News Roundup (23/09/12)

  • Series X

With less than two weeks to go to the new series we’ve seen a whole host of new clips and photos this week as well as a variety of different press coverage. First of all then, the clips. The first clip features Rimmer and Lister in the Drive Room discussing breasts. Just a quick one liner really, but I quite like the punch line. Playing on the idea of Rimmer being deeply inexperienced when it comes to female anatomy calls to mind similar discussion sin episodes like Marooned, though as previously stated this is just the briefest snippet of a much longer scene. Thanks to Ally on the Offical Forum for capturing the clip and uplaoding it.


This second clip features Rimmer and Lister in the Drive Room when Kryten enters with news only to be shot down by Rimmer.


This third clip features some nice interplay between Rimmer and Lister that perfectly captures the relationship between the two characters with a strong feeling of classic Red Dwarf.


As well as new clips, Dave also posted a new episode of their weekly podcast featuring an interview with Chris Barrie. The podcast can be found here. Listen in for Chris Barrie’s impression of Craig Charles. The Official Site meanwhile has updated with high quality wallpapers of some recently released images as well as the wallpapers for your phone using the cast publicity shots that were released last week. Dave have also posted 6 new pictures of Rimmer. One can clearly be identified from the third episode, ‘Lemons’, owing to the fruit being on the table along with an assortment of nails. Click the pictures to enlarge.


Reviews of Trojan have continued to come in over on Ain’t It Cool NewsCult Hub, Cult BoxDigital Spy and one at Den of Geek, the later of which is particularly thorough and echoes many of the sentiments of those that saw the episode being recorded. In print, the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine due out this week will also feature a full page article on the new Series. It’s available in shops now at a price of £4.99 and you can see a photo of the article from Simon Bromley below: The Radio Times have also run an interview with Doug Naylor where he talks candidly about the move from the BBC to Dave, Back to Earth and Series X. Doug’s huge enthusiasm is great to see, and you can tell there is a real pride in what has been achieved with the new series, perfectly encapsulated by Doug’s answer to what three words summed up the series; ‘I can give you four. Back. To. Its. Best.’

Digital Spy have been updating with some hugely spoiler laden articles. First up there are a selection of promotional pictures from Trojan. Due to the spoiler within the photos we won’t put the full selection on here, but you can find them by clicking on the shot below:

Digital Spy have also published a full breakdown of the series with individual episode synopses. These feature some huge spoilers and we advise that many of you may wish to avoid this information. The British Comedy Guide have also updated their information for Fathers and Suns, listing Rebecca Blackstone as appearing as Pree. You can find Ganymede & Titan’s comments on her casting here, and I have to say I quite agree with them as I thought she was fantastic at the recording.

Finally, a few little details about the DVD release have come to light this week. First up, now that it has been passed by the BBFC we now know that there will feature 12 minutes and 13 seconds worth of Smeg Ups. We have also heard from Doug and Andrew Ellardthat the DVD will have reversible covers, allowing you to have it match the rest of your DVDs or stand alone. With the show being so close to airing there will doubtless be another flood of Series X news updates next week, so be sure to check the site regularly.

  • Craig Charles & Bill Pearson Confirmed For Dimension Jump XVII

The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club has announced another two guests for next year’s Dimension Jump; Craig Charles and Bill Pearson. They will join the lineup that already contains Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn and Tony Hawks and more guests will be announced in the run up to the event. Registration for the event is £65 for current fan club members, and £80 for non-members. There are also special rates available to attendees for hotel rooms, and you can find details of how to book them, links to register and more general information on the Dimension Jump website.

  • ‘The Man In The Rubber Mask’ Update

For those of you that have subscribed to the ‘Man in The Rubber Mask’ updates, the latest chapter is now available to download. It covers the time spent trying to get the Red Dwarf movie off the ground and contains some revelations about not only how close it was to being made and how it was going to be done that that may surprise you. If you haven’t already, you can download the audio book and subscribe to all further updates by making a one off subscription here for £4.99 for what will eventually amount to over 10 hours of audio. The full book will also be released in a Kindle/E-book edition once Series X has aired.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast

A new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast. This episode sees Heath, Angela, and Shane taking a look at Stasis Leak. The episode is available to download and you can find them on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.

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