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Prop Store War

A close-up of Rimmer's branding iron. Ruined by The Prop Store's own branding, of couse. See. Clever.Movie shooting dates? More V/VI DVD details released? Try reading some real news; presented, for reasons of non-perversity, in the order they appeared on the site:

Ship Issue Cigarette Packet | Series 1 | £45
Why not buy this, and when someone picks it up to have a look at it, shout "These are mine! See this hand? It is mine. See these things? They are mine." Oh, because you're not a shit? Fair enough.

Post Pod Video Tapes | Better Than Life | £25
I'm probably the only person in the world who thinks these are worth considerably more than £25.

Holly Video Letter | Better Than Life | £25
"The 'letter' is a standard CD, actually a Luther Vandross album and plain case." HA HA HA HA HA!

Kochanski Prisoner Jump Suit | Series VIII | £595
"Is in good condition except for a small hole on the chest." Insert your own lewd fantasy here.

Cat's Angelic Robe | Demons & Angels | £795
I'm sure I've mentioned this before, but I'll say it again anyway. After reading TMITRM, I was intrigued by Robert saying that Danny burnt his foot on the grenade in this episode, so I went and had a look on-screen. Sure enough, when you look at the close-up tracking the grenade by Danny's feet, you can see his face at the top of the screen grimace in pain. On the very next shot, he is serene and smiling...

There's an interesting discussion to be had about how the highs aren't actually "the people we could have become if all the negative aspects of our characters were removed". After all, is it really such a positive thing to stand by and watch your friend get stabbed to death?

Background Notice | Series 1 and 2 | £59

Rimmer Watch Display | Series VII | £295
Yes, it's from VII. Yes, I want this. Yes, I'm impressed by how many wonderful things there are in Dwarf that I never actually noticed at all.

Lister Appeal Evidence Folder | Back In The Red | £95
Yeah, he's appealing. That's a minority view. I still like that joke. Fuck off. More relevantly, this is exactly the kind of prop you could actually use. I love the JMC logo at the bottom.

Model Miniture Landing Bay Section | Series III-V | £1,500

At first, I thought this was the only incompetence on offer. But look at the episode still given; at first, I was pretty excited, as it seemed we were being offered a piece of the III landing bay set! Disappointment quickly set in, however, when I did a bit of investigating. It's just part of the VIII landing bay set; lovely to have, but hardly in the same league as part of the III one. Sigh...

Branding Iron | Terrorform | £145
I've never been partial to physical torture. It's actually always been one of my worst nightmares, actually. The physical torture involved here being the fact that I can't justify buying the fucker, even though I really, really, want it.

All your nightmares will come true here. All of them.

Actual Reality Prop Book | Stoke Me A Clipper | £65
Or, apparently from an episode called 'Stoke me a kipper'. Look, I know we sometimes get things wrong, but a) We're not paid to get them right, and more importantly b) We don't get things wrong that you LOOK UP on the FUCKING NET within TWO SECONDS. They need to get a couple of fans involved, or something...


I think the tapes are worth more too.

Posted by Joey at May 29, 2004 06:22 PM

Isn't it "miniature" or am I missing something...?

Posted by Blake at May 29, 2004 06:25 PM

I corrected that two seconds ago.


Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 06:27 PM


Posted by Blake at May 29, 2004 06:29 PM

To be fair, I did correct it before I saw you pointing it out. But that's no excuse.

Naturally, sir, I will commit suicide immediately, etc.

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 06:31 PM

Hey, we were all a bit whacked out there...

Nah, it doesn't really matter - I was going to comment on your description to the Background Notice of Series I and II, but saw your error and thought that it would be more interesting.

Posted by Blake at May 29, 2004 06:35 PM

But it is a rather amusing description all the same.

Posted by Blake at May 29, 2004 06:37 PM

The sad thing is, I was going to copy out the entire text. Then I realised not even I was quite such an absolute cunt.

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 06:37 PM

Well, I *was* going to call you a "sad git", but it's the sort of thing that I'd do, so decided best to leave it...

Posted by Blake at May 29, 2004 06:41 PM

"I'm probably the only person in the world who thinks these are worth considerably more than £25."

They'd be worth more than £25 if they were real, but... I dunno, weren't the video tapes in BTL triangular shaped? If I hadn't left my series II dvd at my girlfriend's house, I'd watch it to check... perhaps someone else can? But I could have sworn they weren't ordinary videos. Unless they couldn't be arsed making more than a few triangular ones, and so threw in a load of regular ones too. In which case those ones wouldn't be worth half as much as the triangular ones.

See, this is the problem with all the prop store mcguffins. Costumes are one thing... but how the hell are you meant to know if a sodding cigarette packet painted plain silver was *actually* used on the programme?

Posted by Seb at May 29, 2004 07:41 PM

Well. I could knock half of them up for a fiver if any of you want me to?

Posted by Mr Flibble at May 29, 2004 07:57 PM

I'm pretty sure all of them are real. GNP have covered The Prop Store's sales on TOS, and Prop Store make a point of saying they all come direct from GNP. It's all real unless GNP are lying; and that's extremely unlikely.

As for the videotapes: this proves they are genuine.

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 08:12 PM

About the Appeal folder from the Prop Store site:
"The folder was used in a series 8 episode called ‘Back in the red’"

Erm, no. The prop was used in a Series 8 episode called Krytie TV.

Posted by Mr Flibble at May 29, 2004 08:24 PM

That's me told, then. I'm just a little cynical about silver cigarette packets actually being in any way *worthwhile*. I mean, if you had a whole trolley full of them that you could push around your house, that'd be cool, but.... nyeh.

That said, a lot of the props they have are well cool...

Posted by Seb at May 29, 2004 09:07 PM

I wouldn't bother with the cigarette packets either.

It would be amusing if all those Betamax tapes had 'Busty Boobies 4' on them.

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 09:12 PM

As for the Krytie TV/BITR one, I thought the folder was in BITR, even though that's more a trial rather than an appeal. I'm ready to be proved wrong, though.

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 09:13 PM


Posted by Cappsy at May 29, 2004 09:43 PM

Don't panic everyone. I've got it in hand.

This isn't the fabled relaunch, incidentally; that's coming when I've written the new news system, which is quite a while away. I'm just changing a few things now that have been bugging me for ages, to keep things interesting for a while.

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 10:01 PM

I'll venture a guess that we'll see this relaunch around the same time we see John's "article." Interesting redesign, though.

Posted by Austin Ross at May 29, 2004 11:09 PM

Yes. Billious orange on green - perfect!

Posted by John Hoare at May 29, 2004 11:40 PM

Could the Google bit go into the sidebar?

It seems to Dominate at the top there.

Posted by Mr Flibble at May 30, 2004 09:34 AM

I was thinking that myself. Yes, I'll probably change it later.

The reason it's up there in the first place is that I'm just trying to do things to break up the front page a bit more. I'll have to put something else a bit more relevant in its place, I think.

Posted by John Hoare at May 30, 2004 12:53 PM


Posted by John Hoare at May 30, 2004 01:05 PM

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