Simon Pegg is one of the bigger Prequel haters out there, and his fame gives him a big platform to make incredibly stupid statements about the trilogy. When Episode I 3D came out, he famously said on Twitter that “Watching The Phantom Menace in 3D would be like the car actually crashing into your face as opposed to just unfolding before your eyes.”
In an interview with Collider, Pegg talks about visiting the set of The Force Awakens and of course uses it as another chance to make himself look like an idiot:
Since you and J.J. Abrams are such good friends, what are your thoughts on Star Wars?
PEGG: Iâ€™m immensely excited, having been lucky enough to visit the set. Iâ€™ve never been on a film set where everyone has been so invested in the material because they are emotionally and intrinsically linked to it, as people who work in an industry that was informed by the original films. Suddenly, theyâ€™re back in those environments, seeing those sets again and seeing J.J. work with real physical things, and models and puppets and masks. Also, the new technology will, of course, be involved in it. The original films were always about the cutting edge. They werenâ€™t retro movies. They were very forward-thrusting, technological masterpieces, and as such, there will be that stuff. Itâ€™s going to be extraordinary. Iâ€™m so excited for people to see it. Itâ€™s going to be everything that we wanted 16 years ago and didnâ€™t get.
Simon Pegg is currently writing the script for Star Trek 3. As Star Trek Into Darkness could be considered on the same level as those Prequels he hates, he’d better write an Academy Award-winning Star Trek script. Otherwise he’ll be facing the same venom he likes to fling at Star Wars.