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I wouldn't mind seeing the guys who write Scrubs do a take on Spaced,

When I first saw Scrubs, I thought it was the closest I'd seen to Spaced in an American sitcom. Only with fewer pop culture references and more sentimentality.

This just seems bizarre to me. The basic concept of Spaced (the pretending to be a couple thing) was pretty pointless and largely ignored by all after the first couple of episodes. It was just a vehicle for the writing, directing and acting, which was great.

Well, it's pretty important in the last couple of episodes as well, when Marsha leaves when she finds out she's been lied to. But you're right, that still only makes four episodes out of 14 in which it's really mentioned.

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That's one word away from being the only possible reason a hetrosexual guy would watch that piece of shit.

:lol:

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Pegg doesn't like the US remaking Spaced.

Too bloody right

"It's difficult to say because the show was very about being in London in the late '90s at the millennial turn and being in that country influenced by American culture."

That is exactly why this show will be an absolute flop and will be utterly shit.

Sure they may think "but, The Office US was successful" but then that's because the people in the original Office were so fucking shit, there was massive room for improvement to make it better

With Spaced, nobody can play Tim and Daisy better, or Brian, or Mike, or Marsha, or Twist, or Tyres... the entire show is literally perfection and should not be touched.

I bet they'll immediately think "oh well the source material wasn't good enough" when the eventual pilot comes out of this and is completely panned worldwide for being fucking crap.

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Pegg doesn't like the US remaking Spaced.

No, no, no, no and no. I am glad that he has not lent his support to it - Spaced is wicked and should be left well alone.

What would happen if we remade their classic comedy hits, like what if we remade The Fresh Prince of Bellair for the UK audience? Richard Fucking Blackwood, that's what happens

:lol:

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

SIMON’S BLOG: Super Spacial Bonus

During the whole US pilot debacle, when everything got rather serious and unpleasant, I had an idea to respond to the McSpaced situation in a slightly more light hearted but nevertheless pointed fashion. The idea was to get everyone together and make a Spaced short on DV to be posted virally on the net. A little joke to encapsulate how we felt.

Now that the US pilot has been shelved and the feeling of sickly unease has abated, there isn't much point in following through with the idea. However, I thought you might like to see a rough script anyway. This can't really be considered an official Spaced spin off; it's a first draft and never reached a collaborative stage with Jess and Edgar. Just think of it as a work in progress.

It's specifically written as a concentrated dose of Spaced, replete with little details and call backs for fans of the show, so it's slightly heightened. Also, for those of you unfamiliar with screen writing terms, (O.S.) means Off Screen.

So, as a personal thank you for all the phenomenal support and delightful outrage engendered by this whole saga, here is...

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseacti...logID=409381200

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Everytime this topic gets bumped I get a sickly feeling in my stomach.

Good news about US Spaced not going ahead, bad news about us probably never getting to see this little extra :wub:

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TIM

So, Daisy how does it feel to be thirty years old?

DAISY

Well, I mean it's like...it's not like I feel...it's just, psychologically, I feel...well I don't feel, I just know...

TIM

Skip to the end.

DAISY

It's weird.

TIM

You'd be dead if this was Logan's Run.

DAISY

You say that every year.

TIM

I won't say it next year.

DAISY

Aw why?

TIM

You'll be dead.

DAISY

Tim, this isn't Logan's Run.

TIM

Isn't it?

:wub:

That bit managed to turn from 'ham-fisted callback' to 'laugh-out-loud at a script'. Excellent.

EDIT: Oh my the ending is wonderful.

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Aww, that was great. I'm all in the mood for Spaced now.

They should bring it back, or remake it or something. That would be brilliant.

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TWIST

Are you still seeing that lesbian?

BRIAN

No.

TWIST

Why not?

BRIAN

She found out I was a man.

:lol:

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A knock on the door. Brian enters, with a gift wrapped in paint spattered

newspaper.

BRIAN

Happy birthday Daisy.

DAISY

Thanks Brian.

He gives her the present.

BRIAN

It's a painting.

DAISY

(tentatively)

Did you do it with a brush?

BRIAN

Yes.

DAISY

Great.

Daisy rips of the paper.

BRIAN

Although it was clenched in my anus.

DAISY puts it down quickly.

Fried gold!

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That was surprisingly good, considering Simon Pegg's output has been a bit disappointing of late.

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SPACED

sedition

Colo(u)r bars. Blackness.

Caption: PROPERTY OF BRITISH GOVERNMENT. DO NOT COPY.

