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UPDATED with pictures!!! Spock confirmed... twice!

Ahoy, squirts... Quint here. I'm working on the big wrap up for the big Paramount panel right now. But I wanted to hit this to you now. JJ Abrams confirmed Zachary Quinto as Spock... but the big news is that Leonard Nimoy is also returning. More info in a minute... gotta run to an interview, then I'll update with photos and details! More details... Shatner to be involved only if they find a good place for him. The script is what makes everybody excited about it. They inferred that Nimoy is coming back as older Spock, not as a new character. When asked by a fan why he decided to put his support behind this new Trek, Nimoy responded with, "It has a brilliant young director, a great script... I guess the real answer is that it was logical." The audience loved it. How great was that?

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  • July 26, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by brycebishop


  • July 26, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by MrCleanAZ

    Never before.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST


    by MrCleanAZ


  • July 26, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    That's gonna be one wicked mind meld.

    by Babba-Booey

    opens a klingon's head like a can o' tuna.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Bring back KIRK

    by fractureJonze

    Why no Shatner?

  • July 26, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    This choice is logical

    by Just Plain Steve

    He looks like a Vulcan, except for the ears. I guess they will have to add those in with CGI or something.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:25 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna be Kirk?

    by Wonderboys

    And is J.J. Abrams using Greg Gunberg in this movie too? Maybe as Scotty? :)

  • July 26, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    and Marion?

    by AllieJamison

    in. Jesus. That photo is awesome.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Well, that sucks.

    by Klaus Herzog

    Am I really the only one who thought Sylar was one of the least interesting villains on TV for a long time? I mean come on, Pinto's morphin-induced "acting" almost put me to sleep. While Vulcans normally don't express a lot emotions, Spock should at least have presence and charisma. I just don't see it with this guy. I'll wait to see what Abrams still has in store for us, but for now, I'm dissapointed.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Star Trek: Spock The Early Years

    by ObiWanCon


  • July 26, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    I can't wait!!!

    by PervOmatic

    It'll be a Star Trek filled with unresolved plot lines, characters the writers have no idea what to do with, and an unplanned storyline filled with pointless arcs that they constantly pull out of their ass. The ending will be a cliffhanger that they have no intention of resolving either.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    The Vulcans in Enterprise

    by fractureJonze

    They didn't know how to act like Vulcans. None of em! At least Nimoy will be around to show him a thing or two.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    matt damon

    by Bouncy X

    wasn't matt damon named as the new kirk or was that just a rumor?

  • July 26, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by AllieJamison

    needs more people at comic con. but i don't want to complain...

  • July 26, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST


    by SkidMarkedUndies


  • July 26, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    where's the Bourne Ultimatum review??

    by Tarl_Cabot

    Comon Mori...hurry up man!!

  • July 26, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Sam Rockwell as Kirk.

    by Mostholy

    He wants it. Don't fight it.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:44 p.m. CST


    by ScamsAndFlams

    I love Zack "Dreamybrows" Quinto!!! No really i dont and this movie will be mediocre.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    Star Trek: 90210.

    by J-Dizzle

    Will Kirk have the guts to tell Spock's girlfriend that he has the hots for her? Oooooooooohhhh, I can't wait!

  • July 26, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    If they had balls they'd throw out Generations

    by performingmonkey


  • July 26, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    MARION IN INDY 4!!!!

    by Klaus Herzog

    Look: Oh my god, I can't believe how young she looks in that pic!

  • July 26, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    I can see Sylar as Spock. A really good choice.

  • July 26, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Do an Xmen 3 Youngifying make-over on the Shats!


    Admitedly it would have to be a fuckload of computer tweakery to even get him looking human again because when I last saw him in the Branflakes ads or whatever breakfast cereal it was he looked like a freaking milk bloated Branklake himself but No-One could ever replicate the power of Shatners J T Kirk and it probably shouldn't even be attempted for inevitable failure!<P>nice Spock choice though and I bet Nimoy plays New Spocks old pops. God if Shats looks that bad what hope is there for Leonard!? He was fucked looking back in the day! <P>'Live Long and Fester'

  • July 26, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Shattner addresses his dissapointment

    by Wheel99

    with the choice of Matt Damon as his replacement.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Make George Takei the new President of the Federation

    by BringingSexyBack

    The Gay planets need representation too.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Hmmm, Nimoy as Sarek, perhaps?

    by Mockingbird Girl

    Seems a logical deduction.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    "big news is that Leonard Nimoy is also returning."

    by mach5jack

    such big news Merrick had it more than two weeks ago: way to stay on top of it.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    He sure looks the part

    by Wonderboys

  • July 26, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Great NewsJ.J. Abrams still wants Shatner as Kirk!!!!!


