Having thoroughly gorged ourselves on the meaty morsels provided by six brand new episodes of our favourite show, G&T has been having a bit of a post-series nap for the last couple of weeks. But we’re awake now, refreshed, and with plans in place for a whole host of features throughout the coming months, while we wait patiently for the Series XII publicity machine to roar into action at some point in 2017. And as a new month dawns, there are enough tiny pieces of news to warrant this brief festive-flavoured roundup, so read on…
JUMPER? I HARDLY KNOW HER! – Following the enormous success of its initial launch, the Red Dwarf Shop has now been updated, with two new items of clothing available to buy. Firstly, there’s the Samsara skull t-shirt, featuring a beglowsticked skull, funnily enough. There’s no indication on the website that this glows in the dark, and if it doesn’t then that’s a bit of a missed opportunity. More excitingly, and indeed more expensively, a Christmas jumper! The design is amusing, with Santa hats and fairy lights added to the standard XI publicity shot, and cameos from Give & Take‘s two popular robotic guest stars. However, it’s a little disappointing that this is merely a Christmas-themed design on a standard polyester/cotton sweatshirt, rather than a Dwarfy twist on a more traditional woollen Christmas jumper. And it’s forty bloody quid. Still, if you order now, it might just be delivered in time for Christmas 2017.
BOBBLEBOX – Robert Llewellyn and Craig Charles are two of the stars appearing in GOLD’s We Have Been Watching Christmas special. The show, which is definitely not a rip-off of Gogglebox, features celebrities being filmed watching and reacting to various television moments. It actually aired last night, and I was expecting to provide a link to everyone’s favourite catch-up service UKTV Play, but it seems that only shows from Dave, Really, Yesterday and Drama are featured on the platform. Because sure – put shows from one channel up a week before they’re broadcast, but don’t let people catch up on things they’ve missed from another channel. But still, this being GOLD, the show is being repeated pretty much every other day during December – see the box-out on the above link for the next screening.
G&T UPDATE ON G&T UPDATE – In non-Christmas news, GameDigits have tweeted to say that the Give & Take update will be released “this month”. This is admittedly a fairly large window, but considering that the App Store has a cut-off point for submissions ahead of the holidays, I’m guessing we’ll either see it in the next couple of weeks, or we’ll be waiting until the festive perineum – the period between Christmas Day and New Years Eve.
RUUD GULLIT SITTING ON A SHED – For no particular reason, other than it being an easy way to keep our social media platforms busy over the next twenty five days, we’ve launched a Ganymede & Titan Advent Calendar! Once a day between now and Christ’s birthday, we’ll be plucking out a “classic” feature from G&T’s vast archive – a voyage of discovery for those of you who arrived with the new episodes, and a trip down memory lane for the people who have been hanging round here for over a decade. So make sure you’re following us on either Twitter, Facebook or both in order to obtain your daily treat. Or: don’t.