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Scotty Nailed It In Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 3, Says Melissa Navia

Summary

  • Martin Quinn shines as Scotty in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3, capturing the essence of the iconic character beautifully.
  • Melissa Navia praises Quinn’s portrayal, highlighting his fantastic performance and confirming his presence in season 3.
  • Martin Quinn is the first Scotland-born actor to play Scotty in Star Trek.



Melissa Navia says Martin Quinn “nailed it” as Scotty in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3. Scotty’s debut in Strange New Worlds season 2’s finale was a shock, and Quinn instantly embodied the easy charm of the younger Scotty, evoking the performance of the late James Doohan as Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott in Star Trek: The Original Series. After beaming aboard the Starship Enterprise, Strange New Worlds season 3 has confirmed Scotty’s continued presence.

Strange New Pod hosted a panel at Trek Long Island with Star Trek: Strange New Worlds actors Melissa Navia and Yetide Badaki, who played Neera Ketoul in Strange New Worlds season 2, episode 2, “Ad Astra Per Aspera”. When asked by a fan about which classic Star Trek character she would like to see in Strange New Worlds in the future, Navia deftly avoided divulging spoilers by highlighting how “fantastic” Martin Quinn is as Scotty. Read her quote below, and watch Strange New Pod‘s panel in the link above.


I think I would just answer that question by saying how fantastic Martin Quinn is as Scotty. I just think they just nailed it with him, and we got to work with him. That I can say, right? Everybody knows that he’s with us now in season 3.

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Scotty Makes Star Trek History In Strange New Worlds

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Martin Quinn makes Star Trek history as the first Scotland-born actor to play Montgomery Scott because James Doohan was Canadian and Simon Pegg, who played Scotty in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movies, was born in England. The young Lieutenant Scott joins Strange New Worlds as the sole survivor of a Gorn attack, and he meets Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and the crew of the USS Enterprise on Parnassus Beta. But Scotty, showing his brilliance as an engineer, may have the technological key to help the Starship Enterprise defeat the Gorn.

Several members of Captain Pike’s USS Enterprise crew were kidnapped by the Gorn in
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
‘ season 2 cliffhanger.


Star Trek: Strange New Worlds‘ debut of Scotty included the intriguing twist that he was an engineering student of Commander Pelia (Carol Kane) at Starfleet Academy. Pelia replaced the late Lt. Hemmer as the USS Enterprise’s Chief Engineer, a position Scotty is destined for, although it remains to be seen if Scotty will nab that promotion during Strange New Worlds. While Martin Quinn’s Scotty only got to interact with a handful of Strange New Worlds characters in season 2’s finale, Melissa Navia encouragingly indicates that her character, Lt. Erica Ortegas, and others aboard the Starship Enterprise will get to play opposite Scotty in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds season 3.

Source: Strange New Pod

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