This past week has brought about some interesting comments about the next Star Trek movie and the film industry in general by Simon Pegg, the actor who portrays Montgomery Scott in J. J. Abrams’ version of Star Trek. On February 23rd, Mr. Pegg tweeted, “Brand recognition is the death of ideas. Great article about the state of the film industry – http://j.mp/fpVCW6.” The link takes you to the February GQ magazine article titled The Day the Movies Died. I can’t say that I disagree with Mr. Pegg’s thoughts about current productions of movies, but apparently, that tweet sparked a lot of interest amongst fans of the new Star Trek movie timeline. After unanticipated responses and questions arose, Mr. Pegg clarified the following day by tweeting, “I was making a comment about the industry yesterday not Star Trek. Word on the bridge is the new script is AMAZEBALLS and I cannot wait!!!!!” According to trekmovie.com, Pegg has likely not seen the first draft of the script for the next Star Trek movie being drafted by Bob Orci and Damon Lindelof this past week, but “Word on the bridge” feasibly refers to feedback from the creative team behind the film.
With sixteen months remaining until the release of the next movie, I think that it’s fair to say that there will be more Twitter revelations about it, and the SB118 News Team will make sure that you stay in the loop.