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GOD IS GREAT! GOD IS WONDERFUL! Simon Pegg is SCOTTY!!!

Published at: Oct. 11, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

Fucking Yippee, Harry Here!!! Ok - I'm in. Simon Pegg as Scotty is as wonderful as an Asian Girl Sandwich night. I'm fucking deliriously happy. This is the first piece of STAR TREK casting that JJ has done that has made me drool with anticipation. The word is that the budget has gotten bigger and bigger and that for the first time in the history of the franchise, STAR TREK is being given a truly epic budget to recreate, conceive and explore Gene's universe. That news and SIMON "fucking" PEGG - make this the happiest day in Trek geek life, other than the day STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN was released. Oh man. Fucking awesome. So awesome. Ecstacy. Simon Pegg is Montgomery "Giving it all I got Capt'n" Scott. Blessed be to God. He is great and glorious to make this happen for the greater glory of geekdom. We are truly the blessed people!

Man - Harry here again... I'm just so happy about this. Can you imagine an R rated STAR TREK movie, strictly from the point of view of a Simon Pegg SCOTTY - where he has to deal with all the shit that Kirk gets the Enterprise into. Holding back his real temperment on the intercom - whilst cussing like a Scotsman as he and his team plug on trying to keep the crew alive? Cursing the name of Kirk for blindly getting them ambushed, only to put the stress of annihilation upon SCOTTY - who constantly rose to the occassion to save their fucking necks? Sigh. Bliss. What a wonderful dream... sigh...

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  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Que?

    by tylerzero

    Uno?

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    by The Drude

    NOW maybe I'll go see it...

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:43 p.m. CST

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEESSSSSSSs

    by PVIII

    amazing.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    No. 4?

    by CrushKillDestroy

    Miniskirts please.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST

    MAY SIMON 'FUCKING' PEGG CONTINUE TO EAT

    by Pound Sand

    whatever that means.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    "Asian Girl Sandwich"

    by Freddie Mercury

    See? Relating the female anatomy to a food metaphor. It's a fat guy thing, right? 'Cept Harry really wants to EAT 'em.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Long live Shaun...

    by LitCrit621

    in space!!!!!!

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    w00t!

    by GregoryHarbin

    First bit of casting that REALLY excites me! Good Job J.J.! Now let's see some great set pics!

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    steady on

    by onefatman

    Simon Pegg is fucking hilarious, but there's no need to spray your shorts about it.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I dunno...

    by DArque Bishop

    As much as I like Simon Pegg, I don't think I could see him as Scotty. I would have preferred to see Paul McGillion (Beckett from Stargate Atlantis) get it, as he actually looks more like Doohan than Pegg does, plus has the accent to boot. (Also, Doohan's son was championing McGillion, if that counts for anything...)

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:52 p.m. CST

    I'm actually interested now. I've never really been a Star Trek

    by eggbeater

    I'm gonna see it now. Props to JJ

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Okay...NOW I'm gettin' really stoked

    by The Moseph

    Too...freaking...cool. Yes, indeed...thank you, Lord!!! A Happy Fun™ tidbit o'news!!! Thank ya, Jesus!!!! See? God loves geeks, too!!! Now, if only December '08 would get here sooner...

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Er, let me clarify...

    by DArque Bishop

    I meant the Scottish accent. Last I checked Pegg's accent was more British proper. :-)

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    See harry....

    by Massawyrm 1

    I TOLD you there was a God...but nobody EVVVVVER believes the guy that looks like Jesus.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 10:57 p.m. CST

    whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

    by theWarning

    not that i care about this movie much at all, but whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Another failure of the sandwich metaphor

    by chrth

    You don't name a sandwich on the basis of its bread. For shame, Harry.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    They Better Not Make Him A Fat, Running Punch-Line

    by georges garvaren

    Scotty was no Har-Har character, and if he's "funnied" up, it won't be StarTrek, but it will be a reinvention of past greatness. And for Me: I don't like it that shit. It's like reimaging 'Halloween'. Invent something new, or keep it the same. Preferably: invent something new! Yeesh.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Love Pegg, but he ain't Scotty...

    by Bill Clay

    He's fried gold, but he sure ain't a Scottish engineer. Can't wait to hear the accent he cooks up to be shoehorned into the role.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Download In Rainbows

    by BrightEyes

    It is amazing

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Nice.

    by veritasses

    Beam me up. I'm sold.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Shaun of the Bread

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Simon gotta' eat!

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Great joy. And gratitude.

    by BrandLoyalist

    Great joy. And gratitude. *holds hands with space jellyfish*

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    He's not really an actor is he?

    by wintocha67

    A comedian who makes satirical movies where he pretty much plays himself (SOTD) or a caricature (Hot Fuzz). Let's get Jackie Chan to play Sulu and Chris Tucker to play a red shirt. Jacov Smirnov as Chekov. You get my point.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who thinks Nick Frost would have been better?

    by Batutta

    Scotty's gotta be heavy-ish, and Pegg's a stick.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Communicator check 1-2-1-2

    by Bagheera

    This is Bones McCoy on a line to Sulu-set the bullshit to warp factor one-Simon fucking Pegg is Scotty...hell yes son

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:42 p.m. CST

    And John Cho is Sulu

    by Robogeek

    Hmmm... how do I know that? ;-)

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:43 p.m. CST

    FUCK YES!!!!!!

    by ZombiKiller86

    Pegg as Scotty = FRIED GOLD!!!!!!

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg is also TINTIN! And God is GREAT!

    by Proman1984

    Indeed.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    RECAST SHATNER AS KIRK

    by CQuest

    and let him just pretend he is young. OMFG that would be brilliant.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Fuck god

    by Jaka

    Fuck Star Trek reboots. Fuck any kind of ST with a "massive budget". Fuck it right in the ass, because if it's true, the movie is doomed. Lame.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg Will Be 38 In February...Casting Makes Zero Sense

    by Darth Fabulous

    I know he was good in M:I-3, but he's not Scotty. Plus, Quinto is 30, Saldana is 29 and Yelchin is 18 (Chris Pine is 27). Pegg is rather old when compared to the rest of the cast...

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Kal Penn as Sulu...

    by Darth Fabulous

    ...Seann William Scott as Kirk. Let's just go all out here...

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    CQuest, right on! Shatner is Kirk!

    by Proman1984

    No way around it.

  • Oct. 11, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Fuck yeah......Simon Pegg is a great reason to see ANY movie

    by zillabeast

    Happpy happy happy

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    Batutta- Gotta agree with yah

    by tristeele

    Love me some Simon...but he just doesnt seem right. I LOVE the guy but he is SKINNY and well shit Scotty is a fatty. Nick Frost in Hyper Drive is perfect. Whatever...Maybe its the fact that Kirk is a shitty WB reject that is bothering me. WHY NOT MATT DAMON?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    This movie may not be as great as it sounds, since it's written

    by Lord Finesse

    I never saw The Island. Mission Impossible III wasn't that bad, yet it didn't seem like a 'classic' script that somebody like D.C. Fontana might write for Star Trek. You know? I thought it was all about the script and characterization.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Not looking foward to this, due to the writers

    by Lord Finesse

    Anyway, my point (that was left off in the subject line) was that if this is written by the same guys who wrote Transformers, can we really expect anything all that great??

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    holy crap

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    holy crap. big budget star trek and simon pegg. please be good. please be good. pleeeeeeeaaaasssseeee!!!!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Alias Trumps M:I-3, The Island & Transformers

    by Darth Fabulous

    I will give these guys the benefit of the doubt.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:22 a.m. CST

    And the cracks appear in the ice. Fuck!!!

    by prunkhaft

    Simon Pegg is a favorite but this is serious miscasting. Harrys idea of a Trek farce through the eyes of a fed up Scotty played by Simon Pegg is a fun one. I want a straight star trek movie however, and Pegg would be wasted if not played for laughs. Do you really want Scotty played only for laughs? He shouldn't really get all that much screen time anyway. Gah.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    So much...

    by chrisd

    for a serious Star Trek movie. This is going to be jokey crap. With Simon Pegg, John Cho, time travel, villain is a Romulan named Nero: crap, crap, crap. Might as well complete the crap fest with Seann William Scott, that is, if you can't get Will Farrell or Will Smith. Is Brannon Braga a special consultant for this film? Star Trek is still dead.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    the sandwich

    by HEADGEEK

    sorry about that - you're right, you don't name a sandwich based on the bread. So I modify that with - A Sweaty Man-Bitch Harry Sandwich On Asian Femmes.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Nick Frost for Fat KIRK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by George Newman

    heh

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    Oh fuck you all, this is mint

    by reflecto

    What did we need, a swarthier Scotsman? Pegg is brilliant and so is most of the casting so far. Frankly the person I'm shakiest on is Quinto. Looks aren't everything.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:42 a.m. CST

