Thornton Reed (Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace)

Digital artwork based on the character of Thornton Reed from Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace.

About a month ago I found a pretty funny black comedy series called Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, a very funny but short lived series that’s more interesting than today’s offerings on TV. Out of all of the cast my favourite character was Thornton Reed, he knew the crunch.

So inspired by this character, I did a digital artwork in tribute to this mans genius and bad acting (seriously, he’s pretty bad).

Wait a minute, where’s the cable for the telephone?

Until next time,

-Bjorn

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Before New Grim: #3- The day the world stopped turning

Date: 8/10/Y2K-045

Subject: Recovery of video recordings of F.day

To: BRM HQ

Recently our recent scout team operation had found old recordings from damaged but still recoverable CCTV information, out in the ruins of Freeman area. Theses recordings and still Picts recorded the hours leading up towards F.day, as the city was decimated by three atomic warheads by [classified]. I have stored these recordings into the historical archives of F.day files, to ensure City Grims fate will not be forgotten.

I request that I may be given permission by General Brandon to meet Atom, to discuss F.day and the next phase of reclamation of New Grim.

Regards,

Marina J. Hester

City Grim, 30/12/99 at 18:00pm

City Grim, 30/12/Y2K at 12:00am. The day F.day began after New Year celebration.

City Grim, 30/12/Y2K at 12:02am. The day City Grim was bombarded by atomic warheads.

Book review: Red Dwarf; Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

To celebrate the return of Red Dwarf this month, I’ve decided to do my first review on one of the four books from the cult classic Sci-Fi series.

 [This is my first review, so if my quality of grammar and reviewing isn’t that great, I do apologise].

Book~ Red Dwarf; Infinity Welcomes Careful Drivers

Publisher~ Penguin Books

Written by~ Grant Naylor

Genre~ Sci-Fi/ comedy

My views:

I found the book to be really entertaining from start to finish, exploring each of the characters more wider backstorys that sets up their role in the story progression. The book was actually written by Grant Naylor, who along with Doug Naylor and Rob Grant created Red Dwarf, so the book is very much on par as the televised series standards. The book is split into three parts, telling the story of listers journey from Mimas on Saturn, to being the last human alive on Red Dwarf. 

The book demonstrates a great way of fleshing out character thoughts, which really helps to see how their views and actions affect their choices in the story. This is clearly present with Rimmer, who goes through a really deep thought reflection before his ‘uncertain’ inevitable fate.

However, my only down side on what the book could improve on is that the ending of the book is sort of left on a cliffhanger, I won’t spoil it, but I felt that the final part was rushed.

Overal, this book has more than stayed true to its source material, delivering the same characterisation of the Red Dwarf crew. With added exploration not just from outer space, but for the characters that we follow on the journey. I hope you have enjoyed this review!