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the Fifth Race
July 27th, 2007, 04:36 AM
As a big Star Trek and Heroes fan - I am more than ecstatic to hear that Zachary Quinto will play a younger version of Spock in the upcoming (Christmas 2008) Star Trek XI movie. Apparently Leonard Nimoy will also play himself as older Spock.

I got this article off of Yahoo this morning:

Four Vulcan ears are always better than two.

J.J. Abrams, creator of Lost and Alias and the auteur who will be reviving the Star Trek franchise next year, said Thursday that his take on the sci-fi classic will feature dual Mr. Spocks, the younger of the two to be played by Heroes villain Zachary Quinto, as reported earlier this week by E! Online's TV blog.

And serving as young Spock's older and wiser incarnation will be none other than Leonard Nimoy, who was on hand when the good news was announced during Paramount Pictures' panel at Comic-Con, aka fanboy heaven, in San Diego.

"People have been asking me why I'm doing this movie, and I think the answer is obvious—we have a great director, a wonderful script, and a wonderful young actor playing Spock, so…it was logical," said the 76-year-old Nimoy, to everybody's proudly dorky delight.

Per the closely guarded script penned by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, Quinto will star as Spock in his pre-Wrath of Khan days. Nimoy, meanwhile, will have a meaty cameo.

When asked how much of his take on the half-Vulcan Enterprise veteran will be inspired by Nimoy, Quinto, was last seen opening skulls and getting skewered as the power-hungry Sylar on Heroes, said: "Well, as much as he'd like it to be, since he's working on the film, which is an honor." But, "I certainly intend to bring my own spin to it, and working with these guys, I'm sure I'll find it," he added.

Abrams' addition to the canon, which is slated for a Christmas Day 2008 release, couldn't be coming at a better time, at least for Trekkers, considering there hasn't been a new addition to the cinematic series in more than five years, and because, for the first time in what seems like forever, there is no first-run Star Trek spinoff series on the air right now.

While the last cinematic permutation of the series was 2002's Star Trek: Nemesis, Nimoy hasn't played big-screen Spock since 1991's Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

Shooting on the new film—which, taking a cue from Casino Royale and Batman Begins, will bring us back to where it all began for Spock and pal James T. Kirk—is expected to kick off in November.

Abrams, who promised that he'd return to Comic-Con next year with more scoop, said that the role of young Kirk has not yet been cast and that they're trying to find a way to get William Shatner involved.

July 27th, 2007, 06:29 AM
That's awesome Fifth Race!. I know that they were talking about Adrian Brody playing young Spock, which would have been fine with me. - Apparently Nimoy has creative control over the character Spock, so he has the ability to veto anyone they chose to portray young Spock. Nimoy wasn't to happy with the choice of Brody so they suggested Zachary Quinto, to which Nimoy said great - he has stated in the past, his admiration for Quinto's portrayal of Sylar.

July 27th, 2007, 07:54 AM
Sylar... Spock... Your mind to my mind will have new meaning. A mind-meld will be what’s for dinner. It is only logical that I must rule the universe. ;)

July 27th, 2007, 10:16 AM
I think Zachary will be FANTASTIC as Spock!!

Oh I actually want to see this film now lol! :D

August 9th, 2007, 12:15 PM
So who's playing Kirk? lol

August 9th, 2007, 05:27 PM
So who's playing Kirk? lol
It's not Matt Damon...
Link: http://media.movies.ign.com/media/692/692255/vid_2063611.html

Exploring The Next Star Trek
Link: http://movies.ign.com/articles/811/811513p1.html
Some pic of old and new spock!

August 13th, 2007, 11:44 AM
Thankfully it's not Damon. Not sure how that would work. They should get Micheal Shanks! LOL

August 13th, 2007, 02:42 PM
Thankfully it's not Damon. Not sure how that would work. They should get Micheal Shanks! LOL

Useless trivia time! Micheal Shanks auditioned to play Shinzon in ST: Nemesis.
http://imdb.com/title/tt0253754/trivia (19th bullet-point down from the top)

I wonder who will be playing young Kirk? Hopefully someone who can actually act! (Matt Damon as Kirk?!? *shudders*)

August 21st, 2007, 07:10 AM
Zach looks like Leonard.. ish. LOL

Buuuut... everytime I see Spock Quinto and James "Damon" Kirk, I'm always going to wonder when Kirk's forehead will be cut off.

Easter Lily
August 23rd, 2007, 01:17 AM
Nice pic... but can we get a smaller version somewhere? I'm not too keen on what it does to the frames.

I can see why they picked Adrien Brody to begin with... he's got the features. But I think Nimoy's right... I like Brody but he's got too romantic a demeanour to play a Vulcan... ZQ is a great choice.

I don't think they should get anyone too famous to be Kirk.

August 24th, 2007, 12:14 PM

August 24th, 2007, 12:24 PM
YOUR BRAIN IS MINE, MISTER OLD SPOCK.Could this be what the new film is all about? Spock's Brain, Part II?

"Brain and brain! What is brain?" http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v725/bossnads/smilies/laughing-smiley-001.gif

August 24th, 2007, 12:25 PM
Sylar gains... logic! and dies.

August 24th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Actually, if they made a slight casting change....

Milo Ventimiglia as... James T. Kirk
Zachary Quinto as... Mr. Spock
Adrian Pasdar as... Dr. McKoy
Christopher Eccleston as.... Scotty
and Masi Oka as... Mr. Sulu

with Guest Appearances by:
Hayden Panettiere as... Data's Cat
Sendhil Ramamurthy as... KHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!

this could be a totally awesome star trek movie.

August 26th, 2007, 06:26 AM

that pic just shows how different their ears are, i hope they sort that out, like they did for the kid in "Fragile Balance"

stargate barbie
September 4th, 2007, 02:52 PM
best. casting. EVER!

(possibly a slight exageration, but its still damn good casting!)

The Prophet
September 8th, 2007, 12:47 PM
I think people should watch out incase Spock perfoms a Mind-Meld... ZQ's Sylar persona might break out for an instance there... :P :D

September 16th, 2007, 02:11 PM
Thanks for the info

September 22nd, 2007, 11:26 PM
Zach looks like Leonard.. ish. LOL

Buuuut... everytime I see Spock Quinto and James "Damon" Kirk, I'm always going to wonder when Kirk's forehead will be cut off.

I agree. :) I think he looks the part, but.... I find Sylar so creepy that I don't think I'd ever be able to watch this movie. Which says a lot for Quinto's acting abilites, since Sylar is supposed to be creepy, but....it's kinda ruined him for me in other parts.