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Quint and Simon Pegg chat STAR TREK, RUN FATBOY RUN, MCSPACED and much more!!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. I had the chance recently to chat with Simon Pegg on the phone while he was pimping his upcoming RUN, FATBOY, RUN. We talk everything from that film to his loyalties to Nick Frost and Edgar Wright to McSpaced to the real SPACED Region 1 DVD to SCOTT PILGRIM to Scotty and STAR TREK. It’s a tiny interview, but jammed packed with Simon Pegg. Enjoy!

Simon Pegg: Hey Eric, how are you going?

Quint: Hey Simon, what’s up man?

Simon Pegg: I’ve been up since about six o’clock, so I’m really knackered. It’s nice to know… You know Frosty (of Collider) interviewed me earlier on and you get these little breaks in the day where you think “Oh good, I know this guy! It’s going to be alright.”

Quint: Well, I’m going to ask you nothing but personal Entertainment Tonight or Access Hollywood type questions.

Simon Pegg: Right. Get that dirt!

Quint: That’s all I want to know. I don’t want to know anything about movies or anything.

Simon Pegg: Aint It Cool is really going downhill, isn’t it?

Quint: We have got to follow the money, man! That’s where the money is. (laughs) So, are you doing mostly in person stuff over there?

Simon Pegg: I’ve done a lot of in person, I’m doing a lot of phone now, and there’s a couple of print later on, so it’s a pretty packed day I think, because they have sort of rammed everything into this one day. It’s one of those relentless “one after the others.”

Quint: How are you coping without having Edgar [Wright] and Nick [Frost] there to keep you up and try to crack you up on the phone?


Simon Pegg: Getting undressed? Yeah, I know. Now that the HOT FUZZ DVD is out now, I think “Shit, now everyone who speaks to me on the phone is going to assume that I am taking my clothes off and throwing apples at people” after what was scene on the HOT FUZZ documentary, but those guys encourage that behavior. It’s not my choice. It is weird though actually, it’s weird not having them being around because usually we would do it together and to be isolated is a new experience.

Quint: So without the enablers, you will be on your best behavior then?

Simon Pegg: Absolutely.

[Both Laugh]

Quint: My favorite part of RUN FATBOY RUN was seeing you work more closely with Dylan Moran and you definitely have more of a buddy movie relationship than you did in SHAUN and I’m also a huge fan of BLACK BOOKS, so it was a really great…

Simon Pegg: He’s fantastic and when we were casting it, I had a bit of say in the casting and it seemed to be a good idea to get Dylan in, because we had that preexisting relationship since we were friends anyways. He had obviously been in SHAUN OF THE DEAD, so the idea of working with him was great and also the idea of him actually playing my friend rather than my enemy was nice as well. I also think it was important for me, because it’s a slightly broader movie. It’s more family oriented and very much a romantic comedy, which is kind of what we decided to do. We wanted to fulfill the criteria that it’s required to make a romantic comedy. In some respect I think it’s easier to take the piss than it is to actually get your head down and do it as it should be, you know and hitting all of those little beats. I thought it would be good to have someone like Dylan in there, because he would, just by his very performance style, just subtly undercut it and just be a little anti-shmaltzed about it.

Quint: Yeah, well he is definitely more cynical and you get that biting humor with his character.

Simon Pegg: Yeah.

Quint: Was it a difficult transition for you to prepare for a story where your love interest is Thandie Newton instead of Nick Frost?

Simon Pegg: (laughs) She just has not got the meat on her bones that Nick has. You know what I mean? She’s hard to get a hold of, but no it was great. Thandie is super cool and I felt very privileged to be playing a man who she would fall for even. I find her to be extremely good fun and she has a great presence on set. I think she had come off doing a couple of really serious movies, like CRASH and THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS where she was required to be very straight and just relished being in an environment where there was a lot of messing around going on.


So, yeah it was fun, but yeah I did miss Nick. Nick was obviously… his name came up for Gordon and I was like “No,” because I don’t want for it to be like Nick and I have to do absolutely everything together and there is the stuff that Nick and I do together and I think that is all we should do together, you know? If we start turning up in other people’s films together, people are going to see us as coming as a package, which they kind of do anyway.

