SDCC 2008: Spaced

The Comic-Con British invasion continued on Friday with a panel and screening for Spaced. What is Spaced, you may ask? It’s a UK television series from about a decade ago written by and starring Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes (nee Stevenson) and directed by Edgar Wright. The show is about Tim and Daisy, two slacker twentysomethings, who pretend to be a couple in order to rent a flat in London. There is also the militant Mike, who is Tim’s best friend, ditzy Twist, who is Daisy’s best friend, Brian the artist neighbor downstairs, and Marsha the alcoholic landlady upstairs. The series is full of the same type of pop culture references later seen in the films Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. Since Simon Pegg is part of the Abrams-verse, appearing in the films Mission Impossible III and the upcoming Star Trek, and JJ Abrams is connected to the Whedon-verse via Drew Goddard and David Fury among others (not to mention yours truly being a fan of the series), we decided to cover the panel and screening.