Wednesday, May 22, 2013

STV: Preview Week Part 2: CHRIS Doohan provides the DNA as Scotty for 'Star Trek Continues'


Of all the fan films and all their cast members—celebrity or not—I doubt there is a case quite like what you see with one role in Star Trek Continues, where DNA trumps all.

Yes, the real-life actor behind one of those iconic Star Trek characters—the late, great Jimmy Doohan, our beloved "Scotty" of course —is being represented in the recast role by none other than his own son, Chris Doohan. Not an actor, Chris has slipped into the role, worked on his "Doohan Scotch" accent, and the result is absolutely amazing—as you can see in this test short filmed last summer.

As you can see in our meetup, Chris is pretty non-plussed by all this—which, as for all of us in the cast, was both a lot of hard work and just having a hoot of a shoot ...

Star Trek Continues has its world premiere at 6 p.m. this Friday, May 24 at Phoenix Comicon's main room—a screening, cast Q&A, and a mass signing! Look for it online as soon as possible via the STC website and the Facebook page.



7 comments:

Dave said...

Any reason the video is private?

Larry Nemecek said...

Only due to my oversight.

Try 'er now, Mr. Kyle!

Jim Arrowood said...

He is an outstanding Scotty. The brogue and the voice are right on. Looking forward to seeing this when it is released on the website.

Anonymous said...

Why did no-one tell those loud and annoying people in the background to SHUT UP? I can hardly hear what Chris is saying half the time. Next time, maybe adjourn to Scotty's quarters or something?

Anonymous said...

While he does make an excellent Scotty, his talents would be put to more productive use in a production that is NOT plagued and mired in controversy.

Anonymous said...

The 4th season was already covered by the animated series.

Anonymous said...

The 5th season is already being covered by Phase 2.