Most of you on the forums are likely to be aware of the existence of the pilot episode for an american remake of Red Dwarf, starring Craig Bierko as Lister, Chris Chris Eigeman as Rimmer, Hinton Battle as Cat, Jane Leeves as Holly and, both surprisingly and not at the same, Robert Llewellyn as Kryten. I think that what went wrong with the pilot was that they really didn't know if they wanted to stay close and true to the original or make it their own, so they kind of did both and neither. It was basically a botched and cheesey version of The End, with all the great UK references taken out and replaced with horrible US references. The acting and writing was incredibly cheesey and I thought that each character had been mis-cast. In my vision of an ideal USA version, the cannon is completely re-thought out to become more fast-paced and appealing to an American audience, with much of premise of the show adapted to be more modernised. The slate is wiped completely clean and the show is completely redefined. This way the show could not be measured as inferior or superior to the original show as they would both be totally different. As for casting, it should be less focused around looks and more around talent, ugly or at least TV ugly characters would help the idea of the characters being misfits and unsuccessful or unpopular. This is my imagined USA version cast, bare in mind that I had a lot of trouble thinking of actors and most of these choices are likely to be disagreeable: Will Wheaton as Lister, while as a younger actor he was one of the most annoying and bland Star Trek characters (Wesley Crusher), today him as himself can have a very layed back and carefree persona, which would be ideal for Lister. David Krumholtz as Rimmer, now I'm quite the fan of David Krumoltz, especially his earlier work in the first two Santa Clause movies. He is great at playing quirky and bossy characters, making him in my mind a perfect choice for Rimmer. Marlon Wayans as Cat, while I haven't seen much of the Wayans brothers I always laugh at his charged and cheesey performance in Scary Movie and Little Man, he is more than capable of being loud, obnoxious and self centered making him perfect as Cat. David Schwimmer as Kryten, I really wasn't sure about who to cast as Kryten so I thought I would look for an actor who is great at playing quirky characters, and so I found one. Robin Curtis as female Holly, yes I know it's another person from Star Trek but bare with me. As Saavik she was great at being bland yet rounded at the same time, this would mean that to start off with she would be just a computer with a face that talks, slowley becoming more deranged and silly. Rich Fulcher as Male Holly, if you have seen his performance as Bob Fossil on The Mighty Boosh then you know his persona, as Holly he would be less senile and more insane, because of this he would add a very fresh element to the character and it would be an interesting interpretation of Holly. I also think that because of his craziness it would make more sense for Holly to start off a female and then metamorphose into Rich Fulcher. What do you guys think of my choices? Who would you choose?