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Not new Spaced, but it will have to do

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 3rd 2008 9:24AM
Spaced DVDThe American DVD collection for Spaced is finally coming out, and Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes and Edgar Wright will be promoting it through their US invasion. Well, by "US invasion," I mean they're going on a four-city tour, screening episodes and answering questions in NYC, LA, San Diego's Comic-Con, and Austin. That's sort of an invasion, yeah?

Anyway, I was just sitting here and feeling sorry for myself, like I do, doubly so this time because I won't be able to attend any of those inevitably textbook events. Then, I stumbled across this recent blog entry from Simon Pegg.

Remember when it looked like McG and the big bad Americans were about to take Spaced and turn it into a monster for Fox? Dig through that repression; it's in there somewhere. During that time, the original creative minds were feeling pretty crummy, but Pegg, as the writer that he is, decided to approach the situation with a Spaced short. Fortunately, the American Spaced pilot died and Pegg never had to continue with this little side project. However, he has posted the first draft for us all to enjoy. It revolves around Tim making a tape featuring the whole gang for Daisy's 30th birthday, and hilarity ensues.

It's amazing how strong the characters from this show are, especially considering the fact that they were had only 14 episodes. I laughed even as I read through the script, because each and every character's voice and tendencies were so clear in my head. That's the way to pick out a genuine Spaced fan, folks: just listen to the way they read "What-you-doin'?"

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Lauren

Wow, thanks for pointing out that script, it's amazing, perfectly works in the whole "Spaced" universe.
Loved
"TIM
You'd be dead if this was Logan's Run."

July 03 2008 at 9:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edd

Ooh wow! The first new Spaced material since the last few seconds of the 'Skip to the End' documentary!
Such a fantastic show - the best comedy the UK has ever produced, and the only show in the same league as it is (in my opinion) Arrested Development. So glad the remake didn't happen, this show was too personal a pet-project to be franchised and rebadged.
IT'S NOT A BEDSIT, IT'S A FLAT :-)

July 03 2008 at 10:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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