Simon Pegg On STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS' Scotty And John Harrison

Simon Pegg on the 'Scottishness' of Scotty and the media and fan fascination with Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison. "Scotty is still very proud, and he thinks he owns the ship," says Pegg.

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By Mark Julian - 3/26/2013



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Simon Pegg (Hot Fuzz) says Montgomery "Scotty" Scott is, "still very proud, and he thinks he owns the ship. He’s very principled, and those principles define his role in the film." As the ship's engineer, one could make the case that it is Scotty's ship so to speak. Discussing one of the finer points of his character, the actor revealed that J.J. Abrams (Lost, Super 8) allowed him to inject some Scottish jargon into the script but later decided to scale it back, "J.J. lets me put Scotishisms into the script. But one day he came up to me on the set and said, ‘Simon, we have to understand what you are saying!" So I pulled it back a little bit." Maybe these scenes will make it onto the blu-ray extras? As for Benedict Cumberbatch's (Sherlock) John Harrison or more precisely, the true identity of John Harrison, Pegg shared, "It’s been fun seeing people try to figure out who he is playing and all the time it just being a very simple answer. John Harrison is indicative of a thing going on in society today, which is the enemy within. Not…a multi-horned alien or another country or whatever. It’s the idea that the threat can be one of us and can come from inside." Pegg gave us a fairly humorous introduction to Scotty in the 2009 Star Trek film but a brief glimpse in the latest international trailer has revealed that he'll be getting in on the action this time around. Star Trek Into Darkness hits U.S. theaters May 17, 2013.

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Running Time: In post-production
Release Date: May 17 2013 (USA)
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (probable)
Starring: Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto John Cho, Peter Weller, Karl Urban and Chris Pine
Directed by: JJ Abrams
Written by: Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Damon Lindelof (screenplay),Roberto Orci (screenplay), Gene Roddenberry (tv series "Star Trek")

In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness. When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis.

With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, friendships will be torn apart, and sacrifices must be made for the only family Kirk has left: his crew.



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shelbz - 3/26/2013, 8:18 AM
John Harrison is Jean-Luc Picard
Nadj76 - 3/26/2013, 8:19 AM
@ Gusto - that's hilarious.
RorMachine - 3/26/2013, 9:41 AM
I find Simon Pegg ever so slightly annoying these days.
InfiniteMonkey - 3/26/2013, 9:55 AM
[frick] Khan!
plasticman - 3/26/2013, 10:02 AM
I'm pulling for Quark!

On a serious side though, I just watched the remastered version of the Doomsday Machine episode. I have to say, I can see how this movie may follow a skewed version of that story. A lot of the scenes I see Benedict Cumberbatch in remind me of scenes that Commodore Decker are in. Crazed, struggle for control, captured, in the midst of destruction at "doomsday" level proportions. I don't see Kahn, I see Commodore Decker reinvented.
RexDartEskimoSpy - 3/26/2013, 7:27 PM
Oi, wee bairn! Hie ye hence off ma heath!
dancingmonkey08 - 3/27/2013, 5:44 PM
Im utterly guessing here, but from one of the trailers, it looks like the Klingons are the bitches of the villain again (just like they were Nero's bitches in the deleted scenes of the first movie)

Wouldnt it be great to see the Klingons make a triumphant return as villains in the third one

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