News Roundup (28/04/13)

  • Red Dwarf X nominated for 

xContinuing the warm reception that has met Series X, the Monte Carlo Television Festival has nominated the series for a Golden Nymph award. Hilarious name aside, it’s wonderful to see the show as one of only two UK shows nominated (along with Fresh Meat).

There is strong competition from the USA with both  30 Rock and Modern Family also nominated, but there are other interesting shows up for the award as well such as the award wining Australian comedy Lowdown which was criminally underrated when shown last year on BBC 4 in the UK. Consequently, to see the show being nominated alongside such big hitters is a great sign that the reception to the series has been most favourable with critics and casual viewers as well as within the hardcore of fandom.

The festival runs from 9th-13th June and we wish it all the best. You can read more about the nomination on the Official Red Dwarf website and on the festival’s own site where you can also find a complete list of the nominees.

  • Smegazine Comics article

RDsmegazineThe Official Site has updated this week with a fantastic look at the Red Dwarf comic strips featured in the Smegazine. Seb Patrick’s article analyses both the adaptations of early episodes and original stories from ones featuring the main cast to ones featuring the bit part players such as the further adventures of Jake Bullet. There is also an overview of how the comics changed during the course of the magazines life and discussion of some of the interesting choices made in the comic, such as the decision to portray Rimmer in greyscale as was originally intended for the show.

You can read the article on The Official Site here.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast – Rimmerworld

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time reviewing the fifth episode in Series VI, Rimmerworld. Heath, Angela Shane and Paul are joined by Nutty Nuchtchas to discuss the episode that is perhaps the most traditional of the series, once again featuring multiple Rimmers as a means of portraying the character’s many complicated neuroses . 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.