    The real Kirk + Spock may be in ST XI.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    "Were trying to find a way to get Shatner in"


    Shatner is Star Trek.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Thanks for saving me $25 for admission, $10 for parking

    by Heckles

    AICN is the Dummies Guide to Comic-Con and I love it.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST

    Hayden Christiansen is Kirk, confirmed by CHUD!!!

    by Wonderboys

    Would be fun, uh?

  • July 26, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Wonderboys: That would be inspired casting...

    by Playkins

    ..but somehow I'm betting it won't happen. I dig Sylar for Spock, though. My vote is on Damon for Kirk. Screw what Shatty thinks... he had his day.

  • July 26, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Those are his street clothes

    by BrandLoyalist

    That's how much he wanted this part, Wonderboys. *Lifts gong show score card* 9 !!

  • July 26, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    Playkins, I hope it doesnt happen...

    by Wonderboys

    Just kidding. It would be fun to see how Christiansen ruin not one but two well beloved characters..

  • July 26, 2007, 6:56 p.m. CST

    This calls for Ualuealuealeuale

    by TheNorthlander

  • July 26, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    Captains log

    by Alientoast

    "Spock, your...tricorder...detecting?" "Your death, Jim" *Cuts open Kirk's head and eats his brain*

  • July 26, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    This film needs the Shat too

    by photoboy

    It's a big mistake not to have him I think. I know he's a pain in the ass diva but he's just as iconic as Spock and it's important to have him there to pass the baton. I just hope they do a better job than Generations did with that...

  • July 26, 2007, 7:12 p.m. CST

    So... Spocks a Brain-Eater now?

    by LargoJr

    I'm not sure.. but does that constitute a violation of his strict vegan ideal? What if the brain belonged to a REALLY stupid person?

  • July 26, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    I was holding out for...

    by 12characters

    Adrian Brody... based on absolutely nothing at all. I thought it would be cool though.

  • July 26, 2007, 8:08 p.m. CST


    by 12characters

    oo or Damer/Affleck as Kirk/Spock... with Kevin Smith as Uhura, Jason Mewes as Chekov, Jason Lee could be um... Scotty sure... and George Takai as Sulu.

  • July 26, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST


    by 12characters

    Damer = Damon (I know a guy named Damer, and my mind slipped, ugh.)

  • July 26, 2007, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Ain't that cool news? Damn right.

    by Yeti

    Love it or hate it the nerd herd will be in a tizzy for the next 17 months.

  • July 26, 2007, 8:43 p.m. CST

    James Franco or Jamie Bamber as Kirk!!!

    by picardsucks

    How bout it??

  • July 26, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    call in zemekis

    by bootle2

    CGI young spock. Get this pompous ass sylar outta my trek!

  • July 26, 2007, 9:03 p.m. CST

    Wonderboys: I See..

    by Playkins

    Maybe your sarcasm slipped by me- kind of hard to discern inflection on a typed message. Not that I was agreeing mind you, I just think it would take some balls to cast him as Kirk. It would be like trying to unite the Montagues and the Capulets<P> For the record, Hayden didn't ruin Star Wars, George and his mighty army of yes-men did. Any director that can make Ewan MacGreggor look bored isn't doing it right.

  • July 26, 2007, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan for Kirk

    by picardsucks

    Phasers on stun, Brother!!!

  • July 26, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST


    by datachasm

    you know, something they have not done yet.

