DwarfCast 46 – CHRISTMAS SPECIAL – Psirens Commentary

So, here it is. Merry Christmas. Everybody’s having fun. If by ‘having fun’, you mean ‘listening to a G&T Dwarfcast’, that is. Yes, this is a very special Christmas edition of Dwarfcasts, which differs from a normal Dwarfcast in two key ways. Firstly, it has jingle bells at the start, and secondly, there’s a load of self-indulgent festive waffle at the end. So marvel at our Christmassed-up jingle, listen to me, Cappsy, John, Tanya and Danny waffle about Psirens (the most Christmassy of all Red Dwarf episodes) and then tolerate us as we run through some of our plans for the 25th anniversary year.

Read more →

DwarfCast 45 – Series X Semi Retrospective Byte Two

Team G&T has once again assembled in order to talk at length about Series X, in Byte Two of our semi-retrospective. Join Ian, John, Tanya, Danny and Cappsy as we talk the living shit out of Entangled, Dear Dave, The Beginning, Model Shots and what Doug Naylor should be doing with his career, all in our own inimitable ‘based-on-watching-show armchair production physiology’ style.

Read more →

DwarfCast 44 – Series X Semi Retrospective Byte One

Join the full Ganymede & Titan team – Jonathan Capps, John Hoare, Tanya Jones, Daniel Stephenson and Ian Symes – for a journey way way back into the past, as we attempt to take a retrospective look at Red Dwarf X, recorded about a week and a half after the series finished. Byte One of this beast contains our thoughts on Trojan, Fathers & Suns and Lemons, revised and updated since the Live Instant Reactions, with the benefit of repeated viewings, insights from the DVD documentary, and several weeks’ worth of arguments on G&T.

Read more →

DwarfCast 43 – Kryten Commentary

Hey 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.

Read more →

DwarfCast 42 – Just The Interviews

When are people going to realise – Red Dwarf X is OVER. To bridge the extremely small gap between the final episode being broadcast and the Bluray/DVD being released, here’s a collection of all our Series X related interviews. These were originally dotted around our massive instant reaction Dwarfcasts, so we thought we’d bring them all together in one place for your comfort and convenience. So please welcome Bill Pearson, Craig Charles, Doug Naylor, Rebecca Blackstone and Steven Wickham – together at last! Plus, as this is essentially a ‘best of’, there’s the obligatory tiny quotient of new material, just to force the completists to listen to the whole thing. Ha.

Read more →

DwarfCast 41 – The Beginning: Instant Reaction

It’s the final instant reaction Dwarfcast of the series, beset from all sides by technical problems that make Red Dwarf X‘s production look like a walk in the park. But still, this version of the ‘cast is the definitive way to listen to how me, Cappsy, Danny, John, Tanya and TORDFC’S Jo reacted to The Beginning, joined along the way by special guests Jonathan ‘Jonsmad’ Young and Seb ‘Seb’ Patrick. There’s also yet more exclusive news regarding the next Dimension Jump convention, a summary of our views on the series as a whole, and an ultra-rare piece of sincerity right at the end.

Read more →

DwarfCast 40 – Dear Dave: Instant Reaction

It’s the 40th Dwarfcast, and the fifth of our live Series X Instant Reaction chinwags, lovingly made not-live and downloadable, with improved sound quality, but no improvement in any other branch of quality. This week, we’re talking about Dear Dave, and in keeping with the episode itself, we flit all over the place, cramming in as many topics as possible, without any satisfying conclusion. But excitingly, the entire G&T team are present for the first time this series – that’s Jonathan Capps, John Hoare, Tanya Jones, Danny Stephenson and Ian Symes – along with regular pod chum Jo Sharples of TORDFC and non-Dwarf fan, but interested observer, Julian Hazeldine. Controversial opening music from the live version not included, sadly.

Read more →

DwarfCast 39 – Entangled: Instant Reaction

If you haven’t got time to waste twatting about with other fansites and reviews, why not try our instant reaction Dwarfcast for Entangled? This is the downloadable version of last night’s live ‘cast, featuring the same mistakes and ill-thought-through opinions, but with nicer audio quality. Ian Symes, Jonathan Capps, Danny Stephenson and TORDFC’s Jo Sharples are joined by ‘special’ ‘guest’ Seb Patrick, of reddwarf.co.uk fame, who gives his ‘insight’ from his day spent behind-the-scenes on this episode. We’ve also got a whole bunch of your comments and small points, and most excitingly, an exclusive interview with chief garbage gobbler Steven Wickham, who tells us all about how he got involved with the show again after an absence of nearly twenty years, his thoughts on Series X as a whole, and his feelings on being so near yet so far to performing in front of a live audience. All that, plus a preview of Dear Dave and a lot of unnecessary swearing. Hurrah!

Read more →

DwarfCast 38 – Lemons: Instant Reaction

The power of the Geordie Jesus compels you to download Dwarfcast 38: our instant reaction to Series X Episode 3, Lemons. It’s exactly the same as the version we broadcast live – mistakes and all – but with vastly improved sound quality. For the first time this series, Tanya Jones joins her fellow G&Ters Ian Symes, Jonathan Capps and Danny Stephenson, along with the Fan Club’s Jo Sharples. We’re also joined for sporadic periods by Curtis Threadgold, Carrie n’ Kiran Parsons and Peter Martin, along with a shedload of your comments. It’s worth reiterating the standard disclaimer that these Dwarfcasts only aim to capture our initial gut reactions, and we’ll probably all say things that we no longer agree with in the days, weeks and months to come.

Read more →

DwarfCast 37 – Fathers & Suns: Instant Reaction

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the non-live version of our second live Dwarfcast, our instant reaction to Fathers & Suns. Ian Symes, Jonathan Capps, Danny Stephenson and the Fan Club’s Jo Sharples convene to talk about the daddy discipline, predictive Pree and Taiwan Tony, for a very long time. We’re ably assisted by some of the least rubbish G&T commenters – Alex Newsome, Kris Carter and Rich ‘p2p’ Lawden – via Skype, and we’ve also got a fantastic interview with Pree herself, Rebecca Blackstone. All this, plus exclusive news about next year’s Dimension Jump, a preview of next week’s episode, and a final ten seconds that are probably the best thing this site has ever achieved.

Read more →