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post Sep 15 2005, 08:35 AM
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The MediaGuardian have reported that Spaced and Shaun of the Dead favourite Nick Frost has landed the lead role in the forthcoming BBC2 comedy Hyperdrive.

The full article is as follows:

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Nick Frost, best known for playing Simon Pegg's sidekick in Spaced and Shaun of the Dead, has landed his first lead role in a TV comedy, playing a spaceship commander in new BBC2 show Hyperdrive.

Frost's character in Hyperdrive, space commander Henderson, is in charge of a 22nd century British spaceship tasked with trying to encourage aliens to relocate their businesses to Peterborough and take holidays in the Lake District.

The comedy, set in 2151, has been described by executive producer Jon Plowman as a "hilarious version of Das Boot in space".

"Hyperdrive is partly about the crew of the HMS Camden Lock trying to persuade aliens to relocate to Britain while the Americans offer Florida, and partly about a group of people being stuck together in a confined space for a long time," he said.

During their space travels, commander Henderson and his crew have to deal with anti-gravity failures, annoying talking doors and wars with aliens.

Commander Henderson is an optimistic but deluded man, who always thinks his orders are open to interpretation.

Hyperdrive, which formerly had a working title Full Power, also stars Kevin Eldon - whose credits include Nighty Night and Big Train - as first officer York, a brilliant scientist and polymath.

Other cast members include Miranda Hart as diplomatic officer Teal, who is in love with Henderson; Stephen Evans as manic-depressive navigator Vine; and Dan Antopolski as insubordinate technical officer Jeffers.

The BBC2 comedy also features Petra Massey as pilot Sandstrom, an "enhanced human", and Paterson Joseph, as the ambitious space marshal Clarke.

Hyperdrive is being filmed in Manchester and is due to go out on BBC2 next year.

The comedy has been written by Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley, who scripted the third series of Black Books. Alex Walsh-Taylor is producing, with John Henderson directing.


Thanks to Chapman Baxter for spotting this!
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post Jan 12 2006, 08:48 AM
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I laughed at the part when the blood splat comes out of nowhere

Nick said some lines that I've heard before

Like when he went "Let me have a think hmmmm let me have a think" - Danger 50,000 Volts came to mind, it was the same tone and everything

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Not bad. having seen it I wouldn't go out of my way to slate it, it was "cheery".

Though, in order to perhaps avoid those awful pilots where it's just:

"Hey-ho! Who's this new character?! Let's get them to explain everything they stand for and introduce their comedy signature"

they sort of threw you in the 'deep end' expecting you to take to these otherwise entirely new characters.

The scenes ribbing on future scifi cliche (like the whole "default"/"fast setup" thing which played out like something a PC World tech might have written) were nice as was Nick in the scenes on his own.

Banter though was a bit of a stumbling block... basically more than 2 person communication!

PS Did anyone think the set reminded them of the Peacekeeper Command Carrier from Farscape?! And very nice special effects; very post-Doctor Who

