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Chris Doohan To Appear In Star Trek + Interview January 24, 2008

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Interview,ST09 Cast , trackback

EXCLUSIVE: Last February we ran our first article about Chris Doohan (son of the original Scotty, James Doohan) about his somewhat tongue-in-cheek quest to land the role first played by his father. Doohan later publicly endorsed the selection of Simon Pegg for the role, but that wasn’t the end of the story. In November we reported that Doohan auditioned and we can now report he will appear in the film. Doohan speaks to TrekMovie.com about his upcoming Star Trek role.

TrekMovie.com When do you shoot and do you know where you will appear?
Chris Doohan: At this point, I’m tentatively scheduled to go in later next week to film, but, like James Cawley, I still don’t know exactly what I’m going to do. I can tell you that my father would be happy with my position on the ship.

TrekMovie.com Have you seen your costume yet?
Chris Doohan: I went to Paramount Studios a couple of weeks ago for my fitting. After my déjà vu moment, I stood there in awe of the rows and rows of Star Trek uniforms that seemed to be everywhere. The uniforms are incredible and extremely well made. When it comes to wardrobe, they definitely spared no expense and I can only imagine what the Enterprise set will look like. I can’t wait to see it.

TrekMovie.com Have you met Simon Pegg (the new Scotty), or (director) JJ Abrams yet?
Chris Doohan: Simon Pegg and I have exchanged a few emails and we may get together to toast my Father. I guess I’ll need to bring some green food coloring to put in our drinks. I’m really looking forward to meeting the rest of the cast and J.J. Abrams. I not only think that he was the right guy to do this movie, I believe he’s the only one who could do it in a way that respects Gene Roddenberry’s vision. The fact that he asked Randy Pausch to be in the film proves that for me. Definitely a class act. Being on this film is a dream come true and I can’t thank him enough.

Trek déjà vu
This will be Chris Doohan’s second appearance in a Trek feature, the first being as a background character (along with his brother Montgomery) in Star Trek The Motion Picture in 1979. This makes him the only other person besides Leonard Nimoy to appear in both films and possibly the only other person to appear in the new Star Trek and any other Trek film.


The Doohan Brothers in ST: TMP
 

For more on Chris Doohan, check out his MySpace Page . Also to learn more about his band Muddflaps go to their official site

 

Comments

1. Drew - January 24, 2008

first

2. Scott - January 24, 2008

Scotty lives on!

3. Etha Williams - January 24, 2008

This is great news, I’m very happy for Chris.

James Cawley, Chris Doohan…will an “Anthony Pascale to Appear in ST” article be next?

4. Michael Hall - January 24, 2008

I have a good friend whom I’ve known most of my life who was also in the scene above, but I don’t think he was aware that he was sharing the rec deck with Scotty’s son. My best to Mr. Doohan, who comes across in these forums as a really nice guy.

(BTW, I met your father many years ago when he appeared at a comics store another friend a friend of mine owned in Fort Lauderdale. I’ll tell you this: he was a crazier character–in a good way–than most fans can probably imagine.)

5. Veridian - January 24, 2008

JJ is cool.

6. zaphy - January 24, 2008

another good word on the uniforms – can’t wait!

7. Viking - January 24, 2008

Chris, this is fantastic. You bring it full circle, bro. I’m guessing that J.J. had the presence of mind to make you an engineer, if I’m reading between the lines correctly.

8. Viking - January 24, 2008

#3 Etha Williams –

‘James Cawley, Chris Doohan…will an “Anthony Pascale to Appear in ST” article be next? ‘

Don’t go there. Fearless Leader’s head is big enough already.

j/k ;-)

9. Rick - January 24, 2008

I say Trek coolness to this news! Chris you seem as classy as your father was great! I really enjoyed his work in his role as Scotty and I enjoyed seeing him in other things through the years. A true hero on screen and off! I know you had the classic trio of Kirk, Spock and McCoy, but there were some great quad scenes in the shows with Scotty joining in as well!;) Anyways I am glad Chris is in this and that I hope he and Simon have a fun evening toasting his cool dad!

