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  • in reply to: This is a Dwarfcast….or is it? #126547
    John Hoare
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    I remember when I was watching Dwarf for the first time back in the 94 repeat season, I expected Kryten to come back in the following episode, as I’d heard he was a permanent character. Really surprised me when he didn’t.

    in reply to: Best and worst episode endings #118178
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Justice’s ending feels odd because of the lack of audience laugh, I think. I love it, though, and if I’ve said otherwise before, I was WRONGE.

    The revised ending to Kryten has to stand as one of the worst things Re-mastered ever did.

    THIS IS AN INTERESTING TOPIC AND I WILL CONTRIBUTE MORE WHEN I HAVE THOUGHT FURTHER.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #118139
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Must admit, I wish they were doing the ‘old men in a nursing home beating the shit out of each other with colostomy bags’ idea

    I NOW REALLY WISH THIS WAS HAPPENING THANKS

    in reply to: Good Moments, Bad Half Hours #118137
    John Hoare
    Participant

    “I owe my life to him” is the best bit of Blue.

    I think it’s the best thing in VII.

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118069
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Oh go on, then. Under what circumstances did the Bluebell Official Webboard review G&T? I was sure that one was made up.

    That’s Bluebell over on the official Webboard. He was just Having His Say, as he is wont to do.

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118066
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Short version of the GNP quote story: we got hold of a copy of the Identity Within script, WAY before it appeared on the VII DVD, or was even announced. We transcribed it and published it. GNP weren’t happy. Hence me receiving an email which nearly made me do a big poo in my pants.

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118065
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I know a few of these recommendations are real but always assumed that this one was an inspired invention, like most of them.

    Every single one of them is real. Seriously.

    in reply to: An Odd Recommendation #118049
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Oh fuck.

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #117167
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Absolutely. Exactly what I was banging on about.

    And yes, that scene where they reverse into the off-license is definitely a studio set. It’s amazing. Better than the standing sets for the new Yes, Prime Minister revival – and just for one scene!

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #117172
    John Hoare
    Participant

    YOUNG ONES = FR&CF = BOTTOM

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #116549
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Did Rik do that in the live shows?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/2109380.stm

    in reply to: So… a 4th Series of Bottom is on the way… #116811
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Much like Dwarf, I think the comedy of Bottom can be very fragile, for want of a better word. Do it right, and it’s one of the best things ever. Do it wrong, and I find it virtually unwatchable.

    All three series of Bottom are some of my favourite comedy ever, but yeah, the later live shows worry me. Plus, something died in me the day I saw Rik Mayall parading around as Hitler…

    in reply to: Yes, Prime Minister audience recording report #117689
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Thanks Pete! It’s always nice to hear someone likes the site – there’s obviously going to be less feedback for it than stuff I do here, so it’s nice to hear someone reads it and I’m not just shouting in the dark.

    I strongly recommend you give the original Yes Minister/Yes Prime Minister a try. It truly is one of the finest sitcoms ever written.

    in reply to: What is the best thing… #117894
    John Hoare
    Participant

    The best thing about it was that it was 50i.

    in reply to: Who is RichardDGNaylor #117325
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Can you escort Mr. Nooler to the door?

    AMUSING

    in reply to: Dave’s promotional activity begins? #116763
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Man, until I re-read the comments on that Berkeley Square video, I’d forgotten what a fat fuck I was. I’ve just looked down at my belly. Shit.

    in reply to: Back To Earth soundtrack. #116795
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Tropical State Remix by The Response Collective – Carbug driving montage

    That’s your favourite isn’t it, Danny?

    in reply to: Mid mornings still matter #117000
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I liked it – some nice moments and good laughs.

    But I can’t help but feel I expect more from Partridge.

    in reply to: Help, help, my TV schedule is empty. #116453
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I have no current shows to fill my summer pony-shaped gap, so I’m watching the complete runs of Cheers and The Big Bang Theory. With Seinfeld and Frasier to follow on.

