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IT. IS. DONE.

Almost 14 years after Jonathan Capps and treachery’s Seb Patrick spoke over Thanks for the Memory from their little flat above an excellent curry house in London’s fashionable London, G&T’s three remaining survivors have ticked off the 52nd and final episode commentary of the BBC era. And we’ve saved a quite good one for last. So, join Ian Symes, Jonathan Capps and Danny Stephenson as they discuss Marooned, arguably the best episode from the slightly creaky but very beloved series III before offering their thoughts on the series as a whole before serving up a giant pile of waffles (men, Waffle Men).

DwarfCast 110 – Marooned Commentary (86.3MB)

So, if you’ve been paying any sort of attention recently you’ll be well aware that this milestone does not, in fact, spell the end for DwarfCasts as we have some big plans for the following months. We’re starting with the inaugural DwarfCast Book Club for episode #111 before pulling on our commentary wellies once more and wading into Twentica for episode #112. From there on we’ll be alternating betwixt DC/BC and commentaries until we either run out or something terrible happens. We’ll only be subjecting you to Waffle Men in the commentary episodes so we don’t need any fresh questions right away, but if you want to post one ready for the Twentica commentary, then here is as good a place as any.

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14 comments on “DwarfCast 110 – Marooned Commentary

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  • A) Bloody Congratulations. I love Dwarfcast. It’s even kept me entertained through some tough life moments. Glad that a book is a thing of beauty and that this isn’t therefore “nothing else left to burn”

    B) I think by my count though there are TWO broadcast versions of THE END you haven’t talked over from BBC broadcast. So you should rectify that in a double episode comparison cast someday. (With the Netflix edit also getting a waffle mention) because I’m a telegraph pole collecting completist.

    C) would love a red dwarf movie concept art waffle or did you guys ever do that?

  • Thank you, Jon!

    C) would love a red dwarf movie concept art waffle or did you guys ever do that

    There was a brief mention of this in a recent Wafflem’n when we were talking about the movie as a whole. I think it was the Blue episode, but we didn’t go massively in depth about it.

  • Thank you, Jon!

    C) would love a red dwarf movie concept art waffle or did you guys ever do that
    There was a brief mention of this in a recent Wafflem’n when we were talking about the movie as a whole. I think it was the Blue episode, but we didn’t go massively in depth about it.

    I thought it had cropped up. I’d love a researched and massively waffled in depth version some day. Was looking at some of the character art recently, on someone’s prop website.

  • 4:20ish – you can see the edge of the set and the studio lights as the camera follows Craig as he walks round to sit down.
    So that’s nice, innit?

  • Re: redoing old commentaries – how about doing The End? You did The Original Assembly before (8 years ago, now), maybe do the ‘proper’ one that everyone’s now got on bluray?

  • Jonsmad – were you also forgetting that we’d done the proper version of The End as part of the 30th anniversary? Because other than Re-Mastered I can’t think what you mean about there being two broadcast versions we haven’t done!

  • Jonsmad – were you also forgetting that we’d done the proper version of The End as part of the 30th anniversary? Because other than Re-Mastered I can’t think what you mean about there being two broadcast versions we haven’t done!

    Yep that’s exactly it. I forgot that. As did Si. Thanks for correcting us.

    Yes I meant Remastered going out on telly.

  • Yep that’s exactly it. I forgot that. As did Si.

    Don’t you dare think you can speak for me.

    But yes, that.

  • The first Red Dwarf book I ever had was Primordial Soup and I read it to death, and when Rimmer says “What d’you think I am, the Memory Man?” I always remember it’s Marvo the Memory Man in that script. Funny what sticks in your head for nearly 30 years.

    For all it’s pretty much a two-hander and all the Rimmer and Lister stuff is obviously excellent, I do think of it as a very good Holly episode as well. “Grit” is one of the funniest moments. Unlike Robert, Hattie hit the ground running.

  • Enjoyed listening to that.

    The moose gag was a good example, as it’s a joke that had literally been done elsewhere and had featured in joke books a couple of years before Series X. That ep took it further though and added the character elements.

  • Lovely stuff.
    It’s interesting contrasting the general III talk with the visuals, as I always thought Marooned looked considerably brighter and cleaner than the rest of III. Not as crisp as IV onwards, but definitely a step above the rest of the series.

    I totally forgot you did a The End commentary on the 30th. I suppose I’ll listen to that once you’ve reached the end of the Dave era, to tie it all up.

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