait another five months before I owned a DVD player though, so I had to use my brother’s PS2 that he got that year too.

  17. >I actually found the first draft of my handwritten review the other day, which I ended up sending to BTL. Way back when, when I preordered the DVDs months in advance from play.com, and they always arrived on the saturday morning before appearing in the shops on the monday…happy days.

    Stop teasing us, Si. Post it.

  18. Can’t you just dig out your old BTLs? I remember being moaned at by, I think, former TORDFC Chair Jane, as she was the poor sap who had to type up my 6(?) page report. Maybe… if I can be in any way bothered.

  19. >Can’t you just dig out your old BTLs?

    I think I quit the club in about 2000, so it’s after my time. Don’t think I’ve got any BTLs anymore, actually. My Red Dwarf collection is just books, DVDs and a meagre collection of smegazines.

  20. The issue of BTL that contained my RD I review also had this feature lurking over the page:

  21. “Humour: ***” – BTL

    That’s one for the recommendations.

  22. ‘All scenes are presented essentially as shit.’ :D

  23. If anyone’s interested, I’ve just posted the other DVD review I had printed in BTL, for the RDIII DVD. It’s here: http://wp.me/p2hGD8-y

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