and Simon Pegg joined Channel 4 and their ever-perceptive
chat eds, as well as an army of fans, on 2nd February 2001 to
discuss Spaced 1 and the upcoming Spaced 2.
at Channel 4
» Questions, Answers
Ed : Welcome Nick and Simon
Chat Ed hops up and down
Nick Frost : Hello - I hope you enjoyed the show this evening!
Simon Pegg : Hi there we're here!
Nazgrub : Yeah!
Chris : Great!!
kev : spaced is just the best comedy for years guys, well done
Nick Frost : Thanks kev
Simon Pegg : yeah thanks
robertson : Hi simon and Nick, so when is the new series of spaced
going to be on...if there is going to be one?
badlydrawngirl : Is there going to be another series of spaced and
if so will there be any new characters?
Simon Pegg : The new series starts on 23rd Feb - 3 weeks away and it kicks
Nick Frost : Yeah a bottom
Simon Pegg : Yes, there are new characters and a few old ones too.
: Simon, do you use the same dye on your hair and your goatie?
Simon Pegg laughs
Simon Pegg : No, both Nick and myself are ginger from the nose down
and chest up
Nick Frost : I have a dormant gene
Simon Pegg : I have a dormant Welsh woman called Jean!
: can we see your bottom?
Simon Pegg : If you watch Hattie - in the second series you will.
Nick Frost : They love your crazy bum!
Ed sets the video
Claire Armstrong : Is Tim's beard making an appearance in the second
Simon Pegg : Tim's beard is a very important aspect of Tim as much as
Mike's moustache is of him and Brian's lower beard is of him.
: keep the beard
Nick Frost : Hmm you've covered all kinds of facial hair possibilities
Simon Pegg : Thanks very much. Nick hates his moustache though he
has to spend 6 weeks of looking like a pornstar! and the other 10
months and 2 weeks being one!
Nick Frost : Whip it up furball!
: Are any of the characters in spaced based on real people?
Nick Frost : Rob - yes Mike is based on a couple of people I know, one
is a friend called Flea who is mad on weapons and stuff and Russia
and another is Jon an ex-security guard who also likes guns a bit
too much. But for their military love they are both lovely blokes.
Simon Pegg : The characters most based in reality are Tim and David.
Nick Frost laughs
and Clive : I usually can't get through an episode of spaced without
having a personality crisis, cringing and screaming ' thats me!
that's me!!!!!!'. SPOT ON. :-)
Claire Armstrong : Simon - I re-created you as a Lego person! What
is your favourite kids toy?
Nick Frost laughs
Simon Pegg : Thanks Derek and Clive :)
Simon Pegg : God bless you Claire. Mine is probably action figures.
Nick Frost : Mine was also the action figure. Then your imagination
is your boundary of play
Armstrong : I called him Simon Peg-Lego. I'm in therapy.
Nick Frost laughs!
Nick Frost : That's great!
: Do you cry at the end of The Return of the Jedi?
Slac : Who doesn't
Simon Pegg : Yes! I also cried at the end of the Phantom Menace for different
reasons - cos it was rubbish!
: is bill bailey a good kisser
Nick Frost : mmmMMMMm, you'll have to ask his wife.
: Got any celeb cameo's for the next series?
Simon Pegg : Yes we have members of the League of Gentlemen, Olivia Williams
from the Sixth Sense and the Bluetones are in it too!
: Before you started Spaced, Did you have the camera effects &
transitions in mind? I mean Did you KNOW half the fun it it would
come from the way it was filmed?
Simon Pegg : Yes - we always wanted to make it a show that was verbal
and visual in equal parts and Edgar Wright the director was someone
we knew who could do that. Only Edgar can make it that way. Cos
he's a little bloody genius.
: is the new series on channel 4 or E4 like the new trigger happy
Dylan : yeah, i love the way it' s filmed, the way it's put together
is a work of art :o)
Nick Frost : Thank you Dylan It's on C4 actually. There is an E4 night
coming up on 17th Feb showing the first series.
badlydrawngirl : YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
fatboy : THANK GOD FOR C4
: Do you do your own stunts?
Simon Pegg : Well, there's a man called Rob in the first series that dived
out of the window for me but Edgar likes us to do our own stunts.
Nick Frost : I had some good trampette work where I was flown through
Simon Pegg : Nick and myself and some others had a days stunt and
combat training for the new series.
Simon Pegg : You just gotta bite the bullet and do the stunt man.
: What happens if you get scared half to death - twice?
Simon Pegg : Nick nearly got shot in the head by the police.
Nick Frost : Yeah, props gave me a machine gun to practice dismantling
and a woman saw it sticking out of my bag and called the police.
As I was trying to put it back together eight armed police stormed
into my house and said PUT THE GUN DOWN! I wee'd myself.
Ed : lol!
Nick Frost : But I got away with it.
: Didn't you hand over control of your website to fans? That's really
cool. Do you surf much?
frenchy1978 : do you often use the internet, if so, what for?
Simon Pegg : We found a fan site run by Nick Lee which was so brilliantly
constructed and spot on that we e-mail him with all our news and
gossip and let him run it. It's as near to official as you can get
and he does it better than we could hope. We salute him.. I look
for images of people's knees
Nick Frost : I look for tide times,
Ed : URL?
