News Roundup (30/09/12)

  • Series X

Series X is but a few days away, and as such this will be the last time we get to run a roundup of news about it that won’t primarily be concerned with press reviews. So first of all let’s look at this week’s new clips. First of all, we finally have footage of the extended version of the trailer with the extra scene of Lister floating in space outside the window:


A new clip that leads on from that scene also appeared online and it features some lovely interaction between Craig and Robert. This clip was also the clip that Dave real eased online for people to unlock with the code ‘Wibbley’, as found during the Series II & I marathons:


During advert breaks, Dave have also been airing a clip of Kryten drying spoons with his robotic anus. There’s a sentence I never thought I’d type:


Craig Charles appeared on Loose Women earlier today and with it he brought a brand new clip that expands upon footage featured in the trailer. The clip features the gang in the cockpit of Blue Midget where Lister explains why it is up to Rimmer to create their battle-plan. (Apologies for the quality of the clip.)


One last clip of interest is the short but rather nice little interview with Doug that Sky have uploaded. The video features Doug talking about some of the show’s upcoming storylines, the vibe it was aiming for, and why a Swedish homeware store has such an influence in spacecraft interior design. You can watch it here.

Dave updated this week with a competition in conjunction with Absolute Radio to win a Kryten mask signed by Robert Llewellyn. Their other updates revolved around Lister, with the Dave Weekly Podcast featuring Craig Charles as a guest and these pictures being released:


Meanwhile, the official site updated with a look at (one side of) the DVD cover for Series X and it’s extras. We have mixed feeling on this and to save rewriting it all again you can read them here. You can also find Ganymede & Titan’s thoughts here. Here, once again, is the cover:

Various TV guides have featured coverage of the new series. Most interestingly, TV & Satellite Week features a Red Dwarf Cover, along with a full double page spread. This can be viewed below along with the coverage in Total TV Guide which has a piece on the series and a listing for Trojan as pick of the day:


Finally, Doug made an announcement of a special screening of Trojan at The Prince Charles Cinema on Wednesday for the fans on a first come first served basis. Unsurprisingly, the tickets sold out within 8 minutes. Hopefully a few of you out there managed to snap up a ticket before they went and I’ll see you there with the rest of the Fan Club. For everyone else though, thankfully there is only a wait of one more day for the episode’s airing on Thursday. Be sure to check back with us next week for a round up of the press coverage of the episode.

  • The Garbage Podcast

If you missed it earlier this week, we launched ‘The Garbage Podcast’ with an episode where James and myself preview Series X. Thanks to everyone that has listened to and downloaded the podcast so far and we hope you’ve enjoyed it. The demand took us a little bit by surprise and we had to make an emergency expansion of our bandwidth after we used our entire allocation in a day, so apologies if anyone found that their downloads stopped working and it should be fine now.

We’ll be reviewing every episode of Series X in the podcast some time in the week after it’s broadcast and we’d love to include some of your thoughts on the episodes. You can contact us by email at, as well as on Twitterand Facebook. We are also open to MP3 submissions should you be so inclined. We’ll be recording very soon, so if you’d like to be included it’s better to email sooner rather than later. We look forward to hearing from you!

In the meantime, if you haven’t yet heard the first episode you can download it here , subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or listen to it in the player below. Please be warned that we freely discuss information from reviews, clips, press releases and the episode synopses. As such if you are trying to avoid spoilers going into the new series you might want to avoid this podcast.


  • Ganymede & Titan Articles

Ganymede & Titan have updated with two more articles by John Hoare detailing the various edits made to Red Dwarf when it airs on Dave. These two articles cover VI/V and IV/III, and you can also view the first two articles covering Series VII and VIII. Its well worth a read if for no other reason than to ponder the dichotomy that John raises early on: “how can a channel care so much about Red Dwarf to commission a new series, and yet give its repeats so little respect?”


  • ‘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 making Back to Earth and leads us right up to Series X just in time for the new series’ airing next week. 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 as well as a traditional printed version once Series X has aired.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast

A new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast. This episode sees Heath, Angela, Shane, and Paul joined by Debs to take a look at Queeg. 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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