    I agree with prunkhaft...

    by LordPorkington

    There's no bigger Simon Pegg fan than myself (been watching him since Asylum (where the hell is the Asylum dvd Edgar?)) and I'd happily watch him in anything, but this casting just doesn't sit right with me. He's an absolutely top bloke and all, but surely Nick Frost is more Scotty than Simon Pegg. Seems like casting just for the sake of it rather than something that's been well thought out.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Scotty was not FAT in TOS

    by reflecto

    Only later on.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:46 a.m. CST

    John Cho is a good actor. See Better Luck Tomorrow

    by slder78

    for proof of his acting chops. I'm not expecting Lawrence of Arabia from this flick, just to be entertained. I believe the pieces are in place, I can only hope it all comes together.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    How is that for a slice of fried gold???

    by redfist

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    How is that for a slice of fried gold???

    by redfist

    When I seen the headline, I actually giggled. I love Shaun and Hotfuzz, and I dont give a shit who says that he is shoehorned into this...I would rather have him in this than any1 else. Nick Frost could not hold this role the way that Simon can. He has the presence needed to pull it off.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:58 a.m. CST

    John Cho is extremely unsettling in Better Luck Tomorrow

    by reflecto

    I didn't know about his comedic work at all. He won't be a bad choice.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:59 a.m. CST

    Are but do tribbles look up?

    by Jugs

    huh?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Wasn't Doohan Canadian?

    by Aphex Twin

    And as far as the age thing goes....Kirk was supposed to be the youngest captain in Starfleet history. Makes sense the engineer has a few years on him. I like the Pegg casting, remember humor has always had a place in Star Trek throughout every series. Geez if the crew were all serious all the time it'd be like watching the guys I work with on TV. Not fun! And they're engineers too....

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg??? What. The. Fock.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Thats makes absolutely no sense...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Christopher Hitchens' next book: "Simon Pegg Is Not Great"

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:20 a.m. CST

    He plays Scotty just like he played

    by LordTwinkie

    Benji in MI:III

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    HAHA, YESS!!!!!!!!!!

    by Mike_D

    awesome! i want thing to come out NOW!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Is John Cho really playing Sulu?

    by aceattorney

    Hmm...could be interesting to see him in that role.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:32 a.m. CST

    What a dumb idea

    by prbt

    This film is starting to sound very sucky indeed.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:34 a.m. CST

    Retarded

    by Mazzle

    He may be a talented and funny, but casting him as Scotty is absolutely retarded. He's not even remotely plausible in either looks or tone. Might as well put Bill Maher as Kirk now and Sacha Baron Cohen as Mccoy now.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    You want to really see someone lacking plausibility playing Scot

    by Aphex Twin

    Watch 'The New Voyages' webisodes. Now THERE'S a Scotty I could do without. Pegg is good casting, stop drinking the hatorade. Would you rather have Dougray Scott for Christ's sake????

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    OKAY!

    by Bruce Leroy

    It has been a long, long time since i have heard any cool news on this site...but damn!!! This is most definitely cool news and i'm glad Pegg is cast as Scotty. This new trek has only now caught my attention. Keep this up and maybe we'll actually get a great Star Trek film.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    sorry, I think Pegg is lousy casting

    by prbt

    I think he's a funny man but I hope this is joke.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    John Cho has Indeed Been Cast as Sulu

    by Kal Reeve

    Not a trek fan myself, but for you devoted followers of the Enterprise, here is the IGN link confirming his casting: http://movies.ign.com/articles/826/826851p1.html

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST

    Scotty wasnt fat...

    by VegasRon

    ...you fucking retards. Did you even watch the series? Scotty was not fat until he came back a dozen years later to do the movies. He was in pretty damn good shape when the series started. And he WAS older than the rest of the crew. Pegg is an inspiring choice(so is Cho, actually) and those two castings just put this on my radar. Bitching just to bitch is really cool.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:19 a.m. CST

    John Cho

    by tailkosh

    Pity, I'd heard from a reasonably good source that James Kyson Lee (Ando from Heroes) was up for the role. Thought he'd be pretty good in the part. Not overly convinced about Cho. Much as I like Pegg's work, can't say I'm entirely sure about this bit of casting. Still, I'll give 'em both the benefit of the doubt.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:20 a.m. CST

    What, there were no Scottish actors available?

    by BenBraddock

    Why, when the opportunity finally appears, to cast a real life Scotsman as Scotty, do they go and cast an Englishman? And a comedian at that. Idiotic. I'm actually having trouble believing this.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Ok...so is this Starfleet Academy days...T.O.S. days...WTF days.

    by Negative Man

    <p>Love the Pegg, but the casting is becoming all over the place to the point I just don't understand the time period it's set in. Age-wise, the cast matches (for the most part) T.O.S. season two era, but I keep hearing Spock travels back in time to the point everyone is in Starfleet Academy.</p><p> Though, if I had my way...</p><p>The movie would start out during a massive space battle between the Romulans and Starfleet above a mysterious planet. Aboard the massive Romulan capital ship several officers discuss an assassination plot as they enter the cargo hold. The camera pulls back to reveal The Guardian of Forever. Cut to a modern/retro version of the original series opening. In deep space the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-E is in warp, aboard Picard and Spock are in discussion about the Romulan attack. Seems the Romulans seen earlier are a rebel faction who seeks to bring their empire back to it's former, non-unified glory. Spock is being rushed to negotiations between the Romulan Star Empire and Starfleet to help squelch the rebellion. Word reaches them concerning the battle raging over the mysterious planet and Spock goes white (or whiter than Nimoy actually is...). He realizes the importance of the planet and relates this to...Admiral Janeway?! The changes in time have begun. Relating the story of the mission where he and Kirk used the Guardian, he is asked "Who is this James T. Kirk you speak of? Was he a Starfleet officer?" At this point Spock realizes who the Romulan target is. His surroundings now change to that of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D, Captain Sisko waits for his answer. It seems not all of time is changing at once, Spock is still in conversation about the Romulan attack, he still has memory of the past...he still may have a chance on saving the past. Asking if there is a Commander Data aboard, we cut to a scene of Data explaining that the 'Time Shield' he, his brother Lore and Spock have created seems to be holding. Waves of 'wild time' (gotta have that goofy Trek talk at least a little bit...) are being repelled by the shield. At this time they have entered Earth's solar system and are heading for the sun. Nearing their destination, Natasha Yar informs that they have been detected and ordered to stand down by something called the Romulan Earth Protectorate. A MASSIVE Warbird decloaks and is in pursuit. The Enterprise cannot out run the Warbird and a decision is made. The Enterprise turns to face the aggressor as a small shuttle heads for the sun in an attempt to execute a 'slingshot' maneuver. The Enterprise will provide a 'time shield' around the shuttle as long as it can while holding off the Romulans. Sadly, the Enterprise is no match. It explodes silently in the vacuum of space as Spock's shuttle begins to execute the 'slingshot' maneuver. Spock sees his reflection in the shuttles window. His clothing, hair style and looks begin to ripple and change as infinite possibilities of himself are seen. His brow raises as a high pitched alert sounds, counting down the lowering hull integrity. "Fascinating."</p><p>Just a thought. But I like the idea of having several nods to all the pieces of Trek that have come before this movie. Though, I have to say, I hate that their making this YET another time travel movie. What's that? Three out of ten movies are time travel related? Plus, a fast paced opening is needed to give a real sense of urgency that everything that has come before is about to change, but the past is not forgotten.</p>

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:26 a.m. CST

    So much for this spinning off into a new TV show

    by TallBoy66

    No way that Simon Pegg was going to go in for that type of commitment. Always thought this was really a backdoor pilot for new Star Trek on the tube (where it belongs, really. Who's kiddin who here?). Sigh.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Don't want to piss on your chips Harry...

    by Boba Fat

    But I'm not convinced. Intrigued but can't quite see it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:46 a.m. CST

    JON HEDER AS CAPTAIN KIRK!!

    by Redfive!

