News Roundup (19/05/13)

  • Series X Nominated For A  SFX Award

SFX AWARDSThe SFX Award nominations have been announced this week, and Red Dwarf X is up for among the TV shows vying for a prize. Here’s the blurb from SFX:

From The Avengers to The Dark Knight RisesDoctor Who to Game Of Thrones, it’s been another outstanding year for sci-fi at the cinema, on TV, in books, comics, games and more.

Now’s your chance to tell us who rocked your universe on the screen and on the page.

You can choose one of our memory-jogging nominations in each category – or vote for your own choice in the blank space provided. Don’t feel the need to vote in every category – if you’ve only read one comic in the last 18 months feel free to skip onto the next page.

Cast your votes and we’ll reveal the winners in an upcoming issue!

Eligibility period for nominations is anything released or broadcast between 1 January 2012 – 29 March 2013.

Voting closes Tuesday 28 May 2013.

 You can place your vote here.

  • Richard Naylor’s Series X Pictures

richardnaylorRichard Naylor has been uploading a variety of behind the scenes pictures from Series X on Twitter. There are some interesting bits and pieces among them, so for those of you that missed them or those who aren’t on Twitter, here they are:

– Trojan pyro test

– Robert’s first day in his new mask

– Bunk room explosion from The Beginning


  • The Red Dwarf Introcast

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time in the form of a special spoiler filled Series VII preview. Shane is joined by Rosie, Mabel, Darren, Nutty and Cappsy to discuss the many changes that occur in the series, just what the overall quality of the series is like and speculate on how Heath and Angela will react to the series when they watch it soon.

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


  • Man In The Rubber Mask: Now Out On Kindle

Man In The Rubber MaskRegular readers of this site will already be aware from our roundup last week that ‘The Man In The Rubber Mask’ is no available to order in print from Amazon. Since then, the website has now also listed a Kindle version which can be downloaded now. Robert Llewelyn has been updating his book about the making of Red Dwarf, ‘The Man in the Rubber Mask’, to cover all of the events since the books release. An excellent audio version of the updated book has been available to download from AudioBoo and now the book is available from Amazon for the highly reasonable price of £6.74 for the paperback edition or the even more reasonable £3.08 for the Kindle edition.