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- Raven   Nick Frost in Hyperdrive   Sep 15 2005, 08:35 AM
- - frostitute   How did I miss this post Must have been groggy O...   Sep 15 2005, 12:10 PM
- - superfurryandy   QUOTE "hilarious version of Das Boot in space...   Sep 15 2005, 12:13 PM
|- - Chapman Baxter   QUOTE (superfurryandy @ Sep 15 2005, 01:13 PM...   Sep 15 2005, 12:20 PM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   Wow, if this works it could be really good. Scienc...   Sep 15 2005, 12:49 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Sep 15 2005, 01:4...   Sep 15 2005, 01:06 PM
- - rabbit57i   "....hilarious version of Das Boot in space...   Sep 15 2005, 03:24 PM
|- - Zoe   QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Sep 15 2005, 04:24 PM)...   Sep 15 2005, 05:45 PM
- - Sean of the Dead   I pray this isn't gonna be another 'Accord...   Sep 15 2005, 04:49 PM
- - Ronin   Sounds interesting. Comedy Sci-fi is one of my fa...   Sep 15 2005, 05:12 PM
- - superfurryandy   I am in agreement with both Rabbit & Zoe - sti...   Sep 15 2005, 06:17 PM
- - rabbit57i   Of course with Eldon in it, it has hopes of being ...   Sep 15 2005, 07:13 PM
- - Omniscia   Could be worse. Could be "Home Boys in Space...   Sep 15 2005, 08:49 PM
|- - Ronin   QUOTE (Omniscia @ Sep 15 2005, 04:49 PM)Could...   Sep 16 2005, 01:48 PM
- - jem   shit. i hope it eventually gets aired in north ame...   Sep 22 2005, 07:14 PM
- - Blind I/O   They'll doubtless be available for download if...   Sep 22 2005, 07:18 PM
- - Mrs Bisley   QUOTE annoying talking doors Hitchhiker's?? ...   Sep 24 2005, 12:30 PM
- - Oisi-wan Kemansell   Sfx has a really good article on it, but I can...   Oct 2 2005, 08:29 PM
- - rabbit57i   Large Nick Frost Interview   Oct 27 2005, 03:02 PM
|- - Raven   QUOTE (rabbit57i @ Oct 27 2005, 04:02 PM)Larg...   Oct 27 2005, 03:40 PM
|- - rabbit57i   QUOTE (Raven @ Oct 27 2005, 10:40 AM)I think ...   Oct 27 2005, 04:29 PM
- - frostitute   It's an old interview, around when Danger DVD ...   Oct 27 2005, 06:54 PM
- - rabbit57i   awww, we're so proud of you.   Oct 27 2005, 09:16 PM
- - Ohio_is_for_lovers   QUOTE (Sean of the Dead @ Sep 15 2005, 04:49 ...   Oct 28 2005, 12:06 AM
- - Baz   Was just looking around for news on Hyperdrive and...   Dec 27 2005, 04:58 AM
|- - Igmeister   QUOTE (Baz @ Dec 27 2005, 04:58 AM)Was just l...   Jan 3 2006, 02:58 PM
- - whitey   It's a dreadful idea. I hope it gains somethin...   Jan 3 2006, 04:54 PM
- - frostitute   Can't wait   Jan 3 2006, 07:12 PM
- - sleeping_pirate   I'm looking forward to this. *Fingers crossed...   Jan 5 2006, 08:24 PM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   Did a post of mine just disappear from here or did...   Jan 5 2006, 08:32 PM
|- - Baz   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Jan 5 2006, 08:32...   Jan 5 2006, 08:33 PM
|- - Jessopjessopjessop   QUOTE (Baz @ Jan 5 2006, 08:33 PM)You posted ...   Jan 5 2006, 08:36 PM
- - Chapman Baxter   I didn't realise the actor Kevin Eldon was in ...   Jan 5 2006, 11:58 PM
- - curtinparloe   Nick is on Morning Glory tomorrow morning on C4 ...   Jan 10 2006, 10:55 AM
- - Cornetto   so hyperdrive is on tonight... lets hope is not sh...   Jan 11 2006, 04:28 PM
|- - ipse dixit   QUOTE (Cornetto @ Jan 11 2006, 05:28 PM)so hy...   Jan 11 2006, 04:33 PM
- - Jessopjessopjessop   This clashes unpleasantly with a certain island-ba...   Jan 11 2006, 04:44 PM
|- - WiseJoeyD   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Jan 11 2006, 04:4...   Jan 11 2006, 04:54 PM
||- - Jessopjessopjessop   QUOTE (WiseJoeyD @ Jan 11 2006, 04:54 PM)Sure...   Jan 11 2006, 04:57 PM
|- - danc   QUOTE (Jessopjessopjessop @ Jan 11 2006, 04:4...   Jan 11 2006, 06:22 PM
- - frostitute   You're going to be disappointed with the seaso...   Jan 11 2006, 05:31 PM
|- - whitey   QUOTE (frostitute @ Jan 11 2006, 05:31 PM)Wat...   Jan 11 2006, 06:26 PM
|- - bromley001   I look forward to Hyperdrive with giddy anticipati...   Jan 11 2006, 07:11 PM
|- - frostitute   QUOTE (whitey @ Jan 11 2006, 01:26 PM)I have ...   Jan 11 2006, 07:17 PM
|- - whitey   QUOTE (frostitute @ Jan 11 2006, 07:17 PM)Not...   Jan 11 2006, 07:23 PM
- - curtinparloe   well, in 70 minutes we'll know for sure...   Jan 11 2006, 08:21 PM
- - Jubei   or 100 minutes? Isn't it at 10?   Jan 11 2006, 08:24 PM
- - whitey   is it tonight? why did I think friday?   Jan 11 2006, 08:40 PM
- - curtinparloe   Ah, I keep forgetting. I live an hour in the futu...   Jan 11 2006, 08:54 PM
- - feckless_dykey_prostitute   Prepare for take off, people.   Jan 11 2006, 10:03 PM