PS: Now if Mr. Pascale gets a part in the film what total fun! Hey running this site has to be quite an effort so I feel this makes good karma for such an idea to happen. Just my opinion Mr. Abrams if you happen to read this. ;)

10. Batts - January 24, 2008

Do your father proud!!! Lad! Hey! would it not be a cruel joke if Shatner’s daughter’s was cast in the movie???? Ha AH..

11. Anthony Pascale - January 24, 2008

As I said in a previous thread…I am not certain I would want or be able to really do anything on screen. Certainly not a line. And it would be hard to be impartial if I was literally on the payroll, plus if I signed an NDA that might be really bad news for all my other work here.

so no tony cameo for you

12. Viking - January 24, 2008

LMAO@ #10 – the blade’s already sunk in to the hilt. Twisting it like that is just overkill, don’cha think? ;-)

13. Pragmaticus - January 24, 2008

Great for Chris!

14. CmdrR - January 24, 2008

Excellent!
Chris, you are a class act and it’s great to see good things come to you.
Your dad would be proud!

15. Jabob Slatter - January 24, 2008

You should start listing the people who aren’t going to be in the movie. The list will be shorter. But Doohan seems an appropriate choice.

16. m aspill - January 24, 2008

its going to be a whos who film whats the bettin ull see some tribbles .
ps i really think a tribute to matt geoffries would be nicee in the film and has he asked majel barrett yet is there any st she has nt bin involved in !!!!

MAJEL BARRETT IN ST XI !!!!!!
MAJEL BARRETT IN PLEASE IT WOULD BE THE NICEST TOUCH

17. Tony Whitehead - January 24, 2008

Well, I just burst out a’smilin’ at that news. Not only for Chris, but for all of us fans. We have a production team that is willing to listen to us and care about our concerns. I realize this is also about the bottom line and making scads ‘o money for the film’s investors, but it’s just too cool that JJ and Co. are making this motion picture, (not movie, mind you…but a real motion picture with all that entails) for us just like they would want someone to make it for them.
I scanned through Star Trek: Insurrection the other day and remembered how it felt like just an ordinary episode of TNG. A Motion Picture, on the other hand, compels you to watch and absorb everything. Each day, I am feeling more and more that this Christmas will restore my faith in the franchise. Nothing against the old regime, they had their hits and misses, but I am stoked with the fresh take on the scene.
Congrats, Chris Doohan and James Cawley. I don’t think you need reminding that you are living out a lot of our childhood dreams for us. Soak it all in and remember to HAVE FUN.

18. Rick - January 24, 2008

Doh in all this fun casting news I did not think about what Anthony stated below. Yes it would be great for some of us and you to have had a part of some sort in this film, but your are correct you need a touch of distance so you can report and probably review the final work. So I guess it is better for you to be a visitor to the set instead, if that is in the works. Of course being a possible visitor to the set what fun that could be! But then there is the NDA issue again with even with that. I have signed many NDAs myself in the past so I know the drill.;)

Still it is great to have some Doohan legacy in this and Anthony keep going with the great site as it pulled me and I am sure a few others back into the TREK fun!

“As I said in a previous thread…I am not certain I would want or be able to really do anything on screen. Certainly not a line. And it would be hard to be impartial if I was literally on the payroll, plus if I signed an NDA that might be really bad news for all my other work here.

so no tony cameo for you “

19. The Vulcanista - January 24, 2008

Congratulations, Chris!

What a beautiful piece of serindipity!

I’ll bet your shirt is red and your character is really good at making things go. :)

Best of luck, and break a leg,and be assured, Dad is proud of you!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-)

20. Jabob Slatter - January 24, 2008

Since everybody is seeing the costumes, can’t they at least say whether the miniskirts are back?

21. CmdrR - January 24, 2008

Oh and Chris — my lawnmower won’t start and the grill needs a new combustion inducer. Would you mind? Thanks.

22. Chris Doohan - January 24, 2008

21.

No combustion inducer, but I do have some dilithium

17.

You made me smile too.

14.

Thanks

23. Driver - January 24, 2008

Latest News!!

Shatner’s Hairpiece To Appear In New Star Trek Film As A Tribble!!