Quint: So you think that you will definitely stick with Nick for Edgar and Edgar’s movies?

Simon Pegg: Oh, absolutely and that’s that collaborative group. The basic group behind SHAUN OF THE DEAD and HOT FUZZ is obviously what WORKING TITLE and everyone behind it, but Nira [Park], me, and Nick. That’s the group that those groups come from.

Quint: Was it much different for you leading a film without that support structure? You have been in a lot of films, but I don’t think you have been the lead in a film outside of Edgar’s movies, that I can remember.


Simon Pegg: It was nice in a way. It was kind of like taking a bit of a holiday. I did have writing duties, I did a polish on the script and translated it to a British setting and added some stuff here and there, but it wasn’t like it was mine. It feels like this is Michael Ian Black’s script that I was just brought in to do some revisions on really. I wouldn’t say I was the co-writer, because Michael’s story was already intact and it just needed polishing and revising. But yeah it’s nice, because you just feel like “OK, this isn’t so much my gig. The pressure is off a little bit.” It’s weird in a way, because as much as I love the movie, when it was a number one in the UK I was watching the box office, because I didn’t want it to beat HOT FUZZ, which is weird, because it’s my film. I have odd loyalties, like I was nominated at the Empire Awards for both films and I was kind of thinking, “I hope it’s HOT FUZZ, because that’s totally mine,” where as I share this with David [Schwimmer] and Michael and everybody else, so it’s a weird thing when you are kind of pitted against yourself.

Quint: So you are more greedy then? Is that what you are saying?

Simon Pegg: Yeah, greedy!

[Both Laugh]

Quint: So let’s talk a little bit about David Schwimmer and what he was like as a director.

Simon Pegg: He’s done a lot of TV and he’s done theater. I think as a director, he is enormously talented and a lot of that comes from the fact that he is very good with the actors. He is extremely good at second guessing how we are feeling and knowing how we are feeling and that’s important when you are an actor. You want direction and you want it to be sympathetic as much as you can and he definitely had that and you know he was working with a really good DP. There wasn’t any kind of question of him not understanding the techniques of filmmaking, you know, he knew what an F-Stop was and he knew what the lens sizes meant and he knew what dollying left can do to a phone conversation. He was fully aware of the technicalities, so it felt very relaxed in his company as a director.

Quint: That’s cool. Well how does his style compare to Edgar’s or even Abrams’?

Simon Pegg: Everyone is different, you know and Edgar and I have known each other for so long and we have an almost telepathic relationship. I remember if David would come up to us after a take and congratulate us and tell us “Well done” and I kind of looked at him like “What?” because with me and Edgar we would just move on. If we move on then I know he is happy and I don’t need him to tell me that he likes me or if it’s good, because we have got a job to do and it’s to get the film made, whereas it was slightly more relaxed with David. He would come up and laugh. Edgar is not a complete curmudgeon on set, but he is very, very focused. David was more inclined to come up and give us pros after we did a good take and that was kind of nice. One thing that I think is nice with all of them, JJ, Edgar, and David, is the boundless enthusiasm. There’s a real love of the job. There’s never a moment where you feel, with any of those guys, that they are doing it because it’s a job. They are doing it, because they enjoy it.

Quint: I remember when I came out to visit you guys on HOT FUZZ, I wouldn’t say I was surprised, but I definitely noticed what you were talking about with Edgar, where he was just kinda focused. I assume…

Simon Pegg: Even Nick at times will go “Is Edgar alright? Does he not like me?” and he’s known Edgar almost as long as I have and it’s just Edgar’s way. His mind is like a supercomputer when he is working and you just need to let it go and let it compile.

Quint: So I have to ask, can you give me a little taste of Scotty?


Simon Pegg: I can not… even for you.

Quint: Even for me?

