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  • #11539
    ori-STUDFARM
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    I’ve just got back from the National Space Centre in Leicester where they are haveing their British Sci-Fi weekend. Chris Barrie and DJJ were both there signing and having pictures taken.

    They held a Q&A for the two this afternoon which included such riveting questions as “Danny, did you enjoy singing tongue tied?” and “How much like your characters are you in real life?”

    Highlight was Chris calling Bobby on his mobile and the audience all singing Happy Birthday to him…

    ….anyway. At the end, somebody was asking which other Red Dwarf character would they like to have played and why. Danny told a story about he and Craig both putting on one of Krytens old used masks each and the make up department spraying them to match skin colour. Then they went downstairs and freaked Doug out….The way he was talking, I got the impression that this was from a recentish filming. Maybe BtE or RDX.

    He also mentioned that Doug was seriously contemplating a storyline in which everyone played another character. Much like Craig and Chris in Bodyswap…

    If anyone see’s DJJ, he says he has pictures on his iPhone of him and Craig as Black Mechanoids and he’s more than happy to show them…Maybe we should all ask him to put the images up on Twitter….

    #115878
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Wait a minute, black people, putting on white latex and then blacking up, im confused. Is that anti-robot ist?

    #115879
    pfm
    Participant

    All of them as mechanoids would have been pretty funny and. DNA might have been a good time to do it, have Kryten swap with Lister. Just the thought of Craig done up as a mechanoid is making me laugh already!

    #115880
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    First thought to cross my mind was “A bit racist for Danny that. Blacking up…” and then I realised…and it just wouldn’t compute. It sounds like a mechanoid version of the black and white minstrals….but not

    #115425
    pendo86
    Participant

    I asked Danny on Twitter if he could share the picture. This was his reply:
    https://twitter.com/#!/DannyJohnJules/status/178840174824914944

    I wonder why he can’t tweet it? Perhaps it will relevant to an RDX storyline like ori suggests?

    #115426
    Dax101
    Participant

    maybe it just gives away the look of the new kryten mask and danny dont wanna get in trouble

    #115427
    pendo86
    Participant

    Ah possibly.

    #115428
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    DJJ did say that at one point Doug was considering a plot line that involved all the actors playing each others characters, but I got the impression that this was an old idea that didn’t go anywhere. He then later said that when Doug saw them as mechanoids, you could see his mind start working of how he could work it into a story. He finished this sentance with the words “it would be called Opposite World or something”.

    I’m now desperate to see these images. DJJ and Chris were to popular to be able to approach after the Q&A. I did get a few words with them both before….but that was before I heard of the existence of the mechanoid pics…

    I wonder if there is anybody here on G&T talented enough to have a photoshop play and see if they can do a rough estimation….#baitingthetalented

    #115429
    pfm
    Participant

    Maybe he can’t show it because Doug is considering doing that story in the future?

    #115430
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    I wonder if he or somebody else considers the “blacking up” of the Kryten mask questionable. In the same way as some may consider a white guy “blacking up” to be Duane Dibbley in a costume contest might be.

    #115431
    Mr-Stabby
    Participant

    I wonder if he or somebody else considers the “blacking up” of the Kryten mask questionable. In the same way as some may consider a white guy “blacking up” to be Duane Dibbley in a costume contest might be.

    I never quite got why people think blacking up is ‘racist’. Could someone actually explain to me succinctly why it is?

    #115432
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    And is the movie White Chicks racist? Or is it just equally offensive to everyone because it’s so awful?

    LAST WEEK ON G+T : Religion and Morality.
    THIS WEEK : Racism

    #115413
    si
    Participant

    White Chicks is terrible. Shocking. Dispicable.

    True Identity, starring Lenny Henry, on the other hand…

    #115414
    Alex
    Participant

    LAST WEEK ON G+T : Religion and Morality.
    THIS WEEK : Racism

    I’m predicting incest for next week then.

    #115415
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    “All right, Goldmember. There’s only two things I hate in this world. People who are intolerant of other people’s cultures… and the Dutch.”

    #115422
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    I dunno. We run out of new Dwarf studio dates and it all goes MENTAL.

    #115803
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >I never quite got why people think blacking up is ‘racist’. Could someone actually explain to me succinctly why it is?

    Blackface is racist for two reasons. First, the exaggerated features, particularly the large white eyes, portray black people as ugly, subhuman freaks. Second, there is a painful history of exploitation of the black culture by white people in the music industry. Believe it or not, minstrelsy was the first financially lucrative American popular music. The first sound film featured Al Jolson, a white man in blackface singing Mammy.

    #115423
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I don’t think anyone would disagree that “blackface” is racist and deep offensive, but there’s a difference between that and modern-day blacking up – mainly the lack of exaggerated, subhuman features that you mention. The much-discussed guy in the Duane Dibbley fancy dress costume is possibly a little misjudged, but is it racist?

