So what did Simon Pegg mean when he told fans who didn’t seem to like his most recent outing to do something with themselves that we’re not going to mention here?
He said he was “doorstepped,” and that he was caught off-guard. And that he didn’t mean what was said, exactly.
Pegg, who played Scotty in “Star Trek: Into Darkness,” was promoting his new film “The World’s End” with co-star Nick Frost with Collider, and wanted to take a minute to clarify his original thoughts.
“I was doorstepped by a journalist early in the morning,” Pegg said. “Any sane group of people, you can have those opinions. For someone who has been so critical of the Star Wars sequels, fair enough. But I would expect those Star Wars fans to say (expletive) you to me.”
Pegg was responding to the non-scientific poll that took place at Creation Entertainment’s official Star Trek convention in Las Vegas last month. There, fans said “Into Darkness” was the worst of all the Star Trek movies. And yes, they included both “Star Trek V: The Final Frontier” and “Star Trek: Nemesis” in that list.
“It absolutely ins’t the worst Star Trek movie ever,” Pegg told The Huffington Post. “It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous. And frustrating as well because a lot of hard work and love went into that movie, and all (director J.J. Abrams) wanted to do was make a film that people really enjoyed.”
Pegg’s memory, however, doesn’t seem to be that clear. The journalist who conducted the original interview, Mike Ryan, said that the interview didn’t take place the way the actor claimed. First, it wasn’t “doorstepped” as it was a scheduled interview with the online publication. Second, it happened in the middle of the afternoon.
In any event, “Into Darkness” — which did make more money than any other previous Star Trek film (with inflation included) — comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on Sept. 10.
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