Simon Pegg Quit Writing Star Trek 3 “Three Times”

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Simon Pegg Quit Writing Star Trek 3 “Three Times”

Cast member Simon Pegg arrives at the premiere of "Star Trek" in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

Pegg was able to hang out last summer on the set of the next Star Wars film, which is being directed by his friend J. J. Abrams; it was Abrams who cast him in Mission: Impossible III and then as Scotty in the next-generation Star Trek franchise.

Abrams also persuaded Pegg to take on his latest venture into the stratosphere: writing the script for the next Star Trek film with US television writer Doug Jung. Scary, he agrees. A very, very big deal. “I quit like three times, I think. Every time, J. J. Abrams said, ‘Oh come on, Simon …'”

“As sure as eggs is eggs, as sure as day follows night, as sure as every odd-numbered Star Trek movie is shit … – and I am now writing Star Trek 13.”

 

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