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post Sep 15 2005, 12:02 PM
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From theGuardian:

Spaced star shifts into Hyperdrive

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

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

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.

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post Sep 15 2005, 12:05 PM
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I sincerely hope that the beeb do it right this time!

It's got all the working parts, comedy, space, Us/UK relations.

Whens it out?

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post Sep 15 2005, 12:06 PM
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The story has already been posted here in News, so I'll close this duplicate.
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