Simon Pegg: If it was for anybody, it would be for you, but I’ve got to be careful not to do a Scottish accent anywhere now, because people will just assume it’s Scotty. My wife, obviously as I’ve made known, is Scottish and I have a large Scottish family up in Glasgow, so it’s not like I’m just some English imposter, I do have some connection to the country and I’ve used it. Also the first AD, Tommy Gormley, on STAR TREK and also MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, is a real dyed in the wool Glaswegian and so having him on set was great, because if my wife wasn’t there, I could defer to Tommy and say “What do you think of this? Is this phrasing right?” One thing I didn’t want to do is an impression of James Doohan, because I wouldn’t want anyone to think I was making fun of him, you know? If I started doing an impersonation of the actor that played Scotty, that would be doing the part and the actor a disservice, so my intention was to take it as James did when he first picked up the script, and just say “Okay, he’s a physics genius, he’s an engineer, he’s from Scotland…” and approach the character like that and to have my interpretation of it.

Quint: Can you tell me how big of a role Scotty plays in the thing? Is it a significant part?


Simon Pegg: Yeah, and there is very little I can say, because there is a Paramount sniper trained on the back of my head as I speak. He’s on a building and I’m not going to look, because he will know I know he is there, but I worked on the film for five weeks basically, so take from that what you will. The rough and tumble chirpy engineer from Linlithgow is very much in the film.

Quint: Since you have a bigger part in this than you did in MISSION IMPOSSIBLE, was there any noticeable difference in how Abrams worked with you?

Simon Pegg: JJ is such a machine, you know? He has got so much energy and enthusiasm and he absolutely loves what he is doing and I think that the key thing that the STAR TREK fans out there, of which I am one, but even the more dedicated ones even, the key thing that they have to remember is the one person that I’m sure they would want to make the next STAR TREK film would be a STAR TREK fan and JJ is most certainly that. He’s not making this because it’s a business opportunity or it’s a script that landed on his door step. This is something he really, really loves and wants to do and I can’t think of a better person to be at the helm of this project and that’s always reflected in his attitude on set. He is just an absolute… he’s a pitbull. He really is. He’s on it all of the time and kind of… you know there are people on a set to verify things so that nothing is overlooked… nothing out of the universe, because people are always going to be looking for that kind of stuff for whatever weird reason. In some respects there is an odd sense out there that people kind of want it to not be very good to justify that the odds are kind of reluctant that it even exists, but I just think that being a fan of the show and having seen it up close, I’m fucking excited and I’m in it.

Quint: So he’s not “prequeling” it. He’s not going to crush the dreams and hopes of the fans?

Simon Pegg: Absolutely not and what is so exciting is what we are going to see is a STAR TREK movie with contemporary special effects in it. With the special effects that we are seeing now in cinema, that’s going to be applied to STAR TREK. ILM and these companies that can do amazing stuff… It’s going to be fantastic and we are going to see this universe realized more keenly than it ever has been before.

Quint: Are you going to make any appearance at all in SCOTT PILGRIM for Edgar?

Simon Pegg: You know what? I don’t know. Me and Edgar are really funny when we do stuff apart. We never talk about it. We sort of… me and Nick have just written PAUL, which is what we are going to do next, which is the little side project that Nick and I have written, with Edgar is probably going to Exec. on, but won’t direct, but it took him a long, long time to read it and I will occasionally say “So, how’s SCOTT PILGRIM going?” like it’s his other girlfriend when in actual fact I’m fascinated. I know he has just cast Michael Cera, who I am a huge fan of and it’s going to be great. I am in two minds of whether to say “can I be in it?” or to hang back and not do that and let him do something without me, because I think he also needs to establish himself as a director that doesn’t just do one as much as I and Nick do as actors and also there’s the dangers, as I have said in the past, of becoming his Bruce Campbell and everyone going “Oh it’s the bit with Simon Pegg, do you remember him?”

[Both Laugh]

Quint: You would be the snooty waiter.

Simon Pegg: Exactly yeah. I’m “snooty cameo” in every film.

Quint: What’s the current status on MCSPACED?

Simon Pegg: Only what we have been told, you know? We have released, as you know, our statements to our websites and we just wanted to say where we stood. We owed that to the fans, because they wanted to know what was going on. I’m not interested in entering a public slagging match with anybody, but I stand by everything I said in that statement and it still stands now, so…

Quint: So they haven’t tried to contact you after all of that?

