DwarfCast 101 - Series XII Retrospective Byte One featured image
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We published the first part of our Series X semi-retrospective two months after the first episode aired. For Series XI, we waited five months. Today is the second anniversary of Series XII launching on UKTV Play, so I guess it's time to admit that we no longer have a "semi" on our hands. Yes, having finally given up on the plan to get all five of us together in one room, join 80% of the G&T team - namely John Hoare, Tanya Jones, Danny Stephenson and Ian Symes - as we look back on Cured, Siliconia and Timewave.

Revisiting the episodes with fresh eyes and ears, we analyse how they stand up now that they're no longer brand new, and track how our opinions have changed since our initial instant reactions. Spoilers: we're still not keen on Timewave. Along the way we discuss Doug's obsession with castration, Uncle Frank's questionable true nature, the purpose of James Buckley, a surfeit of MILFs, how annoying it is to have coffee poured on one's bollocks, and how to fix the "spit on her wrist" joke with one simple word substitution.

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Hello there, both Dave viewers. We’re going to give this one last try; given that the majority of discussion on the last thread was about whether there should even be a discussion thread, let’s give it another week and see if it serves any meaningful purpose this time. If not, we shall have to concede defeat in our half-hearted mission to make the Dave broadcasts a thing on here, in the face of a readership who are too busy refreshing UKTV Play on a Thursday night.

But anyway, while you’re here, why not have a little chat about The One Where Everyone’s Kryten while you wait for it to air at 9pm on Dave. You have much to look forward to thereafter, namely catching up on the UKTV Play-paced discussion thread, our Live Instant Reaction DwarfCast, and our full in-depth written review.

Meanwhile, the rest of us are gearing up to watch The One With The Pink Policemen on UKTV Play, and in lieu of any information to the contrary, we’re going to assume that it’ll be taking place *after* The One Where Everyone’s Kryten airs on TV. Consequently, our UKTV Play-paced discussion thread for that will be along at 9:40pm, or the instant the episode is released, whichever comes first.

Red Dwarf XII: Siliconia Review featured image

It's hard to think of an individual Red Dwarf episode that's had quite so much hype as Siliconia, and for such a sustained period. We've known about The One Where Everyone's Kryten for as long as we've known that there'd be a Series XII, it was the subject of the first series' first publicity shot, and it features one of the run's highest-profile guest stars. It would be fair to call it long-awaited, both in terms of how long we've been aware of the story, and owing to the manner in which many of us first saw it: very late on a weeknight, after a full day of frequent F5-ing. Could it possibly live up to the anticipation?

For a brief moment on Thursday night, I was suddenly struck with the feeling that I was watching something truly incredible. It was funny, it was moving, and it somehow just felt like Red Dwarf should. That had faded slightly by the end, but I was nevertheless shocked to go online and see that the general consensus was far less positive than I'd have predicted. I found myself agreeing with many of the criticisms, but still they didn't shake the warm, happy feeling the episode gave me. After several repeat viewings and a few days' thinking time, am I now in a position to make sense of all this? Let's find out.

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Whose idea was it to do a live DwarfCast on Friday 13th? This was supposed to be the first glorious coming together of the entire G&T team this series, but while Jonathan Capps and Danny Stephenson successfully dialled in to join Ian Symes and "guest" Jo Sharples at G&T Towers, John Hoare and Tanya Jones were stuck in traffic as a result of a local stabbing. Would they make it to Broadcunting House in time to discuss all things The One Where Everyone's Kryten with us?

Tune in to find out, as well as discovering which side of the "best episode in years"/"worst episode in years" axis we all sit, the implications of Rimmer's dream of being a fish, the difference between a MILF and a clitoris, and the origins of Baby Don't Be Ovulating Tonight. Plus, we round up all the latest news we've neglected to write about properly, give our thoughts on the latest UKTV Play controversy, and do a live audio-only taste-test of some actual Leopard Lager.

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The time is [INSERT TIME HERE], and The One Where Everyone’s Kryten is now available to watch on UKTV Play. Of course, up until now, we didn’t know whether this would happen before or after Cured aired on Dave. But now that we know that it’s [BEFORE / AFTER – DELETE AS APPROPRIATE], it’s clear that this was a fucking [INSERT OPINION HERE] decision. But regardless of that, fill your boots:


Please make use of this thread to share all your thoughts on this long-awaited episode, and don’t miss our LIVE Instant Reaction DwarfCast at 9pm on Friday. We’ll have a much healthier contingent of G&Ters on board this week, and in an exciting new feature, we’ll be taste-testing some real life Leopard Lager LIVE on air. You don’t want to miss that, so look out for the link on here, on our Twitter feed and our Spreaker page at 8:40pm, and do join us to listen along and chat live.

In what would appear to be now a thing that happens regularly on a Wednesday morning, UKTV have released a preview clip for The One Where Everyone’s Kryten. You know, the episode after the episode that they’re currently focusing the huge marketing campaigns on. Here it is:

As with last week, I’m going to hold off on the basis that I’ll be watching the full episode tomorrow. The question remains, however – what time will I be watching it tomorrow? We still don’t know whether it’ll be before or after Cured makes its Dave debut. We’re hoping it’s after, just to keep things as tidy as possible, and to make the broadcast premiere seem like slightly less of an anti-climax. Either way, we’ll get our discussion thread ready to go live as soon as the episode does, and brace ourselves for an entire day of F5 action…