  • July 26, 2007, 10 p.m. CST


    by truthmaster

    Shatner wrote a few Trek novels addressing Kirk's return thanks to the Borg. It featured, of course, all the Next Gen characters, but also including an older Ambassador Spock and a REALLY older McCoy (like, 140 years old or something). BUT since this storyline wouldn't be logical for this particular film, it would be GREAT to have the set up of the film being Ambassador Spock overseeing some brand new medical technique (perhaps developed by Dr. McCoy shortly before his own death)that allows Spock to "resurrect" his old friend. But maybe then again maybe not. What they'll probably do is have Ambassador Spock recalling Kirk and his meeting (DUH!!). Anyway, imagine we'll finally see Spock addressing Kirk's saddening demise (AKA shot in the back).

  • July 26, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    I don't watch TV so I didn't know jack about Heroes.

    by Bronx Cheer

    But looking at that fellow they've cast as Spock, that looks like an automatic casting call. Damn, I can't believe the resemblance. Uncanny.

  • July 26, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by 12characters

    Robert Francis 'Bobcat' Goldthwait as McCoy.

  • July 27, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Never give up, never surrender, Kirk.

    by Wilclas


  • July 27, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Can't find a place for Shatner? One word: HOLODECK

    by zillabeast

    Make it so.

  • July 27, 2007, 12:25 a.m. CST

    Good choice

    by somewhere-august

    This guy looks the part. I wonder who'll get to play Scotty and Bones?

  • July 27, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST

    This is awesome.

    by Neo Zeed

    No reboot. Word is bond!

  • July 27, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Zillabeast, not sure where you are going with that.

    by nomihs

    As I am sure you know, the holodeck wasn't in existence until TNG. Obviously before TOS the holodeck might have been a theory but not reality. I am guessing you mean a futuristic Trek world (ala TNG or later) where a couple of cadets are walking through the halls of the academy talking about the "good old days of Star Fleet" so they head to the holodeck and shoot the shit with Capt. Kirk and Co. Then James T. tells a story of when he and Bones would chase skirts around the galaxy, hilarity ensues and BAM! we are taken back. Sounds good, I still say make Kirk wear one of those "Shats" from that T.V. show Shatner had. Funniest unreality reality show quote from Bill Shatner.."If it's not a SHAT it's not a hat." A color coded system of berets, Red, Yello, and Green. Great stuff.

  • July 27, 2007, 3:02 a.m. CST

    this is great news

    by LeviDTinker

    well atleast this appears to not just be a reboot, with nimoy playing a older spock, and possibly trying to work shatner in there. it appears that the prior 40 years of storylines wont be thrown out the window. i dont watch heros so iam not sure about this new guy, but im glad they are going with someone who is still in the early stages of there career.

  • July 27, 2007, 3:17 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    I agree. Generations sucked. Ignore everythin post-Star Trek VI.

  • July 27, 2007, 3:54 a.m. CST

    Hulk Hogan should play Kirk

    by polyh3dron


  • July 27, 2007, 4:02 a.m. CST

    Let me guess, time travel is involved

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    As in young Spock and young Kirk meet their older counterparts. You heard it here first.

  • July 27, 2007, 5:12 a.m. CST

    new kirk should be:

    by totefin

    ryan reynolds, david boreanaz, jamie bamber, corey haim , sean astin, javier barden, gerard butler, the guy who played maddrox in x-men3, hayden christiansen, leo dicaprio, james van der berk, shia labeouf, mark paul gosselar, ewn mcgregor, etc

  • July 27, 2007, 5:18 a.m. CST

    kirk will comeback from the dead

    by totefin

    because he was living in the nexus for one time he really is suspended animation until the nexus shows again in the future when spock is older and by the way i want jj abrams to show a ship called "uss berman" to be destroyed in one thousand pieces by kirk orders in battle.

  • July 27, 2007, 6:11 a.m. CST

    Spock likes to know how things work

    by just pillow talk

    Still not sure about this "past" Star Trek as opposed to, I don't know, the damn future or something like that...

  • July 27, 2007, 6:30 a.m. CST

    kirk will comeback, i assure

    by totefin

    i think spock should fire a genesis torpedo to the surface of planet veridian and brings kirk to life. or future guy from enterprise takes kirk from his era only for a day or a week, or mirror kirk is in fact real kirk because they swuitched, this is a fantasy world , kirk can return in any form including via holodeck, via Q, Q2, or even we can go to starfleet museum and see that nexus duplicates kirk and one of the kirks is in astral form inside the enterprise b or still in the nexus i just think this things in ten minutes im sure any internerd can find a way to bring back kirk and then tell it to abrams.