Simon Pegg: They have now, because it’s like “Oh maybe we should,” but it’s a little too little too late really. “You have had this script for a long long time” and I’m sure the first call Robert Rodriguez made when he was adapting SIN CITY was straight to Frank Miller’s home. It was straight to the man. It wasn’t with any talk about any shadowy executives preventing communication and bullshit, because we are not the hardest people to find in the world, you know? Edgar’s got a Myspace page for fuck’s sake… So I have kind of said all I have got to say on it and it was great because Edgar and me, and Jess [Hynes nee Stevenson], all came out to LA to do new commentaries for the region 1 release of SPACED.

Quint: I can’t wait.

Simon Pegg: We had Kevin Smith, Quentin Tarantino, Diablo Cody, and Matt Stone with us to do special new commentaries and I think Edgar is going to do a couple more on the episodes we didn’t get to with other people as well, so I think it’s going to be very clear to anyone that SPACED has a huge following in America already and that pleases us.

Quint: That’s sweet. Do you know when those DVDs are hitting?

Simon Pegg: In July. We will be at COMIC CON in conjunction with the release.

Quint: I can’t wait man and I will definitely be there with bells on. Thanks for sitting and talking to me, I really appreciate it.

Simon Pegg: Alright Eric, it’s good to hear from you.

Quint: Alright, see you later.

Simon Pegg: Bye, mate.


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  • March 26, 2008, 4:35 a.m. CST

    McFirst and

    by Some farts really stink.

    ...I love Spaced. Can't wait for the R1 DVD's!

  • March 26, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Nothing about Ant-Man?

    by hamslime

    No news is good news if you ask me.

  • March 26, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST

    R1 DVDs

    by Sprout

    Blimey it sounds like I'm buying Spaced again for the new commentaries! :D

  • March 26, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    I second that emotion, Sprout

    by Brendon

    How many Spaceds will a man have to buy? I wanted to hear more about Paul. That stone was left pretty much untroubled.

  • March 26, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST


    by greigy just wanted to say

    Gave you a glimpse that there may well be one hell of a dramatic actor lurking in there...

  • March 26, 2008, 5:11 a.m. CST

    dag nabit...

    by Obscura

    so all us UK Region 2-ers dont get TARINTINO commentaries!? fair enough we've had the box set for ages but... dammit... new Spaced stuff!!! i want i want i want!

  • March 26, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST


    by Scrolly

    Why not just post the entire interview? Why is that a bad idea?

  • March 26, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST

    I want Simon Pegg's babies

    by wazza

    and my wife doesn't mind too much

  • March 26, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    Agreed Scrolly

    by theycallmemrglass

    Its like watching the Jazz singer which is a silent movie and suddenly you get sound when he sings except here its of an ordinary sentence. But I think Quint is paying homage to the old "Cinerama" "You wont believe your ears!" "IN 3D!!" ,1950s gimick cinema days...AMAZING SOUND_O_TEXT! Wow, text into sound!

  • March 26, 2008, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Also, Quint (or Eric) does not want to hear hi voice

    by theycallmemrglass

  • March 26, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST

    What is Contemporary FX?

    by theycallmemrglass

    Couldnt quite figure that out. I dont care, I want to see the Camera tilting left and every one falling to the left after a second delay technology. OK, just kidding, but what the hell is contemporary fx?

  • March 26, 2008, 6:27 a.m. CST


    by Quint

    You got that right, theycallmemrglass (great handle, by the way). I've definitely got a voice for print.<BR><BR>I think eventually we'll post the full audio, but we're still working on hosting these files. They're pretty massive and with the traffic we're getting... well, having 35 meg (15 minute interviews) to over 100 meg (45 minutes) downloaded by thousands means crazy bills. I'm sure we'll get it going soon enough, but you're right that Amazing Sound-O-Text is definitely a nod to the William Castle type gimmicks. It all started when I upgraded to a digital recorder and it was easier to pull sound clips. Now they're there to add to the regular written interviews, but I'm sure we'll evolve at some point.

  • March 26, 2008, 6:43 a.m. CST

    Run fat boy run

    by gord

    Great to hear about Spaced, but Run Fat boy Run is a god awful movie. Pegg is alright in it, but really its hard to watch.

  • March 26, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST


    by Dazzler69

    What you can't put audio up there or another free posting site?

  • March 26, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST


    by Scrolly

    Ok, bandwidth is a good reason. Thanks for answering. I was wondering.