EXT. PARK - THEN

Video camera footage. We see a silver Miniature Schnauzer sniffing around on the grass.

DAISY (O.S.)

Colin? Colin? Colin? Come here.

Hard cut to black. Another flash of Colin the dog running towards the camera. Blackness.

EXT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

Video camera footage. The house viewed from below, its parapeted roof silhouetted against the sky.

TIM (O.S.)

Mike? Mike? Mike? Come here.

MIKE (O.S.)

What?

TIM (O.S.)

What-you-doing?

MIKE (O.S.)

I've never realised how amazing the house is. There isn't another one like it on the street.

TIM

Eh?

MIKE

It's unique.

TIM

Just put the camera on me man. Come on.

We whip round to reveal Tim Bisley. He looks into the camera.

TIM (CONT'D)

Is it on?

MIKE (O.S.)

It's on.

TIM

Hello. Daisy, it's your 30th birthday and you think that I am at Collectormania in Birmingham, signing copies of Bearmageddon but I am not. I am standing in our front garden, about to give you a big surprise. Because no amount of ego adulation and signature signing can equal the pleasure of spending time with you...

MIKE

And you missed the train.

TIM

...my best friend in the world.

MIKE

What?!

TIM

My best 'female' friend in the world. Let's go inside and meet a very special lady shall we?.

Tim smiles fixedly at the camera, his eyes flick over to Mike. He raises his eyebrows a couple of time, the smile still fixed on his face.

TIM (CONT'D)

Mike, turn off the fucking-

MIKE

CUT!

Blackness.

EXT. PARK - THEN

Tim is playing with Colin. We can hear Daisy laughing hysterically off camera.

EXT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

Shaky footage of the garden path, as Mike and Tim approach the front door.

MIKE (O.S.)

No it's not.

TIM (O.S.)

It is. You pressed the thing.

MIKE (O.S.)

Timmy-

EXT. PARK - THEN

Colin sniffs around, then squats on the grass. The camera moves quickly off him as if it has been pushed.

DAISY (O.S.)

Don't film him doing that!

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

Mike and Tim are now inside. They shot moves into the living room. Where Daisy is sat with Marsha, Twist and Colin. Daisy is unwrapping a present, she produces a lipstick.

DAISY

Oooh Rude Red!

MARSHA

I thought you'd probably run out.

TIM

Surprise!!

DAISY

Oh my god, Tim! I thought you'd gone to Birmingham!

TIM

What and miss your birthday? No way!

We hear Mike snort derisively.

DAISY

What's this Mike?

MIKE

I am documenting the occasion, so that you may review it in years to come and remember the good times.

DAISY

Nice. It's not a camera with a gun in it is it, like in The Bodyguard?

MIKE

No. I wish it was though. I love The Bodyguard.

DAISY

And guns.

MIKE

Oh yeah!

TIM

So, Daisy how does it feel to be thirty years old?

DAISY

Well, I mean it's like...it's not like I feel...it's just, psychologically, I feel...well I don't feel, I just know...

TIM

Skip to the end.

DAISY

It's weird.

TIM

You'd be dead if this was Logan's Run.

DAISY

You say that every year.

TIM

I won't say it next year.

DAISY

Aw why?

TIM

You'll be dead.

DAISY

Tim, this isn't Logan's Run.

TIM

Isn't it?

A knock on the door. Brian enters, with a gift wrapped in paint spattered

newspaper.

BRIAN

Happy birthday Daisy.

DAISY

Thanks Brian.

He gives her the present.

BRIAN

It's a painting.

DAISY

(tentatively)

Did you do it with a brush?

BRIAN

Yes.

DAISY

Great.

Daisy rips of the paper.

BRIAN

Although it was clenched in my anus.

DAISY puts it down quickly.

DAISY

That'll look nice in the bathroom.

TIM

Makes sense doesn't it?

MARSHA

Hello Brian.

BRIAN

Alright?

TWIST

Hello.

BRIAN

Hello.

Awkwardness settles on the room.

DAISY

Well this is lovely isn't it?

TIM

Skin up!

EXT. PARK - THEN

Tim is chasing Daisy with the camera. Daisy laughs. She falls over, Tim trips over her and hits the deck.

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

We see Twist. She is checking herself in the viewfinder which Tim has turned round to face her.

TIM (O.S.)

Can I turn it back now.

TWIST

Yes. Wait!

She pouts a bit and fluffs up her hair.

TWIST (CONT'D)

Okay. Daisy...

