G | | Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future where all flora is extinct on Earth, an astronaut is given orders to destroy the last of Earth's botany, kept in a greenhouse aboard a spacecraft.
Red Dwarf (1988) creators Rob Grant and Doug Naylor cited Silent Running (1972) as one of their influences behind the BBC sci-fi sitcom. In Red Dwarf: D.N.A. (1991), Lister (Craig Charles) tells Rimmer (Craig Charles) and Cat (Danny John-Jules) a story about visiting a botanical garden aboard Red Dwarf after he was dumped by his girlfriend Kochanski.
Hey, wait a minute, wait a minute... I don't think you guys understand what this means, please don't blow up the domes.
Andy Wolf: Which ones going first?
Marty Barker: Lets hit four first.
Freeman Lowell: But they're not disposable!
John Keenan: We don't have any choice Lowell.
Freeman Lowell: But they're not ...
During the second Joan Baez song, there is a brief shot of the Valley Forge turned around and traveling backward.
In the Italian version, the three drones are named after "Paperino", "Paperone" and "Paperina" ("Donald Duck", "Uncle Scrooge" and "Daisy Duck") because calling them "Qui", "Quo" and "Qua" ("Huey", "Dewey", "Louie") would have been cacophonous: "Vieni qui, Qui!" ("Come here, Huey!").