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Read: Wil Wheaton & Simon Pegg’s Nerdiest Trek Chat Ever March 27, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,ST09 Cast,TNG,Trek Franchise,Viral Video/Mashup/Images , trackback

Star Trek’s Simon Pegg (author of "Nerd Do Well") and Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton (author of "Just A Geek") had a Twitter exchange this afternoon that will go down as the nerdiest, geekiest Trekkiest chat ever, involving comparing Enterprises, nannites, Spock’s harp, Riker’s holodeck programs and more. Check it out for yourself below.


Wil Wheaton and Pegg nerdiest Trek chat ever

Star Trek’s new Scotty Simon Pegg will be appearing on Conan and after announcing he was headed for the taping he got a reply on Twitter from Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Wil Wheaton who is shooting an episode of The Big Bang Theory on the same lot. What ensued is probably the geekiest Trek chat ever on Twitter. Here it is for you to judge for yourself.


1. Paul Fitz - March 27, 2012

Funny, Like Pegg, I’d rather the Enterprise D too ;)

2. Craiger - March 27, 2012

Oh no! The sequel is going to be that hippies in space TOS episode. LOL.

3. John Gill - March 27, 2012

Now that is neat!

4. Blake Powers - March 27, 2012

Most awesome trek exchange ever!

5. Schultz - March 27, 2012

Oh yeah, Riker’s Enterprise DD. ;)

6. porthoses bitch - March 27, 2012

Saddest part is I dont consider it that geeky……..ahhhh my inner geek. Iremember when ever a tv station would tun a piece on a trek convention they would always start with a fan wearing a tinfoil hat and deely bopper antennas.

7. Adolescent Nightmare - March 27, 2012

Keenser is back! With martinis!

8. TrekMadeMeWonder - March 27, 2012

A Vulcan Harp? Is this Spoiler material?

Seems a bit weird that Spock would be singing so soon after the demise of Vucan.

And by the way, Spock should have been the one with the black outfit at the end of Trek 09.

And by the way, I watched Trek 09 again on Fox tonight. Got chills when Bones showed up on the Shuttle. Great intro. They should use Nero again for a three pic deal.

’nuff said.

9. rm10019 - March 27, 2012

That is pretty fing funny.

10. Sybok's Secret Brother - March 27, 2012

Wow – I thought I was the only one who talked like that… well there is that Orci guy too…

11. Andy Patterson - March 27, 2012

Maybe my prediction from over a year go about Dr. Sevrin and his space hippy followers being the villain in the next movie are true. Maybe Spock’s gonna jam with them. “It would sound. Soonest like he said. A ha ha. It starts to chime.”

12. Bucky - March 27, 2012

“It’s full of Nanites, too” is my favourite line.

13. theadagency - March 27, 2012

@8. TrekMadeMeWonder – March 27, 2012

“A Vulcan Harp? Is this Spoiler material?”

Assuming you are not being sarcastic, I would assume they are just joking about random pieces of TOS and TNG characters and cliches like the holodeck.

“They should use Nero again for a three pic deal.”

This statement suggests you may be suffering from a major neurological disorder and should seek medical advice immediately,

14. dmduncan - March 27, 2012

Wow. That was an epic conversation. For Twitter.

15. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - March 27, 2012

Hey. A conversation I could relate to. finally!!!!!!

16. Keachick - rose pinenut (F) - March 27, 2012

#8 – People sing at funerals. Music and song can convey any kind of feeling, depth of meaning that a person wishes, including a way of expressing enormous grief and sadness.

So weird this stuff…;?

17. Red Dead Ryan - March 27, 2012

You know its a slow news day when an article about a twitter conversation is posted. Ah well, while I don’t consider this interesting, others do, so all the power to them.

18. AJ - March 27, 2012

Now, why can’t we get these folks into the bloody Trekmovie CHAT-room? All we do there is talk about crap like this!

19. Viking - March 27, 2012

Jeezus you two, get a room, will ya? LMAO

20. Flim Flam - March 27, 2012

That was gold. They should write a Trek Comedy series.