TIM (O.S.)

ACTION!

TWIST

Daisy. Happy birthday. You're thirty years old. Wow! That's amazing isn't it? Thirty. Three Zero. You'll be pleased to know you look really good. Like a beautiful woman. In her thirties.

TIM

Thanks, she'll love that.

EXT. PARK - THEN

A flash of grass. Some laughter.

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

BRIAN is staring into the camera.

BRIAN

What shall I say?

TIM (O.S.)

Just wish her happy birthday and say a few words about why you like her.

BRIAN

Can I hold the camera?

TIM

What?

BRIAN

Do you have shoe polish?

CUT to Brian holding the camera at arm's length. The following sequence works as a series of quick cuts. Each time we cut, a new section of shoe polish facial hair appears on his face.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Daisy...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Time...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Passing...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Isn't...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Necessarily...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Passing...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Time...

Cut.

BRIAN (CONT'D)

Happy Birthday Daisy.

Pause.

TIM

Can I have it back now please?

EXT. PARK - THEN

A brief glimpse of Daisy sat on the grass.

DAISY

I think maybe...well I don't think it but I definitely suspect it but anyway you know when...?

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

Marsha is looking into the camera. She is slightly tipsy.

TIM (O.S.)

Go Marsha

MARSHA

Hello my darling. I remember when I was thirty. No wait, I remember when I was thirty two. Yeah that's it, thirty two. Anyway, cheers, happy birthday. Let's get a bottle open!

TIM

You've got a bottle open.

MARSHA

What's your point?

INT. PARK - THEN

Tim is laughing at something Daisy has said.

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

Mike is looking into the camera.

MIKE

Hello little lady. We've been friends for a long time now and although you will never replace Tim, I'd like to think if Tim was to be shot in the neck by a sniper, secreted in a disused bell tower, I think I can safely say, I would call you my best friend. After I had tracked down the sniper and garroted him with the some barbed wire, clinging to him tightly, almost lovingly as the last few breaths gasp out of his open, terrified mouth, even as he hears his own larynx, crackle and split under the insistent pressure of my expert hands. Is that alright? Not too sentimental?

TIM

(choked)

It was beautiful.

INT. HALL - NOW

Brian and Twist are having a private conversation, unaware they are being filmed.

TWIST

Are you still seeing that lesbian?

BRIAN

No.

TWIST

Why not?

BRIAN

She found out I was a man.

TWIST

I miss you Brian.

BRIAN

Do you?

TWIST

Yes.

BRIAN

I miss me too.

They embrace and start kissing passionately

MIKE (O.S.)

Urrrghhh that's sick!

MARSHA (O.S.)

What's going on out here?

MIKE (O.S.)

NOTHING!

Mike bustles Marsha roughly back into the lounge.

EXT. PARK - THEN

Colin is going to the toilet. We hear Tim laughing.

DAISY (O.S.)

Tim!!!

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

Tim is looking into the camera.

TIM

Hello Daisy. Uh this is me, Tim, wishing you a happy birthday. Here's to another year of living together and hanging out and doing stuff. Uuuh...I'm so glad I met you. When I think how random it was, how close we came to never meeting, it chills my blood...

MIKE (O.S.)

Nice.

TIM

Thanks. You are...such a good friend to me and I don't think my life would be the same if you weren't in it and...that's it I guess. Happy birthday and I love you.

MIKE

You what?

TIM

I said I love her.

DAISY (O.S.)

You what?

The camera spins round to see Daisy.

DAISY (CONT'D)

What-you-doin'?

TIM

I was just doing a...birthday message...thing.

DAISY

Did you say you love me.

MIKE (O.S.)

Yes he did.

TIM

(as if he is waking up)

Yes. Of course I did. Of course I love you.

DAISY

Do you?

Tim nods.

DAISY

I love you too.

MIKE (O.S.)

Whoa, whoa, whoa-

TIM

I've loved you since you did that thing with the salt and pepper in the cafe on the third day we were flat hunting.

DAISY

That was you.

TIM

(wistfully)

Oh yeah.

DAISY

I did something with toast.

TIM

That was good too.

DAISY

Thanks.

They draw close to each other. It's going to happen.

DAISY

You know I'm thirty?

TIM

Nobody's perfect.

Tim and Daisy look into each other's eyes. They move in closer still. Their lips are a hair's breadth apart.

CRASH

The house shakes. An enormous rumbling sound resonates through the room. Everyone screams. The shot becomes chaotic, unfocused amid the confusion.

