18 July 2010

Day 03 — Your favourite television program

I really had to think about this one. There are so many shows that I love. I think I love TV more than film. But what to choose? Star Trek? Stargate? Big Bang Theory? Criminal Minds? Doctor Who? I love them all my I think I will never ever love anything and laugh harder in anything then I do when I watch....

It's a British sci-fi sitcom, that ran 8 seasons between 1988 and 1999. It's set in the future and revolves around Dave Lister (the last human in the universe) played by Craig Charles, Arnold Rimmer (a hologram of his dead bunk mate) played by Chris Barrie, Kryten (an android) played by Robert Llewellyn Cat (a humanoid feline, that evolved from a cat) played by Danny John-Jules.
 (l-r) Kryten, Cat, Dave Lister & Arnold Rimmer

The general plot is this... Dave Lister brings a cat onto the mining ship (spaceship) Red Dwarf and gets thrown in stasis for 18 months as punishment. But something happens and everyone on the ship dies of radiation poisoning. 3 Million years later, after the radiation on the ship has disappeared, Dave Lister gets let out of stasis. And everyone is dead...

All I can say, is it's hilarious! My favourite episode is called Quarantine. Rimmer (the hologram) gets a holovirus and goes crazy. Lets just say, it involves a Red Gingham Dress and a Penguin hand puppet called Mr Flibble (which thanks to my trip to Melbourne, I know own)....
 just watch...

I know it looks lame (it's suppose too) but it's so funny. It's one of those shows that has you quoting lines from it months after watching it. And it's a show that I can watch over and over again (which for me is quite rare) so if you haven't seen it, go to your local Blockbuster (did you see the plug??!!!) and find it, or download it, I don't care as long as you watch at least one episode.

In 2008, they released a 3 episode series, entitled Red Dwarf: Back To Earth, which was strange. It honestly confused me. It was out of line with the end of series 8, and it involved the characters on earth trying to find their creators. It was one of those lame "we probably should try and finish the series so fans don't get pissed at us" sort of things. It was just weird, because everyone was 10 years old and the episode quality was very "swoosh" it just didn't fit in.
 still from Red Dwarf: Back To Earth

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