At the 2013 Star Trek convention in Las Vegas, the second J.J. Abrams movie, Star Trek Into Darkness, was voted the worst movie of the franchise coming in behind Trek spoof Galaxy Quest and William Shatner’s search for God, The Final Frontier. Simon Pegg, who plays Scotty, responded in a very calm and considerate fashion to the Trek fans poll by saying:
“You know what … it absolutely isn’t the worst Star Trek movie. It’s asinine, you know? It’s ridiculous. And frustrating, as well, because 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 fucking ire, I just say fuck you.”
As Star Trek Discovery hits Netflix, Lee Hutchison gives his own ranking of the Star Trek movies, from The Motion Picture to last year’s Beyond. Thankfully Simon Pegg is not standing behind him with his bloody cricket bat from Shaun of the Dead.