A close encounter with men from out of Spaced

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As Simon Pegg and Nick Frost take an alien road trip, Susan Griffin met the self-confessed nerds.

Alien: As well as a cameo by Sigourney Weaver, Paul also borrows some of the film’s most famous lines.

E.T.: When Spielberg makes his brief appearance in the film, he asks Paul’s advice before making a certain movie.

Blues Brothers: Pegg and Frost’s road trip might centre on an alien, but it has more than a flavour of the John Landis favourite.