Can we keep his robotic voice at least?
I liked that he was in a large part, machine.
There's this song called God Monkey Robot that goes like "first came god, then came the monkey, then came the robot!" (ie. monkeys=humans; robots= machines/computers,etc)
..Or maybe the scientist is fully robot/computer, his attitude is the same as in the script, human-like, almost developing feelings for the monkey in the end. (He still fires him.)
Just an idea.