Obviously the Dave news update wont be live until 12pm on Wednesday, but as we can’t absolutely guarantee any of us will be around in time to post up our usual placeholder (and, handily, the person responsible for updating the RSS feed is just a little too eager) we have the link here ready for you to F5 the shit out of in the vain hope they’ll publish a little early.
See you later.
EDIT: Ooh, it’s updated, I knew it would.
Ah, lovely. Two new lovely pictures. There’s not that much to say about them, but aren’t they lovely? Let’s see what we can squeeze out of them, shall we?
Picture One. Chris Barrie pulls an amusing Chris Barrie-esque face, while Robert Llewellyn’s hand gets touched up by two women and a man. We’re pretty sure the man is costume god Howard Burden, whilst one of the two women must surely be head make-up designer Andrea Finch. Only, you know, they’ve got their backs to camera. It’s another one of those pictures where you look at it and think “was that taken in 2009 or 1998?”
Picture Two. Chris Barrie pulls an amusing Chris Barrie-esque face, while Doug Naylor points at him, Danny John-Jules and Robert Llewellyn. And just how fucking lovely is it to see Doug back in action? For the last ten years, all we’ve seen and heard from him is talking about past series on DVDs, and hearing of his movie-based frustrations. To see him on set, with the Dwarf cast, doing some directing, is awfully heart-warming. Also, THEY’RE IN THE FUCKING ROVERS RETURN!
Elsewhere on the Dave site, there’s also a new article about various Dwarf guest stars. It focusses on the biggest names rather than the most significant roles, which is fair enough, and it’s a pleasantly well researched and accurate piece. Although, it wouldn’t be G&T if we didn’t point out two inaccuracies: they accidentally list Me² as being in Series II, and they say that Ken Morley played a “fascist cop” rather than “a Nazi SS captain”, perhaps confusing him with your man from Back To Reality.
There’s also a new Rimmer-based quiz. Expect ones on Kryten and Cat in the coming weeks. It’s a good quiz, although one question slightly falls down due to the fact that the correct answer depends on whether you watch The Last Day or The Inquisitor. Or indeed an episode of Brittas…
Despite these petty and twatty quibbles, it’s hugely reassuring to know that Red Dwarf‘s new home seem to “get” the show, and treat it with the respect that it deserves.