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  • #11387
    Paul Muller
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    “DougRDNaylor Doug Naylor
    If you fly into a sun what’s the point of no return called. The melting point?
    23 Nov”

    “DougRDNaylor Doug Naylor
    Does a sun have an Event Horizon? Anyone know? I thought it did but I’m being told it doesn’t.
    23 Nov”

    So, apparently someone will be flying into a sun at some point.

    Nothing major, but nice to see something like this and then engage in some elaborate plot speculation.

    #113385
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    Have just read that back and doesn’t justify the excitable thread title at all really. Sorry about that.

    #113386
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    I think it is perfectly justified. I love pre-show speculation.

    This is the start of the kind of speculation that we had for BtE Easter specials. Speculation that will probably be killed by the presence of a live audience in a few weeks time. One of the few unavoidable negatives that having a live audience brings about.

    #113388
    Stabbim the Skutter
    Participant

    I reckon we can keep it under control; although one mod would have to take one for the team, he could then delete any spoilery information that crops up, or move it to a hidden topic.

    #113389
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    It’s going to very awkward indeed. I’ve posted a thread on another forum I moderate to see what they want. Full spoilers. No spoilers. Or some spoilers provided they state the source of their information and provided it isn’t from an audience member. Trouble is, as a moderator I’m going to have to read everything and check…

    …shame. It would be nice to go into this series knowing nothing for sure.

    #113390
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    Well, flying into a sun is a tad more believable than them turning up on Coronation Street, right? :P

    #113392
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    We’ve not worked out our exact spoiler policy just yet but I think it’s safe to say that anything Doug says is fair game.

    #113394
    Dave
    Participant

    >So, apparently someone will be flying into a sun at some point.

    Gunmen Of The Apocalypse.

    #113395
    JamesTC
    Participant

    That was a moon.

    #113396
    Carlito
    Participant

    Well, maybe he’s written a sequel?

    Sunmen Of The Apocalypse.

    #113407
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    I’m kinda sequel-ed out now. No more sequels please.

    Ooo! Unless they’re going to follow up Stasis Leak! (Yeah, yeah, I know, never gonna happen..)

    #113408
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    Stasis Crap?

    #113415
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Follow up not follow through.

    #113416
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Follow up not follow through.

    #113417
    si
    Participant

    Just had a neb to see if Doug had written anything interesting about the readthroughs on Twitter. I see his last Tweet was a reply to a nauseating Gazpacho Soup Day message from…someone. :/

    #113418
    Ridley
    Participant

    Gee, it sure is boring around here.

    I just wonder what Gannon’s up to!

    #113420
    Alex
    Participant

    Has anyone noticed Doug’s comment on twitter about the set?

    Retro Season 5 feel but probably best look ever -though not finished yet. Ingenious the way it fits together.

    That sounds very promising to me.

    #113423
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    He said Season.

    I may have to hurt him.

    Said the hypocrite.

    #113425
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Doug has confirmed on twitter that Starbug will be in the new series. Hurray!!!

    #113427
    si
    Participant

    Oh good. :)

    #113428
    Alex
    Participant

    Doug has confirmed on twitter that Starbug will be in the new series. Hurray!!!

    Oh really? I’d just assumed that having returned to being on the Dwarf, and with the budget being what it is, that the expense of making the Starbug set as well would have meant we didn’t see it. That said, it could just be the exterior. Nice to know it’s in there.

    #113429
    JamesTC
    Participant

    He responded to a question about where the series would be set, whether it would be on Red Dwarf or Starbug and he responded “Both” so I think it is safe to say interiors and exteriors.

    #113430
    Jo
    Participant

    In which case, I really hope the budget stretches to bring The Model Unit back in!

    #113431
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    In which case, I really hope the budget stretches to bring The Model Unit back in!

    This.

    #113432
    si
    Participant

    Likewise.

    #113454
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I foresee disappointment on that front.

    #113458
    Jo
    Participant

    I foresee disappointment on that front.

