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  • #222867
    Stephen Abootman
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    http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2017-10-12/red-dwarf-series-12-preview/

    Contains some spoilers for Cured, for those who haven’t seen it yet. Otherwise, nothing we didn’t know about XII already.

    Couple of interesting bits at the end though:

    Doug: “You look at areas like DNA hacking for example. That’s quite an interesting area, there could be a show about that. I use things that emerge in the news and ideas occur. There are thousands of different possible stories I could do.”

    “So what about another series after this? “I think we’re going to do one,” said Charles.
    “The chances are high to certain,” chips in Naylor who adds that he is actually writing a series 13.

    They are also planning on a Red Dwarf tour – “a tour that doesn’t really move too far” jokes Charles. “We want to do as much as we possibly can as we’re running out of time. Have you seen the look of us?””

    #222897
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Another series is unsurprising but nice to hear, and they’ve been planning a tour since before Back to Earth, and I honestly don’t think it will ever happen

    #222902
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    I know that, unlike most series that are three decades on from their start, RD still has all its regulars alive but how many of the guest cast have died? Noel Coleman and Don Henderson are two.

    #222904
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    John Abineri
    Ken Morley’s career

    #222906
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    Ken Morley

    Ken Morley in Allo Allo: “The candle! It was a stick of dynamite! Is my head on the right way ’round?”

    Von Klinkerhoffen: “Contact the Hospital! Fruitcake Ward!”

    #222908
    pi r squared
    Participant

    Jeillo Edwards

    #222909
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Geraldine McEwan’s probably the biggest.

    Robert Addy too.

    And then there’s Graham Chapman who was booked and then died. Really strange time capsule to see Rob & Doug interviewed in TV Zone from the set of Backwards plugging that Chapman’s due to guest star.

    #222910
    si
    Participant

    Robert Addie.

    #222911
    si
    Participant

    Blimey, both of us said that at the same time.

    #222912
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Oh, and Ronnie Barker was first choice for Hollister so he’d be gone too.

    #222913
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Well, if we’re going for people who weren’t ultimately cast, Alan Rickman.

    #222914
    Dave
    Participant

    Hitler.

    #222915
    Lemming Sunday
    Participant

    Francine Walker-Lee

    #222916
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    Gordon Salkilld.

    #222917
    Warbodog
    Participant

    The cat that played Frankingstein and various other aminal performers, presumably.

    #222920
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Charles Armitage.

    #222923
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    Re: Chapman.

    Did Doug and Rob realise how sick Graham was when they booked him?

    Did *anyone* realise that Chapman was dying or was it kept private?

    #222926
    (deleted)
    Participant

    According to Palin’s diaries Chapman couldn’t even speak by that point. Chapman really thought he was going to pull through, it’s such a sad story.

    Then again, had he lived he’d have inevitably been Yewtreed and that would have been Python written out of history, taking Timeslides with it, so, y’know.

    #222942
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    The most disturbing thing I got from a charity shop was David Hasselhoff’s ‘Making Waves’ which was signed to Tommy ‘Get well soon’.

    Guessing, since it turned up in the charity shop, Tommy showed no sign of improvement.

    #222943
    cwickham
    Participant

    I found a signed copy of Rob Grant’s “Colony” in a charity shop last year.

    #222944
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Rob Grant wrote Red Dwarf. Then he rewrote Red Dwarf and called it Colony.

    #222945

    who the fuck is Charles?

    #222950
    Dave
    Participant

    It is Prince Charles, who has of course been playing Rimmer since the character returned in series VIII.

    #222959
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    Kate Middleton as Kochanski and Princess Di as Gordon.

    #222960
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Princess Di was replaced as Gordon by Camilla Parker-Bowles for the Remastered version, anyway.

    #222983
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    I once bought a signed copy of Backwards from eBay for about a tenner and it isn’t signed.

    Paid 99p each for Infinity and BTL and they’re both signed by Rob and Doug.

    #222984
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    My copy of Last Human is signed by Rob and my copy of Backwards is signed by Doug.

    #222986
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Oh no, hang on… the dust jackets are mixed up.

    #223082
    By Jove its holmes
    Participant

    I met Danny J-J at a convention around the time Napster was popular and I was ranting about the copyright mafia and Danny just said “you won’t be saying that when it’s your stuff getting pilfered!”.

    #223085
    pfm
    Participant

    > Danny just said “you won’t be saying that when it’s your stuff getting pilfered!”.

    Which was only the truth!! What are you saying now??

    > Oh no, hang on… the dust jackets are mixed up.

    That’s what they all say.

    #223086
    si
    Participant

    “Radio Times interview” is the title of this thread. It says so up there, look. ^

    So, speaking of interviews, there’s a fairly decent one appeared on Den of Geek yesterday.

    https://t.co/JfPI9mEpkT

    #223088
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Peter Wragg, Mel bibby, Jo Howard,

    Terry Wogan.

    #223090
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    “Den of Geek” and “fairly decent” are not terms that typically get used in the same sentence, but that was a surprisingly enjoyable read.

    #223093
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    I’m rather fond of Den of Geek. (The UK variant)

    #223095

    Depends on the article and who’s writing it, there’s some good stuff on there, and some lazy stuff. I enjoyed the Bond retrospective a few years ago.

    Good interview that. My favourite bit was Chris trying to get a rise out of Craig by mentioning Captain Butler and Craig completely ignoring him.

    #223096
    si
    Participant

    Another new interview with Doug, this one from Screen Mayham. The final paragraph is interesting.

    Doug Naylor Interview, Part 1: We Chat with the Red Dwarf Co-creator about Returning the Show to its Peak.

    #223098
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >“Den of Geek” and “fairly decent” are not terms that typically get used in the same sentence, but that was a surprisingly enjoyable read.

    As someone who’s been writing for Den of Geek since it was founded, albeit less so these days: oi.

    #223101
    MANI506
    Participant

    I thought Digital Spy was the one everybody hated?

    #223102
    flanl3
    Participant

    HATTIE

    #223103
    flanl3
    Participant

    HATTIE HATTIE HATTIE HATTIE HATTIE HATTIE HATTIE HATTIE

    Also, Norman is a twat if nobody noticed.

    #223106
    Kris Carter
    Participant

    I want Hattie back for XIII please, powers-that-be. Ta.

    #223143
    Dax101
    Participant

    Doug didn’t really get into the topic of Hattie very well so it sounded like he was trying to deflect the question away on to model shots and budget.

    I do think Hattie deserves more from her time on the show even if its just a cameo since for at least 3 series she was a regular cast member playing Holly.

    #223174

    Given that, because he’s tired of answering questions about it, Norman is now super-keen to get onboard again, I wonder if he’ll be part of XIII.

    #223175
    cwickham
    Participant

    I think Doug prefers not having to write for Holly regularly – it may depend on if he can come up with a storyline that requires him. And now it seems he may want Hattie back too…

    #223379
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant
    #223380
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    That is a really nice interview. I’m glad Doug views making Dwarf as a labour of love, and I’m intrigued by his discussion of how he “basically directed” as far back as Series V. As well as him editing Back to Reality (apparently), I think I remember from the V documentary that he directed/did the typing/taranshula stuff in Quarantine.

    #223381
    cwickham
    Participant

    Fascinated to learn that the first four shows of X also had to be heavily rewritten because of the lack of location filming – I don’t think we knew that before, did we? Is the Series X we got totally different from the one Doug planned?

    #223382
    NoFro
    Participant

    Yeah I always thought it was 2 majorly rewritten, 2 scrapped, 2 stayed pretty much the same.

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