Christopher Doohan will make appearance in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek: Into Darkness
Christopher Doohan, son of the iconic Star Trek actor James Doohan, who famously portrayed ‘Scotty’ on the original Star Trek, has confirmed via facebook that he will have an appearance in the much anticipated upcoming Star Trek: Into Darkness.
Doohan, has really embraced Star Trek, its fans and its vision, and reading over his recent facebook post, it is obvious that his friends and supporters clearly look forward to his upcoming appearance in J.J. Abrams’ next installment of the revamped Star Trek franchise.
Response to the news of Doohan’s Into Darkness appearance seemed to sum up the over whelming feeling of approval in comments like, “It wouldn’t be The Enterprise without a Doohan aboard!”
Doohan indicated that one of the Star Trek: Into Darkness fan favorite and highly recognizable stars, Simon Pegg, was at least in part responsible for Chris Doohan’s role in the newest Trek film saying, “A big thank you to my pal, Simon Pegg. This would not have happened without him.” While Doohan was very careful not to divulge any secrets from the set or production, we can only assume and hope to see Doohan right where a Doohan belongs, on the Enterprise and in Engineering right next to Scotty!
Interestingly however, Chris Doohan is no stranger himself to the main Engineering position aboard the starship Enterprise as he is currently co-starring in the internet fan series Star Trek: Continues, from Farragut Films, in which he has taken on the role made famous by his Father.
One only has to look at photos of the production to see the care, love, dedication and amazing production value being put into Star Trek: Continues, as well as its sister fan series Starship Farragut, with visual effects by NEO f/x.
Founded by John Broughton (who portrays Captain John Carter in Starship Farragut), Farragut Films is currently in production of the TOS-era internet series, which takes place aboard the USS Enterprise. While Star Trek: Continues stars Vic Mignogna as Kirk and Chris Doohan as Scotty, fans of Doohan’s will also be interested to know that he lends his voice acting skills to the Animated Adventures of the Starship Farragut, along with Star Trek alumni, Tim Russ and the beautiful Chase Masterson. Any fan of the Star Trek animated series of the 1970’s, will really be impressed with the Animated Adventures of the Starship Farragut! I also expect great things from Farragut Films with the help and support of Chris Doohan and all of the other talented folks who work so hard on these Intergalactic Trek Adventures!
By Tye Bourdony
Tye Bourdony is a Sci Fi cartoonist and creator of ‘The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi’, a mediator and science fiction reporter. He is also a graduate of the Barry University School of Law, SUNY Purchase and H.S. of Music & Art. Tye currently works in Florida’s 9th Circuit as the staff Divorce Mediator and has a regular self-published column in Sci Fi Magazine. You can visit tye on facebook and www.thelightersideofscifi.com.