RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 137,840
Posts: 5,327,377
Members: 24,552
Currently online: 473
Newest member: mekogas

TrekToday headlines

Latest Official Starships Collection Ships
By: T'Bonz on Jul 10

Seven of Nine Bobble Head
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

Pegg The Prankster
By: T'Bonz on Jul 9

More Trek Stars Join Unbelievable!!!!!
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

Star Trek #35 Preview
By: T'Bonz on Jul 8

New ThinkGeek Trek Apparel
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Star Trek Movie Prop Auction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

Drexler: NX Engineering Room Construction
By: T'Bonz on Jul 7

New Trek Home Fashions
By: T'Bonz on Jul 4

Star Trek Pop-Ups Book Preview
By: T'Bonz on Jul 3


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Site Forums > TrekToday News Items

TrekToday News Items Discussion of TrekToday news items

 
 
Thread Tools
Old August 24 2008, 02:57 AM   #1
TrekToday
Rear Admiral
 
Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

Waiting a bit longer for Star Trek XI will make the anticipation greater, says the new Scotty, Simon Pegg

As reported by Ain't It Cool News, it was a smart move by J.J. Abrams in not bringing any Star Trek XI to Comic-Con recently. "I think J.J. was sensible to not just come here with nothing to show the fans," said Pegg. I think there was a consensus that, yes, Star Trek was going to be here this year. And J.J. made a point of not shortchanging anybody by just bringing in something that wasn't finished or doing another 'Here's the cast' kind of thing."

The delay will just make fans keener to see the finished product, according to Pegg. "I think it's just going to serve to make the anticipation greater," he said. "When he finally is ready to show something...I mean, I've seen a little bit and I was screaming. I had my hand over my mouth 'Oh my God!' It's so good. I just think it's going to be huge."

To get Scotty's accent right, Pegg relied on his "dialect coach," his wife, Maureen, who hails from Glasgow. "Maureen was on set the whole time," said Pegg. "Her family are from Glasgow and Scotty is from Linlithgow, which I think is in the northwest."

To help with other fine points of Scotty's character, Pegg turned to Chris Doohan, the son of the original Scotty, James Doohan. "I was fortunate to have Chris Doohan be my assistant in one of the scenes in one of the rooms on the Starship Enterprise," said Pegg. He went on to add that that Chris had been "perhaps moving things around." "Chris is James Doohan's oldest son," said Pegg, "and he contacted me, and we hooked up. And it was really lovely to have him sit next to me so we could talk. And he plays one of the crew, and he told me loads of stories about hanging out with his dad on set. He was there when they were filming 'The Trouble with Tribbles' and I think they apparently opened the little hatch where all the Tribbles were and sent them spilling everywhere much to his father's consternation."

To read more, head to the article located here.

TrekToday is offline  
Old August 24 2008, 06:16 AM   #2
TJinPgh
Captain
 
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

TrekToday wrote: View Post
Waiting a bit longer for Star Trek XI will make the anticipation greater, says the new Scotty, Simon Pegg
As reported by Ain't It Cool News, it was a smart move by J.J. Abrams in not bringing any Star Trek XI to Comic-Con recently. "I think J.J. was sensible to not just come here with nothing to show the fans," said Pegg. I think there was a consensus that, yes, Star Trek was going to be here this year. And J.J. made a point of not shortchanging anybody by just bringing in something that wasn't finished or doing another 'Here's the cast' kind of thing."
The delay will just make fans keener to see the finished product, according to Pegg. "I think it's just going to serve to make the anticipation greater," he said. "When he finally is ready to show something...I mean, I've seen a little bit and I was screaming. I had my hand over my mouth 'Oh my God!' It's so good. I just think it's going to be huge."
Nice of Simon to give props to his boss and all. But... umm... wasn't there a story on here not all that long ago that Abrams was complaining that Paramount didn't have anything for Comic-Con?

