I was going to write a post about one of my new favourite shows and it was going to be called ‘Love the Show – Hate the Player’. That isn’t the name of the show, just the name of the post.
One of those men is Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrap Heap Challenge, Various uber geek web projects) and the other is Ashley Hames (Sin Cities).
The idea is a simple one, in fact as simple as the game that inspired it. Robert goes in one direction looking for something (first episode was a boat, second was a plane) and Ashley goes and looks for something else of the same thing.
They test their things out, see what they can do and gather facts. They then meet at the end to swap notes and gather scores – and as with Top Trumps the winner is the one with the most high scores (the best card).
It’s a simple format for a show but one that works so well that I’m shocked it hasn’t been made before to be honest.
The series started on the 8th September but I didn’t hear about it until after that – actually through a Tweet by Robert Llewellyn himself.
This is where the crap player bit of my title comes in – it has nothing to do with the game and everything to do with the fact the Five insists (as does 4 and ITV) on using that craphole piece of arse – Windows Media Player – as its platform of choice.
But I don’t want to talk about any of that. Not the brilliant new series, not five’s arse end of a donkey’s nutsack of a player – no I want to talk about Red Dwarf.
The actual bit that the title refers to
You see I’ve been so busy with work recently that I missed a story that would normally have had me heading for WordPress within seconds – Red Dwarf is coming back.
Now I’ve already admitted to being a member of the fan club as a teenager – I own all the DVDs twice (box set for saving, vanillas for watching), have brought the books and the Audiobook versions of those books.
Image via Wikipedia I’m now trying to get my five year old son into it – he likes the slapstick but, and quite rightly, most of it goes well over his head.
Anyway back to the point. Red Dwarf is coming back. Let me say that again: RED DWARF IS COMING BACK!!!
After what is approaching a ten year break – Robert Llewellyn has let on (at a convention and on MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte) that there will be some kind of special episode or mini series.
I don’t know anything else about it and I’m guessing you all knew about this long before me (the video at the top of the page was originally posted last week and the MacBreak Weekly was also from last week (I’m seriously behind on my podcast – I’ve got about 40 to listen to if I want to catch up – and I do) and I think the originally story was like two weeks ago.
So I think, with all that in mind – the only thing left to be said is: RED DWARF IS COMING BACK!!!