DwarfCast 50 – Dimension Jump XVII Special

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DwarfCasts from Ganymede & TitanAnother Dimension Jump has once again come and gone, and we’re all left to pick up the emotional and physical pieces as we try to recover from the best weekend in any given calendar year. It was an odd year for G&T as more than half of our number were involved in the running of the weekend, but as always we still found time for the traditional round-up DwarfCast.

At the end of a hungover and sleepy Sunday, a frankly ridiculous amount of people all crammed into a single hotel room and tried their best to produce something listenable. I think, on balance, we just about managed it. For G&T alone we have John and Tanya, representing both G&T and the Fan Club we have Cappsy, Ian and Danny, along with Fan Club members and helpers Jo Sharples, Jezzmund Harrison, Carrie Parsons, Alex Newsome, Kiran Parsons, Joey Cannon and Tom Pyott. Finally, the excellent members of the G&T community that we dragged kicking and screaming from the bar include, in no particular order, Karl (Tarka Dal), Mick (mick), Mabel (HelloMabel), Annie (anniescribe) and Claire (Claire).

DwarfCast 50 – Dimension Jump XVII Special (77.0MB)

A hearty thank you to everyone involved in this ludicrous episode as well as everyone we spoke to (however briefly) over the weekend. You’re all quite good.

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  1. I’m downloading it, I’m going to listen as I eat my lunch.

    I’ll be the one sobbing in the corner as it finishes, I imagine. ;)

  2. I just love John’s facial expression while the rest of us act like children behind him.

  3. I was astonished to get to the bit where you all seemed to agree that the “Bread Dwarf” idea was fucking stupid.

    I thought it sounded brilliant.

  4. Bread Dwarf needs to happen. It’s just on the right side of parody, and presents a great opportunity for a Toaster Mk. I and Toaster Mk. II showdown. Who doesn’t want to see that?! Go on, butter them up, Seb.

  5. Butter my arse

  6. Who’s got a knob of butter?

  7. You don’t toast, you never say “butter your ass”, and you never use your groinal attachment to stir anybody’s tea!

  8. > I thought it sounded brilliant.

    I liked it too, but I had a dozen of them between me and the door.

    Oh and Jez between my thighs.

  9. How long, in the normal course of things, will it take for Pete to pass the Time Wand out of his system?

  10. It’s been lodged up there since 1997.

    Hang on, you were quoting again, weren’t you?

    Oh, YOU.

  11. It’s an obscene phone call, sir. I think it’s Pete Part Three complaining about late series quotes.

  12. Listening now and looking at John’s face in the picture for atmos.

  13. Jez’s Coffee Lounge Cock! Yes!

  14. Oh, I was quite disappointed with that one. No, that wasn’t a very good Jez’s Coffee Lounge Cock at all.

  15. Stuff comes up at Jez’s Coffee Lounge.

  16. > I just love John’s facial expression while the rest of us act like children behind him.

    I think that’s when I was drawing cocks on his chest.

  17. Overall a fantastic round up of the weekend. I am definitely coming to the next one.

    Re: Goitless. Thanks for the thanks a fucking bunch!

  18. I just choked on cherry tango, listening to the bit where Tanya suggested “Hattie join in with the other 3 girls”
    I’ll laugh when I get oxygen again.

  19. I liked cappsy’s “Mainstream/Obscurity” talk as well, and the blacking up age limit discovery.

    And I applaud the statement that DJ isnt about imposing hard and fast rules on the signing/photo moment. Yes the queing was soooooooooooooooooooooooo lenghty. But the relaxed and fun environment once you got to the room and meeting soooooo many people who are involved in the show, was so special. I felt the que was worth it. Even more so with the amazing Red Dwarf X backdrop for the photo’s. It may be that more thinking is needed in how the batch numbers of people are arrived into the que. It was well announced, on screens and boards. But people flocked too early to que anyway, in eagerness and impatience. But only if sucess and DJ gets bigger does this thinking need to take place. The fact the organisers pulled off such a massive event, to the professional level of more corporate con events, and kept that fan club feel, is the reason I will never forget the weekend. It’s currently sitting in my mind as good as / alongside the treasured memories of seeing the show recorded.
    It was DJ 17 but it felt like Red Dwarf X the party. So glad i made it along.

  20. > It was DJ 17 but it felt like Red Dwarf X the party. So glad i made it along.

    YES! THIS!

    So many awesome conversations with strangers who instantaneously became friends. If Stuart, Matthew or Maya (or anyone from that group) are reading this, please join up here so I can talk to you again! You are the very first friends I made after checking in and I miss you!

  21. I liked cappsy’s “Mainstream/Obscurity” talk as well, and the blacking up age limit discovery.

    And I applaud the statement that DJ isnt about imposing hard and fast rules on the signing/photo moment. Yes the queing was soooooooooooooooooooooooo lenghty. But the relaxed and fun environment once you got to the room and meeting soooooo many people who are involved in the show, was so special. I felt the que was worth it. Even more so with the amazing Red Dwarf X backdrop for the photo’s. It may be that more thinking is needed in how the batch numbers of people are arrived into the que. It was well announced, on screens and boards. But people flocked too early to que anyway, in eagerness and impatience. But only if sucess and DJ gets bigger does this thinking need to take place. The fact the organisers pulled off such a massive event, to the professional level of more corporate con events, and kept that fan club feel, is the reason I will never forget the weekend. It’s currently sitting in my mind as good as / alongside the treasured memories of seeing the show recorded.
    It was DJ 17 but it felt like Red Dwarf X the party. So glad i made it along.