    #115405
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    >Blackface is racist for two reasons. First, the exaggerated features, particularly the large white eyes, portray black people as ugly, subhuman freaks. Second, there is a painful history of exploitation of the black culture by white people in the music industry.

    Does this make pantomime dames sexist for the same reasons then?

    #115395
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    The much-discussed guy in the Duane Dibbley fancy dress costume is possibly a little misjudged, but is it racist?

    Racist? Not really, but terribly misjudged.

    As we mentioned in the Dwarfcast regarding this. We told Craig the situation, and he understood what the lad was trying to do, he wanted to look like ‘Duane Dibbley’ and complete the look. That’s all it was. He wasn’t going out of his way to offend anyone, but given the connotations of it were not really thought about.

    However, I believe it was innocent in intent, but as I say, misjudged.

    #115400
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    > Does this make pantomime dames sexist for the same reasons then?

    Well, no, because you always have a woman playing the lead, male character.

    As Mabel says, the taboo comes from a time of grossly exaggerated blacking up and the way black people were portrayed by white people and also removing any need to have black people playing the parts or making the music.

    Obviously these days you’d never have a white performer blacking up because luckily we now consider non-white people to be actual human beings, and even if the intention is fairly innocent mimicry (like the Duane Dibbley guy) it’s still tapping into a deeply unpleasant history.

    That said, anyone who thinks matching a prosthetic mask to the colour of the actor’s skin is in any way the same as a white performer blacking up needs to have a word with themselves.

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    #115384
    si
    Participant

    He’s a good ‘un, that Richard.

    #115387
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    Less impressive than I first envisioned…but I’m happy to have got to see this. I wonder if this is the extent of the Craig and Danny mechanoid make up job, or whether they put a bit more work into this after the picture was taken…

    #115374
    pfm
    Participant

    So, that’s the new series mask? It is a little…weird, and that’s not just cause Craig and Danny are wearing it. V and VI remain the benchmark. That is Kryten’s definitive look IMO. I find it amusing that 20 years later they still can’t better them!

    #115376
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >I wonder if this is the extent of the Craig and Danny mechanoid make up job, or whether they put a bit more work into this after the picture was taken…

    I hope they did more work on it. Too bad they couldn’t have found some brown foam rubber rather than coloring it in. It just looks like Mech Cat was down the coal mine too long.

    #115890
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    I had posted a couple of video’s from this Q&A up on You Tube, but they weren’t of anything significant and the audio was really poor and so hadn’t shared. However, somebody else has posted the full thing with really decent audio….so here it is

    #115898
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Aw. That was brilliant – as usual. What a couple of gents – as usual! Thanks for for sharing, Ori!
    Anyone fancy an excursion to the Red Dwarf pub in Spain?

    #115899
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    The what now?

    #115900
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    DJJ mentioned a pub in Grenada called the Red Dwarf! It’s about 16 minutes into the video. :)

    #115901
    Carlito
    Participant
    #115902
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    I want to find images of this bar now….Google image searches for Red Dwarf Bar finds various Red Dwarf pictures….noticably one of TORDFC Jo…

    I did also uncover this….but suspect this probably isn’t the one Danny spoke about

    http://fc03.deviantart.net/fs33/f/2008/290/f/1/The_Red_Dwarf_Bar_by_lancea.jpg

    #115903
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    Okay….thanks to Carlito for actual pictures. I still think mine looked more fun though…
    :)

    #115904
    Carlito
    Participant

    It’s called ‘Red Dwarf’ but I don’t think its based on the TV show.

    More pics… I can’t remember anymore how to embed, so links ahoy…

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Lqgbpn5woZY/SkCX_KDN2oI/AAAAAAAAAzk/9zP9FL1yD6o/s400/EnanoRojo.jpg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_szDhsOTyeDI/S3C7OB_8SgI/AAAAAAAAAeg/FsmYKt3R5rg/s400/enano+rojo.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/2800207503_051a07e84c.jpg

    It’s a grungy rock bar next to a sex shop.

    #115905
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    October. Is that speculation, or the latest info.

    #115906

    >Less impressive than I first envisioned…but I’m happy to have got to see this. I wonder if this is the extent of the Craig and Danny mechanoid make up job, or whether they put a bit more work into this after the picture was taken…

    I doubt they spent too much time doing this as it seems it was just a bit of a piss about.

    #115913
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    …So, when are we off?

    And for those interested in a fair and balanced view on racism, do please check out this vid. http://youtu.be/piMqJ8hmgXM

    #115979
    Ridley
    Participant

    Is that the “gingers have souls” kid?

    #115980
    p2p_productions
    Participant

    Yep. TBH, I can’t tell whether it’s a comedy act, or just genuine psychosis.

    #116016
    Jo
    Participant

    Google image searches for Red Dwarf Bar finds various Red Dwarf pictures….noticably one of TORDFC Jo…

    Back when I was skinny!

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