Some people were trepidatious when it was announced that Simon Pegg would be co-writing the script for the third Star Trek movie. But his description of Trek 3's tone should put everyone at ease — especially fans disappointed with the direction of the rebooted Trek universe so far.

Pegg, who plays Scotty, is writing the script wuth Doug Jung (based on some degree on a first draft by Robert Orci). Here's how Pegg described the story at a press round table from his new movie Kill Me Three Times:

[W]e just want to take it forward with the spirit of the TV show. And it's a story about frontierism and adventure and optimism and fun, and that's where we want to take it, you know. Where no man has gone before – where no one has gone before, sensibly corrected for a slighter more enlightened generation. But yeah, that's the mood at the moment.

Yes please. Frontierism, adventure, optimism, fun — I can't think of four things the first two movies lacked more, and they all happen to be aspects I feel are integral to the original Star Trek TV series. Since the new Enterprise crew was formed, I've been waiting for them to explore strange new worlds, to maybe seek out new life and new civilizations, and most of all, to boldly go somewhere — somewhere no human has gone before.

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We've essentially had two prequels to the events of show, and rehashed Trek's most iconic villains. It's time to give us something new, and I'm extremely glad Simon Pegg has the same idea.

[Via Spinoff Online]


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