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Are you Spaced enough for SPACED-NUMB-A-THON? Only here in Austin will you see the whole series with Edgar, Simon & Jessica!!!

Hey folks, Harry here... Are you a fan of SPACED? No? Are you a fan of the Edgar Wright films HOT FUZZ and SHAUN OF THE DEAD - and have always been curious how this genius group of comedic gold sprang from nothingness to dominate your every waking thought? Well ponder no longer - At the Alamo Drafthouse at the Ritz on July 27th - we're showing the entire SPACED television series - an event that will probably define those in attendance's lives. It will be so cool - so much SPACEDness that you'll see your entire life as a continuing existence from that day forward - changed... you could develop an accent... it'd help you pick up ladies, guys and possibly a few collectibles. You'll want to hunt your friends with paint guns and much much more. SO how do you get in? First - you send an email to HK a AintItCool.Com with the exact subject line: SPACED-NUMB-A-THON Yes - it must be exactly like that - all-caps and nothing else. If it isn't your email will go to the wrong folder... the one labeled TRASH. And you'll never get in. SO - what does the email need? I need to hear why you need to be at this event. I want to know what it is about you that makes you absolutely right to sit in bliss with the rest of us at the RITZ for SPACED-NUMB-A-THON!!! Now I've only got 80 tickets - and I'm in charge of concentrating on folks from parts all over. That doesn't mean if you're from Austin, you've no chance, it just means that you folks from out of town willing to travel for this amazing 1 time event... you have a good chance of getting in. So I can hear you pondering... who has the other tickets? Those will be given out via the magic of FANTASTIC FEST - and here are those details below... I so can't wait for this!

SPACED: THE COMPLETE SERIES only at: Spaced Numb A Thon. It will start at 5pm on Sunday July 27 at the Ritz (302 E. 6th). Edgar, Simon and Jessica will all be there and we will watch the entire series from start to finish to commemorate the DVD release. The DVD will be for sale at the Ritz How about if you announce your 80 winners on Thursday, July 17th at noon and after that see FantasticFest.Com starting Thursday at noon for information on how to secure the remaining seats? Hint: it helps to have a Fantastic Fest badge.
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  • July 11, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Where is that Spaced-Is-Shit TB dude?

    by thebearovingian

    This is tailor-made for you, buddy! Create a new handle and get back to your calling!

  • July 11, 2008, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Wow. No interest in this?

    by thebearovingian

    I'm shocked.

  • July 11, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST

    I pre-ordered my DVD set today!

    by buffywrestling

    Really jealous that I live so far away. Wankers.

  • July 11, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    *waves* to Sean William

    by buffywrestling

  • July 11, 2008, 1:51 a.m. CST

    run fat boy run

    by deanbarry

    all the way from australia to austin. oh hell. it's too far. damn it.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:23 a.m. CST

    Skip to the end!

    by The Equalizer

    Anyone fancy paying for my travel from Tufnell Park (where I live too!) to Austin?

  • July 11, 2008, 3:49 a.m. CST

    Leave the coffee!

    by Surf Ninja

    My love of Spaced knows no bounds. I have an essay in me about the reasoning for my love of the series that would leave you in a pool of fucking tears. I'm too broke to afford airfare to Austin by the 27th though, I'm afraid. Time to drown my sorrows in a box of Pim's Orange Biscuits (the closest thing we have to Jaffa in South Florida). Jesus, can this comment get any sadder? Wait, hold on, let me find something sharp...

  • July 11, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Spaced sums up my existence!

    by The Equalizer

    I relate to every single part of every single episode of Spaced in some way or the other. Even to the point of getting myself stuck to a wall whilst doing arty shit. Not only that, but some bird told me that I'm the spitting image of Simon Pegg the other day! Bitch, she got a hearty slap for that. I swear I'm more like Clooney!

  • July 11, 2008, 5:55 a.m. CST

    aww yeh..

    by 1st and only

    spaced is soooo money, like the bomb.

  • July 11, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    They already did this in London

    by offscauta

    Did anybody go to the London one? Fill people in on whether it was worth it.

  • July 11, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Possibly 1 of the Greatest Ever Shows

    by MightyOs

    It's no Red Dwarf but to people who know anything about films or video games or life in London then it's amazing. Suprised Yanks love it so much becaus of some of the humour but well done to you all if you do like it. "What did you want to be when you grew up?" "A monkey"

  • July 11, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    He's Scotty now, right????

    by picardsucks

    Make him do Scotty impresions !!! Make him say the engines canna take the strain!!! The dude is playing one of the most iconic Sci Fi characters ever. Spaced is awesome but he's officially Scotty now.