  • July 27, 2007, 6:50 a.m. CST

    more ideas

    by totefin

    picard, after his return from veridian tells spock the location of kirk´s grave, time later, spock with sulu, uhura and chehov,collect the body, and put kirk in a frozen chamber until he discovers during the following decades an ancient vulcan way to resurrect kirk. this can be told in five minutes during the initial credits or trhough the movie. and this way he have picard, kirk, spock, sulu,chejov and uhura all in one movie and we can during the movie remenber maccoy and scotty if abrams wants ideas he can contact me ;)

  • July 27, 2007, 6:53 a.m. CST

    abrams contact

    by totefin

    tehy can contact me because im not under pressure im fresh

  • July 27, 2007, 7:04 a.m. CST

    im in office with a lot of time to expend

    by totefin

    kirk´s corpse has residual energy of the nexus and can stay fresh during some months so spock has time to collect it

  • July 27, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST


    by Bono Luthor


  • July 27, 2007, 7:09 a.m. CST

    One more thing...

    by Bono Luthor


  • July 27, 2007, 7:25 a.m. CST

    i promise this is my last idea for today

    by totefin

    kirk fakes his own death and let picard think of his demise. when picard goes, kirk raises from his grave because he can make his vital signs go very slow. he is so devastated because nexus is an ilusion so he prefers to be alone, steal soran's spaceship an go to an orion slave girls outpost for the rest of his live until he is recognized by spock years later

  • July 27, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    nomihs: You're partially right

    by chrth

    Enterprise established that other cultures had a holodeck previous to the Federation in TNG.

  • July 27, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    totefin: According to the Shatner books

    by chrth

    Kirk gets resurrected by the Borg ... I think to be an emissary, but it's been so long since I read it I don't remember.

  • July 27, 2007, 8:04 a.m. CST

    QUINTO's ears are too small

    by TodayzSpecial

    did ya notice? His ears are tiny!!! Not as elephantine as Nimoy's. I don't think they'll be able to fit the pointies on them. ... I'm joking of course. he's a good choice.

  • July 27, 2007, 8:13 a.m. CST

    old spock......

    by sonnyhooper

    ......builds a new genesis device, steals a ship and launches the device at the planet where kirk was buried. *BOOM* kirk lives. done. that was pretty fucking easy wasn't it? then have kirk and spock sitting around reminiscing about the "good old days" with slyar and whoever playing the young spock and kirk in the flashbacks.

  • July 27, 2007, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Kevin Pollack as Capt. Kirk

    by Wazoo

  • July 27, 2007, 8:31 a.m. CST

    I agree this is stupid....

    by grendel69

    No interest in seeing this AT ALL. Its just stupid and lame.

  • July 27, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    poster proper

    by prime lips

    up on official trek site

  • July 27, 2007, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Just don't know what to think

    by tylermo

    I'm a huge original series, original movies(not ST V except for Bones being confronted by the death of his father, Spock telling the Klingon, "Damn you, sir. You will try." and some of the Yosemite scenes, Next Gen, DS9, only select Voyager eps, and mainly seasons 3 and 4 of Enterprise. That said, this movie probably shouldn't happen. I've seen a little bit of Lost, and JJ seems like he'll do alright, but I'm just worried this will reek of 90's-2000's political correctness for starters. Yeah, even the 60's Trek reeked of liberalism, but at least that was during a time when it was needed.(racial harmony at a time of racial division,etc.) Plus, they'll probably neuter the established characters. I wish the film best of luck. Maybe Nimoy saying the script is great, or Shatner POSSIBLY coming back is a good sign, or maybe Leonard needs work. My opinion, Trek should have taken a break after Enterprise, then maybe come back with a tv show. Somewhat later in than the DS9,and Voyager timeline, and completely new characters. Not sure that would be any better than the last two series, but probably a better move. Less risky than screwing with established characters.

  • July 27, 2007, 9:19 a.m. CST


    by Tiki-421

    Seems like the holograph would have been around for a while before they started puting them in space ships. Think about how big radios and computers used to be.

