Simon Pegg Clears Up ‘Star Trek’ Fan ‘F— You,’ Is Accused of Lying

Simon Pegg Clears Up 'Star Trek' Fan 'F— You,' Is Accused of Lying

The actor claims he was "doorstepped" by Huffington Post journalist Mike Ryan

Simon Pegg has walked back his "fuck you" to fans who voted his "Star Trek: Into Darkness" as the worst-ever Star Trek movie. The only problem is, that might be as truthful as the rumors that Pegg will be appearing in the upcoming Ant-Man film.

"Can I just please point out, following a few recent headlines of 'Simon Pegg says 'f–k you' to Star Trek fans,' I was doorstepped by a journalist very early in the morning who told me that Into Darkness had been voted the worst in a poll or something,” Pegg said in an interview with Collider.

Also read: Simon Pegg: 'F— You' if You Think 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Sucks

The journalist in question was Huffington Post's Mike Ryan, who quoted Pegg as saying: "a lot of hard work and love went into that movie, and all J.J. wanted to do was make a film that people really enjoyed. So, to be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass f–king ire, I just say f–k you. Not you, but the people who said that."

On Wednesday, Ryan responded, tweeting:

Learned today that I showed up on Simon Pegg's doorstep early in the morning to ask about Star Trek. This was actually said in an interview.

I suppose "doorstep" equals a scheduled interview at the Waldorf Astoria and "early in the morning" equals 3:45 p.m. So, sure.

Seriously, actors in movies realize that we actually *record* interviews with audio devices, right?

Ryan has threatened to post the audio of the interview, but said he was waiting to hear back from Pegg's publicist first. 

Neither Pegg's publicist nor Ryan immediately responded to TheWrap's requests for comment.

  • Christopher2012

    Yes, Into Darkness did suck.

  • Xavier

    I didn't hate the movie, but it veered far afield on logic and plot, missed an opportunity to create a new not just remolded great villain and cherry picked old moments to lace into itself. It was an entertaining alter universe but not a fan or film love letter. Pegg can doorstomp it all he wants, the reboot needs a retooling, and not just him being a tool about polls.

  • Zack Weishaus

    It's been said before, but I'll say it again:

    -Khan's big plan to save his crew involved hiding them in TORPEDOES. That's right, he planned to save his friends by inserting them into DEADLY WEAPONS.

    -Kirk is given 72 torpedoes to kill ONE MAN. One man on a planet's surface, no less. Khan wasn't even in a starship. He's ordered to fire them all. Sure, we find out that these torpedoes have supermen in them, and that admiral Marcus wants them dead, but Kirk doesn't even QUESTION the order.

    -Why was the Enterprise underwater at the film's start, and how did it get there initially without being seen by the planet's natives?

    -Kirk, again and again, displays a disregard for authority and an affinity for bad decisions. Furthermore, he NEVER EVEN GRADUATED FROM STARFLEET ACADEMY! Why does he get to command the Federation's flagship?

    -Khan beamed from Earth to Kronos. If such transporter technology exists, why bother with starships at all?

    -An injection of Khan's blood will CURE DEATH. Essentially, humanity no longer needs doctors. How are we going to fear for our favorite characters’ lives in the next movie? Also, Kirk was dead for all of 15 minutes. His death had almost no emotional impact.

    -Where were the rest of Earth's forces during the final confrontation in Earth's atmosphere? Nobody even thought to HAIL the ships and see what was up? Did nobody in Starfleet notice the big space battle?

    And I've only scratched the surface here.

    It wasn't the action. It wasn't the acting. It wasn't the references to previous films. It certainly wasn't a reaction against the film's popularity. It was the plot holes. The film was riddled with them. I walked out of the theater thoroughly unsatisfied. I'm surprised that so many people reacted so positively to this film, and am glad to see that at least the diehard fans have some sense, even if the rest of the moviegoing public was content to swallow such a flimsy plot.

    As for Simon Pegg's comments, I get it. Pegg's performance was fantastic, and all of his good work went into, according to the fans, the worst Trek film of all time. I'd be frustrated too. Like I said, the acting wasn't what was wrong with the film.