So it’s Christmas in a handful of hours and I’m sure a lot of people on here will be opening a Dwarfy gift or two on Monday, but there could be more Dwarfy gifts, more interesting Dwarfy gifts.
We’re living in the age of documentation, everything is photographed, filmed, backed up on the cloud so I’m sure there’s some really meaty, interesting Red Dwarf material that perhaps doesn’t fit into a dvd documentary but would make a great coffee table book. There’s been some great production design and graphic design work on XII in particular, a lot of which we don’t see in detail. Get some high quality pictures on some decent paper in a lovely book.
Even your unpopular videogames nowadays come out with “The Art of ______” with all the production drawings, storyboards and concepts in. I think it’d sell if Dwarf did it to.
Now that they’ve got official versions of all the Redbubble Zazzle Etsy 8Ball knock-offs out maybe it’s time to move away from the graphic t-shirts. Frankly I think they’re a bit on the nose for me as I rapidly approach an age which is only considered young by people claiming pensions.
Some nice low key JMC shirts, books, maybe some new model craft like Star Trek does, cosplay H’s? Little miniature bunkroom sets? Would be a comparative piece of piss with photogrammetry technology now, a new script book or program guide – there’s been a lot of programs.
This is the stuff that you can never get on Etsy or Redbubble, if they make it it will sell.
2018 year of me buying loads of Red Dwarf stuff that isn’t a graphic t-shirt please and thanks.
I’d like to see t-shirts big enough to fit Mac McDonald, by which I mean “I would buy some, but I don’t think they’ll fit and can’t be arsed with the hassle of sending them back when they inevitably don’t.”
I assume with the cultural zeitgeist long gone, action figures would be too much to ask for, but I’d love to decorate the ends of my DVD shelves (or my desktop Christmas tree) with a couple of them.
I’m going to assume a new novel won’t be coming, and while probably out of the question due to the prohibitive cost I would imagine it’d bring (and possibly rights issues, but fuck knows), I’d like to see a hardback coffee table reprinting of the Smegazines as something quirky to peruse whilst perched on the shitter come next Boxing Day.
Since that’s also probably out of the question, I’d like a 30th anniversary tie-in book, a behind-the-scenes tell-all crossing together the best bits of The Man in the Rubber Mask, Comedy Connections, Six of the Best and the Programme Guides, etc. Basically, the documentaries in words and pictures form. Doug could even promise to dedicate the last page of it to spilling the beans on the real reason why him and Rob split by finally telling us once and for that YOU KILLED MY BROTHER.