The Wormhole wrote:
Simon Pegg is a good actor, the problem is that Scotty just isn't written right. He's too comedic, even Pegg has said he wants the character to be more serious than he was in XI.
What works in television isn't necessarily what works in films. When you got a large ensemble cast and you want to give each and every one of the main characters their chance to stand out, some of them are going to be rewritten so that they fit a specific role within the ensemble. That means that some of them are less stoic and more humorous than in the TV series.