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  • #226467
    GlenTokyo
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    Seems like something would have been leaked because of the cast if it was anything major involving them

    BBFC filings and such would come out if it was some kind of DVD or Blu-ray

    Maybe it’ll be a Dave mini Dwarf night, lots of episodes maybe with some cast interviews but I’m thinking we’re getting announcements.

    New series announcement on the TV? Commentaries for download? A new book or something?

    What do you think?

    #226470
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Free beer and money.

    #226472
    si
    Participant

    A book’d be nice. ‘Red Dwarf: A Celebration’, that kind of thing.

    #226473
    Dave
    Participant

    Nowt.

    #226474
    (deleted)
    Participant

    I have a sad suspicion it’ll be fuck all as well. Bearing in mind they’ve got about five weeks to go.

    Probably an ‘announcement’ about XII/the tour but zero ‘stuff’.

    This is why they should have held XII back a tiny bit longer…

    #226475
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    >Bearing in mind they’ve got about five weeks to go

    but 2018 is fifty-two weeks long

    #226477
    Me Own Stunts
    Participant

    >but 2018 is fifty-two weeks long

    Not all of it.

    #226482

    Probably an ‘announcement’ about XII

    Doug comes on stage at DJ. “I’m over the moon to announce that Red Dwarf XII will be broadcast last year!” then eats an egg forwards.

    #226485
    Ridley
    Participant

    A tweet.

    #226487
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    what about sex?

    #226490
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Not here, it’s too sandy.

    #226492
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Doug comes on stage at DJ. “I’m over the moon to announce that Red Dwarf XII will be broadcast last year!” then eats an egg forwards.

    Amazing.

    #226495
    Moonlight
    Participant

    I was going to nominate that post for the Hall of Fame, but now that the Hall of Fame is a literal thing such nominations are probably invalid.

    I’m still doing it.

    #226501
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    I’d quite like eBooks of the four novels, or at least the Omnibus.

    #226505
    Dave
    Participant

    I’m hoping for a countdown clock on the website.

    #226509
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    a remake of The End using the sets from XII and Skipper

    #226510
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    well obviously thats not going to happen, but it would be good, wouldnt it?

    #226533
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    Most likely Doug confirming that XIII will be out in two or three years time. Sadly I think the time of merchandise being anything other than t-shirts, badges and lanyards is behind us.

    Who’d ever think we’d be nostalgic for the days of Duane Dibbley bobbleheads?

    #226537
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    i’d love to see some more merchandise like the Starbug model that came with the Series V DVD. it’s a really nice model, lots of detail and it looks good on my shelf. something like that for the Red Dwarf ship would be bloody lovely. or another Scriptbook like the VIII one, that’d be amazing.

    or y’know, we could just have another lot of mediocre t-shirts and crap hoodies.

    #226538
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    The t-shirts have been particularly poor this time round. London Jets and Mugs apart, which are hard to get wrong (though I could do without the series branding), almost all of the others I have issues with. The Leopard lager one has the wrong font, the XII one where they’re all Kryten is just bad, the Red Dwarf Haynes one has spelling and factual errors, and all the Haynes share the issue that they’re obviously ripping off Haynes but didn’t bother to do a mechanical drawing with internal gubbins.

    I like the no longer insane one design wise but not as an item of clothing you’d actually wear, and the hoodies are hit and miss. The technician one is nice but is ruined by the series branding.

    #226551
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    the lanyard is a bit crap too. i mean who’d want that? is there some sort of market for lanyards that i am currently unaware of?

    #226554
    flanl3
    Participant

    actually, yes.

    #226555
    NoFro
    Participant

    As someone who works in an office where everyone has a security pass, yes there is. I honestly find it a bit weird when I have a meeting with a higher up who wears an expensive suit and decides to compliment it with a cheap Game of Thrones lanyard.

    #226798
    CB3
    Participant

    Looking ahead at the TV schedules, it appears that Dave will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the exact moment when Red Dwarf was first broadcast with a repeat showing of Timewave.

    That’s… somewhat disappointing.

    #226799

    That’s hilarious.

    #226800
    Dave
    Participant

    Someone said “30th anniversary” but Dave thought they said “spit on a wrist”.

    #226801
    flanl3
    Participant

    “I lick you”

    #226802
    (deleted)
    Participant

    I have nearly died laughing.

