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Old 11-23-2008, 07:02 PM
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Default Gary Sinise should have been cast as McCoy.

Just saying. He fits the McCoy mantra...and he can speak with a southern accent.

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Old 11-23-2008, 07:04 PM
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Gary Sinise is like 70 years old. If you're going to cast him as a 20-something McCoy, you may as well cast William Shatner as a 20-something Kirk.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:09 PM
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Ugh, horrible choice. Karl Urban will be great.
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:12 PM
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Wasn't McCoy around fifteen years older than Kirk?
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:22 PM
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Wasn't McCoy around fifteen years older than Kirk?
yes and Scottie was like 44 years old in the first season. Now they got McCoy and Kirk going to the academy together. The crew are they supposed to be the same general age in the new movie.
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Old 11-23-2008, 09:55 PM
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yes and Scottie was like 44 years old in the first season. Now they got McCoy and Kirk going to the academy together. The crew are they supposed to be the same general age in the new movie.
Actually, no.

Scotty was born in 2222, McCoy in 2227, according to multiple sources.

Depending on which source you believe, Kirk was born in 2230 or 2233.

At most, Scotty could only be 10-11 years older than Kirk, or perhaps only 7-8 years older.

McCoy was at max 6 years older than Kirk, at minimum 2-3 years older.

Correct re: Scott being about 44 in the first season of TOS (circa 2266).
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Old 11-24-2008, 03:18 AM
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It would have been ''a lot of fun'' to have Sinise as McCoy, and if this picture had been set later in the ''timeline'' (whatever it might be now), he would have brought such a presence.

However, let's not prejudge Urban's take, or J.J.'s for that matter, sight unseen.

We had a lot of fun on the Star Trek New Voyages forums when news of the movie broke a couple years back. We did a lot of ''casting'' among which Sinise was put forward as McCoy. Some various ''high concept'' ideas were thrown around including Angus Macfadyen (best known as Robert the Bruce in Braveheart) as Scotty, Jessica Biel as ''Number One'' if she were an element. Interestingly enough, if Sigourney Weaver were much younger (or the movie took place much later), she would have been the perfect Number One (thinking Alien(s) not Galaxy Quest). Liv Tyler as Number One was another fun idea. If Kirk's first captain, Charlie Garrovick were to make an appearance; Ed Harris. And, if this movie had been later in the timeline, why not reunite Sinise with Hanks, with Hanks playing Spock?
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Old 11-23-2008, 07:14 PM
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Perhaps, but it doesn't change much - you're still talking about a 54-year-old man (I just looked it up) playing a 35 year old. It's a stretch.
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Perhaps, but it doesn't change much - you're still talking about a 54-year-old man (I just looked it up) playing a 35 year old. It's a stretch.

So a 20 something year old playing a 40+ year old Character isn't???
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Old 11-23-2008, 08:08 PM
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So a 20 something year old playing a 40+ year old Character isn't???
Makeup and pounds can be added to an actor to make him appear older; so far as I know, an efficient method for making an actor appear significantly younger doesn't exist yet.
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