I don’t know the work of the director, Justin Lin, but I know who Simon Pegg is and love his work. His comedic writing and acting, that is — especially Shaun of the Dead; Hot Fuzz; Run, Fatboy, Run; etc. The new Star Trek was “fun” and had enjoyable special effects; but yes, it was a disappointment as a Star Trek movie. I thought the same: destroying the Enterprise, again? And how convenient that there was another ship on that planet, albeit old and broken down. What would the story have been like without it? And why so much time between films? Sigh. Maybe the new series will be interesting.