    PLease God im praying either him or jack black plays Kirk becuase this is turning out to be a full blown comedy.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Who the Hell Wrote that Story...........

    by D o o d

    Cause they obviously don't know shit. Ok so the news of Simon Pegg being in the movie is good news, but take this quote: "for the first time in the history of the franchise, STAR TREK is being given a truly epic budget to recreate, conceive and explore Gene's universe" : That's absolutely Bollox. Infact Star Trek The Motion Picture was, at the time, one of the most expensive movies ever made. I wish JJ well on this project, I like his work and I'm sure he'll do a good job.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Yeah, but never mind that...

    by 11dayempire

    ...they've renamed John Rambo "Rambo to Hell and Back." Shit. Right. Off.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:05 a.m. CST

    Urgh

    by Chilli815

    You have James McAvoy, you have Gary Sinise, and you hire Simon Pegg? The guy is funny and fun in his own work, but that's because he writes things he can do. He can't pull off this role because he doesn't have the gravitas for it. Its as simple as that.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:19 a.m. CST

    I am Batman

    by Chilli815

    She's probably helping Morris Day & The Motherfucking Time prep their new album.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    And a small prayer to our Blessed Mother...

    by Sudynim

    for her intercessory prayers to sneak Nick Frost into the movie. yee hee hee. Amen

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    I Am Batman

    by Chilli815

    Are you saying God can't enjoy laughing at people taking cretins like Madonna so seriously? Because I think being all knowing and all powerful is fine and dandy, but sometimes you just have to laugh at how insanely idiotic the human race is. Which brings US back to the idiocy of casting Simon Pegg as Scotty. I reckon God's laughing so hard she's causing thunder storms.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:51 a.m. CST

    Will NPH steal the Enterprise? Pegg: can you say STUNT CASTING??

    by spud mcspud

    John Cho for Sulu: perfect. He has more than a passing resemblance to a young George Takei, and is a capable actor. Absolutely fuckin' LOVED Harold and Kumar. Let's hope NPH doesn't try to steal the Enterprise. Fur burgers indeed!<P> Pegg for Scotty??? I too love the sheer genius of SHAUN, and the OTT fun in FUZZ, but great actor Pegg ain't - the two roles he's most beloved for, SHAUN and Tim in SPACED are basically exaggerated versions of himself. Scotty is a whole other deal. I don't think Pegg is capable of this, and JJ Abrams is ramming this project straight up the ass of SUPERMAN RETURNS into that dark, dark place where fucked up franchises go and never come back from. DC and WB know where that place is - they invented it.<P> Does anyone else think Bale and Nolan are being just a little too po-faced and serious about DARK KNIGHT? Bale won't play Batman in the JLA movie because it might get in the way of the integrity of the piece he's involved with with Nolan. IT'S FUCKING BATMAN, NOT FUCKING BRECHT!!!!!<P> Rant over. Fuck them all.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:52 a.m. CST

    I am Batman

    by Chilli815

    AW HELL NAW. That ain't what ahhhm talking bout.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Bale/Nolan

    by Chilli815

    To be fair, why would Bale want to become just another face in the crowd in a film that is likely going to drag comic-book adaptations back twenty years?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:55 a.m. CST

    I Am Batman / Chilli815

    by spud mcspud

    Okay, I THINK I done JUST got mad!<P> Were you talking shit about BON JOVI? Because if you were... Up to KEEP THE FAITH (and BOUNCE, the only good album after the KEEP THE FAITH one) BJ are golden. They can do no wrong in the eyes of the Spud. Big fucking eyes, but a nice fucking spud.<P> Slag off Abrams all you want - but we rumbling if you continue to diss the Jovi. Woosah!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:56 a.m. CST

    Horrible fucking choice...

    by Sledge Hammer

    I like Pegg, I think he's good at what he does, and I've been entertained by him on many an occasion, but Pegg's limitations as an actor are truly massive, and I've never seen him *successfully* play anything but variations on his stock schtick, and he sure as crap can't do accents to save his life, so this seems like the worst kind of stunt casting to me. <p>Personally I was hoping that all of the supporting characters would be treated as proper and well roounded characters in this "re-imagining", but at least in the case of Scotty it looks like all they are going to be giving us is a stock standard 'comic relief' character rather than bothering to write and build a character that has any sort of depth or personality. "oooh, me engines!" type shenannigans will ensure, I'm sure.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    WHOA, we're halfway there...

    by Chilli815

    Bon Jovi rule.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:58 a.m. CST

    Inspired casting,'Fried Gold!'

    by KillaKane

    JJ's assembling a pretty impressive line-up for Trek, Si Pegg's just upped the ante, he can easily handle the Scottish broague, and I'm sure what fleeting moments of humour are present in this new Trek, Mr Pegg will likely figure in them. Stoked.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4 a.m. CST

    Bale/Nolan

    by spud mcspud

    Yeah, but you can argue the fact that in hacking up BATMAN: YEAR ONE the way he did, introducing mob elements just because he fancies BEGINS as some sort of Scorsese comic epic, Goyer did in fact set back comic movies adapted from graphic novels by years. I love all the Batman origin stuff in BEGINS - the bit where he's in the cave surrounded by bats, mastering his fear gets me every time - but it's not Gangs of New Gotham, it's Batman! While I don't advocate going back to the halcyon days of Schumacher's fetish neon Batman, I do think all this terribly serious "yes, well, Batman is in fact a serious examination of identity and vigilanteism blah blah boring blah blah Bale goes method blah Nolan rules blah blah" is just a pile of steaming bollocks. It's a comic book movie! No-one will take the JLA movie seriously because it's an ensemble piece. Oh wait. Didn't do the X-MEN any harm did it? And all three of them were extremely underwhelming, not to mention butt-clenchingly fucking boring at times...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:01 a.m. CST

    Chilli815...

    by spud mcspud

    ...You give love a bad name.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:05 a.m. CST

    11 Day Empire - RAMBO

    by spud mcspud

    Should've called it RAMBO: I WILL FUCK YOU UP because Stallone owns in that trailer. The man is 61 and kicking serious ass!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:07 a.m. CST

    JLA

    by Chilli815

    The third X-Men film was awful, but the first two are gold... and you're forgetting that the X-Men isn't individuals thrown together, it was started as an exploration of a specific group. The JLA is individuals chucked together into a group, which always bugged me because Batman and Supes didn't really need a group to do their thing. This JLA strikes me as WB attempting to use Supes/Bats to establish some lesser-known characters (and WW), which further suggests the film is nothing more than a cynical marketing ploy.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:08 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud...

    by Chilli815

    ... who says you can't go back?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    This is just wrong

    by Spamwise Hamgee

    I like Simon Pegg. He has done some good work but he aint Scotty. I reckon if they are trying to 'successfully' restart the franchise at least have someone that can pull off a passable Scottish accent. Actually to hell with it I'll do it. I'm Scottish and I reckon I can just about manage. "I cannae dae it captain I don't have the powerrr" and for something a bit more racy "see you Nero, yerr a bawbag ya choob." Anyone who has trouble translating the above feel free to check out this site http://tinyurl.com/3dn63y

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    I agree with you there about JLA chili815

    by blindambition238

    JLA just seems like a quicky way for WB to jumpstart all their other properties without taking the time to develop them. As for the ensemble part, your right about the JLA being a different ballpark. After all the X-Men are just that, X-Men. All their back stories are tied into the fact they are X-Men. JLA is a bunch of characters who have unique and epic backgrounds. Throwing them together like this is just like X3 all over again.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:16 a.m. CST

    Cary Elwes

    by Chilli815

    Anyone see him in Saw? I'm planning to watch it soon, and word is he's atrocious. Which makes sense, he's a truly appalling actor at times. Just thought I'd mention it in case anyone wanted him as Scotty.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:24 a.m. CST

    Chilli815 - Don't do it!

    by spud mcspud

    As much as I don't really like torture porn movies, I did enjoy the SAW movies basically from a writing point of view - there are some neat twists going on, a half decent backstory for the villain (doesn't end brilliantly in SAW III, but oh well) and some great gore sequences which are removed enough from reality to not be TOO disturbing (except for the pit in SAW II... shudder). Anyway, the movies are okay, but Cary Elwes is doing more and more each year to prove that his turn in PRINCESS GRIDE was just a fluke. In PRINCESS BRIDE Elwes was perfect - in everything else, he's just a large slice of ham, served with extra cheese, and SAW is one of the worst examples.<P> Don't do this to yourself!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Saw II

    by Chilli815

    I saw it the other day, and its NOT torture porn. Its horrific and brutal (that pit scene is absolutely painful to watch), but Jigsaw is a terrific character (Tobin Bell is a great actor) and the twist is really good. I think what makes it work is that we're meant to feel sickened by how fricked up these people are to do the things they do, and feel disgust with Jigsaw for putting them through it, yet pity him for believing (rightly or wrongly) that its for their own good.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:28 a.m. CST

    Eh? Pegg is funny

    by kwisatzhaderach

    but not a great actor. This project is doomed. Bring back Nicholas Meyer! He knew a thing or two about making mythic, revelant sci-fi spectaculars.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    About the JLA

    by spud mcspud

    I'd agree with you guys about it looking like a cynical way to introduce new characters - if it weren't for some sterling work done on the graphic novels proving otherwise. THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, Frank Miller's finest hour and one of the best GNs ever written, teams them beautifully and sets up the basic relationship between the two that should ALWAYS be front and centre in any JLA story - Batman is driven by darkness, by loss and grief and a desire for revenge, and as such believe in basic human indecency - but is himself very vulnerable, having no superpowers - and Superman is driven by a love for humanity, always seeing the best in people and believing in basic human decency - and being almost invincible but in choosing to temper this power in order to relate to humanity, and to aid them, not rule over them. If you took gave Batman Supes' powers, he'd probably destroy half of Gotham trying to root out the evil - if you gave Superman Bats' lack of powers, but his money and his gadgets, Superman would be a well financed Random Acts of Kindness agent, who does a bit of good where he can but doesn't really influence as much. They are total polar opposites, which has been the source of some great clashes between them, and the other JLA members work when they point this out. Read some of the JLA GNs of the last few years - the idea really could be done better than you'd think.<P> Mind you, this depends on WB not listwening to their own suits and hiring someone (NOT Goyer - still haven't forgiven him for BLADE 3: TRINITY and the 3rd act of BATMAN BEGINS) decent to write the movie. Brian Michael Bendis anyone???

