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    Ben Kirkham
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    https://www.fandom.com/articles/red-dwarf-spawned-sci-fi-comedy

    A good article. Interesting that Doug still entertains the idea of an American version.

    #263959
    Jonathan Capps
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    I don’t think I ever knew Paul Jackson worked on Python. Judging by career timeline, he was probably a runner or something.

    #263960
    si
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    I don’t think I ever knew Paul Jackson worked on Python. Judging by career timeline, he was probably a runner or something.

    Yes, I was a bit thrown by that, too. Something for a Q&A there.

    #263961

    I always thought Alan Rickman went up for Rimmer, not Lister.

    #263962
    RunawayTrain
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    I always thought Alan Rickman went up for Rimmer, not Lister.

    That’s what I thought, but The First Three Million Years confirms it was Alan Rickman for Lister, and Alfred Molina for Rimmer.

    #263964
    evilmorwen
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    I don’t think I ever knew Paul Jackson worked on Python. Judging by career timeline, he was probably a runner or something.

    Yes, I was a bit thrown by that, too. Something for a Q&A there.

    his Wikipedia article makes a big deal about it, but IMDB doesn’t have a credit. I wonder if it isn’t just a case of mistaken identity. “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    #263969

    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.

    #263970
    Hamish
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    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.

    It could be worse. He could have been named Michael.

    #263972

    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.
    It could be worse. He could have been named Michael.

    You’re right, Paul Michael is a daft name

    #264046
    si
    Participant

    No-one’s asked Paul about Python yet, have they?

    #264047
    evilmorwen
    Participant

    not that I’ve seen

    #264079
    tombow
    Participant

    considering how well the Office did in US version, I can’t believe there’s not one tv exec out there waiting to give US RD another crack, especially as it has so many surface similarities (2 squabbling collegues, one laid back and one fussy, a longed for love, a dull workplace etc)

    #264081
    Goldfish Toes
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    considering how well the Office did in US version, I can’t believe there’s not one tv exec out there waiting to give US RD another crack, especially as it has so many surface similarities (2 squabbling collegues, one laid back and one fussy, a longed for love, a dull workplace etc)

    Imagine the office in space but with the dwarf boys there too and when Kryten comes in Jim from the office looks at camera with his face lol

    #264087
    evilmorwen
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    The style of modern sitcom that’s popular lately are ensembles and Red Dwarf is very bottley. Workplace sitcoms are often set at a kind of job that’s a plot generator, too – Red Dwarf eventually did hit upon “the boys investigate a derelict” formula, but it’s not exactly baked into the format of the show. I wonder if Red Dwarf USA would have gone straight to that – it’s the only way to really make 22 episodes a year of the show I would have thought.

    #264116
    tombow
    Participant

    considering how well the Office did in US version, I can’t believe there’s not one tv exec out there waiting to give US RD another crack, especially as it has so many surface similarities (2 squabbling collegues, one laid back and one fussy, a longed for love, a dull workplace etc)

    Imagine the office in space but with the dwarf boys there too and when Kryten comes in Jim from the office looks at camera with his face lol

    Jim and Dwight should play Lister and Rimmer and Ricky Gervais should play Cat (for his sharp suits and dancing)

    #264121
    Goldfish Toes
    Blocked

    considering how well the Office did in US version, I can’t believe there’s not one tv exec out there waiting to give US RD another crack, especially as it has so many surface similarities (2 squabbling collegues, one laid back and one fussy, a longed for love, a dull workplace etc)

    Imagine the office in space but with the dwarf boys there too and when Kryten comes in Jim from the office looks at camera with his face lol
    Jim and Dwight should play Lister and Rimmer and Ricky Gervais should play Cat (for his sharp suits and dancing)

    You have cross up American and Britain lol Jim face at camera now

    #264126
    tombow
    Participant

    Kochanski – Amy Poeler

    Captain Hollister – Chris Pratt

    Crit Cop – John Goodman

    Kill Crazy – Christian Bale

    #264127
    Jenuall
    Participant

    They’d have to get a hell of a lot of product placement in if they were to make a US Red Dwarf these days. Every can of Leopard Lager would have to become a Starbucks cup, the vending machines would be even more obnoxious and constantly try and shove Pepsi and Charleston Chew’s down the crews throat and the Titan Taj Mahal would need a rebrand

    “Fired from Earth? Deep into the heart of the Solar System? And you fancy a taco? Then why not drop in at the Titan Taco Bell!”

    #264155
    Deepfreeze
    Blocked

    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.

    We actually had a tree at our school that looked like Paul Jackson. Not the Paul Jackson from Red Dwarf, another Paul Jackson who also went to our school and whose nickname was Hedge, because he once hid in a hedge.

    #264162
    Hamish
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    “Paul Jackson” is not the rarest of names.

    I knew two Paul Jackson’s at school, so one of them we just called Tree because he had big hair and looked like a tree.
    We actually had a tree at our school that looked like Paul Jackson. Not the Paul Jackson from Red Dwarf, another Paul Jackson who also went to our school and whose nickname was Hedge, because he once hid in a hedge.

    And you tied an onion to your belt, which was the style at the time.

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