Friday, October 12, 2007

Star Trek (2008)

So for those who don't know, JJ Abrams is helming a new Star Trek film. Unlike the last few, this will actually be another "original series" film, but with one major exception: it'll be a completely new cast playing all the main characters:

Zachary Quinto: Mr Spock
Simon Pegg: Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott
John Cho: Hikaru Sulu
Zoe Saldana: Uhura
Anton Yelchin: Pavel Chekov

At the moment they're thinking perhaps Chris Pine as Kirk and Karl Urban as Kirk and McCoy respectively.

They've also gotten Leonard Nimoy to reprise his role as Spock but not William Shatner for Kirk. Me thinks that Shatner's bloated ego might have something to do with this but best not to dwell on such things.

I was initially entirely opposed to the very notion of them making this film but lately I have warmed to the possibility. It'll all be in the execution and I'll re-evaluate once I've seen the actual trailer.

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