21. Jack - March 27, 2012

17. Dude. That’s every day. On pretty much every news site.

PS. I need to add “ya wee scamp” to my roster of pick-up line accoutrements.

22. CmdrR - March 27, 2012

I should never have read that in front of my wife. It would take a month to explain my giggles.

23. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - March 28, 2012

“Don’t wipe any of Riker’s sex programs, though.”

Oh, the mental images I’m having at this moment… O_o

Ah, Hwil Hwheaton…

24. Captain Rik - March 28, 2012

Love it – great conversation!

25. Trekker5 - March 28, 2012

I love this!! Trekkers talkin’ about Trek! Pegg has become a fave of my on Twitter,he’s so funny! This conversation reminds me of one I’d strike up in dull moments. (I ain’t called Trekker5 for nothing ya’ll!) :)

26. I'm Dead Jim! - March 28, 2012

Best use of Twitter… EVER!

27. Starfleet's Finest - March 28, 2012

Loved it!! :D

28. TrekMadeMeWonder - March 28, 2012

13. theadagency
“This statement suggests you may be suffering from a major neurological disorder and should seek medical advice immediately,”

Funny, I was having an amazing headache last night.

But as for Nero, The camera ate him up. JJ loved those closeups I am sure. Esp when he and his crew headed back to the 24/5th century at the end of the movie. You have to admit he looked a lot cooler than Kirk in his closups and delivery. Pine often sounded a bit whiney throughout the pic.

29. Captain of the USS Monte Carlo NCC-1986 - March 28, 2012

ya wee scamp. Priceless. Love the Simon Pegg. And Wheaton is great in The big Bang Theory

30. El Chup - March 28, 2012

I gather from that exchange that the annoying little shit that is Keynser (or however it’s said) is back as Scotty’s sidekick.


31. Decker - March 28, 2012

Set phasers on Wesley.

32. THX-1138 - March 28, 2012

#18 AJ me boy

I was thinking the very same thing. Like Picard playing cards with the crew, they should have done it long ago. Can you imagine how much they would have dug BND?

33. RaveOnEd - March 28, 2012

That is really funny! Great to see cast members from Trek have a wonderful sense of humor like this!

@28. TrekMadeMeWonder: “JJ loved those closeups I am sure. Esp when he and his crew headed back to the 24/5th century at the end of the movie.”

Um, did you see the same movie? Because I don’t think Nero was going back to the 24th Century…

34. VZX - March 28, 2012

I watched this unfold live on Twitter. It’s too bad Pegg and Wheaton did not meet up, but oh well. It was fun.

35. Orb of the Emissary - March 28, 2012

That was awesome!

36. Simon - March 28, 2012

@30 and others – just what is so annoying about Keenser?

He really didn’t *do* enough to be annoying (or lovable for that matter).

But to the fanboys here you’d think he was Jar-Jar Binks.

37. TrekMadeMeWonder - March 28, 2012

33. RaveOnEd

ummm, I don’t think Nero’s final destruction was ever certain.
Perhaps we could ask BobO that simple question.

But, is anyone really ever dead when time travel is involved?

Until then I will assumed Nero went back to the 24th, or somewhere.
By the way, Just how far did the E and Narada travel away from Earth when the Red Matter was released? Seems like it would be a hazard in space for SF and the Sol system..

38. Red Dead Ryan - March 28, 2012


Agreed! People who don’t like Keenser for some reason tend to compare him to Jar Jar Binks, which is just asinine. Jar Jar Binks was a total idiot, goof, and oaf who stumbled and bumbled his way into the Galactic Senate.

I happen to think the reason why people hate Keenser is because of his appearance, and because they don’t want to see Scotty with a sidekick.

The guy I found to be annoying was Olsen. He seemed like one of those idiots you see on Spike TV’s “1000 Ways To Die”.

39. Red Dead Ryan - March 28, 2012


We saw his ship tear apart in the black hole at the end of the movie. So we’re pretty sure he’s dead. Plus the writers said so as well.

40. TrekMadeMeWonder - March 28, 2012


Interesting. I had not heard that. Any reference for that?

