So, the thought process goes as follows: What the fuck is with that logo? In fact, what the fuck is with that packaging? Region 0? DVD-R? Oh, for fuck’s sake, it’s cheeky fucking pirate scum.
Andrew, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. But I couldn’t wait for you to announce this one…
It’s difficult to put into words quite how fantastic this actually is. Ever since the start of the Red Dwarf DVD releases, we – and loads of other fans – have been asking… well, where the fuck he was, frankly. When V and VI were released, we all thought we’d missed our chance. And here he is – talking about the genesis of the series. It’s more than I could have ever hoped for. Jesus, if anyone is wondering whether they still want this release, then here’s your answer.
Beat The Geek was, to say the least, hyped. Not perhaps in that smelly outside world we all loathe and detest – but within the Red Dwarf fan community, it was widely anticipated, for a variety of reasons. The fact that the last eight series set new standards for sitcom DVD releases? Check. The fact that this release was something different? Check. The fact that this was new Red Dwarf? I WANT TO HAVE SOME FUN!
Ahem. So, does Beat The Geek stand up to the ridiculous weight of expectation foisted upon it?
It really isn’t that hard to figure out whether a shot is done using CGI or not.
I’ve managed to accept their INCOMPETENCE until now… but Craig saying that the CGI shot at the start of BITR2 “looks so much like a model” has pushed me over the edge.
I mean, Jesus Christ.
I am such a twat. Firstly, I forget that Just The Shows – Volume 2 was released this Monday and only got round to buying it the following Thursday. Secondly, I slipped on a wet floor and fell over when I entered HMV. THIRDLY, I suddenly realised, whilst buying the DVD, that I was wearing my Red Dwarf ‘Skutters’ t-shirt. I’m afraid the word ‘dweeb’ doesn’t even begin to cover it.