    Maybe something as simple as queuing earlier in the afternoon or negotiating to have the actors stay a little later on Saturday?

  22. ”There was a bunch of kids sitting outside the hall during the changeover and Rebecca just sat down with them and started chatting” – Never been referred to as a kid before, cheers.

  23. It may be that more thinking is needed in how the batch numbers of people are arrived into the que. It was well announced, on screens and boards. But people flocked too early to que anyway, in eagerness and impatience.

    I honestly don’t know what thinking can be done… I’m genuinely open to suggestions! We do rely on a little honesty and short of kicking people out of the queue when we take their ticket (by which point they’ve already queued and had people wait behind them) what do we do? We could police the queue and kick people out, but that would require taking a person away from jobs elsewhere to do a thankless task… again, it doesn’t really feel like us. Although colour coding might be an option, maybe people would be less likely to try it if the ticket they handed over was really obvious…

    Maybe something as simple as queuing earlier in the afternoon or negotiating to have the actors stay a little later on Saturday?

    That wouldn’t reduce the queuing time though, just extend/move the autograph slot. Earlier autographs would mean that the guests didn’t get any lunch before the photo session and autographs and that’s not an option – staying later would just mean that autographs encroach on the evening events, which they already did to some extent, but it couldn’t really be helped unless we *did* go down the route of no photos, one autograph, no chatting – and that’s something I’m not willing to do.

    It was DJ 17 but it felt like Red Dwarf X the party. So glad i made it along.

    This is lovely :) thank you!

  24. It might be a little more expensive, but you could have the armbands be different colors and people cue up by color. That way the people in the cue could self-police.

  25. (…”police” perhaps being too strong a term.)

  26. That made me smile like an idiot, thanks Jo ;-)

  27. Colour coding sounds like a cool idea. As someone mentioned the nice thing is that despite the queues everyone seemed to be happy to wait and satisfied by what awaited at the end.

  28. Colour coding sounds like a cool idea. As someone mentioned the nice thing is that despite the queues everyone seemed to be happy to wait and satisfied by what awaited at the end.

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    I just choked on cherry tango, listening to the bit where Tanya suggested “Hattie join in with the other 3 girls”

    I’ll laugh when I get oxygen again.

    Oh dear, I didn’t mean to say girls; they’re WOMEN, FFS. And I’m rolling my eyes at you, Jonsmad.

  30. Listening to this again yesterday and I’m starting a campaign to get Chris Barrie to record the audio versions of future Dwarf novels, Last Human and Backwards.

  31. But they’ve already been read by Craig Charles and Rob Grant.

  32. G&T Admin

    If I never hear Craig’s Kochanski or GELF voice again in my life, it will still be too soon.

  33. I have the Craig and Rob audio tapes but they’re both abridged and Chris would definitely stamp his quality on the production. This is all hypothetical but why wouldn’t he do it? I’m sure they’d sell very well as downloads.

  34. Am I the only person who thinks Chris Barrie’s Lister impression isn’t very good? He’s a wonderful man, and obviously generally a very good voice artist, but his Lister sounds nothing like Craig. It’s just a generic soft Scouse voice.

    He does do a fantastic Kryten, mind. Although it’s odd hearing dialogue from “Kryten” in a Robert impersonation rather than a David Ross one.

    I would like to hear him doing Backwards, largely for the Ace stuff. I love those chapters.

  35. Definitely, the Ace Rimmer part is the best thing about the solo novels. It does for Dimension Jump what the first novel did for Me2.

  36. >It’s just a generic soft Scouse voice.

    Yeah, it’s only really recognisable due to the context in which he uses it. He nails the speech patterns though, as Bodyswap attests. His Holly (Mk1) is great.

    Been a while since I read Backwards, but I always found it odd that they Rob wrote the prologue and midlogue to tell you about Rimmer and Ace (both great chapters) and then kills off both Rimmers (Ace VERY quickly) and has the main story end from Lister and Cat’s POV. And *then* has an epilogue continuing the Ace/Rimmer stuff.

  37. I have the unabridged Rob and Craig read books, FWIW. As for Lister’s voice, I’m pretty happy with Chris’s rendition. It lacks a little hard gravel, but the first time I listened to IWCD and didn’t know who was reading, I thought it might be Craig doing those bits, so … Shrug, I guess?

  38. Ages since I heard it but doesn’t Chris fuck up the very end of IWCD? I remember thinking the way he says “He couldn’t leave them on Christmas Eve. But, of course, in Bedford Falls it was always Christmas Eve.” didn’t sound right. Surely you put all the stress on “always” in that last sentence.

  39. > I have the unabridged Rob and Craig read books, FWIW

    I thought the only audio version of Backwards was the abridged one?

  40. > I have the unabridged Rob and Craig read books, FWIW

    I thought the only audio version of Backwards was the abridged one?

    I just know each one is several hours long …

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