Red Dwarf DVD – Series VIII Review

This is all starting to get predictable now, isn’t it? Does anyone reading this honestly think I’m going to turn around and rubbish this DVD to pieces? Anyone? No, I thought not. You know it’s going to be fantastic and you know what to expect. And as such, it’s with a very heavy heart I […]

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Dwarfing USA

Just in the middle of watching this again. And I know I said so at the time, but it needs repeating just how excellent it is. It doesn’t hurt that it’s such a great story to start with, but it’s told by everyone so well (particularly Doug and Llewellyn), and edited so perfectly, it’s definitely my favourite extra on any of the DVDs – of newly produced stuff, anyway. I just love the way Doug comes across as so intelligent, amusing, and… likeable.

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Full Cast Reunion?

Ah, Groovetown. Sadly, it’s free of the purile humour that blights Ganymede & Titan, but there was an interesting post from a Doug (!) recently – the Dwarf cast are coming to Swindon for a VIII DVD signing. Ha ha, Swindon!

Most interestingly of all, this is a potential reunion of the entire cast: Chris, Craig, Robert, Danny, Norm, Hattie, and Mac. This was of course supposed to have happened at the last Memorabilia, but Craig and Mac couldn’t make it. Hopefully they’ll all make it to Swindon. Ha ha, Swindon!

Some interesting choices of words in that Swindon Advertiser article. Quite apart from the show apparently ending in 1998, Kryten is described as “a boggle-eyed mechanoid”. I mean, I know it’s tedious having to trot out the same character descriptions time and time again, but if you’re going to try something original, at least try and make it mean something. Oh, and here’s a clue: “paranoid android” is from another show. Maybe it’s just how they view him in Swindon. Ha ha, Swindon!

Anyway, It’s taking place on Thursday, 30th March between 4pm and 7pm, at Infinitely Better in the Brunel Centre. In Swindon. Ha ha, Swindon!

Excellently, Yvonne Craig is appearing at the store the week before on March 23rd. As she was the first person I ever TOSSED OFF to (need Batman Series 3 on DVD NOW), I’m half tempted to pop along a week early. I probably won’t inform her of my younger self’s doings, though. I don’t think I could get away with that, not even in Swindon. Ha ha, Swindon!

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Series VII DVD Review

There’s a problem with the Series VII DVD. Quite a big one, that none of the other releases so far has had to deal with. Put simply, the problem is this: the series is shite. Have GNP managed to put together a DVD release that compensates for this? One that’s still worth buying if you […]

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Series VI DVD Review

It’s big! It’s thorough! It’s stupidly late! It’s G&T’s Series VI DVD review! Hurrah! Put simply, a stunning release. I can never decide which is my favourite series out of II, V and VI, but I think VI has a stronger claim to it that the others. Superb action sequences, a frantic mood and pace, […]

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Series V DVD Review (Fuchal)

Well, it’s time for my first DVD review, with the release of Series V. This was an eagerly-anticipated disc, not just for the quality of the episodes but for the amount and quality of extras packed onto it, most notably the Dwarfin’ USA documentary. But what is it like in the flesh, as it were? […]

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Series V DVD Review

The vast majority of us have had to wait until the actual release date before getting our grubby little hands on this DVD. It’s a fucking disgrace. But while we’d all prefer our letterboxes to be stuffed first thing on a Saturday morning, there is something to be said for getting up at stupid o’clock, […]

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