DwarfCast 76 – Entangled Commentary

By a remarkable coincidence, our run of Series X commentaries continues with Entangled. Join Cappsy, Ian, John, Tanya and TORDFC’s Jo Sharples as we discuss such topics as Chris Barrie’s status as an attractive man, a particularly obscure Doctor Dwarf moment, burnt tea, whether it’s better to kill a chimp or a woman, and shoving spoons up one’s arse. Plus, considering this was recorded months ago, some remarkably prescient comments about the release schedule of trailers, and Britain’s relationship with the European Union.

But wait! There’s more. At the end of a particularly busy week of Red Dwarf XI news, Ian and Danny provide a fairly waffley round-up of all the little bits we’ve noticed, including a deeper look at the shots from the teaser that didn’t make it into the full trailer.

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You Have Been Watching… Part 2

Dig very, very deep into your memories and you might recall a little article called You Have Been Watching… Part 1, which was published a staggering 35 months ago. But never fear because now, finally, I have returnethed with part 2, covering every last guest character from the final three episodes of Red Dwarf Eggs (Entangled, Dear Dave and The Beginning). There are a lot of the bastards, so strap in and prepare for some hastily researched biographies and overwrought opinions on the fine people that helped make his series the lovably flawed beast that it is.

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High & Low: Series X Scenes

It was exactly two years ago today that Red Dwarf X burst onto our screens, heralding a brand new era of regular new series, sensible production schedules, and crystal clear communication with the fans as to the show’s future. In a change to your scheduled programming, High & Low looks back on the very best and very worst Series X Scenes. By sheer coincidence, all six episodes have at least one representative in the top ten, although the same even spread does not apply for the bottom five, with one episode taking up 60% of those spaces. What episode could that possibly be? Bearing the usual “only this writer’s opinion, not that of G&T as a whole” caveat in mind, read on to find out…

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DwarfCast 45 – Series X Semi Retrospective Byte Two

Team G&T has once again assembled in order to talk at length about Series X, in Byte Two of our semi-retrospective. Join Ian, John, Tanya, Danny and Cappsy as we talk the living shit out of Entangled, Dear Dave, The Beginning, Model Shots and what Doug Naylor should be doing with his career, all in our own inimitable ‘based-on-watching-show armchair production physiology’ style.

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Red Dwarf X: Entangled Review

During the Entangled Instant Reaction DwarfCast I proclaimed this episode to be my favourite of the series so far, which is something that’s endured over a number of rewatches. Every other episode has undoubtedly had stronger elements and, in the case of Lemons, had a neater and better story. But what I think Entangled has in absolute bags is a pleasingly familiar, traditional feeling with the best main cast performances of the series so far and tonnes of great laughs.

Surprisingly, given the controversial elements of episodes 2 and 3, I think Entangled has seen the most extreme splitting of fan opinion. In general, people either rate this as their favourite thus far, or the worst of the worst. If at times this review seems to be going to address criticisms from a straw man, that’s because I think more than ever I think I need to explain exactly why I like this episode so much and why some of the things that are bothering others are not bothering me. Whether I can achieve that without being reduced to screaming “BUT I LIKE THIS BIT YOU WANKERS I HATE YOU ALL” remains to be seen, but I’ll try.

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DwarfCast 39 – Entangled: Instant Reaction

If you haven’t got time to waste twatting about with other fansites and reviews, why not try our instant reaction Dwarfcast for Entangled? This is the downloadable version of last night’s live ‘cast, featuring the same mistakes and ill-thought-through opinions, but with nicer audio quality. Ian Symes, Jonathan Capps, Danny Stephenson and TORDFC’s Jo Sharples are joined by ‘special’ ‘guest’ Seb Patrick, of reddwarf.co.uk fame, who gives his ‘insight’ from his day spent behind-the-scenes on this episode. We’ve also got a whole bunch of your comments and small points, and most excitingly, an exclusive interview with chief garbage gobbler Steven Wickham, who tells us all about how he got involved with the show again after an absence of nearly twenty years, his thoughts on Series X as a whole, and his feelings on being so near yet so far to performing in front of a live audience. All that, plus a preview of Dear Dave and a lot of unnecessary swearing. Hurrah!

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Let’s Talk About Entangled

Right everyone, it’s once again time to SIT THE FUCK DOWN and make the necessary preparations for another night of new Red Dwarf.  This week we’ll be watching, entranced, as Entangled makes it première on Dave or Dave HD (whatever’s your poison) at 9.00pm.  This episode is going to be a fun filled extravaganza, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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Entangled

Ah, I remember when this site’s bread and butter was checking the BBFC website for details of forthcoming DVD content. Now, as then, it seems it’s going to be one the main sources of information as we rapidly approach broadcast, probably thanks to the fact that the DVD will be released so soon after. So, first up, episode 4 is going to called Entangled and it will be 29m 46s long…

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