Hero of the day: Tim Bisley

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Name Tim Bisley

Job Everyman hero of cult sitcom Spaced (as played by the great Simon Pegg).

Special powers Unhealthy love of original Star Wars trilogy. Skateboarding (badly). Playing PlayStation. Pursuing career as comic-book artist.

He said ‘You think I’m unemotional, don’t you? I can be emotional. Jesus, I cried like a child at the end of Terminator 2.’

They said ‘We live in a fantasy world, Tim. We’ve just constructed this fake
utopia where y’know we never get old and never have to face the
responsibilities of adulthood. We’re just stretching our childhoods out
as far as they can go…’ [Daisy, Tim’s flatmate, as played by the equally great Jessica Stevenson]

Finest hour
So many to choose from. All scenes between Tim and best mate Mike (the Territorial Army gun nut) are great, but particularly this gun fight…

Did you know? One of the biggest influences on Simon Pegg for Spaced was American drama series Northern Exposure. Simon says: ‘When we pitched Spaced to LWT in early ’97 we said it would be a cross between The Simpsons, The X-Files and Northern Exposure.’ [Via Spaced Out]

Why we love him Tim’s like us. A lot like us.

Buy Series 1&2 of Spaced on DVD (highly recommended)

By ShinyMedia | October 24th, 2006