How Red Dwarf changed my smegging life

 This was a guest post I wrote for Darcy Town’s Navigator’s and Demons

By David A. Aguilar (CfA) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Red Dwarf changed my life. Well, not in a huge way: I mean, I didn’t move to Fiji, get a sheep and a cow and breed horses. But it really opened my mind to what science fiction can be.

For those of you who don’t know about this show, do yourself a favor and put the first five or six seasons into your Netflix queue right away. Watch it before you read any further. It’s okay, I’ll wait right here for you to get back.

Okay, now that we got rid of the noobs, let’s get personal. The first time I saw Red Dwarf I was 15 years old and prior to that the only science fiction I had experienced were space epics. Star wars. Star Trek. Star Search. Okay, not the last one, but you get the idea.

What made Red Dwarf different? It was funny. And it was science fiction. At the same time. Mind: Blown.

Read the rest of this article on Navigators and Demons

About Sechin Tower

Sechin Tower is a teacher, game developer, and author of MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE, a novel of creatures, calamities, and college matriculation. He lives in Seattle, Washington.
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