Another Bush Blamer – Star Trek’s Simon Pegg Call’s Movie’s Terrorist A ‘Freedom Fighter’

Published on May 20, 2013

PreviewFile.jpg.ashxSimon Pegg, now charged with bringing Star Trek’s Scotty to life, calls the terrorist villain in the new franchise sequel a “freedom fighter.”

But the comic actor best known for Shaun of the Dead leaves the least kind words for the militarist Starfleet general in the film.

Mild spoilers ahead …

Star Trek Into Darkness finds the Enterprise crew chasing a Starfleet member turned terrorist (Benedict Cumberbatch) into Klingon territory for wiping out a section of London as well as members of Starfleet command.

Pegg, whose character in Star Trek Into Darkness objects to using the Enterprise’s military might to kill said terrorist, says the film’s storyline ties directly to recent American foreign policy.

“In the face of overwhelming militaristic might, you can argue John Harrison is in fact kind of a strange dichotomy between freedom fighter and terrorist, and the militarized Starfleet is slightly more the heavy handed aspects of American foreign policy,” Pegg says. Admiral Marcus (played by Peter Weller) has weaponized the Enterprise because he thinks war with the Klingons is inevitable, and Pegg believes there’s an argument to be made for his view. But, he adds, “There is always diplomacy, and there is always an alternative to violence….

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