Star Trek Actor Simon Pegg Thinks Franchise Should Return to Niche

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Star Trek might be seeing a resurgence in television with new shows like Star Trek Discovery and Star Trek Picard, however, it seems like Simon Pegg has a few thoughts on the direction of the science fiction franchise.

Speaking in an interview with Collider to speak about his latest movie, Inheritence, Star Trek film trilogy star Simon Peg decided to share a few thoughts about where Trek ought to go on the big screen. According to Pegg, Star Trek ought to embrace is niche nature and practice more restraint instead of attempting to achieve the same spectacle as a Marvel movie.


"I think Star Trek is just a little bit more niche, so it isn't gonna hit those kinds of numbers. So yes, the obvious thing to do would be to not go for that massive spectacle, go for something a little bit more restrained in the vein of the original series," the actor told Collider.

The last Star Trek film released by Paramount Pictures, Star Trek Beyond, did pretty well among audiences and critics. However, despite its critical acclaim, fans found that it sacrificed some of the old spirit of the Star Trek franchise to its blockbuster aesthetic.

We understand why Pegg would want the Star Trek film franchise to return to the feel and tone of the original series. The Star Trek actor may get what he wants. Fargo director Noah Hawley was hired to write and direct Star Trek 4 and it seems like the filmmaker isn't the type to focus on blockbuster-making.


Star Trek 4 has yet to receive a release date but we'll update fans as soon as we get word.

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