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Old 05-08-2005, 10:14   #1
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Cool Red Dwarf - Series 7 - 3 Disc Set Out In November Plus Series VIII News

Was just looking at the Red Dwarf website and it says that the 3 disc set is coming out in november. No news on the extras yet but they should be as good as the previous series.

This is my least favourite series, I like series 8 thought it was really funny.

Here's some series VIII news from RD.com -

Series VIII Titbits

We've spent a lot of time in this DVD production diary talking about Series VII, but, lest you think otherwise, Series VIII has not been neglected. Not by a long shot.
First the news that we've been asked about constantly since the show was broadcast – yes, BBC1's Red Dwarf edition of Comedy Connections will be included on the Series VIII release.

The half-hour documentary – which includes interviews with Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Chloë Annett, Norman Lovett, Hattie Hayridge, Paul Jackson, Ed Bye, Rob Grant and Doug Naylor – covers the full gestation of the show, and includes rare archive footage from the careers of all the key players, including a poetic performance from Craig, a sitcom Robert is rather ashamed of, and yet more clips from Red Dwarf USA.
We're incredibly pleased that the full show could be cleared for use on DVD – if only for the great clips of the cast in their early days. Series VIII comes out in February 2006, but in the meantime you can read Mr Flibble's interview with the producer and director here.

Also on Series VIII will be Bill Pearson's self-made featurette Super Models. For those who don't know, Bill's the guy who blew Starbug up at the start of Series VIII – but his history on the show is actually far more involved, having worked with Mel Bibby on the production design, creating many of the more interactive set elements. (From Starbug's cockpit controls to Back to Reality's AR suite, Bill made them move... and Craig made them break.)

Bill was also responsible for the return of the skutters in Series VIII – and he's pulled one from the Grant Naylor storage locker and got it up and running for a cameo in his featurette. The piece also features a number of rare stills from Bill's own collection, with voiceover in his rich Glaswegian brogue. It's a real treat for FX and design buffs.

The upcoming Red Dwarf DVD releases are as follows:

2 UK/Europe VII November 7, 2005

2 UK/Europe VIII February 2006


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Let me be the first to say, 'Wheeeee.'
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Glad they're using 3 discs for the last two season releases. This is the wrong forum btw.
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Cool

Sorry I always do this, put it in the wrong forum. I completely forget about the TV forum as this is one of the only pages I look at.
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Well glad to hear that this is coming out soon enough. Pitty that the show isn't that good in S7 Still I'll be buying it to keep the collection going.
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Ive 1 too 6. Wont be getting 7 as I hate it that much!!!!
To behonest I carnt remember what 8 was like so doint know if I'll get that or not.
I find the new kochanski Totally unfunny and annoying , hence it puts me off the 7 and 8.
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I wonder if they will include the extended versions of some of the episodes that were released on video.

I also wonder if the episodes will be as first broadcast ie without the laughter track - which you really need to spot the "laughs" in this season.
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3-Discs! I love all the effort they put into these Red Dwarf DVDs if only other series did the same.
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The original broadcasts did have a laughter track. It was the extended episodes on video that didn't.
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I dont know why they didnt do it in front of an audience like the other series. Series 8 went back to a live audience.
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I dont know why they didnt do it in front of an audience like the other series. Series 8 went back to a live audience.
It was an experiment to try and make the series more filmlike. They shot all of series 7 on one camera, without the usual studio bound restrictions.
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Amazon are showing it.

What does "the entire and extended series" mean?
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The entire is the original series as broadcast and the extended is episodes such as A Tikka to Ride having additional footage put back in. These will be similar to the extended versions released on VHS earlier. I'm not a big fan of VII but I think for completists sake I will buy it, I am looking forward to VIII which, though not as great as earlier seasons, was still enjoyable.
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I think I only liked about two episodes from this series. It is worth getting though.
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The entire is the original series as broadcast and the extended is episodes such as A Tikka to Ride having additional footage put back in. These will be similar to the extended versions released on VHS earlier. I'm not a big fan of VII but I think for completists sake I will buy it, I am looking forward to VIII which, though not as great as earlier seasons, was still enjoyable.
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Checked out the Red Dwarf site last week and found it has quite abit of info on the extras for the Series 7 DVD release, here is some of what I found...

Series 7 is to be released on November 11th

Series 7 will be a 3 Disc set with audio commentary from Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn and Chloë Annett (Chris Barrie provides commentary on episodes Duct Soup and Beyond a Joke even though by this point he had left the show)

Series 7 will also include both the original and 'Xtended' versions of Tikka to Ride, Ouroboros and Duct Soup which include additional scenes and effects sequences but no laugh track.
Episode 1 'Tikka to Ride' will also include a Remastered version with all new CGI which can be watched in either the original version or Xtended version of the episode using the multi-angle button

Other extras to be included are Chloë Annett's audition tape, Robert Llewellyn's Video Diary, 40mins of Deleted Scenes, Back From The Dead Documentary (around 90mins), music featurettes, storyboard sequences, raw FX footage, The Lost Episode (performed by Chris Barrie) plus loads more.


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Episode 1 'Tikka to Ride' will also include a Remastered version with all new CGI which can be watched in either the original version or Xtended version of the episode using the multi-angle button
I'm trying to think what can be improved visually.
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There isn't much love for this series! ... from what I recall it wasn't too bad but then again I haven't watched it since it first broadcast.

what's the Lost Episode?
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what's the Lost Episode?
The lost episode is a script that was originally going to be made for Season VII but was abandoned because it was deemed to expensive. It was a Cat featured episode (I don't want to spoil it)
Because of Barrie's excellence at doing impersonations of the crew for the Red Dwarf Audio books, he was asked to read the script for this episode, doing the impressions of the crew. They then added SFX to make it like an audio episode. Then storyboards were made to show on screen with a little animation to fit in getting to as close to a real made episode as possible. This is very similar to one of the alternate endings found on the 28 Days Later DVD.

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Well for me it only had a couple of episodes, will be getting it though especially as they have done so much effort for these series!

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