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Old 05-20-2009, 06:56 PM
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Scotty was a wee bit too silly for my tastes. The whole bit with the dog and the little alien guy. Even when Jimmy Doohan portraying Scotty drunk he never acted silly.
I thought he was funny as hell.
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Old 05-20-2009, 06:58 PM
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I dunno; Jimmy Doohan was the same bloke who walked head first into a bulk head......sober.
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The accent was a little over the top every now and then but Pegg did pretty good at adding his own twist.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:18 AM
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I also thought the variation in Scotty's personality made sense. He had been by himself (save for his "little friend") for quite some time, I took it that he was so happy to see people again that he had a little bit of motormouth.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:33 AM
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What the bloody hell is everyone talking about! Even Spock Prime betrayed emotion, and he was 200 years old :P See his good bye scene to Pine on Delta Vega. Frakin Powerful stuff, the restrained emotion of Leanord Nimoy is perfect!
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:26 AM
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I have to go with Simon Pegg being out of character
I hope he wears a redshirt in the next movie and is eaten by his little friend and then the little friend dies of unecessary comic poisioning
then they find uot he was an imposter and they can bring a better actor in to play Scotty
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The accent was a little over the top every now and then but Pegg did pretty good at adding his own twist.
Ummm, I pretty sure Pegg is originally from Scotland so I would say we just aren't used to hearing a real Scottish accent. Or at the vary least I know he's from GB which would mean he know a lot better what a Scottish accent sounds like than we do.

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I have to go with Simon Pegg being out of character
I hope he wears a redshirt in the next movie and is eaten by his little friend and then the little friend dies of unecessary comic poisioning
then they find uot he was an imposter and they can bring a better actor in to play Scotty
Honestly I though he was great in the role, I hope they keep him.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:46 AM
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Pegg is English, but married to a Glaswegian, IIRC. I'm pretty sure that gives him a good understanding of what a real Scottish accent sounds like. Of course, as with Yelchin's Checkov keeping the very Polish "v-sounding-like-w" schtick (though Russians don't actually do that), J.J. and company may have asked Pegg to have his brogue roam like James Doohan's had a tendency to do.
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I thought he was funny as hell.
I think Simon Pegg did a great job but he just didn't make me think of Jimmy Doohan at all. Everyone else had a touch of the original whether in appearance or in mannerisms. To me, Pegg seemed more like a mechanic than an engineer. The guy who can fix anything - more like Miles O'Brien on TNG and DS9 - than Scotty. I don't have a problem with that. Just an observation. He was very funny. I loved his line right after the Kirk/Spock confrontation "I love this ship. It's exciting" - that was perfect.
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I think the Spock stuff worked as a representation of the fact that he has not mastered his emotional balance nor does he very well understand human behaviour - as his line to Pike attests.

I did not feel it was vastly out of character for him. Probably with Uhura her statement that in essence he himself had said she was the best, probably made him realise that the best should be on the flagship.

So it remained a logical decision - if arrived at emotionally a bit.
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