Twist: So, don’t forget to wash your sheets… Today, he is so successful he genuinely doesn’t have time to come to the interview. “I think I’d rather have that than it being just a format you can replicate in other territories,” says Pegg a bit pointedly. Brian: D’you mean am I gay? You don’t complain about them. So, I say to you, go forth and watch this lovingly crafted, nerdy masterpiece with a pack of Jaffa Cakes to hand. This jumped-up firework display of a toy advert! Tim: The tube doesn’t go to Sheffield, Mike. Two decades on from the cult comedy, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Edgar Wright and Jessica Hynes reminisce about the making of a game-changing classic, Sat 11 Jan 2020 07.00 GMT If he hadn’t long ago stopped playing Mike Watt – Spaced’s army enthusiast who tunes into a slightly different frequency from the rest of humanity – I’d assume Frost was an unlikely proponent of method acting.
Yep, sort of. Because if you lose it, you might find it again.

Brian: She’s drowning. You weren’t there at the beginning. (“I didn’t want to play a character who dies!”; “She doesn’t die, she climbs up a tree!”) And Pegg and Frost, assumed to be best mates, barely interact during our time together. In fact, I’m in the BFI office in central London at the fag end of 2019. The show itself featured several allusions to films and TV series such as The X-Files, The Evil Dead, 2001: A Space Odyssey and so many more that to continue listing them would require several thousand more words than I’m capable of writing. “I love 30 Rock and Arrested Development and I sometimes think: ‘Ooh, those look quite Spaced-y!’” laughs Wright. Tim: You Lando! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account.

“That’s not to denigrate the films, because I love them.

Well, except Jess, who was in [the little-loved 1993 Nazi big-band drama] Swing Kids, of course”; “Yeah, cheers for bringing that up.”), And then there’s Frost, working his way through a bacon sandwich and maintaining a silent detachment. They were rubbish. “My best mate Danny bought it,” Frost pipes up. It is this reason why Spaced by director Edgar Wright and starring Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Jessica Hynes (Nee Stevenson) as a group of twenty-something Generation X-ers as they navigate a strangely surreal life, full of insanity and pop culture galore. Twenty years on from its pilot episode, Spaced still stands out from the comedy crowd with its idiosyncratic take on the sitcom. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. See more ideas about Wedding anniversary wishes, Happy anniversary quotes, Anniversary … D’you want anything?

Daisy: Right, I’m going to the shops.

Written by stars Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes and directed with flair by Edgar Wright, the show’s two-series run was punctuated with surreal sequences, often drawing on the trio’s love for cinema and always laced with genius turns of phrase. Nov 24, 2017 - Explore Marsha Hattenstein's board "Anniversary Wishes", followed by 291 people on Pinterest. I’m a man! Tim: Alright, well don’t fall asleep on the way back, ok? Everyone else, I’ll see you back here at ten.” (Tim). Brian: Okay.

“I feel like we really snuck in just under the line,” says Wright. Tim: [On Resident Evil] It’s a subtle blend of lateral thinking and extreme violence. Happy 20th Anniversary – Spaced. But Spaced has endured. Tim: I can’t, I’m an adult. Daisy: No, I meant “are you renting the downstairs flat?” Twist: …and your penis. Tim: Mike? A monkey… man!” (Brian). By Graham Osborne September 24, 2019 September 24, 2019.

Daisy: Do you rent downstairs? On the show Simon and I represent the middle, and Twist and Mike were more extreme, like the feminine and the masculine … ”) Meanwhile, Tim-I-mean-Pegg makes charming witticisms from the sofa and occasional light digs at his co-stars. Tim: What sort of thing? It’s unlikely two twentysomethings on the dole could live in such a massive place in Tufnell Park now; the actual house where they were supposed to live was on sale earlier this year for £3.25m. Spaced ran for two series and earned a cult band of loyal followers (Channel 4) “She’s not a teenager, she’s the devil in an A-cup!” (Marsha) “Gentlemen, welcome to Robot Club. “Not because it was the Spaced house, he just liked it.” Is it weird going round there? Alongside the core cast, there are a number of actors that have since gone on to be big names in British film and television, including John Simm, Kevin Eldon, Peter Serafinowicz and Anna Wilson-Jones. Hynes and Pegg pillaged their own lives – even Tim’s nemesis, Duane Benzie (Serafinowicz), was based on someone who, Pegg swears, “had basically that name”. After making Spaced as unknown twentysomethings, Hynes – née Stevenson – became one of Britain’s best-loved TV stars, winning Baftas for her performances in W1A and There She Goes, while Pegg, who these days has the carved cheekbones of a man who hasn’t been near a carb in years, went on to endearingly improbable Hollywood glory, starring in Star Trek and alongside Tom Cruise in the Mission: Impossible franchise. Tim: What a prick. “You know when you said it went well? Here’s your sandwiches.

Brian: Pain… Fear… Anger… Aggression… Even if Channel 4 were to make Spaced now, they certainly wouldn’t put it on at 9.30 on a Friday night.”. “So we got him to basically play Brent for us. This is it for you!

“So much comedy now is relegated to the iPlayer or online.

But it’s like Dad’s Army: even if you don’t entirely get what they’re talking about, funny is funny.”, Spaced was born from a reaction against how young people’s lives were depicted in the age of what Wright snickeringly refers to as “yoof TV.” “All the shows that were supposed to appeal to us, like Babes in the Wood and Game On, just had nothing to do with us, because they were written by older people,” says Pegg. “I had no idea what they were on about half the time!” laughs Deakin. It was almost guaranteed that if you missed an homage in one scene, you’d pick another one up within the next two shots. David Walliams, Mark Gatiss, Kevin Eldon, Peter Serafinowicz and Reece Shearsmith, all appeared, as did Ricky Gervais, who featured as a smarmy office worker called Dave. “Oh I haven’t been,” he replies, Mike-ishly, and returns to his bacon sandwich. Leave a Comment on Happy 20th Anniversary – Spaced. Is there wine in it?

“She’s not a teenager, she’s the devil in an A-cup!” (Marsha), “Gentlemen, welcome to Robot Club. ( Log Out /  Like I said, it’s hard to believe this isn’t Meteor Street. Last modified on Mon 13 Jan 2020 15.44 GMT. Spaced ended after two perfect series and, despite fans’ pleas for a third, that was never possible: it was about a specific time in young people’s lives, and also a specific time in London.

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