    I do really need to watch Game of Thrones though, but not sure I can cope with the gore because I am a WUSS.

    in reply to: Community #116427
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I was hugely surprised at how much I enjoyed The West Wing after Sorkin left; I went into it very worried and thinking it might not be worth watching, but I loved it. And Season 7 is amongst some of the best West Wing ever.

    in reply to: He’s refusing the blindfold #116392
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I especially like how Rob and Doug managed to use the idea in exactly the right way to maximum effect, whereas this exhibition… doesn’t.

    in reply to: Dirty Feed Podcast #116282
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Second episode now up – and it’s about Bodysnatcher:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2012/04/dirty-feed-podcast-2-bodysnatcher/

    There will be nothing you lot don’t know already, mind. It’s more aimed at people who like Red Dwarf, but aren’t part of fandom, and so haven’t heard about the whole thing. Mind you, I seem to recall that some people at the last Dimension Jump hadn’t heard of it either…

    John Hoare
    Participant

    I had the fortune to see the stage show with David Haig as Hacker. He was extremely good.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf/My Little Pony Crossover… #116049
    John Hoare
    Participant

    PONIES

    in reply to: URGENT CRAIG CHARLES UPDATE #116048
    John Hoare
    Participant

    It – sadly – really isn’t a piss take.

    in reply to: URGENT CRAIG CHARLES UPDATE #116028
    John Hoare
    Participant
    John Hoare
    Participant

    >And it feels even more pointless now Doug has admitted that Blade Runner wasn’t even a major inspiration for Dwarf.

    When did he do this?

    Last Dimension Jump during his Q&A.

    John Hoare
    Participant

    I mean done in that order it’s pretty much during Blade Runner watching when you have that moment if you’ve seen Dwarf first.

    This was a problem during certain points in Blade Runner! Luckily the film is so good it didn’t matter, but I do wish I’d watched it first…

    John Hoare
    Participant

    I did expect to enjoy the Blade Runner stuff more once I’d actually seen Blade Runner. But I didn’t. It made more SENSE, certainly, now I get the story parallels – but I didn’t enjoy it any more than before. It felt pointless. And it feels even more pointless now Doug has admitted that Blade Runner wasn’t even a major inspiration for Dwarf.

    At the recordings I saw, Red Dwarf X may have had its faults – but it is at least its own thing.

    John Hoare
    Participant

    Sadly, I watched Blade Runner (fantastic) on Saturday, and then watched a bit of BTE on Sunday, and it still disappointed me.

    I do realise there’s no way I could write that without sounding like a miserable cunt.

    in reply to: Pete: 30 Minute Version #115632
    John Hoare
    Participant

    KRYTEN: I’ve never seen anything like this before. A group of men who display all the normal lifesigns, but seem totally incapable of movement.

    HOLLY: Never seen QPR play away, then?

    I am giggling again. But I’m a sucker for a tortuous setup.

    in reply to: Pete: 30 Minute Version #115610
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I still can’t believe Holly’s ‘QPR’ and ‘Little Chef’ gags even made it into the episode…

    I like the QPR gag.

    Naturally, I will commit suicide immediately.

    in reply to: Red Dwarf/My Little Pony Crossover… #115608
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I’m wondering, how big is the brony population on this forum?

    I haven’t gone this mad for a show since… Red Dwarf.

    I fucking LOVE it.

    John Hoare
    Participant

    I thought it was me?

    in reply to: Dirty Feed Podcast #115456
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Thanks Alex! Really glad the format works well – trying to get away from just a discussion podcast. (Although there will be a few of those too along the way.)

    Next episode will be about Bodysnatcher. Won’t be anything that you guys don’t know, though – trying to get people outside fandom (but who still love the show) interested in it…

    in reply to: Silver Dwarf? #115164
    John Hoare
    Participant

    If there was ever another scriptbook – for whatever series – I’d love to see it go down the Father Ted route, and use the *penultimate* drafts, rather than the final. With lots and lots and lots of footnotes.

    Yeah, yeah, never gonna happen. But then we said that about models and RDX, too…

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115139
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I like the bit with the false teeth.

    Sorry.

    in reply to: Ackerman’s eye #115096
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I was always confused by exactly this. I agree it’s an eyepatch, but yeah, it looks like something far worse. I think the size and shape just really confuses things.

    I actually think something really gross would have been amusing.

    in reply to: RD 1-8 box set 66% of at Amazon US #114936
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Yeah, I think Pete is right. How I Met Your Mother *is* shown to an audience – but presumably, the YouTube clips which seem to disprove this are sections which have been sweetened with added/replaced laughter, hence the apparent discrepancy. You’d think they’d do it with a laugh that wasn’t so distinctive!

