DwarfCast 36 – Trojan: Instant Reaction

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DwarfCasts from Ganymede & TitanThis is Dwarfcast 36 – or Live Dwarfcast 1 – our instant reaction to Trojan. Present are G&T staffers Ian Symes, Jonathan Capps and Danny Stephenson, along with Jo Sharples and Jezzmund Tutu from the Official Red Dwarf Fan Club. As well as discussing all aspects of the first episode of Series X in excruciating detail, we’ve got interviews with Bill Pearson, Craig Charles and Doug Naylor direct from the red carpet at Wednesday’s premiere. There’s also comments from our excellent community and a preview of next week’s episode.

DwarfCast 36 – Trojan: Instant Reaction (71.7MB)

Now, when we did this live, the first part of our discussion was presented with Davros-type effects over the top. This was a mistake that unfortunately we’ve not been able to rectify for this downloadable version. It’s still vaguely listenable – you can make out everything we say, but it’s rather annoying. If you want to skip ahead to the good bits, though, everything from the Bill Pearson interview onwards is fine, and you can find that fourteen minutes in.

Thank you and sorry again to all those who stuck with us and listened live. Fingers crossed, all the little problems will be ironed out next Thursday (October 11th) when we tackle Fathers & Suns, live from 10pm.

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65 Responses to DwarfCast 36 – Trojan: Instant Reaction

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  1. Great! I didn’t get a chance to listen to it live last night. I only have my iPod to use to listen to it though. Will it be available to download on iTunes a little later, too?

  2. G&T Admin

    This has been uploaded in the same way as all the rest of our Dwarfcasts, so it’s winging its way to all the usual places.

  3. Said before bot this really was a top notch Dwarfcast. I want to see your series XI ones on the DVD ;-)

  4. Couldn’t listen last night as the livecast didn’t seem to be iPhone friendly. Top work though guys. This kind of stuff really adds to the new series experience. Kudos to all you lovely cunts

  5. Thanks. Sounds like a Dalek tea party though….. :D

  6. G&T Admin

    Yes, but only for the first fourteen minutes.

  7. The first 14 minutes are a bit dodgy but soon after it kicks in and feels like classic era Dwarfcast. Bill Pearson did excellent work in a very short amount of time too

  8. >The first 14 minutes are a bit dodgy but soon after it kicks in and feels like classic era Dwarfcast. Bill Pearson did excellent work in a very short amount of time too

    Agreed. Ever since the big split when Seb left, the Dwarfcasts have verged on parody but I thought this showed good potential for the next five episodes.

  9. >The first 14 minutes are a bit dodgy but soon after it kicks in and feels like classic era Dwarfcast. Bill Pearson did excellent work in a very short amount of time too

    Agreed. Ever since the big split when Seb left, the Dwarfcasts have verged on parody but I thought this showed good potential for the next five episodes.

    Yeh I always thought that Seb was full of such self importance……

  10. Great Dwarfcast, great interviews, great thoughts. However, I swear there was a VT sequence at the episode 2 recording that showed Pree on the big screen in the drive room because I remember thinking at the time that it looked fucking awesome and it’s an image that’s stuck with me since.

  11. I swear there was a VT sequence at the episode 2 recording that showed Pree on the big screen in the drive room because I remember thinking at the time that it looked fucking awesome and it’s an image that’s stuck with me since.

    There was. And I thought it was just a placeholder effect for the recording because I wasn’t expecting the finished article to literally just be the back of their heads in front of a green screen with Pree keyed in. Why would the entire fourth wall be a giant monitor?

  12. G&T Admin

    I have absolutely no memory of that!

  13. > Why would the entire fourth wall be a giant monitor?

    Why wouldn’t it be? There’s no reason for it to be a conventional viewscreen.

  14. Great Dwarfcast as ever. Are John and Tanya going to join you for one though?

  15. G&T Admin

    At some point – it’s all down to availability though; John and Tanya were both working late on Thursday night, so they couldn’t watch the episode live.

  16. I thought Pree just appeared on the monitors hanging just infront of the audience…

  17. …I just wish she had been stood in front of us in the flesh…. **Rubs thighs in a Vic Reeves manner**

  18. This has been uploaded in the same way as all the rest of our Dwarfcasts, so it’s winging its way to all the usual places.

    Thanks for letting me know.

    Just listened to it and it was definitely worth the wait!

  19. Note how rimmer stroked the quantum rod and thats how to explain it bringing his brother.
    Or did it take them 3 million years to him?makes sense but it wouldnt of taken red dwarf..

