Monday, August 01, 2005


Doctor Who named top fantasy show

In a poll of BBC viewers, Doctor Who was, not surprisingly, named Auntie Beeb's top fantasy show of all time. More significantly (to me, at least) was that Red Dwarf came in at number two, rather impressive, considering that the show currently seems to be dead as a can of Spam.

Granted, a lot of people gave up on the Small Rouge One altogether after the disastrous series VIII (or after the vastly underrated series VII), but as the recent DVD releases have shown, there's still a lot of love for the show. So how come they still can't get the smegging movie made? There's been no official word on it for over a year, and the cast have all gone on to other things--Craig Charles is on a soap opera, for smeg's sake. I've been hoping that the relative success of the Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy movie will show--once again--that there is a market for SF comedy, with a reasonable budget. Fucking hell, I just want some new Red Dwarf, is that too much to ask?

Hmm...Hitchhiker started on Radio, moved to books, and then became a TV show. Dwarf started on TV, and has been some very fine books...I wonder if a radio Dwarf could work?

And yes, I know about Dave Hollin, Space Cadet. I even have MP3s of a few. It's reasonably funny, but it ain't Red Dwarf.
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