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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Mr. Spock I Presume?

There's some Star Trek casting news to share.

Apparently J.J. Abrams wants someone younger than Matt Damon to play young Capt. Kirk, despite the fact that Damon has indicated he might be interested. Things are a bit more solid on the First Officer front--Heroes star Zachary Quinto (Sylar) is reported to be the new Spock. Story is he's been pushing himself hard for the role. Fascinating.

So far as the original actors are concerned, apparently Leonard Nimoy has been contacted to make a cameo in the new film though William Shatner has not.


Blogger Peter T Chattaway said...

Matt Damon is already a year or two older than William Shatner was when the original series began. How on earth could Damon play "the young Kirk"?

9:56 AM  
Blogger Brandon said...

Hey, I just disseminate the rumors mister, I don't make them up.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous nate said...

I still think a Starfleet Academy series would be cool.

8:02 AM  
Blogger LadyBronco said...

I'm with nate - I have always wished they would make a Starfleet Academy series.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Brandon said...

UGG! They would have turned it into Starfleet Academy 90210! From what they are saying about this script, you might get your wish in feature form.

Speaking of this script, Zachary Quinto showed up with Leonard Nimoy and J.J. Abrams at ComicCon today and confirmed he is Spock!

6:20 PM  
Blogger LadyBronco said...

"They would have turned it into Starfleet Academy 90210!"

Perhaps, but we all watched 90210, now didn't we?

11:24 AM  
Anonymous nate said...

I don't understand that comment. How do you know what they would have turned it into?
The one sentence description of The Sopranos - mafia boss goes to shrink - sounded like a series length version of Analyze This.
The current television landscape, in particular, is strewn with good shows that have risen above -and gone far deeper than- their mere concept (Lost, Heroes, Battlestar, etc.)
Show a some imagination about what could be achieved.
But then again, I'm not a Trek fan, so who cares.

7:57 AM  

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