May 17 2024

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Pegg: Less Scotty In Star Trek Beyond

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According to Simon Pegg, fans will see less of Scotty in Star Trek Beyond.

The writer/actor made the statement while promoting his latest work in the sci-fi comedy Absolutely Anything.

Pegg was asked first how much pressure he was under to finish the Star Trek script. “There is a lot of pressure,” he said. “I feel like it’s something…the way moviemaking works these days is that as soon as you have a structure and all the sets and the kind of physical aspects of the film are locked in, the dialogue and stuff is always a moveable [illegible] so we’ll be writing it right up until the edit, I think. So the pressure to get a kind of set structure is on, but I think with everything else, it’s a work in progress.”

Then Pegg was asked if Scotty would play a bigger part in Star Trek Beyond. “I feel like less,” he said. “Because I am going to have to be on set all the time anyway as a writer so I should write myself out so I can have time to be the writer.”

The Trek comments begin at around the 3:17 mark in the clip.

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12 thoughts on “Pegg: Less Scotty In Star Trek Beyond

  1. Bullshit. Okay, it won’t be good that there’s less of Mr. Scott, but to say that there will be less Star Trek is stupid.

  2. > Because I am going to have to be on set all the time anyway as a writer so I should write myself out so I can have time to be the writer

    Sounds like a winning formula.

  3. “A moveable feast”. People have been using that expression a lot, which annoys me.

  4. “always a moveable [illegible] so…”
    Pegg clearly says “feast”.

    Hopefully, Pegg will reconsider Scotty’s role. He should be able to write, yet include Scotty… at least the same amount as in previous movies.

  5. Since JJ is not there to force Karl to give ridiculous, out of character lines, we should see a return to the *ahem* real McCoy. Inshallah.

  6. It is a good idea. Especially if deadlines are forcing one into a “shoot-as-you-write” situation. As happened with ST:TMP.

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