Simon Pegg - ScottyIn a interview with the New York Daily News, Simon Pegg has spoke about writing Star Trek Beyond with Doug Jung.

“It’s been a very truncated process because the timeframe was a lot shorter than we’d normally have,” Pegg tells the Daily News.

“It’s really forced us into action; you make use of the time you have.”

Pegg on writing for his fellow crewmates and referencing Memory Alpha

“When you write dialogue for any of those characters, it’s a peculiar thing because you hear their voices in your head,” he says. “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 realized 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.”

The interviewer even asked “Is it safe to assume Pegg’s script will involve Scotty saving the day?”

“He always does,” deadpans Pegg. “That was the plot of ‘Star Trek Into Darkness,’ too.”

Source New York Daily News