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  • #255219
    Jawscvmcdia (2)
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    I know that this topic is much discussed among Red Dwarf lore, but I wonder, how did Rob and Doug feel when they broke up with each other, back in 1993 shortly after the end of production of Red Dwarf VI? They both must have been quite upset about it, I imagine.

    I would have otherwise discussed this topic in the G&T Discord group, but rather unfortunately I have been banned from there and the owner will not allow me back in, for reasons unknown to me, anyway.

    #255222
    Warbodog
    Participant

    I felt bad for bullying you on the [not G&T and not claiming to be] Discord back then. I read up a lot on your condition after that to try to understand you and be less of a dick. But this still looks like trolling for kicks to me, like you’ve stored it up for too long so it’s too obvious. There’s too much bait.

    #255223
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Ah, I wondered why you’d signed up over here again. You could have just used your old account if you’d have asked.

    #255224
    Jawscvmcdia (2)
    Participant

    Well, from now on I will try to only post relevant material and not anything too off-topic. I wanted a fresh start, so I felt a new account was in order.

    #255225
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    In which case I’ll keep the poo emojis on ice for the timebeing.

    #255226
    Warbodog
    Participant

    If you actually want an answer to your question, your best bet is to ask Rob and Doug on Twitter: @realrobgrant and @DougRDNaylor. (They’d probably find it a bit weird and personal though).

    #255227
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I wasn’t born yet so I didn’t feel anything

    #255229
    Hamish
    Participant

    I was felt warm and safe in my mother’s womb.

    #255230
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    It didn’t interrupt my viewing of Thomas the Tank Engine at the time.

    #255231
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    I don’t wish to be blunt, but the post is enquiring how Rob and Doug felt about their breakup, not about your personal feelings at the time. Please be more considerate in your responses to Jawscvmcdia’s shitposts in the future. Thank you for your time on this Earth, goodnight

    #255232
    Warbodog
    Participant

    – I learned to deal with shitposts from Jawscvmcdia. I’m not used to the shitposts from Jawscvmcdia (2).
    – They’re exactly the same.
    – Yes. That’s the problem.

    This 1995 article from The Independent says “Naylor tenses when I ask him about his relationship with Grant.”

    This 2012 feature from Starbust says: “We were best friends since we were nine years old, he was my best friend first and my writing partner second but I confess that I thought it was an absolutely nuts idea us splitting up and I told him more than million times.”

    There’s probably more you can find beyond the first page of results, they’re a bit cluttered with your previous posts on this same topic.

    #255233
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    I imagine Rob felt quite relieved based on interviews I’ve seen, I think he was just fully fed up of the repitition, and Red Dwarf being the only creative outlet he had time for.

    Think the interview on Bodysnatcher (I think) best gets this across.

    #255234
    Warbodog
    Participant

    How does it feel?
    How does it feel?
    To break up with Rob?
    Did it make you sob?
    Like a trolling knob?

    #255235
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    What’s the link for the Discord page? Sudden urge to sign up.

    #255237
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    I can answer this from my own point of view.
    I was okay with it until I saw series VII.
    I’d thought there would be 2 books Ref Dwarf published regularly instead of one. I was looking forward to Rob’s new sitcoms. I had no idea.

    #255238
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    PS. What’s the condition?

    #255242
    Dax101
    Participant

    I imagine Rob and Doug probably had quite high egos at that time. They had a hugely successful show that had won several awards and they were involved in the attempts at US pilots. aswell as the novels popularity which they were writing the 3rd one of at the time. i think thats pretty much what broke them. The egos and the success.

    Even if Rob wanted to take a break did they need to do it the way they did? Presumably it was more a fall out.

    #255246
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    the discord link is here if you’re interested, Pete Part Three. fair warning, it’s not all to do with Red Dwarf. occasionally we talk about other things too, like owls or Seinfeld.

    https://discord.gg/aCZPxVv

    #255255
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    At the time, I was pretty gutted. I was super-invested in Red Dwarf VI, and the cliffhanger ending properly messed with me. Having to wait three years back then felt like an eternity, and the delay caused by Rob and Doug splitting, and Craig getting arrested, and Chris wanting to leave too… man, it felt like the rug had been pulled out from under me. In many ways, it helped strengthen my character, and make me the hardened, rough’n’tough emotionless man-husk I am today.

    #255260

    Rob is coming back though hence this new format for the special. Resetting the universe so to speak since 1993.

    I own a Tardis you see but it’s ok I am also a hermaphrodite now.

    #255292
    Moonlight
    Participant

    Way to make the Jawscvmcdia thread weird.

    #255313
    Jawscvmcdia (2)
    Participant

    @Katydid – Speaking of which, can you unban me from the Discord?

    #255314
    Warbodog
    Participant

    Katydid, June 10, 2019:

    We need somebody to fill the void that Jawscvmcdia left after I banned him for hitting on me.

    #255319
    (deleted)
    Participant

    G&T finally gets its Me2 Moment.

    #255320
    Jawscvmcdia (2)
    Participant

    Paging @Katydid
    Check out this epic unused Sonic 3D Knuckles bonus stage music demo, which is actually the music more commonly known as “Pleasure Castle” in Sonic Adventure:

    #255323
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    I know the sort of things Rob and Doug like to feel. No way, Jawscvmcdia, forget it.

    #255392
    Moonlight
    Participant

    Hmm….hmmmm…

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeno.

    #255393
    (deleted)
    Participant

    This is getting a bit uncomfortable now. Alex, you’re being a creep.

    #255394
    Jawscvmcdia (2)
    Participant

    What did I do?

    #255395
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Read eight posts back and repeat until it clicks.

    #255396
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    You letch on someone to the point you’re banned from a chat room, then try to get their attention by @ing them on here and sucking up to them.

    #255398
    Warbodog
    Participant

    Serves her right for being a female fan of two of his crossover interests, doesn’t it? It’s lucky she’s not also a fan of Ayrton Senna, ChuckleVision and the September 11th 2001 attacks, or he’d be even worse.

    #255401
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    So answer me these questions, Jawscvmcdia –

    1) Who shot JFK?
    2) Is Paul McCartney alive?
    3) Did man actually land on the moon?
    4) was 9/11 an inside job?
    5) Did Obama fake the Sandy Hook massacre?

    #255402
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I hope I never meet anybody who is “a fan of the September 11th 2001 attacks”

    #255403
    Warbodog
    Participant

    he had a bizarre hyperfixation with 9/11 and would not shut up about it, even interrupting other conversations to send pictures of 9/11 or video footage of 9/11

    Referencing this from another thread, already in the public domain. I wasn’t there, so don’t know what his angle was.

    #255411

    He’s that character from Travelers who survived the attacks.

    #255422
    Moonlight
    Participant

    If anyone wants me I’ll be showering forever.

    #255434
    Taiwan Tony
    Participant

    I don’t think that imagery will help, somehow.

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