Fans were surprised by the announcement of two Star Trek films to come, and Simon Pegg explained how that happened, and also what he thinks about the Quentin Tarantino Star Trek.
“I think it was a coincidence [that there will be two movies],” he said. “We were gearing up for Four and getting ready for that and then Quentin strolled into Bad Robot one day and said ‘listen to this.’ It was just really interesting and I think it just got out and so everyone started talking about it. And also, Star Trek is kind of, with Discovery and stuff, it’s in the public conscious. It never left it, really. It’s entering its second fifty years. I think it’s great that it’s being talked about so much.”
So what about Tarantino Trek? “I know as much as you do on that,” said Pegg. “I’m fascinated by the idea. I know for a fact that he is very passionate about Star Trek. He has very strong opinions on it and he loves it. He doesn’t want to tear it down. I think everyone is like ‘oh it’s going to be like this. It’s going to be Pulp Fiction in space.’ I wouldn’t worry about that. I think it will be really interesting take on it, sure, but he’s not going to just recycle Star Trek. As a fan of Star Trek, I would be excited.”
Pegg said that he has not “read the [Tarantino] treatment yet, but I might be able to in the next couple of weeks, so I’m excited about that.”