  • July 11, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    So, about the tickets

    by Nexus101

    Will each winning entry be for one ticket or two, and when do our submissions need to be in by?

  • July 11, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Spaced is the best show... *EVER*

    by LordPorkington

    I respect the opinions of others, and I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea, but anyone who hasn't seen it should definitely check it out and give it a try. By the way, I'd like to go on record as saying that anyone who doesn't like it IS A CUNT. And while respect you not liking it, I also think you're a cunt. There.

  • July 11, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    while I* respect

    by LordPorkington

    Seriously, can't we have an edit function here people?!

  • July 11, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Spaced in its Home Counrty...

    by davebaxter1989

    ...Is lambasted. It is absolutely terrible and the reason it was cancelled is that NO-ONE WAS WATCHING! there is a minefield of comedy here in the UK and if you tar us as the Simon Pegg bunch you are missing out on Gervais, Brand, Dee, Connolly, Bailey, Boyle... and so much more. Just thought i'd give a brits view which is shared by most I think the viewing figures make it safe to say.

  • July 11, 2008, 12:21 p.m. CST


    by kentrel

    I live in Britain and I agree. SPACED was really nothing special in UK comedy. I'm glad people like it in the US, but it didn't set anyone's world on fire here. Also, SHAUN and HOT FUZZ did well here, but few people would consider them classics in British comedy either.

  • July 11, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST

    But don't get me wrong...

    by kentrel

    ...That's not a criticism of Pegg\Wright... The most popular comedy here for a long time was LITTLE BRITAIN which says a lot about how stupid the average British person is.

  • July 11, 2008, 12:43 p.m. CST

    little britain...

    by dingus khan great! i know they never strayed from the one or two jokes every sketch had...throughout the 2 seasons i saw...but, they are very funny guys. spaced wouldn't have set the U.S. on fire, either. i loved it...but, put that on NBC and it would've been swallowed by "how i met your mother" and "according to jim" and reality tv. by the way, it didn't seem like it was ended, right?

  • July 11, 2008, 12:54 p.m. CST

    Mori is going to have

    by buffywrestling

    a Little Britain piece up soon, an interview, I think. He mentioned it in another TB. I've only recently saw a few episodes but it's my favorite new thing to watch.

  • July 11, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    Are you seriously retarded or something? First off, Spaced wasn't cancelled, it ran for 2 series and then the makers decided to do something else. If they'd written a third series, then Channel 4 would have aired it. Secondly, both Ricky Gervais and Bill Bailey appeared in Spaced, so they're part of the show too. Thirdly, I'm English (now living in the States) and I know for a fact both Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand to name but a few are also as popular in the US as Simon Pegg, so don't go bandying around names like you're revealing them exclusively to people in America. Just because it may have originally passed under most people's radar in it's first showing in England, don't assume that it hasn't gained cult status now, and that's on both sides of the Atlantic. So before you go spouting pure shite again, I'd check your facts first. That way, you won't look like such a dumb twat.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Best TV show ever.

    by oblivious1972

    My friends and I all have different tastes but this is the one show we all agree on.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I would like to add...

    by emeraldboy

    mock the week now utterly kicks HIGNFY's ass. to the point where you wonder why bbc keeps making hignfy. The show was at its best when deayton did. deaytons new show is very good. its time to end HIGFY an I dont agree about the praise little britain. Mock the week is brilliant.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:42 p.m. CST

    Lord Porkington

    by davebaxter1989

    Spaced may not have been technically cancelled but it wasn't just 'ended' a la the office (Gervais') so possibly a half way point because you cant say what channel 4 would have done - but I think viewing figures would have come into it. And yes they make appearances but its hardly there main home. Oh and I 'bandy' names around purely in hope it will lead to a few people youtubing them and seeing real funny. Maybe i'm a tad negative and Kentrel has made a relevant post without resorting to name calling. Which btw is exactly whats wrong with these boards.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    Mock the Week

    by davebaxter1989

    Dead on emeraldboy EVERYONE should watch Mock the Week. Now THAT is british comedy how I like it. Man if Frankie Boyle and Russell Howard get there due elsewhere then the world would be a better place.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    Please watch!

    by davebaxter1989

  • July 11, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by davebaxter1989

    those are two different links btw

  • July 11, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    British comedy

    by oblivious1972

    Another great show "Peep Show". If anyone gets the chance check it out.

