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Full Power

Thanks to our very own performingmonkey for pointing us towards this Chortle article on Full Power - a new SF sitcom which I mentioned (with a different title) a while back.

Lots of new details have emerged; read the article for full details as frankly I can't be bothered rewriting it. In all honesty, this doesn't sound very good at all - but hey, let's wait until we see it before judging it. Even though I, erm, just have. But really, if you're going to describe something as being "about 'the British in space'", you deserve to have people look skeptical...

Still, nice to see that, as with the first series of Dwarf, the SF aspects are played down. They'll be fighting big green monsters before they know it.

Incidentally, I seem to remember that "an hilarious version of Das Boot" was suggested by Rob and Doug to Paul Jackson as one of their sitcom ideas - as mentioned in The Official Red Dwarf Companion...

Comments

DAMN YOU BBC, I HOPE YOUR PLAN FAILS TERRIBLY YOU GREEDY BASTARDS, EVER HEARD OF TO MUCH OF A GOOD THING!!! I THINK AFTER YOU SHOULD GO TO DOUG NAYLOR AND BEG HIS FORGIVENESS

By strifey on 19-04-05 @ 19:30

Well, we know what to get you for Christmas: a double lobotomy and 10 rolls of rubber wallpaper.

By John Hoare on 19-04-05 @ 19:35

It does bring up one point. Why not just commision another series of RD. The money could have gone to producing the movie.

By Spid on 19-04-05 @ 21:59

The BBC would *love* another series of Dwarf. VIII peaked at 8 million.

But Doug refuses to do one as he's concentrating on the Movie. And the BBC just aren't interested in funding that.

By John Hoare on 19-04-05 @ 22:16

I'm praying that this will be a failure because if it becomes a success (and that's a pretty huge if) it could kill any chance of Dwarf returning to TV. Not that any Dwarf TV is on the immediate horizon (nor the short-term, mid-term or long-fucking-term horizons!!) but it's nice to know that the petite rouge un has the 'sci-fi comedy' slot waiting for it at the BBC. If this new show fills it the frigging Beeb might tell Doug where to stick his long red CG pencil. That will be a sad day indeed.

Still, we'll have the movie to enjoy...........

By performingmonkey on 19-04-05 @ 22:24

"The BBC would *love* another series of Dwarf. VIII peaked at 8 million.

But Doug refuses to do one as he's concentrating on the Movie. And the BBC just aren't interested in funding that."

Pity, that. Could just work the other way round. I mean he has to have the script for the movie ready by now, doesn't he?

By Spid on 19-04-05 @ 22:40

Yeah, but all his time is spent trying to establish funding for the Movie. Jetsetting off to Australia to convice investors, etc...

Doing Red Dwarf IX would take a hell of a lot of time. He's not just the writer; he's the Executive Producer as well - and an Exec Producer who isn't just a figurehead, but basically controls the entire show. It would take about 18 months from sitting down with a blank piece of paper to coming up with the final product.

And in that time, his eye is taken completely off the ball with the Movie - and it might never end up being funded...

By John Hoare on 19-04-05 @ 22:45

Get your cite tags right, John, there's a bag of chips in it for ya.

By Ian Symes on 19-04-05 @ 23:29

Creamy cuntrags!

By John Hoare on 19-04-05 @ 23:34

I hesitate to use the word "ripoff", but a dysfunctional and undeniably English crew stuck with one-another as they explore space? If it's not a ripoff, it's certainly very cheekily trying to nip into Dwarf's niche during the show's absence. I disapprove. Highly.

I'll probably be funnier than Star Hyke, though.

By Seb on 19-04-05 @ 23:37

I think if you're going to have a British SF sitcom, there are bound to be similarities. There are similarities with Dwarf and HHGTTG superficially, but when you get into it there's not much similar at all. I'd wait and see.

Still, it doesn't sound that good, to be honest. I quite like Cecil and Riley though, so we'll see. (Fun fact: Kevin Cecil played Simon Quinlank's nerd friend in one ep of TMWRNJ.)

By John Hoare on 19-04-05 @ 23:45

Sounds very Red Dwarf.

By Mr Flibble on 20-04-05 @ 00:24

"I'll probably be funnier than Star Hyke, though."

The BBC should commission you for a 6 part series.

By Cappsy on 20-04-05 @ 00:25

I maintain 'Star Hyke' *could* be quite funny. I reserve judgement until I've seen it.

By John Hoare on 20-04-05 @ 00:28

Doug may have already written much of series IX, or at least a resolution to the VIII 'cliffhanger'. Surely he's had some time on his hands, and what better way to spend it than by coming up with ideas for either a 9th & 10th series or a TV special! Or maybe a new Dwarf novel.

If the movie doesn't get made in the end I will feel more sorry for Doug than anyone else. It seems like he's spent a lifetime getting this fucker off the ground ('off OF the ground' if you're American). If he's spent years on this and it's fruitless it will be the biggest shame.

By performingmonkey on 20-04-05 @ 03:02

>I quite like Cecil and Riley though, so we'll see.

Well, the one thing this could be said to have in its credit over Star Hyke is that someone involved has something better on their CV than "I was the pretty girlie all the fanboys liked to drool over on Babylon 5"...

By Seb Patrick on 21-04-05 @ 01:20

I think you should all wait and see. Red dwarf wasn't funny. Full Power will be potentially(if you look at the writing team). Personally i loved mork and bindy the best. Come back mork from bombay

By Jonny Spitfire on 28-04-05 @ 17:58

"I think you should all wait and see. Red dwarf wasn't funny"

How to win friends and influence people...

By Pete Martin on 28-04-05 @ 18:49

Ah, I see a member of the cast/production team has found this site through Google.

By Ian Symes on 28-04-05 @ 20:55

And here's how they did it.

By Ian Symes on 28-04-05 @ 20:57

Ahem.

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22full+power%22+sci-fi+comedy&hl=en&lr=&safe=off

By Ian Symes on 28-04-05 @ 20:57

A little bit pathetic.

By Pete Martin on 28-04-05 @ 22:48

I didn't mean Red Dwarf wasn't funny, i mean't it isn't funny. Your friend JS.

By Jonny Spitfire on 29-04-05 @ 11:15

That link was good though.

By Jonny Spitfire on 29-04-05 @ 11:17

> I didn't mean Red Dwarf wasn't funny, i mean't it isn't funny.

Oh, I see now.

By Ian Symes on 29-04-05 @ 11:42

How does differenciating between past and present tense make your statement any better?

By Spid on 29-04-05 @ 20:54

Has everybody got the new BTL? It was 'on it's [sic] way' as of 15th April according to TOS, and I haven't got mine.

By Paul on 30-04-05 @ 01:17

I've not got mine yet, either. Quite a few peple over at BTLi have, though.

By Cappsy on 30-04-05 @ 14:09

Cunts.

By Paul on 30-04-05 @ 15:26

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