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Alien fruit in Netflix latest sci-fi series ‘Another Life’ is actually a rambutan

When you want to save $25 on a multi-million dollar production budget.

Sulaiman Daud | July 28, 04:57 pm

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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.

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:

Translated: “My house is on that moon.”

Netflix series

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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About Sulaiman Daud

Sulaiman believes that we can be heroes, if just for one day. His favourite Doctor is Peter Capaldi's Twelve and his favourite person is Jürgen Klopp. He also writes about film and pop-culture, which you are very welcome to read here.

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