  • July 11, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Peep show!

    by davebaxter1989

    Oblivious1972 you are dead right! I'm so glad people here do know of these shows. Maybe I was far to harsh before. As long as Spaced is well known in addition to these others I have no issue what so ever.

  • July 11, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    I must admit to...

    by oblivious1972

    being another Birt living in the US. Thankfully is pretty handy for picking up reasonably priced DVDs so I've been able to keep up with UK shows.

  • July 11, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Spaced is not "lambasted" in the UK.

    by fiester

    Nor was it canceled. <p> If fact, they've been begged to make a third series by the network that produced it. <p> davebaxter1989 is a fucking liar and doesn't know what the fuck he's talking about! <p> Spaced is a brilliant show. As is Peep Show. Two of my all-time favorites.

  • July 11, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Thanks fiester...

    by LordPorkington

    davebaxter1989 pissed me off good and proper coming on here and talking crap. If he doesn't like Spaced, fair enough, but to spout a load of bollocks about the show just means he knows fuck all about English comedy. Anyone can come in here and say 'Hey, here's some shows that are great that you may not have heard of' and look like a smartarse, but I can't stand liars, hence my 'potty mouth'. That and the fact that people in here can piss me off in general at the best of times. Wow, must be my time of the month...

  • July 11, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by davebaxter1989

    Well I like peep show so I know 'the fuck' about 50% of things that you know I have an opinion on. And why the hell can't we all just share opinions? Oh and I don't lie because I lambasted it and i'm in the UK. Oh and my friend lambasted it and hes in the UK. So it was lambasted in the UK by me and my friend at the bare minimum.

  • July 11, 2008, 3:26 p.m. CST

    well my talkbalk covered ...

    by davebaxter1989

    both of you despite me writing ot before seeing yours lord porkington. Great. Oh and its BRITISH comedy.

  • July 11, 2008, 3:34 p.m. CST

    lord porkington...

    by dingus khan

    ...that was the most british rant i've ever read. =)

  • July 11, 2008, 3:57 p.m. CST

    This is why we need friggin' transporters!

    by Bob Loblaw Law Blog

    Seriously... I love Spaced; I love numbing by butt in a theater, especially the Alamo Drafthouse.<p>Plus... this is just a few days after my birthday (hell, the DVD set comes out ON my birthday!!).<p>But... I live in Oregon, not Texas. Dammit!<p>Why are scientists worrying about getting us back to the moon?!? They should be figuring out how to scramble our molecules and shoot them around the world instantaneously...<p>Or, we should at least start traveling by tube, Futurama-style.<p>But, all bitterness to geography aside, I hope all the lucky bastards who get to be there have an awesome time... with your "O-ray-gone-oh" and your "Phantom Menace" ;)

  • July 11, 2008, 4:19 p.m. CST

    Dingus Khan...

    by LordPorkington

    Why thank you good sir, I do like to keep the flag flying despite my current distance from good old Blighty. And davebaxter1989, you said, and I quote 'Spaced in its Home Counrty (sic) Is lambasted. It is absolutely terrible and the reason it was cancelled is that NO-ONE WAS WATCHING'. Where did you get your so-called 'facts' from? How was it lambasted? Come on kid, at least explain what you meant. I assume you say it was 'lambasted' because both yourself and your friend 'lambasted' it? By the way, do you even know what 'lambasted' means?! Plus, where did you get your information from regarding the show being 'cancelled'? Anyone who knows anything about 'British' comedy knows that the show was *NOT* cancelled. I'm very much looking forward to your amazing response...

  • July 11, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Lord Porkington...

    by davebaxter1989

    Well I enjoy the definition that it is to 'berate harshly' As that is in fact what I thought of it. And it's fair to say that it's indeterminable if it was cancelled or stopped for artistic reasons as Neither of us works for channel 4 so sorry for being so general as I like to think cancelled in this particular debate. Now I very much enjoy a good Film/TV debate but don't lower it to pointing out my typos or grammar as its not very becoming.

  • July 11, 2008, 4:48 p.m. CST

    hee hee hee

    by buffywrestling

    This TB is so brit. I hope more british say more britain like things. Arse. Bollocks. Brolly.

