Seems like everyone’s apologizing for Star Trek these days: First Damon Lindelof for the Khan reveal in Star Trek Into Darkness, then J.J. Abrams for pretty much all of Into Darkness, and now Simon Pegg for the trailer for Star Trek Beyond. In an interview with HeyUGuys at the premiere for that other Star franchise that shall not be named, Pegg, one of the film’s stars and writers, admitted that he was put off by Paramount’s preview. “It was very action-packed,” Pegg said. “I find that it’s the job of the marketing people to say, ‘Everybody come and see this film, it’s full of action and fun,’ when there’s a lot more to it than that.”
The Star Trek Beyond trailer has drawn criticism from fans, and even from George Takei, for continuing the reboots’ trend of pushing Star Trek toward action and away from the focus on the minutiae of galactic diplomacy that made it famous. But if you were about to give up on the Trek films for good, know there will be a lot of the old Trek in Beyond, at least according to Pegg. “I didn’t love it,” he said of the trailer. “Because I know there’s a lot more to the film. There’s a lot more of what I would call ’Star Trek stuff.’” Who knows what Pegg means when he says “Star Trek stuff,” but we’re going to assume that Beyond includes 45 minutes of Chris Pine debating morality with a poorly rendered alien.
You can watch the Star Trek Beyond trailer below, and then get hyped for the opposite of that.