    Well, aren’t you just Mr. Piss-on-your-chips.
    I’m sure we’re all aware that The Model Unit being involved is a long-shot, but it doesn’t stop us from hoping it’ll happen, does it? But hey, if/when they’re not involved you’ll be able to say you told us so. Good for you!

    #113459
    Alex
    Participant

    Well, aren’t you just Mr. Piss-on-your-chips.

    Ah, the character from the x-rated version of Catchphrase.

    #113460
    Jo
    Participant

    I lolled :oP

    #113461
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    High hopes are the key ingredient in a disappointment soufflé. Case in point: Series VIII.

    I’m excited, but I’m keeping my expectations low.

    #113470
    performingmonkey
    Participant

    > Ah, the character from the x-rated version of Catchphrase.

    Best ever late-night catchphrase…

    ‘Built Like A Brick Shithouse?’

    ‘Riiiiiiiiiight!’

    (squares disappear, audience flinches ‘urrrgh’) :P

    #113484
    clem
    Participant

    > I’m excited, but I’m keeping my expectations low.

    I’m trying to. I’d rather the series continued in the same vein as BTE than returned to anything like VIII, so the fact that VIII is the only Dwarf we’ve got thus far that was written by Naylor without Grant, with a studio audience in mind, is a bit worrying. So is Danny’s Duane Dibbley tweet. On the other hand, listening again to the Dimension Jump DwarfCasts, Doug’s ideas for X as regards character development etc. sound really promising. Regardless of how the series eventually turns out, I can’t help but be excited about actually going to a recording. Whatever happens, January 27th is gonna be a stupendous moment in my own personal history.

    #113486
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    Hold your horses. I mean, Duane Dibbley shows up in Back to Reality, which I expect a lot of you would place as a pretty high ranking episode. And he also appears in Series 6, which personally, is my favourite series. Even if Doug’s putting him in RDX, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the episode concerned, or the series as a whole, will be shit. True, I’d rather eat my own eyeballs than see that character on screen again, but there’s still potential for it not to be a disaster.

    #113487
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    It’s not that we don’t like Duane (when used effectively, like in Back to Reality and, to a lesser extent, Emohawk, he’s great); it’s more that it signifies a reliance on ideas that are twenty years old and have been wrung dry of any humour by repeatedly relying on them as guaranteed “crowd-pleasers” (“stick Danny in the wig and teeth and that’s 2 minutes of laughs in the bank”).

    Duane has gone as far as he can go and needs to be put out to pasture alongside Ace Rimmer, positive-viruses and shared hallucinations. Relying on the same old reliable stuff, is what fucks up Hollywood.

    #113488
    Carlito
    Participant

    ^ and AR. Especially AR where they don’t know they are in AR ^

    #113489
    Paul Muller
    Participant

    Agree with you on that, it would be good to see some really original ideas in the new series, something on a par with Future Echoes, Backwards etc.

    It’s possible that Doug is worrying that it was these tried and tested gags and supporting characters that made the show so popular. Which I’d like to think is bollocks.

    Although I was casting a bemused eye over some old RD fan fiction the other day and the prevalence of Aces and Duanes was quite upsetting.

    #113491
    Ridley
    Participant

    Well I’m hopeful that the changes in the world since 1999 have inspired a bunch of new ideas. The ones dropped in the DwarfCast were spiffy.

    It’s not like the Back to Earth references to its past were unconscious (like Die Another Day and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull {there might be more well received examples}) but I said around the time that the first episode had me optimistic for Red Dwarf in the post-New Who world.

    Now just don’t give me a six-parter about Kryten needing to recharge his solar powered Peter feed. ;)

    #113492
    danny f
    Participant

    I really hope that my slight off-topic tangent will not offend, but I am a desperate man. On the off-chance that people have missed my thread… I have two tickets for December 16th recording which I would like to trade for two tickets on *ANY* other date. I am being forced to work on this date and I cannot get out of it. I will even offer a financial incentive if somebody is inconvenienced by the trade. Sorry to clog up this thread but time is slipping away and I am getting pretty down, thinking that I will have to miss this…

    Thanks, and sorry again. :)

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