  • March 26, 2008, 7 a.m. CST


    by Scrolly

    I wouldn't say it's awful. It's just that Pegg really is the only good thing about it.

  • March 26, 2008, 7:04 a.m. CST

    Doesn't want to be Bruce Campbell

    by RenoNevada2000

    Pegg states he doesn't want to be Bruce Campbell, yet how many times are they going to release SPACED on DVD?<br> (I kid, I kid...)

  • March 26, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    New commentaries!!

    by DirkD13"

    Looks like I'd better invest in that multi-region DVD player at long last. Also, Pegg's ability as a dramatic actor was first evident in the final episode of series 1 of Spaced, when Tim and Daisy are having that huge row intercut with bits from Tekken (GREAT scene btw).

  • March 26, 2008, 7:52 a.m. CST

    The movie is not bad, people.

    by scudd

    It's not Shaun or Hot Fuzz, but I think the fanboys are being a little too hard on this movie because it's for more of a broader audience than Simon's past films.

  • March 26, 2008, 7:57 a.m. CST


    by Knuckleduster

    I'll have to buy Spaced again. Damn cool people with their commentaries. Hope the R1 menu is just as cool as the R2 one.

  • March 26, 2008, 8:04 a.m. CST

    You could always put the sound files up

    by gotilk

    at a public bittorrent site. Sites like mininova are always looking for legal content to feature. Host the tiny torrent file, then just link to it here. I know we'd all seed it practically forever.

  • March 26, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Absolutely top bloke...

    by LordPorkington

    One of those rare celebs who you meet and feel like they're genuinely interested in you and who takes the time to talk with you. Same goes with Edgar, Nick & Jessica, so it's easy to see why they stick together and get along so well. I hope Hollywood doesn't twist them or that they let fame go to their heads. Long may they continue working together and churning out quality movies and tv shows. By the way, if this 'Paul' project turns out to be about an English nerd moving to the States and how he adapts to life over there, I'll be forced to talk to my lawyer!

  • March 26, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    I'll be buying the R1 spaced discs gladly

    by logicalnoise01

    and then also glady never ever fucking watching the american version.

  • March 26, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST

    Scotty's role in Star Trek [Both Laugh]

    by The Gospel According to Bastardface

    The film focuses on the cadets and Scotty is not a cadet, he's an established crew man when these upstarts come along in the third act.

  • March 26, 2008, 8:53 a.m. CST

    Run Fatboy, Run id actually ok.

    by spideyed

    Is it broader and less funny than his previous output...YES. Is it meant to be broader and gentler ....YES. Its also a reasonably entertaining 90 minutes, not mascerading as Oscar material but a nice little rom-com and Pegg shows hes a good actor in it. My fave Pegg acting moment which i think shows his acting ability is the last episode of Series 1 of Spaced. The "life just isnt like the movies" speech is really well writtten, heartfelt and well acted. Along with Steve Coogan hes the best our UK's funnymen-turned-actors. Plus he sounds like a jolly nice bloke. Good on you Simon and i hope it all goes well for you.

  • March 26, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    I'm with Greigy...Pegg was solid on DOCTOR WHO

    by SpyGuy

    The problem was that "The Long Game" felt like a filler episode between "Dalek" and "Father's Day" and is easily overlooked. I'd love to see Pegg make another appearance on the series, especially facing off against David Tennant's Tenth Doctor.

  • March 26, 2008, 9:38 a.m. CST

    Well Done Quint.

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Once again another awesome interview. Pegg sounds like a great guy just to have a pint with an shoot the breeze.

  • March 26, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies

    Damn lack of spell check.

  • March 26, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg: Aint It Cool is really going downhill, isn’t it?

    by ArcadianDS

    So Pegg is a long-time reader, then?

  • March 26, 2008, 9:56 a.m. CST


    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

  • March 26, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST


    by imascooby1985

    the news about the Spaced dvd release date and the commentary tracks is just about the best news I have read on this site in a long long while.

  • March 26, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST


    by ldm882

    I think someone mentioned this before, but have you thought about just putting the text with sound in a different font color you can click on so that there's not this jarring "Click here!..." interruption before every sound paragraph?

