Simon Pegg pranks Benedict Cumberbatch and the Star Trek cast

On-set footage shows Pegg tricking co-stars into wearing ‘protective’ neutron cream in the laser room. It’s like high school. But with famous people…


Star Trek stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban and John Cho found themselves the victims of a Simon Pegg prank on set of Star Trek into Darkness.


Not only did Pegg manage to get his co-stars to jump up and down for no reason, he also convinced them to apply a “protective neutron cream” to their faces and wrists.

Pegg, who plays Scotty in the films, explains, “We told certain actors that you have to wear a special neturon cream inside the laser room because of neutron damage.

“Benedict is so creamed up right now,” he adds.  

Easy to guess the kind of kid Pegg was at school, eh?

Benedict, who plays the baddie Khan, is heard rallying the troops to sign a piece of paper regarding the use of the cream. In fact, silly Cumbers has already signed it. 

It says:

“I, the undersigned, hereby accept liability, in that participation with the Paramount Pictures production Star Trek 2, hereafter referred to as HH, at the National Ignition Facility, Livermore CA, hereafter referred to as NIF, recognize that the topically applied emollient known as Neutron Cream does not exist and that jumping up and down and shaking my hands makes me look like a silly bastard. All consequences and repercussions are my responsibility alone.”

Yes, that’s you well and truly ‘had’ guys. That’s got to be worth £250 on You’ve Been Framed, right?

Director/Producer JJ Abrams says that while he usually feels sorry for the victims of pranks, “To see them get punked the way they did, was wildly satisfying.”

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