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Stupid question...

OtakuJo

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Report this Aug. 08 2009, 10:51 pm

:laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

As for the American Red Dwarf question, I'm going to say "fortunately".
The original was good enough. It didn't need a bad American copy.

There is another more tenuous connection between Star Trek and the Cat, because Danny John Jules voiced one of the Fire Demons in Labyrinth, where Gates McFadden (credited as Cheryl McFadden) was a choreographer.

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 1:00 am

What is Red Dwarf anyway?

OtakuJo

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 3:12 am

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 10 2009, 1:00 am)
What is Red Dwarf anyway?

:whatthe:

Please forgive me I am a little surprised.

*um.... it's a show on telly.*

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 6:45 am

oh....lol.....never heard of it, but to be honest I watch little tv, mostly sports and netflix.

TheDriver

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 9:04 am

You might actually be able to rent it on Netflix.

I remember catching a random episode from Season 8 (most of Red Dwarf's seasons are only 6 episodes) on a PBS station and laughing so hard I knew I'd have to see more.

So I ... found a way ... to download the series in its entirety.

And just this past year, 3 new episodes were released that form a movie of sorts called Back to Earth. It's a pretty funny homage to the film Blade Runner.

Anyway, if you haven't caught on till now, Red Dwarf is a British sci-fi sitcom, consisting of 8 seasons, 3 specials, and 2 US pilots that never got turned into series.

The plot goes something like this: Last human gets thrust 3 million years into the future and his only companions on the former mining ship Red Dwarf are the hologram of his annoying (deceased) bunkmate, a humanoid that's evolved from a common house cat, and an android that's programmed to do laundry. Now place them in all sorts of TOS and TNG scenarios and let the comedy unfold.

Hilarious stuff. Highly recommended.

stovokor2000

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Report this Aug. 10 2009, 1:19 pm

Quote (RedShirtGuyNumber1001 @ Aug. 10 2009, 6:45 am)
oh....lol.....never heard of it,

Neither have I, but I guessed it was a TV show.

OtakuJo

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Report this Aug. 11 2009, 12:57 am

Actually just thinking about it, Terry Farrell would have been terrible as Cat. Not because she's not a good actress or anything -- but because I just get the feeling that she would have been so sorely miscast if she had ended up in that role!

TheDriver

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Report this Aug. 11 2009, 7:22 am

Unlike the UK version, Farrell acted ... well, mean. And instead of focusing on the "cool" factor, the writers of the 2nd US pilot focused on the fact she had nine lives and was completely fearless. Sorta like a Klingon.

Yeah, it didn't work for me.

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Aug. 13 2009, 2:49 pm

Farrell can be my cat....lol...of course then I'll wake up, I wonder if she is married to anyone famous?

TheDriver

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Report this Aug. 13 2009, 7:41 pm

Last I heard, she was married to the Sprint guy.  Ya know, the guy from those commercials a while back wearing the black trenchcoat?

RedShirtGuyNumber1001

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Report this Aug. 13 2009, 11:46 pm

the "can you hear me now?" guy???

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