In a new interview with the New York Daily News, STAR TREK BEYOND co-writer Simon Pegg has taken some time away from filming to reveal some more about his role in scripting the sequel.
On the now-well-known time crunch between getting the job and getting the story in place:
It’s been a very truncated process because the timeframe was a lot shorter than we’d normally have. It’s really forced us into action; you make use of the time you have.
On writing for his familiar castmates, after working together for two films:
When you write dialogue for any of those characters, it’s a peculiar thing because you hear their voices in your head.
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.
Pegg also revealed that he’s spent a lot of time referencing Memory Alpha, the Star Trek Wikia site serving as this century’s online equivalent of the Star Trek Encyclopedia.
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.
Memory Alpha has long been a primary reference tool of Star Trek novel authors, fan researchers, and even TrekCore’s own editorial team — and it’s good to know the site’s usefulness is being utilized for STAR TREK BEYOND.
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