24. Mike Thompson UK - January 24, 2008

Chris,

So pleased for you……ENJOY!

25. Papa Jim - January 24, 2008

Way ti go Chris!!! Will the Muddflaps be performing on the Enterprise?

26. S. John Ross - January 24, 2008

Entirely awesome. Break a leg, Chris Doohan; can’t wait to see you (again) on the big screen :)

27. cw - January 24, 2008

Hey, MY name is Chris too!

28. Alex - January 24, 2008

With a bit of luck I might get to be a redshirt :P I wish

29. Dierna - January 24, 2008

Congrats on getting the part Chris! A wonderous send off to your dad :D

30. Dr. Image - January 24, 2008

Talk about generating big buzz!
We’re a year out and these cool announcements just keep coming!
Break BOTH legs, Chris, and have a blast!

31. m aspill - January 24, 2008

as we all know u are a very talented man, do u believe ST XI will be ur biggest sucess so far and how will u on a personal level judge it as a sucess or failure ? Also is there anything u could nt do that u wanted to do with the film ( dnt say put shatner in it ) ?

32. Litenbug - January 24, 2008

Congratulations Engineer Doohan.

33. Son of Sarek - January 24, 2008

“Here’s to ya lad!” All the best, Scotty will be proud!

34. Xplodin' Nacelle - January 24, 2008

Chris,

Your dad was the nicest, & truly genuine TOS actor that I’ve ever met at a convention. He honestly enjoyed meeting every single one of his fans that day. I toast to his memory (raises glass), & wish you all success. Qua’Pla!!!

35. Son of Sarek - January 24, 2008

Also, thank you for being my MySpace friend! See you in Trek 11

36. Michelle - January 24, 2008

Congratulations Chris! I look forward to seeing you in the movie.

37. diabolk - January 24, 2008

I really, really, really, hope that Majel is used as the voice of the ship’s computer. It has to be to sound right. I’m betting we will hear her. Come on, JJ! Gene would want it… and what a nice bit of continuity.

38. Daoud - January 24, 2008

Congratulations Chris… but of course, I still wish they’d had you in that other role ;)

Hey, if they haven’t named your character, may I strongly recommend that you suggest your character’s name should be one of the characters your dad voiced in TAS (see http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/James_Doohan )

I’d suggest if you’re retaining your facial hair a young O’Shea, later captain of the Huron. ( http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/O%27Shea )

If they have you shave, then certainly Clayton could work. ( http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Clayton )

Maybe our friend Mr. Orci will fix this right up in his role as a producer: since he can’t write anything. It’d be a simple ad lib to have you commanded to do something by one of the TAS names.

Then you WILL have played a character your father played. :)

39. Sebastian - January 24, 2008

It wouldn’t be Star Trek without a Doohan and a little di-lithium! Good luck! I was fortunate to be one of the thousands that sent memorial sentiments on the rocket flight of your father’s remains. He always brought a smile to Trek fans’ faces! It’s a real irony his best outing as Scotty came in the Next Gen episode, “Relics!” He was so full of life and energy, he blew the regulars on that show off the screen! His memory will live long and prosper!

40. Tanner Waterbury - January 24, 2008

Well congrats to you chris. Im sure youll do your father proud serving on the grand ol enterprise. BTW I am one of your many freinds on Myspace.

41. BorgDrone - January 24, 2008

WOW!

The legacy lives on! Congrats Chris!

I always loved the character of Scotty! Mr. Doohan’s passing was indeed a sad day for the world of Trek, but his memory certainly lives on.

I’m really beginning to see that JJ Abrams cares a great deal about how he is handling Star Trek by the choices he is making. I’ve said it before, I sure wish he could get Shat in, but I do appreciate that he’s not trying to “crowbar” him in there, just for the sake of doing it.

“May the wind be at your back”!

42. Kigs - January 24, 2008

Awesome! Glad Chris is in it!:)

43. I AM THX-1138 - January 24, 2008

Good on ya’ Chris! Balance is acheived. This JJ dude seems OK.

BTW, could you talk to him about my death scene?

