News Roundup (31/03/13)

  • Series X – New Behind The Scenes Model Shots

Red_Dwarf_X_logoOur thanks go to Paul Müller for pointing out a lovely collection of behind the scenes photos from Series X that model man Steve Howarth has put online. As you’ve doubtless guessed from our constant bloody harping on about them, we love models on this site and any chance to get a closer gander at them is hugely welcomed in these parts. This fascinating collection of photos focuses on  the refurbished Dwarf model, the bigature and the Trojan, giving us a closer look at some things we have previously only seen in passing. Of particular interested are the largely unused landing bay on the bigature, a close look at the work required to bring the Dwarf model up to date and the unused clamp that was to bring the Trojan back to the Dwarf.

All of the photos are presented with really interested notes from Steve and we cannot recommend looking through them highly enough. You can view them here.

  • The Garbage Podcast: Lost Episode Commentaries – Bodysnatcher

Image2We’ve spent the last 6 weeks celebrating Red Dwarf’s silver anniversary, but we’re not quite done yet! So join us as we celebrate 5 years, 4 months and 17 days since Bodysnatcher made it’s way into the public domain! Ok, so this doesn’t quite fi in with the 25th anniversary episodes that we’ve been running recently, but with the episode representing a missing piece to the jigsaw of Series I, we let it pass by without comment. Despite some elements of it being reused in other episodes, the story stands up remarkably well on it’s own and sees Rob and Doug dealing with a lot of questions the audience would have had after The End, but which were largely overlooked as Future Echoes was moved into the second episode slot.

Would the series have benefited from it’s inclusion? Could Bodysnatcher and Me² really both be in there same series without leading to a feeling of repetition? And what are we going to do come our next season of podcasts now that we have used this joke more than Keeping Up Appearances used a template that simply required ‘Church’ and ‘Vicar” to be replaced with ‘Ship’ and ‘Captain’ to create a whole new script. Alex, James and Andrew take a look at Series I’s lost episode and consider what could have been…

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:

  • Scuttercast: The Beginning

ScutterCastThe Scuttercast have uploaded the fifth of their shows covering Series X, this time reviewing  Dear Dave. While the Dwarfcasts provided instant reactions and we at The Garbage Podcast looked back at the episodes after a few days to gauge the reactions and online opinions, the Scuttercast is able to take the information from the recently released DVD into account, providing a different look at the episodes to either of the other podcasts.

The episode is available to download and you can find it on the podcast’s website and is also available on iTunes.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast: Psirens

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time reviewing the first episode in Series VI, Psirens. Heath, Angela Shane and Paul are joined by Euan Anckorn to discuss an episode that makes a change of direction for the show in terms of set, cast, story lines and ongoing narrative. 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.