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  • #2780
    JohnnyW
    Participant

    I’m a bit concerned that Rob’s name is nowhere near the new shows… Did he decide to just not get involved, or have they fallen out again? *sniff* :(

    #89726
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    Did you fall into a coma in 1993?

    #89727
    JohnnyW
    Participant

    Huh? They were happily working together on the Bodysnatcher collection, even re-working an old script together.

    #89728
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    That doesn’t mean he’s suddenly back working on Dwarf permanently, though. Nobody has ever said, or even suggested, that.

    #89730
    JohnnyW
    Participant

    So to go all the way back to my original post:

    Did he decide to just not get involved, or have they fallen out again?

    #89731
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    I don’t know, I’ll ask them.

    #89732
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    Rob Grant is no longer interested in the type of audience that Red Dwarf used to attract.

    #89735
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    I think his involvement in Bodysnatcher meant that we were all hoping that he would be involved.

    Must say that I’m a bit disappointed that he won’t be.

    #89736
    Phil
    Participant

    He was about to do it until his daughter told him about all the nasty things people say on the internet.

    #89797
    JohnnyW
    Participant

    Damn. I seriously hope they haven’t fallen out again. I know a lot of die-hards here think that Doug Dwarf was good, but I’m with the crowd that thinks it was worse than My Hero. More of that hardly excites me.

    #89799
    Andrew
    Participant

    I think it’s a hell of stretch to go from ‘Rob and Doug maintain status quo regarding Red Dwarf production’ to ‘they must have had another argument’.

    #89800
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Rob and Doug didn’t have an argument did they? Rob Grant just didn’t want to be remebered as one of them writers of Red Dwarf.

    #89801
    JohnnyW
    Participant

    Considering their last one meant that they couldn’t talk without yelling at each other for TEN YEARS, I hardly think it’s a stretch at all to think that it might not have completely gone away.

    I do hope you’re right though… they need to write something together again.

    #89802
    ChrisM
    Participant

    >Damn. I seriously hope they haven?t fallen out again.

    I’m sure they haven’t. (If they even did in the first place. It might just be that Rob Grant wanted to move on to other stuff.) I don’t think Rob ever intended to come back permanently. His contribution to The Bodysnatcher Collection was a once off, essentially completing something that he had started anyway. He was happy to take on the project and reminisce in the documentary etc, but that’s a big difference from resurrecting the partnership.

    >I know a lot of die-hards here think that Doug Dwarf was good….

    Actually it seems to me to be a lot of the hard fans who dislike later Dwarf. I think a lot of more casual viewers didn’t mind some of the later material.

    #89804
    pfm
    Participant

    New Dwarf = Doug. Bodysnatcher was essentially old Dwarf brought out of the closet (ooh er) and dusted off. I think if Rob and Doug were ever to work together again (and we don’t have a clue how likely or unlikely that would be, just like we don’t know about their fall-out, it’s a private matter!) it would be on something different, NOT Dwarf. I would love that, actually.

    #89810
    Carlito
    Participant

    I have it on good authority that they were a gay couple and they broke up. I read it in a book.

    #89811
    Carlito
    Participant

    Oh, wait now…. was it a book? Or was it… nothing?

    #89815

    Naw, naw, I saw it on the internet somewhere. So it must be true. Otherwise nobody would ever have written it.

    #89816
    Andrew
    Participant

    > they couldn?t talk without yelling at each other for TEN YEARS

    And you’re basing this fact on…?

    I mean, Doug was at DJ in 1998 talking about how he’d had lunch with Rob and his wife felt you couldn’t describe it as ‘lunch’ when it went on so late into the evening…

    #89817
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    “his wife felt you couldn?t describe it as ?lunch? when it went on so late into the evening?”

    That would’ve been on account of all the bumming.

    #89818
    Tarka Dal
    Participant

    > I think it?s a hell of stretch to go from ?Rob and Doug maintain status quo regarding Red Dwarf production? to ?they must have had another argument?.

    OMG! You mean Doug and Rob had ANOTHER fight?

    #89821
    JohnnyW
    Participant

    >> And you?re basing this fact on??

    A conversation I had with Rob Grant.

    #89825
    Andrew
    Participant

    Fair enough. What would I know.

    No chance of comic exaggeration?

    #89826
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    I always assumed that there had been some kind of bust-up….with the tales of heated behind the scenes conversations behind closed doors…and the way that Doug Naylor spoke about their split.

    No evidence, mind. Just wild assumption.

    #89827
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    > And you?re basing this fact on??

    A conversation I had with Rob Grant.

    You do realise you’re not going to win a Red Dwarf namedropping contest with Ellard?

