Xtended Revisited: Tikka To Ride

It seems odd, given our ludicrous obession with the minuate of obscure production details, that we haven’t really covered the Xtended episodes. Maybe the ghost of Ian turning into a gibbering wreck after dissecting one episode of Remastered hung over the whole idea.

Let’s fix this, shall we? And let’s start at the very beginning – with Tikka To Ride Xtended.

A word about the format of this article – each excised section is transcribed, with Xtended material presented like this. There then follows any technical notes on the sequence, and finally my opinion as to how well the additional material works.

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Infax Wet Dreams – Part Two

I left you LITERALLY on tenterhooks last article, promising that there would be more interesting stuff to come. So, what other search terms can we plug into Infax? The most obvious would be Rob Grant and Doug Naylor themselves; and once you’ve finished having a cheap laugh at the fact that they wrote for The […]

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Now You See It…

UPDATED! See the comments for further info! Anyone heard of the rumour that the TARDIS appears in Red Dwarf? Yes? No? Maybe? Want to know if it’s true? Read on… There was a little known rumour that a Mike Tucker hid a little scale model of Doctor Who‘s TARDIS into one of the Starbug hangar […]

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Infax Wet Dreams – Part One

Infax, or the BBC Programme Catalogue, is a wonderful thing. Originally the BBC’s internal documentation for its programmes, last year it was opened up, shut down, and then opened up again, to us filthy outsiders. And it can bring up all kinds of interesting things – for instance, did you know that the first two series […]

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Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead

Here’s something “interesting” I’ve just been thinking about. What is it that links the following three quotes together? “Why don’t you listen to something really classical, like Mozart, Mendelssohn, or Motörhead?” (Rimmer, Balance of Power) “Good evening. Here is the news on Friday, the 27th of Geldof.” (Newsreader, Better than Life) “Everyone can remember how […]

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Starhyke – Memorabilia preview

Having looked forward to viewing the pilot for some time, well more so since producer Jonathan Brown appeared on G&T, I obtained an early entry ticket for Memorabilia solely to enable me to catch the show and Q&A session with a 10:15 kick off. I have to say the time slot didn’t help much as […]

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Free agents

Remember when me and Ian wrote articles together? Ah, those were the days. One of the more interesting ones was The Debate: Series VIII’s Setting; and it’s been preying on my mind recently. And the bit that especially intrigues me is the following. However, I do agree with you about one thing – the old […]

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Bonehead

I originally published this article, or a version of it, on my own weblog, The Holoship Enlightenment, and I was asked to expand on it for publication at the (sodding) esteemed (fucking cunting) website, Ganymede and Titan. And, like any fortunate performer asked to play the Big Time, I said yes, or more accurately “**squeee** […]

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Get Some Perspective?

I originally started this article with a standard rant about the mainstream media’s attitude towards geeks. That it’s the playground mentality of bullying people, that why are people unpleasant about people simply because they’re interested in something, and IT’S NOT FAIR MUMMY WAH. All of which is absolutely true. But that wouldn’t actually be an […]

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The Plan

Fan fiction. It’s a phrase that carries a surprising amount of baggage, these days – and be it misty-eyed fondness, cautious apprehension or downright apoplectic vitriol, it usually inspires some kind of reaction in just about anyone who’s ever considered themselves part of a fandom.

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