Putting together a TV show is very costly enterprise.
So, finding ways to save costs in the special effects budget is always a bonus.
But then the question is: Since so much money is already being spent, why mess it up by letting poor effects pass quality control?
Netflix rambutan alien fruit
A tweet by @has_1993 from Malaysia has gone wild as it shared a scene from the latest Netflix sci-fi show, Another Life, showing two characters who appeared mystified by a strange, alien-looking fruit.
A netflix series about space exploration landed on a moon and found an extraterrestrial fruit. And guess what it's rambutan 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/tmSfBU8BE8— Kopi Panas (@hash_1993) July 26, 2019
Although the fruit is meant to be from an alien moon, it's clearly a regular rambutan -- a hairy tropical fruit eaten by almost everyone in this part of Southeast Asia.
The tweet has some 7,400 retweets and 6,000 likes, and inspired jokes from other Twitterers:
So the rambutan is from outer space huh? That’s explain why its so hairy.🤔— arif (@acrxnym) July 27, 2019
Rumah aku di bulan pic.twitter.com/cBsdP6GK9K— maher din (@bosscuckoo) July 27, 2019
Translated: "My house is on that moon."
Even better, starfruits to make it more extraterrestrial.— HAHAHAHAA Nothing Bad Ever Happens To The Kennedys (@SaedySays) July 28, 2019
In a follow up tweet, @has_1993 confirmed the series is Another Life, which is distributed by Netflix.
It was released towards the end of July 2019.
Starring Katee Sackhoff and Selma Blair, the series is about an astronaut searching for signs of alien intelligence.
More precisely, a mission is launched to find the origin of an alien artifact that landed on Earth.
A rambutan does look pretty alien, but not to Southeast Asian viewers.
Top image from @has_1993's Twitter page.
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