Better Than Life v Megaville

Discussion in 'RED DWARF UNIVERSE' started by brianbrian321, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. brianbrian321

    brianbrian321 Third Technician

    Apr 12, 2009
    Has anyone else seen this film from 1990 starring Billy Zane?

    The similarities between the plot and that of Better Than Life (episode) is unmistakable

    Has Doug or Rob ever seen this film?
  2. bedfordfalls

    bedfordfalls Deck Sergeant

    Apr 13, 2009
    I havn't seen it, is it any good?

    Important to note though that Better than Life was first screened in 1988.

    According to Wikipedia Megaville came out in 1990 so I don't think there can be any implications of Doug or Rob somehow being influenced by it and with such a short span of release between the two I doubt the reverse can be said for the movie.

    In terms of sci-fi concepts Phillip K Dick beat them both by decades anyway :-)
  3. SixthDwarfer

    SixthDwarfer Supply Officer

    Nov 27, 2006
    The concepts seen in 'Better than Life' are far from original anyway. Not that I'm calling Rob and Doug hacks, mind you.

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