    #226804
    thomasaevans
    Participant

    A lot of anniversary material comes out over the year of the anniversary rather than on the exact date. Thunderbirds & Captain Scarlet are prime examples of this. There is a complete 50th Anniversary blu-ray box set for Captain Scarlet coming after the vanilla releases, but the date of the 50th has long since passed BUT it’s still the year of the anniversary.

    I mentioned in another post that the blu-rays are listed again on Amazon and Zavvi for February, maybe it’s nothing. I’d love another book tbh… and that kinda merchandise would surely be better released in the autumn for the Christmas market?

    #226924
    Captain Bollocks
    Participant

    One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about Dave-era Dwarf is how modern technology has allowed the fandom to be more involved and interactive with each other. If not for this place, I don’t think I’d really talk much Dwarf with anyone, and certainly not to the nerdy extent that things are discussed here.

    With that in mind, would it be too late to ask for a live anniversary Dwarfcast on the 15th, presumably right after we all watch Timewave at 9pm on Dave? Or, you know, something slightly more appropriate like The End on DVD at 9pm?

    #226926
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    would it be too late to ask for a live anniversary Dwarfcast on the 15th

    Only in the sense that we were going to do it anyway.

    #226927
    flanl3
    Participant

    Only in the sense that we were going to do it anyway.

    It’s only January and I think we already have a strong contender for scandal of the year. I can’t believe you all were just going to go ahead and do a DwarfCast without our permission.

    #226931
    Moonlight
    Participant

    That’s it, I’m going to find Ed Bye at Dimension Jump and tell him I’m never listening to DwarfCast again!

    #226933
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    If Ed Bye ever came to Dimension Jump, you can guarantee we’d get a new ident to play at the end of each DwarfCast.

    #226936
    Ridley
    Participant

    The sound of Ed Bye being kneed in the testicles.

    #226938
    Hamish
    Participant

    That’s never happened before.

    #226939
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    i think for the 30th anniversary, we’ll get three decades combined into one celebration

    #226940
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Which three decades?

    #226941
    flanl3
    Participant

    Tomorrow, lunchtime and The Matrix.

    #226958
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant

    Would like to see (at some point) a 30-40 mins Dave era smeg ups shows, preferably with Kryten links. Am sure there must be plenty that wasn’t on the DVDs (certainly I can think of 3 or 4 good examples just from the 3 recordings I went to alone).

    Too soon for a BTE – XII ‘Just the Shows’ boxset?

    Also, you should win things by watching.

    #226959
    cwickham
    Participant

    So, you want a realistic, down-to-earth show… that’s completely off-the-wall and swarming with magic robots?

    #226965
    (deleted)
    Participant

    The Dave era Smeg Ups special is something I’ve wanted for ages. Seems such an open goal!

    #226986
    Plastic Percy
    Participant

    Smeg Ups, Smeg Outs, Smeg Cloche.

    #227078
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    If Ed Bye ever came to Dimension Jump, you can guarantee we’d get a new ident to play at the end of each DwarfCast.

    SYMES: So until next time, Ed Bye everybody!
    EVERYONE: Ed Bye!
    IDENT: Oh, fuck off, I’m not recording that for you.

    #227079
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    it’s a really nice model, lots of detail and it looks good on my shelf. something like that for the Red Dwarf ship would be bloody lovely.

    Someone else, gussets, etc.

    #227177

    Dave from 9pm on the night are showing back to back classic episodes and Samsara until the early hours…..

    Perhaps we’ll get an announcement of a new series from Doug?

    #227203
    Dave
    Participant

    With the Blu-Ray listing update, the announcement of a 1-8 BR boxset seems like a possibility.

    #227215
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    “Hi, Doug Naylor here, I know some of you were expecting me to announce a new series of Red Dwarf, but I’m afraid that’s not the case. What I can announce, though, is -nine- new series of Red Dwarf, all to be made concurrently and broadcast in 2019. I’m writing the scripts right now, and have just come back from hospital where I was treated for chronic hypertension.”

    #227225
    Moonlight
    Participant

    I just saw “Can of Worms IV: White Hole III: Rimmerworld Squared” recorded at Pinewood.

    It…

    Uh…

    I enjoyed the lighting gantry above the studio. Very metallic.

    The Dave era Smeg Ups special is something I’ve wanted for ages. Seems such an open goal!

    You mean we could get more than five minutes of them?

