Once again, a user on Youtube has shown us the way.

P.s. Stop bad mouthing series 8, it added a great new twist onto red dwarf ans allowed for the pete episodes and the back on red trilogy, how can you diss them? if you wana diss it just thing, how many other sitcoms had a better last line than "only the good die young" after Rimmer kicks death in the balls?

Well, that's told me. Ah, where would we be without them?

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Or: I don't.

Something did occur to me today, though. We all know of a certain kind of sitcom episode - One Foot In The Grave's The Trial, where Victor mopes around the house waiting for an entire half-hour, or Porridge's A Night In, consisting almost entirely of Fletch and Godber in their cell. In other words: those delicious one or two handers, often in real time. And it's no coincidence that the two episodes I mention above are considered to be some of the best of each series. See also: Marooned.

So: why didn't they do one for VIII? Just Lister and Rimmer, in their cell?

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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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