Simon Pegg Reflects on "Odd-Numbered" Star Trek Joke And Writing Star Trek Beyond

While on Late Night with Seth Meyers yesterday, Star Trek Beyond actor and co-writer Simon Pegg confronted an old joke he wrote on his sitcom Spaced many years ago.

His character, Tim, announces with certainty that the odd-numbers Star Trek films are "sh*t." An assertion that pretty much rang true — with room for some debate — until the release of Star Trek Nemesis in 2002.

Facing the Spaced clip with Seth Meyers, Pegg said he wished he could appear via a wormwhole and warn himself that he'll eventually co-write the thirteenth Star Trek.


Pegg also offers other insights into writing a Star Trek film, including the origin of the name "Jaylah." The film opens on Friday.