Cast Commentary Corrections

“We’ve probably already been corrected a billion times by people watching this, which is fair enough.” – Chris Barrie As part of our ongoing mission to be as geeky and obsessive as possible about a light-hearted sit-com, this page proves that the cast of Red Dwarf are utter fools who know less about the show […]

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Crime Traveller

Having already blown a small fortune at Dimension Jump, I decided that another £16 wasn’t going to make much difference, and so I bought the Crime Traveller DVD. This was a decent price for a two-disc set, with four 50-minute episodes. (The other four episodes will be released soon, and a box set will be released in October). For the record the episode titles are: Jeff Slade and the Loop of Infinity, Death In The Family, Fashion Shoot and Revenge of the Chronology Protection Hypothesis.

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Random Abstract Memory

Another excellent purchase at Dimension Jump was Hattie Hayridge’s 1997 autobiography, for which I’d been searching the bookshops of Great Britain for ages. The book tells the complete story of Hattie’s life, from birth as a suspected case of appendicitis to touring the world as a top stand up. Hattie chooses to portray significant periods of her life with a couple of good anecdotes each. She has funny stories to tell about her childhood, her adolescence, each of her jobs and each step towards fame.

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Movie News – We Were Right

Grant Naylor Productions have confirmed that the infamous movie poster, which Ganymede & Titan became the first Red Dwarf fan site to report on in February, is indeed genuine. They also tell us that Doug Naylor is currently on a recce in Australia, and that the snippet of the plot that we get in the poster is not the full story. Hmm. On Wednesday April 9th and Friday April 11th, the cast commentaries for the Series III and IV DVDs were recorded, in plenty of time for release in November this year and February 2004 respectively. The good news is that Robert Llewellyn and Hattie Hayridge were indeed present, which relieves an awful lot of irrational fears about the latter’s inclusion. Also on the official site this week is an interesting interviewwith Paul Alexander, who is in fact seven years old.

As for this site, we apologise for the lack of updates recently. This is due to the University of Teesside’s reluctance to allow John to live in the Learning Resource Centre over Easter. However, we’ve both been working hard, and we’ll be uploading an awful lot of new content on Wednesday, including book reviews and a guide to the deleted scenes.

In the meantime, you may be interested to hear that Ganymede & Titan’s biggest fan Andrew Ellard, who we are told is also in charge of the official site, Associate Producer of the DVDs and script editor on the movie, has written an episode of the daytime soap Doctors, which is been shown tomorrow (Tuesday) on BBC ONE at 2:05pm. Finally, on a sad note, Matt Dryzmala’s popular fan site Back in the Red has been closed down. The good news is that Matt is currently working two new sites, including the Rimmer-dedicated Git Central. So good luck to Matt, and hurry up with it, you Mancunian git.

Dimension Jump X Report

I simply cannot believe that it has been a whole week since the start of the convention. For three days, I entered a strange and parallel dimension (Coventry), where the normal laws of time and space do not apply. Anything before the 4th April 2003 is irrelevant, and everything since the 6th has been tedious. […]

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Alternate Personalities Featurette

The Series II DVD contained a featurette that was very similar to the Drunk featurette on the Series I DVD. This new featurette was much more pleasant than the last one, due to it actually being set to a good song – Little Green Bag by The George Baker Selection. However, while you cannot deny […]

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WEBSITE NEWS…

This very website is featured in top Red Dwarf publication Better Than Life, in #44 that reached fan club members in the UK this morning. Internet Correspondant Debs gives the site four stars overall, and particularly praises the originality and in-depth content, adding: “if you have a list of Red Dwarf sites that you visit regularly, I definately recommend that you add this one to your list”. To read the full review, you’ll have to join the fan club, which you can do via their website.

Incidentally, in case you were wondering why updates have been irregular and sparse since the Series II DVD release, it’s because the site is soon to be relaunched, in collaboration with John Hoare, who some of you may know as ‘moss’. If John knows nothing else, (which he doesn’t), it’s Red Dwarf and computers, so exciting times are ahead for Ganymede & Titan fans!

RED DWARF MOVIE NEWS…

The following article has appeared on AintItCool.com :

http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=14580

“Red Dwarf the movie is set in the distant future where Homo Sapienoids – a fearsome combination of flesh and machine – have taken over the Solar System and almost wiped out the human race. The only survivors are the crews of long-haul space freighters that left Earth before the conflict began. The Sapienoids send forth fleets of Death Ships to hunt them down.

One by one, the human ships fall, until only one remains.

It’s name – RED DWARF”

Frankly, I’ll believe it when I see it. If this is genuine, it’s a bit of a shock. What Doug Naylor is doing is taking the characters and placing them in a completely new situation. This will work if the characterisation is as good as it is from Series I-VI, but if it is like the last two series, it won’t be Red Dwarf at all. Naylor did warn us that the movie would be going in a completely different direction to the series. He wasn’t lying.

But is it just a very elaborate hoax?

* ‘Winchester Films presents…’ – The official site says the movie is to be made by Red Dwarf Films
* ‘KOCHANSKI: Lister’s dead girlfriend.’ How would this fit in with the new plot?
* Doug Naylor is stated as being the TV series director. While he did co-direct half an episode in Series V, this is not something you’d put on a poster.
* Chris Barrie has Blackadder III in the brackets after his name. Why would they include a tiny guest appearance, but not long-running series like The Brittas Empire, Robot Wars and Scrapheap?
* The fan club bit gives the wrong URL. The address changed about a year ago – there’s no way a poster that old would have only just been released.
* I can’t read much of the other stuff, but I can see that the release date of the American DVDs is wrong.

Whether this poster is genuine or not, this is a startling piece of news, and once again Ganymede and Titan is the first fan site to report it.

Series II DVD Review

For the second time in just over four months, I set my alarm from half seven to make the journey to my local Woolworths; a journey that is as much spiritual as it is physical. My palms were sweaty, knees weak, arms were heavy. There was vomit on my sweater already – mum’s spaghetti. I was nervous, but on the surface I looked calm and ready to, um, buy a DVD. Something which I did with some gusto.

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