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Old 05-13-2008, 11:11 AM
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"The latest issue of Star Trek Magazine, out in the U.S. and the U.K., features a new interview with actor Simon Pegg, the new Scotty. Here are more excerpts from the article, cortesy of Sci Fi Pulse.
When asked the extent of his knowledge on Star Trek the actor admitted unashamedly that he has been a life long fan of the series."Obviously I watched the Original Series when I was a kid, and I knew The Next Generation well enough to know all the characters. I watched quite a few episodes, and I was a big Seven Of Nine fan when Voyager came out. Certainly, I was pretty familiar with it."
When asked about researching the role, the actor vehemently reassured that he has done his home work and doesn't intend to do an impersonation of Scotty as done by James Doohan.
"One thing I wanted to do was make the performance pretty much a tribute to James Doohan but I didn't want to impersonate him in any way, because I didn't want it to look like that. It's important that this film has no parodic element - it's a very straight film, and a none - ironic Trek movie. Obviously, it's walking a tightrope because it's going back in time a little bit to the original characters, so the tendency might have been to watch Jim Doohan and try to ape him. I personally didn't, I just drew on my memories and affection for the show."
More excerpts from the interview can be found at Sci Fi Pulse.
The full article can be found on the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine, now on sale."

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Thanks NCC, great interveiw news!!
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That's good! So far all the new actors have said the same thing... They Aren't going to directly copy the originals. Last thing we want are a bunch of bad impersonations. I mean what would be worse than seeing a bad impersonation of Bill Shatner playing Captain Kirk?
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That's good! So far all the new actors have said the same thing... They Aren't going to directly copy the originals. Last thing we want are a bunch of bad impersonations. I mean what would be worse than seeing a bad impersonation of Bill Shatner playing Captain Kirk?
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That's good! So far all the new actors have said the same thing... They Aren't going to directly copy the originals. Last thing we want are a bunch of bad impersonations. I mean what would be worse than seeing a bad impersonation of Bill Shatner playing Captain Kirk?
Would be like Austin Powers doing Kirk...LOL...

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Imagine a serious trek opening with stars and a beauty-shot of the ship and planets... with the Austin Powers Theme
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thanks for the heads-up, NCC!
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"it's walking a tightrope because it's going back in time a little bit to the original characters,":

Am I the only one that feels this part of the interview also implies there will be more to this movie in the TNG era than previously believed?
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How does "back in time" and "original characters" suggest more TNG in it?
I would want it to be balanced. 1:1 screen time for TOS and TNG eras.
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How does "back in time" and "original characters" suggest more TNG in it?
I would want it to be balanced. 1:1 screen time for TOS and TNG eras.
"it's going back in time a little bit" could be interpreted aas meaning the entire movie may NOt be set in the pre-TOS timeframe. So if that is true the parts not set in TOS may be set in post-Nemisis timeframe. I would love a 1:1 ratio, but think most of the film will be set in the "past".
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