Chris Doohan Gets His Audition

James Doohan’s son Chris Doohan’s name first came up in relation to the new Star Trek film last February when he started a somewhat tongue-in-cheek campaign to land the role of Scotty. He has since gracefully endorsed the selection of Simon Pegg to fill his father’s shoes as the Enterprise’s engineer. That might have been the end of the story, but recently rumors arose that Doohan actually got an audition. contacted Chris and he confirmed that he recently read for an unnamed ‘minor speaking role.’ Doohan wouldn’t go into details, but stated:

Star Trek has been a huge part of my life since I was about seven years old, so you can only imagine how honored I am that they asked me to audition.

Doohan has not been offered a part, but he remains hopeful and thinks working with the cast and J.J. Abrams “would be a dream come true.” Chris feels that he would not have got the audition if it weren’t for the support of the fans. “My dad always loved his fans and now I know why,” said Doohan. If he lands the small part it would not be his first time appearing in a Star Trek feature. Chris and his brother Montgomery had background roles in Star Trek The Motion Picture back in 1979.

The Doohan Brothers in ST: TMP

For more on Chris, check out his MySpace Page.

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November 5, 2007 7:15 pm

Wow!!! Awesome!!!

November 5, 2007 7:16 pm

I hope he gets whatever part he auditioned for it would be great to have him in the movie. GOOD LUCK CHRIS.

November 5, 2007 7:33 pm

Kudos for Chris and potentially a nice tip of the hat to his father.

November 5, 2007 7:34 pm

How about the Kyle part?

November 5, 2007 7:36 pm

He stood up for Pegg when some of us had doubts about him.

I think he’s a gentleman …just like his father.

November 5, 2007 7:36 pm

good luck Chris.
I hope the uniform is better looking than the one in STMP

Sir Martman
November 5, 2007 7:38 pm

Having the Doohan brothers somewhere in the next Trek would be a very nice touch.

I hope JJ thinks about it


Gene Coon was the Better Gene
November 5, 2007 7:39 pm

Viewer off. Viewer off!

November 5, 2007 7:39 pm

How about a part for me?

November 5, 2007 7:49 pm

Go Chris!

Thomas Jensen
November 5, 2007 7:49 pm

This is great for Chris. My friends and I had lunch with his father in 1974 after a talk at a local junior college. And I met his dad back in 1968 as well. I have fond feelings for James Doohan and I hope Chris gets a part in the movie. It would be completely appropriate. I will live vicariously through him if he gets the part. A nice nod to his father and his fans.

I hope he gets the part.

Cox of Seagulls
November 5, 2007 7:50 pm

Good luck Chris, hope you get a part!

Kyle Roddenberry
November 5, 2007 7:54 pm

I honestly do believe that Chris Doohan would be a viable asset to the new Star Trek Movie. He not only deserves the chance, but being a part of the family, has earned it.

You have my full support Chris and I assure you that Rod does too!

November 5, 2007 7:58 pm

13. Kyle Roddenberry – November 5, 2007

That was cool

Lord Garth Formerly of Izar
November 5, 2007 8:10 pm

Very Nize!!!! Hope he makes the cut!!!!

November 5, 2007 8:19 pm

I need some trek luv, Chris Doohan needs to be in this next up coming movie. I really do believe there should be a Doohan on this movie.

So lets give it up for James (AKA Scottie) and his son Chris.



T Negative
November 5, 2007 8:27 pm

That scene in TMP on the rec deck of the Enterprise consisted of almost all Star Trek fans. I wonder, is there anybody out there that visits Trekmovie that was in that scene?? It would be cool to hear some stories.

Oh and good luck Chris. I hope you get to be in the new movie!!

New Horizon
November 5, 2007 8:32 pm

Best of luck Chris! May the wind be at your back! :)

November 5, 2007 8:48 pm

I grew up on Star Trek. I would love for Chris get a part in the next movie. He sure has the heart for it…and a few extra dilithium crystals he could put to good use!

November 5, 2007 9:12 pm

I wonder what they’re gonna have him do. Is he gonna be a redshirt? :lol:

I AM THX-1138
November 5, 2007 9:23 pm

Good on Chris. And I’m with Voodoo. I am still lobbying for a part as a doomed redshirt.

Pretty please with sugar on it.

Christopher (Christrekkie)
November 5, 2007 10:00 pm

It wouldn’t be Star Trek with out a Doohan in the film. I really hope J.J. and crew will figure that out as well. I really hope he gets the part.

the king in shreds and tatters
November 5, 2007 10:04 pm

…TMP really looked like an episode of ER.

November 5, 2007 10:39 pm

I think they would have to be fools not to cast Chris Doohan for a role in this movie, Star Trek without a Doohan seems sacrilege. Go Chris!

