Peter Tyler is a veritable Visual Effects expert, having worked in film and television for nearly a quarter of a century. He worked on Red Dwarf as Peter Wragg’s Director of Photography, from the very early days up to Series VII. We managed to successfully stalk him via the internet, and send him a load of questions. Hurrah!
A few days after receiving Series V on DVD, I sat at my computer with the intention of banging out a review during the day. I had my list of titles in front me, a large mug of coffee and a whole heap of thoughts. But then I decided I’d rather sit on the sofa […]
So, I get an e-mail, as do roughly a thousand or more others, informing me of a competition, the prize for which being the opportunity to record a fan commentary on the upcoming series V & VI DVDs. Do I hit the link or do I delete? Well, I hit that link faster than a […]
With Series IV only days away from dropping onto my doormat (PlayUSA posted it two days ago) I think the time has come to look into Series V in a bit more detail. At the time of writing we are certain on only a few extras. Of course we will have the usual Cast Commentary […]
The third series of the nation’s 47th favourite sit-com has finally made its way onto the shelves. Two episodes had already been released on a “best-of” VHS, but the magical medium of DVD allows us to see the full series in crystal-clear quality for the first time since… it was last repeated. It is important […]
Well, here we are – another completely uneducated guess at the upcoming Series IV DVD, padded out with completely irrelevant asides to camera. Mind you, I’m sure you’re all intelligent enough to distinguish between facts taken from a combination of the DVD Details articles and entries on the BBFC, and my OPINION ON STUFF I […]
After a relatively poor showing for the first two releases, both in terms of content and hiding places, the easter eggs from Series III onwards continued the trend of remarkable improvement, and they are now among the most eagerly anticipated features of the discs. Here’s how to get at ’em.
There has been a lot of criticism of the Red Dwarf DVDs. That’s fair enough; everyone does it, and it would be utterly wrong to sycophantically claim that they are faultless. They’re far from perfect, and that’s a given. However, let’s consider what could have happened, if the BBC had got their own way… First, […]
I like it when they say ‘smeg’. Right, this list currently covers the 52 episodes, but I imagine we’ll do the videos, specials and suchlike and some point. We need to go over those for The Insult List after all. First off, we have a chronological list of all uses of the word, in all its guises. After that, a smaller list for each individual variant. Hooray!
Another batch of out-takes, all plundered from the 1995 Smeg Outs video. Thanks to the magic of missing studio rushes, this was in fact the only way of getting out-takes from certain scenes, as detailed in the article.