In the past Karl Urban has shown his Trek cred by talking about his respect for the Original Series and his predecessor, DeForest Kelley. In a new interview with SFX Magazine, Star Trek’s new Dr. McCoy talks about favorite episodes ("Corbomite Maneuver" and "Amok Time"), the appeal of the film to fans like himself, as well as that crucial Kirk/Spock/McCoy dynamic.
Excerpts from SFX Magazine
McCoy makes Kirk the man with three brains?
Urban on what he most likes about the character of McCoy
His sense of irascibility with real passion for life and doing the right thing. Spock’s logic and McCoy’s moral standing gave Kirk the benefit of having three brains instead of just one.
Urban on the fan appeal of the film
Long – time fans will be really happy with it. It will introduce Star Trek to a new demographic… it’s just so faithful to the original character archetypes. It’s going to be like the Star Trek that you know and, at the same time, like nothing you have ever seen before.
Urban at Cloverfield Premiere, January 16
(during the Star Trek shoot)