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Pegg? Pah.

    by 11dayempire

    Clearly they should've cast Robert Carlyle. Playing Scotty as Begbie: "The warp core's failed, and no cunt leaves here till we find out what cunt did it."

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:34 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by Chilli815

    That'd be great, but the JLA has a fair few members. If its just Bats/Supes, they can flesh their alliance out... but if its to spawn new films, then Bats/Supes will be background and we'll get The Flash saying 'YOOO MAMMMMA' every ten seconds.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST

    X-Men...

    by spud mcspud

    I feel like I'm the only geek in this TB who wanted to see a hundreds-of-mutants-versus-hundreds-of-mutants smackdown in the first two movies (and no, the lame Statue of Liberty bit didn't work in 1 and no, the Brian Cox military base smackdown in 2 didn't work for me, despite having Kelly Hu in it) but didn't get it. Both times I came out marvelling at the character definitions in them - they're definitely well acted movies - but if I heard "the waaaaaaaaaar has begun" in those fucking pretentious portentous tones once, I heard it a hundred times. It was too actorly - this is not Shakespeare here! In the comics of the 70s and 80s, the X-MEN were an excuse for huge battles with hundreds of mutants with hundreds of different powers going at each other full bore! And who got that right in the movies? Brett fucking Ratner.<P> I agree that X-MEN is mainly about the subtext of a minority being treated as less-than by the majority - but if I wanted to be beaten over the head with that sentiment, I'd watch a triple bill of PHILADELPHIA followed by RENT, then watch AMISTAD.<P> I get it. As a straight, white Anglo-Saxon English male, I am responsible for all evils in the world.<P> But really, I wanted a mutant smackdown like in the comics. Singer couldn't deliver - even with $250 million dollars as in SUPERMAN RETURNS! What the fuck is wrong with that guy? I have to go to Brett Ratner for a good X-MEN movie???<P> For all the subtext, there was no good old fashioned epic battle in the X-MEN movies. THAT'S why I thought the first two, while well made, sucked.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Are you fucking kidding me?

    by V'Shael

    First, he's totally wrong for the part. Second, his strength lies in comedy. Not saying he's a bad actor, but we all know where his strengths lie. <p> Finally... Are you fucking kidding, with the "wouldn't it be great with an R-rated Trek" shite? You KNOW that's never EVER EVER going to happen. And if you have to go to THAT place to think this is cool casting, you have left this reality behind you. <p> This is the first seriously BAD bit of news about JJ's Trek, because it makes sane people think of comedy and Trek. You know the last time we got Comedy and Trek together? It was called Star Trek V and it fucking sucked.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    he's not scottish

    by DyceyDarko

    is he doing an accent? Is he putting on weight? What the funk? And hands up who just googled Asian Girl Sandwich for pics!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    Scotty vs Klingons

    by spud mcspud

    Anyone else wanna get in my fucking way? Yoo? Yoo there?<P> Hey, Kirk boy. You bring me doon a fucking smoke!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:44 a.m. CST

    V'Shael - Star Trek V

    by spud mcspud

    "Perhaps, Captain, 'because it is there' is not sufficient reason to climb a mountain'."<P> Spock catching Kirk falling off El Capitan. Now there's a slice of fried gold.<P> In the campfire scene in ST5, when Bones is talking about Tennessee beans to Spock (which sound very tasty by the way) did anyone else think of Blazing Saddles? I'm just sayin'.<P> But seriously, I enjoyed Star Trek V. That scene at the end: "Excuse me... What does God want with a starship?". Pure Kirk, pure gold.<P> I seem to be spending a lot of time today defending bad movies I love. Screw you guys, I'm going herm.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    Ryan Reynolds for Kirk

    by criticalbliss

    Other than having Shatner back, he's the only one with the physicality and charisma to pull it off. I like Pegg, but he's the wrong choice for Scotty. And Harry, stop creaming your pants. I fail to see how this announcement means much in the grand scheme of this movie. I will say I prefer a "reboot" to having to see mishmashed Next Generation bullshit. The original series had the perfect mix of characters. The unsung Bones may be (other than Kirk) the most important bit of casting.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:49 a.m. CST

    X-men 3 Sucked

    by criticalbliss

    To the tool who said they wanted Ratner. Singer blew Superman Returns, but X-2 stands as one of the best comic book movies of all time. Period.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:57 a.m. CST

    Tool? Moi?

    by spud mcspud

    Fair enough bliss - X-MEN 2 was entertaining, even minus the huge mutant smackdown we needed so much from Singer - but YOU'RE the guy who wants Ryan Reynolds as Captain Kirk.<P> RYAN FUCKING REYNOLDS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?<P> Did no-one else notice that Ryan Reynolds single-handedly brought down the Blade franchise? That neither he nor Goyer thought that "cock-juggling thundercunt" was a bad line? Maybe it would fit in a Kevin Smith movie - in fact Ryan Reynolds' character in TRINITY SHOULD have been in a Kevin Smith movie - but it fucked up the edgy cool of the Blade movies for good. Ryan Reynolds sucks. He'd be good for The Flash - that's the kind of character you need - but for Kirk???<P> Fucking hell. And no, I don't want Ratner anywhere near a Superman movie either...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Ricky Gervais as Scotty would've made more sense...

    by Wonderboys

    If they were for a bit of stunt casting... I like Pegg, but cant see him as Scotty...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST

    How about Lt Kevin Reilly instead?

    by Spunky Backpack

    Now I have an appreciation of Mr Peggs work and I would love to see him in Trek...But as Scotty? I just can't see him in that role. I'm not saying he can't do straight and I agree that looks are not everything...However, these are characters who have been with us for a very long time and we have a feel of them, who they are. So how they look will matter, to a degree, to fit into that. Simon Pegg, thin or fat, short or tall is not great casting for Montgomery Scott...But how about a young Lt Kevin Reilly from The Naked Time?!? I can see him playing that...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:06 a.m. CST

    Rambo name change

    by kwisatzhaderach

    New Rambo film no longer called John Rambo, instead it's Rambo To Hell And Back. Awful.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:07 a.m. CST

    MY 2 CENTS: NO.

    by Kubla_Khan

    I also have very high regard for the Peggster. But I just can't see this casting at the mo. I'm afraid I'm with the camp that says this is a bad idea - though I will be exceedingly happy to be proved wrong.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Wonderboys

    by Chilli815

    No. Ricky Gervais can't act. Write/direct yes, act - NO. And X-Men III was rubbish.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Is he going to sound like he did in that braveheart sketch on bi

    by soulsonic

    y'know, this one... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7PDdXJoBwBo

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:15 a.m. CST

    Dear Simon,

    by Mr Jonse

    Congratulations! Don't fuck it up.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    um, i mean big train

    by soulsonic

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:20 a.m. CST

    Chilli815

    by Wonderboys

    No. Did you see the same The Office and the same Extras I saw? Not being my ideal casting for Scotty, neither him nor Pegg, I'd go with Gervais, Pegg plays always the same dude.. even in M:I:III!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST

    Gervais

    by Chilli815

    Again. He cannot act. His ability to write/direct is something that I can dig on, even if he bugs me. But he's not a skilled actor.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:25 a.m. CST

    ahem..

    by smylexx

    Love Sean of the Dead and Big Train but this is tonally a bad idea for the Star Trek franchise. Sure, there was humour in the original series but, for the most part, that humour was dry wit and not out-and-out comedy. The first word i think of when i think of a Simon Pegg performance is not 'subtlety'.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:29 a.m. CST