  • March 26, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Pegg was great in SOTD!

    by pdennett316

    His scenes when his stepdad Phillip and his Mother died were awesome, really realistic emotion. He is hugely underrated as an actor I feel, hopefully that'll change.

  • March 26, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Not doing a Doohan impression, that's good!

    by performingmonkey

    But surely there are some lines like 'I just can't do it, Captain!'

  • March 26, 2008, noon CST


    by Toonol

    (Isn't that a cool word?) Have somebody draw up a little icon of a microphone or something, and put it at the beginning of paragraphs that have audio files attached. I hear you can do that with HTML nowadays.<p> Trust me, I'm in marketing. It would work.

  • March 26, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    Who does dollying left do to a phone conversation?

    by Wee Willie

    I'm serious, what's he talking about?

  • March 26, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Wee Willie

    by ThomasServo

    I was wondering the same thing! What is he referencing there?

  • March 26, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST

    ldm882 and Toonol, you're both missing the point.

    by raw_bean

    Read the comments of theycallmemrglass and Quint himself up above. The Amzing Sound-O-Text is the way it is because that's the way Quint wants it, it's all just part of this site's particular style and charm. When every site on the 'net has 'slick' and 'professional' 'iconography', there'll be no more room for personality.

  • March 26, 2008, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg kicks ass!

    by MacTard420

    Run Fatboy Run is a charming little romantic comedy. Anyone expecting Hot Fuzz or SOTD greatness will be severely disappointed.<p>I have never seen this Spaced show but I might just blind buy it when that R1 version hits the States. It sounds awesome!

  • March 26, 2008, 1:05 p.m. CST

    New Star Trek film doomed

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Car crash cinema. Guaranteed.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST

    How can one critique something before they've seen it?

    by Reel American Hero

    One mystery of the net I'll never understand.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    "prequeling it"?

    by Sithdan

    Is that a slap in the face of Star Wars? How original.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST


    by buffywrestling

    I'm a huge fan of Simon Pegg. I wasn't that excited to check out Star Trek until now. I thought he would have a little blippy role like in MI:3.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    Sniping at the prequels - yawn!

    by Wormie1

    I bet the Paramount execs would all give their left nuts for the new Star Trek movie to be as successful as the SW prequels. I am looking forward to Star Trek, but they should come up with an actual title.

  • March 26, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    I love this guy so much...

    by Rocklover79

    that I'll give him a pass on Run Fatboy Run. I didn't like that flick very much, but this guy is aces in my book.

  • March 26, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    [Both Laugh]

    by pipergates

    i need to see Spaced-in a spaced out condition.

  • March 26, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST

    The problem and it's not even a problem...


    Is when Pegg, Frost and Wright aint in or doing each others movies it's harder for me to fully enjoy such is their brilliant collaborative appeal. I will watch Hyperdrive or Startrek but I look at the cover of Run Fat Boy Run each time i'm in the video store but can never quite pluck up enough courage to rent it! I don't know what it is? maybee it's the misleading title or maybee it's the Swimmer element!?

  • March 26, 2008, 3:36 p.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    I absolutely implore you, and anyone else on here who hasn't seen Spaced, to just buy it blind. I rarely back a movie or tv show with such gusto, but you won't regret buying it. Just trust me! I can't believe that 2009 will be the 10th anniversary of the show, how the time has flown, but it remains my No.1 tv show of all time by a long shot.

  • March 26, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Music issues?

    by Johnny Anarchy

    I was just wondering... does anybody know if they got the music rights issues sorted out for the US DVDs of Spaced? That's my one tiny bit of apprehension.

  • March 26, 2008, 4:03 p.m. CST

    Trek vs. Wars

    by Some farts really stink.

    I just hope the Trek prequels don't suck as bad as the Star Wars ones. Damn the box-office.

  • March 26, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    The new Gort?

    by bobjustbob

    Friend sent me this link (remove spaces.)<br> http ://community.livejou 8.html

  • March 26, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg is awesome.

    by GenPion

    I'm glad I got to read this interview. I can't wait to see Run Fatboy Run and Star Trek. Hopefully he will be in another Edgar Wright movie soon enough though... I recognize and respect his desire to work with other directors though, of course.

