Few other actors are as good as the playing Everyman with a Twist as Simon Pegg. In Shaun of the Dead, he’s lazy…but fights zombies. In Paul, he’s an unsuccessful stoner…who becomes friends with an alien. In (the absolutely brilliant) Spaced, he’s a pop culture-referencing nerd…but, well, that’s about it. In Star Trek: Into Darkness, he plays Scotty, a normal-ish guy on a starship full of heroes…who also happens to be an engineering genius.
Without giving too much about the film away, Scotty has a much bigger role in Into Darkness than he did in 2009’s Star Trek (and yes, his alien buddy is back). In honor of this, and his career as a whole (next up: The World’s End, where he plays one of five childhood friends who reunite for a pub crawl…and then have to save the world), let’s take a look at some of Simon Pegg’s most easy to relate to GIFs.