  • July 27, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Shatner part in the film

    by gad

    Reading my CNN I see that Abrams says that Shatner - "William Shatner, who played the role in the original TV series, would likely also have a part in the film. "It has to be worthy, of him and of you," Abrams told fans, adding that production is slated to begin in November." See now that's what I'm talking about. Dude needs to respect the cannon, respect the main guys who still live. Like a previous poster wrote brilliantly, have Shatner and Spock drinking Romulean Ales and reminiscing about days gone past and then fade to all the reimagining he wants. Make it so.

  • July 27, 2007, 9:52 a.m. CST

    90's-2000's political correctness by tylermo

    by gad

    That's what certainly finally killed Star Trek shows for me. Stupid ass liberal writers trying to 'correct' the old Trek with their international UN solutions to good old shoot em up problems of pulp entertainment television. I'm less worried about seeing more of that sort of crap with this movie though, making a movie that people want to watch and which will make money is more of a priority than our reeducation via TV series has been.

  • July 27, 2007, 10 a.m. CST

    Even or Odd?

    by micturatingbenjamin

    If this is an even-numbered Trek it will be good...if it's will likely suck dog balls. Excited for more big screen Trek though!

  • July 27, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    it's an odd number, but that curse never really applied

    by Automation Overlord

    ok so number one was lame, but number 3 was good, 5 sucked balls, but generations was enjoyable,and insurection in my opinion is the second best Next gen movie. so yeah some of the bad treks are the odd numbered ones, but not all of them are terrible and nemisis (an even number) was sub-par at best. The odd/even curse is more fan made thing and if your gonna write this one off already just cause it'll be the 11th film then your not a true trek fan. In a perfect world this will lead to more films and even a new series, hell give as a series involving the young cast as the early days of the enterprise just after kirk became captian

  • July 27, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST


    by Saluki

    Not, you know, convoluted plots and Seven-Of-Tits.

  • July 27, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST


    by Refuge5

    This is great news!! I think they'll find a way to bring Shat in as well...

  • July 27, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Michael Myers as KIRK!

    by mastes360

    Think about it!.

  • July 27, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Hayden Christensen

    by palewook

    LoL. that would be so bad it would have to be seen.

  • July 27, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Shatner "had his day"

    by ScamsAndFlams

    You mean that day where he was the one and only Kirk ever to appear, creating a greatly beloved character that has endured, what, three decades?

  • July 27, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Shatner SUCKS!!!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    The greatest moment in Star Trek was when Shatner's Kirk died the lamest death possible: falling off a bridge like the feeble old man he was.<p>No death in space combat... No heart attack while satisfying 27 green space hookers... No noble sacrifice to save the universe... Just tripping, "I've fallen and I can't get up," then pssst! He's Tribble food.<p>Shatner's spent the vast majority of his career dissing the Trekkie fandom, as well as hyping up his role in the series at the expense of the other (and often, better) actors he worked with.<p>Only in the last 15 years has he decided to act grateful for everything the role's given him, but the guy's STILL an incredibly pompous ass.<p>The thought of him festering in his own stew, frustrated that the producers of the new Trek would DARE to ask Nimoy and NOT him to be in the film gives me no end of pleasure! :)<p> Newsflash, Shatner: Your character is DEAD!!! The franchise has thrived for decades without your version of Kirk, and frankly, is far better off. Live with it.<p>Plus, I STILL think he killed his wife, before she could divorce him. "NOBODY takes James T. Kirk to the cleaners! NOBODY!!!!">:O<p>Screw Shatner.

  • July 27, 2007, 1:35 p.m. CST

    No Shat No Cry

    by Teddy Artery

    Can't think of any of today's actors who could fill William Shatner's shoes. Not a single one. Jim Carrey would do it in a heartbeat...

  • July 27, 2007, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Denny Crane.

    by DerLanghaarige

  • July 27, 2007, 2:28 p.m. CST


    by Pound Sand

    Can't wait, such a huge fan.

  • July 27, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Jamie Bamber as Kirk isn't the worst idea

    by Heckles

    Plus he can get the fat suit on if there any sequels. Noodge.

  • July 27, 2007, 3:19 p.m. CST


    by Stuntcock Mike

    The main question is why?

