Now I know what you're thinking. You're thinking "Oh Man, do you guys have to do Bodyswap? That's my least fave of Series III..." and I had the same level of trepidation as you, trust me, but I watched it again and remembered how satisfying it is to see a grown man shove his face into a plate of food. VERY. This podcast episode, Lady D and I literally swapped bodies in keeping with the theme of the show. The only problem is, we couldn't reverse the process...
I've got to admit, this episode is alot better than I remembered with some truly funny set pieces. The self-destruct sequence/food machine stuff is up there with anything in Series III. The bit where Lister's mind-tape is dropped in Cat's conveniently placed tea that he was drinking an inch away from Lister's medical procedure, is MAGIC.
The main problem with this episode is the problems with the audio/dubbing/lip sync. It's bad to the point of distraction, but that's us being very picky. Here is what it would have sounded if they just relied on Chris Barrie & Craig Charles actual impressions of each other...
Here is my favourite ever classic American local public access channel presenter, doing the job for 'Bodyswap' back in the 90s. THIS IS HOW I WANT SMEGHEADS THE TV SHOW TO BE. Daniela, I have a greenscreen, I just need a suit and you need a beard and we are set!
Thanks so much for listening to SMEGHEADS: THE RED DWARF PODCAST, myself and Daniela will see you next week. We are doing 'Timeslides' but we are also doing an extra special episode. We are doing an outside broadcast as we take a recorder into the streets and document our journey to THE FILMING OF RED DWARF XI!!!!!!!!!! Yes we are going to see Red Dwarf being filmed and you will come with us every step of the way. This is going to be a truly memorable podcast for MANY reasons, so spread the word and see you next time Smegheads!
Jed & Daniela (with minds swapped around)