Star Trek Into Darkness Fans Boldly Set the Record Straight
First Published: August 27, 2013 1:49 PM EDT Credit: Paramount
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Where “Star Trek” fans are concerned, what happened in Vegas will have to stay in Vegas.
A few weeks ago, die-hard Trekkers gathered for the annual Las Vegas “Star Trek” Convention (sponsored by Creation Entertainment) and caused quite the stir by naming “Star Trek Into Darkness” the worst “Trek” movie of all time — that despite the fact that it was unanimously praised by the nation’s critics (scoring a “fresh” rating of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes) and grossed $454 million worldwide (making it the highest grossing “Trek” movie of all time).
But the low ranking irked Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in the 2009 reboot and this year’s sequel, prompting him to say “f*** you” about its placing during a recent interview to promote his new comedy “The World’s End.”
But “Into Darkness” was redeemed just last weekend at a “Trek” Convention in Seattle (hosted by “Access Hollywood” film critic Scott “Movie” Mantz). Trekkers re-ranked all the movies, and “Into Darkness” came in at a much-higher 6th place, while its predecessor, “Star Trek” 2009, came in even higher at 3rd place (behind fan favorites “The Wrath of Khan and “First Contact”).
When notified through Twitter about the better ranking, Simon Pegg breathed a cyber-sigh of relief and Tweeted back, “That I can live with.”
So, all is once again good in the world of “Star Trek.”
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