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TrekToday September 1 2008 10:55 PM

Pegg Says 'Star Trek XI' To Be Irony-Free
<font color=yellow>Simon Pegg</font> tells fans not to expect parody in the new <i>Star Trek</i> film. <p>As reported by <A class="link" HREF="">The National Post</A>, <i>Star Trek XI</i> will be respectful to the world of <i>Star Trek</i>. "We pay tribute to that world," said Pegg. "It's proper to the pantheon, but J.J. [Abrams] kept reminding us this is not a parody of any kind. We were all keen to avoid playing the actors from the old series, but instead play our characters as we saw fit."<p><i>Star Trek XI</i> will be an "irony-free zone," according to Pegg. The actors feel "a responsibility," towards <i>Star Trek XI</i> and "an anticipation," to the fan response, but Pegg realizes that <i>Star Trek</i> fans, with a long history of shows behind them, are particular and picky.<p>Pegg's attention to detail included Scotty's accent. As a child, the British Pegg had no problem with <font color=yellow>James Doohan's</font> Scotty. "As a British kid growing [up,] I never questioned that Scotty was Scottish," said Pegg. But he did not try to recreate Doohan's accent. Instead, courtesy of his own roots, he chose a Glaswegian dialect for his portrayal of Scotty. "My wife’s Glaswegian and so is half of my family," said Pegg.<p>To read more, head to the article located <A class="link" HREF="">here</A>.<center></center>

Procutus September 2 2008 12:05 AM

Re: Pegg Says 'Star Trek XI' To Be Irony-Free
Pegg seems to have become the movie's big spokesperson, as of late. I really hope that he's on target with his assessment here. If he is, then I suspect I'm really going to like this movie. I'll even go out on a limb and say it's entirely possible that it will supplant TMP as my favorite Trek flick.

At least he's a wee bit more articulate than J.J. has been lately. Abrams' ramblings were beginning to worry me a bit.


number6 September 2 2008 12:12 AM

Re: Pegg Says 'Star Trek XI' To Be Irony-Free
I find Irony to be so.....ironic.

Procutus September 2 2008 12:18 AM

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