(I will let it go soon, I promise)

44. max - January 24, 2008

A sweet gesture. JJ is all class.

45. The Vulcanista - January 24, 2008

Oh, yeah; and if you have a scene with Nimoy, well, I’ll just …

Could somebody pass me some Kleenex, please? I’ll be okay. Really, I will… {{SOB}}

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

46. manrum - January 24, 2008

#44

I think i speak for everyone here when I say: HUHHHH?

Even afterwards! he he he! :)

–Manrum

47. The Vulcanista - January 24, 2008

There once was a Doohan named Chris
Whose father the Trekkies do miss
But lo and behold
From on high we were told
Chris’s role in Trek is a don’t-miss!

ta da!

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

48. roberto Orci - January 24, 2008

I had the great pleasure of meeting Mr. Doohan recently, and I just wanted to say that he was such an unbelievably nice man. He desperately deserves to be in this movie.

49. The Vulcanista - January 24, 2008

Hey, Roberto,

You going to be at the interview tomorrow? I’m viewing the whole thing as an exercise in self control: How much work can I get done while still attending the interview? HA! There goes the weekend. :(

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

50. SilverExpress57 - January 24, 2008

How about that. This is yet another cool new bit of news.

In addition to the statistics… He was in the first movie after the original series… Now he’ll be in the first movie before the original series.

51. roberto Orci - January 24, 2008

49

yeah, I talked JJ and Damon and Burk into doing this so I’ll be reading off questions to the gang between takes and we’ll take turns typing in answers.

52. Doug - January 24, 2008

Congrats Chris!

My God, you look just like your dad!

btw, went to your website and listened to your band. Pretty cool!!!

53. The Vulcanista - January 24, 2008

#51

Okay. Thanks, Roberto. No work tomorrow, so there goes the weekend.

{sigh}

Thanks, Anthony. Thanks a LOT! ;)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

54. Anthony Pascale - January 24, 2008

Don’t thank me…thank Mssrs Abrams, Orci, etc.

it is my honor to be the home of this event

now back to Chris Doohan’s big adventure

55. The Vulcanista - January 24, 2008

Robert & Anthony:

Well, y’all have your work cut out for you tonight and tomorrow morning. Over 200 posts on the Interview thread.

And, seriously, thank you Messrs. Abrams, Orci, Kurtzman, and Lindelof!

And with that, I bid you goodnight and will see you tomorrow.

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

56. Thunderball - January 24, 2008

Judging from what Mr. Doohan and Mr. Cawley have said about the new uniforms, and that’s as little as possible for obvious reasons… I think they have said enough for us to assume that they are very close to the TOS uniforms we’re used to.

My guess is they’re built a little better (modern materials, perhaps a thicker, more military looking top), have more detail and muted colors

57. cd - January 24, 2008

This is sounding better and better. Congratulations, Chris!

58. David (Flaming Wings Forever!) - January 24, 2008

wow. again, how does this get better. respect for the past, respect for actors, and a bit of an homage for the lineage that is ‘Star Trel’.

either this is the greatest public relations effort in history, or the people behind the new trek really are the nicest guys in town.

*lifts a glass in honor of everyone involved*

Great work guys. You would make the Great Bird proud.

David

59. Batts - January 24, 2008

I thought my comments at #10 would make someone laugh out there!! I see #12 got a kick out of it. However, Shatner is kind of giving us insight into how he acted 40 years ago. Yes, he was the star, however when Nimoy was getting more mail than he was, he could not handle it. It was always about Shatner. If someone got more lines than he did, he was pissed off! Now he wont even do a cameo and Trek fans see him as their iconic Captain and he wont even treat that as sacred.

That is being a prick!! The role that gave him TV immortality….This movie is NOT about Shatner’s Kirk. Hey! it’s Nimoy’s time to shine. Shatner, Berman & co killed off our James T. Kirk..

60. Batts - January 24, 2008

I hope when Greenwood introduces himself as Pike..he says it like how Shatner says Denny Crane!!! Speaking of another miscast individual..I thought someone like Matt Dillion could pass for a Jeff Hunter..

