There is to be a screening of both Twentica and Samsara, taking place on 22nd September (ie. the day the series launches on the telly) at London’s fashionable Prince Charles Cinema, which was also the venue for the Series X premiere nearly four years ago. The organisers have very kindly got in touch with us to provide more details, along with five pairs of tickets to give away exclusively to registered G&T users. Hurrah! Here’s the blurb:
Red Dwarf returns to our screen for the 11th series on Thursday 22nd September and to celebrate, Dave are hosting an exclusive screening of the first two episodes, for the ultimate Red Dwarf fans.
On Thursday 22nd September from 7pm, the Red Dwarf spaceship will arrive in central London offering a unique fan experience, with themed refreshments, memorabilia from the show and exclusive merchandise.
Help us to celebrate the return of Lister, Rimmer, Cat and Kryten by coming in costume and bringing the characters to life at this one-off screening.
Unfortunately the venue does not have disabled access. They have been refused permission to put a stair lift in the building due to narrow staircases, so both the screen and the bar area are inaccessible without using the staircase. The venue are continuing to search for a solution to this issue.
As TOS reports, free tickets are available right now, on a first-come-first-served basis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We imagine they’ll be gone pretty sharpish, so we’re holding back our five pairs until the weekend. Details of how to get your grubby little hands on them will be revealed in this weekend’s DwarfCast; we’ll give you a heads-up on Twitter when we’re about to publish, so that you can be ready. Lurkers be warned that you’ll have to be a registered user in order to be eligible, but that’s OK because registrations are currently wide open.
But anyway, that’s not the only exciting news from today. TOS also has a write-up on Doug’s special award for
turning up to a screening that was falsely advertised as a world premiere lifetime achievement. Even more exciting than that is this picture, tweeted by all the official accounts this morning:
Doesn’t that just look splendid? The crew in their Twentica get up, with the Cat and Lister looking effortlessly cool, Rimmer sporting a fetching bow tie, and Kryten looking just like Kryten is supposed to look. Speaking of which, Chris McAleer has pointed out that @RedDwarfHQ has a new cover image, which is similar-but-not-quite-the-same as the original press pic:
Now, isn’t that just infinitely better? Not only is the background a lot less cluttered, and not only is the ship a lot more prominent, but Kryten actually looks like Kryten, as opposed to an angular Michael McIntyre. As you can see, it’s this variant that’s also being used for the screening invite above, as well as on the front page of TOS, so hopefully this will be the version from now on, when it comes to adverts and DVD covers and whatnot.
And finally, in what has become an unofficial newsround, Dave will be following up last weekend’s Series 2 marathon with, naturally, a Series IV marathon, from 1pm-5pm on Saturday 3rd September. It was so much fun last week that we’ll tune in and tweet along again, and you never know, we might even get a new trailer variant out of it. Do join us.