March 26, 2008, 4:35 a.m. CST
by Some farts really stink.
...I love Spaced. Can't wait for the R1 DVD's!
March 26, 2008, 4:42 a.m. CST
No news is good news if you ask me.
March 26, 2008, 4:46 a.m. CST
Blimey it sounds like I'm buying Spaced again for the new commentaries! :D
March 26, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST
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
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
Why not just post the entire interview? Why is that a bad idea?
March 26, 2008, 6:11 a.m. CST
and my wife doesn't mind too much
March 26, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST
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
March 26, 2008, 6:24 a.m. CST
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
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
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
What you can't put audio up there or another free posting site?
March 26, 2008, 6:57 a.m. CST
Ok, bandwidth is a good reason. Thanks for answering. I was wondering.
March 26, 2008, 7 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
and then also glady never ever fucking watching the american version.
March 26, 2008, 8:50 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
Damn lack of spell check.
March 26, 2008, 9:42 a.m. CST
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
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
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
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
But surely there are some lines like 'I just can't do it, Captain!'
March 26, 2008, noon CST
(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
by Wee Willie
I'm serious, what's he talking about?
March 26, 2008, 12:27 p.m. CST
I was wondering the same thing! What is he referencing there?
March 26, 2008, 12:42 p.m. CST
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
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
Car crash cinema. Guaranteed.
March 26, 2008, 1:14 p.m. CST
by Reel American Hero
One mystery of the net I'll never understand.
March 26, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST
Is that a slap in the face of Star Wars? How original.
March 26, 2008, 1:31 p.m. CST
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
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
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
i need to see Spaced-in a spaced out condition.
March 26, 2008, 2:54 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
Friend sent me this link (remove spaces.)<br> http ://community.livejou rnal.com/ru_keanu/5952 8.html
March 26, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST
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
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
March 26, 2008, 4:52 p.m. CST
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
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
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
Quint, buy one of these fantastic pocket video recorders:<p> http://tinyurl.com/356lo4<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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
be sure you dolly to the left, Quint. It AMAZING!
March 27, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST
Well said Simon.
March 27, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST
by Ol' Gravy Leg
March 27, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST
...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
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
It was made for people like us!
March 27, 2008, 6:52 p.m. CST
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
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
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
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
March 29, 2008, 6:19 a.m. CST
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
ditched the coolness that is Marion Ravenwood again after Raiders his character would lose all credibility.
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as in NOW biatches!