- - pots   well its making me look back fondly on red dwarf. ...   Jan 11 2006, 10:17 PM
- - Jubei   Hmm, it was watchable, but I didn't think it w...   Jan 11 2006, 10:33 PM
- - Cornetto   I uhhh emmm watched it and well it was uhhh... cra...   Jan 11 2006, 10:34 PM
- - Blind I/O   Yeah, if I were expecting that to be good, I'd...   Jan 11 2006, 10:41 PM
- - Johny Alpha   I didnt think it was that bad, could be better, I ...   Jan 11 2006, 10:49 PM
- - danc   It had a few moments i guess, the scrotum/tasting ...   Jan 11 2006, 11:02 PM
- - curtinparloe   I thought it was OK. First episodes are rarely bri...   Jan 11 2006, 11:32 PM
- - frostitute   The Hyperdrive website has made plenty of new addi...   Jan 11 2006, 11:36 PM
- - danc   The interview with Nick is rather funny.   Jan 12 2006, 12:31 AM
|- - fear_of_pop   I thought it was good. Not crap by any means.   Jan 12 2006, 01:29 AM
- - PrincessKate   I started watching it but got sucked into a conver...   Jan 12 2006, 01:31 AM
- - bigcider   another two or three episodes will give a better i...   Jan 12 2006, 02:21 AM
- - zeden   Not bad for a first episode. Got a few decent laug...   Jan 12 2006, 08:11 AM
- - frostitute   I laughed at the part when the blood splat comes o...   Jan 12 2006, 08:48 AM
|- - WiseJoeyD   Not bad. having seen it I wouldn't go out of m...   Jan 12 2006, 09:48 AM
|- - Rua   Not Bad, all a bit Red Dwarf, (the later CGI'd...   Jan 12 2006, 10:54 AM
|- - fear_of_pop   I really liked the dialogue between Nick and Miran...   Jan 12 2006, 12:42 PM
- - A Big Fat Tranny?   I liked it. Much. The 'Default settings' ...   Jan 12 2006, 12:54 PM
- - Svein   The reboot was hilarious, as was the line about no...   Jan 12 2006, 01:23 PM
- - curtinparloe   That reminds me, I think my favourite bit was when...   Jan 12 2006, 01:32 PM
- - Kick in the Head   Yes, it was so-so. A few chuckles, but more to do ...   Jan 12 2006, 01:36 PM
|- - bromley001   A lot of my Red Dwarf buddies were really wanting ...   Jan 12 2006, 01:47 PM
- - spacegurl   Not too great, really, but okay. The only bit that...   Jan 12 2006, 01:46 PM
- - chocolatebeenie   I was a bit dissapointed with Hyperdrive last nigh...   Jan 12 2006, 03:27 PM
|- - Baz   QUOTE (chocolatebeenie @ Jan 12 2006, 03:27 P...   Jan 12 2006, 05:41 PM
- - Dax Trajero   Anyone watch it ? Nick is great as ever. Kevin El...   Jan 12 2006, 04:20 PM
- - empathy-with-beast   I hadn't really got all excited about it previ...   Jan 12 2006, 04:27 PM
- - Zoe   What the world of sitcom needs is an injection of ...   Jan 12 2006, 04:34 PM
|- - ipse dixit   QUOTE (Zoe @ Jan 12 2006, 05:34 PM)What the w...   Jan 12 2006, 04:40 PM
|- - Svein   QUOTE (Zoe @ Jan 12 2006, 05:34 PM)What the w...   Jan 12 2006, 04:42 PM
- - Stella MM   I know of some...   Jan 12 2006, 04:40 PM
- - whitey   Repeated on Sunday at 10 for those of us who could...   Jan 12 2006, 06:14 PM
|- - fear_of_pop   It's better than the scheduling they did with ...   Jan 12 2006, 06:17 PM
|- - whitey   QUOTE (fear_of_pop @ Jan 12 2006, 06:17 PM)It...   Jan 12 2006, 06:22 PM
- - frostitute   So are Nick and Eldon going to fight ala Matrix? ...   Jan 12 2006, 07:22 PM
- - whitey   The good: The sets were nice. Frost's video me...   Jan 13 2006, 05:46 AM
|- - Software Monkey   QUOTE (whitey @ Jan 13 2006, 06:46 AM)Surely ...   Jan 14 2006, 07:38 PM
- - Henry Krinkle   It was okay. I didn't laugh at all, but I smil...   Jan 13 2006, 02:01 PM
|- - Clart   QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 13 2006, 02:01 PM)...   Jan 13 2006, 02:33 PM
|- - WiseJoeyD   QUOTE (Henry Krinkle @ Jan 13 2006, 02:01 PM)...   Jan 13 2006, 07:28 PM
- - Oisi-wan Kemansell   Aaaah Red Dwarf the great hammer on which sci-fi-c...   Jan 13 2006, 05:21 PM
- - whitey   if it ain't broke don't fix it.   Jan 13 2006, 08:04 PM
|- - WiseJoeyD   QUOTE (whitey @ Jan 13 2006, 08:04 PM)if it a...   Jan 13 2006, 08:08 PM
- - Cornetto   I hate the robot pilot woman its just a shit chara...   Jan 14 2006, 11:35 PM
- - Ohio_is_for_lovers   I havent watched it but i will check it out next w...   Jan 15 2006, 09:34 AM
- - ipse dixit   Watched this last night. It was ok, raised a few s...   Jan 15 2006, 02:15 PM
|- - flash goulden   QUOTE (ipse dixit @ Jan 15 2006, 02:15 PM)Wat...   Jan 16 2006, 05:05 AM
|- - whitey   QUOTE (flash goulden @ Jan 16 2006, 05:05 AM)...   Jan 16 2006, 05:15 AM
|- - ipse dixit   QUOTE (flash goulden @ Jan 16 2006, 06:05 AM)...   Jan 16 2006, 10:25 AM
- - Sir_Robin_the_brave   Bugger, I missed it again. Oh well.   Jan 16 2006, 11:02 AM
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