Star Trek: Strange New Worlds brought in Montgomery “Scotty” Scott but who played him?
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is of course a prequel to the Original Series, and because of that, the show gets to look at characters that we as fans already know, but in a different moment of their life. A less confident Nyota Uhura, an emotionally conflicted Spock, a dogged James Kirk, and now we got another look at another young TOS crew member; a skittish Scotty.
Montgomery Scott, also known to many as “Scotty”, was the brash engineer with a heart of gold, who enjoyed having a good time but didn’t mind throwing down with those dastardly Klingons should the occasion call for it. He of course was played by James Doohan from the start of the franchise until 1994, nearly 30 years later.
After him came Simon Peg, a British comedian known for his humorous films like Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. He steered away from the more drunken-bar brawler that Doohan’s Scotty was early in his time with the Enterprise, and instead had his Scotty be more willing to talk back and challenge authority when he felt the need to. A different version but still one with brash confidence.
And now that Strange New Worlds has brought in Scotty once again, we have a new actor playing the role.
Who played the new Montgomery Scott in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds?
When the new version of the Scottish engineer popped up, as we’ve seen with Spock, Kirk, Uhura, and others, it was a brand new person playing the role, and that was Martin Quinn. Quinn made history when he debuted as well, as he became the first man of Scottish descent to play Montgomery Scott.
While this is the first time we’ve seen Scotty on our screens, played by Quinn no less, we did hear him at the end of season one, where he was voiced by Matt Wolf. Who is most notedly not Scottish.