Simon Pegg Arrives In LA For Star Trek Sequel + Talks “Slightly Annoyed” Scotty

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.

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Lostrod
January 3, 2012 5:30 pm

First, maybe?

Anyway, about time!

Phil
January 3, 2012 5:48 pm

Annoyed will be a good word to describe flying half way around the world to discover the script ain’t done…..

Aurore
January 3, 2012 5:51 pm

Mr. Orci , you know you want to say it.
Come on! You can do it…………..
……..O…..O….OR….ORGANIC!!!

:))

Trip327
January 3, 2012 5:55 pm

Hooray! Finally, we’re on a our way to getting a new Star Trek movie. Really hope the new movie is a good one.

Gabriel Bell
January 3, 2012 5:59 pm

Anthony, not sure if you missed it (actually I’m pretty sure you didn’t), but @DamonLindelof tweeted the following yesterday.

“Something really, REALLY cool just happened. #BoldlyGo”

Super intriguing! (And what time for the #Emissary live-tweet?)

DavidJ
January 3, 2012 6:01 pm

Big fan of Simon Pegg… but I gotta say this is the one casting I’m still not 100% crazy about.

He was a lot of fun in the movie, but he’s just SO recognizable that all I can ever see is, well, Simon Pegg walking around on the Enterprise.

I

MJ
January 3, 2012 6:18 pm

Memo to Simon Pegg:

Buy a SLINGBOX, dude. It is the 21st century — you don’t have to miss your TV shows anymore if you are willing to spend a few dollars.

MJ
January 3, 2012 6:21 pm

@2 “Annoyed will be a good word to describe flying half way around the world to discover the script ain’t done…..”

??? Phil, what is your source on this? Shooting starts on the 15th.

Phil
January 3, 2012 6:29 pm

@8 I think the production team has dropped enough hints that the 15th was a soft date, at best……

MJ
January 3, 2012 6:34 pm

@9. But dude, why would Simon Pegg being flying to LA and tweeting about starting on the new movie NOW, if that was a soft date? To me, his flying into LA today seems to verify a start date within 1.5 weeks?

Anthony Thompson
January 3, 2012 6:48 pm

9. Phil

Some people like to start false rumors.

Dee - lvs moon' surface
January 3, 2012 6:50 pm

to boldly go… the crew is really getting ready …. I believe… I hope Simon will continue giving us some clues… and DLindelof, too… :-) :-)

J.C. England
January 3, 2012 6:54 pm

I always thought the “scotty”
character was miffed about
something always, anyway.
Hmmm…

crazydaystrom
January 3, 2012 6:54 pm

For me this is THE most positive indication of progress on this movie. I am officially excited.

Phil
January 3, 2012 6:54 pm

@11. This is the same Simon Pegg who has been tweeting script rumor control all over the place, while admitting he hasn’t seen a script? All that verifies to me is he wanted to come out to LA early – the weathers been great lately…..

MJ
January 3, 2012 7:06 pm

@16. Yea Phil, the weather here has been outstanding the past few weeks.

Sucks for the rest of you who don’t live here in SoCal. :-)

Dee - lvs moon' surface
January 3, 2012 7:19 pm

#16. Phil…

Well, I think Simon Pegg has seen the script finally…

look at the comment #21

here:

http://trekmovie.com/2011/12/20/simon-pegg-hasnt-heard-any-confirmation-of-star-trek-sequel-rumors-wants-to-get-more-serious/

:-) :-)

Red Dead Ryan
January 3, 2012 7:25 pm

I think its safe to say that filming will begin soon, maybe not exactly on January 15, but around that time frame.

Phil
January 3, 2012 7:27 pm

@18. The date on the thread, and the comment are seperated by 24 hours. I suppose he can speed read, but would you bet the farm on it?

DeShonn Steinblatt
January 3, 2012 7:38 pm

I’ve always had the impression that 9 of every 10 nerds live in SoCal.

N
January 3, 2012 7:46 pm

Pegg was really good as Scotty in XI, hopefully he’s been wrote just as well in this one. I hope the dialogue is better overall in XII, it was a little weak in XI, still a great film though don’t get me wrong.

Trekker5
January 3, 2012 8:12 pm

Yay!! Jan. 15th!!! :) Seeing this tonight is like an early B-day gift for me!! :) (My Birthday being the 4th!) And #3,Aurore,hi!! :)

January 3, 2012 9:23 pm

It finally begins! :-)

Hat Rick
January 3, 2012 10:05 pm

Everyone who is part of the cast is such a great character, as well as playing such great characters! Simon Pegg seems like he would be blast to pal around with in a pub with the whole gang after work.

Trek rules!

Keachick - rose pinenut
January 3, 2012 10:35 pm

“Now, he’s abroad the Enterprise looking after this big sexy ship.”

Is Scotty/Pegg really abroad the Enterprise? – Oh my, the visual imagery I am having right now…:) I do hope the nacelles remain ample enough for him.

Even more definitive would be to glimpse a brushy eyebrow denuded Zachary Quinto. Please – when do we get to see those pics?

Only 12 days away from the start of filming and no word on how that finest of all conifers is prepping for the sequel, especially as he plays no less than the fine Pine/Kirk, most famous and most notorious of all Starfleet captains. Nosy rosy pinenut needs to know…:)

Anthony Thompson
January 4, 2012 3:20 am

20. Phil

Would you bet the farm (or $10,000, as Mitt Romney does) that Star Trek 2 won’t be starting in mid-January?

