I think Simon will do fine as Scotty, and fans will like him as long as they're not expecting him to do a James Doohan impersonation. We're seeing Scotty (and the rest of the crew) at an earlier time than we've ever seen them, so he has some leeway but I suspect the character will be written consistently.
Doohan's accent wasn't 'native' to him anyway, and with Simon being from the UK, I'm sure he can muster a good accent for the character since he's played with several accents in his career already. I'm looking forward to see how Pegg does in the part.
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