For Myers, Scotty’s look was a very long time coming. “We’ve been speaking about him for some time as a normal thought,” Myers defined to TVLine. “As we have been going into the finale, it out of the blue grew to become a bizarre, uncommon alternative to introduce him for lots of various causes.” As soon as they realized that they’d spot for Scotty, Myers and Goldsman then had an opportunity to make Star Trek historical past with the casting. “We additionally had an amazing alternative to solid somebody who’s from Scotland,” Myers enthused.
After all, it wasn’t simply concerning the accent. Quinn additionally needed to be each recognizable and distinct as Scotty, as he isn’t but the miracle employee who saves Kirk’s Enterprise repeatedly. In accordance with Myers, Quinn is an actor “who can do this Scotty, but in addition who can undergo all the issues that we wish to see him undergo earlier than he turns into the person who we all know.”
Certainly, all the main TOS characters have had this combination of familiarity and distinction, whether or not it’s Uhura uncertain if she needs to affix Starfleet, Kirk contemplating monogamy with Carol Marcus, or Spock experimenting with feelings. In accordance with Myers, that rigidity makes for good storytelling with well-worn TOS characters. “We don’t meet our understanding of who they’re in that sequence, we meet who they’re earlier than,” he defined. “They don’t know who they are going to be, they usually aren’t that particular person but. They’ve some stuff to undergo.”
For Goldsman, Scotty’s look is simply a part of the character of a prequel sequence like SNW. “[I]t begins to change into inevitable that we begin to pull in additional of us which are type of TOS-based,” he admitted. Does that imply that Sulu, Chekov, and Rand will drop by in season three? Goldsman and Myers aren’t saying something but, however they do promise this concerning the nice Montgomery Scott: “We are going to see him extra.” As with all issues Scotty, that’s miracle sufficient.