News Roundup (18/11/12)

  • Red Dwarf X on DVD and Blu-Ray

Red Dwarf X is released in the UK on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow, Monday 19th November. The release includes multitudes of extra features that we have come to expect from Red Dwarf releases including a two hour documentary venturing into the trials and tribulations of the production. More information on the contents are available here.

We will have our review of the DVD out soon.

The Red Dwarf cast are beginning their publicity push for the DVD with appearances on the likes of ITV’s This Morning and Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff. Full information can be found here.

Other options for purchasing Series X are available. Series pass’ are available from iTunes in both High Definition (£12.99) and Standard Definition (£9.99). Individual episodes are available for £2.49 each. You can find Series X on iTunes here. Series X can also be found on the Playstation Network for the PS3 and PS Vita consoles, costing £1.89 per episode.

  • SFX Red Dwarf X Competition

  • SFX Magazine are running a competition to win a multitude of Red Dwarf goodies including:

A panel of the Red Dwarf model ship signed by the cast
A signed, full colour, mounted print of the SS Trojan set from the Art Department
Series I – VIII on DVD, signed by Cast
A signed copy of Back To Earth
Red Dwarf X poster exclusively signed by Doug Naylor
Red Dwarf X on DVD or Blu-ray

All you have to do to enter is answer on simple question on Red Dwarf X. Entry to the competition can be found here. The closing date for entry is 12/12/12.

  • Richard Naylor interview

Richard Naylor, co-producer on Series X and son of Doug Naylor, has participated in an interview with podcaster Ken Plume. He goes through some of the problems that faced the production in the making of Series X as well as his new pilot Music Land World.

The podcast is available for download here.


  • Dimension Jump XVII Update

The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club has announced a guest for next year’s Dimension Jump.  Richard O’Callaghan will join the line-up that already contains Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Rebecca Blackstone, Sidney Stevenson, Isla Ure, Tony Hawks, Alex Hardy, Simon Treves and Philip Labey and Bill Pearson. 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 general info on the Dimension Jump website.

  • Dwarfcast: Just the Interviews

Ganymede & Titan have released their latest Dwarfcast containing a compilation of all of their interviews recorded over the broadcast of Series X with main cast and crew members including Craig Charles, Doug Naylor, Bill Pearson (model-maestro), Rebecca Blackstone (Pree) and Steven Wickham (Lister’s Gelf bride and Chief Begg).  You can find it here or you can subscribe via iTunes.


  • The Garbage Podcast: The Beginning

The latest edition of The Garbage Podcast is now available to download. With Series X having reached the final episode, The Garbage Podcast this week takes an in depth look at at The Beginning. Alex, James and Andrew discuss their views on the episode and take a look at the online reaction. It runs as our longest podcast yet with at least half of it actually discussing the episode.

You can download it from The Garbage Podcast site, via iTunes or you can stream it on the player below:

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast

A new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast. This episode sees Heath, Angela, Shane, and Paul joined by Matt to review Timeslides. The episode is available to download and you can find them on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.



  • Craig Charles and Danny John-Jules are Pointless Celebrities

Craig Charles and Danny John-Jules teamed up for Saturday night gameshow Pointless Celebrities in which the goal is to gain as few points as possible with more obscure answers. The winners will see price money being donated to charity.

The show also featured Su Pollard & Jefferey Holland (Hi-Di-Hi), Jean Boht & Nick Conway (Bread) and Brendan O-Carroll & Jennifer Gibney (Mrs Brown’s Boys).

Pictures posted by Danny John-Jules can be found here and here.

The episode will air on BBC One sometime next year.

  • Red Dwarf Pub Quiz

A Red Dwarf themed pub quiz is being held at The Oxford pub, Kentish Town, London. The quiz will be hosted by Lee Cornes, known by Red Dwarf fans as Lister’s Paranoia in the episode Confidence and Paranoia. The quiz will be held on Sunday 25th November. The proceeds of the quiz will go to charity. More information on ticket availability and cost can be found here.

  • Danny John-Jules 125 mile Bike Challenge

Danny John-Jules has participated in a 125-mile bike ride to Valencia. The bike ride was on 125cc motorcycles, with just £125 to cover all fuel, food and accommodation. The purpose of the ride is to raise awareness for the charity  Riders  for  Health and to promote motorcycling as an affordable and viable means of  transport.

A blog is available for the whole journey here.

  • A Brief History Of Time Travel

Official Site writer and ex-Ganymede & Titan member Seb Patrick has written a six-part sci-fi radio sitcom with James Hunt. The show will feature Robert Llewellyn as the Narrator. The Kickstarter campaign to produce the series has reached the goal of £3000 and has now been extended. Any further funding to the Kickstarter campaign will be funneled into improving various elements of the production.

The Kickstarter campaign will end on the 30th November.

More information on the series and the Kickstarter campaign can be found here.


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