Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Karl Urban On McCoy

Here is another excerpt from SciFiNow (previous talked about here), where Karl Urban talks about his take on Leonard "Bones" McCoy.
"He's a kid from Iowa whose father was a famous captain of Starfleet, who's approached one day by Captain Pike to see if he wants to join Starfleet like his father." Pine told the magazine "His aptitude tests are off the chart and he obviously shows a lot of promise, but hasn't really been doing anything with his life other than getting in bar fights and drinking too much."

"That's huge, though not referenced in this film." Urban said regarding the euthanasia scene in Star Trek V "But his divorce is. He's immediately coming off the back of that. That was always in the back of my mind as well - the divorce as well as that are two incredibly painful episodes to have had to occur to anybody. At the beginning of this film, when we find McCoy, he is literally running away to join Starfleet. At the same time, he has this incomprehensible fear of space flight and space itself. You know, Alex and Robert wrote the most amazing dialogue for me. Lines like, "Space is full of disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence" - that, to an actor, is just gold."

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