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Introducing the cast's one true Trekker: Karl Urban
Yep, he may have become famous after appearing in two of the three "The Lord of the Rings" films, but deep down Karl Urban was more a Trekkie than a Tolkein fan (shhh, don't tell). And getting to play Dr. McCoy? A role originated by Deforest Kelley? Well, saying lines like, "I'm a doctor not a physicist" was a true honor for the New Zealand native.
Urban admits, "As a long term fan of the show, it was quite surreal to be in that position to be delivering those iconic lines. I have such huge admiration and respect for the wonderful contributions that Mr. Kelley donated to 'Star Trek' developing his character over the past 40 years and it was a real privilege to be given an opportunity to develop a younger version of this character and a challenge. I certainly didn't want to mimic him or develop some sort of caricature."
Instead, Urban pretty much steals the show from his younger co-stars. Just like a Mr. Kelley used to do.
Watch Urban as Dr. McCoy in a scene from "Star Trek" here.