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Well worth a (re)watch.
The paintballing one is the best.
For those that don't have freeview, or care for advert breaks.
I still want the US edition with the Tarrantino et. al. commentaries.
will have the boxset which you can get for a very decent price these days
I've got the 2-disc one but disc 1 seems to have been worn out from me watching them over and over again a few years ago (brief spell of unemployment). £8 to replace and get some new stuff might be a good call...
In short, they redid the first disc so that it was more up to the standard of the second one; so better menus, extra stuff, new commentaries and an added Homage-O-Meter along the bottom to tell you where the references were from; and I'd missed loads!
3rd disc was a look back on the show called 'Skip to the end' involving a making of, revisit to the set, fan conventions since, etc. It's 90 minutes long and really interesting, and ends with a glorious last scene that was so heart warming. Fans see it as proof that there'll one day be a third series; I'm not so sure, but those 25 seconds meant as much to me 7 years later on than a Christmas Special or new episode would have done.
(For anyone who doesn't have it, it's up here, but doesn't work as well without the context that goes before it:
I totally have that :D
been looking forwatd to the this for ages.
I wish that everyone in it hadn't become a complete bellend though :(
:D :D :D
I'm in Sheffield
Tim: Mike, where are you?
Tim: What are doing in Sheffield?
Mike: Fell asleep on the tube.
Tim: The tube doesn't go to Sheffield Mike?
Mike: Yeah, I must have changed at King's Cross...
I love that exchange so so much
i had my misgivings with this exchange as that trains to sheffield go from st pancras. But i'm giving them the benfit of the doubt as the tube stop is shared between kings cross / st pancras.
on a train from Kings Cross. Had to change somewhere godawful, saved about a fiver, lost what seemed like, and may have been hours.
Needless to say I didn't book the ticket. Perhaps Mike sleep-booked himself a similar journey.
A whole Brian, with a w!
wrapped up in a big bag like disco fudge.
I really wish they'd made more than 2 series.
Best episode ever has got to be series 1, the episode where they go to the club.
to do the weekly shop.
STEP ON IT!
despite calls for a third series, and the success of Simon Pegg's other work Channel 4 has never repeated either series of Spaced itself?
Is a bit baffling though?
I forgot how annoying quite a lot of it is. The film homages and whatnot are pretty funny, but they're not really jokes per se, are they? It's not like it took a lot of time for them to come up with. I dunno.
Considering we were all pretty much in agreement a few weeks ago about Katy Brand, The Wayans Bros, et al - the way they take a pop culture icon or whatever and simply put it in their stuff, based on the idea that recognizing something is funny - I don't really see how, essentially, Spaced is any different. It's
But the references work in a far cleverer way. Take the one about Scooby Doo. It works because they're not just dressing up and doing ironic pastiches, but trusting the viewer to be on the same wavelength as the writers.
I never found it the most 'hilarious' show ever, just an addictiive version of 'Friends' which perfectly summed up my experiences of Uni, games, clubbing, London etc in the late 90's
Spaced is funny. I was laughing my head off watching the first ever ep last night and I've seen the damn thing enough times.
Comparing Spaced to Katy Brand because they might use pop culture references is like comparing Family Guy to classic Simpsons because they're both animations.
It's the homages I find annoying. When it's just them bantering I think it's quality. The paintballing one always makes me laugh. The idea of a guy getting shot with blue paint and coughing it up melodramatically while "dying" tickles me.
"Well, that was fun!"