    #227499
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Forgot to mention, the other night a Dave announcer specifically confirmed that repeats night is an official anniversary theme night of ‘Dave’s favourite episodes’. So yes, Timewave genuinely is being presented as one of the all-time top 5.

    #227501
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant

    I think Timewave might have been the most viewed episode of XII in the official figures (if not, very very close) so I suppose for Dave it would be a big success.

    #227502
    flanl3
    Participant

    The schedule lists Mechocracy, Back to Reality, Twentica, Polymorph, Samsara, and Holoship, not Timewave.

    #227503
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    That’s a nice selection. I’d replace Samsara with Officer Rimmer or something, though. Back to Reality is a no-brainer.

    #227504
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    When I said Officer Rimmer I think I mean Give and Take.

    #227506
    Hamish
    Participant

    I think you meant Rescue My Pants.

    #227507
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Your pants are gone mate move on

    #227509
    Hamish
    Participant

    If I was going for a gimmicky Red Dwarf theme night I would still put on Gunmen though.

    #227512
    bloodteller
    Blocked

    Gundergarments of the Apocalypse

    #227516
    flanl3
    Participant

    That’s a nice selection. I’d replace Samsara with Officer Rimmer or something, though. Back to Reality is a no-brainer.

    If I was making the selection, I’d probably go with Queeg/Fathers & Suns or The Beginning/Polymorph/Samsara or Give & Take/Back to Reality/Siliconia or Mechocracy. Seems strange to pick two from XI and one from XII rather than one each from X-XII.

    #227518
    Stephen Abootman
    Participant

    Just saw the G&T tweet that Timewave had been replaced by Mechocracy.
    Picking one each from X, XII & XII would make more sense to me

    #227520
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    I guess they want to show off XI and XII given that they’re their new products that they just spent a lot of time and money on, and X is (I don’t want to think about it) years old at this point

    #227522
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    If they’ve cottoned onto the fact that Timewave is shite, they could at least replace Samsara with Give & Take, Twentica with M-Corp and Top Gear with Womem’s Bowls.

    I’ll be watching The End, anyway. Because, y’know, that’s the episode the anniversary is for.

    #227523
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    They should put The End on at precisely the same time and run it without ads if you’re just showing episodes.

    #227533
    flanl3
    Participant

    Well, somebody should watch in case there’s a surprise announcement so they can make fun of all the rest of us for missing it.

    #227543
    clem
    Participant

    I’ll be watching the first bit of this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLOjB3o4yow followed by The End.

    #227545
    Dave
    Participant

    I’m tempted to watch the original assembly of The End instead. Or maybe as well as. I could line up the Remastered version afterwards too.

    #227706
    Dave
    Participant
    #227707
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Ah. Well done, Seb.

    It’s not free beer and money, but I’ll take it.

    #227740
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Did we get owt then?

    #227753
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Two posts above, man.

    #227755
    Ridley
    Participant

    We got a WhatCulture interview, apparently.

    #227757
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    Four posts above, man.

    #227758
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    #227765
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Seb’s piece was fantastic and by far the best thing I read to do with the anniversary, and this isn’t to take away from it at all, but it’s so incredibly strange that we got nothing whatsoever in real terms.

    #227766
    Dave
    Participant

    With the listings in recent weeks for the big 1-8 Blu-Ray set, I thought for sure we would get an official announcement on that.

    #227767
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >it’s so incredibly strange that we got nothing whatsoever in real terms

    The problem is that (unless you’re Doctor Who) it’s sometimes quite difficult to line things up for a specific date, particularly given how recent the RDXII cycle (and the focus on all of that) was. So there may still be Interesting Stuff to come, it’s just that we weren’t yet in a position to make a song and dance about it yesterday.

    As was the case in 2008, I think the attitude is very much to treat the whole of 2018 as the anniversary year, and 15th Feb as the start of it, not the be all and end all. As we wrote on the site today: “You’d better stay tuned for the rest of 2018, because we promise you it’s not over yet.”

    #227770
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Thanks for the elaboration, Seb! I personally wasn’t expecting any big official announcements yesterday, so your feature on TOS was a cool surprise, but I guess I can see why people would.

    But hey, yesterday was only the 30th anniversary of The End. There are still 11 more Red Dwarf episodes which have their 30th anniversary this year! Bonus PR Points on offer for making a major announcement on one of those anniversaries; x5 multiplier if the announcement relates to the specific episode.

