The TrekMovie.com scoop about Stargate Atlantis actor Paul McGillion auditioning for the role of Scotty in the new Star Trek film has swept around the interweb for the last week and also appeared in print as well. A representative for McGillion tells TrekMovie.com that we ‘started a landslide’ in requests for info about Paul. Fan reaction has also been overwhelmingly positive with McGillion taking in 67% of the votes in our 7 way Scotty poll (see poll archive). In a new interview with our friends at Gateworld (the best Stargate site), McGillion talks more about the possibility of being the next Enterprise engineer.
It was obviously thrilling to be able to go in and read for that character, seeing as I grow up watching Star Trek with my family
McGillion was also touched by the vote of confidence from James Doohan’s son Chris, expressed here on TrekMovie.com
I can’t say enough about that. Thank you, Chris Doohan! I’ve never met him. That was really a surprise and a thrill. He said some nice things about me. That’s really kind of him. I’m absolutely overwhelmed by that.
No word yet on how good Paul’s chances are, but as of now the role has not been cast.
Apparently Paul’s parents are already prepared for him to be playing in Star Trek:
McGillion makes his return to Stargate Atlantis in the 18th and 19th episodes SGA’s fourth season, airing next February.
More on McGillion talking Scotty at Gateworld