Let’s Talk About Cured (on Dave)

The following article is intended for those watching at Dave pace. UKTV Play viewers should keep the comments spoiler-free until broadcast. More info.

Hello there, Dave viewers. Actually, while we’ve got your attention, quick show of hands: if you’re a regular G&T reader and you’re watching Series XII at the broadcast pace, leave us a comment to tell us so. We want to cater for absolutely everyone, but it’d be good to know if Dave-paced discussion threads are catering for anyone.

Anyway, yes, today’s the day that Cured debuts on Dave at 9pm. Once you’ve finally seen it, you can catch up on what everybody else was saying about it last week, then you can spend a “pleasurable” hour and a half listening to our Live DwarfCast with special guest Clayton Hickman, marvel at our title sequence analysis, and either nod in agreement or throw knives at your screen as you read Cappsy’s review.

I’ll warn you though: at some point today, everyone’s going to start talking about The One Where Everyone’s Kryten, and we don’t yet know whether that will be before or after 9pm. I hope for your sake it’s after.

Teaser Time Again

In what would appear to be now a thing that happens regularly on a Wednesday morning, UKTV have released a preview clip for The One Where Everyone’s Kryten. You know, the episode after the episode that they’re currently focusing the huge marketing campaigns on. Here it is:

As with last week, I’m going to hold off on the basis that I’ll be watching the full episode tomorrow. The question remains, however – what time will I be watching it tomorrow? We still don’t know whether it’ll be before or after Cured makes its Dave debut. We’re hoping it’s after, just to keep things as tidy as possible, and to make the broadcast premiere seem like slightly less of an anti-climax. Either way, we’ll get our discussion thread ready to go live as soon as the episode does, and brace ourselves for an entire day of F5 action…

Buck & Clips

The following article is intended for those watching at Dave pace. UKTV Play viewers should keep the comments spoiler-free until broadcast. More info.

Honestly, I thought I was done with analysing screengrabs after yesterday’s title sequence breakdown, until I sat down to watch the Youtube video that Dave posted today. In it, Series XII guest star James Buckley interviews the four Dwarfers, and it’s all reasonably entertaining; highlights include some good jokes about how old and fat they all are, Craig reciting an early review off by heart, and tales of how the cast’s children are their harshest critics. But it also contains some previously unseen clips of (almost) every episode, which is what I’ll be very briefly covering after you’ve watched the clip:

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Let’s Talk About Cured (on UKTV Play)

The following article is intended for those watching at UKTV Play pace. Dave viewers be warned that the content and comments could contain spoilers. More info.

It’s been 349 days since an episode of Red Dwarf was released on UKTV Play. Well, they’re back at it this morning, or possibly this afternoon, or maybe even this evening. Yes, we’re not yet sure exactly when you’ll be watching a brand new episode of your favourite show; last year, Twentica was released at just gone 9am, so we’ll be surprised if it’s not there in time for lunch. Whenever it does arrive, the link will appear in large friendly letters below this paragraph. Unless you’re reading this after it’s been released, in which case the link is there in large friendly letters below this paragraph.

THIS IS A LINK TO CURED, THANK YOU BYE.

As should be plainly obvious by now, this discussion thread is intended for people watching online ahead of the TV broadcast. Our spoiler policy dictates that if you want to talk about Cured before 9pm next Thursday, you have to do so within a thread that bears the teal banner above. If you’ve not watched the episode yet, you’re strongly advised not to read the comments on this post for now, as it’ll be a spoilery free-for-all the very second the episode drops.

But do catch up before our first LIVE Instant Reaction DwarfCast of the series, which starts at 9pm on Friday. The link will appear on here, on our Twitter feed and our Spreaker page at 8:40pm, ready for you to listen and chat along live. We’d really love to hear from you on the night, as the live chat via Spreaker was a real highlight last year. If you can’t join us, the download version will be here on Saturday, and in the meantime, please use this thread for all your thoughts, opinions and theories on the series opener.

P-p-p-poker Face P-p-poker Face Muh Muh Muh Muh

With just ONE DAY TO GO until Red Dwarf XII is unleashed to the world on UKTV Play, Dave have posted a two minute preview clip from Cured.

Personally, I’m not going to watch this now, as I’d rather wait a day and watch the whole thing, but for those who want a little appetiser before tomorrow’s main course, feel free to discuss below.

Tonight’s Special Guest Star…

This one’s been floating around for a while but it’s remained on the fringe of our spoiler policy until UKTV started drawing direct attention to it. As it looks like they’re leaning into this as part of the Cured promotion we couldn’t rightly ignore it much longer. However, as a last stand to demonstrate our opinion that this is a reveal that we firmly believe should NOT be part of the pre-broadcast promotion and that we would’ve preferred was kept as a surprise on the night, we will keep everything after the jump…

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UKTV Play agenda

Bit of a funny update this week, as the true premiere of series XII has kind of ended up sneaking up on people due to the fact that it will once again have its episodes streamed on UKTV Play 7 days before broadcast. More excitingly, however, four new publicity photos have been added to the XII gallery and they all look lovely so do check those out. Let’s start off today’s update after the jump with a great picture of Chris Barrie’s face as a concession that I am incredibly excited about what is to come over the next weeks despite my moan about the nature of its broadcast…

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SciFiNow ruins the two best jokes in Cured

I really don’t feel I should be bringing this to your attention, but here goes. Earlier today, the UKTV press office tweeted a picture of the latest issue of SciFiNow, which features an interview with the four main cast. I couldn’t find the magazine in any of the shops I passed on my way home, but just from opening up the picture in that tweet, I can see that the very first paragraph contains some pretty massive spoilers for the first episode.

Honestly, I was at the recording, and the two moments that Craig gives away were undoubtedly the biggest comedy moments of the episode. If an audience member had posted this online, they’d be lynched, but we’re reproducing it here because it’s been printed in a fucking nationally-distributed magazine, and UKTV’s act of tweeting about it implies that they’re happy to draw attention to it. I sincerely advise that you do not read this article any further. It would be much better to wait eight days and watch these jokes unfold before you, but if you’re morbidly impatient, were at the recording or the premiere, or are just a fucking idiot, read on.

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Preview of a preview

Well, this is unexpected!

At the time of writing we’re not sure what exact shape this preview will take, but this level of teasing would suggest it is not insignificant. Whatever it is we have to wait until it turns up during one of the ad breaks around tonight’s Taskmaster. It does seem a little odd that we’re getting a presumably significant bit of publicity debuted on a weekday night and not in the traditional Friday slot, but I guess UKTV are still figuring out how to debut things effectively.

Please do use this post to share your thoughts on whatever we end up with, and we’ll possibly be back with further coverage of it if we deem it WORTHY.