    #89838
    Dave
    Participant

    >a Red Dwarf namedropping contest

    On the subject of namedropping, a long dead member of my family that I’d never previously heard of has recently been awarded a blue plaque for being both a world champion cyclist and you know dead. I was on the phone to my Dad who was buzzing with pride. I put the phone down and turned to a girl I was working with and told her about it and she practically interrupt me to say: “I know Danny John-Jules!”

    She didn’t know I was a fan, and she didn’t have much much to say about him, but it seems in celebrity top trumps: Danny John-Jules > Arthur Linton

    Disappointingly, whenever I have told this story the assumption of the audience is that the crux of the story is usually ‘Danny John-Jules is a rubbish celebrity’ rather than ‘namedropping is for twats’

    #89904
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    Let’s face it, sometimes people just can’t work together long-term anymore.

    Perhaps the comfort-zone for Bodysnatcher was established by the fact that it was something that would only be consumed by hardcore fans, whereas a TV comeback after a 10 year gap is a whole ‘nother level of pressure.

    #89909
    Phil
    Participant

    I broke up with a girl 10 years ago and for a long time we were not on speaking terms.

    By this point we can get together and talk about old times and laugh and be perfectly pleasant.

    But we’re different people now, and the old relationship will never be rekindled. And as chummy as we are now, I don’t think either of us would WANT it to be.

    I’m Doug. And the girl I used to slap my nuts against is Rob.

    #89914
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >I?m Doug. And the girl I used to slap my nuts against is Rob.

    Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

    Sorry, I just thought I’d be creepy for a moment.

    #89922
    pfm
    Participant

    > and the old relationship will never be rekindled. And as chummy as we are now, I don?t think either of us would WANT it to be.

    So no chance of a pity-frak then?

    #89923
    Ridley
    Participant

    Can he still be involved with the DVD commentary just for smegs and giggles?

    #89927
    Carlito
    Participant

    Maybe the two have a perfectly fine, decades old friendship that they successfully seperate from their professional lives, and Rob just felt they should quit Dwarf while they were ahead, and Doug wanted to continue milking the cash cow? Or maybe Rob just wanted solo glory and credit, maybe he felt he was the stronger link and wanted to prove as much?

    Doesn’t mean they’re any less friends, just friends that no longer write together.

    #89928
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >I?m Doug. And the girl I used to slap my nuts against is Rob.

    I NOMINATE THIS POST FOR HALL OF FAME STATUS

    #89931
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    > So no chance of a pity-frak then?

    You one-legged revolutionist.

    #90028
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    Sometimes, when no one is looking, Ridley likes to blurt out…
    Can he still be involved with the DVD commentary just for smegs and giggles?

    I can imagine it now – an hour of Rob saying, “What the fuck? What have you done?”

    #90029
    JamesTC
    Participant

    Rob has said that if he watched Series VII & VIII it would be like watching his ex-wife’s honeymoon.

    #90032
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    Rob has said that if he watched Series VII & VIII it would be like watching his ex-wife?s honeymoon.

    wasn’t that your interview, Capps?

    #90034
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster
    #90043
    ChrisM
    Participant

    I don’t think I’ve read that before. Thanks for posting the link.

    Collony 2? I wonder if he’s still in mind to do that…

    #90044
    Phil
    Participant

    Anyone know where I can get Cruel Aliens on DVD?

    #90056
    James
    Participant

    You were slapping your nuts against a ten year old girl? And her name was Rob?

    #90059
    Phil
    Participant

    Anyone know where I can get Cruel Aliens on DVD?

    #90061
    James
    Participant
    #90062
    James
    Participant

    Also, this is from co.uk

    Are you able to tell us anything about your rumoured animated series Cruel Aliens?

    Cruel Aliens is no longer with Aardman. They just couldn’t get anyone to bite on it. Watch this space, though…

    Has it actually been made?

    #90069
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >Rob has said that if he watched Series VII & VIII it would be like watching his ex-wife?s honeymoon.

    Watching his ex-wife take a severe beating, followed by a funeral maybe.

    #90079
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >Watching his ex-wife take a severe beating, followed by a funeral maybe.

    And then dug up 10 years later to take another beating?

    #90096
    Zombie Jim Undead
    Participant

    > And then dug up 10 years later to take another beating?

    Pfffffhahahaha.

    At least she might me given a nice CGI blouse.

    #90132
    locusceruleus
    Participant

    >And then dug up 10 years later to take another beating?

    Time will tell. Maybe she’ll be dug up and made sweet sweet love to.

    This metaphor isn’t working anymore, is it?

    #90137
    Phil
    Participant

    It is for me!

    #90210
    Carlito
    Participant

    It reminds me of that time when I used to be a necrophiliac.

    Had to stop in the end, got grassed up. I was getting away with it as well, but then some rotten cunt split on me.

    #90212
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I CANNOT UNREAD THAT, YOU BASTARD.

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