A roundup of various bits of merchandise news we’ve missed since we’ve been away, then. Probably the last roundup we’ll ever do – with the new system, we’ll be able to keep you up-to-date on things as they happen. No more waiting for that invaluable link to a TOS article that you’ve already read.
BEAT THE GEEK: Wireframe menu transitions! And not just pictures – but a lovely example (test) movie! I knew they would be lovely as soon as I heard what they were planning, but to see it in action is something else – it’s stunning. And the perfect example of what budgetary (budgerigar) considerations can do for inspiration – I’m sure it wouldn’t look any better fully-rendered.
Also: check out the wireframe graphic of the whole ship. That is the original design of Red Dwarf, not the Re-mastered/VIII model. This makes me quite scarily happy.
REGION 1 BOXSET: Out today! (1989? Fuck off.) As a certain Mr. ‘Turkish’ says: “Funny Sci-Fi cheeseyness as only the Brits could deliver it.” You can’t get a better recommendation than that. Red Dwarf is just synonymous with cheese, clearly.
CZECH VII: Meanwhile, tomorrow sees the release of the delayed VII in the Czech Republic. No extras, new animated menus, the usual drill. Obviously the discs are selling well over there for them to keep releasing each series; let’s hope they’re selling well enough that they’ll get versions with extras at some point.
NEW T-SHIRTS: No concrete news on these yet – just a mention from Andrew on the Webboard that “we should have some T-shirt news fairly soon”. I’m excited about this though – I have now grown too fat for all my Dwarf t-shirts except the skutter one – which is stained a worrying shade of yellow.
IT’S NOT PISS.