Gary Barclay
November 5, 2007 11:21 pm

Gary (a.k.a.) Luke Skywalker – November 6, 2007

It would only be logical to cast Chris Doohan in the new Star Trek film.
I met Chris in LA at the Star Trek convention honoring his father James Doohan for his Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Chris took the time to talk to me several times there and he was always cool.

November 5, 2007 11:31 pm

I hope he gets the part!

He’s cute!

Xplodin' Nacelle
November 6, 2007 12:07 am

If he’s half as nice as his father always was, then he deserves to be in the movie. Good Karma can’t hurt the production.

November 6, 2007 1:33 am

Why not have him as older Scotty?

Some old age makeup and a brief scene of him and Spock talking over a view screen.

If Spock is going to go back to the past surly he would consult his old engineer for technical information?

November 6, 2007 3:15 am

I hope that he gets the part!


November 6, 2007 3:35 am

Best of luck Mr Doohan! You’ve got your father’s smile!

Gina Says Reach For The Stars
November 6, 2007 3:46 am

Chris you have the full support of the Roddenberry family (as above stated in message 13).
I would think that the decision should be up to the creator of Star Trek and the fans. You have both.
Good luck Chris, you have my vote.

Trek Or Treat
November 6, 2007 4:19 am

#8 HAHA!

I don’t know why but this had me ROFL! I was dissappointed when they took out the second “viewer off” for the dvd director’s cut!

November 6, 2007 4:57 am

#32 Right!

Good luck Chris. Hope they give you some techo-babble just for fun.

November 6, 2007 6:23 am

Having a Doohan in the cast would bring it full circle. Good luck, Chris!

November 6, 2007 6:28 am

You were robbed! ;)

November 6, 2007 6:45 am

Are we looking at Commodore Robert T. April here? I think he’s just the right age for that!

Kimberly Rueffer
November 6, 2007 6:49 am

It wouldnt be a real Star Trek without a DOOHAN in the cast!!!!!! Chris would be perfect in the role he auditioned for!!!! I know his father would be proud to have his son in the film. GO CHRIS!!!

Liesl Gretz
November 6, 2007 6:52 am

I grew up on Star Trek and still watch it today!! Chris will be perfect to follow in his fathers shoes.

November 6, 2007 7:07 am

omg omg…..i cant not say it….im gonna say it….ok…..since you all are saying it about a Doohan….it wouldnt be Star Trek without a Shatner in it…..and omg he’s still alive…voiceover, flashback nothing that contradicts the crappy decision he made in Generations

November 6, 2007 7:30 am

39 – Plenty of other places to talk about that on this site – let’s keep that out of this, and get back to talking about what this story is actually about, OK?

Chris – I hope you get some part in the movie, no matter what it turns out to be (except for a redshirt!)

November 6, 2007 7:48 am

VERY AWESOME!!! Good luck Chris… make sure they put you in Engineering! It wouldn’t be an Enterprise without a Doohan in Engineering at some point!

November 6, 2007 7:55 am

#39 paustin

lol, and amen, but I fear that particular (star) ship has probably sailed now…

November 6, 2007 8:01 am

#39 paustin

Lol, and Amen to that, but I fear that particular (star) ship has probably sailed now…

November 6, 2007 8:03 am

Mmmm, sorry for double-posting folks, but the site seems to be playing tricks since quite a few days now, and others here have thought their original posts weren’t registering too…

November 6, 2007 8:26 am

We’ll cheer when you come on screen. (Of course, it might be the 4th viewing before we recognize you.) ;-) I work in TV News and I can currently be seen starring as the blur behind our anchor’s head in our station promos. I can’t tell you how much that’s done for my career. No really, I can’t.

November 6, 2007 8:27 am

Seeing that shot from TMP makes me want them to do something like that again. An open call for Trekkies. Everyone there: the New Voyages crew, Darren D, the Odukas, Bernd Shneider, Starship Exeter, and us, the readers of

Heck, in today’s digital age, they can go around to conventions or something and composite huge groups of us together. Or we could all visit a massive set (an entire starbase would be necessary for the fan-base now).

Now I’m all excited about something that will never happen…

November 6, 2007 8:44 am

I never knew that Jimmy’s sons were in ST:TMP. Fascinating

November 6, 2007 9:00 am

Good Luck Chris!!!

November 6, 2007 9:17 am

Cool, good on you, as the aussie’s say:)

November 6, 2007 9:49 am

I like Simon Pegg, but I still say Chris would definitely be the better Scotty. Seems to me that if the pruducers of the film really want to do the right thing (and make even more money) they’d find a different part for Simon.