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Old August 13 2013, 02:20 PM   #46
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

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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.
And your second choice was the first one to enter MY mind.

As much as I love that show, I think the 26 part radio series is better.
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Old August 13 2013, 03:26 PM   #47
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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.
And your second choice was the first one to enter MY mind.

As much as I love that show, I think the 26 part radio series is better.
Can't disagree with that. On radio, my favorite would also be H2G2 followed by Nebulous and Hordes of the Things trailing behind (I can hardly remember that one). Pretty sparse category in that medium though...
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Old August 13 2013, 06:05 PM   #48
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Hardware Wars. The Lee Marvin James Bond spoofs.
Lee Marvin? Do you maybe mean James Coburn in the Our Man Flint movies?
Bingo. Sorry, distracted by my child when I wrote that. He had a stomach virus and was barfing all over the place.
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Old August 13 2013, 06:32 PM   #49
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

Some of X-Files better episodes were sci-fi comedy.
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Old August 13 2013, 08:53 PM   #50
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Back to Earth and series 10 were made by and broadcast on Dave, which is run by UKTV, which is part owned by BBC Worldwide, which is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC.
Hopefully they'll commission a Red XI. There might still be a bit of life left in the show.
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Old August 13 2013, 09:37 PM   #51
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Back to Earth and series 10 were made by and broadcast on Dave, which is run by UKTV, which is part owned by BBC Worldwide, which is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC.
Hopefully they'll commission a Red XI. There might still be a bit of life left in the show.
Much more than in that turkey named Hyperdrive.
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Old August 14 2013, 10:44 PM   #52
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Re: any good scifi comedy?

How about 3rd Rock from the Sun?
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Old August 15 2013, 02:42 AM   #53
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do you know about any good scifi comedy?
well, there's Spaceballs, Land of the lost, Galaxy quest, paul, ted(maybe)... any others?
"Land of the Lost" counts as "good"?
I think I'm the only one that enjoyed that movie.

Though even I thought Hyperdrive was crap...
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Old August 15 2013, 02:49 AM   #54
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How about 3rd Rock from the Sun?
Especially the ones with Shatner as The Big Giant Head.
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Old August 15 2013, 02:53 AM   #55
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Hardware Wars. The Lee Marvin James Bond spoofs.
Lee Marvin? Do you maybe mean James Coburn in the Our Man Flint movies?
Bingo. Sorry, distracted by my child when I wrote that. He had a stomach virus and was barfing all over the place.
Just as long as it wasn't an alien virus . . .
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Old August 15 2013, 03:07 AM   #56
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No one said "Quark"?

I loved that show when it was on, as a spoof. Maybe I was just young. I haven't seen it since it was first on.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:22 AM   #57
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^^ Third post

I bought it on DVD out of nostalgia, it's probably best left to old memories, it's not the worst but it's rather vanilla silliness.
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Old August 15 2013, 03:31 AM   #58
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Back to Earth and series 10 were made by and broadcast on Dave, which is run by UKTV, which is part owned by BBC Worldwide, which is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC.
And yet as an American, I had to catch it on youtube rather than BBC America.

I'll add another vote for Red Dwarf. I can rewatch most of these without end.

- Hitchhiker's Guide (short TV series)
- Ice Pirates for some cheesy 80's fun
- Star Crash was probably not meant to be funny, but was really cheesy, so therefore kinda funny
- Evil Dead (original) & Army of Darkness
- other Bruce Campbell movies: Bubba Ho Tep, Man With The Screaming Brain & Alien Apocalypse (just because of Bruce)
- Evil Alien Conquerors (really, really bad)
- Futurama
- Haunted World Of El Superbeasto
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Old August 15 2013, 03:44 AM   #59
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No one said "Quark"?

I loved that show when it was on, as a spoof. Maybe I was just young. I haven't seen it since it was first on.
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I bought it on DVD out of nostalgia, it's probably best left to old memories, it's not the worst but it's rather vanilla silliness.
Yeah, Quark fails the "good" part of the OP's question. Not horrible, but good mainly for nostalgia.
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Old August 15 2013, 04:04 AM   #60
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They kept making full cast hitcherhikers guide radio shows well into this millennium covering the first 5 books up to Mostly Harmless... With mostly the same cast as the TV series, which isn't much of a surprise since the radio show dropped before the TV series did.

And I loved it on the Neighbours when the Aliens said that their favourite Earth Tv series was 3rd Rock from the Sun.

There was a crappy movie made in 1990 called Spaced Invaders... A small squad of 4 foot tall Aliens invade Earth on Halloween and everyone mistakes them for trick or treating preschoolers... Or/and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

At one point they're threatening an over weight woman with their ray blaster, who still believes that they are uppity children... "Surrender Earthling or I'll turn you into toast! Actually... I'll turn you into a loaf of toast!"
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