Or better yet, Chris Pine will complain about Quinto getting more camera time!! HAAAAAAAA HAAAAA!!! Just having fun my fellow trekkies.

61. the Guardian of Forever - January 24, 2008

JJ is way too awesome.

I’m dying to see those uniforms.

62. Trekee - January 24, 2008

It’s nice that so may deserving people are getting to be in the film, and there are so many characters from TOS that it’s starting to make me dizzy but it really does seem that the whole thing is just on a scale and a scope we’ve not seen before.

Congrats to Chris on his role.

63. Cap - January 25, 2008

First, a little about me: I am a survivor of a 95% fatal form of Juvenile Chronic Lukemia. The Children’s Hospital in my city basically keeps my charts on hand so that the parents of children who are diagnosed with the same affliction may gain hope — I am what is possible. Though I’m not sure it’s true, a doctor once told me I was setting records every day I woke up.

My younger brother wrote to Paramount and Star Trek almost five years ago on my behalf, and I was hugely honoured by the interest and compassion they showed me at that time. Still, some of JJ’s recent casting decisions have revealed to me an entirely NEW level of awareness and respect for those deserving of recognition in this creative endeavour — like Pausch and Cawley and now even Chris Doohan. I am astonished and most pleased.

Clearly, there is hope.

64. Sarah James - January 25, 2008

Chris Doohan – I just noticed a few things:

1) Your feedback is by FAR more positive and higher in number than Bill Shatners FB in any of the articles here on trekmovie.com

2) You are in the move – And Bill is NOT!!!

3) You are much better looking than Bill

4) You will definitely be the youngest Oldie on the set

5) I’m dying to get to see you in uniform

~Sarah

65. Finton - January 25, 2008

This is…

GRRREEEEAAAATTTTT!!!! (BARRY ACCENT)

…. Ah….

NOW I NEED TO GO AND DRRRINK GREEN SCOTCH

66. EbeneezerGood - January 25, 2008

Go Chris Go!!!

************ I so Love this – It makes me want to sing *************

Ground control to Major Tom Ground control to Major Tom:
Take your protein pills and put your helmet on
Ground control to Major Tom: Commencing countdown engine’s on
Check ig-nition and may God’s love be with you

This is ground control to Major Tom, you’ve really made the grade!
And the papers want to know whose shirts you wear,
Now it’s time to leave the capsule if you dare

This is Major Tom to ground con-trol, I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in the most peculiar way
And the stars look very difeerent today

For here am I sitting in a tin can, far above the world
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do

BRIDGE

Though I’m passed one hundred thousand miles, I’m feeling very still
And I think my spaceship knows which way to go,
tell my wife I love her very much she knows

Ground control to Major Tom:
Your circuit’s dead, there’s something wong.
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom?
Can you hear me Major Tom? Can you …

Here am I floating round my tin can, far above the moon
Planet Earth is blue and there’s nothing I can do

WHOOHA!!!

67. Chris Pike - January 25, 2008

22 Chris Doohan

Many congrats of course. I also think it’s wonderful that dad left you some dilithium, I hope you are keeping it in a strong enough containment field. Exotic matter such as pure dilithium can alter localised space-time so some care must be maintained. I would advise not taking it on set!

68. Mark Quanto - January 25, 2008

Fantatstic News! Congrats!

I think this is the biggest gift to both your Dad and your Dad’s fans. Thanks Chris, for working so hard to get this part. You fill our hearts with pride. There is some true Star Trek spirit rising and you’re part of it.

Ready to beam aboard — Mark Quanto

69. mojonaut - January 25, 2008

Delighted there’s a roll there for ya, Chris. And I’m envious that you get to meet Simon Pegg. I’m a huge fan of his. Hopefully the success of ‘Trek will mean his previous stuff might get noticed a bit more in the rest of the world, because it deserves to be. It’s geek humour at it’s best.

70. jon1701 - January 25, 2008

You know, I haven’t read a bad story about this movie in weeks.

Fantastic.

71. Fansince9 - January 25, 2008

When I was a little girl, we had a Trek-a-thon to come to my town and I got the pleasure of meeting James Doohan, Nichelle Nichols, and George Tekai (who were all very nice).

