We are still waiting on word for the next steps for the planned fourth Kelvin Universe Star Trek film, but one of the stars is talking up the franchise and its fans.
Pegg contrasts Star Wars and Star Trek fans
In addition to playing Scotty in three Star Trek films, Simon Pegg has been involved in a number of other major franchises including Star Wars and Doctor Who. In an interview on SiriusXM’s Jim Norton & Sam Roberts Show Pegg was asked about which fans were the hardest to please, and he pointed to Star Wars fans, calling them “the most toxic at the moment.”
Pegg went on to praise Star Trek and its fans, saying:
I find the Star Trek fans have always been very very inclusive. Star Trek is about diversity, it has been since 1966 It always was. There’s no sort of like “oh, you’re suddenly being woke now.” Star Trek was woke from the beginning. You had a Japanese navigate just after the Second World War. There was a black woman on the deck in a position of authority. It is massively progressive. Star Wars, suddenly there’s a little bit more diversity and everyone’s kicking off about it and it’s really sad.
Pegg’s comment about “toxic” Star Wars fans refers to racist attacks on Kenobi actress Moses Ingram. The actress was actually warned by Disney in advance about potential online harassment and later series star Ewan McGregor condemned those who attacked the actress saying they were not true Star Wars fans. Of course Star Trek has had its own issues with some fans, as just reported yesterday regarding actress Melissa Navia defending the character Ortegas.
You can watch Pegg’s comments below.
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