41. THX-1138 - March 28, 2012

#36 Simon

You hit the nail on the head. Keenser didn’t matter. At all. The character was utterly superfluous. He didn’t demonstrate any skills as an engineer, yet he apparently holds down a Starfleet job on the flagship (sort of a Jar Jar in the senate scenario).

He was essentially the guy with the big face in the bar except they paired him up with Scotty. If he didn’t make any appearance in the next movie nary a tear would be shed, save for Deep Roy.

42. Red Dead Ryan - March 28, 2012


A previous article on this site. I can’t remember which one though, unfortunately.

43. Gene's Ghost - March 28, 2012

I’d take the new Enterprise for sure, its got flashy new lens flares everywhere, and the engine room doubles as a brewery, so it’s a win-win!

44. Battle-scarred Sciatica - March 28, 2012



“the annoying kid running around engineering”…

a quality Trek comedy exchange.

45. TrekMadeMeWonder - March 28, 2012

42. Thanks Red…

Although I am hoping that there would be a three picture arc to the new storyline. So much for Trek forthought.

46. Peter N - March 28, 2012

This actually makes me consider getting a twitter account to find out if I could “hang” with those two (although they might not respond to an outsider). I have always loved the treknobabble and find it funny when it is overdone! Congratulations on this exchange.

47. DS9 IN PRIME TIME - March 28, 2012

Id take D over any other ship any day.

48. Rod Geneberry - March 28, 2012

No ship even comes close to the original Connie… except the Connie refit, of course. The D with it’s giant saucer… must’ve had saucer envy. And besides, who’s gonna take orders from a balding Frenchman in tights?

49. Simon - March 28, 2012

#48 – The original connie? Fugly. The TMP refit was the Enterprise done *right*.

50. Buzz Cagney - March 28, 2012

Thats actually very funny. Good work fellas.

Its the TMP refit for me. Then Excelsior. The D doesn’t even feature on my list of favourite ships. Not nice.

51. Buzz Cagney - March 28, 2012

#38 have you read the ST09 novel, RDR? Kirk thought Olsen was a dick head too!

52. danielcraigsmywookiebitchnow - March 29, 2012

38 Keenser is worse than merely being the Jar Jar binks of JJ Trek. He serves no purpose.
Atleast Jar Jar was utalized to move the story of the rise of Palpatine forward. Keenser just sits or stands there and blinks his/her eyes and makes whiny noises

53. VZX - March 29, 2012

Why all the Keenser hate? To me it makes sense to have that token alien just to visually mix up the crew-member landscape. That’s one of the reasons Roddenberry fought for Spock to stay when the series was ordered. And its the same reason why every incarnation of Trek had at least one token non-human-looking character.

Keenser is barely in the movie to begin with. Not only that, but it’s Deep Roy!

54. Rod Geneberry - March 29, 2012

49: For the time and technology, Jeffries’ design was revolutionary. It changed all space/starship designs in sci-fi for decades to come. I think it holds up extremely well in modern CGI form. Then again, I’m biased since it was the ship for the original and easily greatest crew.

55. Red Dead Ryan - March 29, 2012

I guess another reason why many people hate Keenser is because he looks similar to a race of aliens on the desert planet in “Nemesis”, the movie which left a bad taste in their mouths, and felt they needn’t be “reminded” of it in the 09 “Star Trek”. :-)

56. Hat Rick - March 31, 2012

Wow, that likeness of Wil Wheaton he uses as his avatar is uncanny!

I think they should give him a Fox “Animation Domination” cartoon series just for that. It would be the ongoing story of how a fine aspiring young Hollywood producer (played by Wheaton) tries to balance a life in celebrity-obsessed L.A. with his interest in making a new SF TV series called “Stellar Voyage” (no relation to “Star Trek,” although it does feature a starship named “USS Initiative” (tentative name only), a half-robot named “Information,” and a stern-but-fatherly captain named “Blanc Sauvignon”). The cartoon Wil Wheaton must balance work with family life as he copes with constant calls by his sitcom children to shave off his facial hair and re-enact scenes from a series he starred in from childhood.

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