    Really annoying, as it’s the kind of thing people who bang on about canned laughter will leap upon, when the truth is slightly more complex. Wish it was just never done at all, though. Would be interesting to hear what the original reactions were.

    in reply to: Dwarf Cast Request! #114949
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I don’t think we’ve been drunk in charge of a Dwarfcast since I pissed everyone off by shouting drunkenly about BTE in 2009.

    in reply to: Yeah No Yeah No… #114935
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I’ve now not long finished being his flatmate, having been the Watson to his Holmes for nearly three years.

    Brilliant.

    in reply to: Now Ian’s working with Iain, is Iain no longer a cunt? #114557
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I would do anything for 4Later to return.

    That is all.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114268
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Indeed.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114264
    John Hoare
    Participant

    It takes a special kind of talent for someone who moans about Red Dwarf to be unpopular with the Red Dwarf fandom.

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114262
    John Hoare
    Participant

    How many times has he joined Twitter now? Three?

    in reply to: Norman L.O.Lovett #114221
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I actually quite like Normoan on the VIII commentary. He brings a useful perspective.

    Can’t be doing with his tripe since, though.

    in reply to: Something’s Coming #114129
    John Hoare
    Participant

    It was ludicrous to tease it. Should just have been published. No big deal, really, but the first misstep they’ve made with the marketing.

    in reply to: Something’s Coming #114126
    John Hoare
    Participant

    That picture does show something that’s been bugging me, though, the logo on the monitors isn’t full size, but a jpeg plonked in the middle of a black screen. A small thing, but you know.

    I nearly mentioned that in my Ep 2 report, but I thought I’d get lynched.

    But it’s been driving me nuts.

    in reply to: Kochanski in christmas Who! #113866
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Not impressed at all. Mawkish, and I’m uncomfortable with the show bringing back someone’s dead father when in real life there are children watching who have no hope of that.

    in reply to: Merry Christmas #113844
    John Hoare
    Participant

    MERRY SMEGMA

    John Hoare
    Participant

    We’re going straight to the studio by car as well, but I’m sure everyone will be delighted to see MY FACE.

    in reply to: Five Star #113660
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Book or Graphic novel – Ashamed to say, I’ve read very few books this year. Loads of magazines, but few books. Really need to rectify this next year.

    Album – Ditto, although I feel less guilty about this one.

    Film – Conversely, I have seen shitloads of great films this year – admittedly, most of which I should have been ages ago. The Conversation sticks in the memory.

    Video Game – Really enjoying Skyward Sword. Probably my favourite ever combat in a game.

    Any other business – MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC IS FUCKING ACE.

    in reply to: Norman Lovett… #113638
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Nah, there’s a load of fakers pretending to be me (for obvious reasons), but none of them are genuine, I’m afraid.

    I have done a LOL.

    in reply to: Return of The Fast Show #113523
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I had the same experience as Ian recently when I devoured the boxset – if anything it was much better than I remembered. The catchphrases are what stay in your head, but each episode was crammed with real, actual jokes I’d forgotten.

    Even really liked The Last Fast Show Ever (the LYING BASTARDS), which I wasn’t expecting to – a few bits which really didn’t work, but plenty that did.

    Not seen the new web series yet.

    in reply to: The Blackadder – Titles Rushes. #113161
    John Hoare
    Participant

    a) AMAZING
    b) Why the fuck wasn’t this stuff on the Remastered Ultimate Edition boxset?
    c) AMAZING

    in reply to: PortsCenter – A show on the internet all about videogames #113160
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Very excellent indeed.

    in reply to: New Danny Interview on Digital Spy #113150
    John Hoare
    Participant

    It got eight series commissioned by the BBC. Shut up, Danny.

    in reply to: Fist of Fun series 1 – the best DVD ever? #113110
    John Hoare
    Participant

    As I recall, Stew spread the “TMWRNJ missing master tapes” rumour when he tried – and failed – to get hold of some material for a showreel. He’s since retracted it, and the BBC hold each episode in full.

    in reply to: Fist of Fun series 1 – the best DVD ever? #113103
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I’ve said before that whilst I understand why they are rarely released, I would watch endless rushes footage if it was released.

    Looks like I’m about to be called on it…

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #112880
    John Hoare
    Participant

    check out my newest post i think you will be impressed theablogger-theablog.blogspot.com

    You don’t make it cos… you’re crap.

    in reply to: Test #112856
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Found and published. Hmmm, not sure why they keep getting caught by the spam filter…

    in reply to: Why so few updates to the site nowadays? #112840
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Is it because the staff are busy on other things? Or just because John hated BTE so much that he can’t bring himself to write about Dwarf anymore?

