Yes, we said there wouldn’t be a news roundup this week, but as there was a reasonable amount to cover we decided to go back on our plans and put one out after all. We may well take a break next week instead because of this, but for now, here is a roundup of all of the week’s Red Dwarf related news.
- 2012: A Year In Dwarf
The Official Site has published two articles on covering the Red Dwarf goings on of the year in a 2012 retrospective. With the last 4 episodes of Series X filming in January and the series going out in October it has obviously been a fairly busy year in the world of Red Dwarf. That of course is before you even get into the DVD release, the sad death of Peter Wragg, the announcement of next year’s Dimension Jump and much the many other bits of activity that occurred throughout the year.
Part one of the retrospective covers January through to June and part two covers the second half of the year. Both parts are well worth a read a provide a nice opportunity to look back over what has been a pretty exciting time to be a Red Dwarf fan.
- Dwarfcasts: Psirens
Ganymede & Titan have uploaded a Christmas edition (as denoted by the use of sleigh bells,) of their Dwarfcast episode commentaries, this time covering Psirens from Series VI. Ian Cappsy, John, Tanya and Danny look over the episode and afterwards there is a discussion of their plans for the next year. You can find it here or you can subscribe via iTunes.
- The Red Dwarf Introcast: Christmas Special
A new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, and this episode is a Christmas special. Back in October, they held a poll for listeners to pick on a Red Dwarf related show to be discussed, which included Ghostwatch, Bottom, The Brittas Empire and Maid Marian & Her Merry Men. The winner was Bottom and as such this episode sees Heath, Angela, Shane and Russ from the Hard Reset podcast review ‘Parade’ from series 2, featuring guest actor Robert Llewelyn.
The episode is available to download and you can find it on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.
- Howard Goodall – Inspired
Howard Goodall’s album ‘Inspired’ is set to be released next month and we now have the track listing, including a Red Dwarf track. This essential colection features a best of his previous work along side a number of new pieces such as Inspired featuring Craig Ogden and Every Purpose Under The Heaven; a brand new oratorio commissioned by United Learning to commemorate the 400thanniversary of the King James Bible in 2011. Other guests on the album include Noah Stewart , Laura Wright and Howard’s own choir, Enchanted Voices. Of interest to Red Dwarf fans is track 3, where Howard presents the reworking of Tongue Tied that he resently released on iTunes alongside a reworking of the Red Dwarf theme tune.
Here is the complete track listing:
|1. Inspired – Craig Ogden, Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, John Mills|
|2. Ecce Homo (Theme from Mr Bean) – Howard Goodall, The Enchanted Voices, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra|
|3. Piano Fantasy: Tongue-Tied|
|4. Agnus Dei – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, Laura Wright, The Enchanted Voices|
|5. Shackleton’s Cross – Howard Goodall|
|6. Pro Alios Curantibus (For Those That Care For Others) – Howard Goodall, Laura Wright, The Enchanted Voices, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra|
|7. Psalm 23 The Lord Is My Shepherd – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, Craig Ogden|
|9. Blackadder Went Forth|
|10. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: I: In The Beginning – Howard Goodall, Noah Stewart, The Enchanted Voices, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra|
|11. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: II: There Is A Season – Howard Goodall, The Enchanted Voices|
|12. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: III: I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, The Enchanted Voices, Laura Wright, Chamber Choir Of Lincoln Minster School|
|13. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: IV: Thee And Me – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, Laura Wright, The Enchanted Voices|
|14. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: V: Fulfilled In One Word – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, The Enchanted Voices|
|15. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: VI: I Was A Stranger – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, The Enchanted Voices, Noah Stewart|
|16. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: VII: Blessed – Howard Goodall, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, The Enchanted Voices, Laura Wright|
|17. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: VIII: Never Faileth – Howard Goodall, Laura Wright, Noah Stewart, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra|
|18. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: IX: I Am The Light Of The World – Howard Goodall, The Enchanted Voices, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra|
|19. Every Purpose Under The Heaven: X: Every Purpose Under The Heaven – Howard Goodall, The Enchanted Voices, Howard Goodall Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Choir Of Lincoln Minster School, Laura Wright, Noah Stewart|
- Howard Burden at the BFI
Red Dwarf’s long standing costume designer Howard Burden is set to appear at the BFI Southbank to give a talk on ‘Designing Science Fiction’ as part of their new afternoon seminars in conjunction with Wimbledon College of Art. The screen design seminars aim to show attendees what is required to succeed in the film and television industries but presenting illustrated talks and discussions with leading industry figures. In this particular lecture, Howard will talk through the disciplines required to create designs to fit into Sci-Fi worlds as he has done in his work on both Red Dwarf and Doctor Who.
The event takes place at 14:30 on Wednesday 20th February at the BFI Southbank (NFT3) and tickets are £5. Booking is currently open to BFI members only, but we’ll update you when tickets are released to the general public.