As you all well know last night saw the fan première of Trojan. It was a great night and the audience were, shall we say, incredibly receptive to the episode. The whole shebang was very ably presided over by Paul Ross (who at one point inexplicably referenced Jim Reaper! Either this man is a proper fan, or he’s very good at researching what he’s talking about) and we were treated to a very nice Q&A with Robert, Craig, Chris and Doug in what I can only imagine was a slightly sozzled state. We’ll probably be covering this a little more once we’re able, but for now we have something a bit more pressing to attend to…
As already pointed out by SoundableObject in the comments for Ian’s last Newsround, Starburst have finally published their interview with our Lord Doug Naylor. If for any reason you’ve not read it yet, then do so IMMEDIATELY and report back here for debriefing.
The cover art for the Red Dwarf X DVD has been released, and with it, of course, the confirmed list of extras. The art itself is decent, if a little underwhelming compared to previous releases. I don’t like that publicity shot and the awful Photoshop filters that have been applied to it, but it does at least scream THIS IS RED DWARF to the casual HMV browser.
As for the extras, well, given that we’re getting a two-hour documentary for a three-hour series, it would be churlish and petty to complain about the extras, right?
Yes, it’s been nearly three and a half years since Back To Earth and over nine months since that first audience record, and now we can finally say that today is the last Thursday without new Red Dwarf for some considerable time. Let’s have a look at some of the things that have happened over the last couple of days, while we’ve all been distracted by whether or not Chris Barrie is wearing a wig. These include new clips, new interviews, a new podcast and a new way for me to plug something I first told you about months ago.
Craig Charles appeared on the brilliant Loose Women earlier, and they played a previously-unseen clip from The Beginning. Our friends over at Gayspacko Poop have handily filmed it on their phones and uploaded it – look out for a guest appearance by Alex Newsome’s reflected hands. Embed and analysis below the line.
It’s been a while since we’ve mentioned next year’s Dimension Jump (in fact, I can’t be fully certain we’ve covered it at all since it was announced, which is our bad) but this week there’s been a veritable flurry of guests being announced (well, two) one of whom is everyone’s ex-Priory resident, Craig Charles.
Good old Orange Mark is at it again, this time giving us a peek at the guest characters for episode 2 – Fathers and Suns. No new pictures have been released this time, but obviously the information I’m about to discuss could be considered spoilery by some, so you’ve been warned. Also, our usual spoiler policy for all the smug cunts who were at the recording applies as always.
This was always going to happen. Cultbox have posted synopses for all six episodes, after which Doug Naylor now refers to them by a very slightly altered version of their name. We’re covering this because it’s information released in relatively mainstream press, and because they’re standard Radio Times-style capsules that only give away a teasing summation of the bare bones of the plot, rather than blowing the endings. Nevertheless, be wary of spoilers before reading more, and remember that if you’ve been to an audience recording, then you may not reveal anything that you saw.
We’re currently in the midst of what can only be described as a volcanic fuckstorm of Red Dwarf X publicity, press and trailers. Right now, I shall make an attempt to collate the more exciting of the most recent droppings, including some fairly spoilery images that have been released for Trojan. So think on before you read on – there may well be spoilers ahead, but do bear in mind our spoiler policy.