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The path to the 2013 Star Trek sequel has got a bit more real this week. Star Trek’s new Scotty has arrived in Los Angeles to prepare for the role. Actor Simon Pegg is also talking about how much he loves the new "slightly annoyed" Scotty. Details below.
Pegg back in the USA for Star Trek sequel
Simon Pegg continues to be the most chatty of the Star Trek celebs when it comes to sharing on Twitter. The British actor revealed that he flew from London to Los Angeles yesterday to begin work on the sequel. And this morning he tweeted about recovering from jet lag. On Sunday before leaving the UK, Pegg lamented that he is going to miss the upcoming episodes of the BBC series Sherlock, noting "Sherlock was awesome tonight. I can’t believe I have to boldly go and miss the next two.
TrekMovie has previously reported that shooting on the Star Trek sequel will start on January 15th.
In other Pegg Trek related news, in a Chicago Sun Times interview promoting Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (given before he left the UK), Pegg talked briefly about the sequel:
Q. What’s the latest word on the “Star Trek” sequel?
Pegg. It’s all a “go.” I’m preparing to fly out to L.A. in the new year and start working on “Star Trek.” I can’t wait to get back to it. I do love Scotty and it’s so much fun playing him. I love the way he was portrayed in the last film. Scotty is slightly annoyed. He has been abandoned on this planet. Now, he’s abroad the Enterprise looking after this big sexy ship.
Simon Pegg on set for the 2009 "Star Trek" movie with director JJ Abrams.