Do You Wanna Dance
January 4, 2012 5:35 am

Does anyone know who might have won the Star Trek sequel walk-on roles for the Super 8 contest they held last month?

CmdrR
January 4, 2012 5:46 am

grumble… grumble… haggas… grumble… me poor bairns… grumble… tribble shite… grumble… grumble… Manchester United… grumble…

January 4, 2012 5:57 am

Olivia.
I wish you a very Happy Birthday, my dear!

:)

JJ Fan
January 4, 2012 6:27 am

If the sequel is all a “go”, as he calls it, is there any new word on who is portraying the villain?

Trekker5
January 4, 2012 6:45 am

#30,Aurore,thank you!!! :) :) I’ve already had a good day,I got the 1st season of the 2nd best show ever made;Hogan’s Heroes! :) (The best show ever made being Star Trek!! :))

denny cranium
January 4, 2012 6:47 am

I enjoy Peggs version of Scotty.
I think the scenes he did with Nimoy are outstanding.
He also seems to be like “one of us” as in “Its so cool I’m in Trek”

AJ
January 4, 2012 7:27 am

2/9:

Phil,

I once flew to England and back twice in one week. You should try it. You sit back and watch films and drink gin & tonics for 10 hours (which is what they actually do IN England as well).

But, I heard this “Trek” film is a done deal, so if Simon Pegg shows up to JJ’s LA office and hears “I got nuthin’ ” I’ll be very surprised. Bob Orci indicated here recently they were finishing the 3rd draft.

Aurore
January 4, 2012 7:27 am

“I’ve already had a good day…”

That’s good to hear, Olivia.

“I got the 1st season of the 2nd best show ever made;Hogan’s Heroes! :)”

………We’ll have to agree to disagree on that one, Olivia…yes, even on your birthday….

:))

Forgive me.
Just as you did so many times before, when I said that I did not want to see Mr. Shatner in the Star Trek sequel, for instance….

:)

January 4, 2012 7:28 am

Welcome back, Simon

Landry
January 4, 2012 7:32 am

The movie starts less than 2 weeks and A tweet from Simon Peg is considered news?? Looks like you lost your source at Paramount ….a long time ago.

Starfleet's Finest
January 4, 2012 8:06 am

So happy to hear! I can’t believe how close it is getting to the start of filming! Seems like only yesterday people were up on their soapbox saying the whole sequel was a myth, it was never going to happen, Anthony was shutting down the site, no one cared about Trekkies or about Star Trek anymore, the franchise as we knew it is dead…*sigh* just look at how far we’ve come!! :D

Still very excited though! :)

@ Trekker5
Don’t know where you are in the world but it’s still the 4th where I am so, happy birthday! (just add early or late in there as needed) :)

Sebastian S.
January 4, 2012 8:28 am

I totally agree with Simon Pegg.
I am chomping at the bit for the new series of Sherlock to hit US shores. That is one of the best reboots since 2003’s Battlestar Galactica (and ST09, of course. Hee hee). Despite his more prominent association with Dr Who, I think Sherlock may be producer/writer Steven Moffat’s best work yet…

As for Pegg’s Scotty? I’d love to see other sides and facets to the character. Even though Scotty is a larger-than-life character he still had many quieter, more subtle moments as well. I have full confidence that Simon Pegg will be able to bring forth those qualities if given the opportunity. Even as a fan of his earlier works, I must admit, it took me awhile to warm up to his interpretation of the character.
But now I can’t wait for him to ‘give us all he’s got.’

I'm Dead Jim!
January 4, 2012 8:37 am

#36 Chris Doohan, have you been called up yet? The transporter room won’t be the same without you! Seriously, the ship still needs a Doohan on board!

Phil
January 4, 2012 9:13 am

@27. If I had a farm, or 10K, yeah, I’d take that bet.

Phil
January 4, 2012 9:15 am

@34. Twice in a week qualifies for some serious air miles. I did LA to Dubai once, and and there was not enough gin on the plane to make that trip comfortable.

Greenberg
January 4, 2012 9:16 am

Another non-comment from Pegg

Phil
January 4, 2012 10:00 am

Hey, I’m not saying it’s not going to happen, but there is months of work that has to go into pre-production, not to mention the studio signing off on the script before any of that work can really start. Mr. Pegg showing up is great, but until the rest of the cast is in town, and they finish casting all the other roles, the 15th looks soft, at very best.

AJ
January 4, 2012 10:18 am

The film’s been in pre-production for a while.

Jas_montreal
January 4, 2012 10:55 am

If khan isn’t cast yet, then how can they start filming ?!?!

Trekker5
January 4, 2012 10:58 am

#35,Aurore,:) Your forgiven! :)

Dee - lvs moon' surface
January 4, 2012 11:01 am

#26. Keachick

“how that finest of all conifers is prepping for the sequel?”… Well, I think he was very happy in the last days… you know… I hope this is great preparation for the Captain …LOL

:-) :-)

Captain Hackett
January 4, 2012 11:02 am

And… leaked pics of shooting scenes and characters! ;)

lostrod
January 4, 2012 11:03 am

#46

“If khan isn’t cast yet, then how can they start filming ?!?!”

Since Khan will not be in every scene they always begin shooting the rest of the film. They never film in the actual order scenes appear onscreen.

Regards

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