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Star Trek Beyond's Simon Pegg says the series belongs on television

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Movies are just events that celebrate the legacy

Simon Pegg has been pretty vocal about his opinion on the Star Trek film franchise, one that he's been a part of since the first movie in J.J. Abrams' reboot series. On a recent episode of Engage: The Official Star Trek Podcast, Pegg admitted that while the movies are fun, Star Trek's true home was on television.

"Star Trek's home is television," Pegg said. "The movies have always been a kind of celebration of that. They've been events that have happened at the cinema, but I think the true home of Star Trek really is TV."

Pegg was asked about his opinion on the newest Star Trek tv series, Star Trek Discovery, which is being produced at CBS for the network's stand-alone streaming service, All Access. The new series will be headed by Bryan Fuller (Hannibal) and will feature writing from Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod. Pegg said he was very excited to see what Fuller and the team did with it, adding that bringing the series to a streaming service was an interesting and solid move from CBS.

The new series will have its pilot air on CBS regular network before airing weekly on All Access in Canada and the United States. Netflix will also stream the show to international viewers one day after new episodes debut stateside.

Star Trek Beyond is currently playing in theaters, and Star Trek Discovery will premiere next year.