  • July 27, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    DARK KNIGHT TEASER in glorious quicktime

    by tile_mcgillus

  • July 27, 2007, 3:43 p.m. CST

    Man, he resembles Nimoy. Of course I have no idea

    by superninja

    if he can actually act. Nimoy was very charming and Spock had angst, but was not angsty the way every sensitive character is now portrayed. I'd love to believe they can pull this off. Like the titles design.

  • July 27, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Rockwell as Kirk.

    by superninja

    You know, not bad. I know Rockwell wants the part. He is a great actor and can be extremely charming.

  • July 27, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST

    Time line is bogus

    by burmafrd1944

    Unless you totally blow off the Cage/Menagerie episode. In there it is clear that Spock was on the Enterprise with Pike before Kirk was even in the Academy. Kirk was only 30 or 31 when given the Enterprise. That meant that since he went into the academy no earlier then age 17 he had only been in starfleet for 14 years at most, counting the academy. In the episode, it has been 17 years as the Commodore puts it- since the Enterprise was at that planet.

  • July 27, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST

    The Nimoy quote is laughable

    by magnetoelectric

    Ive been a Trekkie for almost 25 years now.Every cast in every incarnation has said the exact same thing about every movie.Star Trek cast =original fan boys=Like fan boys,that extreme level of "loyalty" does a disservice to the community.Just once Id love to hear a Trek Alumnist(of any level of involvement)say:"This fuckin script sucks ass balls,I wont be a part of it."

  • July 27, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    24 Adam

    by 40ozToFreedom

    didnt this guy beat women on 24?

  • July 27, 2007, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Armand Assanti=Scotty

    by Mutant Leader

    Just thought I'd throw that out there. . .

  • July 27, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Trek is back!!

    by DrPain

    Zachary Quinto is perfect, everything about this project is looking so good. Hated where Trek was heading back when Berman and Braga ran things. Go JJ!! Love the poster, love the casting so far, great director, Nimoy is back! Oh man. Suck it Stargate, suck it Battlestar, suck it Doctor Who, suck it Firefly...ect.

  • July 27, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Please, Firefly sucks, a Trek rip-off

    by DrPain

    the characters were sooo boring, more so that even Voyagers!

  • July 27, 2007, 9:33 p.m. CST

    McCoy is.....

    by No 6

    GARY SENISE. You know it's perfect... I can hear you weeping with joy...

  • July 27, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    All Firefly made me care about...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    ...Was wishing for a chance to nail the onboard hooker. Everyone else was worth blowing an airlock and completely jettisoning the first chance you got.<p>I mean, come on -- the legacy and creativity and actual cultural impact of the STAR TREK universe across all the DECADES since it debuted versus quickly cancelled, bad trenchcoat cowboys transporting cows -- I mean actual fucking COWS -- in space.<p>Yeah, right, there is SUCH a comparison to be made there!

  • July 27, 2007, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Fuck this reboot. Just LOOK at Nimoy there...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I say he looks pretty damn good in that photo. And sure the Shat has put on weight, but he's the FUCKING SHAT. Who the hell is EVER going to do Kirk better than the man who DID make him...literally...a global ICON?<p>After seeing that picture I have to say my enthusiasm for this project actually DROPPED a shitload. Simply because I'm NOT sitting here thinking "Oh boy, Quinto looks like he might be able to pull off the part"...<p>...But instead I'm looking at Nimoy and saying "Fuck this reboot shit! That IS Spock standing right there. So wise up and put him and the REAL KIRK back on the screen one more time."<p>For crying out loud, all they have to do is sit on a Bridge and say things like "I'm detecting an energy signature" and "Fire Photon Torpedoes, full spread!" Even at their age they'd STILL kick Quinto and New Kirk's ass. And I bet the average movie goer would agree!

  • July 27, 2007, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Shia LaBeouf as KIRK!

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    You KNOW you want it.

  • July 28, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    by symphy

    Nuff said.

  • July 28, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    gary senise

    by 12characters

    That is gooooood.

  • July 28, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    I will always be your friend, Jim


    Now eject my remains so I do not have to be in a JJ abrams project. Flavor of the month. MI3 sux, alias=horseface star=abrams pretentious shit=suck star trek since wrath of khan=sux

  • July 28, 2007, 9:36 a.m. CST



    Its as pointless as being first...

