DVDetails, and other TOS pieces

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?

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Ian’s Newsround – ONE WEEK TO GO

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.

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Guest cast confirmed for Fathers and Suns

Good old Orange Mark is at it again, this time giving us a peek at the guest characters for episode 2Fathers 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.

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All six episode synopses released

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.

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Ian’s Newsround – 18/09/12

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.

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“It was like The Who reforming, only nobody died”

SFX’s relationship with Red Dwarf has been up and down over the years, but in recent years they’ve been treating the show very well, devoting a good amount of space to preview Back To Earth (not to mention the special cover created for the show).  The November edition (November?  You stupid fuckers) carries a substantial four page interview with Chris, Craig and Robert and it’s really very pleasant indeed.  Edited highlights follow, but I also encourage you to buy the mag when it’s released on Wednesday, if for no other reason than to keep SFX’s lawyers off my substantial arse.

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