“I’m the Tom Cruise of nerds.”
So says Simon Pegg, the multi talented actor who has had just about one of the most meteoric rises to Hollywood fame from humble beginnings in British television comedies.
Most recently, Pegg has appeared in movies such as Mission: Impossible- Ghost Protocol, How to Lose friends and Alienate People, Paul and Star Trek. He’s also provided a voice for characters in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. In fact, in a recent interview, he goes on to say:
“I’m one of the few people who‘s been in Star Trek, Doctor Who and Star Wars.”
This actually makes him one of the coolest people in the world and therefore (as he’s appeared in three of the biggest science fiction series ever) must be recognised by science fiction fans every minute of every day!
Doctor Who fans will surely remember but the more casual viewer may not: Pegg appeared in the 2005 series of Doctor Who in an episode called The Long Game, where he played a shifty albino character called The Editor. This seems like a lifetime ago now but his part was very tongue-in-cheek and made for an enjoyable 45 minutes.
Simon Pegg, Geek God – we salute you!