  • July 28, 2007, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Kirk/Spock and the Deathly Hallows

    by BigAssFan

    This whole thing feels like in Goldmember when they showed young Austin and young Dr. Evil all at Spy School. Did Harry Potter and Hermoinne also go to Star Fleet Academy?

  • July 28, 2007, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Video of the panel

    by ororo_munroe

    My apologies, put it up in another talkback. Failed to realize there was, of course, an entire section full of coverage. <BR>

  • July 28, 2007, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Shatner can still do one armed pushups!!

    by picardsucks

    No BullShit!!!

  • July 28, 2007, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Nimoy looks amazing.

    by Smashing

    Just use the real cast.

  • July 28, 2007, 1:23 p.m. CST

    Star Trek

    by mrbong

    that was the one with the funny shaped spaceship, wasn't it? yeah, i think in remember it. not bad!

  • July 28, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Captain Kirk to Spock in new movie

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Kirk "Spooock. father!"

  • July 28, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Hey Big Dumb Ape...

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    I couldn't agree with you more. You cannot replace icons and that's what they are trying to do while the icons themselves are still very much alive and able to play those roles. Which I guess they will be doing in this movie and more or less "passing the torch" (which I am sure we will hear in some review) to the new cast playing those beloved roles. It's a sad sad time in the world of Star Trek. <BR> <BR> Fuck it. At least I got my original series box set on DVD and all the movies. I guess that's all the trek I need.

  • July 28, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    has j.j. abrams said anything

    by lucid dreamstate

    about star trek at comic con? sorry if this has already been discussed, i couldn't find any news about his comments if he made any.

  • July 28, 2007, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Its funny how this is news about spock

    by TheFunkyEnigma

    But all the posts are about Kirk!...and so's this one!.....maby spock will learn about an ancient alien religion known as Jedi, and Kirk can come back as a force Spirit!!!!!

  • July 28, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    this thread is basically dead huh?

    by lucid dreamstate

    so is the cloverfield thread. oh well.

  • July 28, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Allpowerfulwizard, you're dead on target

    by Big Dumb Ape

    It would be one thing IF the actors were would even be one thing if they were waaaaaay too old to resume the roles...but the simple truth is they're not. As I said before, looking at that picture of Quinto with Nimoy, and how good Nimoy still looks, it's the same reaction as the Karen Allen/Marion returns Talkback. You see the person, see how good they still look, at which point you get pumped up and say, "Yeah, baby! Bring it on! I want to see the ORIGINAL people back again."<p>Plus, this isn't like STAR WARS where you STARTED OFF with an old Kenobi (and clearly Alec Guiness LOOKED old as he imprinted Obi Wan into our cultural consciousness). This isn't like SW where you could get away with saying "Hey, let's do some prequels and show Obi Wan in his prime, since we've never seen that" -- because that's the truth Abrams is ignoring. WE HAVE SEE IT.<p>I mean, seriously, when you really, really stop and think about this, there's some seriously fucked up logic to Abrams thinking here. I swear, I can picture him sitting across from any of us and saying "Yeah, this is going to be great! I'm gonna start the movie off with Shatner and Nimoy sitting around, looking the way they do now, and they'll talk about the which point I'm gonna stage a cool transition onscreen, at which point I'm gonna show you what Kirk and Spock were like when they were younger and more virile and out kicking ass across the galaxy on their first 5-year mission together."<p>At which point I know I'd say, "Oh. Back to when they were younger and more virile and kicking ass on their first 5-year mission together. Right, got it. You mean JUST LIKE IN THE TV SHOW when they WERE younger and more virile and out kicking ass on their first 5-year mission together?!?"<P>The more and more I think about this one, how Abrams ever sold Paramount on this is once again a testament to the Jeff Goldblum rule of THE LOST WORLD and yet another worst idea in the long, sad history of bad ideas...

  • July 29, 2007, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Amen, Big Dumb Ape!

    by ComputerGuy68

    And that fucking walking eyebrow is NOT Spock!!! Go ahead and cast Damon and this franchise will be dead to me forever...

  • July 30, 2007, 6:57 a.m. CST

    They will never find a Kirk to fit...

    by screamster101

    It's hopeless. Quinto is a good fit for Spock, but what young actor out there fits the "Kirk" shoes? Nobody. Good luck with that one...