In the 2009 Star Trek movie both Kirk and Spock had love interests (or at least bed interest for Kirk). And it appears that Simon Pegg is a bit jealous. In a red carpet interview at the Empire Awards the actor revealed that he wants Scotty to get some action in the next Star Trek movie.
Pegg wants to go green
Zoe Saldana has lobbied (and apparently got the agreement from JJ Abrams) to have Uhura get a fight scene in the next Star Trek movie. Now it appear that Simon Pegg wants a different kind of action for Scotty. On the red carpet for the Empire Awards (see previous report) Pegg told Digital Spy what he wants for the Star Trek sequel:
I’d like to have sex with a green woman! Not me, but Scotty, sorry. See I say things, then I regret them immediately.
Pegg also talked about sci-fi films getting respect in Hollywood. Watch the video interview at digitalspy.com.
Simon Pegg in "Star Trek" – hey where is my green girl?
Scotty the lover?
Although Pegg seems to be joking, it is not out of the question. Even though he is mostly known for his skill as an engineer, Montgomery Scott did have some romance on the original Star Trek, most notably with Lt. Mira Romaine in the episode
"The Lights of Zetar." There was also a hint of a relationship between Uhura and Scotty in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier.
Scotty (James Doohan) and Mira Romaine (Jan Shutan) in "The Lights of Zetar"