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The New ‘Star Trek’ Is Being Co-Written By Simon Pegg

The tone of the upcoming Star Trek 3 may be a bit lighter than J.J. Abrams’ other recent contributions to the franchise. Deadline is reporting that Simon Pegg—one of the masterminds behind send-ups like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz—has signed on to co-write the new film. As Vulture notes, Pegg isn’t the only reason to believe that the upcoming Star Trek film might actually be kind of funny: In addition to the Fast and Furious movies, the Star Trek director, Justin Lin, was behind the lens on several episodes of Community, including the now-legendary paintball episode …

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