    I have to admit, the latter was true for quite a while.

    I’m not quite as bad as that these days, but there’s no avoiding it – it was easier for me to spend loads of time on the site when I loved what was coming out of GNP: the fucking marvellous DVDs. Now the future is new episodes, and as I haven’t been that keen on the last 19 episodes, it’s more difficult to be motivated.

    It’s also true that I’ve become stupidly busy actually having a career over the past couple of years, and I’m also working on a few other projects too, which limits my time far more than it used to.

    The Dwarfcasts do mean that we’re updating the site better than last year, at least. And I am still interested in writing some articles for the site, when I find the time!

    in reply to: Smoke Me A Kipper… #112789
    John Hoare
    Participant

    An Ace Rimmer spinoff is a fucking abominable idea.

    in reply to: Brittas Empire Scans #112686
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Continuing the theme:

    http://www.dirtyfeed.org/2011/07/so-take-a-seat/

    The big question is: are any of these hanging around for any Red Dwarf recordings?

    in reply to: Vic and Bob’s Afternoon Delights #112660
    John Hoare
    Participant

    FOSTERS FUNNY HAVE REDESIGNED THEIR LOGO

    in reply to: Bridesmaids #112656
    John Hoare
    Participant
    in reply to: Futurama! 26 New Episodes! Not Movies! Resurrected! #112612
    John Hoare
    Participant

    WE HAVEN’T EVEN HAD THE FIRST HALF OVER HERE YET WAH.

    It’s one of the few US shows I bothered torrenting. In fact, the only other one is Friendship is Magic. So thanks for the reminder, Ridley!

    Really liked some of the first half, but it does feel like it’s going downhill to me – even if Futurama going downhill is still excellent telly. The last episode – The Futurama Holiday Spectacular – felt like the weakest one yet.

    in reply to: H2G2 original radio series cast tour #112037
    John Hoare
    Participant

    The radio series one and two are BETTER than books one and two. There, I said it.

    This.

    (And do I get into trouble for putting the TV series above the first book?)

    in reply to: Dr Who Series 6 #111985
    John Hoare
    Participant

    PS: Who’s in the space suit? My money is on River.

    That was my thinking, too.

    in reply to: Caption Competition #111812
    John Hoare
    Participant

    MY PENIS IS THIS BIG AND I’D LIKE YOU ALL TO HAVE IT

    in reply to: Witty Article Mentioning Red Dwarf… #111798
    John Hoare
    Participant

    You know that episode in Red Dwarf where it turns out Lister is his own father? Good wasn’t it?

    No.

    in reply to: Doug’s New Sitcom? #111754
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Yeah, I wasn’t *that* impressed, really, although always difficult to judge a comedy based on a trailer.

    in reply to: Series X is official! #111744
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Front-paged:

    http://www.ganymede.tv/atspeed/2011/04/series-x-confirmed

    Locking this thread to keep things neat – apologies!

    in reply to: That Scooby Doo Is A Foul Mouthed Fucker! #111725
    John Hoare
    Participant
    in reply to: Familiar sound effects used in Red Dwarf? #111613
    John Hoare
    Participant

    The first episode of Hippies has a GIGANTIC FAN which, when first turned on, sounds exactly like Starbug taking off:

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVDs #111562
    John Hoare
    Participant

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVDs #111558
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Yeah, looks like a bundle to me.

    in reply to: New cover of the theme #111546
    John Hoare
    Participant

    OISAOIDSOPIDEopdsopdsvojpdsioeIOEWioewIO;EFWy8r3!

    in reply to: New cover of the theme #111544
    John Hoare
    Participant

    OISAOIDSOPIDEopdsopdsvojpdsioeIOEWioewIO;EFWy8r3

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVDs #111507
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Anyone up for an old-style G&T DVD review, then?

    My new Series 1 should hopefully arrive next week.

    in reply to: Great 21st Century TV Themes #111435
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Oh, sod it. Hippies was 1999 wasn’t it?

    Yes. I share your disappointment, though.

    Anyway – updated again!

    in reply to: Great 21st Century TV Themes #111416
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Did Sonic X not get on there because it was missed out or because the show itself is blarg?

    Missed it by mistake, sorry! Added, along with your other two suggestions.

    in reply to: Great 21st Century TV Themes #111413
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Thanks everyone – suggestions added! Any more suggestions, let me know. (Wondering if I’ll have to do the vote in categories, rather than a Top 10…)

    Oh, and absolutely YES to Foster’s Home too.

    in reply to: Paul Montague #111367
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Discussion moved to here. Thanks for starting the thread though, Jo!