Nick Frost : www.spaced-out.org.uk
: How many film references do you try to get into every episode?
Simon Pegg : We don't set out with a quota... it tends to be more organic
than that. In the new series the references tend to work for the
plot and characters more rather than being the extra thing, but
we don't say let's put ten in this one.
: Given Tim's obsession with Star Wars, is he going to be a broken
man, post episode one?
Shallow : Yeah, when's that kickin version of the star wars theme
Simon Pegg laughs
Simon Pegg : Tim is very very heart-broken
Nick Frost : Not just him - Simon too
Simon Pegg : Shut up! The betrayal of George Lucas has taken over
him. The Star Wars theme should be out on a Spaced CD next month
and a Video and DVD of the first series are released in 2 weeks
: The computer-game influence is great, but do you guys actually
play them yourselves?
PJC : Simon how far did u get in resident evil 2 on spaced
Nick Frost : Yes we do. We play quite a lot together. Today we got a
PS2 with Silent Scope.
: lucky gits
Nick Frost : So we've been playing that all day.
Simon Pegg : I completed Resident Evil 2 (disc 1) on the set of
Spaced cos I was sat there for so long playing it.
: Does the shopping trolley outside the flat stay in the next series
steve : please ask them why the trolley is there its doing my head
Nick Frost laughs
Simon Pegg : That's Edgar's little thing and it does remain there
for the entire second series...
: The trolley has to stay!
Nick Frost : Haven't you got one outside your house?
Simon Pegg : If not, why not?
: long live the trolley!!!!
: A chance for a plug here boys. Is Spaced available on Video or
Nick Frost : yes the DVD is jam packed with extras, trailers and deleted
Simon Pegg : Where did you get your doctorate from?
Simon Pegg laughs
: Will there be nipples (female) in the next series?
Simon Pegg : Erm...NO. You need to get out more!
: will there be hairy man-boobs?
Nick Frost laughs
Nick Frost : YES! Several. Lots in fact.
Simon Pegg : All the men have their man-boobs visible.
Nick Frost : We have a whole kind of Robot Wars thing - it;s like
a whole hairy man-boob extravaganza! It's like EpiLady never happened!
: Are the deleted scenes on the DVD any good or are they pants as
deleted scenes tend to be? (hence they got deleted)
Simon Pegg : They're very interesting - they're pretty good - cut mainly
for time reasons [including] a funny scene where Tim meets Agent
Sculley from the X-Files which we did with a lookalike, but it didn't
: Hello Simon, we're here in Norwich and want to know if you were
here with Steve Coogan saying 'Please vacate the stage.'???
Simon Pegg : Yes I was. And a great time it was too. Norwich was a good
gig. Nick Frost : Home of Coleman's!
: Is there a 'stunt-double' for colin in his action scenes?
Miles : was that keith allen in the last episode back there or was
I dreaming ?
Nick Frost : Colin does have a stunt double - it's a big cat that we
put a dog's fur on.
Simon Pegg : The thing about Colin is that he does all his own stunts
but in real life she is female and her name is Ada.
Nick Frost : Ada is one of the finest canine actresses available.
Yes that was Keith Allen. He did it for free.
: was there any sexual tension on the set of spaced?
Simon Pegg : I constantly wanted to have sex with Nick.
Nick Frost : I always want to make a bonk with Simon.
: did you manage it ?
Simon Pegg : And I had a torrid affair with Ada.
: is THAT a deleted scene?
Simon Pegg : We live with each other anyway and we've never crept into
each other's room's, only to read big books
Nick Frost : in the mornings... I can't tell where Simon ends and
Simon Pegg bursts out laughing
Ed : Last one folks :)
I couldn't think of : have u guys got any new projects in the pipeline?
Simon Pegg : Well... Nick and myself are about to start work on a new
sitcom, I won't tell you what it's about, we're writing it together
starring mainly Nick. I will be writing and a possible cameo.
Nick Frost : I wouldn't expect another Spaced as you can't really
surpass genius of that calibre.
Simon Pegg : Ohhhh!
Ashes Army of D : too right
Simon Pegg : I'm not paying you anymore!
Ed : That's it folks! Thanks for coming, Nick and Simon, 'twas lavly
penski : cyas later boys - and keep up the good work beards! trolleys!
lizzie : cheers lads - been good hearing you!
Rev_HughJarce : Thanks for the first great series guys! - Long may
Edd : good luck in the future, hope the critics like Spaced 2, and
that you will host another chat when the new season starts
mach1 : c u guys later then
Gandalf : SSPAAAAAAAAAAAAACCED!
Lord NAgasaki : Spaced w00t!
maquiladora : see you later guys, well done and keep it up
Mr_Wobble : Keep up the good work then, look forward to the new
series! Seeya later Nick 'n' Simon ;)
Roland : in spaced nobody hears you scream...
Simon Pegg : Thank you very much for talking to us. I really hope you
enjoy the new series.
Nick Frost : Keep watching, and we're glad you are getting all of
the little jokes cos we put them there for you lot.
Nick Frost leaves the room
Simon Pegg leaves the room