elisi: (Eleven on a swing by othellia)
The new series of Red Dwarf is FABULOUS! For those who don't know this gem, it's basically a sitcom in outer space... a bit like a grown up Doctor Who, which instead of the Last of the Time Lords features The Last Human. Who - instead of being alien and clever and magical - is a space bum and a total slob, yet he is also every kind of awesome. I shall illustrate the differences like so ('Wonders of the Universe' Vs 'New Computer Game!'):





And yet, both shows play with EXACTLY the same ideas - time and space and what-it-means-to-be-human and paradoxes and all that mad sci-fi stuff. (Yesterday's episode centred around actions being predetermined, fatherhood [I... won't even begin to explain the impossibility of the paradox involved in this - it was GLORIOUS, and reminded me of Moffat's Jekyll. Pissed out of its head] - and Chinese Whispers. Last week's was mostly about the paralyzing force of jealousy. It was hysterical.)

Seriously, for any sci-fi trope you can think of, Red Dwarf will have done an episode, and it will have been hilarious and clever. ETA: This is a typical line...

Kochanski: I'm not sure I can do this. This is the first time I've been seduced by pre-determinism theory.

(I am so tired, but this show should see me through the next few weeks. ♥)
elisi: (Eleven on a swing by othellia)
The new series of Red Dwarf is FABULOUS! For those who don't know this gem, it's basically a sitcom in outer space... a bit like a grown up Doctor Who, which instead of the Last of the Time Lords features The Last Human. Who - instead of being alien and clever and magical - is a space bum and a total slob, yet he is also every kind of awesome. I shall illustrate the differences like so ('Wonders of the Universe' Vs 'New Computer Game!'):





And yet, both shows play with EXACTLY the same ideas - time and space and what-it-means-to-be-human and paradoxes and all that mad sci-fi stuff. (Yesterday's episode centred around actions being predetermined, fatherhood [I... won't even begin to explain the impossibility of the paradox involved in this - it was GLORIOUS, and reminded me of Moffat's Jekyll. Pissed out of its head] - and Chinese Whispers. Last week's was mostly about the paralyzing force of jealousy. It was hysterical.)

Seriously, for any sci-fi trope you can think of, Red Dwarf will have done an episode, and it will have been hilarious and clever.

(I am so tired, but this show should see me through the next few weeks. ♥)
elisi: (Snap! by harajuku_girl)
Firstly, then apparently Amazon is made of fail. From what I hear they are trying to fix it (although not explain or apologise).This does not surprise me.

But onto better things - we had a 'No TV' rule during Holy Week, which actually worked rather well. The kids complained only the tiniest bit and then got on with entertaining themselves (& sometimes being bored). The rule only became awkward at the weekend when it necessitated a fair amount of recording stuff. But it paid off as we watched Doctor Who & Red Dwarf in one long marathon last night! :) Spoilery comments under the cuts:

Planet of the Dead )

Red Dwarf: Back To Earth. )
elisi: (Snap! by harajuku_girl)
Firstly, then apparently Amazon is made of fail. From what I hear they are trying to fix it (although not explain or apologise).This does not surprise me.

But onto better things - we had a 'No TV' rule during Holy Week, which actually worked rather well. The kids complained only the tiniest bit and then got on with entertaining themselves (& sometimes being bored). The rule only became awkward at the weekend when it necessitated a fair amount of recording stuff. But it paid off as we watched Doctor Who & Red Dwarf in one long marathon last night! :) Spoilery comments under the cuts:

Planet of the Dead )

Red Dwarf: Back To Earth. )

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