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVDs #111323
    John Hoare
    Participant

    My first CD was a Disney songs compilation.

    My second CD was… Spice, I think.

    Oh, fuck you.

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVDs #111300
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Red Dwarf (Series 1) was also the first DVD I ever owned. I didn’t even have a DVD player – I had to watch it on the uni computers with headphones…

    in reply to: New Dwarf DVDs #111207
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Wonder if the packaging will be different? Seems odd to re-release them rather than just slash the price.

    Meanwhile:

    http://www.play.com/DVD/DVD/4-/478851/Red-Dwarf-Complete-Series-5-With-Limited-Edition-Starbug-Model/Product.html

    “Limited edition”… still on sale six years after release!

    in reply to: Things found through Red Dwarf Google Alerts… #111114
    John Hoare
    Participant

    26. Balls.

    in reply to: A Partridge Amongst the Pixels…(sry) #110937
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Didn’t feel it was amazing, but liked the first half. Tailed off a bit towards the end, though.

    Thought the sudden scene ends were a bit jarring.

    in reply to: Sonic 2 fan remake in the style of Sonic 4 #110846
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I must admit, reports of Sonic 4 on iOS have been positive – or, at least, the ones I’ve read have been.

    I suppose ultimately I just want to sit on the floor, stare at the telly, and play like the old Sonic games…

    in reply to: IT Crowd Series 4 #110833
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Bloody hell.

    You know, I haven’t got the DVD yet – I was not buying DVDs as part of an extensive cost-cutting exercise across all departments – but I shall now have to order it immediately. (Also, I did just order The Camomile Lawn in order to see Jennifer Ehle’s tits, anyway.)

    in reply to: Sonic 2 fan remake in the style of Sonic 4 #110832
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I’m not massively convinced the controls will be good enough on the iOS versions. And I’m certain that they won’t be as good as a proper control pad. I can – just – wait…

    in reply to: Sonic 2 fan remake in the style of Sonic 4 #110829
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Only out for iOS today, I think. And as much as I love my iPhone, I’m not fucking playing Sonic 4 on it.

    Wonder whether to go for the PSN or Wii version. Might wait for the reviews if I can contain myself.

    in reply to: A Partridge Amongst the Pixels…(sry) #110818
    John Hoare
    Participant
    in reply to: IT Crowd Series 4 #110817
    John Hoare
    Participant

    The inclusion of the green door is brilliant.

    in reply to: Come Dine With me, starring everybody’s Favourite… #110788
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I just can’t deal with that fucking narrator.

    You can’t deal with the bit which makes the show worth cunting watching?

    in reply to: Doug directing bbc3 pilot #110781
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Worth pointing out that the radio show bits in I’m Alan Partridge were shot at on location at Unique’s studios, and then shown to the audience to get the laugh track. So whilst there’s still a debate as to whether the shows will work as well without an audience (and I don’t think they’ll add one), it’s not like Coogan could use the audience for timing or anything.

    Having said that , I wonder whether the edits on IAP were done with the audience reaction in mind, which could help. One thing I noticed when creating my Partridge soundtrack is that there’s some fairly terrible edits in there, when you’re concentrating on the audio. The start of the Peter Baxendale-Thomas interview is really dodgy, and it’s massively clear that the most famous line in the series is actually: “Oh, f-fuck off!”

    in reply to: BUTTPLUGS #110711
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I’m only 10 seconds into this soundtrack, John, and already I hurt myself laughing.

    Hooray! Although it may have peaked in those first 10 seconds…

    Planning a Vol. 2 as well?

    I’m pondering this myself. There’s loads of radio stuff I want to include (can’t believe I missed out “…and he thinks after death, THERE IS NOTHING”), and enough songs too (Tainted Love, Eve of the War). But I may have run out of vaguely clever transitions, and I’ve used most of the jingles up too.

    I’ll probably have a crack at some point, though!

    in reply to: BUTTPLUGS #110688
    John Hoare
    Participant

    Hopefully a few of you will find this interesting: an I’m Alan Partridge soundtrack album what I did do done:

    http://www.transistorized.org/2010/09/now-thats-what-i-call-alan-partridge/

    in reply to: A Partridge Amongst the Pixels…(sry) #110568
    John Hoare
    Participant

    I liked it when Pauline Calf got her tit out.

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