DwarfCast 43 – Kryten Commentary

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DwarfCasts from Ganymede & TitanHey you! Remember the olden days, before Series X? We used to watch the other 50-odd episodes to death, analysing them to the point of insanity. Well, those days are back! Here’s a classic episode commentary for Series 2 Episode 1 Kryten. The full complement of G&T staffers – Cappsy, John, Tanya, Danny and Ian – are on hand to talk you through wonky ships, creased foreheads and dead women. But that’s not all! After the episode, there’s a bonus commentary on the Series 2 deleted scenes, to give you an all together chunkier and more satisfying Dwarfcast experience.

DwarfCast 43 – Kryten Commentary (79.40MB)

Dwarfcasts will return in: The Red Dwarf X Semi-Retrospective Dwarfcast Byte One. Both bytes of this – plus another commentary – will be out by the end of the year (probably). We’ve also got some half-decent written stuff on the way (mostly Series X related), before we burst forth into the 25th anniversary year with some extra special celebrations up our sleeves. So please don’t fuck off just because the new series has finished. Please.

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26 Responses to DwarfCast 43 – Kryten Commentary

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  1. Androids has never been the same since it went to Channel 5.

  2. That painting of Rimmer was sold at an auction, featured in a Smegazine.

  3. Yeah, it went for two grand and shrapnel…
    Missed it at the time, but I’d give my eye teeth for it now!

  4. G&T Admin

    Missed it at the time, but I’d give my eye teeth for it now!

    you have teeth on your eyes?!?!?!. I have to say, I never noticed…

  5. When I was listening to this earlier, I kept wanting to Tweet comments relating to what was happening/being said. Then I kept remembering that this one wasn’t live. You’ve spoilt us, G&T.

  6. You’ve spoilt us, G&T.

    I agree! But please don’t stop spoiling us; I’m looking forward to the Series X retrospective and hopefully more commentaries when possible. Oh, and I’m really liking the new music at the beginning!

    And at the risk of sounding like a pedantic cunt, I think it was Rob Grant who didn’t want a robot on the show instead of the other way round.

  7. Yeah this Dwarfcast didn’t come with all the live tweets and cast and crew interviews that were seen on previous Dwarfcasts but then I feel it’s wrong to complain because we’ve been so spoilt with past Dwarfcasts and this one did have commentary on the deleted scenes.

  8. Well I thought it was great, and I liked it – Ed Bye

  9. It was great. Just felt like doing a RDXDVD style complaint.

  10. Thanks guys, so lovely to have a classic commentary back with the whole gang.

    And Danny, nothing to worry about – very classy sting. Well done, dude.

    I always find Kryten an interesting one to watch, particularly because of the superlative David Ross.

  11. >the superlative David Ross

    ISWYDT

  12. Thanks guys, so lovely to have a classic commentary back with the whole gang.

    And Danny, nothing to worry about – very classy sting. Well done, dude.
    I always find Kryten an interesting one to watch, particularly because of the superlative David Ross.

    That’s ’cause he’s a proper actor!

  13. Too Legit To Kryt.

    (I know, needs some work…)

  14. Good job guys. I like the new sting. Re people who have been good in Dwarf in two different roles, you’d just watched Androids and yet nobody mentioned Tony Slattery!

  15. Incidentally, when reading the Red Dwarf novels, do you read Kryten as David Ross or Robert Llewellyn?

    Or is it just me that has this problem?

  16. I give my own interpretation, recasting Kryten as an Elderly Dutch Woman.

  17. Kryten will always be a small off-duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden to me.

  18. Incidentally, when reading the Red Dwarf novels, do you read Kryten as David Ross or Robert Llewellyn?
    Or is it just me that has this problem?

    I may or may not have read the entirety of the first two RD novels out to my other half at bedtimes over a period of a few months a while back.

    As I recall, I did David Ross’ voice for the early Kryten scenes, and switched to Robert once they got him on the ship. I found it too much of a brain-breaker to try and do the classic lines from “Kryten” in the wrong voice.

  19. I think that’s the key – lines that are taken from episodes will be read in that voice. I certainly think that the character of Kryten in the first two novels is much more like David Ross’s portrayal.

  20. That’s the thing – in the novels, they don’t need to recast anyone. I don’t know if this is true of anyone else, but when I’m reading a character from another medium, I’m reading their voice in my head. As Si says, it’s difficult when you come up against lines in the books that are taken from television. Ross’ Kryten and Llewellyn’s Kryten are very different.

    Lots of fans try and imagine what Series III onwards would have been like with David Ross’ Kryten. But how different would the episode ‘Kryten’ have been if Robert Llewellyn’s version was in it instead?

  21. In a similar vein, I first read “Last Human” before Series VII was filmed, so I always picture the C P Grogan version of Kochanski.

    I haven’t listened to the audiobook though. Which version does she sound like there?

    EDIT: Much more likely to be Clare’s version, I suppose.

  22. Craig Charles’ Kochanski voice has to be heard to be believed.

  23. >I haven’t listened to the audiobook though. Which version does she sound like there?

    Like a Scouse poet doing a dodgy impression, much like the other characters.

  24. Incidentally, when reading the Red Dwarf novels, do you read Kryten as David Ross or Robert Llewellyn?

    Or is it just me that has this problem?

    I always read him as Robert Llewellyn, simply because I’m used to him as Kryten.

  25. I always read Kryten as David Ross in Infinity. I’d never even really thought about it before but it seems to fit the character more…. He seems more, slave-ey in the novel.

  26. G&T Admin

    I think I might have heard the audiobooks first before I got the novel, but it was really strange hearing what was David Ross’ “character”s dialogue being spoken by Chris’ impersonation of Robert… it didn’t quite fit, but because that’s what i’ve heard with that dialogue, so that’s what I now associate it with.

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