I swear, if one more person tells me that the only reason I don’t like VIII is because “it’s different from the other series”, I shall knock someone’s block off.


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Series VIII DVD Review

Ah, VIII. Ratings peaking at over 8 million viewers. Seen by many fans as a return to form, seen by others as a continuation of great form, and seen by yet others as embarassing rubbish. Are any of these opinions CORRECT? And can it beat the superlative collection of extras VII had to offer? Animated […]

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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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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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In Defence of VIII?

I think VIII is better than VII. Here’s why. First of all, however, an admission: in story terms, VII shits on VIII by a mile. It’s hard to deny this. Just take the first three episodes: Tikka, Stoke, and Ouroboros – all great ideas for a story. Tikka is an interesting alterate history/screwed-up timelines story, […]

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Cassandra: or, The Marriage Twixt Myth and Story

The idea of knowing the future has always been a subject that has fascinated science fiction authors. For years, people have written on the subject, from Robert J. Sawyer’s Flashforward (1998), about Earth receiving a signal from the Alpha Centauri system to C.J. Cherryh’s Hugo-winning “Cassandra,” (1978) which deals with an end-of-the-world prophesy, to Infinity […]

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Pete: Part II

Approximately six years ago, the final few episodes of Red Dwarf were broadcast on terrestrial television. Today is the day when we return to find out what happened to the crew of … the office, Red Office, Red Dwarf. Specifically, the Captain’s Office. This newspaper clipping was found in the Newark Times newspaper on April […]

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