Ok… First of all, let me say that I am intrigued by this bit of news. I love Simon Pegg. He was brilliant in Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz… And the fact that JJ Abrams has even considered casting him as the token Scottsman on the Enterprise just blows my mind.
Scotty was always about being 1 part comic relief to 1 part Engineer… Who else but Doohan could’ve said his famous line — “She won’t hold together Cap’n!”.
So we’ll see if the new JJ Abrams project casting Sylar from Heroes as Spock and Simon Pegg as Scotty will either be a total waste of time or perhaps a brilliant re-imagining of a beloved property in science fiction television history.
What do you think?
Here’s a link to Simon Pegg’s site on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0670408/