News Roundup (07/04/13)

  • Dimension Jump XVII Update

1stThe Official Red Dwarf Fan Club has sadly announced that Philip Laybey who played the young version of Rimmer in Series X has had to pull out of the upcoming Dimension Jump. However, they have also excitingly announced that head huncho Doug Naylor will now be attending. Doug will join the lineup that already contains Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Robert Llewellyn, Hattie Hayridge, Tony Hawks, Sydney Stevenson (Professor Irene E, episode 4), Isla Ure (Dear Dave vending machines, episode 5), Richard O’Callaghan (Hogey the Roguey, episode 6), Alex Hardy(Chancellor Wednesday episode 6), Simon Treves (Lecturer Rimmer, episode 6), Bill Pearson and John Lenahan.

Registration for the event is £65 for current fan club members, and £80 for non-members. The special rate for hotel rooms has no expired for those that haven’t booked, but we recommend that when booking you quote Red Dwarf convention just in case. Book quickly though as both hotel rooms and event tickets are short in supply.

You can find details of how to book them, links to register and more general information on the Dimension Jump website.

  • Doug Naylor & Jeff Wayne Live In Brighton

DougFor those of you unable to attend Dimension Jump or that just want to hear Doug wax lyrical for a bit longer, you have your opportunity in June when he appears in Brighton. The event hosted by Southern Performance & Creative Energies sees guests Doug Naylor and War of The Worlds composer Jeff Wayne discussing their work on their respective projects. There will also be a raffle containing the following prizes:

  1. EVERY EPISODE OF RED DWARF DVD box sets of all ten series’ of the highly popular series, co-created and co-written by Doug Naylor.

  2. JEFF WAYNE’S MUSICAL VERSION OF THE WAR OF THE WORLDS’ – THE NEW GENERATION Jeff’s re-imagining of the classic album features Kaiser Chief’s Ricky Wilson, Gary Barlow, Maverick Sabre, Joss Stone and Liam Neeson.

  3. BLONDIE AT KEW GARDENS Tickets to the New York legends, Blondie at Kew the Music 2013. Armed with 40 years’ of era-defining tracks, and with irrepressible coolness, Blondie are the perfect opener for this year’s music festival at Kew Gardens – supported by Hugh Cornwell.

  4. EAST END FILM FESTIVAL TICKETS The East End Film Festival, one of London’s biggest film festivals, offers 6 days of screenings, film-focused music and arts events across various East London venues. Last year, the EEFF hosted more than 200 screenings, site specific events and master-classes. From 3rd to 8th July.

  5. SUPERMAN, THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO THE MAN OF STEEL On the eve of Man of Steel’s release, the new Superman film, there’s a chance to win a copy of this book. This great, highly colourful, guide will appeal to any fan of the legendary superhero – thanks to DK

  6. THE WAR OF THE WORLDS’ A DVD copy of the classic Hollywood science-fiction film from 1953.

  7. ASHA’S BEAUTY PROJECT A full body relaxing massage at this friendly Brighton based salon which sees fair prices meeting exceptional standards.

  8. CINEMA TICKETS A pair of tickets to a film of your choice at the Odeon cinema.

The event takes place on Thursday 13th June  (doors 7pm, show start 8,) at The Basement, Kensington Street, Brighton. Tickets are £8 until May 23rd, when the price rises to £10. You can order them here.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast – Legion

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time reviewing the second episode in Series VI, Psirens. Heath, Angela Shane and Paul are joined by Paul Hadsley to discuss an episode that sees the series in full swing and also sees the introduction of Rimmer’s hard light drive. 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.