Karl Urban as DOCTOR LEONARD MCCOY
Karl Urban strenuously objects to space travel as Doctor McCoyAccording to most reviewers, one of the stand out performances in the new J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie is Karl Urban’s interpretation of Doctor [Bones] McCoy. In his brief interview for SciFi Now, which features interviews with all the Star Trek cast members, Urban talked a little about how he perceives McCoy.
“He is a character full of compassion and pain. He has an amazing personal prime directive to help and heal others, whether friend or foe. That’s his calling in life. I see him as a staunch and avid supporter of Jim Kirk. Through the course of this film, we get to see their friendship develop from their initial meeting to their days in Starfleet, and we come to understand the bond of their friendship. To me that was often the most interesting dynamic in material I got to play, because there is a distinct difference between how McCoy feels about Kirk or, say, any given situation and how he reacts.”
You can read more from Karl Urban as well as interviews with all the other key players in Star Trek, in the current issue of SciFi Now , which as it happens, is out now.
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