    Ok, let's not fight over it

    by Wonderboys

    I like Gervais as and actor, you don't, fine... Agree with you about his writing-directing skills though. I cant wait to see him and Merchand doing another BBC series.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:31 a.m. CST

    ???

    by FILMFUNK

    As much as I like Pegg Can't see it myself?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:33 a.m. CST

    there's gotta be a potsmoking white castle munchies joke somewhe

    by Trader Groucho 2

    in Cho's casting. <p> Oh, and Hell Yeah he rocked in Better Luck Tomorrow.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Wonderboys

    by Chilli815

    We'll agree to disagree, but we both agree Pegg wouldn't work and that's what counts.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:37 a.m. CST

    ya-huh...ya realise Pegg isnt a proper actor right?

    by RockLobster800

    I mean he 's a funny guy but unless this a Star Trek piss take I dont really understand the excitement frankly. Plus America really needs to cop on to how "meh2 the guy actually is-I grew up in Ireland with a constant stream of British comedy and Shaun Of The Dead is (I promise you) an overly long "meh" sketch that should have lasted maybe 15 minutes max. Not that funny a film-the jokes are so unbelieveably mildly amusing its astounding how successful it is....I mean honeslty, my mates make better jokes on a daily basis. Big Train however, was class-really underrated. Spaced is a bit cack, BUT if America wants quality British comedy you NEED to start paying attention to Black Books...Dylan Moran and Bill Bailey are the best standups working here today,honestly. but the loevefest on Pegg (and Im sure hes a lovely guy to hang around with) is making me sick into my own scorn.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:39 a.m. CST

    Aye

    by Chilli815

    Pegg is funny, but there's a lot funnier out there.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    Chilli815

    by Wonderboys

    Yep! thats the kind of casting that throw me out of a movie... I like Eric Bana as the baddie, thats great... I only hope J.J. and co. dont give him one of that awful romulan hairdos... Anyway, i would see this movie even with Paris Hilton playing Doctor McCoy!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:43 a.m. CST

    oh yeah-Rambo hath been renamed again

    by RockLobster800

    as "Rambo-To Hell And Back". Seriously. and theres a new Southland Tales poster. Im sure Aint It Coo will get around to reporting it soon.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:45 a.m. CST

    Good stuff!

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    This is getting interesting!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:46 a.m. CST

    Wonderboys

    by Chilli815

    I still think Shatner should be brought in as Kirk, and act like he's 18. I've seen Boston Legal, and he does that nearly every week. Also, I'm confused as to why they're skeptical about including Shatner. He is Kirk for the love of Morris Day & The Time, at least let him get one final 'hurrah' moment of bad-assery.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:53 a.m. CST

    That is teriffic news!

    by cameron1975willi

    And I.L.M. to do the effects I hope?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6 a.m. CST

    But... he's not Scottish...

    by judderman

    This is the 21st century, I mean they could have used someone genuinely Scottish right? Lord knows there are enough genuine Scots in Hollywood these days.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Uh, wouldnt be great to have Nathan Fillion as Pike?

    by Wonderboys

    I mean, the guy is a great actor and gotta eat... give him a role in Star Trek, JJ!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:24 a.m. CST

    Pegg can easily pull this off, he's great with dialects, and a d

    by KillaKane

    Personally can't wait to see him in this role, he's a great comic and mimic to boot, and can handle that accent no problem.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    a decent actor on the sly (damn those headers!)

    by KillaKane

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    I don't see it....

    by just pillow talk

    but I'll probably be proven wrong and he'll pull it off like a champ....

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:32 a.m. CST

    "he'll probably"

    by just pillow talk

    Fuck you morning!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    A bit disappointed...

    by keltic1701

    ...that Paul McGillion didn't get the part. To me he was Scotty reborn. Don't know why Harry is all giddy about this guy.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    no, fuck me

    by just pillow talk

    please ignore previous post. Um...I'm going to slink off now and go drown myself in coffee....carry on...nothing to see here..

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:38 a.m. CST

    Its Grit!

    by pax256

    I just wanna make sure Simon takes to having dark hair tho... Continuity people!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:49 a.m. CST

    Like Pegg, but he's not a fat sweatie sock!!!

    by mr

    sorry, but can't see it.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:52 a.m. CST

    And I thought 'JJ' was taking this seriously...

    by Dr Macclevoid

    Simon Pegg for Fuck's sake!? Why not just go the whole hogg and cast Catherine Tate as Nurse Chapel or better yet, Jim Carrey as Kirk. I like Simon Pegg, don't misunderstanderize my implicit criticismness of his potential casting - he's a fine comic performer and all the rest of it, very good as playing, er, Simon Pegg but this is Star Trek or something very much like it and surely you'd want an bone fide actor in the role not a comic going an impression of James Dohan. Do we even know he can do the voice? Not a comic impersonation of the voice but the actual voice. This story shows the danger in going down this Starfleet Academy, set the clocks to zero approach. These are iconic characters who are indeliably linked with the actors who played them. Pegg doesn't even have the luxury of the 'Ewan Mcgregor defense' because Mcgregor was playing Obi-wan as a younger man and had a bit of latitude. We know what Scotty looked and sounded like because of that old thing, er, what was it called? Oh yes, the FUCKING TV SERIES. It may be a fanboy mastabatory dream come true to be offered the part - we'd all say yes wouldn't we? But if your reading this Simon, firstly you have too little to do and second, don't do it unless you think you can have a serious stab at it. If this movie fails, Trek is dead. Its thats simple. No fuck ups are allowed. Get the casting wrong and mega budget or not this one will bomb like the Enterprise on self-destruct. Everyone clear on that? Good.

  • Not sure on him as Scotty - McCoy woulda been better I think.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:08 a.m. CST

    What happened with James McAvoy?

    by Spango

    Was't Scotty already cast? What happened there? http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/08/20/confirmed-james-mcavoy-to-play-scotty-in-jj-abrams-star-trek/ I love Simon and Hot Fuzz is one of my favorite films.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    oh, and btw...

    by Spango

    James Doohan wasn't fat in the original series.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:16 a.m. CST

    Harry...

    by Quintus_Arrius

    That was your greatest post. Ever. The raw geekness of your geekasm was truly evident. Hearing that young Master Pegg is in this motion picture brings a smile to my British chops. Hail Harrys Happiness!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:24 a.m. CST

    YEAH!

    by kafka07

    this made my day. and I watched Hot Fuzz again the other night and hoped that something big would come along for Pegg someday soon, and not some crappy small wasted role in a Mission Impossible movie.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Checking calendar...nope, not April 1st

    by ATARI

    So HOT DAMN!!!! STAR FUZZ!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:38 a.m. CST

    You know why Nathan Fillion can't get work?

    by spud mcspud

    Because Hollywood execs plainly don't know what to do with talented, charismatic actors. This is why Fillion won't be Young Indy or Young Han Solo on TV or film - or any other decent fan fave role: because then you'd be giving the fans what they want, and obviously that CAN'T be allowed to happen!<P> Motherfuckers. And please be kidding about Pegg, 'cos if they're serious, you may as well just call this YOUNG STAR TREK: JUMPING THE SHARK. Starring Gervais as a fat fucking Klingon who does a silly dance. Woo hoo.<P> Fuck this movie. Up its stupid, stupid ass.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Does The Site Ever Post Fucking Pictures? JEEZ!

    by BojTrek

    OK, I love this website... I visit it daily... but I always have to search for pictures of people they post news about. I am not the most gifted when it comes to seeing a name and placing a face to it... so please POST SOME FUCKING PICTURES...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    I'm in geek heaven

    by BackStJoe

    What incredible news.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Pegg only got this gig cos he's ginger

    by BenBraddock

    It can be the only explanation. F**king Hollywood

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I wonder if the Cruise as Pike rumour will be true?

    by dr_buggerlugs

    I wonder, I wonder...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is your problem jokers?

    by RMA

    It's like all those who are pouring their pointless scorn onto Pegg's casting want to the first to say 'I told you so' if (and I seriously doubt this) it backfires. Of course when it doesn't they've got the soft landing of being 'pleasantly surprised'. I have no idea what Pegg's Scotty is going to be like but I'm interested in finding out. I honestly believe the guys got the chops to pull it off. As for all those worried about Doohan's reaction and if Pegg is Scottish enough for the role...for fucks sake go and put on some Star Trek Originals and leave this alone. It's probably not for you anyway. I truly believe that they should just rename the character 'Welshy' have him a royal pain in the ass about getting together with the crew and then finally evaporated by a gas cloud. Oh, and then the crew have to face off against a motley space delivery crew in a test of mettle to decide who the TRUE heroes are.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:12 a.m. CST

    fucking trekkies... hahaha

    by bongo123

    stargate rulez

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    BFD

    by Aquatarkusman

    It's just a J.J. Abrams movie. In any event, who's playing Welshie?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Mr Spork...

    by 11dayempire

    I've been saying they should've done a Starsky & Hutch-style "retro comedy" version of Trek for ages. Just to piss off the fanboys. Owen Wilson as Kirk! Ben Stiller as Spock! Vince Vaughan as McCoy! Mike Myers as Scotty! And Beyonce as Uhura! Box office gold, that is.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    I think I just wet meself

    by Purgatori

    This means that there be a Wee Hughie voice. Oh yeah...I wish they would make The Boys movie next...but I think the MPAA's collective heads would explode. I am soooooo freaking happy right now.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:27 a.m. CST

    Wee Hughie is Scotty? WTF?!

    by SpyGuy

    Just thought I'd work in a shout-out to anyone reading Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson's comic book series THE BOYS. I love Pegg, but I really don't see Scotty being all short and ginger.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:32 a.m. CST

    what a bunch of lousy haters.

    by JacksonsPole

    pegg is a great choice. don't cry.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    JENSEN ACKLES FOR KIRK!!!

    by Shermdawg

    "There be whales here!"

