Simon Pegg Opens Up About Writing Star Trek Beyond


The British actor recently described the writing process of Star Trek Beyond and revealed how he saw the job as a huge responsibility.

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The release of Star Trek Beyond is just a few weeks away and the buzz is starting to build around the upcoming movie. Fans are predicted to flock to their local movie theatres to see Kirk, Spock, Scotty and co in action against new enemies in one of the most popular franchises of all time.

Simon Pegg starred as Scotty in the previous 2 movies and whilst JJ Abrams may have split long serving Star Trek fans with his new brand of Trek, Pegg’s portrayal of Scotty was largely well received. This time, however, he has gone one step further and helped to write the story. He described the writing process as a “terrifying responsibility”.

In a recent interview, Simon Pegg described the pressure he felt in delivering something that all Star Trek fans could relate to. He stressed that he wanted to make something meaningful of the movie, especially as it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the shows creation.

He told The Guardian:

"“It felt like a terrifying responsibility, whether it comes across as keenly as we wanted it with all the whiz-bangs of a big science fiction movie. But what we wanted to do was to question the idea of the original vision of it. Gene Roddenberry’s original idea of the Federation was like a UN in space. We wanted to ask whether it was a good thing or more like a colonizing force. It was actually a very challenging idea when it first appeared. You look at the way the world was in 1966, and yet you have a Japanese helmsman. Later you get a Russian navigator. You have a black woman in a position of authority and you have Kirk and Uhura having the first interracial kiss on TV.”"

Here is the latest trailer from Star Trek Beyond:

The new movie will also see the return of Chris Pine as Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, John Cho as Sulu, Zoe Saldana as Uhura and the late Anton Yelchin who sadly passed away last month after a car accident.

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