  20. also never a cat fan but he stole it, the moose pay-off, when he came in n u know even dum cat knows,
    and hes like lottery what? n then, is he swedish?

  21. I thought Pree just appeared on the monitors hanging just infront of the audience…

    Nah, one of the VTs was definitely that shot from the rear as they see Pree on the big screen. The reason I remember so clearly is… quite embarrassing. It put me in mind of the entrance videos from an old WWF Smackdown game on the PS1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JJIFLZpQPU&feature=fvwrel). Rather than have the wrestlers walk down an aisleway with their signature promo video playing on the big screen stage set behind them, they literally walked on the spot in front of their video which I always thought looked cheap and dumb. And that VT made me think of that, which is why I figured it was a rough placeholder to be improved later.

  22. Hey everyone, complete n00b to the G&T site yet long-time Dwarf fan, since the late 80’s when I was 5 and probably should have been watching cartoons rather than the Dwarf. Much like Rimmer, I blame my parents.

    Just listened to my first Dwarfcast today and apart from the sound troubles, I thought it was excellent and felt compelled to let you guys know. I look forward to the next one!

  23. G&T Admin

    Welcome, takerdemon! Glad you liked the DwarfCast, we should be in much better shape this week,

  24. The Krytie TV and Tikka To Ride DwarfCasts are both absolute hoots takerdemon!

  25. This thread must not, under any circumstances, become Butter Thread 2.

  26. This thread must not, under any circumstances, become Butter Thread 2.

    Is this an attempt to SPREAD dissent?

  27. I see what you did there.

    I know. I feel bad. It’s a slippery slope. *pat pat*

  28. Your getting margarine close there.

  29. I can’t believe this isn’t a butter thread.

  30. You’re all mentally ill.

    You’re all Meadow Lea ill.

    …do you guys get that brand over there?

  31. Thanks all for the warm welcome!

    I guess it’s my churn to try and go one butter with the puns, unfortunately I’m a not very good at this because I’m a complete anchor. Oh boy, I’m on a roll.

    With any luck, I am going to fit in well here.

  32. Can I just ask, takerdemon, how do you only just discover G&T? How/Where did you find out about the site? We’ve all been here years, there were only about four websites on the entire internet when we started. I’m curious as to how people manage to stumble upon this god-forsaken place afresh.

  33. Can I just ask, takerdemon, how do you only just discover G&T? How/Where did you find out about the site? We’ve all been here years, there were only about four websites on the entire internet when we started. I’m curious as to how people manage to stumble upon this god-forsaken place afresh.

    Sure. As I mentioned above, I’ve been a fairly hard-core fan since childhood (I remember having an Ace Rimmer Worlds tour t-shirt in primary school and all the VHS tapes) but I’ve never been too active in the community other than occasionally visiting the official website and attending the Carbug reveal in London back in 2009. I can’t cite any reason but laziness for that.

    Anyway with series X being new, I began seeing more retweets and such from the Dwarf cast from fansites such as G&T so I decided to follow to see what it was all about. Alas myself now being here and trying to get involved because it seems like a fantastic community (I bet I’ll regret saying that!)

    After years of wanting to go to Dimension Jump, listening to your last DJ casts made it clear, I am going to the next one in 2013! It’s a must even if I attend solo!

  34. Oh, wish I could get to DJ again. I may have mentioned this before. DJ is great, but it’s going to cost me nearly £300, and that’s before travel expenses and spending money! Have made it twice in the past, though, and, if you’ve got it, it’s worth every penny.

  35. G&T Admin

    We got a tonne of new people commenting on the site during BtE, but a great deal of them disappeared when it finished. I hope the fact that Series X is spread out over six weeks will mean more of the new people stick around.

    In other news, Ian and Jo have just recorded an interview with Rebecca Blackstone for this week’s DwarfCast. I was at work, so was unable to join them and now I’m extremely jealous because apparently she was lovely.

  36. In other news, Ian and Jo have just recorded an interview with Rebecca Blackstone for this week’s DwarfCast. I was at work, so was unable to join them and now I’m extremely jealous because apparently she was lovely.

    The selfish swines. Speaking of this week’s Dwarfcast, what’s happening with that Skype idea that was mentioned on ‘cast 36?

  37. G&T Admin

    The selfish swines. Speaking of this week’s Dwarfcast, what’s happening with that Skype idea that was mentioned on ‘cast 36?

    We’re still testing this out to make sure it’s not going to blow up in our stupid faces.