    Though really, I’m just chuffed to be in an era where we can reasonably expect a new series of Red Dwarf to be announced. I remember feeling crushed when I first reached the end of my Just The Shows, Vol. 2 DVD set, and realised that “The End? The Smeg It Is.” was genuinely the end of the whole show, and that this was several years ago, so there seemed like no chance it would come back. What a difference a decade makes!

    So what do you think the next announcement will be, folks? I reckon they’ll do Series IV-XII Remastered, with new CGI skutters and star fields and that.

    #227774
    Dave
    Participant

    They’re remaking Series I-VIII in their entirety with the current cast to replace the BBC versions on Dave.

    #227777
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    ‘Give Me My Ball Back’ Live at Wembley. Norman Lovett and Dona DiStefano are joined by an all star cast to recount one of the greatest stories ever told at the home of Football, Wembley Stadium

    #227798
    flanl3
    Participant

    Seb,

    but this is still the anniversary year (of not one, but two series in fact!)

    Surely that number should be three?

    #227800
    Flap Jack
    Participant

    Seb,

    > but this is still the anniversary year (of not one, but two series in fact!)

    Surely that number should be three?

    Not three, twelve.

    #227801
    Ridley
    Participant

    Don’t you see? The true anniversary was in you all along!

    #227803
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >Surely that number should be three?

    Nope, you’ve lost me.

    #227804
    flanl3
    Participant

    I, II, and VI at 30, 30, and 25, respectively? Am I not thinking straight?

    #227805
    (deleted)
    Participant

    Clarification welcomed. I’m a bit more ‘up’ about the anniversary now.

    #227807
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    It’s also the 20th anniversary of the 10th Annivesary and the 10th Annivesary of the 20th Anniversary.

    Strange how they all coinicided.

    #227808
    Hamish
    Participant

    It is also somebody’s wedding anniversary, somewhere.

    #227814
    Dave
    Participant

    It’s the anniversary of I and II because they both came out in the same year.

    #227815
    flanl3
    Participant

    They’re still different series. As is VI.

    #227825
    Dave
    Participant

    Yes, but because they came out in the same year, it is the 30th anniversary year of both series this year.

    #227831
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    >I, II, and VI at 30, 30, and 25, respectively? Am I not thinking straight?

    Well yeah, but if you’re picking different numbers out of the air then every year is literally the [something] anniversary year of every series.

    But this year is the thirtieth anniversary of both series I and II, is what I meant.

    #227860
    flanl3
    Participant

    Ah, got it.

    Surely there’ll be something for VI turning 25, though? It doesn’t seem like pulling a random number out of the air, it’s just sort of a five-year which would make sense to celebrate?

    #227861
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    I wouldn’t imagine there would be. It’d be like celebrating the 25th anniversary of your 5th wedding anniversary, you don’t. You celebrate the anniversary or being wed, or in Red Dwarf’s case anniversary of first airing.

    #227862
    flanl3
    Participant

    Then why would you celebrate anything for Series II’s 30th? Surely that’s like celebrating the 30th anniversary of your one-halfth wedding anniversary?

    #227867
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    Personally I wouldn’t. For me there should have been stuff on the 15th, I don’t really go in for anniversary years, I appreciate that wasn’t possible though.

    Two series that aired the same year is a lot different to just randomly celebrating VI though, if you celebrate that why not the others?

    #227869
    flanl3
    Participant

    Fives are regularly celebrated anniversaries, at least the way I see it. It’s not randomly selected, it’s something actually worthy of celebration. When the Silver Survey was done in 2013 nobody was sitting there going ‘well 25 is a bit of a weird one to celebrate, isn’t it?’

    #227870
    Dave
    Participant

    I don’t think it’s the idea of a 25th anniversary celebration that’s in question, it’s the idea of celebrating the 25th anniversary of the sixth series of something.

    It’s not like Doctor Who is doing regular 50th anniversary celebrations of all the series that aired after the first one, is it? You celebrate the anniversary of the start of something, not the middle of it.

    #227871
    GlenTokyo
    Participant

    What Dave said.

    #227875
    flanl3
    Participant

    The anniversary of VII was very mildly celebrated last year. That’s the sort of thing I’m thinking about. Not throwing a massive party.

    #227876
    Ben Saunders
    Participant

    Well they did animate Power of the Daleks for the 50th anniversary of that particular serial, but that’s just me being pedantic x

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