Today there are a couple new interviews from the stars of the new Star Trek movie who are probably the biggest fans of The Original Series, Karl Urban (McCoy) and Simon Pegg (Scotty). Urban talked to SFX Magazine about how now is the right time to bring Trek back, while self-described geek Simon Pegg seems to have Star Wars on the mind these days.
Urban: Ready for more Star Trek ‘in HD’
Excerpts from Urban interview in SFX Magazine (via TrekWeb)
SFX: It’s been 17 years since the original Enterprise warped off the big screen. Is the world ready for her return ?
Urban: It’s the perfect time to bring it back and show these characters in their early years and get a bit of a backstory
SFX: How well do you think this movie ties in with the Trek mythos ?
Urban: If you are watching the 60s TV series, it would be like you were listening to it on the radio before and now you are going to see it in high definition.
SFX: Any thoughts on playing McCoy in either movies or a spin-off TV series ?
Urban: I would clearly love to carry on with that cast. We had such a wonderful time shooting, we were constantly cracking up. But it’s too early to speculate. We really have everything going for us.
Pegg wants some of that Star Wars
Simon Pegg is definately a geek and a big fan of all things sci-fi, including Doctor Who (where he had a guest role), Star Trek (where he is now the new Scotty) and Star Wars (something he wants in on too). According to Contact Music, Pegg wants to write for the new Star Wars TV series, but he is concerned that George Lucas may not be forgiving about his past comments about The Phantom Menace. Pegg said:
I might try to wheedle my way back into the affections of Lucasfilm (Lucas’ production company) and write an episode of the new live action Star Wars TV series.
But can Lucas forget this episode of Spaced (written by Pegg)?
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