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:41 a.m. CST

    i love simon pegg

    by LegoKenobi

    ...but i'm not seeing this. then again, i'm eager to be proven wrong -- c'mon, simon, prove me wrong!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 8:59 a.m. CST

    actually wait,here, what the hell....

    by RockLobster800

    why the hell is Harry getting so excited about this?I mean, really? Ive only watched Star Trek on occasion and even I can tell this is piece of bad miscasting....I mean, it'll just come off as a piss take. Honestly, if you see Simon Pegg on screen you go "oh theres that guy hoh hoh hoh" and if your trying to create a serious Star Trek revamp/intro into the universe and you see a British comedian, it'll upset the mood cos everyone will expect him to be funny/it'll be distracting and plus, hes not that good an actor anyway! I mean I seriously think the article should be renamed "Simon Pegg is playing Scotty...lets hope this isnt the first sign of a major fuckup" cos when I first read it I thought "not seriously....oh Christ".Unless JJ is planning a Starsky and Hutch take on the materail...cos thats what this indicates.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST

    It's only fucking Simon Pegg

    by DannyOcean01

    Did I miss the film where he earned all this geek AICN wank worship? Fucking Nick Frost would have been better casting.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Negative Man: That was awesome

    by warp11

    Negative Man: Amazing idea.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Pegg is great. But he's not Scotty

    by badboymason

    Scotty is a "man's man". A genius, but a working class, blue-collar guy - and a big man. Even though Doohan got fat, a young scotty should be a big guy - Rome's Ray Stevenson would have been perfect. Pegg - will probably get a couple funny lines, but it will be "Pegg as comedy Scotty" not, here's the new guy who IS Scotty...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST

    badboymason

    by Wonderboys

    Right on target with your commentaries.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Don't Know if this is really STAR TREK...

    by 1FearlessJay

    ...in the strictest sense. But this is sound more and more like an entertaining flick.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Trek finally gets an epic budget and they give to that fuckstick

    by Laserbrain

    Oh, happy day. And I love Pegg but he's nothing like Scotty. Jesus. It's retardation a celebration.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Nick Frost would have made a better Scotty for fuck's sake.

    by Laserbrain

    This film's gonna be SUCH a turdburger.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:02 a.m. CST

    Shia LaBouf is mere minutes away from being cast as McCoy

    by Laserbrain

    Hell, why the FUCK not?

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Hardly Nicholson being in the next Scorcese film

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    Pegg is seriously overrated by AICN writers.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    I love SP and he's just cool to our crown, but he's not for the

    by The Founder

    He just doesn't fit Scotty in my opinion. Maybe cause i've only seen him in comedic roles, but he just doesn't fit to me.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Sorry, but Pegg is cool to our crowd but he ain't right.

    by The Founder

    He's not right for the role.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    IT'S ALL RIGHT. WARP SPEED!

    by Cult Exiter

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    ...surprised

    by Rando Calrisian

    I'm surprised that Simon Pegg would commit to this role. We know that this is a "re-boot" and that Paramount is hoping this will bring on a whole new life to Star Trek - as what more movies? A new series? Can you see Simon Pegg continuing this role in a weekly series? I like Pegg a lot, but I'm surprised the JJ is going this route. Scotty wasn't comic relief in the original. Everyone will be waiting for the "I'm a BLANK, not a BLANK" line to be delivered for laughs. I could see him playing a similar role in a Galaxy Quest type flick, but this seems a little off to me. When JJ says this will be a raw fresh look at TRek, I was hoping for something a little more serious. Of course Trek always had humor, but that came from the chemistry of the cast - we'll have to see. Isn't Pegg a bit older than the rest of the cast? Interesting, anyway.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Nick Frost to play drunken pot-smoking Klingon captain

    by Meglos

    Frost gotta eat tribbles!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:44 a.m. CST

    Brilliant

    by TheNothing

    Freakin' inspired.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    HOLLYWEIRD MOVIE EXECUTIVE COCAINE BINGE CASTING.

    by wowsah156

    Sorry but JJ has lost the plot. For this to be a story about fresh cadets out of Starfleet academy savibng the universe, it needs to have proper teenagers in the cast. Not bloody 20 something casting couch monkeys. Even if Pegg nails the character it wont make up for the poor casting and lack of courage to cast proepr teenagers. Again, i refer to Gus Van Saint's movie Elephant. Casting teenagers can pay dividends.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    who cares, Scotty will be in it for about 10 minutes

    by gomez33

    Seriously, He's a side note to Star trek. The only important casting decisions are Spock, Kirk and McCoy. I like the Spock casting, now bring on Kirk and McCoy.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Well, personally I wanted James McAvoy....

    by Mind Vault-1

    ...but lets see how this choice of Pegg pans out. I've been wrong before with many of my initial gut reactions to casting choices. I know that Pegg can play it straight, but I just never bought his performance. He's very gifted, no doubt, and it's going to be very interesting to see what he and J.J. do with the role. As Spock would say...fascinating! Good luck boys and girls, I hope the juice is worth the squeeze!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:22 a.m. CST

    there is no God. Zeitgeistthemovie.com

    by future help

    .

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    feh...

    by Darth Scourge

    Questionable casting choices at best.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Stunt Casting...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    ...for an increasingly lame sounding feature.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Michael Giacchino as Jerry Goldsmith!

    by Musicballs

  • That is the coolness of Scotty.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Pegg will do this right

    by Purgatori

    because Simon is a fan. I don't think he'd take an iconic role just to fuck it over or fuck it up. Also, why not sign on for a series of films? It's steady work and I'm sure they guy wants to start a family. Paramount is counting on this to revive the franchise and make MAJOR cash. So I don't think JJ is going to jack it up either. This is the next great franchise right after Star Wars, and since that went to shite on screen they have prime pickings. That being said, I'd love to see Fillion as Kirk or Matt Damon, but I doubt Damon will do it. And Fillion might not want to be typed as a space captain (plus he's got that oh so challanging great gig on Desperate Housewives...yay) (and that ladies and gents is sarcasm) Sinise would be great for McCoy by the way. I'm still flying that flag.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I concur with The Founder

    by slone13

    It doesn't matter how much I may like Simon Pegg, this is a huge case of miscasting.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 1:21 p.m. CST

    If they cast a good Kirk

    by liljuniorbrown

    Then I'm in, i'll do something i have never done before in my 28 years on earth,and watch Star Trek.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    But Scotty is sort of a supporting role....

    by fiester strikes back

    And Pegg is by far the most interesting person tapped for this flick. Why not make him Kirk? Heh. I would not mind.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    And yet, Memories-of-Murder...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    No one moans when a Scotsman (like, say, Ewan McGregor) tries on Alec Guinness' English accent. Did a fair job of it, I thought. Besides, I'm betting Simon Pegg does a better job of putting on a good Scottish brogue than, say, Mel Gibson did. :D

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    This will suck worse than...

    by I Hope You Die

    ...putting Ricky Gervais in ANYTHING. Pegg is funny (most of the time) but that doesn't mean he can act.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Grant Morrison for Scotty

    by Punch Man

    Jim Lee for Sulu

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:32 p.m. CST

    Funny How

    by Rando Calrisian

    A lot of people think a great "actor" needs to play Scotty - This is not the part for Sir Laurence Oliver or Richard Burton... though come to think, Richard Burton would have hmade a great Scotty.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Pegg Can Do It

    by christian66

    To go from the schlub in SHAUN OF THE DEAD to stern kick-ass action guy in HOT FUZZ proves he has the chops. Excellent call in my book.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    BTW Galaxy Quest was

    by Trader Groucho 2

    one of the best Trek films. Ever.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:15 p.m. CST