One thing I remember about Mr. Doohan, was that while briefly chatting with my Mom, the one thing they talked about wasn’t Star Trek. They were talking about their kids. Mr. Doohan definitely loved his children. I could see that in how he spoke of them.

What a nice guy. He’s missed by many, I’m sure.

72. Mark Lynch - January 25, 2008

Hi Chris,

Great news to hear you will have a part in this movie and from what you are (not) saying it should be an engineering role…..

Hopefully you will get a few lines and maybe even a scene or two with new Scotty. That should pretty much send us fan geeks into overdrive.

But exercise caution, try not to call him ‘Dad’ by mistake….. ;)

Best wishes.
ML

73. Chris Doohan - January 25, 2008

#39

My father had a great time doing Relics. It’s one of my favorites too.

#47.

Love the poem

#48.

As I said, Star Trek is in good hands. Another class act. Thanks Robert, it was nice meeting you too.

#71

Thanks, I miss him too.

74. Trek Nerd Central - January 25, 2008

Mr. Doohan,

Mazel tov!

I hope at some point you get to moan, “My weee bairns! The engines are gonna BLOOOOOOWWWWW!”

75. Go Spock! - January 25, 2008

this is AWESOME!
:)

76. Scotty - January 25, 2008

This really is wondreful news that Chris Doohan will be in the new StarTrek movie.

77. Rhett Coates - January 25, 2008

Chris:
EXCELLENT, my friend. Your family has quite a legacy, thanks to Gene Roddenberry and Lucille Ball starting the show in the mid-1960’s, don’t they? Oh yeah, about that comment you made (above):

“…..Simon Pegg and I have exchanged a few emails and we may get together to toast my Father. I guess I’ll need to bring some green food coloring to put in our drinks…..”

That’s TOO FUNNY! (Inspired, no doubt, by your dad’s line about his drink in TOS episode “BY ANY OTHER NAME” …. “Uh…. it’s green” — and, of course, Data’s similar line in “RELICS” to Scotty). That’s the kind of tounge-in-cheek humor that keeps us actors going (yeah, I’m on IMDB, too).

I don’t recall any “red shirts” in either pilot episode of TOS (they were all blues and golds), but if you and Simon wear RED shirts in this film and share a GREEN beverage (Aldeberon whiskey, as I recall Capt. Picard called it in “RELICS”), then that color combo against the backdrop of a silvery-looking starship would verly likely make things VERY Christmasy—on the Dec. 25 release of the movie. (Pun intended!)

From one actor to another, break a leg, Chris!

78. Closettrekker - January 25, 2008

This is great. Knowing that he feels the late James Doohan would be happy with Chris’s role in the film is a good spoiler indeed! Scotty is one of my absolute favorite characters in any incarnation of Star Trek. I still break a wicked smile every time I see the fight scene in TOS, “The Trouble With Tribbles”. In fact, I think it is safe to say that he stole the show in that episode–one of the most beloved of all. Now, will Chris’s character will be a scotch drinker?

79. rdl - January 25, 2008

“There be Doohans here.”

80. Cap'n Pike - January 25, 2008

Congratulations from your dad’s home town New Westminster BC, Chris. I always enjoyed your Dad as Scotty and had the pleasure to meet him a couple times at convention appearances.

I’m dubious about the appearance of the Enterprise and the whole “reboot” thing but if you and James C. say the uniforms are cool then that gives me some reassurance.

81. AJ - January 25, 2008

Chris: I had the pleasure of meeting your dad a few times at Trek events, and he was pleasant, thoughtful and patient with a long queue of nutty fanpersons who had just bought the “Mr. Scott’s Guide to the Enterprise.”

And I loved it because Scotty was the most bad-ass guy to have in command of the Enterprise when the landing party was stuck on the planet. Way to watch your Captain’s back.

I wish you well, and good luck in STXI!

82. Classic trek - January 25, 2008

congratulations from the United Kingdom mr Chris doohan.
its a lovely thought to see you representing your much loved father in this new project and that you will get this chance to be apart of the new trek.

