Monday, January 19, 2009
For those who know me, they know that I might very well be obsessed with this show. Red Dwarf is a BBC comedy that aired from 1988 to 1998 and just might be the most brilliant show ever devised for television. It's wacky comedy about four guys who travel around deep space, 3,000,000 years in the future and meet all kinds of aliens, odd planets and different dimensions. They travel back and forth in time, get killed once or twice (and always manage to come back to life), all while eating lots of curry and cracking sarcasms as only the english can create.
Lister, Rimmer, The Cat and Kryten are: the last human alive, a hologram, a man descended from cats, and a robot, respectively. Also good to mention is the wonderfully quirky and senile computer Holly who gets them into more trouble than necessary. I grew up listening to Lister call Rimmer a smeg-head and Kryten vaccuuming with his groinal attachment. The Cat is a pretty fine dancer as well. It's best to watch all the episodes in order, because you get the full effect of the storyline and you can also watch their technology increase over the years, from cardboard sets in the first seasons to full blown explosions and tanks in the later ones. There are 8 seasons worth of pure joy and gut-busting laughter available on Netflix (which they also have it online for account-holders), or you can buy the box set or find most of them at your local video store too. See it, love it.
Other Amazing Clip!