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McGillion actually auditioned for the role of [[Montgomery Scott]] for the new {{film|11}}. His audition was held in Los Angeles, having already been suggested as a possible contender for the role of Scotty in fan discussions.
 
McGillion actually auditioned for the role of [[Montgomery Scott]] for the new {{film|11}}. His audition was held in Los Angeles, having already been suggested as a possible contender for the role of Scotty in fan discussions.
   
His fans lobbied for him to be cast as Scotty, and also showing support for his casting was [[Christopher Doohan]], the son of [[James Doohan]], the actor who originated the role of Scotty on {{s|TOS}}. "''I think Paul McGillion is a GREAT choice for the role of Scotty,''" Doohan says. "''He has a great accent and I think that he actually looks like my father.''" Of his potential casting, McGillion says "''it would be a great honour to follow in James Doohan's footsteps.''" {{TrekMovie.com|2007/09/26/paul-mcgillion-a-contender-for-scotty/}}
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His fans lobbied for him to be cast as Scotty, and also showing support for his casting was [[Christopher Doohan]], the son of [[James Doohan]], the actor who originated the role of Scotty on {{s|1}}. "''I think Paul McGillion is a GREAT choice for the role of Scotty,''" Doohan says. "''He has a great accent and I think that he actually looks like my father.''" Of his potential casting, McGillion says "''it would be a great honour to follow in James Doohan's footsteps.''" {{TrekMovie.com|2007/09/26/paul-mcgillion-a-contender-for-scotty/}}
   
 
Ultimately, however, the role went to English actor, comedian and writer [[Simon Pegg]] of ''Spaced'' and ''Shaun of the Dead'' fame. Nonetheless, McGillion still managed to make an impression and was cast in a small role as a Starfleet Barracks officer for a scene opposite [[Chris Pine]] as [[James T. Kirk]]. McGillion filmed his scenes in November of 2007, the first month of shooting. {{TrekMovie.com|2007/12/13/paul-mcgillion-lands-star-trek-role/}}
 
Ultimately, however, the role went to English actor, comedian and writer [[Simon Pegg]] of ''Spaced'' and ''Shaun of the Dead'' fame. Nonetheless, McGillion still managed to make an impression and was cast in a small role as a Starfleet Barracks officer for a scene opposite [[Chris Pine]] as [[James T. Kirk]]. McGillion filmed his scenes in November of 2007, the first month of shooting. {{TrekMovie.com|2007/12/13/paul-mcgillion-lands-star-trek-role/}}
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