WTF? Simon Pegg as Scotty?

JJ Abrams, the creator of Lost and Heroes, is also the driving force between a new reboot of the Star Trek franchise starring the original Enterprise crew during their first missions. All well and good, and I’d rather see JJ Abrams tackle Trek than Rick “yeah, I’ve been out of ideas since the mid-90’s” Berman, but apparently he’s cast Simon “Shaun of the Dead” Pegg as Scotty. Pegg has appeared in Doctor Who and I have no doubt of his genre bona fides….but Scotty? Something about that just doesn’t work for me.

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One Response to WTF? Simon Pegg as Scotty?

  1. allyngibson says:

    Given that of the Big Seven cast thus far Pegg is by far the biggest name, I wonder if that means that Scotty’s role in the film won’t just be “Och, Captain, me wee bairns cannae take ennie moor!” Because why would Abrams cast an actor of Pegg’s stature and range if his dialogue is going to amount to five lines of that?

    This will make Pegg the seventh actor to appear in both Who and Trek, along with Daphne Ashbrook and a bunch of people I’ve never heard of.

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