Simon Pegg and Star Trek to make sweet geeky love
Variety is reporting that Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz star Simon Pegg is going to play Scotty in the upcoming feature. Simon Pegg! Insert obligatory "beam him up" joke here.
The man has made it quite obvious that he's a geek and a fan of all things geeky; the proof is in the Spaced pudding. As soon as I heard the casting news, one of Pegg's lines from Spaced popped into my head: "... Sure as day follows night. Sure as eggs is eggs. Sure as every odd numbered Star Trek movie is shit." I wonder if that theory still applies to prequels.
In other Star Trek casting news, John Cho of Harold and Kumar fame has taken on the role of Sulu, pushing the situation close to awesome overload. Hmm, now if only Pegg could find a way to convince JJ Abrams to recruit Nick Frost as Captain Kirk.