All three of the DVDs released so far have been promoted by giving away a free disc through a popular publication. Strangely, both of these free discs have been released after the actual DVD itself, and, not so strangely, both have featured a popular episode and a sneak preview of some of the extra features. […]
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The Series II promo was free when you bought the Daily Mirror on Wednesday April 30th 2003, over two and half months since the DVD itself was released. It was part of a week-long promotion, which involved the Mirror, Woolworths and the BBC, in which a promo of a classic show was given away each […]
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Just another really quick update – a Cast Listis now online, detailing every actor who has ever appeared in Red Dwarf ever. To compile this, I had to sit through 52 credit sequences of Red Dwarf, and if I ever hear that theme tune again I shall personally go and strangle Howard Goodall. Anyway, expect a similar crew list over Summer, once I’ve recovered.
There was supposed to be a proper update today, but things aren’t quite ready – so expect a bumper update tomorrow, including the launch of a new section of the site. I hope you’re all suitably on tenterhooks, and won’t be able to sleep tonight.
Just a quick update today. The final official version of the Plot Inconsistencies Project (7.1) by Damone and Annette has now found a permanent home here (as far as I can tell, it’s freely distributable amongst electronic sites). But as the document is frozen, we’ve also announced the PIP Addendum project, to cover problems that are not covered in the original document. See the page for full details.
Check tomorrow for another update – rather than have long periods without updates, and then a lot of content uploaded at once, we’re going to try and have a small update every day. It’s an utterly ridiculous aim, but we’ll do our best.
Always first with the latest info, G&T have spotted something posted on Ain’t It Cool News – last week. Ahem. You may remember that they posted the article on the teaser poster back in February, which turned out to be completely genuine. Well, they’ve finished gloating about that (yes, we were the site who pointed out the mistakes – and they were mistakes, no matter how many quotation marks you put around the word), and have come up with some rather interesting stuff:
“I have info on 2 things, since you mentioned Red Dwarf recently I thought I’d let you know that while I was working on an Aussie TV film at Pinewood Studios, I bumped into the Chris Barrie double this month during pickup shots for Tomb Raider 2. He said he was about to work on Red Dwarf when Tomb Raider finishes – again as Chris Barrie’s double and they are to film at a derelict refinery complex in Oxford towards the west side of the city, which will be the exterior shots of a huge crash site. There will also be filming at a military armoury somewhere in Hampshire that was also used for the last Bond movie.”
So, is it true? Well, it’s not from the same contributor as last time, so the previous news being right means very little. It certainly goes against everything we know about – for a start, the movie is being shot in Australia, not Britain – but as it’s only not being shot in Britain because the studios aren’t avaliable, this doesn’t mean that location work could not be filmed here. And it’s unlikely that they would tell anyone where they planned to film location work, to stop thousands of fans turning up on their doorstep. However, we know that shooting in Australia is scheduled to start at the beginning of October – doing location shooting straight after Tomb Raider 2 wraps seems rather too soon.
Personally, I think it’s rather dubious – there’s no good reason to believe it, and until then you have to take such rumours with a pinch of salt. But I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
As for this site, there will be a proper update tomorrow. And following on from the Takeshi’s Castle article, we’re hunting for people to write stuff for us, on any aspect of Red Dwarf, either factual, or opinion pieces – or even just reviews of episodes. Please, just contact us with your ideas. We’re also interested to see what you think of the site, and whether there is any way it could be improved (although if you mention trying to get news items up that are less than a week out of date, I’ll tell you to fuck off). There’s a sad lack of decent fan stuff on the net – we want to change that, what with the movie coming up…
Promotional DVD fans! Don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Daily Mirror on Wednesday, as it will contain a voucher entitling you to a free disk containing the Series II episode Kryten. It’s part of a series of BBC promotional disks that are being given away by the Mirror and Woolworths this week. Not only that, the Mirror is almost as good as the Sun nowadays. As for Ganymede & Titan, we’ve got a review of Takeshi’s Castle, written by Tanya Jones, who is also our resident spell-checker. If you enjoy her review, visit her website, Flange Log. I myself have nosed around in Tanya’s Flange on many an occasion, and I certainly enjoyed myself. Oh, and have a look at the second part of the Paul Alexander interview, in which Paul seems very proud of his work in Series VIII. The fool.
Takeshi’s Castle is a game show from Japan, which is very much in the style of the Endurance gameshows made famous in the West by Clive James, but with one crucial difference; it’s very silly, and consequently very funny.
We’ve been very busy over the last few days, and we can actually bring you a decent update. Firstly, we’ve finally revised the Cast Commentary Corrections, to include mistakes made in the Series II track. And crikey, there’s a lot of them, mainly from Craig, it has to be said. Also up today is a new article about the Lost Episodes of Red Dwarf, i.e. episodes that were written or planned, but not shot. Not only that, we’ve got three new reviews in the Parallel Universe section – of Crime Traveller, Random Abstract Memory and Ganymede & Titan’s biggest fan Andrew Ellard’s episode of Doctors. And as if that’s not enough, The DVD and Movie FAQ has been updated to incorporate all the latest news. The next content update will be on Tuesday of next week, with a news update this weekend.
“We’ve probably already been corrected a billion times by people watching this, which is fair enough.” – Chris Barrie As part of our ongoing mission to be as geeky and obsessive as possible about a light-hearted sit-com, this page proves that the cast of Red Dwarf are utter fools who know less about the show […]