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Series VIII Chapters

24 February, 2006

Okay, look, this is the final time we all have to suffer through this. Right? Right. So sit still and take your medicine - these are the chapter points for the Series VIII DVD episodes, including the feature-length editions of Back in the Red and Pete. More news down the bottom.

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Back in the Red - Part One
  1. Titles
  2. A Whole Tube
  3. Three Days Earlier
  4. Resurrected
  5. The Git Returns
  6. Feline Examination
  7. Help Me Escape
  8. Psyche Evaluation
  9. Credits
Back in the Red - Part Two
  1. Titles/Recap
  2. Super Salute
  3. Reclassified
  4. G.R.O.P.E.
  5. Toilet Stop
  6. Elevated Attraction
  7. The Captain's Table
  8. Reservoir Dorks
  9. Credits - To Be Continued

Back in the Red - Part Three
  1. Titles
  2. Engaged/Recap
  3. SMOOth
  4. Dancing Midgets
  5. Edited Escape
  6. Reality and Rimmer
  7. Reality Sucks
  8. Welcome to the Tank
  9. Credits - To Be Continued
Cassandra
  1. Titles
  2. Canaries
  3. The Mission
  4. Cassandra
  5. A Way Out
  6. Impervious
  7. Blind Drunk?
  8. Dance of Love
  9. Credits

Krytie TV
  1. Titles
  2. Prison Life
  3. Foamy Thoughts
  4. Shower Night Live
  5. Think of the Show
  6. Flours
  7. The Love Assassin
  8. The Verdict
  9. Credits
Pete - Part One
  1. Titles
  2. Captain's Office (I)
  3. Basketball
  4. Captain's Office (II)
  5. Wrong Number
  6. The Manny Celeste
  7. Captain's Office (III)
  8. Frozen Crew
  9. Credits - To Be Continued

Pete - Part Two
  1. Recap/Titles
  2. T-Rex Attack
  3. Cow Vindaloo
  4. Captain's Office (IV)
  5. Back in the Cells
  6. Archie Attacks
  7. Captain's Office (V)
  8. Captain's Office (VI)
  9. Credits - To Be Continued
Only The Good...
  1. Titles/SS Hermes
  2. Yellow Fever
  3. Rock, Rock, Rock
  4. Cell Inspection
  5. Hospitalised
  6. The Microbe
  7. Mirror Universe
  8. Decaying Dwarf
  9. Credits - The End...?

Back in the Red - Xtended
  1. Titles
  2. A Whole Tube
  3. Three Days Earlier
  4. Resurrected
  5. The Git Returns
  6. Feline Examination
  7. Help Me Escape
  8. Psyche Evaluation
  9. Engaged
  10. Super Salute
  11. Reclassified
  12. The Hearing
 
  1. G.R.O.P.E.
  2. Toilet Stop
  3. Elevated Attraction
  4. The Captain's Table
  5. Reservoir Dorks
  6. SMOOth
  7. Dancing Midgets
  8. Edited Escape
  9. Reality and Rimmer
  10. Reality Sucks
  11. Welcome to the Tank
  12. Credits

Pete - Feature-Length
  1. Titles
  2. Captain's Office (I)
  3. Basketball
  4. Captain's Office (II)
  5. Wrong Number
  6. The Manny Celeste
  7. Captain's Office (III)
  8. Frozen Crew
 
  1. T-Rex Attack
  2. Cow Vindaloo
  3. Captain's Office (IV)
  4. Back in the Cells
  5. Archie Attacks
  6. Captain's Office (V)
  7. Captain's Office (VI)
  8. Credits

The joy of chapter points, when done properly, is their ability to get you to where you want to go. You have to pick locations based on several criteria. There's importance of the scene, both to the plot and, more importantly, within the context of Dwarf history. 'Is this a famous scene?'

Then you have to consider duration and distance from previous and future chapter points. It's no good having two points all of 45 seconds apart. Finally, there's specific placement based on the audio of the scene - the authoring house favour a clear second of zero-dialogue at the start of each chapter in order that nobody miss anything due to the restrictions of the format.

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Then, once in a while, you can also have a little fun. If you check out the Pete points you'll notice that we've located a chapter stop at the beginning of every captain's office scene. With a gag based on repetition - the walk down the corridor, the camera tracking left, Rimmer's salute, Lister's wave - it's rather cool to compare all six versions in quick succession.

Those chapters are named Captain's Office after the episode's working title. It's a jokey bit of self-referencing which we've always tried to include. Other favourite chapter names this time include 'Reservoir Dorks', 'Flours' and the excellent 'SMOOth' - which, as we all know, is "Smooth with a capital smoo".

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It's worth reiterating that Back in the Red's chapters differ slightly between the regular episode versions and the feature-length edition. This, of course, is because the show has been Xtended to include ten minutes of additional scenes - the entire story, fused into one massive episode, runs for 1 hour 22 minutes.

We've dropped the lengthy recaps, extra titles and credits and included a few lost dialogue scenes - the best of which features Kryten, Cat, Kochanski and Lister before (and during) their hearing with the captain. (Kochanski, on learning that they don't serve wine in prison: "No wine at all? Isn't that against the Geneva convention?")

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The Series VIII release is so achingly close now - March 27th, people. Pre-order now! And come back soon for a breakdown of those all-important deleted scenes.

More DVD Details will follow soon...

The upcoming Red Dwarf DVD releases are as follows:

Region Location Series Date
2 UK/Europe VII OUT NOW!
1 America VII OUT NOW!
4 Australasia VII OUT NOW!
2 UK/Europe VIII March 27, 2006
1 America VIII May 2, 2006
4 Australasia VIII April 6, 2006

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