DwarfCast 97 – Live 30th Anniversary Special

To celebrate Red Dwarf’s 30th anniversary, we took the airwaves (and indeed to the booze) to have a bit of a party. In a rambling, meandering and slightly shambolic show weighing in at well over two hours long, the entire G&T team – Cappsy, John, Tanya, Danny and Ian – plus special guest Jo Sharples, gathered to discuss the Pearl Poll results in very fine detail, reveal how our own preferences stack up to the general consensus, attempt our first live episode commentary on The End, and open the show up to the listeners in a chaotic phone-in free-for-all, which touched on subjects such as the Smegazines, the differences between the solo novels, Red Dwarf USA, and one hundred duck-sized Norman Lovetts.

DwarfCast 97 – Live 30th Anniversary Special (133MB)

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us live, and especially our phone-in guests: flanl3, Niki Hutchinson, Paul Muller, Kris Carter, Jason Smedley and Mick Hayes. Thanks also to Jonsmad for providing our musical interlude, and to all those who commented, tweeted and chatted throughout what turned out to be a thoroughly lovely anniversary day.

For those who requested it, here’s Just The The End Commentary, lovingly snipped out for your pleasure.

DwarfCast 97a – The End Live Commentary (29.6MB)

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  1. A huge thank you to everyone who joined us live, and especially our phone-in guests: flanl3

    I’m not sure if I should thank you for having me or apologize for calling in then promptly forgetting every word of what I had planned to say except for my name.

    I think I’ll do both.

    Thanks & sorry.

  2. Really enjoyed chatting to you all, always a joy to listen back to myself and notice how high-pitched and nasal I sound, so cheers for that. Also, sorry for speaking over everyone, there was a second or so delay on my end and the signal was awful. I’ll have an ISDN line installed for next time.

  3. Indeed it was great having a chat and laugh with the G&T lot, also loved the whole In then Out twice Teeside story, John :D. Finally like flanl3 said earlier, a Thank you for allowing me in and a Sorry for trying to call-in again when you had another calling on !!!
    (I won’t do that again promises)

  4. A belated apology; I completely intended to phone in but on my timeline (I live in the US but I work nights) it was the equivalent of 4 in the morning when G&T unplanned commenced and so I was asleep half way through The End commentary. If I had stayed awake it would have been a Paul Robeson on dope situation. Thank you so much for all the great work and my main hope for 2018 is for new commentaries to fill in the gaps. My first episode was Better Than Life, which I’ve always thought was on the original run but now I think may have been the 1989 repeat as we recorded Queeg and watched it over and over before series III debuted. I also have the memory of series III model shots being used in a programme for schools which also featured interviews with the FX team. I also wanted to ask if anyone else had noticed the elbow in the window during The End when Lister says ‘lock, lock’ which I first noticed on the 1993 VHS release but hasn’t been mentioned anywhere to my knowledge. I thought the sets looked great too when I finally saw series 1.

  5. Is there any news on DwarfCast97b, which I’d guess would be the main 30th celebrations.
    iTunes is showing 97a which is there isolated commentary track.

  6. I said it in the comments more than once: do more live commentaries.

  7. Is there any news on DwarfCast97b, which I’d guess would be the main 30th celebrations.

    iTunes is showing 97a which is there isolated commentary track.

    Both 97 (the full broadcast) and 97a (the commentary) are listed in the XML/Feedburner RSS feed page linked above, but for both my podcast applications (Player FM on mobile and MusicBee on PC), only the commentary has appeared in my subscriptions so far. I know podcast RSS feeds can sometimes lag a bit, but this seems an unusually long delay. Maybe something to do with both podcasts being released at almost the same time?

    At least the direct MP3 download and the Spreaker link are available:
    https://www.spreaker.com/user/4893644/live-30th-anniversary-dwarfcast

  8. Ahaha I went back to try to listen to my call and I can’t even make it halfway through

  9. I’m so frustrated I couldn’t listen in live and phone in, but listening to the recording will keep me going at work while I repeat the same mindless repetitive task for 8 hours. I just finished my audiobook about the Tiennaman Square massacre and its lingering effects on the political environment of China, anyway.

  10. I Missed this :( , after listening in and trying to sync my dvd player with the audio :( i thought it would be great to put the live commentary of ‘the end’ over the actual episode of ‘the end’ :D in one video file! After much playing around i finally got it synced and have uploaded it to youtube :D please enjoy as much i have :D ….. If im breaching any copyright or if you guys want to post it here yourself don’t hesitate to contact me :D its intended purley for viewing pleasure whilst listening :D
    NOTE Due to the intro, screen shots of the webpage have been used to fill in the approx 55 second gap between the audio starting and the episode starting ;)
    https://youtu.be/J5YQfuOBbaQ

  11. I Missed this :( , after listening in and trying to sync my dvd player with the audio :( i thought it would be great to put the live commentary of ‘the end’ over the actual episode of ‘the end’ :D in one video file! After much playing around i finally got it synced and have uploaded it to youtube :D please enjoy as much i have :D ….. If im breaching any copyright or if you guys want to post it here yourself don’t hesitate to contact me :D its intended purley for viewing pleasure whilst listening :D

    … IF you’re breaching copyright?

    I appreciate that you only had good intentions in putting the effort into doing this, but synchronising a fan commentary with a DVD is just a minor inconvenience, and uploading an entire unbroken episode of Red Dwarf to YouTube was never going to work.

  12. I uploaded two scenes from The End and Polymorph, unlisted, edited together with my own music on top, for my screen composition class for university, with an irrelevant title, and it was IMMEDIATELY flagged by BBC Worldwide. They didn’t take it down, though, they just put ads on it.

  13. Just catching up on the Dwarfcast now. Nice work all and thanks a lot for doing it, it does mean a great deal to everyone. :)

    The thing with the new model shots…. am I right in thinking they can’t shoot them at as high a frame rate as they used to? That coupled with them not being shot on film, and them sometimes being lit in an odd way, all amount to them not looking as effective, I guess. Many of the shots for XI and XII were full CGI anyway, right? Maybe they’re just trying to include too many elements in these shots and they need to go back to basics?

    Also, back in the day, when the show was presented in 50i (video look) I supposed the model shots looked more stunning because you were suddenly switching to a more filmic framerate and look. Much like on One Foot in the Grave (and countless other pre-2000s sitcoms) where the outside world was shot on film.

  14. Some of the classic Doctor Who model shots done on film looked fantastic. Most of the ones shot on video looked like shit (especially those without motion control cameras or more static composition)
    So you might be ono something. Frame rate and grain are important I feel

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    Yes

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    Excellent choice.

  17. >quote

    I agree

  18. That.

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