Simon Pegg has made it no secret that he didn't like the prequel trilogy. His old comedy series Spaced notoriously skewered Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, with his character in a deep depression over how bad he thought the movie was. Now, though, the actor sees a saving grace for Star Wars: director J.J. Abrams. Pegg, who played Scotty, chief engineer of the starship Enterprise, in Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness, talked at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 and said of the Star Wars Episode VII director:
- "I had mixed emotions when I found out that J.J. was doing Star Wars. My first thought was, 'Oh no, Dad's had another baby. We're not the cute kid anymore, he's going to be playing with the baby now.' And then I was like, 'Geez, it's going to be good. I'm going to have to like it again now.' I'd just gotten used to being OK with hating Star Wars, and now it's like 'Oh no, I'm going to have to like it again.'"
We certainly hope Pegg is right that Episode VII will be good. In the meantime, check out this video from a few months ago, where Abrams and Pegg share why they love Star Wars:
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