There is a new Star Trek Collector’s Edition magazine just showing up at retailers in the US. It includes interviews with cast and crew of classic Trek shows and the new Star Trek Into Darkness, including Simon Pegg. See below for some of Pegg’s comments about how Scotty is different in this movie and how he had to dial back his Scottishness.
Simon Pegg on Scotty and Harrison in ‘Into Darkness’
Star publishing has a brand new Star Trek Collector’s Edition magazine which is just showing up at local retailers. One of the people interviewed is Star Trek Into Darkness star Simon Pegg. Here are some excerpts…
Pegg on how Scotty is different in Into Darkness
"He’s still very proud, and he thinks he owns the ship. He’s very principled, and those principles define his role in the film. "
Pegg also said that he had to re-calibrate his Scottishness:
"Because I’ve got Scottish family, J.J. lets me put Scotishisms into the script. But one day he came up to me on the set and said, ‘Simon, we have to understand what you are saying!" So I pulled it back a little bit. "
Simon Pegg on fan speculation about Benedict Cumberbatch’s John Harrison…
“It’s been fun seeing people try to figure out who he is playing and all the time it just being a very simple answer. John Harrison is indicative of a thing going on in society today, which is the enemy within. Not…a multi-horned alien or another country or whatever. It’s the idea that the threat can be one of us and can come from inside.”
and actors Benedict Cumberbatch and Simon Pegg
In addition to Pegg, Star’s new Star Trek Collector’s Edition magazine features comments from Star Trek Into Darkness production designer Scott Chambliss and visual effects supervisor Roger Guyett. The mag also features exclusive interview comments from William Shatner, Nichelle Nichols, LeVar Burton, Scott Bakula, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Brannon Braga, and more. There is even a "Battle of the Trekkies, one of which is TrekMovie’s Anthony Pascale.
Spread from new Collector’s Edition
Star’s new Star Trek Collector’s Edition Magazine officially release date is Tuesday March 26th and will be available at any major outlet (Walmart, CVS, Kroger, RiteAid, etc.). You can buy a digital copy at Apple iTunes.