As we approach the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who, revisit the story of Doctor Who, the occasional series written for the 50th Anniversary, explaining the origins of the programme.

Episode 3 - An Unearthly Series - The Origins of a TV Legend: First published 14 May 2012

Red Dwarf X Clip: Lister's Lost Starbug!Bookmark and Share

Sunday, 30 September 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
With Red Dwarf blasting back on to our TV screens in just four days' time, the final teaser clip heralding the sci-fi comedy's return has been released by digital channel Dave.

In the clip, Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) discovers that Lister (Craig Charles) has lost Starbug in a card game - but there is an upside to it!

The six-part series - the cult show's tenth - begins on Dave on Thursday 4th October at 9pm with the episode Trojan and ends on Thursday 8th November with The Beginning. Each episode will also be available via catch-up on the Dave website for seven days following its transmission but only to people in the UK.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

Red Dwarf X Clip: Annoying, Whiny SoundBookmark and Share

Sunday, 23 September 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
The latest in a series of teaser clips from the forthcoming tenth series of Red Dwarf has been released by TV channel Dave.

In the excerpt, which can be seen below, Rimmer (Chris Barrie) finds himself afflicted by an auditory problem but gets little sympathy from Lister (Craig Charles).

Next weekend will see the final teaser clip released by Dave before the new, six-part series of the cult sci-fi comedy starts on the digital channel on Thursday 4th October at 9pm.

In addition, as part of the publicity drive, posters - as seen beneath the clip - promoting the return of the show have started appearing on hoardings across the UK.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

Red Dwarf X Pics And Another New ClipBookmark and Share

Sunday, 16 September 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
More promotional pictures for the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf have been released by the official website as has another teaser clip by TV channel Dave.

The clip, called Going postal, sees Rimmer (Chris Barrie) and Lister (Craig Charles) dealing competitively with a sizeable amount of mail.

Another teaser clip will be released next weekend by Dave. The new series of Red Dwarf, comprising six episodes, begins on the digital channel on Thursday 4th October at 9pm with the episode Trojan, which journalists were given a preview of by UKTV - the network to which Dave belongs - at a programme showcase last Tuesday at the Saatchi Gallery in London.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

New Red Dwarf X Clip ReleasedBookmark and Share

Sunday, 9 September 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
Another teaser clip from the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf has been released online by digital channel Dave.

The clip, entitled Two Forks, shows Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) revealing to Rimmer (Chris Barrie) the ship's "weapons of mass disappointment" and was released as part of this weekend's countdown celebration of the cult sci-fi comedy to mark the impending start of the tenth series on Thursday 4th October.

The channel has begun repeating Red Dwarf from Series 8 down to Series 1 on Saturdays and Sundays, and another trailer for the tenth series is to be released next weekend.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave

Inspector Spacetime web series trailerBookmark and Share

Friday, 31 August 2012 - Reported by Harry Ward
A new six part web series inspired by Community's Inspector Spacetime is to launch on 10th September. The series, titled "Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time" was created by Travis Richey, the actor who portrays the Inspector in Community. The project was funded by fans of Community via Kickstarter. $25,026 of the $20,000 goal was pledged. Inspector Spacetime originated as a parody of Doctor Who in "Biology 101", the first episode of season three of Community.

My name is Travis Richey. I was a fan of both Doctor Who and Community before ever getting the opportunity to audition for the role of Inspector Spacetime.

I am also an experienced indie web series producer, having made Robot, Ninja & Gay Guy, Smiley Town, 2 Hot Guys in the Shower, and an award-winning series of Mac vs. PC spoofs.

After my first scene of Inspector Spacetime was shot for Community, I instantly saw the potential for the character, and set about creating this web series with my writing partner. And it turned out pretty damn awesome. I thought it would be a great idea to take it with me if I ever got to do another episode, give it to the folks at Community and say, "You guys should make a web series of this, and by the way, here's a script!"

Turns out that Hollywood doesn't work quite that way... It had to be pitched through official channels. So my agent pitched it. Even then, I didn't hear anything.

And now, with Community's future uncertain, but fans of Inspector Spacetime as enthusiastic about the character as ever, I realized I'd just have to do it myself.

Strike that. We'd have to do it. Ourselves. The fans. Because that's what we do. It is, in fact, what made Inspector Spacetime anything at all. Fans turned a 15-second clip into a show with 50 years of history!!

So I'm going to make the [UNTITLED] series, and I need some help to do it. I've made several hundred minutes of original comedy content over the last few years, on no budget. Unfortunately, though the writing and acting are excellent, you can see the lack of budget in the production quality. I think [UNTITLED] deserves to look and sound like it belongs on TV (because, frankly, it does).

For that, I'm turning to Kickstarter to raise a minimal budget for equipment and production costs only. No one will make one dime off the finished product. We won't be selling DVD's or merchandise. There won't even be ads on the Youtube videos. We're making this show because I know fans want to see it. I know, because I'm one of them.

NBC, Sony, and the Community production team have nothing to do with this web series. It is entirely fan produced. With your help. And though we cannot call it "Inspector Spacetime", it is very clearly set in the universe that fans built for that character. The Inspector will fight the evils of the universe!

Thank you.

FILTER: - Online - USA

Red Dwarf X Clip And Episode TitlesBookmark and Share

Sunday, 26 August 2012 - Reported by John Bowman
A clip from the forthcoming new series of Red Dwarf has been officially released online.

The 38-second extract shows The Cat (Danny John-Jules) and Kryten (Robert Llewellyn) finding themselves in perfect synchronisation, following tests performed on crystals by the mechanoid.

Last Wednesday, Llewellyn revealed the titles of the six episodes comprising the new series:
  • 1 - Trojan
  • 2 - Fathers and Suns
  • 3 - Lemons
  • 4 - Entangled
  • 5 - Dear Dave
  • 6 - The Beginning
The series, which was recorded at Shepperton Studios last December and January, is due to start on Dave this autumn.

FILTER: - Red Dwarf - Online - Comedy - Dave