News Roundup (21/04/13)

  • Red Dwarf Quiz Survey: Help Required!

1stFor the upcoming Dimension Jump XVII, Danny Stephenson has produced a Red Dwarf-orientated version of the quiz show ‘Pointless’  called ‘Goitless’.

Here’s Danny with what is required:

For this year’s Dimension Jump, The Fan Club, have allowed me to produce a Red Dwarf-orientated version of the quiz show ‘Pointless’ (called ‘Goitless’, coz were good with puns, see).

For those not aware of the show, ‘Pointless’ is a gameshow where the obscure answers are the biggest scorers. A survey is put out to 100 people before the show and are given 100 seconds to give as many answers to a given question as they can, for example:“Name as many Countries that begin with the letter M” . The answers that were valid are collated and turned into a score for the contestants on the show.
Some answers will be more obscure than others, so ‘Mexico’ could score 56 while, somewhere like ‘Montenegro’ could score somewhere in the region of 3. The object of the game is to plumb the depths of your knowledge and get a potential ‘Pointless’ answer, an answer that none of the 100 people could think of.

We need to get 100 people to fill in the survey, and I thought this is probably the best place to start getting ‘em!

We’ve prepared 12 questions that ask for RD-related answers in a variety of different ways, ranging from fairly simplistic questions, trivia, picture rounds, and anagrams, to fairly taxing, broad-spanning questions. Don’t worry if you can’t answer every single question, your input is still very much appreciated.

The survey will take about 25-30 minutes in total to complete. I would really appreciate your time to have a go, and I hope you have fun having a crack at it. If you like it, get your friends to fill one in as well, even if they’re not Red Dwarf fans, I would like to have a wide demographic for these surveys.

A couple of brief points about completing the survey:

> Please don’t look up the answers for the questions during the 100 seconds. It’s really important that we get an honest answer from what you can think of during that time. Don’t worry if you know the answers in the time, it really helps the show.

> Please answer the survey on your own, if there are more of you present, you can all have a go individually!

> Please don’t discuss the answers, or even the questions you were asked during the survey, as it would create a preparation that makes the 100 seconds obsolete.

Once you have completed the survey, your answers will be counted and used as a statistic on the Sunday afternoon event at Dimension Jump!!!

If you wish to have a go please CLICK HERE and you’ll be taken to our survey page. First you’ll be asked to sign in using an email address. This will only be used as a way to differentiate the answers from everyone, and to allow you to log in, should you wish to not fill the survey in one sitting. (but obviously it’d be great if you can)

Thank you, and most importantly, have fun!

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time reviewing the fourth episode in Series VI, Emohawk: Polymorph II. Heath, Angela and Shane are joined by Sam to discuss the episode that saw the show attempting 3 sequels in one. 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.

  • Kris Carter Red Dwarf Print

Kris Carter croppedWe don’t often list items that are for sale, but for this we thought we’d make an exception. Colourist/ illustrator and co-creator of independent comic-book Lou Scannon, Kris Carter created this excellent Red Dwarf picture for his appearance at Wales Comic Con where some of the Dwarf cast were also in attendance. He is now selling A4 prints of the piece for £5 (plus £2 P&P) and as it’s such a fantastic piece we thought some of you might be interested.

If you would like a print then email Kris here and he’ll sort a copy out for you. You can see a preview of the print below: