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Old August 12 2013, 01:34 AM   #1
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any good scifi comedy?

hi
do you know about any good scifi comedy?
well, there's Spaceballs, Land of the lost, Galaxy quest, paul, ted(maybe)... any others?
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Old August 12 2013, 01:39 AM   #2
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

The British show "Red Dwarf"?
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Old August 12 2013, 01:42 AM   #3
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hi
do you know about any good scifi comedy?
well, there's Spaceballs, Land of the lost, Galaxy quest, paul, ted(maybe)... any others?
Men in Black Movies are pretty Funny

TV Series-wise Red Dwarf Series isn't bad.

Old school we have Quark. Buck Rogers often devolved into being comical.

Eureka has some pretty dramatic stuff, but, it's got alot of Quirky Humor (As does Warehouse 13, though it's more dramatic). Stargate SG-1 has alot of great one liners.
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Old August 12 2013, 03:11 AM   #4
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

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The British show "Red Dwarf"?
But have you ever seen the American show "Red Dwarf"?
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Old August 12 2013, 03:21 AM   #5
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

"Dark Star." "Sleeper" (with Woody Allen). Possibly "Barbarella," depending on your point of view.

There's also "Galaxina," but that's best avoided.
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Old August 12 2013, 03:44 AM   #6
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

Galaxy Quest.
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Also (Since "good" is often in the eye of the beholder): Wikipedia list of Comedy_science_fiction_films
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Old August 12 2013, 03:59 AM   #7
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The British show "Red Dwarf"?
But have you ever seen the American show "Red Dwarf"?
Well I did see the pilot and I don't think it got past that. It was dreadful.
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Old August 12 2013, 04:28 AM   #8
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There were two pilots.

One had a bloke as the cat, and the other had DS9's Terry Farrel.

There was also a 20 minute documentary where the British cast tells sad stories about how management was plotting to destroy them.
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Old August 12 2013, 04:29 AM   #9
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There were two pilots.

One had a bloke as the cat, and the other had DS9's Terry Farrel.

There was also a 20 minute documentary where the British cast tells sad stories about how management was plotting to destroy them.
I saw the one with the bloke as the cat.
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Old August 12 2013, 04:42 AM   #10
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The script for the other one is jiggered so that a potential love story is burgeoning between Lister and the Cat.

I have dim memories of a recurring Starship Captain played by Kenny Everett on his sketch show.

Has anyone ever seen Bottlestore Metallica?
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Old August 12 2013, 06:17 AM   #11
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Unfortunately, Terry Farrell played the Cat as a literal cat-creature.

I would have preferred it if she'd played the role exactly like Danny John-Jules did.
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Old August 12 2013, 08:13 AM   #12
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

Kenny Everett played Captain Kremmen.

Futurama is the acme of TV Sci-Fi comedy.

There's also plenty of SF-lit comedy -- my favorite is Galactic Pot-Healer by P K Dick.
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Old August 12 2013, 09:52 AM   #13
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

the Ijon Tichy series, based on Stanislav Lem's Star Diaries, is rather popular in Germany, particularly in the former GDR: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ijon_Tichy:_Raumpilot
I've seen it and found it rather boring, but when it comes to humour people are even more different than in their dietary preferences
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Old August 12 2013, 10:24 AM   #14
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

For anyone who thinks British humor is subtle, I heartily recommend "Morons from Outer Space", with Griff Rhys Jones and the late Mel Smith. Aliens crash land on Earth and become instant celebrities, despite being idiots.
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Old August 12 2013, 12:40 PM   #15
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Futurama is the acme of TV Sci-Fi comedy.
Futurama was the first one to enter my mind (naturally).

Although pretty uneven, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has its moments.
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