Just because Star Trek XI
uses different actors for the parts of Kirk and his crew, that doesn't mean it's a remake according to Simon Pegg
As reported by Starlog, Pegg, speaking about both Star Trek and Star Wars, gave his view on the opinion of many that Star Trek XI is a reboot of the franchise. "The weird thing," said Pegg, "and I think this goes for both 'Star Trek' and 'Doctor Who', is that neither of them are remakes."
"I often see 'Star Trek' being referred to as a remake, and it really isn't," Pegg continued. "It's another 'Star Trek' film; it's another movie in the series. It's the continuing mission."
Pegg is not the only one who believes that Star Trek XI is more than just a new Kirk, Spock and Kirk, according to TrekMovie.com. In a previous interview, Executive Producer Roberto Orci had this to say when asked if the movie was a remake, reboot or prequel. "In some senses it is a prequel, but the word I would use, which is how Damon [Lindelof] describes it, is a re-invigoration or re-vitalization."
In other Star Trek XI news, J.J. Abrams confirmed that William Shatner is not in Star Trek XI according to Trekmovie.com. "The only cast member from the original films is Nimoy," said Abrams, in response to a question asking if the actor who played the original Captain Kirk would be in the movie. Abrams also told fans that he was hoping that the "final cut" of Star Trek XI was only "a few weeks away."
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