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Star Trek Into Darkness Stars Are Geeks!

By Beth Mishler May 13, 2013

7 of 10

Simon Pegg

Role: Scotty

He’s Geeky Because: His roles in contemporary classics of geekdom like Paul, Hot Fuzz, and Shaun of the Dead have made him a beloved favorite in geek circles everywhere. In real-life, Pegg is a total self-described geek (he loves Buffy and The X-Files, and said the first time he saw Star Wars was a moment of “awakening”). He also loads the scripts he writes with hilarious sci-fi and fantasy pop culture references we all know and love. Geek-O-Meter rating: 10.

Tags: movies, slideshows, star trek, benedict cumberbatch, chris pine, sherlock, star trek into darkness, john cho

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Beth Mishler

Beth Mishler is a writer, producer, and pop culture connoisseur who has a weakness for the Whedonverse and all things sci-fi. Originally from Madison, Wisconsin, Beth currently lives in The Plains, Ohio, where she freelances, makes documentaries, and watches a kazillion hours of TV per week while anxiously awaiting the release of George R.R. Martin's next novel.

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