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Mrs.McGregor
Zen Flamencoist
February 2003

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200304161237
In Episode 1, just before the fabric of the universe melts away, there's the following exchange:

Stew:
What's happening?

Leon:
Ewan Pru must be upstairs.

Then there's an enigmatic shot of Stew and a Three Colours fade to black.

Who is Ewan Pru? Does anyone know?

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"When the Moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie, that's Appocalypse".
 

Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200304181343
Apparently, according to SJ, he's someone the housemates know who looks a lot like Alex - the idea being that he's an antimatter version of Alex and that if the two were to get too close, the fabric of the universe would melt away. It's from one of those cut scenes that wasn't in the Special Edition - In Ray, the matter is discussed, because Stew bumps into Ewan as he's coming back from the computer room. The sequence in Ep.3 where Stew goes to the computer room and talks to Alan was filmed for Ep.1 you see... but it got cut, and because it was reused in Ep.3, it didn't get put back in Ep.1, so we lose the Ewan Pru exchange, and we also lose a sequence where Ant is first introduced.
Mrs.McGregor
Zen Flamencoist
February 2003

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200304201543
Wow. I always thought Ant came into things a bit abruptly. Now I see why. And it makes sense that Alan was involved earlier too. 

So are there any other scenes that we still haven't seen?

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"When the Moon hits the sky like a big pizza pie, that's Appocalypse".
 

Lazlo32
Timelord
December 2002

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200304221116
The university scenes in Ep.1 were really butchered. There was going to be a proper series apparently, but the Powers That Be insisted on a one off show instead. So originally the university stuff was going to be two 25min episodes.

Ep.1 was going to be everything up to finding Barnie dead in the lift, but with more character development, and Ep.2 was everything after that to the place blowing up. There was hardly anything filmed for Ep.2 in the end, because by that point the Powers That Be had spoken.

When they made the Special Edition, they filmed some new material like that extra sequence in Ray, where Chris looks in the other kitchen for his chair. The Alex-like character in that kitchen is meant to be Ewan Pru.

Some of the SE stuff was added after the fact, and some cut stuff was left cut, generally because it was cut for a good reason. It was just the stuff that was cut because of time restrictions that got put back, in the main.

But there were some scenes, like Hutch mentions, that were cut from Ep.1 and not replaced, because parts of them had been reused elsewhere. The reason why the Ewan Pru scene was left out was partly because of Stew's trip to the computer room having been used before, but also because they couldn't get the same actor back to play Ewan in the kitchen sequence.

I mean it's not like SJ has any quarms about reusing footage - just look at Eps 4 & 5! I guess he was trying to be consistent with his actors, but even that seems odd when you consider that the character of Ewan Pru is a Vincent Perez lookalike... and if there really was a problem, why not refilm the meeting but reuse the computer room segment? 

I don't know... it's a bit odd really.

The Ewan Pru sequence is one of the cut scenes that we have confirmed knowledge of. Apart from the deleted scenes that appear on the DVD, there's only two more that are definitely confirmed as existing, and the rest are just rumoured and hoped for.

Those other two confirmed cuts are:
A related sequence in which Ant is involved (although we don't really know any more than that)
A scene with Alex near the Biology Department (which was cut because his accent was too dodgy).

The first is from the original Episode 1 and the second from the original Episode 2.

--Lazlo32
 

rebelfish
Assassin
January 2003

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200304241321
I remember a rumour about a year ago that SJ intened to revisit Episode 1 and divide it into two, creating an Episode 0 for the university stuff. But then the Babysham project came up again, and the Episode 0 thing's never been mentioned since. 

I'd rather Ep.0 than Babysham, personally. But I think I'm in the minority.

 

Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200304271724
There's talk that the Ep.0 project is being (casually) drawn up right now, during the current lull in progress with Babysham. If they're going to make it though, they'd better be quick because the actors aren't getting any younger.
 
 

 

Quiz
Droid
December 2002

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200305010204
Looks a lot like IAmTheSunshie to me.

 

Hutch
POG Adept
August 2002

 
 

Topic: Who Is Ewan Pru?  - 200305020111
It does indeed.
 
 

 

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