odd couple in space

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  1. olafpetersen1

    olafpetersen1 Third Technician

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    is it me or are the early series very similar, apart from the OC didnt festure a character descended from a cat and a computer obviously
     
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    Wasn't that the original pitch?
     
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    It's one of those popular comedic mechanisms that requires two carefully drawn characters. They must each highlight the other's strengths and failings. Conflict always draws an audience.
     
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    Ah, that's it. The original premise was "Steptoe in Space".
     
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    I think it was Hawkeye Pierce and Frank Burns in space.
     
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    i only draw the odd couple ref, as two characters, one anal and the other a slob, and also theres a reference to felix hanging up his underwear, which lister says is what rimmer does of course, just wonder if rob and doug were thinking of odd couple when they wrote that, only difference is felix has better luck with women than rimmer
     

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