  • July 11, 2008, 5:15 p.m. CST

    Hey, I did a typo too earlier...

    by LordPorkington

    I hardly pointed it out and I wasn't having a go at you for doing so, I merely quoted what you wrote and left in your spelling error. I still don't get why you're 'harshly berating' a show that sold very well when released on dvd in the UK, and has a major following? I fully accept that you don't like the show, that's perfectly fine, but why do you continue to pluck falsehoods from thin air in order to support your claims about the show being bad? And just for your information, you can't cancel a show that the writers stopped writing for. It was their decision, not Channel 4's. And if Edgar Wright, Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) and Simon Pegg decided to make a third series, you'd be more foolish than you already appear to be to assume that it wouldn't be picked up by Channel 4 again. If David Mitchell and Robert Webb decided to stop making Peep Show and went off to do something new, would you consider the show as cancelled by Channel 4? The way you're waffling on, the answer would probably be 'yes'.

  • July 11, 2008, 5:20 p.m. CST


    by 1st and only

    spaced was watched by cool people like me. Most british people wouldn't recognise cool if it was shoved down their chavy throats...unfortunatly cool people like me can be hard to find in blighty.

  • July 11, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Lord Porkington...

    by davebaxter1989

    OK I can be honest enough to admit that a lot of my hostility toward this comes from my distaste for the comedic stylings of Simon Pegg. Try as I might I find him insufferable so best to punctuate whatever I say with that as it will more than likely bring across a negative tone when I discuss him. I'm perfectly willing to admit I was wrong and will take your word as truth as you are plenty more able to disect Spaced than me being a fan. I'm glad you have became less hostile the longer we talked and I have been more than corrected in my first opinion which was that other Brit-coms aren't given there due in the American market. I still maintain though that this particular website appears only to have eyes for spaced Brit-com wise.

  • July 11, 2008, 5:27 p.m. CST

    And then 1st and only...

    by davebaxter1989

    ...comes along and makes it about coolness over opinion. I am in fact a non-chav thankyouverymuch. My tastes just happen to be different.

  • July 11, 2008, 7:14 p.m. CST


    by LordPorkington

    And here was I about to assume that the '1989' in your name was actually the year you were born, making you about 18 or 19, and thus, not able to comprehend Spaced in the same level that someone in their 30's would. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but it would have explained why you didn't enjoy it as much as most of the people in this Talkback. But your disliking of Simon Pegg makes all of that pretty redundant. And perhaps AICN singles out Spaced due to it spawning cult movies like Shaun Of The Dead and Hot Fuzz? I don't think 'Magicians' by Mitchell & Webb had quite the same impact, not that I'm knocking them or anything. I've enjoyed their body of work since 'Bruiser' on the Beeb...

  • July 11, 2008, 7:50 p.m. CST

    What's a chav?

    by buffywrestling

  • July 11, 2008, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Do we know if any changes were made to the eps? Music etc. *NT*

    by JediRob

  • July 11, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    I've never had basted lamb.

    by buffywrestling

  • July 11, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    fuck austin and fuck spaced

    by prunkhaft

    Actually I love Spaced and am SO FUCKING TIRED OF AUSTIN GETTING COOL SHIT. I grew up in Austin and its shit, and were it not for a soon to be not so portly fellow whos website I've loved for near a decade, Austin wouldn't get SHIT. Alamo drafthouse my ass. Come to Portland OR you brits, far more beautiful and far more cool people. And MUCH better beer. We have obese red heads here too ya know.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST

    A chav is...

    by 1st and only

    ..basically the british version of American white trash i guess.Funnily enough if you watch the spaced episode where Simon pegg and jessica have a invisible gun fight in a back alley then the kids they are fighting are chavs..vicious human jackals.

  • July 12, 2008, 7:13 p.m. CST

    1st timer here.... just did my own spaced-numbathon, and WOW

    by Calico Pete

    ...watched it off R2, and it is seriously awesome. I'm in love with the entire magnificent cast, but mostly with genius Jess. Can't wait to get the R1 release. <br><br>Will Simon, Jessica, and Edgar be present for the entire Austin screening? I might just have to come down there if I get to watch it side-by-side with them.

  • July 13, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    and yet, Portland


    is not where I live - isn't where the drafthouse is - and sadly, that's where I do my thing. Sorry friend.