DAISY (O.S.)

What was it?

TIM (O.S.)

It's outside. It's-

EXT. PARK - THEN

Daisy is getting up off the grass.

DAISY

Shall we go back?

INT. 23 METEOR STREET - NOW

The gang make their way outside. We hear their voices but the shot is still unfocused, picking up the floor and the walls as they approach the front door. The door opens. The gang spill out. Something large lies in the front garden. Battered, smoking. The camera zooms out and focuses on the object. Lying on the front lawn of 23 Meteor street is the STATUE OF LIBERTY'S HEAD!!! The camera spins round to take in Tim and Daisy who are staring dumbfounded, with Marsha, Brian and Twist behind them.

DAISY

What do you think that means?

EXT. PARK - THEN

Daisy and Tim are on their way home. Daisy films Tim.

DAISY (O.S.)

What shall we do when we get back?

TIM

Watch a film?

DAISY

Yeah. Let's get a take away and watch a film.

TIM

What do you fancy?

DAISY

Charlie's Angels?

Tim thinks about this.

Blackness. Colo(u)r bars. End.

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That is fucking aces :wacko:

Is there *anything* that we, as hardened Spaced fans, could do to get that filmed? It's amaze!

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I'd play Daisy. ;)

Seriously, the first thing that made me love that show was to finally find someone to relate to. It's actually kind of disturbing how similar we are at times :S

I haven't watched Spaced in a few years but I've watched it so many times I know practially all the dialog, mainly the first series.

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I guess you guys have heard about the new Spaced DVD with celebrity commentaries, right?

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Spaced: Definitive Collector’s Edition

Street Date: July 22, 2008

Prebook Date: June 17, 2008

U.S./Canada Price: $49.98/$62.48

This July, the clever and edgy comedy series that started it all for the award-winning team behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, Spaced will be available for the first time in North America in a new collector’s DVD set from BBC Video. From creator-stars Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) (Shaun of the Dead, Son of Rambow), this 3-disc set features all 14 surreal episodes of the award-winning show, described by Pegg as “a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure.” Spaced: The Complete Series will arrive in stores on July 22, 2008 for suggested retail price of $49.98 ($62.48 in Canada). The prebook date is June 17, 2008.

"Spaced is utter brilliance. Constantly and amazingly laugh-out-loud funny and heart wrenchingly emotional, this is a series for, well, anyone who has ever lived," says JJ Abrams (Lost, Star Trek). "Watching Spaced is kinda like watching a Kevin Smith film if Kevin Smith had any real talent," confesses Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). "I watch and re-watch Spaced from time to time to remind myself how good television comedy can be," says Matt Stone (South Park, Team America: World Police).

Boasting over eight hours of content, Spaced: The Complete Series features bonus material including the all-new commentary from Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Matt Stone, Bill Hader (Superbad, Saturday Night Live), Patton Oswalt (King of Queens, Ratatouille) and Diablo Cody (Oscar®-winning writer of Juno).

Among the many accolades Spaced, distributed by Channel 4, has garnered from fans and critics alike, Hynes won British Comedy Awards in 1999 and 2001 for her smart portrayal of moody writer Daisy. Additionally, Spaced received BAFTA (UK equivalent to the Emmy) nominations in 2000 and 2002 for Best Situation Comedy and an International Emmy Award nomination in 2001.

SPACED: THE COMPLETE SERIES BONUS FEATURES

New exclusive commentary with director Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) and guests Quentin Tarantino, Kevin Smith, Bill Hader, Matt Stone, Patton Oswalt and Diablo Cody.

Exclusive Spaced On Stage reunion Q&A recorded at the National Film Theatre, London in October 2007.

“Skip to the End” - Exclusive feature length documentary

“Spaced Jam” by Osymyso

Outtakes

Trailers

Deleted scenes

Raw footage

Photo gallery

Homage-O-Meter - An onscreen feature that tracks each pop-culture reference

Newly updated cast and crew biographies

Don't know about a UK release date yet.

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I know! I thought this was old news. I'll update you guys in future.

THAT'LL PUNCH OUT THE ENGINE BLOCK OF A FIAT UNO NO PROBLEM.

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They've got to bring that out over here.

My old discs are scratched to all hell from watching them so much. I need some replacements, and that'd be aces.

Random question: Why the BBC branding?

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I watched an episode of Spaced for the first time in ages the other day and I found myself thinking "this is OK, but what it really needs is Quentin fucking Tarantino gibbering away over the top of it".

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