  • March 26, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Spaced DVD

    by Rocklover79

    I am really overjoyed that Spaced is gonna get a badass Region 1 DVD. I discovered this show through Youtube, where somebody actually uploaded the entire series. I fell in love with the show, and I cannot wait to get that DVD this summer. Glad to hear that it's not a bare-bones release, too.

  • March 26, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Region 1 Spaced!

    by fiester


  • March 26, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Tarantino and Matt Stone are commenting on Spaced?

    by Justafan_uk

    Shit. Now I have to buy the US version, and I've had both seasons of Spaced on region 2 DVD for years!

  • March 26, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    And I have to second what Lord Porkington said...

    by Justafan_uk

    That any Shaun of the Dead or Pegg and Frost fan should just buy Spaced without question. It's absolutely one of the best comedy series ever and for my money still as good, if not BETTER, than any of their filmic endeavours. Their numerous and effortless references are beyond compare and Brian (neither Pegg nor Frost) is one of the most fantastic characters I've ever seen.

  • March 26, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    I went into Forbidden Planet once and the whole Spaced cast wher

    by Smashing

    No que, no fans just them and me, I went to speak to them and then bottled it, they did a commentary on me, it went like this "he comes over, he pauses, he changes his mind, aww he goes" cool eh.

  • March 26, 2008, 6:42 p.m. CST

    Instead of Sound-O-Text

    by GregoryHarbin

    Quint, buy one of these fantastic pocket video recorders:<p><p> Just upload the final file to Vimeo, and embed it next to the post. Then we all win!

  • March 26, 2008, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Amazing Sound-O-Text

    by Bob of the Shire

    Full audio interviews would be fucking awesome, but the bandwidth stuff is understandable. You might try uploading the audio files by other means, like to a torrent site or something like Filefront. I know of a lot of podcasts that do that in addition to hosting the file themselves.

  • March 26, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    Diablo Cody

    by Don Lockwood

    isn't that a bit flavor-of-the-month? I can understand the others because they're all well-established hipsters, but she seems too calculatedly so. <p>GregoryHarbin: You want video of Quint talking on the phone?

  • March 26, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Don Lockwood

    by GregoryHarbin

    I do, more than I want to hear little snippets. Obviously this'd work better when he does the live interviews, but looking at him and the speakerphone would work fine too.

  • March 26, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by bibble 3000

    i guess i'll just have to skip that diablo cody commentary when i eventually shell out the money for a second box of Spaced-ness

  • March 26, 2008, 8:46 p.m. CST


    by DamnMichaelBay

    USE BITTORRENT. It's not just for downloading illegal copies of LOST y'know, you can use it legally too! DAMN THAT FUCKTARD MICHAEL BAY.

  • March 26, 2008, 8:48 p.m. CST


    by bibble 3000

    are we still 'damn you michael bay' - ing?

  • March 26, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    "So he’s not 'prequeling' it."

    by TallBoy66

    Hey, good to see that Quint's random Prequel Trilogy bashing at indiscriminate points in interviews is alive and well. Remember, this is also comming from a guy who liked "King Kong" and "Cars".

  • March 27, 2008, 12:49 a.m. CST

    BobjustBob, thanks for the (possible) Gort picture

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Of course, why I have to see this on a Russian Live Journal page as opposed to here on AICN is a whole other story. Where is more coverage on that flick anyway? We need more set leaks around this place like the old days!

  • March 27, 2008, 2:08 a.m. CST

    Transcription error?

    by seppukudkurosawa

    I'm almost 98% certain that Pegg said, "...I think it’s easier to take the piss..." not, "...I think it’s easier to take a piss..."

  • March 27, 2008, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Kong and Cars

    by Quint

    Yeah, I liked those movies. So what? They're good films. Just because they're not the best from the filmmakers involved and flawed (I think Kong needed another character pass and Cars could have done without the modern references, which is usually alien to Pixar releases) they're both well executed films. And if you don't see the relation of the Star Wars prequels to JJ Abrams'... um... PREQUEL to Star Trek, then I don't know what to say. It's certainly not "random." You might not agree with it, that's for sure, but it's not random.

