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who was better, original scotty, or the one in the 2009 movie?

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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 2:45 pm

ORIGINAL!!


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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 3:10 pm

Neither is worse, neither is better. Both are just very different.


I honestly think that James Doohan might have enjoyed Simon Pegg's interpretation of the character, had he been around to see.


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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 3:18 pm

Scotty was one of the few characters I liked in that movie, but I still prefer the original.  Of course, there is much more familiarity there, but yeah, Pegg did a decent job.


Acting Ensign Wesley Chekov was rather annoying though.

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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 3:26 pm

yes!


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Report this Feb. 15 2012, 4:43 pm

The original of course. yeah JD would have liked Pegg I'm sure.


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Report this Feb. 16 2012, 5:51 am

I agree with what's posted above. Simon Pegg's Scotty was rather different from Doohan's so it;'s not really fair to compare them, sincethey are like diffrent characters who happen to share the name.


Obviously We all grew up with Jimmy Doohan's Scotty so I can't imagine anyone picking Pegg over Doohan, not even Pegg himself.


In fact I don't know many characters where you might pick the 2009 version over the original, with the exeption of Captain Pike.


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Report this Feb. 16 2012, 9:17 am

Originals are the best all around but I didn't get annoyed with any of the new interpretations. Simon Pegg included.


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Report this Feb. 16 2012, 9:42 am

How is this even a discussion?


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Report this Feb. 16 2012, 12:47 pm

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>NuScotty is a buffoon but likeable, nothing like the original.

>Original Scotty took his job and his ship very seriously. He wouldn't have risked everything mucking about with Archer's dog. No wonder they gave a 17 year old the con rather than nuScotty.

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You're right. I could never get how anyone could think that Scotty would be so hot-headed or impulsive to experiment on Admiral (Jonathan?) Archer's "PRIZED" beagle.


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Report this Feb. 16 2012, 2:35 pm

The origional is cooler

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Report this Feb. 16 2012, 2:35 pm

The new one is funnier

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Report this Feb. 18 2012, 7:14 pm

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>NuScotty is a buffoon but likeable, nothing like the original.

>Original Scotty took his job and his ship very seriously. He wouldn't have risked everything mucking about with Archer's dog. No wonder they gave a 17 year old the con rather than nuScotty.

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To be fair, when we see Scotty in the original series, he has spent a lot of time on the Enterprise and has invested a lot in it. When we see Scotty in the movie, he has arguably not had enough time to develop any real loyalty to the Enterprise (it's just another ship to him) and Starfleet has screwed him over for some error he made so he's probably not going to be the loyal Starfleet slave in that situation.


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Report this Feb. 19 2012, 6:32 am

Pegg's accent was closer to Austin Power's 'Fat Bastard' character than TOS's & Doohan's Scotty. The new Scotty was more towards a nutty professor than what one would expect for a future Starship Chief Engineer. Oh yeah, the hair - where did the hair go? The original Scotty had a great mop, it was a defining feature of the character. Surely they could have  found some kind of a 'rug' in the makeup/props department budget ......

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Report this Feb. 20 2012, 10:30 am

DEFINITELY, DOOHAN he act like he was born to be an Engineer, Simon Pegg's Scotty, don't seem like he has the skill do anything including fixing a toaster.    

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Report this Feb. 20 2012, 10:43 am

Is this question/thread a joke?


How can you compare a man who personified this character over thirty years with somebody who played it for thirty minutes?


I ask you ...


Doohan was just perfect in every way, and the character grew with him - in every respect God bless him Jimmy Doohan RIP - the ONLY Scotty


I am a big fan of Simon Pegg. He is a very engaging and brilliantly funny bloke. But this is not him at his best. I can understand why he did it - what actor would say no? But it doesn't suit him at all.


Want to see Pegg at his best? Watch any of the following:


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