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Red Dwarf Night: 10th Anniversary (now on Spleen)

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Red Dwarf Night: 10 Anniversary


I have been a massive fan of Red Dwarf since the early 90’s. On February 14 1998 I sat up and watched Red Dwarf Night, on BBC2. As I watched the broadcast I was also recording the show onto VHS (remember that?). I watched my recording to death, and around 2004 finally cleared out all my defunct Videos.

Ever since I was kicking myself, until a member over at spleen called N2K7 kindly uploaded his VHS rip as a DVD9. Fantastic as it was to see the recording again, I was frustrated that the 10 Anniversary Red Dwarf Night had never received the DVD treatment. Most of the shows recorded for that evening were later released scattered across the BBC DVD releases. The exception is Universe Challenge, and the Patrick Stewart segments (he was the host for the evening).

I then came up with the idea to use the VHS rip as a template, and replace as much as possible with DVD sourced material. The material that is only available through VHS rip uploads has been filtered corrected and up scaled as best as possible considering the sources.

The aim is to create the best possible version of this evening and then present as a home-brew DVD as a bonus to the official releases. I have edited out the non Red Dwarf adverts, and the BBC presenter VO which on the broadcast was over the BBC2 Skutter Idents. Other than these subtractions, the rest of the evening is presented in the highest quality outside of a future official release.

On 14 February 1998, the night before the tenth anniversary of the show’s pilot episode broadcast, BBC Two devoted an evening of programmes to the series, under the banner of Red Dwarf Night. The evening consisted of a mixture of new and existing material, and was introduced and linked by actor and fan Patrick Stewart. In addition, a series of special take-offs on BBC2’s idents, featuring the “2” logo falling in love with a skutter, were used.”

The night began with Can’t Smeg, Won’t Smeg, a spoof of the cookery programme Can’t Cook, Won’t Cook, presented by that show’s host Ainsley Harriott who had himself appeared as a GELF in the series VI episode “Emohawk: Polymorph II”. Taking place outside the continuity of the series, two teams (Kryten and Lister versus Rimmer and Cat, although Cat quickly departs to be replaced by alter ego (Duane Dibbley) were challenged to make the best chicken vindaloo.”

After a compilation bloopers show, featuring out-takes, the next programme was Universe Challenge, a spoof of University Challenge</span>. Hosted by original University Challenge presenter Bamber Gascoigne, the show had a team of knowledgeable Dwarf fans compete against a team consisting of Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Chloe Annette and Danny John Jules.”

"This was followed by The Red Dwarf A–Z, a half-hour documentary that chose a different aspect of the show to focus on for each letter of the alphabet. Talking heads on the episode included Stephen Hawking, Terry Pratchett, original producer Paul Jackson, and Patrick Stewart. Finally, the night ended with a showing of the episode "Gunmen of the Apocalypse."
wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Dwarf

Sources: DVD’S

  • Red Dwarf Series Two; BBC

  • Red Dwarf Series Four; BBC

  • Red Dwarf Series Five; BBC

  • Red Dwarf Series Six; BBC

  • Red Dwarf Just the Smegs; BBC

  • Red Dwarf Night (source BBC2 - 14th Feb 1998; recorded to VHS) DVD9.

Sources: MP4’S

  • Red Dwarf Night 1998 - Can’t Smeg Won’t Smeg - Patrick Stewart (480x360)

  • Red Dwarf Night 1998 – Universe Challenge (480x360)

I have most of the work done apart from CC of some of the clips and sound. The edit itself is complete and locked. Building of customer menus, and authoring still to be done.

Final export will be 720x576 25 Pal DVD9, and mp4.


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Colour correction on VHS sourced materiel is now finished...just the sound to do.

I am waiting until I have built the DVD before release. In the meantime does anybody out there have copies of the Patrick Stewart segments? I am using N2K7 VHS rip for most of them as it still holds a lot of detail. I have had to patch a couple of the segments with MP4 480x360 up-scaled. It fills in the blanks, but the quality is noticeable compared to the DVD, and VHS sources. 

If over the next few weeks someone does have a rip of better quality please let me know and I will be able to upgrade those parts. If not then the final version will have to be as it is.

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

Currently working on: Red Dwarf Night 10th Anniversary.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Red-Dwarf-Night-10th-Anniversary/id/18056#781639

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After a short delay with life getting in the way, I have resumed work!

Sound now done.

Export still to do.

Then editing of segments being used for the DVD.

Then author.

I will kept posted.

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

Currently working on: Red Dwarf Night 10th Anniversary.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Red-Dwarf-Night-10th-Anniversary/id/18056#781639

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The edit it all done, having issues with the sound as some of it is from VHS and mp3 source.

Is there anybody who could help with the sound for me?

In the meantime I am going to start to build the disc.

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

Currently working on: Red Dwarf Night 10th Anniversary.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Red-Dwarf-Night-10th-Anniversary/id/18056#781639

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peter_pan said:

Still really stuck on the sound. Is there anybody who could lend a hand in that department?

OK, I am going to just go ahead with the sound I have and release as an AVI. If I get any feedback from anybody that can help, then this can be fixed for the DVD.

I will upload screen shot comparison end of the week.

Release will be on spleen.

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

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I know I am late but what help do you need with sound? I may be able to help, depending on the issues.

GAV

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GavSalkeld said:

I know I am late but what help do you need with sound? I may be able to help, depending on the issues.

Hi, no your not too late. I was about to go ahead and do the AVI and just put it out.

I only have a small edit left to make.

The sound issues I am having is just trying to get the VHS sound to match volume with the DVD material without sounding funky.

I can’t seem to get a balance between filtering out noise and getting the 2 Sources to match.

Do you have Adobe?

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

Currently working on: Red Dwarf Night 10th Anniversary.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Red-Dwarf-Night-10th-Anniversary/id/18056#781639

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peter_pan said:

GavSalkeld said:

I can’t seem to get a balance between filtering out noise and getting the 2 Sources to match.

Either sounds too loud, or like it’s sinking in water, if that makes any sense?

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

Currently working on: Red Dwarf Night 10th Anniversary.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Red-Dwarf-Night-10th-Anniversary/id/18056#781639

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Yeah I know what you mean. Sadly, there’s not a lot you can do with it but if you wanted to send me the files or discuss via PM I am happy to do what I can, even if its slight. Drop me a line!

GAV

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Is this still in development? 😃

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It’s hanging on me right now, I do apologize for the delay. I am trying to restore the sound elements but have had little time. As far as I know, it is still happening.

GAV

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Finished, master file exported!

I overcome my fear of the audio, did what I could. The audio taken from the original VHS is not the same quality as the Dvd sources, but that’s something we will just have to live with.

I am currently rendering out an mp4 file (approx 7gb),which I will be uploading to the spleen later today.

As soon as the render is done I will start work on the DVD9.
I wanted to leave this until last as I have an idea for a animated menu, let’s see if I can pull it off.

The final version has something added that was not a part of the original broadcast…
… I have created a fresh montage of clips from the broadcast layered over the Red Dwarf theme tune. I Have placed this after the first BBC2 ident , then leading onto Patrick Stewarts introduction.

I thought it would be a nice edition to represent how an official release may of been produced.

I am proud to say I remember the 80’s!

http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Episode-1-TPM-game-sounds-files/id/15201/page/1

Currently working on: Red Dwarf Night 10th Anniversary.
http://originaltrilogy.com/topic/Red-Dwarf-Night-10th-Anniversary/id/18056#781639

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Nice one - looking forward to this 😃

 

Any news on the 30th Anniversary Night? 😉

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