Andrew, I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. But I couldn’t wait for you to announce this one…
Swarajit Das from BTLi has just come back from the Rob Grant signing at Forbidden Planet. And… well, I’ll let him tell you:
He did tell us some interesting news though. Firstly, what he referred to as “20th Anniversary DVDs” (i.e. the remastered releases) will contain storyboarded, voice-recorded version (alá Identity Within in Series VII) of “Bodysnatchers”, the script that was dropped from Series 1 and replaced with Me2. He said that the draft script was currently being passed between himself and Doug Naylor so that they can prepare it for recording. (Apparently, this episode has a female Holly which Rob himself said he’d never realised.)
OH MY SHITTING CHRIST JESUSING H GOD.
Right, so, in summary then… WE’RE GETTING ANOTHER IDENTITY WITHIN, AND IT’S THE MISSING EPISODE FROM SERIES ONE AND ROB AND DOUG ARE SORT OF COLLABORATING ON IT ARGH. If anyone was in any doubt that Remastered would be a worthwhile purchase, hang thine head in shame.
The second piece of news is that he’s been trying for ages to get a programme commissioned and has finally managed it. It is an animated programme which he is working on with Aardman Productions (of Wallace & Gromit fame) for the BBC.
Excellent! That’ll be Cruel Aliens, then. I want to kiss Rob Grant’s chubby cheeks. And his face.