During a interview with Mike Ryan of The Huffington Post, Simon Pegg was told that at Star Trek Las Vegas, attendees ranked Into Darkness as the worst Star Trek film ever.
Pegg responded with “It absolutely isn’t the worst ‘Star Trek’ movie,” Pegg said. “It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous. And frustrating.”
“To be subject to that level of sort of, like, crass f—ing ire, I just say f— you.”
“Star Trek Into Darkness is the most successful Star Trek movie ever made.”
“It is, in terms of what it took at the box office and how many people went to see it. More people saw that film than any iteration of Star Trek that existed before. That is probably slightly annoying to some Star Trek fans – which I totally understand.”
Pegg could only explain those negative feelings with a combination of nostalgia and how people occasionally treat an indie band that makes it big.
“I think it’s like when you tire of an indie band that you love because, suddenly, they get a number one single,” Pegg opined. “You don’t necessarily start disliking their music, but you stop liking them because you’re pissed off that they’re famous.”
Source The Huffington Post