Trivia - Spaced (1999)
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Spaced (1999)

Country: UK

Genres: Comedy

Director: Edgar Wright

Writers: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost, ...

The adventures of Tim and Daisy who rent a room in Marsha Klein's house under the pretense that they are a couple. Also in the house is frustrated painter Brian. Together with TA fanatic Mike and Daisy's girlfriend Twist the duo get into a series of situations with hilarious results.

Seasons:   2 - 1

Pegg and Stevenson originally pitched the show as "a cross between The Simpsons (1989) The X-Files (1993) and Northern Exposure (1990)".
Channel 4 commissioned a second series before the first series was even transmitted.
Julia Deakin said she drew inspiration from a male friend (who's voice is similar to Deakin's character Marsha), and also from a woman she met once on a Greek island who was 'permanently pissed on red wine'.
The part of Twist was created specifically for Katy Carmichael. Carmichael said she was loosely based on a friend of hers and Jessica Hynes's from university.
Many bit-parts, non-speaking roles and extras are played by crew members and friends and family of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nira Park
Brian's character was originally written for Julian Barratt, mainly because he had worked with Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Juliet Stevenson on their previous series Asylum (1996). Barratt couldn't commit to the role so Mark Heap was cast instead.
Tim's surname is a homage to comic artist Simon Bisley.
The name of the dog that plays Colin is credited as Aida the Dog. But this was an overlooked error. The dog's name is actually "Ada".
Director Edgar Wright was notorious for doing many takes.
As they were making a documentary about the series, Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright were looking around the 'Spaced house', and one the people who lived there came and told them that there were Spaced fans outside taking pictures of the house.
Peter Serafinowicz who appears in several episodes as Tim's arch nemesis Duane Benzie, provided the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). In the series, he uses a voice very similar to that used for Darth Maul, and in on
Edgar Wright was originally skeptical of casting Nick Frost in the role of Mike, as at the time, Frost was a waiter with no prior acting experience. In fact, the character of Mike was born out of Frost making Simon Pegg (his flatmate) laugh, and Wright la
According to Simon Pegg, what the future held for the characters was always left ambiguous at the end of the show. But that hasn't stopped him imagining where they wound up. Tim and Daisy end up together and have a daughter. Pegg said it was always the pl
Tim's first line of Season 2 - "As far back as I can remember I've always wanted to be a graphic artist" - is a play on the classic opening line of "Goodfellas", when Henry Hill (voiced and played by Ray Liotta) says, "For as long as I can remember I alwa
At the end of a documentary about the series made in 2004, there is a moment where the characters Tim and Daisy come out of the house and talk for a moment; if this is canonical to the original storyline, then they got together and had a baby girl (who Da
The series is full of references to, and pastiches of movies/TV series, some quite obvious and some amazingly obscure. The more prominent references include The Star Wars Trilogy, The Shining (1980) The Evil Dead (1981) Evil Dead II (1987), Scooby-Doo (20
The badge (red beret on top of crossed knives) on the black beret that Mike often wears is a Soldier of Fortune magazine logo badge which the magazine used to sell. In some episodes of Series 2 he wears a Royal Signals cap badge (figure with arm raised an