Re: Should Simon Pegg cut off middle finger out of respect for canon?
Actually, as Scotty's hand was frequently played by actors other than Doohan (especially when in closeup); if Pegg chops off his finger he will be violating canon. And if he doesn't chop off his finger, as Scotty as also been clearly seen with nine fingers, he will be violating canon.
I think the simplest solution is to give his hand a nondescript glove that leaves it vague as to how many fingers there are, sidestepping the contradiction in a Pavlovian sort of way.
"Tell me this, do they have auditions for television?"
"That's all television is, my dear - nothing but auditions."
- All About Eve.
Last edited by Kegek; March 18 2008 at 01:09 PM.