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NO WAY! Simon Pegg is Scotty in Star Trek!!

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October 11, 2007
Source: Variety

Simon Pegg is Scotty in Star Trek

I hate to keep bringing up person-by-person casting on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek XI due out next year, but this time it's a must. Yesterday, Captain Kirk and the film's villain were cast, and today we add another big one. Simon Pegg will star as Montgomery "Scotty" Scott!! I just can't believe it, but Variety has confirmed it! The same Simon Pegg who starred in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz will now become Scotty on the USS Enterprise.

Today isn't April Fool's Day is it? I'm still blown away, I would have thought out of everyone, Simon Pegg would be the last one to show up in Star Trek. Not that he can't handle the role and do a fantastic job, but his name never ever crossed my mind! I must proclaim that I believe Simon Pegg as Scotty will be one of the greatest additions to the movie.

You can read up on all the latest details about the film and the remainder of the casting at yesterday's article. Penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (who also wrote Transformers), the story chronicles the early days of James T. Kirk and his fellow USS Enterprise crew members during their time at Starfleet Academy. Star Trek starts filming this November for a May 8th, 2009 release.

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  • andrew
    amazing. haha, he's going to be the best scotty. i can't wait.
  • Chris
    AWESOME!!!!!! The eyebrows are dead on. Color the hair
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  • TookyG
    Paul McGillion would have been a better Scotty...
  • joe
    Don't you think nick frost would have been a better casting? Then give simon pegg another important role 😛 ?
  • Fred
    Funny. Pegg has less hair than "the real" Scotty. But I guess there is movie magic for that kind of thing...
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  • saffy
    you have to be KIDDIN!!!! simon pegg as scotty, im not happy about that, hes a good actor, but not good enough to fill those shoes!!!!!!
  • g
    I guessed it was the other guy from those two movies, that would have made more sense.
  • bruce
    Very funny. I have seen this photo on searchingmillionaire.com. It's a dating site for celebrities and wealthy people. Not sure who posted it there.
  • jason_md2020
    I guess Pegg & JJ hit it off when Pegg had a bit part in MI:III.
  • Would not be my first choice but I have full confidence in Abrams.
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  • I can not believe it. It's not obivously like what he said on wealthymen.zu5.net. All is a lie. I will check it out over there and return the truth to you
  • Karen Caparelli
    I think he'll be a great Scotty, but he needs to go to the Doohan website and get a dilithium crystal for more power. http://www.dilithiumcrystal.com
  • I believe with a little hair dye and work on his scottish accent, Pegg may pull off a fair Scotty. Looking forward, just not sure if Pegg will make it.
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  • Adam
    He is blonde, BLONDE (well reddy blonde) english (not a scott) dont get me wrong love his films, and tv work, but he aitn scotty. i agree with the post stating Paul McGillion would be gr8, firstly a gr8 actor and second scottish and third not blonde
  • Larry
    Pegg will do a great job, he's got that look in his eyes. Now, I'm not sure about this casting of Kirk...could be good I guess...but, I think Ryan Reynolds would have been a good bet. The guy is nuts, just like Shatner. :)
  • R.S. Habeeb
    I'm lovin' it, that Simon Pegg is playing Scotty! Mr. Pegg has the right personality, humor and look. I am very pleased with most of the picks for the new Star Trek crew.
  • Djomiengott
    Anyone who criticizes based on hair color, looks, etc. just needs to shut up. This is not "dress up your action figures and film them moving around while you fill in the voices". Nor is this one of your role playing games. This is a film, composed of a director and his choice of actors. Until you know something about acting, and interpreting a role from a script, I suggest you go play w/ your collectible action figures. He's an excellent choice, b/c he'll bring something to the film that none of the other actors will- humor & character.
  • karen
    I heard that Chris Doohan, the son of James Doohan auditioned for the role of Pike.
  • Adam
    in regards to Djomiengott, i think that as an actor he will portray scotty very well, but to portray an already very well knowns chracter you need to at least look like the orignal character else the best actor in the world could not be believable! As was said above Paul McGillion would have been a great choice.

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