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Published on May 1st, 2012 | by Meredith Burdett

Simon Pegg in Cruise-Comparison


“I’m the Tom Cruise of nerds.”

The Editor a villain in Doctor Who Series 1, played by Simon Pegg.

Art by Anthony Dry, 2005.

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!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




3 Responses to Simon Pegg in Cruise-Comparison

  1. avatar Gruff says:

    He also went to my school and was taught drama by my favourite teacher at that school.

    He has a bit of an air of someone who has begun to believe his own hype of late, sadly, and I am looking forward to him getting back to writing an performing with Nick Frost and Edgar Wright soon, hopefully!!

  2. avatar Leo says:

    I thought he had burnt all Star Wars associations….

  3. avatar Stlshawn says:

    And let’s not forget the voice for the firat season of the amazing Doctor Who Confidential.

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