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OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby deldaisy » Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:53 pm

Have been watching the new Outland series here in Australia. 9:30pm Wednesdays

Its about a group of Gay Science Fiction Nerds and the trials and tribulations that beset them. I am loving it.

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2012/01/air ... tland.html

The six-part comedy series centres around a gay science fiction fan club and the lives, loves and never-ending dramas of its five members.

Co-created by John Richards and Adam Richard, and produced by Princess Pictures.

There’s Max (Toby Truslove), insecure and looking for love; the sexually-adventurous, muffin-baking Andy (Paul Ireland); Rae (Christine Anu), the moral centre and unofficial head of the group; the high-camp, high-maintenance Fab (Adam Richard); and the wealthy but socially-inept Toby (Ben Gerrard). It’s an odd, and often precarious combination of personalities.

The five of them are forced to meet in each other’s homes when they are unceremoniously evicted from a larger science fiction club after Andy accidentally sets someone on fire. This new intimacy reveals parts of their lives that are far too personal for a club meeting.

The group’s stated purpose is to ‘explore the infinite and varied concepts and ideas behind the worlds of speculative fiction through discussion and debate’. Or, in other words, to sit around watching videos. Whichever way you put it, neither of these aims is ever achieved. Every meeting collapses into chaos as the fault-lines within the group are exposed. Relationships are destroyed and hilarity ensues as secrets and skeletons come crashing out of the closet.


For any Aussies that miss it its also repeated on ABC1 later in the week and then on ABC2.
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby Molokov » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:07 am

Yeah, I did a quick iView catchup over the last week. It's actually quite funny, especially because the characters are all proud to be homosexual but somewhat in-the-closet when it comes to their Science Fiction fandom.

It's done in the style of a single-room sitcom (although the room tends to change episode to episode) but the dialogue is snappy and the SF references got me onside straight away :)
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby deldaisy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:50 am

I thinks thats the punch line Molokov. They are blatantly OUT about being gay.... but decidedly in the closet about being science fiction fans. :lol:

I mean what?..... you have a gorgeous gay guy of your dreams in the living room trying to seduce you and suddenly your best mate comes out of the hallway closet dressed like a dalek? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Their Blake 7 dvd's are hidden inside cases with porn labels on them. :lol:
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby Quatermass » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:53 am

deldaisy wrote:Their Blake 7 dvd's are hidden inside cases with porn labels on them. :lol:


WTF? :lol:

Well, it makes a perverse kind of sense. Apparently the costumiers for Blake's 7 had to go to adult shops for the leather costumes. :lol:
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:58 pm

They used a lot of bikers gear in (Blakes 7) for the clothing boots etc that blue overall was a waterproof which I was thinking of buying for use on the bike is was a French make from Motad I think.
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby deldaisy » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:18 pm

Molokov wrote:Yeah, I did a quick iView catchup over the last week. It's actually quite funny, especially because the characters are all proud to be homosexual but somewhat in-the-closet when it comes to their Science Fiction fandom.

It's done in the style of a single-room sitcom (although the room tends to change episode to episode) but the dialogue is snappy and the SF references got me onside straight away :)


The rooms or houses are stars in themselves. By going to each others houses each week, you get a major insight into who they are. Its one of the most brilliant ploys I have seen writing in a long time.
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby Molokov » Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:26 pm

My friend pointed out a mistake in the first episode - Max says he knows the entire history of the Minbari Empire, when of course, it's the Minbari Federation. I should have known this, being a huge Babylon 5 fan, but I guess it passed me by. Does this make my friend a bigger nerd than me? :p
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Re: OUTLAND: New Aussie Comedy

Postby deldaisy » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:12 pm

Yes! :lol: :lol:

Though I worry for myself...... I was listening to Andy (the doctor) talking about when Rose "died" and the Doctor left her with a "copy" of the Doctor in an alternate universe in tonights episode and found myself nodding in agreement..... DEEP! :lol: :lol:
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