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Nick Frost 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.
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Chat 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

steven 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 bottom!
Nick Frost : Yeah a bottom
Simon Pegg : Yes, there are new characters and a few old ones too.

GillyWilly : 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!

Hattie : can we see your bottom?

Simon Pegg : If you watch Hattie - in the second series you will.
Nick Frost : They love your crazy bum!

Chat Ed sets the video
Claire Armstrong : Is Tim's beard making an appearance in the second series?

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.

genjuro : keep the beard

Nick Frost : Hmm you've covered all kinds of facial hair possibilities there mate.
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!

Rob : 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. Mainly David.
Nick Frost laughs

Derek 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

Claire Armstrong : I called him Simon Peg-Lego. I'm in therapy.

Nick Frost laughs!
Nick Frost : That's great!

ultimatedruid : 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!

emmatheo : is bill bailey a good kisser

Nick Frost : mmmMMMMm, you'll have to ask his wife.

Cujo : 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!

JonSykes : 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.

kev : is the new series on channel 4 or E4 like the new trigger happy tv?
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.

Helen : yayyyyyyyyy!
badlydrawngirl : YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES
fatboy : THANK GOD FOR C4

Phil : 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 the air.
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.

Djsteeley : 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.

Chat Ed : lol!

Nick Frost : But I got away with it.

Lucy : 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,

Chat Ed : URL?

Nick Frost :

Blueski : 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.

IanJD : 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 coming out

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 time.

Nazgrub : 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.

HyperactiveManChild : 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.

insomnia : 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 in

Nick Frost laughs
Simon Pegg : That's Edgar's little thing and it does remain there for the entire second series...

MrMonkey : The trolley has to stay!

Nick Frost : Haven't you got one outside your house?
Simon Pegg : If not, why not?

scooter : long live the trolley!!!!

DrCaligari : A chance for a plug here boys. Is Spaced available on Video or DVD?

Nick Frost : yes the DVD is jam packed with extras, trailers and deleted scenes.

Craig : COOL!!

Simon Pegg : Where did you get your doctorate from?
Simon Pegg laughs

Mik : Will there be nipples (female) in the next series?

Simon Pegg : Erm...NO. You need to get out more!

penski : will there be hairy man-boobs?

Nick Frost laughs
Nick Frost : YES! Several. Lots in fact.

hulahoop : hooray

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!

HootMcToot : 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 really work.

rebecca : 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!

Djsteeley : 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.

danH : 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.

Moog : did you manage it ?

Simon Pegg : And I had a torrid affair with Ada.

Will : 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 I begin
Simon Pegg bursts out laughing

Chat 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!

Evil Ashes Army of D : too right

Simon Pegg : I'm not paying you anymore!

Chat 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! and ada!
lizzie : cheers lads - been good hearing you!
Rev_HughJarce : Thanks for the first great series guys! - Long may it continue!!!!!
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
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



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