News Roundup (30/06/13)

  • Red Dwarf X to Screen in The USA

Red_Dwarf_X_logoWhile DVDs and digital downloads have been available for some time, it’s always nice to see the show actually airing on TV and while Dave are currently repeating the series, some countries have yet to show it. One of those is the US, but this is set to change as PBS affiliate KERA Channel 13 is set to air the show, starting with Trojan on July 1st at 10PM.

To celebrate the series’ US debut, there is also to be a special preview screening of Trojan on the 1st in Texas. More detail’s can be found on KERA‘sTelly Spotting blog and fans are advised to apply quickly as applications close today.

You can find more details on The Official Red Dwarf Website’s Friday update.

  • Bill Pearson Lecture

SUVBillRed Dwarf model man Bill Pearson has given a fascinating lecture on model making that you can view online. The two hour talk for the City of Glasgow College covers all aspects of Bill’s career and take an in depth illustrated look at some of his work on the likes of Red Dwarf and Alien. For anyone that missed Bill’s talk with Steve Howarth at Dimension Jump XVII, this is a perfect way to get some of the behind the scenes stories that you missed and get a sense of what kind of work goes into model making for TV.

You can view the lecture on the City Vision site.

  • The Red Dwarf Introcast: Stoke Me a Clipper

rdpodcastlogosizedA new episode of The Red Dwarf Introcast has been uploaded, this time reviewing the second episode in Series VII, Stoke Me a Clipper. Heath, Angela, Shane and Paul are joined by Alirio Ferreira to discuss an episode that sees the series take it’s first major departure from the norm by writing out Rimmer. 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.

  • Howard Goodall’s Story of Music Audiobook

story of musicHoward Goodall’s excellent recent series ‘The Story of Music’ is to see an audiobook of it’s tie-in book released in July. The book, like the series, attempts to document the history of music in “an attempt to make the basic building blocks of music clear,” by examining the major revolutions in music composition and performance.

The audiobook version is unabridged and comes in at an impressive 12hrs 36min on 10 CDs. It is set to be released on July 1st, but can currently be pre-ordered from AudioGo for £23.50.