Time Out New York puts Star Trek actor but Star Wars fan Simon Pegg on the Hot Seat, and he opines that the Trek franchise has maintained its integrity while Star Wars hasn’t. Maybe he just didn’t see Star Trek V, or Insurrection? Then again, with the holodeck on The Next Generation, he voices that it jumped the shark there. Anyway, only one more day until the release of Star Trek…
Better a Wookiee than a Selonian, I guess. (We’ll leave them to Corran.)
- Fanfic: Simon Pegg wrote some. No, for real.
- Appearances: Guess who showed up at the re-opening of the National Museum of American History? Artoo! We never would have guessed he was so patriotic. (Thanks, Stooge!)
- Lists: Topless Robot is on a roll with Five reasons Padme is a complete idiot. (Dude, I keep sayin’…) and the ten biggest robot bastards.
- Gaming: The problems inherent in Lego Star Wars.
Four more character shots were revealed at VegasCon ’08: Our first official look at Sulu (John Choo,) Scotty (Simon Pegg,) Chekov (Anton Yelchin) and McCoy (Karl Urban.) Like the Comic-Con posters, the four come together in the shape of the delta emblem. Trekmovie also reports that a screening of the movie’s first cut went very well.
With all The Clone Wars hype lately, it’s easy to forget that it’s only the tip of the Star Wars TV iceberg – but Australia’s The Herald Sun talks to George about the upcoming live-action series. It’ll probably be filmed in Sydney (not much of a surprise) and they’re in the process of writing scripts now. Most intereting, a tidbit of new insight:
“… It is about the lower levels of life, the lower depths.
“They hear about the fact it is no longer a republic and now it’s an empire, but they are from a world where none of that really means too much to them.”
Also: Simon Pegg wants in?