    Well played, Abrams

    by haggardatbest

    You have finally sold me a ticket.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Shoulda gone with James Mcavoy

    by ODM

    I like Pegg, but I wouldn't have picked him for Scotty. James Mcavoy would have been perfect.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Emile Hirsch as Kirk?

    by jackson healy

    Has anyone suggested Emile Hirsch as Capt. Kirk, yet? I think that could work. Kinda looks like him, too. Though I think frontrunner Chris Pine would do fine, as well.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 4:52 p.m. CST

    One question?? SOURCE!?

    by nonsensical

    So I've read this thing like a dozen times trying to figure out where this information came from. I know my name is nonsensical but I think that as far as writing some sort of HUGE and for my tastes extremely satisfying information like this demands a source. <p> Where did this information come from? <p> Did JJ Abrams tell you this? <p> Did it come from Simon? <p> Who says that this is true!?! <p> All I see in this story is Harry geeking out over some fantastic and optimistic info that has no source and doesn't even say where he heard this. <p> I'm serious. I don't want to fucking read that this is a deal in progress and then have it comeout that Simon Pegg declined for some reason. So where is it? <p> Is it in the trades? <p> Vanity Fair? <p> <p> SOURCES DAMMIT!!! SOURCES!!!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Now let me get this straight....

    by nonsensical

    So far... <p> Spock = Sylar <p> Scotty = Sgt. Angel <p> Sulu = Harold <p> Checkov = Charlie Bartlett <p> Uhura = Anamaria (POTC) <p> So, the only two left are McCoy and Kirk? <p> Also, who is this Nero character that Eric Bana is playing in this thing? I don't remember reading anything about that.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 5:58 p.m. CST

    HEY JJ!! JOSH HALLOWAY FOR BONES!!!!

    by zillabeast

    Make it so.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:16 p.m. CST

    Just another nail in the coffin

    by FatRat

    Maybe it's time to hang up the whole thing. The actor who played Beckett in Stargate:Atlantis would have been a much better choice. I'm really beginning to dread next Christmas. *sigh*

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Funny

    by Alientoast

    You guys forget that Scotty WAS funny in the old episodes. Maybe it was just me, but he used to make me crack up at alot of times. His character is serious when stuff is serious, but he had lots of comic relief moments as well.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    I don't know...

    by wampa 1

    ...but it sure smells good!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    Pegg is TRULY inspired casting, but...

    by NoHubris

    ...it looks like he's there as a babysitter, since everyone else is in the OC age group. Casting Pegg has to be JJ's way of messing with those of us who might not be able to get with the "post Mouseketeer-ish" cast.<P>BTW, did I say that Pegg is tremendously inspired casting?!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Awesome.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    Glad to hear it went to Pegg!

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:47 p.m. CST

    I don't know why some are complaining about age, when

    by The Founder

    all of the cast save for the kid playing Checkov were all born in the 70's. Including the rumor of the guy playing Kirk. I looked him up too, and he's a 70's baby.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:54 p.m. CST

    Ok i was off about the guy playing Kirk, thought it was McAvoy,

    by The Founder

    he's close enough at 27. It's Chris Pine.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    No one is in the OC age group except for the Charlie Bartlett ki

    by The Founder

    Well it's true.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 7:59 p.m. CST

    Sylar eats brains... Scotty kills Zombies...

    by br1947

    Hilarity ensues! Simon Pegg is great! But he's not Scotty. I like all the actors they have cast, but none of them should be in trek. This looks like it is stacking up to be a re-make of Star Trek the way they remade the Dukes of Hazzard. Oh well, at least if they keep this up we'll seek Jessica Simpson in a TOS mini-skirt.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Cary Elwes

    by Mazzle

    Actually, I think Cary Elwes would make a perfect Kirk. Just the right amount of looks and ham for the part. But if they want to continue casting comedians inappopriately for the roles, they should have Sasha Baron Cohen as an oversized Spock.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Pegg isn't a fan of Trek otherwise -

    by Laserbrain

    - there would be Trek references somewhere in SPACED. There weren't any to my recollection. Can anyone verify? Don't get me wrong, I love Pegg, would have his babies if I was a chick, but this announcement is just trendy, stunt-casting BS.

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Speaking of bad stunt-casting...

    by br1947

    Who's Nurse Chapel? I can see horrible, horrible "trendy" stunt casting with that role... names such as Hilton and Lohan come to mind... shudder...

  • Oct. 12, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Clearly the comic relief

    by Immortal_Fish

    I agreed that this is inspired casting -- IF PLAYED STRAIGHT. But it won't be. Any time the flick needs a laugh, they'll break to Scotty. Peg'll be way more hammy here than Tony Shalhoub was in Galaxy Quest.<P>I'd like to be wrong, of course. But I doubt I will be.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST

    quick ?

    by QuiGonnJin&Tonic

    But will there be titties?

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Meagan Good should have been Uhura

    by ewokstew

    She even looks like a young version of her. The other girl..I ain't so sure about... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0328709/

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    as per the TB ...

    by ewokstew

    close gap between 2 and 8.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Laserbrain

    by Purgatori

    there's an episode where Daisy goes to Fantasy Bizarre and Bilbo and Tim are behind the counter. Tim makes a comment basically saying that "sure as every odd numbered Star Trek movie is shit" Which is funny considering this will be an odd numbered Star Trek movie. Plus, when he was doing his Dan Doyle: Space Person bits his characters dog was named Shatner. How's that for foreshadowing??

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Oh, and here be Dan Doyle

    by Purgatori

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J7rYUACVSY Pegg looks like he's 12 here. It's also one of the first places you'll hear the caneaphobia schtick that makes in into Spaced as one of Tim Bisley's biggest childhood phobias.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:10 a.m. CST

    RAMBO: THEREFORE I KILL.

    by Immortal_Fish

    Beat that, bitches.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:35 a.m. CST

    Could go either way

    by Exterminans

    Brilliant or Trainwreck, it could go either way. Certainly the only interesting news to come on the Trek 11 front since the film was announced.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Stick a black wig on him, adpot fake scottish accent....

    by football

    ... and away you go. How hard can it be?

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    It's clear to me that nobody on the internet has a clue what the

    by scrumdiddly

    Paul McGillion is not Scottish and his accent is the worst I've ever heard. Worse than Doohans, if that's possible. His character was played WEAKLY in Atlantis but thankfully he's been killed off so I can start watching it again. Bloody hell, people need to stop just blurting out the first name they think of!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Immortal_Fish

    by robzass

    . There. I just beat it.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    So Eric Bana is the big name draw?

    by The Founder

    I guess he second best to Russell Crowe. Big name by ythe way he ain't.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Warp11

    by Negative Man

    I try when I can...but it usually just stays in my head. I'm so working in the wrong companies...*sob*

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Pegg as Scotty? Worst casting ever!

    by TheSisko

    Simon Pegg as Scotty? Abrams are you having a laugh at our expense? this is the twenty first century, there are plebny of Scottish actors out there who you could've cast, Paul McGillion for example, Canadian raised by Scottish by birth. Abrams get your head out of tom cruises ass and cast McGillion or another Scot, not a damn Englishman!

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    So what?

    by Huelya

    Who cares, that he is not Scottish? James Doohan wasn't either. If Patrick Steward can play a french captain, Simon Pegg can play a scottish chief.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    OC-ish casting

    by NoHubris

    My point was more about whether the type of casting is particularly right for a successful Trek film. (BTW OC's cast member's were both 70's and 80's). For example, Mark Hamill's young Skywalker in Star Wars had the 30ish Han Solo to both look after him, especially in battles. Although not sci-fi, Elijah Wood's Frodo had Aragorn.<P>I'm just saying that "young hero/older hero" is a proven formula that works if executed the right way. But I must admit that the addition of Pegg looks like they are going with that approach.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:42 a.m. CST

    New Kirk Selected For New Star Trek: CHRIS PINE

    by paburrows

    http://enewsi.com/news.php?catid=190&itemid=11991 Source: WENN Rising U.S. actor CHRIS PINE has been beamed up to play CAPTAIN KIRK in the new STAR TREK movie. The 27-year-old who starred alongside Lindsay Lohan in 2006 teen movie Just My Luck will play the role made famous by William Shatner for sci-fi prequel. Pine joins Heroes star Zachary Quinto, who has signed on to play Spock, and Anton Yelchin, who will play Chekov. The original Mr. Spock, Leonard Nimoy, will also play a cameo in the much-anticipated prequel. Star Trek will open in theaters on Christmas Day 2008.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    I just hope it works

    by Brody77

    I think Pegg might work, he's smart enough not to ruin it I think. Sylar is great casting, that harold & kumar dude - never seen him act, is he any good? I still think Bones & McCoy HAVE to be credible actors, not pretty boys. Whoever suggested Fillion as Pike, interesting - I'm a big fan of his. Got no ideas for Kirk or McCoy though. Anyway, who cares about the actors - what's The Enterprise gonna look like?!! lol

