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.
Questions and Answers is a concise version of the chat- with
questions asked and answers.
at Channel 4
THE NEW SERIES
badlydrawngirl : ...will there be any new characters?
Pegg : The new series starts on 23rd Feb - 3 weeks away and it kicks
Simon Pegg : Yes, there are new characters and a few old ones too.
FACIAL HAIR... AND OTHER HAIR AS WELL
Claire Armstrong : Is Tim's beard making an appearance in the
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.
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!
FACT, FICTION AND THE CHARACTERS
: Are any of the characters in spaced based on real people?
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 : ...What is your favourite kids toy?
Pegg : ...Mine is probably action figures.
Nick Frost : Mine was also the action figure. Then your imagination
is your boundary of play
: Do you cry at the end of The Return of the Jedi?
Pegg : Yes! I also cried at the end of the Phantom Menace for different
reasons - cos it was rubbish!
CELEBS IN S2
: Got any celeb cameo's for the next series?
Pegg : Yes we have members of the League of Gentlemen, Olivia Williams
from the Sixth Sense and the Bluetones are in it too!
: Do you do your own stunts?
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.
NICK'S BIG SHOOTER
: What happens if you get scared half to death - twice?
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.
THIS WEBSITE (sorry, couldn't help myself)
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?
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,
: How many film references do you try to get into every episode?
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.
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
Simon Pegg : That's Edgar's little thing and it does remain there
for the entire second series...
: The trolley has to stay!
Frost : Haven't you got one outside your house?
Simon Pegg : If not, why not?
: long live the trolley!!!!
SOFTCORE MALE PORN
: Will there be nipples (female) in the next series?
Pegg : Erm...NO. You need to get out more!
: will there be hairy man-boobs?
Nick Frost : YES! Several. Lots in fact.
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)
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
THE HOMOEROTIC ATMOSPHERE ON-SET
: was there any sexual tension on the set of spaced?
Pegg : I constantly wanted to have sex with Nick.
Nick Frost : I always want to make a bonk with Simon.
: did you manage it ?
Pegg : And I had a torrid affair with Ada.
: is THAT a deleted scene?
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
SOMETHING THEY REALLY DIDN'T MEAN TO MENTION JUST YET...
I couldn't think of : have u guys got any new projects in the pipeline?
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!
THE AWARD FOR BEST NICK GOES TO:
couldn't think of for not even trying
Hoot McToot for sounding like a character in a low-grade