|In fact it's the greatest nerdtraversy since the Star Trek |
versus Star Wars conflict that nearly drove our kind to extinction.
|Fair point, but could you maybe |
not make it while hanging out
with your wacky alien sidekick?
-Simon Pegg, not being wrong
|Above: Another memorable scene from|
the Hobbit-or Maleficent? Shit, maybe
it's from the Legend of Hercules?
Ok, cool. He's put his finger on it. The problem with the current glut of sci-fi and fantasy movies is that too many of them are nothing more than CGI showpieces with paper-thin characters and nothing interesting to say.
I guess this means that we can all rest easy that Star Trek Beyond, the new Trek movie Pegg is co-writing, will be a smart, challenging sci-fi film that takes the series back to its roots. Here's Pegg on why he was brought on to help pen the sequel:
| Optimus Prime riding Grimlock in Transformers 4 which made $1 billion.|
Yeah, you heard me, one billion dollars. Of money.
|I don't know...that chocolate cake looks |
a little too chocolate cakey for my taste.
"They had a script for Star Trek that wasn't really working for them. I think the studio was worried that it might have been a little bit too Star Trek-y..."
-Simon Pegg, crushing our hopes and dreams
|Oh, and did I mention that Bones built a|
remote control for Spock's brainless carcass?
Because he did. That's how low the bar is.
Anyway, it kind of sounds like the plan for Star Trek 3 is to make a generic western/thriller/heist and plug in Kirk and Spock, which doesn't seem like a recipe for 'challenging emotional journey,' so much as it sounds like bullshit pandering and creatively void movie making. Which is exactly the problem with the nerd genre that Simon Pegg was just bemoaning. But then again, he did make Hot Fuzz.
|So like, benefit of the doubt?|