So, is this simply Simon being out of the loop, or is Abrams trying employ a little... "I meant to do that" revisionism.
TJinPgh is offline  
Old August 24 2008, 03:19 PM   #3
Pioneer
Captain
 
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

Personally, I think it would "serve to make the anticipation greater" if something were shown to the fans. The sooner, the better. But J.J. Abrams likes his "mysteries". Well, bully for him but not everyone feels the same way he does. I'd like him to at least throw us a bone. These "it's gonna be great" pronouncements are getting a bit tiresome. Is anyone else with me on this?
__________________
Looking to build Element #137 (Feynmanium)
Pioneer is offline  
Old August 24 2008, 03:27 PM   #4
Cmndr J Crichton
Commodore
 
Cmndr J Crichton's Avatar
 
Location: Moya
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

Why not show the whole movie in a small box on TV while showing a couple of OT episodes.....
__________________
A Digital Frontier to shape the human condition...not just a book plug.
Cmndr J Crichton is offline  
Old August 24 2008, 03:32 PM   #5
Procutus
Admiral
 
Procutus's Avatar
 
Location: Bolger's Mill, inside the stone chamber
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

^


You basically said everything that's been on my mind, Pioneer. I think we need a serious bone thrown at us since we have the additional wait for the finished product. I still think it's just plain dumb to sit on the film for four and a half months, if in fact, it's actually going to be completed by mid-December anyway (at least according to J.J. that's the plan).

I mean, what would've been the harm of showing off a half-dozen or so still photos from the set?


__________________
Proud user of Windows XP since 2006.
Procutus is offline  
Old August 24 2008, 10:58 PM   #6
Aragorn
Admiral
 
Aragorn's Avatar
 
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

Maybe they can get Robert Zemeckis to put together the first full trailer... in which every plot twist, surprise and revelation will be revealed.
Aragorn is offline  
Old August 25 2008, 08:53 AM   #7
kaithefilmgeek
Cadet
 
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

Linlithgow is in East Central Scotland about 20 miles from Glasgow....
kaithefilmgeek is offline  
Old August 25 2008, 04:26 PM   #8
Augustus
Fleet Captain
 
Augustus's Avatar
 
Location: Sadly, not in Texas
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

I can't believe that the actor they hired to play scotty doesn't know his geography...

I am boycotting this movie...
__________________
I don't know... I didn't go.
Augustus is offline  
Old August 25 2008, 06:21 PM   #9
T'Bonz
Romulan Curmudgeon
 
T'Bonz's Avatar
 
Location: Across the Neutral Zone
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

kaithefilmgeek wrote: View Post
Linlithgow is in East Central Scotland about 20 miles from Glasgow....
I'm guessing when he said this to his wife, she corrected him.
__________________
Live long and suffer! - Ancient Romulan greeting.

Romulans aren't paranoid. We're merely proactively cautious.
T'Bonz is offline  
Old August 26 2008, 07:58 PM   #10
T'Cal
Commodore
 
T'Cal's Avatar
 
Location: Chicago
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

Pegg was on a Chicago radio program (WLUP, 97.9FM, Johnathon Brandmeier) this morning and was talking about his latest movie. Johnny B. asked him about portraying Scotty and Pegg talked it up very positively but very generally as well. Johnny asked if he would say the types of phrases old Scotty was famous for and he said "no."
__________________
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." -- Judge Aaron Satie
T'Cal is offline  
Old August 27 2008, 01:48 AM   #11
Procutus
Admiral
 
Procutus's Avatar
 
Location: Bolger's Mill, inside the stone chamber
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

^

What? You mean we won't hear "Cap'n, she's gonna blow fer certain!"


__________________
Proud user of Windows XP since 2006.
Procutus is offline  
Old August 27 2008, 02:42 AM   #12
Yassim
Fleet Captain
 
Location: Toronto, Canada
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

In this movie, Scotty can and does change the laws o' physics.
__________________
Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists, unless laughter could be said to remedy anything.
- Kurt Vonnegut
Yassim is offline  
Old August 27 2008, 07:15 PM   #13
T'Cal
Commodore
 
T'Cal's Avatar
 
Location: Chicago
Re: Pegg On 'Star Trek XI' and Chris Doohan

I'm guessing it means everything works properly in Engineering and nothing is "lit up like a Chrrrristmas trrree!"
__________________
"With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably." -- Judge Aaron Satie
T'Cal is offline  
 

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:48 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.