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:13 a.m. CST

    Bones and McCoy??

    by Purgatori

    They are the same person. Harold as he will probably forever be known was actually quite decent in the episode of House he was in. He's also good in the movie Better Luck Tomorrow.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 11:14 a.m. CST

    Fillon as Pike

    by NoHubris

    In an earlier Trek movie TB someone mentioned the idea of an older Pike as the "grown up" character to quarterback the younger characters. IMHO that was a good idea as is Fillon as Pike (although I was no big fan of Firefly, Fillon's overall work history shows that he has range)...Anyhow, I've always preferred to see Pike with a major role in this movie.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Greg Hemphill

    by Street Trash Bhoy

    SHOULD have been Scotty. Simon fucking Peggs fuckin English! Sure, James Doohan was Canadian but he was Scotty! I'm sure Pegg will be alright but FFS a Scots accent is one of the hardest to pull off and if I remember correctly Pegg fucked his try at one on TAM COWANS tv show on BBC 1 after Hot Fuzz came out. .. . He sounded Mc'Retarded Whole idea of this new film is off the wall balls.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:07 p.m. CST

    weighing in on Scotty

    by gman88

    This movie is supposed to be when the crew first meets so why do u dipsticks insist that Scotty is "a fatty" or "gotta be heavy"? Go rent the original show some time, James Doohan's (a WWII vet who had a finger shot off on D-Day) Scotty from the 1960s would bitch slap Simon Pegg off his engineering deck.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    THIS JUST IN: TOYOTA YARIS CAST AS ENTERPRISE

    by ArcadianDS

    The role of the USS Enterprise will be played by a white Toyata Yaris with a rediculously oversized spoiler on the trunk.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    M.I. 3 was the best of them and it bombed due to Cruise.

    by The Founder

    MI3 didn't bomb due to abrams. It bombed more so due to Cruise and that's if you can actually say that cause it did make it's money back and then some, maybe not as much as the previous ones but it wasn't a flop.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    I speak fluent Scots Gaelic

    by thatothercaptainjack

    Each sentence is punctuated with a headbutt and the words "Ye Bastard"

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    Kellita Smith (Bernie Mac show)

    by Fan180

    She would make a smokin hot Uhura.

  • Oct. 13, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST

    'Scotty'

    by frightnight

    BOLLOCKS!! BOLLOCKS!! BOLLOCKS!! I'm sorry thats my first response to Pegg's being touted as THE Scottish engineer. HE IS NOT SCOTTY!! I do like the geezer, but no way is he the right bloke for the role. totally bad casting again, ( are JJ and Simon sharing a bed? ) Even though I am not much of a fan of the Stargate Atlantis but Beckett actor is much closer to the character than Pegg is. Fuck it have Nick come on board as a fat fucked up version if needs be, but not Pegg.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 4:04 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg

    by Gunwitchuk

    GET IN THERE MY SON

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 6:37 a.m. CST

    Hemphill is too old ,street trash. sorry.

    by wowsah156

    Greg Hemphill was a good idea, but he would have been too old for the part. My feeling is that the casting has sabotaged any good intentions for this movie. I stand by my earlier point that the casting should have gone to teenagers not above 16 or 17 years old.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 8:45 a.m. CST

    BRILLIANT!

    by Evil Chicken

    Awesome news that is making me smile. BTW, Montgomery Scott was older than the rest of the executive staff. I can’t wait for this Christmas present in ’08.

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    beckett in stargate atlantis

    by Mr_X

    yeah, he would have be perfect. pegg.. not so sure. still he could pull it out of the bag

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    The more I think about this, the more I'm convinced it'll be gen

    by scrumdiddly

    I can almost envisage it. Hey, Paramount! Give the rights to me, I'll make a good series out of it! With a little help...

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 9:38 p.m. CST

    At least we know HIS scenes will be fun...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    I hope they'll have equally cool casting for McCoy. A shame Gary Sinise is considered "too old." Just, please... don't give the role to Shia LaBeouf!

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    simon pegg is 38

    by LarryTheCableGuy

    and the oldest in the cast, which means he will die first... just like the real scotty!!!

  • Oct. 14, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    This movie will NEVER be made...

    by DeeboShanks

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uOciGdRI3r8

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 5:28 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg is SCOTTY!!!

    by CuervoJones

    Or should I say Dr. Von Scott?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Ok...put down the crack pipe and back away slowly with your hand

    by lead_sharp

    I think this is the first time I've posted about anything none comic related but the urge is feirce. This is a shit idea. Pegg is great no arguements there. Yes, yet to see him in a serious role but to put him a known comedic actor in a VERY well known part for which he looks and sounds nothing like is moronic. REALLY REALLY moronic. It's like making an ensemble superhero movie that's totaly unrelated to previous popular material. Oh wait... Now where did that thread go?

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Who?

    by Abominable Snowcone

    I mean, the article would have been cooler if it explained who the dude was for those who don't know who he is or what he's done

  • Oct. 15, 2007, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Simon Pegg eh?

    by EvilDoeR

    Doesn't look like Scotty... Another fuck up in hollywood casting. Simon Pegg is a very good, and funny actor, and I am a big fan of his work... But he doesn't look the part.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:47 a.m. CST

    What the fuck?

    by kensval

    Pegg is a fucking Englishman! Doohan's torch, passed to a fuckin' limey! Fuck! The role of Scotty should have gone to either a) a Scot, or b) a Canadian or maybe even c) Doohan's son. Hey, I liked Pegg in Shaun of the Dead. It was hilarious English humour... English. Fuck, I think I just shite my kilt.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Haters, rent BIG NOTHING.

    by Mosquito March

    Anybody who thinks he can't play a non-jokey Scotty needs to see a movie called BIG NOTHING. Not only can he completely change his accent (he plays an American in the film), he plays it totally straight. It's not a very good movie, but I was floored by Pegg's performance. He was really fucking good.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    "ALIAS trumps M:I:3, etc..."

    by Palhaco

    ...and LOST trumps ALIAS, and anything else Abrams has done. I'm not knocking MI3, it might have been really good. But ALIAS was only great for the first year or two. Of course, Damon Lindelof, Carlton Cuse, and maybe some others may deserve as much credit for LOST as Abrams should get.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    What's wrong with you?

    by radio1_mike

    Have any you watched The Original Series? Scotty was OLDER than the rest of them, and oh yah- he was THIN; and Kirk was the YOUNGEST Captain ever given command of a Starship. So why the beef? You might have a case based vs. Pegg doing some weird ass accent. But age and weight are not an issue here, folks.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    Pegster . . .

    by Thall_Joben

    Peggy's a star. I agree it seems like surprising casting, but at least he's a better fit for Scotty than Karl (Muscley-giant) Urban is for McCoy!! Lets hope if the film does suck Simon will still be entertaining.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    a blunt object in space

    by mrdinky

    unless Simon Pegg will be slaying the living dead in space, one blunt object at a time, I fail to see how this is great news. don't get me wrong. I think the guy is great, but I've only ever seen him in comic roles (SHAUN, HOT FUZZ, BIG NOTHING, and some hollywood cameo ala kevin smith in DIE HARD). <p> still, I get the geek jizz. I just don't see anything actually exciting about it (good or bad).

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I've refused to go to Star Trek since

    by hallmitchell

    Star Trek the non motion picture. I will now be going to this film.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Erm... No

    by 5 by 5

    An R rated Star Blech movie from Scotty's perspective? Not a good idea. An intrepid crew going boldly where no man has gone before... led by a brave Captain... yeah I can dig that.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban

    by johnnylong

    according to EW's website,Karl Urban has been cast as Mc Coy

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Simon Pegg as Master Chief??!!

    by Fart_Master_Flex

    Bring back the Halo movie!!

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    This movie will NEVER, EVER be as good as the Holy Trilogy...

    by Frankenblogger

    Star Trek's II, III, and IV. <br /> So this is a pointless exercise.

  • Oct. 20, 2007, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Harry's weird...

    by DoctorWho?

    Scottie cursing his ass off..."mothrfucking" Kirk and everything else...does not make for a great film. Rated R does not equal "cool". Unless of course your 12.

  • Oct. 26, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Thank You Jesus!

    by SakeDickens2006

    ... but seriously Simon Pegg maybe fulfilling some sort of homoerotic fantasies you fanboys may have had for Scotty in the original series, but this manly stud is waiting for the chocolate love who will be cast as Uhura.