  38. We got a tonne of new people commenting on the site during BtE, but a great deal of them disappeared when it finished. I hope the fact that Series X is spread out over six weeks will mean more of the new people stick around.

    In other news, Ian and Jo have just recorded an interview with Rebecca Blackstone for this week’s DwarfCast. I was at work, so was unable to join them and now I’m extremely jealous because apparently she was lovely.

    How did her neck look? I think this is the most important question.

  39. DJ is great, but it’s going to cost me nearly £300, and that’s before travel expenses and spending money!

    How on earth would it cost you that before travel and spending?

  40. Registration and three nights’ accomodation.

  41. Share a twin with someone? That makes it only £40 a night. And it’s perfectly feasible to do it in just two nights and travel back on the Sunday (that’s what I always do)…

  42. Share a twin with someone? That makes it only £40 a night.

    Possible, I suppose. The bribing someone to share a room with me will damage my wallet, mind.
    Also, I’d prefer to stay the sunday night, as all my medication and dietary requirements mean I’d rather not have to rush around on sunday afternoon.

    I don’t give it too much thought, otherwise I’d drive myself mad. But don’t worry. If I find myself with a reasonable bank balance any time soon, Dimension Jump is right up there on my list of priorities. ;)

  43. We got a tonne of new people commenting on the site during BtE, but a great deal of them disappeared when it finished. I hope the fact that Series X is spread out over six weeks will mean more of the new people stick around.

    I’ll stick around as long as the people are nice and the content is good. I’m positive the content is good but I reserve the right to change my opinion on the people ;-)

    Christ, I used an emoticon… I hate myself.

  44. The Krytie TV and Tikka To Ride DwarfCasts are both absolute hoots takerdemon!

    WIll check out Krytie TV tonight. I’m dreading it because for my sins… I don’t hate Series VIII. (shields self from flames)

  45. The Krytie TV and Tikka To Ride DwarfCasts are both absolute hoots takerdemon!

    WIll check out Krytie TV tonight. I’m dreading it because for my sins… I don’t hate Series VIII. (shields self from flames)

    For what it’s worth, I enjoy watching Duct Soup – the Xtended version anyway.

    There, I said it.

  46. I like Duct Soup, actually, too, for what it’s worth.In my top half of RDVII.

  47. Glad I’m not alone. I was just trying to think of what my top half of VII would be and the rankings would probably be the same as the broadcast order, thinking about it now.

    Blue is still good, and Beyond a Joke, for the most part. It’s strange, Epideme and Nanarchy were probably my favourites from VII, when I was a kid, and they were the episodes from that series that I watched the most when I got the VHS tapes.

    Epideme – mainly because I think it may have been the first episode of the show I ever saw, in a Sunday BBC2 repeat in ’97 (Though I do consider a Summer ’98 UK Gold repeat of Waiting for God as my proper introduction to the show – if that makes any sense!)

    Nanarchy – mainly because I found the crew finally finding Red Dwarf and Holly enjoyable to watch, having already seen VIII’s first broadcasts at the time. But now, I would say that these two are my least favourites from VII.

  48. To be dangerously honest, Duct Soup is one of my favourite episodes of Red Dwarf.

  49. Oh, what the hell! *Stands up and joins Chris* It’s one of my favourite episodes, too.

  50. Mine too.

    Excluding most of the others, obviously.

  51. I think that, come February, we may need to rank them. An anniversary ranking.

  52. A ranking! A ranking!

  53. I’ve always rated Epideme and Nanarchy. Mainly for plot reasons and a genuine sense of jeopardy concerning Lister’s imminent death.

    Also there are laughs to be had, mainly from the Cat (I need some hangers/have half a juggling lesson/yo yo tournament).

    Beyond A Joke is great for the first ten minutes then gets bogged down. I think I expected Duct Soup to be like Marooned on first broadcast which is probably why it disappointed a little.

    Epideme and Nanarchy are probably my favourites of VII.

  54. I hate to be the one to break the news, but Duct Soup is scientifically proven to be the best episode of Red Dwarf ever. I checked it with a thermometer and everything.

  55. I hate to be the one to break the news, but Duct Soup is scientifically proven to be the best episode of Red Dwarf ever. I checked it with a thermometer and everything.

    To each his own, I suppose.

  56. I hate to be the one to break the news, but Duct Soup is scientifically proven to be the best episode of Red Dwarf ever. I checked it with a thermometer and everything.

    Science also told me that girl I had a crush isn’t an asshole, she’s just not attracted to me.

    This makes two science facts I reject.

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