any good scifi comedy?

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  1. MadaBidyoni

    MadaBidyoni Lieutenant Red Shirt

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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? :)
     
  2. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    The British show "Red Dwarf"?
     
  3. Sindatur

    Sindatur The Grey Owl Wizard Premium Member

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    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.
     
  4. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    But have you ever seen the American show "Red Dwarf"?
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    "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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  7. Miss Chicken

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    Well I did see the pilot and I don't think it got past that. It was dreadful.
     
  8. Guy Gardener

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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.
     
  9. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

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    I saw the one with the bloke as the cat.
     
  10. Guy Gardener

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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?
     
  11. Mr. Laser Beam

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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.
     
  12. Asbo Zaprudder

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    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.
     
  13. rhubarbodendron

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    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
     
  14. Melakon

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    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.
     
  15. 1001001

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    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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    Ice Pirates.
     
  17. MacLeod

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    ^Haven't seen that film in years.
     
  18. dansigal

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    I would even throw Archer out there. Not strictly sci fi, but there are some light sci fi elements now and then. It's also just a straight up awesome show.
     
  19. Guy Gardener

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    Archer is the opposite of science fiction.

    It seems like modern day, but also they keep using tech that is systemic to the 1970s and 1980s. Well not the real seventies and eighties... If old Bond films were real.
     
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  20. DalekJim

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    The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.