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Old 05-12-2009, 03:32 PM
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Not that I did not enjoy some of the performance of Simon Pegg, but i thought of all the actors he least resembled the classic actor James Doohan.

I always thought Scotty was passionate, focused, and sometimes cranky. I do not remember too many outbursts like Simon had.

The funniest I remember is when Scotty tried to get an alien drunk and got just as drunk himself.

Maybe Paul Mcgillen (sp?) from Stargate would have worked better?

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Old 05-12-2009, 03:36 PM
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He's 8 years younger than the Scotty we first knew in TOS.

Alternate universe. (for whatever that's worth)

I'm sure the outbursts will be toned down in the next film.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:38 PM
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I could see Doohan's Scotty getting a bit wiggy in the same situation -
for example....
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:52 PM
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I agree with the OP somewhat. I agree that the new Scotty didn't match the old Scotty. The new Scotty seemed to be included for comic relief. The old Scotty was more serious.

I don't think it hurt the film though. There was a lot more comedy in Star Trek in general.
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Old 05-12-2009, 03:57 PM
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Given the
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I found his behaviour perfectly reasonable.

And obviously he plays a younger version than Doohan who naturally played the old Scotty differently than the middle-age Scotty as he himself has aged.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:15 PM
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I agree with the OP somewhat. I agree that the new Scotty didn't match the old Scotty. The new Scotty seemed to be included for comic relief. The old Scotty was more serious.

I don't think it hurt the film though. There was a lot more comedy in Star Trek in general.
You're kidding, right? The TOS Scotty was a source of comic relief many times.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:23 PM
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Not that I did not enjoy some of the performance of Simon Pegg, but i thought of all the actors he least resembled the classic actor James Doohan.
That's because he's not supposed to resemble James Doohan.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:30 PM
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I do not say this harshly, but I must ask, as I'm sure it's been asked repeatedly throughout this great forum:

When are people going to realize (as Horatio pointed out) that these characters are younger versions of the characters we knew that were the paragons of decorum in TOS?

These folks are younger, and more prone to emotional or eccentric outbursts than their older versions. And I think it works perfectly.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:36 PM
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Yes, he was the only one that was quite a bit off from the original. An odd casting choice and he comes across as silly instead of brilliant. Hopefully they will do better with the next movie. I suppose since he was older than the rest of the crew, if he was just on the Enterprise when Kirk and Spock show up, he'd natually take over if not for the ice planet stuff.

I preferred the more naturally occurring humor - like the banter between McCoy and Kirk - this the forced humor on the ice planet.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:57 PM
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Even my non-Trekkie friends know that Pegg was horribly miscast as Scotty.

It's not that people are comparing him to fond memories of James Doohan.

But they are also comparing him to the character of Scotty in their imaginations.

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