Scotty was such an integral part and popular part of the star trek original series legend. its very touching indeed. looking forward to seeing you on the screen. ill certainly be thinking of ‘the miracle worker’ when im at the movies watching it. hes dearly missed. he always had time for the fans.

good luck and i hope you enjoy the ride laddie!!
Greg
UK

83. k7 - January 25, 2008

Chris,

It is great that JJ & Co are honoring your Dad by giving you a spot in the
new Trek.Scotty was my favorite character in TOS due to the great job your Dad did with the role.
Good luck

84. Battletrek - January 26, 2008

James Doohan should’ve been captain. I hate Kirk.

85. Annie MacGregor - January 26, 2008

Dear Chris Doohan,

My sincerest congratulations! This is Annie MacGregor from Dunbar. We never had the pleasure but I always thought your Dad looked like Rabbie Burns. He was a wonderful man, a true inspiration to us Scottish and he wasn’t too far away. Since we consider the Irish to be our closest Cousins.

Your Dad’s Scottish accent was lovely. He spoke the most beautiful, most educated Scots. Unfortunately nowadays true Scots is only spoken like that in the Highlands. I come from Dalwinnie and your father sounded a lot like my folks.

I’m looking forward to the movie. And as at least half-Irishman ;-) I welcome you to my clan. Christopher Doohan you are now an honorary MacGregor Of Dalwinnie

Bless ye young man
–Annie

86. Woulfe - January 26, 2008

Welcome back to the Star Trek family, truth be known you didn’t really leave did you ?

Best of luck in Star Trek 2008 !

– W –
* There’s that huge grin on this old Trekkers face again *

87. Darryl - January 26, 2008

Sweet!

88. Slap - January 26, 2008

How in the hell do these guys get a role and they can’t put Shatner in it??

89. Judith - January 26, 2008

I’m so glad to hear that Chris Doohan is in the new movie. It would have been wonderful if all the kids of the original cast were in it (who wanted to be) The ones who can’t act could have been extras.
Congratulations, Chris!

90. The Vulcanista - January 26, 2008

#86: * There’s that huge grin on this old Trekkers face again *

Amen!

I had to go get me some Kleenex when I first saw this article and the posts that followed.

And, Chris, since you’ve been blessed with this serendipity, *throw us a bone* from the set when/if ya can! ;)

Peace. Live long and prosper.
The Vulcanista }:-|

91. Sarah James - January 27, 2008

#88

Because people who can not contribute in a postive way are not needed.

Chris Doohan has contributed an awful lot to Star Trek and its fandom. He devoted his heart and soul to his this show and to his Dad’s fans. He deserves this part. He deserves all the support he got, because he is sooo giving.

Why don’t you forget your personal little vanities, take your lips off the bare bottom of an old man and see that Star Trek is about LOVE and not hate, not anger, not stardom, it’s not about ego.

It’s LOVE and that’s what I want to see from people playing these legendary characters.

92. Donna Marie Siano (Bailey) - January 31, 2008

Chris I’m very happy for you. When you get the time please write me. We bought a boat in Dana Point. How’s monty?

93. Gina Says Reach for the Stars - February 20, 2008

“J.J. Abrams. I not only think that he was the right guy to do this movie, I believe he’s the only one who could do it in a way that respects Gene Roddenberry’s vision. The fact that he asked Randy Pausch to be in the film proves that for me. Definitely a class act. Being on this film is a dream come true and I can’t thank him enough. ”

Your words are so true !!! I am so thrilled you will be in this film, This movie will be as close to the classic series as it can get with you and Mr. Nimoy in it. You deserve this more than anyone- I am proud of you.
Have fun and see you on the BIG SCREEN!!!!
You rock Chris!

PS You don’t have to reach for the stars, you are one :)

94. Eileen Skidmore - July 14, 2008

Hi Chris

We met briefly (along with your brother Monty) at a convention in Birmingham England when you both accompanied your lovely dad James Doohan who was the principal guest at that convention.

I am so so pleased that you will appear in the forthcoming Star Trek movie, it is right and proper that a Doohan should appear in the film, pity you aren’t playing Scotty!

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