Simon Pegg rushed into writing Star Trek Beyond

'Star Trek Beyond' co-writer Simon Pegg has been hurried into writing the script for 'Star Trek Beyond'

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Simon Pegg

Simon Pegg has been rushed into writing the script for 'Star Trek Beyond'.

The 45-year-old film-maker - who's co-writing the eagerly-awaited new sci-fi movie alongside Doug Jung - has revealed he was forced to write 'Star Trek Beyond' in an unusually short timeframe.

Simon explained: "It's been a very truncated process because the timeframe was a lot shorter than we'd normally have.

"It's really forced us into action; you make use of the time you have."

However, Simon insisted he didn't stress about the time pressures because of the wealth of 'Star Trek'-related information available to him online.

He told the New York Daily News newspaper: "When you write dialogue for any of those characters, it's a peculiar thing because you hear their voices in your head.

"In a way it's a great help because you're not really starting from scratch, you're not just working with a bunch of characters that you know well, but a fully formed, fully realised universe.

"And I've got to say the Star Trek Wikipedia, Memory Alpha, which is online, has been so helpful. If you need to know what's inside of a photon torpedo, there it is online, because there are so many dedicated fans out there who have such a vast knowledge of the universe and the minutia of it."

Star Trek Beyond

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 82 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Justin Lin
  • Written by: Simon Pegg
  • Cast: Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, Zachary Quinto, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin, John Cho
  • UK release: 22 July 2016

Third film in the rebooted sci-fi series.

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