You've been waiting for it, and it's finally here! It's the slightly revealing, tell-some, mildly repetitive interview with none other than @Seb! Here goes... What is your opinion on Tex Rimmer? Depends if you mean the user or the joke that wore thin! The user: no opinion The joke that wore thin: it wore thin Do you think Tex Rimmer will return? If he does, I’ll be ready. Do you know the current whereabouts of Tex Rimmer? If I did, you wouldn’t need to ask me. Is Cloud the best forum member? No, I think the best forum member is What is better? Muhammad Ali in his prime or Anti lock breaks? Well, the Prius Prime comes with anti-lock brakes anyway, so I guess if it’s got Muhammad Ali in it it’s even better. Can Cloud be in charge of the forum? In practice? No. Theoretically? … no. How many Red Dwarfs have you seen recorded live? 10 thus far: Trojan Lemons Dear Dave The Beginning Twentica Give & Take Krysis Cured Timewave Skipper And I was also on-set while mid-week record bits of Entangled were being filmed (I’m just around the corner out of view during the “ape legs changing to human” shot), and during rehearsals for Officer Rimmer. Next time you are on a Red Dwarf set can you steal me something? I haven’t managed to steal anything for myself yet, so I’m afraid you’d be down the queue! How did you luck out into this gig?? The long version: http://www.sebpatrick.co.uk/blog/2016/09/its-cold-outside/ The short version: I was friends with Andrew and he knew I could write/thought I could handle the job, so he put me in touch with GNP when he decided to leave. Happily, they agreed with him, and Doug didn’t hold the fact that I’d previously done a bad impression of him in a fan film against me. I think you do a great job moderating this forum, do you have prior moderating experience? A bit, a long time ago, but not anything like to this extent! Who has given you the most work on the forum? Spam accounts. From series 1 to series XII my favorite character has changed, have you gained more appreciation for a certain character over time? If so, which one? I think the more I rewatch the show, the greater an appreciation I get for Robert and Danny’s performances, in a way I maybe didn’t when I was younger and more just focused on the characters of Lister and Rimmer. Also, Hercule Platini. If you could throw Ant E down into the firey pits of Robot Hell, would you? For how long? Maybe just for a few minutes, so he could enjoy the song. He’s not that bad really. What is your favourite episode of Red Dwarf and why? Thanks for the Memory. It’s a fantastic premise, brilliantly written and acted, with a good mixture of laughs and pathos, wrapped up in a clever time-twisty structure. In other words, everything I want from my entertainment. What's your favourite season of Red Dwarf and why? II just edges it ahead of VI. They’re very different, but for me they have the best gag rates, and also the best overall feel. If you have read them, what did you think of the Red Dwarf novels? "If you have read them", lol. Love them. The first two are unadulterated masterpieces, and the second half of Better than Life in particular is maybe some of my favourite ever Dwarf, ahead of most of the actual show. But I love the two solo ones, too, for the way they each expand massively on the concept but in very different ways. Last Human has terrific character work throughout, and Backwards gets to go pretty unrelentingly grim in a way the show never could. It’s also reading the novels back nowadays that I realise how much Doug and Rob’s writing style has been an influence on my own. Especially the way they invent self-descriptive verbs like “padded”, “beetled” and “sluiced” - really nicely evocative. How many episodes of Red Dwarf have you been to the recording of? Answered above, but in case you missed it: ten (and a bit). What TV shows other than Red Dwarf do you watch? At the moment I’m very into The Good Place, Derry Girls, Riverdale and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel. Doctor Who is of course a perennial. Got into Line of Duty last year so will look forward to that coming back. I’m also rewatching the US Office for a podcast I’m doing, and dipping in and out of a rewatch of Mad Men. I often end up watching kids’ TV because I have a two-year-old daughter, and Hey Duggee and Sarah & Duck are both magnificent examples of it. Who are your favourite bands and singers? Weezer, Blur, Elliott Smith, Los Campesinos!, Rilo Kiley / Jenny Lewis, They Might Be Giants, REM, Angel Olsen, Charly Bliss, Jeff Rosenstock, Jonathan Richman, Talking Heads, Buzzcocks, Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen, Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci, Half Man Half Biscuit, She & Him, Islands, of Montreal, Nada Surf, Nina Simone, Ozma, Pavement, Ben Folds Five, Pulp, Suede… and a fair few others, probably. What are your favourite novels? Aside from the Dwarf ones (no, seriously, they’re up there) - the Adrian Mole series (favourite: Weapons of Mass Destruction), the Hitchhiker’s Guide series (favourite: Restaurant at the End of the Universe), Sherlock Holmes (actually short stories for the most part but hey), Matilda, 1984, American Gods, Neverwhere. Some more recent stuff I’ve read and loved: The Fictional Man by Al Ewing, The Last Days of Jack Sparks by Jason Arnopp, the Rivers of London series by Ben Aaronovitch. Most of my favourite books are comics, though, it has to be said. Despite the fact that I have an English degree. Are you ginger? No (although my daughter is). I’m blond, which has gone darker/a bit more brown as I’ve got older, and now starting to get mild flecks of grey. Why do you look ginger in pics? Bad lighting Do you have a soul? My mate once bought a pair of shoes with artificial intelligence. 'Smart Shoes' they were called. It was a neat idea: no matter how blind drunk you were, they could always get you home. But he got ratted one night in Oslo and woke up the next morning in Burma. You see, the shoes got bored just going from his local to the flat. They wanted to see the world. He had a hell of a job getting rid of them. No matter who he sold them to, they'd show up again the next day. He tried to shut them out, but they just kicked the door down. Last thing he heard, they'd robbed a car and drove it into a canal. They couldn't steer, you see. My mate was really, really blown away about it. He went to see a priest. The priest told him it was alright and all that, and that the shoes were happy and that they'd gone to heaven. You see, it turns out shoes have soles. Part two in a moment!