Scott Huver interviews Pegg for Spinoff Online:
What got you excited about the opportunity to write the next “Star Trek” movie, and can you talk about the sensibility you want to bring to it?
It just came out of conversations I was having with J.J. [Abrams] and Bryan Burk, and they decided to kind of like restart the process. Because I’d been on the set with Burk-y on “Mission: Impossible,” he said, “Maybe you should come on and write it with Doug and Justin and him and Lindsey Weber. And I was a bit, “No. I don’t want to – it’s too much pressure!”
But I think we 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.
Pegg is a geek hero, of course, and I can’t wait to see where he takes the story.