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'Groovy Funky Channel 27' - The Red Dwarf Appreciation Thread. - New Episode??

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by oh_that_Rimmer, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    that does seem expensive :( they are just the price of normal chart DVDs here - meaning you'll get them from amazon for £12 each (about $20).

    The DVDs are worth getting, because the bonus DVD is packed with extras worth viewing if you are a fan :)
     
  2. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    The Red Dwarf DVD's have certainly had a lot of effort put into them. Very impressive considering some shows put in minimal effort.
     
  3. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Yeah the DVDs are awesome. There is just so much on them! I got series VII a few weeks ago when it came out here in the US and I still haven't seen everything on them. I was very pleased to see the extended versions of a the episodes that had them. Very cool.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I got one of the DVDs in a special set that came with a small Starbug model. My local MVC had a couple on the shelf but not for long!
    And that is a high price for the DVDs in the US.
     
  5. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Rimmer: Gah! I'm surrounded by goits! Holly, you're a goit!
    Holly: I'm a what?
    Rimmer: You heard!

    Rimemr then enters the next scene in a totally ludicrous hairstyle, courtesy of Holly.

    Confidence: Oxygen is for losers! *takes off helmet*


    The Cat: *speaking through a megaphone* Attention, all lady cats! I am feeling very sexy!
     
  6. JediKink

    JediKink Jedi Youngling star 1

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    How many non-British fans are out there?

    I was first introduced to it several years ago on PBS at around 1:00 on Sunday morning. I fell in love with it instantly.

    Anyone else see it like this?
     
  7. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    When is the next DVD out ? I could look on Amazon, but I figured Everton would have the date burned into his brain
     
  8. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Ah yes. Red Dwarf VIII is out on the 27th.

    And on the 30th, in Swindon (of all places) the entire cast are signing copies at the 'Infinitely Better' shop in the Brunel Centre. So I'm going to plead for the time off and then go. :D
     
  9. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    of March ?

    I assume so.

    I'd like to go as it might be the last time the cast are together.....Swindon is a bit of a trek though.......
     
  10. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Sorry, yes. Of March.
     
  11. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I'm an American and I first saw it at a friend's house years ago, before Series VII. His mom is Scottish and his dad is English so they watched all sorts of British TV. I first saw the Series IV video that had Dimension Jump, White Hole, and Meltdown. I was instantly hooked.
     
  12. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    "So what is it?"
     
  13. Darth-Lando

    Darth-Lando Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    "Only joking."
     
  14. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Has anyone ever gone to [link=http://www.reddwarffanclub.com/dimension_jump.asp]Dimension Jump[/link]? I've never made it but I have read some good things in the Fan Club magazine..

    Edit - UKTV G2 are currently showing the episode Meltdown. Haven't seen it in awhile.
     
  15. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    the outtakes from Meltdown are extremely funny - worth watching - especially Chris Barrie's impressions of Kenneth Williams and Lester Piggot. (although they possibly won't make much sense to an american.
     
  16. TIEPilot051999

    TIEPilot051999 Jedi Master star 7

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    Right here. (And it's funny. I was only thinking of making a thread here about RD just this morning.)

    Got all the episodes on tape, and the local PBS station just started airing it again. (Two episodes back to back on Late Monday morning.)

    "I've never seen one before. No one has. But I'm guessing its a White Hole."
     
  17. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    "A white hole?"
     
  18. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    "Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. A black hole sucks time and matter out of the universe. A white hole returns it."
     
  19. malkieD2

    malkieD2 Ex-Manager and RSA star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    just got my DVD yesterday - haven't watched it yet.

    Love the toy ;)

    I also appreciate them presenting two of the episode collections as "feature length" episodes :) cool :)

    Well, sadly, I think that's the end of the line for Red Dwarf - the final hurrah - the last popodom :(
     
  20. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    I saw the Collectors Edition in my local HMV today but didn't get it. If they have it next time I might cave under the pressure.
     
  21. Everton

    Everton Force Ghost star 10

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    Dude. I am the coolest.

    Yesterday my brother and I spent the day attending a Red Dwarf cast signing in Swindon.

    What a smegging day.

    Queued for three hours and for that we got an hour and a half to spend with the entire cast. :D

    If you are so inclined to look, here's some pics (all pics about 160kb):

    They all come out to do a publicity shot before we got started:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd1.jpg

    Chris Barrie:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd2.jpg

    Danny John-Jules and Norman Lovett:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd3.jpg

    Craig Charles:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd4.jpg

    Me with Robert Llewellyn:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd5.jpg

    Me getting strangled by Mac MacDonald (Captain Hollister):

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd6.jpg

    Chloë Annett and Craig Charles:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd7.jpg

    Additionally, we got the cast to sign a glossy photo, behold:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rdg1.jpg

    And they had a pro photographer on call to take photo's with the cast members, get them printed off there and then and then get them signed. We had four done, two of Chris Barrie, one of Craig Charles and one of Danny John-Jules. Here is the Danny John-Jules one (the quote is "This is a job for the Riviera Kid!" :D :

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rdg2.jpg

    All of the cast were really friendly and chatty. Totally okay with photos and having a chat. Also got two Red Dwarf books (one making of and one script) signed by the cast, and Danny John-Jules' Tongue Tied LP & CD signed by the man himself. We even asked Chris Barrie to do the Rimmer salute for the camera (it has a movie mode)... and he obliged. Absolute gold.


    ...


    EDIT: A few more pics:

    My brother with Chloe:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd8.jpg

    Brother getting all gooey eyed with Hollister:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd9.jpg

    Brother with Robert Llewellyn:

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rd10.jpg
     
  22. Sevv

    Sevv Jedi Master star 2

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    Everton?s brother here.

    It was a fabulous experience, ill never forget it. From the moment they were all greeted with thunderous applause from the crowd the day just got better and better.

    As Everton?s already mentioned, I asked Chris Barrie if he would do the Rimmer salute for us, he very kindly obliged. I have taken some screen grabs just to prove he did it :)

    http://www.foxwelldrive.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/rsalute.jpg
     
  23. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Got the RD 8 DVD set as a gift yesterday. It was the Collectors Edition.

    Edit - nice pics, Everton & Sevv. I met a bunch of the cast at a Forbidden Planet signing some time ago.
     
  24. Rebel_Padawan

    Rebel_Padawan Jedi Master star 4

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    I thought there were only 7 Dvds, not 8, no matter!

    Watched some of the episodes from season 2 today, ah classic timeless stuff!
     
  25. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Unlocked this and upped it due to some news. From The Official Robert LLewellyn [link=http://llewtube.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=841]Forums[/link]:

    At the KTCS9 20th Anniversary evening tonight, Robert announced to a small crowd that a brand new, 1 hour Red Dwarf episode had been commissioned by BBC Worldwide, to be filmed in October 2008.

    He wouldn't spoil the storyline, but did mention that the script is being finalised right now.

    I was in the audience, it was a good night, with not too many people, and plenty of chances for questions.

    It was recorded by KTCS9 for a future DVD.


    Good news if true!

    Note - slight language warning for a couple of posts there.
     
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