  • March 27, 2008, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Plus the Prequels suck

    by bottombrick

    and King Kong was good. Of course, this could suck a lot harder than the SW prequels and get away with it because Star Trek has been down so many tangents that each new movie is not exactly on hallowed ground. I hope they cast Hayden Christiansen as Khan this time around

  • March 27, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    100% transcription error...

    by LordPorkington

    Seppukudkurosawa, Simon definitely said 'taking the piss', I spotted this as well. To all those wondering why Diablo Cody is involved, she appeared on Edgar Wright's guest spot on an American radio show he did, and they got along really well, hence her contribution to the Region 1 Spaced commentary. And Justafan_uk is correct in saying that Spaced pisses all over both Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz. Don't get me wrong, I liked both movies, but they didn't come close to the brilliance of Spaced in terms of comedy quotes, sequences and 'nerd' references. "You can't drink a pint of Bovril!"

  • March 27, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    King Kong was too bloated but had some ace bits...

    by spideyed

    As for Spced, i wholeheartedley agree, its better than SOTD and HF. Plus if you like Dylan Moran in Run Fatboy, get Black Books, his UK sitcom, fantastic (not as good as spced but still great) plus Pegg Cameos in series 3. Morans character is like a funny House M.D who owns a bookshop. ACE.

  • March 27, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    video of quint talking on the phone

    by ArcadianDS

    be sure you dolly to the left, Quint. It AMAZING!

  • March 27, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    "Aint It Cool is really going downhill, isn’t it?"

    by V'Shael

    Well said Simon.

  • March 27, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Quint, you should have asked him to talk about Paul.

    by Ol' Gravy Leg


  • March 27, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    He wouldn't have talked about 'Paul'...

    by LordPorkington

    ...if asked. It's way too soon in it's development and both Simon and Nick are still writing it. I'm sure we'll hear bits and bobs closer to it's release.

  • March 27, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Land of the Lost

    by Pandas

    It depends what type of movie you'd want it to be. They may have knocked out a fun, comedy type thing which is great if that's what you want. If you wanted something true to the spirit of the original, forget it, no one in the UK knows what the fuck Land of the Lost is. It's never been shown here as far as I'm aware, and though people (especially those guys) have probably seen some of it on the net or whatever, it's not quite the same as growing up with it and loving it like you guys seem to I'd have thought?

  • March 27, 2008, 6:32 p.m. CST

    I Can't Believe There Are AICNers Who Havent Seen Spaced!

    by IAmMrMonkey!

    It was made for people like us!

  • March 27, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Rupert is a good name, but hey...

    by LordPorkington

    Let's call him Edgar instead, because that's his name. I gots yo back Daniel G. Dickblood.

  • March 28, 2008, 3:31 a.m. CST

    maybe gotham's right

    by Quint

    I mean, maybe the Star Wars prequels aren't really prequels... I mean, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, the Emperor and Yoda were in the prequels... and C-3P0 and R2-D2... and Leia and Luke at the end... oh, and Greedo... and Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru. How can that be a prequel then? It has the characters we know...

  • March 28, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg

    by Fineus Fog

    is on my gay for a day list. what a hot piece of man meat - and he is fucking funny. Nick Frost could be the meat in the sandwich. Anyway bitches, I m off to wath the original Ninja Turtles movie: cowa-assfucksimonpegg- bunga

  • March 28, 2008, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Loved Spaced saw a little bit of it on BBCA

    by CrichtonAstronut

    then it dissapeared. Be great on Region 1. Hot Fuzz was one of my favorite movies of its year and on of my favorite all time comedies. Think I'll love Run Fatboy run the previews looked hilarious.

  • March 28, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    I liked spaced before any of you, I am your king.

    by ironic_name

  • March 29, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    You liked Spaced before it was first televised on Channel 4 in England? How did you manage to do that? Is it part of your special abilities being a complete wanker? Colour me jealous in that case.

  • March 29, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    Temple of Doom is a prequel because if Indy

    by CrichtonAstronut

    ditched the coolness that is Marion Ravenwood again after Raiders his character would lose all credibility.

  • March 31, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah, she would and rightfully so

    by CrichtonAstronut

  • April 1, 2008, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by Crawing

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    by Crawing

  • April 4, 2008, 6:15 a.m. CST

    fuck Scott Pilgrim I want Ant-Man

    by chien_sale

    as in NOW biatches!