Saturday, 10 July 2010

Don't go there, America

There have been a few, a really really few, number of shows which were British and America remade them that turned out any good. However, if we look at their sci-fi record, it's not good. Seen the Red Dwarf pilot? Or the Red Dwarf pilot? Or Life on Mars? Or the IT Crowd pilot? (Okay, not sci-fi, but geek cool that we like.) No? Good.

But then there are rumours of an American version of Doctor Who. Wha...? Even Americans are against this. Fortunately, it isn't true. Although RTD does place the idea from a certain far away land...

[Examples of good adaptations: Sandford and Son. Three's Company. The Office.]



evildicemonkey said...

So that last post you link to has RTD saying
"Someone sits in New Zealand, types out a rumour, and I spend the next three days dealing with that rumour!"


(And why RTD, does he own rights in it or something?)

Jamas Enright said...

RTD because to do otherwise would involve going (even via the internets or phone) outside America and that would mean acknowledging that there is an "outside America".