It has become clear that audience tickets for Series XI and XII will be released tomorrow (Friday 11th September). We’ve already been told to brace ourselves for an imminent announcement on TOS, but in the last couple of hours, Doug Naylor has decided to go into a little more detail:
No one wanting Red Dwarf tickets needs to take time off work tomorrow. There’ll be a two week window to apply. #reddwarf
— Doug Naylor (@DougRDNaylor) September 10, 2015
Excellent. This was actually a follow-up to an even more specific tweet, which you may have missed as it was a reply to a question about the necessity to take the day off:
So the first-come-first-served policy which destroyed Lost In TV’s server four years ago has seemingly been scrapped. Rather than having to wear out our F5 keys tomorrow lunchtime and hope for the best, we’ll be able to select our dates at a leisurely place, and presumably have an equal chance of getting lucky whether you submit your details on the first day or the fourteenth.
This seems much fairer – for Series X, those people who saw the link at the right time, by sheer luck, were able to take advantage. If, like me, you were one of those people, your chances of getting a ticket might actually decrease, as there’ll most likely be thousands of people in each draw. Then again, there are twelve dates rather than six, so double the amount of tickets are up for grabs, and they should be distributed much more evenly. It’s definitely the right way to go about it.