“I Didn’t Love It” Simon Pegg Says of the ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Trailer

On Monday, the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond hit the web and the reaction to it was overwhelmingly negative. Fans let their displeasure be known through social media and in the TrekNews.net comments section. Simon Pegg, who not only stars in but also co-wrote the film, was asked about the reaction while on the red carpet of the UK Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere.

Saying he “didn’t love it,” Pegg explained that the reason the trailer was so action-heavy was due to Paramount’s marketing efforts. He likened it to the studio saying ‘everybody come and see this film, it’s full of action and fun,’ but assured fans that “there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more of what I would call ‘Star Trek stuff.'”

You can watch the the interview below.

Directed by Justin Lin and starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Idris Elba and Sofia Boutella, Star Trek Beyond hits theaters on July 22nd, 2016.

Stay tuned to TrekNews.net for the latest news related to the next Star Trek film. Follow @TrekNewsnet on Twitter, TrekNews on Facebook, TrekNews on Instagram and TrekNewsnet on YouTube.

via Hey U Guys

9 Comments Join the Conversation →

  • This from that same guy who LIED about Khan being in the last movie. They are doing spin to conduct damage control on what looks like a Fast and Furious sequel but set in space. Plus the B@stards destroy the Enterprise, again. No thanks.

  • Brian McKinny

    I’m on the fence. I didn’t like the trailer one bit, but it’s just that – a trailer. Still, it does give more credence to the notion that once again, Paramount doesn’t have the first clue as to what Star Trek is all about, or means to the fans who have, time and again, resurrected this franchise from the depths. If ever they’re going to listen to the fans about what they want in Star Trek movies, it had better be now, or they’re going to lose the lot of us.

    • Milo

      They already have lost a lot of us! A bunch more each time one of these crappy reboot films come out.

      • Da Han


  • Demode

    It’s just a teaser trailer. Some people need to lighten up.

  • Conrad Stonebanks

    This is Star Trek in name only. The new franchise caters to the Marvel crowd which is characterized by short attention spans and the constant need to be “entertained” by ridiculous stunts, explosions, and seizure-inducing stroboscopic effects.

    • Da Han

      Exactly my sentiments…Paramount has officially sold out the name Star Trek from the looks of this trailer (for the third time and counting). I think its time for someone to invent a new franchise not called Star Trek, and a concept that can bring back what Star Trek once was…back to the way it was…enough with the fancy EFX…

  • Ugo

    it’s ok.
    in this movie captain kirk will be a young woman skilled in martial arts for no evident reason and everybody will love that…

  • Herp Derp

    Maybe they should just sell the franchise to Disney….