Space travel takes just so darn long sometimes….
It will have taken 274 days since the tenth series premiered on Dave in the UK on 4 October 2012, but the inhabitants of Red Dwarf, the mining spaceship owned by the Jupiter Mining Corporation, will finally make their way to the the States for the premiere of Red Dwarf X on KERA Channel 13, the PBS affiliate in North Texas beginning Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 10:00pm. A huge debt of gratitude goes to Doug Naylor, co-creator of Red Dwarf (with Rob Grant) for making this happen. We have been working with Doug for what seems like 275 days to bring RDX to the States and it will finally happen on July 6, 2013. If you are outside the North Texas KERA viewing area, you can look for RDX on a public television station near you beginning in 2014.
***FREE preview screening of episode one of Red Dwarf X. Yes, I said FREE***
I know 274 days is a long time so if you’re like me and can only wait 269 days, then have we got a deal for you. KERA has teamed up with the Studio Movie Grill (Spring Valley and Central Expressway) for a special FREE Tellyspotting preview screening of the first episode of RDX on Monday, July 1 at 7:00pm. The only catch is that you need to RSVP to [email protected] so we can get a count of all smegheads that will attend. Unfortunately, Rimmer, Lister, Kryten (full name Kryten 2X4B-523P) and Cat won’t be in attendance but they have provided us with some great giveaways and will all definitely be there in spirit.
Given that KERA was also the first station in the U.S. to broadcast Monty Python’s Flying Circus back in 1974 that kind of started this whole British comedy in the U.S. thing, makes being the first television station in the U.S. to air Red Dwarf X really special and really, really cool. I hope you agree. And, I hope to see you at Studio Movie Grill, 13933 N. Central Expressway, on Monday, July 1 at 7:00pm to help celebrate 25 years of Red Dwarf brilliance. Don’t forget to RSVP at [email protected]. All the cool kids are coming.