“Holly, put a trace on movie rumours…”

Right, here comes something for our Movie section that we mentioned ages ago; the Rumour Tracker. Expect it to be added to as fresh ones come in. Bear in mind that it only carries rumours that have circulated since G&T has been online; digging up old ones would be time-consuming, and almost certainly pointless. Madonna my arse. Get in contactif you spot any we haven’t seen.

Bad news on the laser etched Starbugs front. The lovely Tracey Brennan got in contact with us to say that she talked to The Stamp Centre at Memorabilia, and they aren’t yet for sale, despite being listed on the website. Apparently there are licensing problems. Grrrr. Let’s hope they’re sorted out soon; and we’ll let you know what happens, as we desperately want them ourselves…

Don’t forget to vote for Slashdot’s current poll: “Favorite Sci-Fi Curse?”. You’ll be delighted to know that Smeg is winning by a considerable margin. “what the smegging smeg is going on?” indeed. Meanwhile, all the July 2003 news articles have been archived; check them out if you haven’t visited for a bit, as we’ve been updating quite a lot recently. Ian’s newsround will follow later today.

And finally: IT. IS. HERE. The full, accurate, finalised Series III DVD Cover. A pure work of art.

Oh, what a lovely surprise!

What have we here? An unexpected update? Well, there’s a few bits and pieces to tell you about. Firstly, Natalie Rosen has informed us that repeats of the first series are on UK Gold, starting Friday 8th August at 11:50pm. Surely you all have it on DVD by now, but if you don’t, here’s another chance to see what you’re missing. And Norman F from NOTBBC‘s forums has inadvertently given us news in the form of this article about The Crouches. All we can do is agree with The Commission for Racial Equality: “It is a sign of how far British television still has to go that the BBC planning to run a sitcom based around a black family is in itself a matter of news interest.”

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Orange Crouchless Panties

“Married life comes under the spotlight in BBC ONE’s new late night comedy showcasing the best of black British talent. Brace yourself for The Crouches!” So says the BBC press release about the new Autumn season on BBC ONE. And in the Press Pack (1.32 MB, PDF) it has a section on The Crouches; the upcoming new sitcom with a certain Danny John-Jules in the cast. In case you can’t be arsed downloading it, the following info is given:

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Thanks For The Memorabilia

From humble beginnings as a small, annual collectors’ fair, Memorabilia has grown into a star-studded event, taking up a huge hall in Birmingham’s NEC. As well as the main fair, usually held in March or April, this year saw the first Summer event, which was held over the weekend of the 26th and 27th of […]

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Rob Grant does some fucking work

Or, rather, has been fucking working. With all the fuss about the upcoming movie and DVD releases, it’s easy to forget that Rob is trucking along doing his own completely-non-Dwarf-related things (although we haven’t forgotten that he did at one point promise a sequel to Backwards…) And that at the moment happens to be books. First off is Incompetence, slated for release on the 31st December. Thank Back In The Redfor reminding us all; it had been mentioned on various Dwarf sites a while back as Matt says, but everyone seemed to have forgotten about it. Including us. See BITR or Amazon for the synopsis; it sounds worryingly like an excuse for a load of pointless misguided PC-bashing, but surely Grant wouldn’t subject us to that?

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The Empire Strikes Back

Yes, the shite puns have returned! And it’s all in celebration of Series One of The Brittas Empire being released on DVD this week! I was hoping it would come earlier, but Royal Mail are INEPT, but nevertheless, I have written a (slightly late) review, and updated the Episode Guidewith the full guest cast for Series One.

As well as this, we’ve also got a guide to the Red Dwarf A-Z, as we were getting a tad bored of writing about Series I. Plus, this helps with our goal to have something about every single DVD extra!

In other news, The Red Dwarf Zone has updated with what they say is a new, larger picture of the Series III DVD Cover. However, the BBC logo is too far into the corner, when compared to Series I and II, the two-disc set logo is extraordinarily shabby, the ‘bonus material’ blurb is in the wrong font, the edges of the Rimmer/Lister picture are appallingly edited, the old BBFC logo is used (they changed to a new set at the beginning of this year) and a PG certificate has been given, despite Marooned being classified as a ’12’. Other than that, it looks fine. I would discredit it as a fake, but the version on the UK Shop has these same problems. I would guess that this pic is merely a larger version of this same early draft. The White Hole has also been updated, with some new content, some very bad news, and some excellent praise for us! Ta, Cappsy!

The next update will be on Sunday. This is due to two things: the final of Big Brother tomorow, and the Memorabilia fair on Saturday. Both John and I will be there, so expect a full report soon!

Red Dwarf A-Z

Not to be confused with the hollowed-out book in which Rimmer kept his diary, this alphabet-based compilation originally featured in Red Dwarf Night, and was subsequently released on the Series VII Byte Three video and the Series II DVD. In this document, we go through each letter, detailing the clips and interviews used, and give […]

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The Brittas Empire – The Complete Series One

Over twelve years after the first broadcast, Series One of The Brittas Empire has finally been released in its entireity, thanks to Eureka Video. Eeeeeexcellent. Prior to this release, only the pilot episode, Laying the Foundations, had been released, on a rubbish ‘Best of’ compilation some years back. Now, however, it is joined by the […]

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