@RedDwarfHQ (Updated: 22/05/15)

Two weeks ago, Doug Naylor stood on stage at Dimension Jump and announced two new series of Red Dwarf.

This caused a certain amount of excitement.

Two weeks on, the official Red Dwarf Twitter account – verified and everything – has yet to update with the news. In fact its last update was back in November 2012, shortly after Red Dwarf X finished.

This does not warrant a huge article. I merely want to point out something which is rapidly becoming one of the stupidest things I have ever seen on social media. I mean, maybe not quite as bad as this yet, but they’re getting there.

Go ahead, @RedDwarfHQ. Continue making the franchise look absolutely fucking ridiculous. You fucking dick.

UPDATE (22/05/15): Congratulations. Scrambling in a red alert situation, a new record time – 20 days, three hours, 54 minutes.

Still, lovely to see the account back up and running. And reading between the lines, it’s not difficult to figure out that whoever was in charge of social media during Red Dwarf X clearly didn’t do their due diligence in terms of what to do with the account. Hell, there wasn’t even a goodbye message

Onwards and upwards. When can I start bitching about how shit Red Dwarf XI is? 20 days after the announcement is long enough, isn’t it?

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13 Responses to @RedDwarfHQ (Updated: 22/05/15)

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  1. It took them nine days to announce the news on the show’s Facebook too. You’d think if you could announce the news to a potential 668,000 people, then you probably wouldn’t wait over a week to do it.

  2. Who runs it?

    No-one. That’s the point. ;)

    Is there not a way to hook it up to TOS and just have it auto-update with the Friday news?

  3. I’d mention the state of the YouTube account(s), too. The official ‘Red Dwarf HQ’ account was set up in January 2012, posting 4 vids between February and November. The new ‘reddwarf.co.uk’ account was set up at the beginning of the month, seemingly just to post the XI/XII announcement vid. Dunno if any other stuff will appear on either of them.

  4. I think the decision was made that nothing can top a competition with ‘Rimmerick’ in the name.

  5. G&T Admin

    Hosted by Taiwan Tony.

  6. (comment edited, that was a bit needlessly grumpy)

  7. Sorry, that looked wrong, I was playing with my words and came up with that turn of phrase. I just meant that as the account’s just been set up, the announcement’s the only thing so far. And the if should have been more of a what/when thing. I wouldn’t bother subscribing if I was expecting nothing else.
    So, you know. Talking bollocks as per.

  8. How dare he spend time tweeting when he’s got The Winds of…er I mean 12 scripts to finish!! :p

  9. Today’s lesson – bitching and moaning gets things done.

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