UK Cruise spoof "Star Stories"

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UK Cruise spoof "Star Stories"

Postby Sponge » Wed Jul 22, 2009 9:58 pm

"Kevin Bishop - Perfect comic timing"
The Independent 22nd July 2009
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-enter ... 56547.html

Kevin Bishop was the guy who was in the excellent "Star Stories" series of spoofs of which the Tom Cruise episode ranks as one of the best. I tried to find the original thread on the forum but the search feature sucks a bit.
Here's a trailer: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2o59o ... cruise_fun
UK viewers can watch the original 2007 full episode on channel4's 4oD player website...
(Full title: The Church of Scientology Presents... Being Tom Cruise: How Scientology Is in No Way Mental )
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/star ... /episode-2

On topic snippet from The Independent article.....
The sometimes zany nature of the show has inevitably had US producers sit up and take note. They see the energy of the show as easily transferable and would be happy to substitute the Premiership for the NFL and make similar cultural adjustments. But, despite Bishop’s transferability he’s no plans to make a Stateside move just yet. While the money thrown at pilots could make series over here Bishop knows first hand some of the reasons why, figuratively speaking, ‘cousins never marry.’

“I gave some American producers the Star Stories DVD and those that could be bothered to watch it saw the Tom Cruise one. One guy went ‘?you can’t do that it’s Tom Cruise man?[we’ve done it]?yeah but you can’t do that on TV?[it’s already gone out]?what you’re talking about Scientology, are you fucking nuts??[er, look we’ve done it it’s been on telly and everyone loved and we’ve had no complaints]?has Tom Cruise seen this?!”


Whilst the USA publically prides itself on freedom of speech, you have TV producers there who think some actors should remain untouchable. I guess the nepotism-esque Hollywood traits, and fear of being sued, prettymuch overrules.

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Re: UK Cruise spoof comic not yet ready to do US version

Postby Sponge » Mon Feb 27, 2012 11:41 pm

UK TV watchers, if you can manage stay up way past midnight tonight (or set your recorder), then you can see another re-run of The Church of Scientology Presents... Being Tom Cruise: How Scientology Is in No Way Mental
Showing on the Dave channel, 2:35am [Technically it is Tuesday 28th Feb 2012 but it is in the Monday 27th schedule]
and an hour later at 3:35am on the Dave Ja Vu +1 channel.
Edit: Also showing again on 13th March 2012 on Dave @ 02:30
Star Stories
Season 2 Episode 2 of 4
The Church of Scientology Presents - Being Tom Cruise: How Scientology Is in No Way Mental The comedy show presents its version of Tom Cruise's story, providing an insight into how he was introduced to Scientology after being hit on the head with a shovel by John Travolta, plus the moment he and Nicole Kidman met. Intimate moments are also shared on the set of Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut

source: http://tvguide.co.uk/channellisting.asp ... MPPPPAGXHL

It is still available to view online for free on the 4oD website for UK viewers (see previous post), but you now have to register.


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