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Pete Part ThreeFebruary 1, 2009 at 9:35 am #90320
I’m generally intelligent.February 1, 2009 at 9:39 am #90321
I can understand it if he’s gettng abuse in front of his kids, but silly boy.February 1, 2009 at 11:42 am #90322
Isn’t this the same sort of thing the guy who plays Les Battersby got fired for a while back?
Ah well. You’d think if you were concerned about your kids hearing abusive things, perhaps a football match isn’t the place to take them.February 1, 2009 at 11:51 am #90323
“I can go [to matches] a bit, but I get so much stick now…I try and go in disguise”February 1, 2009 at 12:55 pm #90329
It seems the News of the World have an agenda with Craig these days…February 1, 2009 at 1:07 pm #90330
>Isn?t this the same sort of thing the guy who plays Les Battersby got fired for a while back?
If I remember rightly he got pissed up, made racist comments and revealed upcoming storylines.
I think he did insult fans too, but I assume that that wasn’t much of a factor in their decision given his other comments.
I’m just happy Craig isn’t insulting Red Dwarf fans any more!February 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm #90332
Craig should be thankful. He was obviously perfectly cast as Lister but he has no acting range at all and if he doesn`t like the attention that being in a primetime soap brings then he could obviously have tried turning down a job for once.February 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm #90333
Yay! Craig likes us for a change!February 1, 2009 at 5:03 pm #90346
Craig should be thankful. He was obviously perfectly cast as Lister but he has no acting range at all and if he doesn`t like the attention that being in a primetime soap brings then he could obviously have tried turning down a job for once.
I remember when I saw him in Lexx. Here he was, in a show where most of the acting is pretty much hammed up (main actors included.) and Craig’s acting was actually pretty low key, normal. The character he played had an extremely dubious morality (that’s putting it mildly) yet he came across pretty normal with none of the overacting the other actors exude… and it worked. Not that the outrageous acting of the others was out of place taking the outrageous nature of the show into account, but it’s the kind of thing that get’s old fast.
Craig actually provided a bit of balance with the small role he had.
He is a better actor than many would give him credit.February 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm #90347
Also in the press this week:
From Friday’s Independent – we saw it the night before Saturday’s filming. A nice omen.
It’s not an especially good joke, or particularly clever satire, but here’s what it IS: respectful. It uses reasonable approximations of the characters’ personalities (the Rimmer gag is wholly appropriate) to make it’s point, makes the same play of seeing the present day through the eyes of the future. And at no point does it posit the show as being ‘just for nerds/adolescent boys’, or as being in any way irrelevant or past its sell-by date.
With all the easy gags available to those happy to go for them – and we’ve all seen plenty of that stuff – I’m kinda impressed by how much further this reaches.February 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm #90350
Yes; it does seem like RD’s never been away, and how many closet RD fans are still out there…February 1, 2009 at 7:58 pm #90357
I wonder why people are so excited. Isn’t this show just, “Smeg smeg smeg smeg oh look, there’s a Cat…”?February 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm #90364
> Yes; it does seem like RD?s never been away, and how many closet RD fans are still out there?
There’s very little reason why it shouldn’t get massive figures (for the station it’s on). It’s all about publicity from now until Easter and at the moment it looks like we’re getting more than we could have hoped for.February 2, 2009 at 4:35 am #90375
> There?s very little reason why it shouldn?t get massive figures (for the station it?s on).
Well, the target is surely to be the first programme on Dave to break the 1m viewers barrier [Their best to date – on final, rather than overnight figures – is 756k for a QI repeat on the 28th of January, 2008; and they tend to top out at 450-600k in a week.]
Given that it’s on a channel available on Freeview, Virgin Media & Sky; and digital penetration (yes, yes, ooh-err and all that) is increasing all the time, it HAS to be doable with all this publicity!February 2, 2009 at 4:50 am #90376
> Given that it?s on a channel available on Freeview, Virgin Media & Sky; and digital penetration (yes, yes, ooh-err and all that) is increasing all the time, it HAS to be doable with all this publicity!
Ironically, having these specials on Dave might end up getting the show far more exposure than if they were airing on BBC Two. As you say, there’s a good chance we’ll break the 1 million mark and if that happens there’s going another tonne of post-broadcast coverage of the show, too as the benchmark for success is much lower and so there’s a much greater chance that people are going to see these specials as a success, which certainly wont harm future prospects.February 2, 2009 at 10:24 am #90378
This is true – getting 1m on Dave would be better than getting 2m on BBC2.February 2, 2009 at 11:16 am #90381
It?s television for people with no imagination, people that consider interlectuals to be people who would read books.
I am still unsure why Craig accepted the part????
Yes, why would an actor be interested in a long-term, well-paid regular acting job on the highest rating show on British TV?February 2, 2009 at 11:17 am #90380
it’s hardly surprising that he gets grief from soap fans….they are dense and quite often think the stories are real, i tend to rate such soul destroying, eye bleeding shows like Coronation st and Eastenders right up there with Big Brother…
It’s television for people with no imagination, people that consider interlectuals to be people who read books.
Don’t get me wrong there are programmes i watch on tv but i want something much less close to home, i fail to understand how the personal lives of a handful of suburban bores or cockney wailing harodens can be considered entertainment.
The fact that there are millions of viewers merely demonstrates just how many people there are out there with too much time to kill.
I am still unsure why Craig accepted the part…???
just my brain spilling out.
Think i’m getting old..February 2, 2009 at 11:23 am #90382
just didn’t expect it really, and with my loathing of soaps …a bitter pill to swallow.February 2, 2009 at 11:27 am #90383
Sarky Fecker!….February 2, 2009 at 1:17 pm #90393
You’re wrong, Cliff. I am fairly intelligent and find Corrie very well written.February 2, 2009 at 3:53 pm #90402
Pete Part Three
Conversely, I’m a dumbarse and think it’s a pile of wank.February 2, 2009 at 4:10 pm #90403
i appreciate and admire it’s staying power but as i said before……it IS bollox.February 2, 2009 at 4:16 pm #90405
As I said before; you’re wrong.February 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm #90406
well the world hath plentiful variety, if everyone agreed all the time it’d be a boring world wouldn’t it?..
..almost as boring as corrie!.February 2, 2009 at 4:20 pm #90407
Still snowing where you are folks?…sure is here…you can hardly stand let alone dig it out!.February 2, 2009 at 5:02 pm #90410
I was just wondering the other day “where’s cliff?”
I wish I hadn’t tempted fate, now.February 2, 2009 at 5:09 pm #90411
Whenever I see his name or avatar, I have to quote the end of The Young Ones.February 2, 2009 at 5:39 pm #90416
Bless ‘im.February 2, 2009 at 6:08 pm #90421
I resent Craig’s attitude as much as anyone, but remember he met that chap with the cigarette butt collection and we haven’t.February 3, 2009 at 9:32 am #90451
Ahhhhh………your all so sweet.February 3, 2009 at 10:20 am #90456
if i annoy anyone with my ‘i am right’ attitude i am sorry.
…but i am right.
…’hands up who likes me!’.February 3, 2009 at 1:06 pm #90459
*puts hands down*February 3, 2009 at 4:19 pm #90465
…’ok i’ll kill myself, then you’ll be sorry!’February 3, 2009 at 4:31 pm #90466
Is it possible to kill yourself with stupid pills?February 3, 2009 at 6:32 pm #90473
i dunno, have you tried??…..yakety yak yak!!!!!……………February 3, 2009 at 9:21 pm #90476
I nominate this thread for Hall of Fame status.February 4, 2009 at 6:35 am #90487
I nominate your face for Hall of Ugly status.
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