STAR TREK Could Be Better Off Staying On TV Instead Of The Big Screen According To Actor Simon Pegg

STAR TREK Could Be Better Off Staying On TV Instead Of The Big Screen According To Actor Simon Pegg

The Star Trek franchise has been put on hold on the big screen, but it's finding great success on television. Now, big screen Scotty Simon Pegg has made an argument for why it might be better off on TV!

Star Trek Beyond was the last big screen instalment of the franchise, and attempts to continue it haven't really gone anywhere. Quentin Tarantino's planned movie doesn't seem to be moving forward, while other rumoured sequels also appear to have hit a brick wall after Chris Pine and Chris Hemworth walked away from Star Trek 4 over financial disagreements. 

Simon Pegg played Scotty in those first few Star Trek movies, and recently told Collider that he is unaware of what's happening with the series on the big screen, but believes television could be a better medium for the iconic sci-fi franchise.

"Maybe TV is a better place for [Star Trek] now. Television has evolved so much," the British actor argued. "It’s become something which is very much a contemporary, a peer of cinema. It’s simply viewed in a different way. It isn’t a reduced scope anymore. You can still do masses of interesting things, and it can still look modern and not inexpensive."

"Maybe television is a better format for Star Trek. That’s where it started, you know."

Pegg makes a valid point, especially when you look at the success of Star Trek: Discovery and Picard. CBS has also green lit a number of other shows, and that seems to be the priority for the time being. Given how well-received they've been, fans probably won't be too unhappy about that.

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