Keenser, Scotty's little loyal alien sidekick in 2009's Star Trek, was played by veteran genre actor Deep Roy. And in a new video interview, Roy talks about working with director JJ Abrams and his hopes for Keenser to return in the 2012 star Trek sequel. Watch it below.
Deep Roy on Keenser in the sequel
Deep Roy's long career includes many genre roles. Perhaps most famous for playing the many different Oompa-Loompas in Tim Burton's Willy Wonka, he is the only actor who has appeared in the Star Wars, Doctor Who and Star Trek franchises. Roy was recently a guest at the Sci-Fi Expo in Richardson, Texas where he was interviewed by the My Free Netflix Blog. The interview covers some of his roles and upcoming work. Regarding Star Trek. Here is what Deep Roy had to say about working with JJ Abrams and the sequel:
JJ Abrams is another talented director, writer, creator. I love him. And hopefully I will be in the sequel of the Star Trek, which is still writing at the moment. I am glad he put me on the starship, on the Enterprise. And let's see what happens in the sequel.
As noted by Roy, the final moments of Star Trek show Keenser on board the USS Enterprise in uniform, as a member of Scotty's engineering team. If we see Keenser in the sequel, perhaps we will learn more about him, like where he is from and how he ended up exiled with Scotty on Delta Vega.
One of the final scenes of "Star Trek" showed Deep Roy's Keenser as a member of the crew of the USS Enterprise
Here is the full video interview from the My Free Netflix Blog.
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