News Roundup (10/03/13)

  • TOS: Red Dwarf X Quiz & FAQ Update

Red_Dwarf_X_logoThe Official Site has updated with a quiz on the latest series of Red Dwarf. The quiz features 20 questions ranging from easy (like Sunday morning) through to harder questions that the more obsessive among you will doubtless then find yourself wondering what was difficult about them, before breaking down and sobbing when you realise the depths of your Red Dwarf knowledge. You can find the quiz here.

The site’s FAQ has also been updated to take account of recent events, which may provide some information that some of you are unfamiliar with. Meanwhile, the more obsessive among you will once again find yourself thinking that surely everyone knows this information, before then searching google to find the best way to tie a noose. We implore you not to take this route however, so keep on reading below to find out the other activities in the Red Dwarf world that can distract you (or push you over the edge).


  • The Garbage Podcast: Series I Commentaries – Waiting For God

Image2They say that you should never discuss religion in good company. Fortunately, our company is appalling to keep. Therefore, in this edition of our continuing celebration of Red Dwarf’s silver anniversary, The Garbage Podcast mark the 25th anniversary of the initial airing of Waiting for God by discussing religion’s role in the show in our latest commentary for the episode. With the first series passing the half way mark, Rob and Doug finally start to deal with the issue of what happened to the cat race, only to then never return to it again.

Was this a smart move? Has the attitude to religion in the show changed over the years? And has Andrew managed to make the most boring point in the history of this podcast as he believes? Few of these questions will be answered as Alex, James and Andrew take a look at what is perhaps Series I’s most maligned episode.

You can download it from The Garbage Podcast site or via iTunes and if you enjoy it then please do leave us a rating/review to let other people know; we’d greatly appreciate it. You can also stream the podcast on the player below:


  • The Red Dwarf Introcast – Back To Reality

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time reviewing the final episode Series V, Back to Reality. Heath, Angela Shane and Paul are joined by G&Ts Ian Symes to discuss what was recently once again voted as the all time fan favourite episode. So just what will Heath and Angela make of it? Will they love it? Or will they go against the general consensus? You’ll have to listen to find out.

The episodes are available to download and you can find them on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.


  • Ghostwatch: Behind The Curtains – Out Now!

ghostRich Lawden’s long awaited documentary on Ghostwatch has now been released and is available to order now. The documentary examines the 1992 drama in which Craig Charles starred, with contributions from nearly everyone you could hope for. Here’s the blurb:

Two decades after its unprecedented television broadcast, the cast, crew and fans of the notorious BBC ‘Hallowe’en Hoax’ Ghostwatch look back at the show’s unique production and legendary aftermath in this brand-new retrospective documentary. Includes never-before-seen material and interviews!

Having watched the documentary, I can testify that it really is a superb piece of work that over the course of it’s 90 minute running time really does cover every aspect of the programme in exhaustive detail, from it’s inception to it’s legacy. We hope to have a full review up on the site in the coming weeks, but don’t wait around, pick up a copy straight away! You can order a copy for a limited time at a special introductory rate of £12.99 + £1.95 P&P (RRP £15.99) from the Lawman Productions website. You can view a trailer for the documentary below:



  • Space Precinct Legacy – Screening + Q&A

Space PThis coming wednesday see the world premiere screening of a documentary that may well be of interest to those of you that follow the behind the scenes work on Red Dwarf. Space Precinct Legacy is a documentary about the short lived Gerry Anderson series and among the talking heads are Bill Pearson and Steve Begg whose work on Red Dwarf you’ll be familiar with. The documentary also interviews members of the cast and well known people from the effects world such as Neil Gorton.

The film will be screened at 6:30PM on wednesday 13th March at The Prince Charles Cinema and will be followed by a Q&A with composer Crispin Merrell and director Paul Cotrulia. Tickets are £10 (or £7.50 to PCC members) and can be booked online via the PPC website. You can view a trailer for the film below: