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Some Confirmed Details On The Casting For The New JJ Abrams STAR TREK!

Hey, everyone. ”Moriarty” here. There’s been a lot of speculation about what age range to expect when we see the new STAR TREK movie next year. Well, speculate no more. I can tell you exactly what age the characters are going to be, courtesy of the actual casting breakdowns:

STAR TREK Feature Film SAG PARAMOUNT PICTURES/BAD ROBOT [JAMES KIRK] 23-29 Handsome,cocky self assured and earnest. Great physical condition. 6 ft or less [LEONARD(BONES)MCOY] -28-32 Medic on the Enterprise. Smart, clever and a bit danger-loving. Dark hair, blue eyes. [UHURA] 25ish -African American. Brilliant, beautiful, heroic and FUN!, Uhura is almost tom-boyish - as if she grew up in a houseful of brothers. [SULU] 25-32 -Asian American male (preferably Japanese). Helmsman on the Enterprise. Extremely fit, capable and dedicated. A bit of a wildcat [MONTGOMERY(SCOTTY) SCOTT] -28-32 a brilliant ship's engineer. Must be able to do a flawless Scottish accent!
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  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by MoleyRusselsWart

    No point.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    No. 2!! Oh wait.....

    by closeencounter


  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:39 p.m. CST

    "Flawless scottish accent"?

    by Brundlefly

    Why the fuck don't they just hire a scottish actor?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST


    by Spicypeanut

    buh? Where's the Vulcan? They also forgot to mention overacting for the Kirk part.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:40 p.m. CST

    awww man, I'm too old to play Kirk

    by Sir Loin

    I thought Scotty and McCoy were older than everyone else? Shouldn't they be in their late 30's?

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Spock's been cast already

    by krushjudgement

    It's some guy from Heroes I think. I'm not sure though, I don't watch TV.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    To Boldly Go......

    by calnorso

    I grew up more of a Star Wars fan than a Star Trek fan like most people, but I have to admit I'm pretty excited about this project.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Watch these fuckers cast Beyonce as Uhura or something.

    by JusticeSabre


  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST


    by ByTor

    Zachary Quinto ("Sylar" on Heroes) is the new young Spock. And Nimoy is in the new flick as well. (No Shat, however.)

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Uhura is a tomboy?

    by BrowncoatJedi

    I guess she won't be wearing a miniskirt.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    And, no.

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Brundlefly, why would they go and hire a Scot?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Of course, it's bad enough that Roddenberry names the character Scottie. Like we couldn't figure out he was Scottish by his fake accent. They should just hire the guy who does Scrooge McDuck. And they could show Scottie counting pennies.</p> <p>But they don't hire Americans anymore to play Americans, so why not? Go hire an Aussie to play him. How about Hugo Weaving? "I canna make it fookin work, Captain!"

  • Aug. 4, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    They need to find a racist pig to play McCoy.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Because he was one racist mother.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Are they casting SPICE GIRLS IN SPACE?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Look at those descriptions: "a bit danger-loving," "almost tom-boyish," "bit of a wildcat," "a brilliant ship's engineer."</p> <p>Okay, they had nothing fun for Scotty, but they should have written something like "likes to get drunk and screw."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:04 a.m. CST

    Is anyone actually interested in this movie?

    by FreeKill

    I want to see a story about the original series characters starting out about as much as I want to hammer myself in the head with a bat. Here's an idea...How about a Star Trek movie that takes place in the Future? Why do we constantly have to keep going back into the past? Take a 500 year jump after Voyager, pick a whole new crew, do some space based war, and Whammo, you have a whole new franchise...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:08 a.m. CST

    I'm interested...if Scotty gets drunk and screws!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Captain, I need more...more...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I'm interested...if Uhura is played by Chris Tucker!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Now THAT's what I call fun!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:12 a.m. CST

    no chekov?

    by Bouncy X

    i realize he wasnt in the show from day one meaning he couldnt be around for this prequel but you'd figure hollywood would find a way to shove his character in there anyway.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    They might already have an actor cast for Chekov.

    by Bronx Cheer

    They don't list Spock either.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    This list

    by HBO

    Is full of fail, where is the originality in it? Everyone is described as being extremely fit or beautiful.. Why? Obviously they couldn't depict normal people, we wouldn't want a ship full of fatties, but still? And scotty needs to have a flawless scottish accent? Well no shit.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:16 a.m. CST

    I hope they get the guy from Mad TV to play Sulu.

    by Bronx Cheer

    That would be fabulous.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Oh, c'mon, HBO. It's the 12th film in a franchise based

    by Bronx Cheer

    on a TV series from the 60s that lasted only three seasons. You want originality? Then get behind SPICE GIRLS IN SPACE.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST


    by Wheel99

    wouldnt be in this movie as he didnt get on the Enterprise until the second season of TOS. Spock was already cast so thats why he isnt on there. My big question is who will play Yeoman Rand?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:29 a.m. CST

    I like to get behind Spice Girls in Space!!

    by strangernparadis

    Geri Halliwel... zero gravity... oh the possibilities

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:34 a.m. CST

    Oh, they'll squeeze Chekov in there somehow.

    by Bronx Cheer

    He'll be a little kid who follows Scotty around. "Wodka!" "Scotch!" "Wodka!" "Scotch!" They argue about which drink is the best, and then they get drunk and screw!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:35 a.m. CST

    Yoeman Rand has to be Scarlett.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Blonde, beautiful, and dumb as a post.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Chekov in JJ's STAR TREK = Flames on Optimus

    by zillabeast

    Make it not so.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:47 a.m. CST

    I bet the write Sulu as openly gay.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Let's face it. It's the future. There will probably be a few gay people in space. (Yes, that's a little tongue-in-cheek humor.) It would be a nice hat tip to George Takei to have his character out. Continuity be damned. (It already is.)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    I think I'm too old for this 35.

    by Sappers Forward

    Awesome dude! It's the Fun, Fit, Daring, sexy, and dangerous young cast. Suddenly I just don't care about this 90210 meets the final frontier teenybopper romp.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    This shit stinks.

    by The True Priapic

    Scotty should be given a tragic story arc,maybe something original like a drink problem.He's constantly shit-faced and the federation wants to sack him but Kirk loyally stands by his man.At the end Scotty overcomes his addictiona nd just manages to restart the dilithium crystals saving the ship. "Jings CAptain!Ah cannae believe it!Ahm as sober as a vulcan an ahv nae pissed mae sel fer oors!"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    Xiphos, "he" is McCoy. The fictional character was a

    by Bronx Cheer

    terrible bigot. I never identified the actor who played him. I was only referring to the fake guy. The one who would call Spock a green-blooded half-breed. Is that source enough for ya!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    True Priapic, don't make Scotty sober!

    by Bronx Cheer

    He needs to get drunk and...wait for it...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:23 a.m. CST

    Oh my god, are you a McCoy apologist?

    by Bronx Cheer

    Are you next going to excuse Kirk for his inability to keep his pants zipped up for two freakin' hours? Don't even start. I was just about to take my sad old self to bed.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST


    by soundjunkie

    Gerard Butler! Oh yeah! Who else?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Who will see this?

    by robzass

    Trekkies. Thats it.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:35 a.m. CST

    Justin Timberlake for Capt. Kirk & Jessica Biel

    by glodene

    in blackface for Uhura...Afterall, she got an AZZ like a sista'.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Beyonce can play that Green Bitch that Capt. Kirk Boned

    by glodene

    That was initially played by Yvonne Craig (Batgirl) back in da' day.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:39 a.m. CST

    I will only see this film...

    by Bronx Cheer

    if the giant rat from Cloverfield appears in a wormhole effect and the Enterprise has to slingshot around the Sun to create a warp in time-space to travel back in time to when Kirk was four and got laid for the first time. He needs to go back to tell little Sally, "I love you, but there's another woman in my life, and her name is... Enterprise." And then Spock almost smiles when he catches Scotty having sex in a Jeffries Tube with one of those soon to be dead redshirts.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:41 a.m. CST

    If Kirk takes his shirt off, they all better.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Show me what you got, Scotty!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Because you were thinking of boobies, and they come in

    by Bronx Cheer


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Jesscia Biel could be Nurse Chapel. I can see her hot

    by Bronx Cheer

    for Spock.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Make a movie about Scotty!

    by Bronx Cheer


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:54 a.m. CST

    In da' words of Scotty re Fergie

    by glodene

    "But Keptn' I can't get it up! She's an' ugly beast she is, an foine broth a lad wi' betta' standerds'"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:56 a.m. CST

    James Hartwell would be awesome.

    by Bronx Cheer

    JJ, kill everyone else in the movie, but leave the lone redshirt alive. Hartwell Lives!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:57 a.m. CST

    I'm finished.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Mental illness needs to rest.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    WELSHIE!!!! NOOOOOO!!!!!!

    by ZeroCorpse

    Poor Welshie.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:01 a.m. CST


    by LordEnigma

    Seriously: if you do not have Chekov in this movie JJ... go fuck yourself. CHEKOV is the motherfucking man. If you have Sulu by the helm by himself. Who the fuck is going to be sitting next to him? CHEKOV IS NOT FLAMES ON OPTIMUS... HE'S MOTHERFUCKING CHEKOV! A Star Trek movie without Chekov is like sex without an orgasm. Damn right I am serious. Serious, brah. Serious.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:14 a.m. CST

    Chekov was a badazz in Babylon 5

    by glodene

    Oh. i meant "i'm a foine broth a lad" I gots ta' work on my scottish brogue.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:15 a.m. CST


    by Dokkalvar

    I mean seriously, is there anyway they could NOT do this? The whole thing sounds like complete crappola. Not necessary. Possibly annoying as hell, well more then likely. It's akin to that tax hike on internet radio or fines for people taking photos of the streets in NYC; so not a good idea. So, Why? WHYWHYWHYWHYWHY? Why do you (addressing those who do) wanna see this? and my answer to you, with as much shock as I can conjure, "really?" I don't care whos making this it's just a bad, stupid, stupid idea. Mark my words, there is going to be screams for blood once the publicity photos get released.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    "Preferably Japanese"

    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    Watch them cast Zhang Ziyi, cos all Asians look the same and no one will know she's not Japanese, right? And when was Uhuru "FUN!"??? What is she in this remake, a fucking teletubbie?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:21 a.m. CST

    hang on

    by mrbong

    yeah, i remember this Star Trek thing now. William Shatner, yeah?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    Would a Rocky movie work without Stallone?

    by cyclo

    Would a Rocky movie work with a different actor cast as Rocky? Like Rocky, the original Star Trek roles of Kirk, Spock, Bones etc. are NOT generic. Shatner IS Kirk. Nimoy IS Spock. Kelley IS Bones. Doohan IS Scott. Takei IS Sulu. Now I'm sure plenty of folks will still go see this movie for the effects regardless if new actors are attempting to fill these impossible to fill roles, and maybe the plot will be decent, but the magic will be GONE! Try making a Rocky movie with a different actor (NOT Stallone) playing Rocky. WON'T WORK! And it won't work with different actors playing Kirk, Spock, Bones etc. either!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST


    by Dokkalvar

    I mean really? Seriously? like not just idle talk. Why couldn't this have just stopped at "Hey wouldn't it be cool." because once you sober up, ---it just isn't cool. <P> "Hey I got an idea... let's make all those Trekkers/Trekkie's really mad, while simultaneously annoying anyone who remembers the show and movies by replacing the cast of with a group cutesy 20 something look-a-likes while also making a really boring movie!" Brilliant! Here's too much money.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:33 a.m. CST

    Don't know but Uhura was a bit more refined to me

    by Doc_Strange

    She pretty much opened the door for a lot of African American actresses plus having the first interracial kiss on television, and she was actually pretty hot stuff back in the day with their mini skirt uniforms. But it seems like the character they want now isn't like the old school character they had before.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    Checkov could be in the movie (here's why)

    by Defiant

    While he wasn't on the show till season 2 where he was a member of the Bridge crew, it is likely he worked in another area of the ship and we never saw him. Checkov and Khan did recognize each other in Wrath of Khan, and Khan was in a season one episode.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST


    by Hardboiled Wonderland

    I agree mate. Nichelle Nichols' Uhuru was refined, mature and classy. Every single character is described as "wild and sassy"; it'd be nice to see one character who isn't an attention whore with ADHD (Spock the obvious exception). This is going to be Rob's-Going-Away-Party in Space.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:21 a.m. CST

    Scotty should be Henry Ian Cusick

    by RokurGepta

    He's PERFECT

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:24 a.m. CST

    No Welshie?

    by Raphman

    What is this world coming to?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:28 a.m. CST

    They should just do it CGI

    by RokurGepta

    so the living actors could voice the characters....

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:46 a.m. CST

    I can still pass for 29. Let me be Kirk!

    by DarthCorleone

    Granted, I have no acting experience.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:47 a.m. CST

    I agree. Uhura and her fan-dance was fun.

    by DarthCorleone

    Of course, that was Star Trek V...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:06 a.m. CST

    This. Is Going. To SUCK.

    by DOGSOUP

    "Brilliant, beautiful, heroic and FUN!"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Beyonce isn't the only hot african american around..

    by Jugs

    ...give Uhura to somebody who can act. PS Billy Boyd with a dark wig and maybe lifters in his shoes as Scotty or David Tennant.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:11 a.m. CST

    Uhura grew up in a houseful of brothers?

    by Boba Fat

    Hardly Mr Rodenberry's utopian vision

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:12 a.m. CST

    Eminem as Kirk

    by DOGSOUP

    You know it is in the realm of possibility now...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:17 a.m. CST

    Who will be cast as the hot alien chicks?

    by Rindain

    That is the important question.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:26 a.m. CST

    Carson Beckett = Scotty?

    by kinanswer

    Paul McGillion would be typecast for the rest of his life I'm sure.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:32 a.m. CST

    cast suggestions

    by RokurGepta

    James Franco as Kirk <br> Henry Ian Cusick as Scotty <br> Josh hartnett as Bones <br> Beyonce as Uhura <br> James Kyson Lee as Sulu

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST

    You mean, a "flawlesh shcottish akchent"

    by SpencerTrilby


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST


    by Redfive!

    Isnt it alittle too late to be retooling This franchise after its sucked for say...25 years??,wrath of kahn and part 4 were the only good ones and even those werent that great...well wrath of kahn was pretty sweet.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:44 a.m. CST

    He's DEAD Jim...

    by LargoJr

    I need to hear it at least once in this film... I can forgive anything if they do it :)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Chekov and Wikipedia ....

    by kilpack

    from wikipedia: "Pavel Andreievich Chekov is a young and naïve ensign who first appeared on-screen in The Original Series’ second season as the Enterprise's navigator. However, The Wrath of Khan established that he had been assigned to the ship sometime prior to the first season episode "Space Seed"." <br> <br> --Do I Smell Borscht? <br> <br> [Hey what about some Q?]

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:04 a.m. CST

    Perfect Scotty

    by halffrog

    ... would be James McAvoy. With 28 he is a scot of right age. Would be Scotty before he got bloated, though.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:41 a.m. CST

    say basically

    by RokurGepta

    Wrath of Khan had some minor retcon to TOS with the whole checkov being recognized by Khan thing...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:57 a.m. CST

    Please comment on part 1 of a story I just wrote

    by RokurGepta

    The small boat floated along seemingly alone, in the vast body of water. Above it, A pale sunless sky, blanketed in clouds, looked down upon the small craft, as wave after wave gently lapped against the sides of the boat, rocking it back and forth. A lone man, lay sleeping inside the boat, quietly snoring, oblivious to his surroundings. A larger wave broke against the boat, sending a splash of freezing cold water at the man, abruptly waking him up. The frightened man, looked around frantically, unaware of where he was, and how he had gotten there. "WHERE THE HELL AM I" he screamed to the sky. <p> The last thing the man remembered driving to Upper Bidwell Park, and going for a hike in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The man scanned the horizon in every direction, and he was definately not near any mountains at the moment, in fact no land was visible whatsoever. However, there was something visible though. Off in the distance, he could make out another object adrift in the vast body of water. The man shrugged, and decided to take inventory, and examine the small craft separating him from the freezing cold water below. Above him, the sky began to darken, and the wind began to pick up causing the waves began to grow in size, and more often than not, water was finding its way into the craft. <p> The man shivered and realized he could be in for a problem, he was becoming soaked, and it seemed to be getting darker, which meant he would only be getting colder. Continuing to examine to the craft, the man discovered a old fashioned key, and an not so small leak. The boat was sinking, albeit, slowly, but as with all sinking boats, the sinking would eventually become precariously fast. The man decided his only course of action was to begin paddling, towards whatever was floating in the distance, hoping that whatever he discovered would be less likely to sink. Since there were no paddles, the man had to use his hands to paddle, and as he closed the gap between his boat and the object, he was able to make out what it was To his surprise, it was a raft, featureless save for the fact that in the center of the raft, was a door, an upright door that didn't seem to be attached to anything. <p> It began to rain, and not a light rain, but a heavy rain, and with it the winds were picking up more, and the waves quickly became very violent. And as the sinking of the boat became eminent, another thing became clear, that the violent waves were in a way helping him, actually bringing him closer to the raft with the strange door. A particularly omnipitent wave began bearing down on the boat, and the man decided he only had one course of action left, to swim. The man made sure to grab the key, and jumped into the water, swimming the rest of the way there. <p> Pulling himself onto the raft, he did the one thing anyone would do in his situation, he tried to open the door. It was locked of course. It was quite dark at this point, and the man was cold and wet, and there was not much to hold on to, save for the door. "The Key" he shouted to himself. The man put the key in the lock, and turned it, feeling it click, the man actually smiled. "Are you my lucky key or what" he said to the key, as he pulled it out, grasped it in his hands. "Lets see" he said to the key again, and turned the doorknob, opening the door to reveal......

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:07 a.m. CST

    No PHUCKING Beyonce as Uhura Paramount!

    by The Founder

    I don't have a problem with her, but let her stick to singing or doing musicals. it's painful to watch her try and act. The only movie she was good in was Dreamgirls, and she did well cause it wasn't much of a challange playing a role that closly mirrors your real life.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    Drew Sidora, Kerry Washinton, or Zoe Saldana for......

    by The Founder

    Uhura!!!!! These are real actresses and not from the music school of acting that Beyonce attended. There are also others that can fit the bill, but i just wanted to point out some crediable black actresse that can really act in case paramount is reading.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Star Trek: The OC Edition

    by palewook

    JJ goes too young and it will turn off some of the fans. A bunch of 22 yr olds wont be able to save this franchise.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:28 a.m. CST

    Uhura is tomboyish?, Please no Missy or Queen Latifah

    by The Founder

    I have to agree, the dipiction of Uhura sounds off. A house full of brothers and tomboyish? WTF does that mean? The Uhura in the oringinal was sexy and acoomplished, she wasn't some damn tomboy. I just see Paramount and Abrams desexing her and got her speaking in todays slang, even though the film is supposed to be a few hundred years in the future.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    Sweet Christ.

    by The True Priapic

    If Scotty is going to be an alcoholic then maybe Bones can be his confidant and try to keep his secret from the crew.Uhura will find empty botttles of Bells whiskey stashed Keith Chegwin style around the ship.Chekov will be a young up and coming cadet,a strict law abider who gradually looks up to Kirk because of his rule-breaking,hot headed ways.He will have a schoolboy crush on Uhura thus creating a teacher/student relationship.Spock will be consistantly tempted to release his human side and will s truggle throughout the film with prejudice and flatulence.Sulu will be a staunch Japanese apologist and will spend the entirety of the movie in his quarteres wanking to Jap rape porn and then crying in to his hands after cumming,pleading for forgiveness from a Chinese crewman who has threatened to report the incident between them when Sulu stuck his finger up his arse and then forced the other crewmember to sniff it.Kirk will be a cunt to women and generally treat them like shit."You're pregnant,Carol?Well?Get rid of it,fuckwit."In a nod to the original fans the Enterprise will encounter Gene Rodenberry's ashes in space only for Scotty to beam it up and snort it off Janice Rand's tits.The story will centre around Kirk,Spock and McCoy vying for the affections of the same woman.These cocky young lads will not get the girl but will bond through the experience.The girl will walk out of their lives and into a bar only to be met by Sulu who romances her with stories of anal orgasms and felching.The last scene is Nimoy looking wistfully at the stars and he will whisper "Fuck me.Gene's gonna shit.Genes gonna kill us!" Wll,is he gonna shit or kill us.Make his fucking mind up.Fuck this shit idea I want my Picard back getting angry and shouting soliloquies about how it's morally wrong and all that at Riker or some other stooge then I want him to kick some arse but do it nobly goddammit.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:36 a.m. CST

    The Founder

    by RokurGepta

    Kerry Washington all the way, good idea!!!!!!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:46 a.m. CST

    And another thing....

    by The True Priapic

    I want some fucking resoltion to all the fucking years I put into giving a shit about the Next Generation!I mean,I'm sure the fucking phones must be ringing all fucking day with people begging for new original Trek stories,huh?Wankers.Absolute wankers.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    I would prefer a bad/cheesy scottish accent

    by Diagnostic

    I would also like them to battle alien Nazis or Roman Gladiators.<br><br>Ben Stiller for Dr. McCoy! Get that Owen dude for Kirk. F-uuuhhnnn.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Help ma boab!

    by The True Priapic

    "JIngs,Jeemy!Yer pushing' her too far!She cannae tek i'!She'll rip apar',oh crivvens!Gi' 'er a wee bi' a slack,jeemy!She cannae tek i' yu durty cun'!!" "Scotty,what are you doing in my bedroom?"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Is this a remake of the first film

    by cromwell1666

    or a reimagining of the entire concept? After having seen decades worth of work relating to the Star Trek franchise, Something just doesn't feel right about a reimagining. Especially since the last film came out only a few years ago. However, if JJ decided to re-imagine Star Wars Episodes 1-3, Id be very excited.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Dammit, Jim...

    by Green Arrow

    I'm a doctor, not a 30-year-old danger loving medic!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:11 a.m. CST

    [Kirk] Must be able to do a flawless Shatnerian accent!

    by Koborover

    It's the only thing that matters.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:12 a.m. CST

    Also- please no celebrity cameos just because..

    by cromwell1666

    someone with a name is a Star Trek fan. Tell Christian Slater to blow it out his ass.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:14 a.m. CST

    Paul McGillion & Henry Ian Cusick are both

    by darquelyte

    Too old. Paul is 38 and Henry is 40. Both would have been good choices, but are just too old for the roles as written (although Scotty should be older than the others and be about 32-35.) Gerard Butler also is 38 and too old. David Tennant is 36 and too old but looks maybe? Ewan McGregor is also 36. They might have to go British and cast someone like Jim Sturgess of Across The Universe...he's only 28. Or they could go Irish and get Cillian Murphy as he's 31.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:20 a.m. CST

    They should make Zulu over-the-top gay

    by cromwell1666

    so everyone will be afraid that he'll misinterpret 'wiping out the Klingons aroud Uranus.'

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST


    by sirbroiler

    What a bunch of bitches! If you don't want to see the movie, if you can't grasp the simple concept of re-imagining, if you're gonna cry because Shatner isn't squeezing his fat arse into a girdle to play old Kirk, then don't go see the movie. If J.J. is good at anything, it's finding great, often unknown actors who bring depth and human conflict to their characters. Anything is going to be better than Nemesis - the largest hunk of Trek turd out there.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:50 a.m. CST

    JJ wants to buttrape another 60's TV show?

    by SpencerTrilby

    I feel bad for the trekkies. Smells like a "serious" Galaxy Quest. Let him cast his friend Jonathan Rhys Myers as McCoy, for a laugh...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Paul Giamatti for Mud

    by Danger Vole

    I've heard a rumor that Matt Damon wants in.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST


    by lost.rules

    "Ship... out of danger? Don't mourn, Jim. It is logical. The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. I have, and always shall be your friend. Live long, and prosper." <p> I cry like a bitch when I see that scene. :(

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling for Kirk

    by Drath

    I think he'd be pretty good, and looks right for the part about as much as Quinto does. But what the hell is up with him being younger or even the same age as Uhura and Sulu?!?! Also, what do we have to do to get Gary Sinise cast as McCoy? Seriously, it's perfect. Even the age difference would be believable.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:08 a.m. CST

    I know already that I'm going to hate this movie.

    by Klaus Herzog

    Recasting classic characters = too silver flames on Optimus's nipples.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:09 a.m. CST

    ...and afterwards - a spin-off TV series!

    by BillyTheFish

    Yeah, just think. JJ could give us series after tiresome series of 'character' flashbacks without actually forwarding the story in any way. I can see it now. He could call it 'Lost...In Space!'. No, hang on, we've done that. How about Star Trek - Boldly Going Nowhere' Yawn...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Movie Magic

    by JumpinJehosaphat

    I now officially hate teh interwebz. Before things like AICN existed, there was no home for casting office sheets, secretly taken properties pictures, out of context story snippets, and all the other bullshit that comes out of sites like this. You'd think I'd have the good sense to stop reading, but you'd be wrong. Instead, I join the rest of the mouth-breathing fanboy community in looking at this and going "Oh crap! They're going to rape my childhood again by allowing Hollywood to make the next Star Trek film!" I bet if I'd have seen the casting sheet for Wrath of Khan back in the day, I'd have asked, "What kind of turd are they trying to make now?"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    The Official Cast *CONFIRMED*

    by George Ipicula

    Jensen Ackles as Kirk Shane West as Bones James McAvoy as Scottie Christina Milian as Uhuru The Japanese Guy From TV's "Heroes" as Sulu

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:58 a.m. CST


    by George Ipicula

    how do you format the posts?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Sure, sure...what about the story?

    by Token

    The sad part is that after they spend millions on sets and special effects, hire a slew of hot young actors and hype them to the skies, the story line will look like something an eighth-grader dreamed up during study period...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:12 a.m. CST


    by George Ipicula

    Wilmer Valderrama is taking the Ricardo Montalban role. FYI.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:20 a.m. CST

    haha.. "and FUN!"

    by BizarroJerry

    Sounds like they're some kiddie show on TV.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:22 a.m. CST

    African American. Brilliant, beautiful, heroic and FUN!

    by Cotton McKnight

    WTF? How could this give anyone any kind of hope, at all? This just sounds terrible! By the way, I think the new talkback catchphrase is in these descriptions. There is a laundry list to pick from.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    I'm listening to an Aussie folk musician...

    by Bronx Cheer

    and reading this TB again, having a laugh, and realizing that Uhura growing up in a house full of boys means one thing to Hollywood types: she's going to play a mean game of basketball. Add that to the fact that she can sing like a church mouse and answer the phones, well, can we ask for anything more from "the help?" Just hope that she doesn't get too uppity because that will piss off Dr. Leonard "I Hate Everybody" McCoy. Seriously, Bones, have another mint julep and sleep it off. And Sulu, quit trying to look up Scotty's kilt!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:27 a.m. CST

    You know, the cop on Psych would play Bones.

    by Cotton McKnight

    You know, Detective Lasseter. They kind of look the same and I think he could do a good southern accent. And since when is Dr. McCoy "danger loving" anyway? Do you EVER remember him being danger loving? And when was Uhura "FUN!"???

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    dresden files canceled

    by palewook

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Uhura is a tiger! Bones is an X-Gamer!

    by Bronx Cheer

    And Yoeman Rand, well, she's randy!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:33 a.m. CST

    George Ipicula

    by bobwiley

    Have those roles seriously been confirmed. If those are the actors, I think this could turn out to be pretty good. Ackles is pretty damn good on Supernatural.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:37 a.m. CST

    JusticeSabre re: Beyonce

    by dr sauch

    Dude, my thoughts EXACTLY. The first thing I thought when I read the Uhura character bio was 'shit, this is going to be beyonce, or some other musician with no acting ability'. I hope they have more sense than that.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:41 a.m. CST

    This will...

    by Shazzah

    ...suck worse than the original series did, without the added benefit of everyone deciding it was cool after all several years later.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    OH, as far as...

    by Shazzah

    Those character breakdowns go, I wouldn't believe them for a second. It's unlikely they would be that short and vague, given the nature of the project. I mean, I read for a VO role for a video game recently, and the character breakdown for ONE character was almost a page long...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:05 a.m. CST

    I don't care who they cast.

    by Dokkalvar

    I don't care who directs this, or writes this OR who's cast, because at it's very core its a stupid, annoying idea that should have never gone past the drunken buddy "wouldn't that be great" phase. bad Hollywood, BAD! Now go lay down.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST


    by nolan bautista

    what about the Gorn? (Reptillian,cold-blooded but sensitive,gentle yet firm, still kisses w/ saliva)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    The Gorn is cast. james Woods is thrilled!

    by Bronx Cheer


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Khan and Chekov had the hots for the same girl...

    by Billyeveryteen

    According to the Wrath of Khan book.<P>Yes, I read it.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:30 a.m. CST

    Paul McGillion as SCOTTY!

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    He already proved he can do a Scottish accent in ATLANTIS, let him do SCOTTY!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Jame Kirk?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Are there any actors (age 25-29) out there who even WANT to go where this man has gone before? Dang.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Redfive is gay

    by picardsucks

    James Franco as Kirk - perfect casting Kerry Washington as Uhura Takeshi Kaneshiro as Sulu (from House of Flying Dagggers and one of Asia's top 5 stars for those that don't know) And Redfive, out of the closet again huh. You just love to get cornholed in these forums don't you. Does anyone care??? Apparently a huge chunk of fandom does. ComicCon was all about two movies Indy and Trek. And our Franchise has sucked for 25 years??? Agreed the whole Next Gen Experience sucked but it was not real Star Trek. Take the AT AT out of your ass and consider your comment. The last great Star Wars film was Empire Strikes back which came out in 1980!! Your franchise has dissapointed more people for a much longer period of time douchebag, it's called math. It's ok though you can jump on the bandwagon and trade in your ForceFX lightsaber for a phaser anytime. Just fight the temptation and keep it away from you poophole. Original Star Trek is back. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy, droppkicking badguys, banging hot alien chicks and phasers on kill!!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Just cast all Heroes actors

    by chrth

    Peter Petrelli as Bones. Hiro as Sulu. Sylar as Spock. Simone as Uhura. Claire as Nurse Chapel. Ando as Kirk.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Who's going to play Finnigan?

    by CerebralAssassin

    I thought this was going to take place during the Academy years. This casting looks like they're on the frickin' Enterprise.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Original Star Trek is a true evergreen series

    by Cult Exiter

    that still gonna be enjoyed 1000 years from now... Hope this new ride even partly reaches the similar levels of human mind, passion and humour, and cheese.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    New title-

    by dirtsandwich

    Star Trek: "It's a Lion!"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    umm, McCoy on -32???

    by datachasm

    yep... seeing this list is kinda shattering my confidence. McCoy could be up to 10 years older than Kirk... and im thinking Gary Sinise is a perfect fit.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    and another thing...

    by datachasm

    revisiting TOS, priceless. lets hope its not like Enterprise, where it disrespects the design of TOS. but why recast the crew? i think a HUGE fuck up is in progress. do a live action with Pike, and revisit TOS crew with a animation like what Pixar does. the people at Paramount have no fucking clue.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Star Trek 08 "To boldly fuck over all fans of the TOS"

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Should be the tag line for the film. <BR> <BR> Everyone agree?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    "as if she grew up in a houseful of brothers"

    by jfp2007

    Anyone else find that somewhat hilarious given it's in Token's description?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:05 p.m. CST


    by jfp2007

    Why recast? Because they're all dead or dying.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Robbie Williams as Kirk...

    by TheLastAngryMan

    ...was some ridiculous rumour i read in the British press, although it is in keeping with our current trend of dumping our shit on you yanks (Michelle Ryan, Sienna Miller and ofcourse David fucking Beckham and his skeletor wife Posh).

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by smylexx

    What's the point of giving Scotty a perfect Scottish accent? Wouldn't that break continuity? I mean, he never had a Scottish accent before...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    William Shatner was handsome

    by FriendliestGost

    William Shatner was handsome and in good physical condition <br> George Takei was extremely fit. <br> Nichelle Nichols as sexy. <br> What exactly is the problem with these casting descriptions? Having a bunch of average looking people on board the Enterprise would be revisionist.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Scotty lost his accent while they chased

    by SpencerTrilby

    the Cloverfield rat in a timewarp quasar. You're not following, dude.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Daniel Dae Kim as Sulu - a fucking no-brainer

    by performingmonkey

    Fuck Heroes, I don't want anymore Heroes cast in this. McCoy needs to be 10 years older than Kirk. Scotty too. Yes, have Kirk as the young hero, but that doesn't mean the rest of the cast needs to be his age. By the way, who's playing Ensign Ro?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    David Tennant for Scotty?

    by SpyGuy

    Tennant's a Scot, right? Too bad he's probably booked with DOCTOR WHO Series Four because I think he'd be great.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:04 p.m. CST

    TOO SOON!!

    by Pageiv

    I thought Sulu was openly gay.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Star Treck is some boring shit

    by Fridge

    Besides Trekkies, who the hell wants to see the reboot of a series that was already dead and buried?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:28 p.m. CST


    by BenBraddock

    "Captain, she cannae take ony mair, ye doss cunt!!!"

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:54 p.m. CST

    Their ages

    by DiernaSoul

    WTF?! So now they're all roughly the same age?! Lesse... Kirk was born in 2233, McCoy was born in 2227, Scotty was born in 2222, Uhura was born in 2239, Spock was born in 2230 and Sulu in 2237. Notice something here? So sure lets break continuity and have em all be the same fraking age. They can't even have Chekov in it since he was born in 2245. So sure JJ... ignore the OFFICIAL Star Trek canon that can be found at

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Thank you SpencerTrilby!

    by Bronx Cheer

    But remember, everyone, I called the Rat. The unseen, cheese-eating, flatulent Rat. Roar.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    star trek is genuis

    by misnomer

    it manages to make intergalactic space travel boring. now thats a feat.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    And the New Captain Kirk is...

    by Karuma

    ...actually that's just a teaser line lie to get you to read the rest of the post. I nominate Nathan Fillion. Granted, he's a bit older and he is relatively well known but he has the chops, and you know he can play a captain.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:26 p.m. CST

    anchorite and others who doom this are correct

    by Bronx Cheer

    There's no way this will work unless it's done as pure camp. Get Travolta to play Uhura and you might have something fun. Otherwise, it's doomed because it is such a mindless rehash. If you want to do Star Trek, then look FORWARD. That's sort of the whole point of the show! Optimism not nostalgia. STINO.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Something's really wrong with these breakdowns...

    by MrMysteryGuest

    Okay, Kirk's and Scotty's breakdowns are fine, but McCoy's? "Danger-loving"? He hates going through the transporter and climbing mountains! Now they wanna make him a base-jumping spelunker who laughs if his leg ends up in his chest in a transporter accident? Uhura as fun and almost a tom-boy? Will she be nicknamed "Starbuck", transferred in from the USS Galactica? And Sulu -- a bit of a wildcat? Where, in bed? Will he shed all over the navigation console? Will he scratch people's eyes out? I know the producers want to include the characters with more character in the movie than they have been on the TV show, but these breakdowns just feel and are worded too damn wrong! And that's after years of my knowing them one way through re-runs and movies.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    Hardboiled Wonderland's & Cyclo's points

    by NoHubris

    The preferably Japanese Asian guy is capable but a “wildcat,” the Sista is a brilliant and fun tomboy, while the others are all from central casting -- self-assured, smart, clever, scoffing at danger and brilliant?<P>A clear break from Roddenberry's vision of future humanity (a key reason why TOS reached a level of greatness) -- so this IS clearly a re-imagining.<P>RE: Cyclo's point - Agreed, ROCKY, as we know it, would not work without Stallone IMO because the character is positively intertwined with the actor (in a great way most would say), much like TREK.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    McCoy....danger-loving?!? What?? WHAT!?!?!??

    by Missing Dink

    Yaaaay!! Let's ruin Star Trek some more! Let's make Kirk tall! Uhura is a scrawny titless dyke! Sulu is a WILDCAT because the Federation tolerates that crap! Whatever. I got my dvds.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:44 p.m. CST

    The last two Trek movies have been shit.

    by Playkins

    Anything they could do at this point to make things a little more exciting should be welcome by everyone.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST

    The casting call gives the actor's age

    by SpencerTrilby

    and not the character's... They can pick up a 25 year old Scotty and make him look older. No biggie <p> Apart from that I agree. It sounds like a crappy flick. Like Bronx Cheer said Star Trek is a tale of progress, not fuckin regression. But I'm a little biased, the only Trek I saw in theater was Nemesis (my pals organized my birthday party on a theater, with a Nemesis showing. Haven't talked to them since the incident) and mostly I think Abrams is a terrible, terrible director. $150 million for a first feature film (a sad record) and the guy fucks a 2 hours TV episode of Mission Impossible. Nice achievement, buddy.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    If young Spock doesn't have a

    by ororo_munroe

    nude scene.I refuse to give them my money!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Missing Dink

    by Franco Begbie

    Prequels always show how the characters BECAME the characters you know. So it doesn't make sense if they start the movie that way. There'd be no journey.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST

    It's a man's world

    by TheBigDogg

    Uhuru is almost a tomboy? Why? Why turn her into a man? Is that the modern idea of equality, I wonder? We're all men inside? I'm pretty sure they'll make another character female too just because it's the cool thing to do these days but I can't imagine they'll make her any more feminine. And the ages here make no sense. Why is everyone the same age?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:26 p.m. CST


    by And Nicolas Cage as Fu Manchu

    I realize they don't want to make a DS9/Voyager/Enterprise movie because they don't think they're popular enough (well, that and Voyager and Enterprise sucked). But why can't they just reboot the series in a new time period with new characters, etc? <br><br>I mean, recasting the original crew? Are they serious? They could easily create new characters and still do the whole Star Trek Academy thing with a Batman Begins style setup (first act origin story, 2nd and 3rd acts their first mission or whatever). I mean the character descriptions are already tweaked from TOS, why don't they just rename the characters and tweak them to their hearts content? I just don't understand the thinking behind this movie.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Wanted for James T. Kirk:

    by Bubba Gillman

    Someone. Who talks. Like this.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:42 p.m. CST

    SAG Card Required.

    by bobbyjoe

    [Tribble] 1-2 yrs old. Should be only a few centimeters tall or wide (preferably furry). Extremely fit (for a small fuzzy animal), cocky and fun-loving (actually, mostly just likes to have sex and reproduce). Almost as though grew up in a crowded overhead bin on a Starship full of other tribbles. Must be able to do a flawless purr!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:47 p.m. CST

    Yo Fridge!

    by TheBladehelm

    "Star Treck is some boring shit" Thanks for making my point, I AM a Trekkie and I don't want to see this...So just who in holy hell are they making this for? This is lame, J.J. Abrams is to Star Trek what Rob Zombie is to Halloween. Make something new, or don't make anything at all you talentless hacks!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    JJ is the new Golden Boy...

    by Bronx Cheer

    but the gold is plated, and he's got a hollow core.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Sounds like they want Grace Jones for Uhura...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    Too bad she's over 50. She'd eat Kirk alive and then take over the Klingon Empire.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Star Trek XII: So Very Tired

    by mraig

    KIRK: Had trouble sleeping last night. My hiatal hernia is acting up. The ship is drafty and damp. I complain, but nobody listens. <P> SULU: Captain! Klingons off the starboard bow. <P> KIRK: Again with the Klingons! Mr. Scott, give me full power. <P> SCOTTY: It's no good captain! I... can't reach... the control panel...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:17 p.m. CST

    Captain Kirk should be played by...

    by Bruno Diaz

    Samm Levine.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:19 p.m. CST

    And who is going to play Ensign Lebowitz?

    by Bubba Gillman

    No mention in the casting call???

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    I'm not the greatest STAR TREK fan but....

    by Vamp-AICNchat

    I really am interested in this project.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I used to be a huge ST fan...

    by Bronx Cheer

    yet this project has all the appeal of a full colostomy bag.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:38 p.m. CST

    Is Majel Barrett

    by RokurGepta

    gonna voice the computer?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:40 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    I am thinking that this wil be better than some think.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST


    by cutest_of_borg

    OK, folks, I'm here. TREK's #1 fan will now enlighten the unwashed masses. Abrams is a genius and I expect nothing short of a cinematic miracle on Christmas '08. This guy has given the Lost audience more "Oh, shit!" moments than any other show and I believe he will not disappoint with TREK. As for the casting call, mellow out, dudes. These are just guidelines. Start your bitching for when names are finally announced. SHUTTLEPOD 10: Expect the ENTERPRISE to stay faithful to the original. Abrams is smart enough to keep the old girl recognizable. BRONX CHEER: Negative much? Save that shit for opening day (if you must). OTHER TROLLS: Go fuck yourselves. Finally, let me again remind all I have been saying for years at this site that TREK needs to be reinvented with new actors playing the iconic roles. So you're welcome. Actually, save your grateful rimjobs for Christmas Day 2008. I'll be home all day (except for a trip to the theater).

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:44 p.m. CST

    ..And Fun!

    by Napoleon Park

    Well, you see, the whole point of casting unknowns who love Star Trek and who are all young and healthy is, that way, if the film is a success, they can make another one... and another one... and so on. All of these unknown Trekkie actors will be so happy about being typecast in their roles they won;t care about going out and finding out work and doing nonsense like "proving they can act" and so on, as long as they have a steady gig making one of these every year for the next quarter century. <p> Face it, Shatner was wearing a girdle by the second season and by his last movie Scotty was really taking advantage of the weightlessness. Get some young healthy fit actors and put it in their long term contracts that they have to stay that way (well, except young, you can't negotiate that) and then you've got aa franchise. Denny Crane can negotiate the contracts.<p> Really, looking ahead firty years, do you think Zachary Quinto wants to look back on his career and say "I played Mr. Spock for 30 years" or "I played a super-villain who ate brains on some TV series that was hot for a couple of seasons back in the '00ze."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:49 p.m. CST

    People who think "British" and "Scottish" are

    by scrumdiddly

    two different things just irritate me. Go back to school! And Paul McGillion's Scottish accent in Atlantis was bloody awful. So was Doohan's, of course, but his was sort of comical, like groundskeeper Willy, so it wasn't offensive. That's an idea - DAN CASTELLENETA! Failing that, an actual Scottish actor? What about that guy from Rome? Too buff?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by McClane_Corleone

    Bones should still be older.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST


    by Prefect Maximus

    Uhura - Rosario Dawson

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by Prefect Maximus

    Kirk - Collin Farrell Spock - Orlando Bloom, he can borrow his elf ears from LOTR (haha)

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    The whole British and Scottish misconception

    by RokurGepta

    is that people think British and English are synonymous, but the Country is Great Britain, hence they are all British

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    cutest_of_borg, just having a little fun!

    by Bronx Cheer

    Besides, the BIGGEST problem with the latest Star Treks is that all the ships move too fast. Star Trek is a slow-moving universe. I get dizzy when space ships fly fast. Remember...Kirk shot first.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    Bruce Campbell As Captain Kirk!

    by LaserPants

    Now THAT would rule! Keep it all cheesey 60s camp. STAR TREK jumped the shark when it tried being too respectable and "realistic." (Although I liked most of THE NEXT GENERATION, the original shows are so much funnier and more entertaining).

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I already told you! Gorn = James Woods

    by Bronx Cheer


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Charlie X Is The Best STAR TREK Episode

    by LaserPants

    When I wa a kid, I always watched STAR TREK reruns, and the one episode that completely tweaked my squishy new mindbrain was Charlie X. When he made that chicks face disappear and all the other Ensign Expendibles were laughing, seemingly at her. Totally freaked me out. How could they laugh at her?! How could he make her face disappear?! Yikes!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion as Kirk.


    Isn't it obvious?? <p> And JJ should just grab Daniel Dae Kim from Lost and have him play Sulu.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Aren't we using the term "genius" a little loosely?

    by Danger Vole

    J.J. Abrams is a good T.V. producer. Stephen Hawkings is a genius. If the really want to show "equality," they should make all the dudes where those man-skirts from the pilot of TNG. Halle Berry for Uhura,-- cuz she did such a bang-up job with Storm! James Hong for Sulu!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    hmmm great britain is a country now

    by Bouncy X

    i thought it was some sort of continent, so i guess england and scotland and whatever the hell else they have there are just provinces within that

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    A young Kirk?

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    Matt Damon is OLD and UGLY!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Holy Sh*t! Real life more "realer" than fake life

    by Danger Vole

    I just IMDB'd him. Jame Hong DID audition for Sulu back in the day. And here I was just being sarcastic.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    You're right, I meant English

    by darquelyte

    Not British. It was early and I was half awake. British refers to Great Britain which includes Scotland, Wales and Ireland. I was talking about using actors who aren't Scottish as most of the Scottish actors mentioned so far are too old for the casting call. I know they've cast 1 guy from Heroes already, but Masai Oka (Hiro) is a no brainer for Sulu. George Takei plays his father on Heroes, so this would be...synergy? Daniel Dae Kim is too old for the casting call. I think the call sheet for Bones has him too young, he needs to be at around 40. Gary Sinise is 52, much too old for what the casting sheet calls for, and even what Bones should be. DeForest Kelly was 46 when Star Trek was made. Nathan Fillion at 36 is too old for Kirk, but would be perfect for Bones. Tatyana Ali would be great for Uhura if they made her more like the series, and not this Tomboy character they describe.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Someone said it first already

    by Phategod1

    Kerry Washington should be Uhura. her or that chick that looks just like Halle Barry from Deja Vu.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The SULU Casting Breakdown Needs Editing

    by LaserPants

    "Extremely fit, capable, dedicated, and FABULOUS! A bit of a wildcat. Mostly a top, but can go the power-bottom route too. Must enjoy teabagging, uncut tools, and be passionate to the point of obsessive about 70s Disco, the films of Billy Wilder, and Madonna."

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    its obvious, isn't it

    by mstique

    Damon for Kirk, Fillion for Bones, Rosario Dawson as Uhura, Daniel Dae Kim as Sulu, James McAvoy as Scotty. Easy as that.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:04 p.m. CST

    Dr Gonzo

    by mstique

    Rex Lee- Ari Gold's assistant Lloyd on Entourage. Other than that, nope, can't think of any.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Kirk will be played by Katie Sackhoff.

    by Dokkalvar

    Sulu will be played by Grace Park, Bones will be played my Mary McDonnell, Checkov will be played by Tricia Helfer, Spock will be played by a pink vibrator, the mysterious computer voice will be played by a barking dog, and Scottie will just be James Doohan chroma-keyed in from the original series (or public events) because it's funny. Ohura will be played by Edward James Olmos, Data will be played by an old issue of the New York post (it changes every camera setup), Wesley Crusher will be played by Wil Wheaton dressed to look like a lady of influence, Wolverine will be played by a sock puppet that the props department conjured on the fly, and the enterprise will be played by Ernest Borgnine giving you a very stern and disappointed look. BOLDLY GO!!

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:43 p.m. CST

    Has anyone thought

    by Danger Vole

    About how insanely retro this is going to have to look. Nancy Sinatra meets Austin Powers--- IN SPACE!!!! I demand GoGo boots. Thigh high! I'm talkin' 'bout you Sulu.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 7:50 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:07 p.m. CST

    Ewan McGregor as Scotty?

    by TheNorthlander

    No wait, he's too old. Sean Connery?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:25 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Her voice is so soothing ...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 8:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and Shia himself as Sulu's alien boytoy

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Nicolas Cage In Fu Manchu Mustache As Evil Twin Spock

    by LaserPants


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST

    Rosario Dawson As Uhuru

    by LaserPants

    With LOTS of gratuitous nude scenes, please? Zero G Dawson jiggle?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I want to see Kirk do the two-footed flying kick!

    by cutest_of_borg

    That always struck me as asinine as he would land on his ass. Not the best place to be in the middle of a fight.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Tammy Faye as Uhura.

    by cutest_of_borg

    Too soon?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Warwick Davis as Kirk, Courtney Love as Uhuru and

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    Mike Myers as Scotty. Perfect casting choices if you ask me. <BR> <BR> But who as Dr Mccoy? K-Fed?

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:03 p.m. CST

    One thing for sure: the guy was was Weiss in "Alias"

    by kabong

    will be JJ's party scene at Starfleet Academy. <p> He was in JJ's party scene in Mission Impossible 3. <p> It's going to be good. Kirk will be the Academy coolster and Spock will be the nerd. Janice Rand will be a cheerleader. <p> This movie is going to blast off at the box office; it'll be a cosmic cinematic experience. It's going to boldly go!!!!!!!!!!!! <p> Yeah, right.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Hey i'm really tired of lets serve the fans

    by Razor1000

    shit man the last startrek movies have all tanked because they only went after the fans who are not going to bring in the millions they want to make on this movies. finally they get someone worthwhile to make a startrek movie but he is like making the same mistake as before fuck the fans just reboot the damn thing and give me something recycled and repainted the old stuff is done. i hope he does something like a time paradox where everything is changed yet still the same in new ways. and no i dont want to see sulu in his own command i never liked the character in the first place. and to all the startrek fans getting angry at me right now i'm giving you the bussiness 8P

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Lobster Head Klingons, Or Just Guys With Beards?

    by LaserPants

    I hope its just guys with beards.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:29 p.m. CST


    by cutest_of_borg

    Agree. God I hope it's the fu manchu Klingons. Continuity, ya know.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    as far as...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...the racist pig stuff goes...<p> I like what the Popeye DVD set (1933-1938) says as a disclaimer...<p> They basically said that these types of prejudices existed in this country, at one time. We don't like these attitudes. They are wrong. However, we aren't going to pretend that they never existed, because that would be equally wrong. <p> In essence... here's how it was, we don't condone it; but we ain't going to clean up the mess someone else made over 70 years ago. <p> The same goes for how "Bones" McCoy behaved on a 40 year-old TV series. As for a rebooted version of the character... well they can change him if they want but that can't take back what was already done. Revisonist history can be a perilous mine-field.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Yeah, his age is off, but he'd be perfect in the role.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:46 p.m. CST

    I like Dawson for Uhuru, but...

    by lynxpro

    ...I'm sure the studio would go for Halle Berry. Although the correct choice should be Gabrielle Union, no doubt. If she was younger, I'd vote for Salli Richardson from SciFi's *Eureka*. Then again, Gabrielle Union is probably still the smartest choice out of the two of them.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 10:47 p.m. CST


    by lynxpro

    Sorry for that spelling error there...

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Harry Knowles as Mr Scott, you heard it here first.

    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz

    STINO -Star Trek In Name Only.

  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST


    by AllPowerfulWizardOfOz


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:07 p.m. CST

    "I canna make it fookin work, Captain!"

    by Dr. Frankenstein


  • Aug. 5, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by finchcomic

    Jensen Ackles of SUPERNATURAL!!! He fits the casting call perfectly!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Anthony Hopkins as voice of Floating Energy Being

    by mraig

    Then Daniel Day-Lewis as the guy who works in the main greeting office on the planet where everyone dresses like it's Ancient Greece because someone from Earth left a book there once, and then they put them in a papier-mache jail but it turns out there's a beautiful woman (Jessica Biel) in the jail too and she's part of a tribe of people who are fighting against the government because it's all about communism. Then they catch Kirk again and make him fight their best warrior Achilles (cameo by Brad Pitt), and after he defeats him, Kirk gives them a lecture on how they need to take up democracy. Then they all go back to the bridge, make a couple awkward jokes and laugh. Uhura (Angela Bassett) sits in the back, saying nothing and smiling.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST

    Dane Cook could probably pull off Kirk too...

    by lynxpro

    Could it be that Dane Cook and Ryan Reynolds are the same entity? I'm surprised that nobody is suggesting Adam Baldwin in the role of Kirk, irrespective of age.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Ensign Kevin O'Riley was TOS: Season 1

    by Julius Dithers

    Put him in the navigator's seat, if having Chekov screws with "continuity". He can sing Mother MaCree at Sulu when they get the space madness. Hah, Captain Ren Hoek and Cadet Stimpy...make that movie, fuckers!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:18 a.m. CST

    RuPaul is Uhura

    by CuervoJones

    You know that.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:23 a.m. CST

    H8ters warm my heart...

    by SG7

    ...because I know they'll all be in ling opening night. <br><br>And to all the whiny bitches regading continuity: the show didn't have any you retards. Oh noes! Enterprise destroyed the "look" of TOS. BFD, TOS looks stupid by todays standards.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:29 a.m. CST

    Howabout casting Babylon 5 as the new Star Trek re-boot

    by glodene

    Now that would get to the Movie House.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:43 a.m. CST

    Howabout casting Firefly as the new Star Trek re-boot

    by glodene

    Then they can cast the cutest_of_borg a pleasurebot/fluffer to service the whole crew...Now i'd pay good money to see that.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:04 a.m. CST


    by Harold The Great

    holy shit you're right. I didn't think anybody could delivere the insanity of the character "Kirk" beside Shattner, but Ackles might actually work.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    We need at least one "Kirk gets his shirt ripped" scene

    by BenBraddock

    To occur whilst engaging in fisticuffs with a big, bad alien alpha-male, whilst a big breasted, green-skinned bimbo lies huddled against a polystyrene rock. All to the sounds of that groovy fight-music they always used. By the way, is my memory playing tricks on me or did Kirk wax his chest?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:35 a.m. CST

    Ryan Gosling as Kirk? I like it. Orlando Bloom for....

    by The Founder

    BONES! you know this to be true. Bloom is thin and he can more then likly do a scottish accent.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:38 a.m. CST

    Uhura is supposed to be from Africa, so no to Dawson

    by The Founder

    I just don't really care for rosario Dawson or whatever her damn name is. She has never impressed me in anything and i don't think she's even black. I think she's dominican or something or latino mixture. Even though dominicans have afro blood, they are mixed and Dawson does not look like she's from africa.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:41 a.m. CST

    Gabrelle Union & Salli Richardson are both mid 30's.

    by The Founder

    They both look good and would be good for Uhura, but if they are going for around 25 then i say no. I don't know know what Paramount is doing but i think they need to cast actors in the same age range.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    around 25? Why would a ship's captain be around 25?

    by The Founder

    What in the world is paramount and Abrams doing? it just hit me that they may be trying to cast to young. I'd say go for early 30's with the casting

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:46 a.m. CST

    There are more Scottish \ Japanese actors in the world

    by kingrobot

    ...than the ones that have appeared in recent sc-fi TV series. Some of you guys have such a narrow field of reference... Japanese actor? Yeah! The guy out of Heroes. He looks nothing like Sulu and he is a bit chubby but he's Japanese! Scottish actor? Get the guy from Lost, he's one of the four scottish actors that I have been made aware of by genre television in the last 2 years. He's 10 years too old but he does a great Scotch accent. Idiots.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:08 a.m. CST

    "A bit of a wildcat"

    by smackfu

    =Understatement of the year...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:16 a.m. CST

    11% of the posts in this thread belong to Bronx Cheer

    by smackfu

    30 Helens agree...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:34 a.m. CST

    The Founder

    by NudeandAroused

    You have a point. Dawson does not look African. I agree , I think Uhura is African, not African American.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:43 a.m. CST



    Yeah, just what the francise needs to reinvent, a a television producer with a very limited and over rated track record, shheeesh....I hate this guy... That post on the screenwriter of Wrath of Khan a couple months back should be the last gossip on star trek movies. Just leave it alone. They have sucked since Khan anyway.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Aren't all JJ projects really just...

    by Rocco the dog

    "Rob's Going Away Party" in different settings? BTW, Fuck "re-imagining" what the heck ever happened to straight up imagining stuff? First JJ re-imagines Gilligan's Island, then Godzilla, now Star Trek? He's gotten so lazy he doesn't even try to hide it anymore. The only thing this guy is any good at is "viral marketing": oooh scary, viral marketing!?!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST


    by cutest_of_borg

    You had me at pleasurebot. Oh, and fuck Firefly. Fucking filthy browncoat.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Geography Lesson:

    by rosasaks

    The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 8:07 a.m. CST

    Well said that kingrobot

    by BenBraddock

    Lashings of agreement!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    One more:

    by nolan bautista

    Brenda Vaccaro as T'pring..husky voice and all

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by Tiki-421

    This will be one big commercial for Apple's new "communicator" phone! </p> You know it's true!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:54 a.m. CST

    good God

    by radio1_mike

    I was excited for JJ's reboot. But having the characters more or less the same age sucks. Christ, this is not like the Flintstones Kids, ya know. Or freakin' Scooby Doo. Even Han Solo was about 10 years older than Luke...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:07 a.m. CST

    I always though the perfect Uhura would be Sanaa Latham

    by Lost Skeleton

    but I betcha they will cast the chick from 4400. They seem to be appeasing the geeks with their casting choices (ie. Sylar from Heroes)

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    LlGHTST0RMER - Fillion

    by ororo_munroe

    as Kirk would be perfect. Nude scenes or not I would be in line for the midnight showing.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Holy Fooking shit Finchcomic!

    by SID 8.0

    Hate the whole idea of remaking the original series characters. They should either pick up where the Next Gen era left off or push way into the future. Your idea about Jensen Ackles is dead on. How could I have not seen that? I love Supernatural.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:04 a.m. CST

    I hear Gene Wilder will be a Klingon

    by finky089

    come on, like you wouldn't pay matinee price to see that?? Really? <p> If you want to view paradise, simply watch Start Trek 2 and view it. <p> Anything you want to, do it. <p> Wanna recast Spock? <p> There's nothing to it!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Sulu was not helmsman at this timeframe

    by treadwell

    He was a botanist in his first several appearances. They were into the first season a bit before he took the helm.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Tammy Faye is...

    by Kid Z

    ... Imhotep! Too soon?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Rosario Dawson=Native American, Irish, Latina & African

    by LaserPants

    A cool mix which apparently = H-O-T!!!<br><br> From Wikipedia:<br> "Her father is of Native American and Irish ancestry and her mother is of Puerto Rican and Afro-Cuban ancestry." <br><br>Cool! I love interracial goodness! Come to me, Dawson... want to touch the heiny!<br><br> Regardless, I think she could play Uhuru. her features seem predominantly African to me, though she is lighter skinned than Uhuru.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:32 a.m. CST

    They've crapped out again

    by godricssword

    What a bunch of garbage... My big problem is with the ages. In tos, kirk was what? Approx. 30, Bones was around 50, Scotty in his forties, Uhura and Sulu were early to mid twenties. Checkov was fresh outa the academy. Is this a total re-do or an 'early' adventure?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Jason Ackles

    by Harold The Great

    I love this idea so fucking much. They sold me on Sylar-spock, if they make Dean-kirk happen I'll shit my pants.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Too many white males?

    by apex1701

    TOS was superior, in my opinion, than all the TREK TV series, except in a few areas. One being, the cast never seemed as diverse as the follow-up TREK series. One reason Chekov might not be in the movie is because the cast already looks to have way to many white males--(and actually, not enough females). Unless they can cast a Hispanic, Indian, etc. Chekov, how do you solve this problem? Well, ignore one of the white characters and it sure wasn't going to be Kirk, Bones, or Scotty to get axed.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 12:49 p.m. CST

    Give Spock a nipple on the forehead

    by BringingSexyBack

    He's an alien, so you can do stuff like that.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Logic dictates that teh sex with the many outweighs

    by BringingSexyBack

    teh sex with the few, or the one.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Thandie Newton!

    by LaserPants

    Hey, I like! She's smokin' hot too.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    This is more important news...

    by Bono Luthor Don't think this has been mentioned on here? They HAVE to get Kirk back. I don't CARE about age because the flashbacks will provide the opportunity for plenty of action - but the best of Trek has always been about characters. Spock AND Kirk looking back at their lives would be awesome. If Paramount pull of a one,two of getting both James T Kirk and Indiana Jones back on the screen (the originals) then geek cinema next year may truely be a fitting tribute to some of the stories that fired up Generation X imaginations in the first place. PLEASE JJ. Get Shatner. Make it happen...

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:19 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba is a Nipple-American

    by BringingSexyBack

    and a gorgeous one at that. I liked the first Star Trek The Motion Picture - thought it was pretty good. Maybe even better than Wrath of Khan, which needed a longer running time to tell the story properly. My fav is probably Undiscovered Country, which is really about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    He was killed...

    by Bono Luthor

    but then so was Spock. Anyway, why not pretend that turd 'Generations' never happened! Like a good 50% of anything that Berman was involved with it stank. It's Trek and I like to think that there are always *pause* possibilities... The fact that Nimoy, who gets Star Trek, thinks JJ is the real deal is very encouraging, and it's great he is on board, but I want to see THE MAN once more. James T Mofo Kirk. Incidentally I saw "shakesperean arse-kicker" Patrick Stewart in action in Macbeth last week and can confirm that he does, indeed, still kick arse.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "James Kirk at 15"

    by matineer

    They should skew even younger to get that edgy, teen-angst factor. Of course anybody old enough to remember James at 15 isn't who they're shooting for.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3 p.m. CST

    bah humbug

    by Wogga Wogga

    seems all good ideas been used already so why not pour money into old ideas? That way you don't have to come up with something new. Way to go Hollywood. Not sufficient to let a dead body lie, you have to put it on public display as you gang-rape the carcass of an already dead series. No shame. No shame.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Not the best idea...

    by jorson2

    Seriously, I'm a long time Trekkie and I prefer the TOS crew, but perhaps for that very reason I'm against this. Besides having never seen a JJ Abrams film or TV series, the call sheet just confirms my suspicion that they're going to MTV this sucker into something that doesn't resemble anything remotely "Star Trek." It wreaks of one of those Saturdy Night Live parody skits with anyone else but the original actors in the parts, which would now be impossible - Bones & Scotty are dead, others too old or doing "Heroes" and "Howard Stern" - figuratively and, maybe, literally HA,HA!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    Boldly Going and Going and Going....

    by KenobiFan

    I can’t wait for the preview. I can see it now… A bunch of kids in NYC are having a great going away party for Kirk. When suddenly there is a loud roar; the ground shakes. Everyone runs outside to see what’s happening when the head of Lady Liberty comes flying through the air. The camera closes on Kirk who turns to face everyone and screams: KHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Nathan Fillion

    by Smurfette

    He could play 25 and under 6 feet. He's THAT GOOD.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    With the next question being if...

    by KenobiFan

    ...the new Scotty has the POWERRRRRRRRRRRR to pull off the role. Between Cloverfield and this movie, JJ's got his hands full (of expectation).

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:40 p.m. CST

    ... if you get my meaning.

    by KenobiFan

    If you mean the films are going to be way over-hyped and valiantly disappointing...then, yes, I think I understand.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 3:45 p.m. CST

    At some point, Paramount's stock price will get boost

    by kabong

    when a cameo appearance by Shitner in Teen Trek is announced. <p> I can't even remember (or care) if Kirk is alive, dead, or in the Nexus.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba As Ensign Naked

    by LaserPants

    She's a special designation, dressed in a see through uniform, she is in charge of fellatio; specifically, providing Ensign Laserpants with as much fellatio related services he needs in order to better fulfill his duties as the Federations formost Laserpants Technology Expert. In other words, she cleans my pipes so I can think straight. I also get to bang her relentlessly. Yes, thats right, I'm typing this to you from the future. Next time I'll be visiting a planet inexplicably modled after 1920 Chicago gangster film mythology. The week after that, we'll be visiting whichever studio lot isn't being used -- a western? a suburban sitcom? Who knows! We are, after all, in SPACE SPACE SPACE Space Space space space space.... (cue theramin)

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    LOVE the Beyonce as Uhura idea . . .

    by WX1

    <p>. . . but, it probably won't happen.</P> <p>She'd also have claim to sci-fi's most funkiest tune (oh, yes, you just KNOW they're gonna make her sing for the soundtrack). Go something like this:</p> <p>"Capt. Kirk, with my man, Sulu, Scotty, & Destiny Star Trek, come on, now uh!</P> <p>Question -- tell me what you think about me I got my own phaser and a headset for me, I buy my own diamonds and I buy my own rings, Only ring your communicator-ee when I'm feelin lonely</P> <p>When it's all over please reload photons</P> <p>Question -- tell me how you feel about this Klingons try to control us, they only get dismissed Pay my own way through Starfleet Always fifty-fifty on the Starship.</p> <p>The shoes on my feet (Starfleet issued) . . . "</p> <p>Someboty take over; fingers getting tired here.</p> <p>Yeah, have the music vid' done on the bridge, throughout the Enterprise. Watch the protests form in front of Paramount . . .</p> <p>Harry -- you related to Beyonce, maybe? Would you . . . uh, heh . . . erhm . . . uh, "know" for sure?</p> <p>Tip your waithelp, puh-LEASE!</p>

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Undiscovered Country is really about the Corleones and

    by BringingSexyBack

    the Tataglia families. The Romulans are the Barzinis.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    I just looked up Abrams

    by Draculasaurus

    on IMDB. How did he get two, big budget movies so close together? He hasn't done anything very impressive.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    James Franco is Kirk

    by RokurGepta

    please not capser van dien, that's the guy from starship troopers right? he would be SOOOO terrrible!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST

    Why go backwards?

    by DarthFloyd

    Face it, no matter how many "Oh S**T!" moments come up on-screen, other than the red-shirt extras, nobody is going to die! They can't, otherwise they don't show up in the TOS. If they really want to re-image the series, go forward. This whole idea of younger actors taking over the roles is just sad and desperate. If I was a financial backer choosing between this or a sequal to Galaxy Quest, I'd have to say, "Never Give Up! Never Surrender!"

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Laserpants - you should be writing the new Star Trek

    by Puddleglum

    cuz I'd go see that version with Ensign Naked played by Alba. <p> Van dien should play a corpse...or could he even pull that off?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 6:55 p.m. CST


    by DarthFloyd

    Never type when answering the phone at the same time. Stupid typo!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by finchcomic

    JENSEN ACKLES is a really good actor and could play a very believable KIRK!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:16 p.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by RokurGepta

    I agree jensen Ackles would make a good Kirk, I love the show Supernatural, and it has a Fanfuckingtastic soundtrack as well

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by read me read me

    FINALLY!!!! SOMEONE ELSE WATCHES SUPERNATURAL!!!! Jensen Ackles would be fucking awesome! He is handsome, funny, and has a commanding presence. PLEASE PARAMOUNT CAST JENSEN!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:35 p.m. CST

    you people still think this will be any good?

    by VoodooV

    Star Trek is dead. Abrhams is overrated. Alias and MI3 sucked balls

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 7:36 p.m. CST

    Jensen Ackles

    by RokurGepta

    Agreed, he definately has commanding presence, very charismatic, and hilarious. <p> I don't understand why more people don't watch Supernatural, other than it's on the worst network on TV, but it is fraking incredibly fantastic. The stories are generally really good, the characters are interesting, the women are always hot, it is shot extremely well, it is funny, it has a rock and roll sountrack, seriously how cool is it fighting demons and listening to rock and roll, FUCK YEAH, the show Supernatural kicks ass!!!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Benjamin McKenzie or James Franco for Kirk!

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Or the shorter guy from SuperNatural to be Kirk. For McKoy, I'd cast Wes Bentley. Let's face it...Beyonce for Uhura. The guy from Tokyo Drift should be Sulu. Scotty...great scott! I have no idea.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Sulu better be fucking Japanese

    by JustyHakubi

    Christ! These idiots wonder why we hold them in such low esteem.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    "The girl who plays Isabelle on 4400..."

    by RokurGepta

    1. She's too white, and by that I mean she's of mix blood, and her skin is whiter than it is black, and Uhura is AFRICAN 2. She fucking sucks at acting 3. Are you fucking serious?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy

    On 1/18/08?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Shirley Hemphill As Uhuru's Mother

    by LaserPants

    During a trip to the Planet "What's Happening", Uhuru is shocked to discover that her mother is actually Shirley, the surly, butch waitress at The Diner With No Name. A Threes Company-esque "misunderstanding" comedy ensues w/ some fish out of water elements and sassy fat black lady exclamations all to the shock and horror of the refined, worldly, and educated Uhuru.<br><br> Meanwhile, Kirk and Spock accompany Rerun to the Doobie Brothers concert, and, much to their chagrin, the Doobies mistake Spock's tricorder for a tape machine to bootleg their concert. Since the Cops are racist, Rerun is arrested and Kirk and Spock have to somehow save him with their Space Magic and down home wisdom via Shatnerism.<br><br> In another part of town, deep in the warm sunshine of an afterschool frolic though the park, Sulu and Roger discover the joys of the Planet Uranus in a textbook, and then discover the joys of the love that dare not speak its name.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Wnanahara7 HEY FUCKTARD

    by RokurGepta

    Yeah, she's Nigerian, of the fucking Spokane, Washington type of Nigerian. <p> But you know what, she is only HALF nigerian, you fucking moron. She is very light skinned, you are the shit head that is color blind <p> do some motherflipping research before you open your fat ugly mouth <p>

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Jessica Alba for Uhura

    by BringingSexyBack

    cuz if she can play white, she can play black.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Now, Now Children

    by LaserPants

    Lets not start beating up on each other over Star Trek casting. Is it possible to argue intelligently without going over the line? Cmon, lets knock off the schoolyard nonsense and have fun with this. Sound reasonable?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by RokurGepta

    We're not talking about Uhura are we, we're talking about the actress that plays Isabelle on the 4400, her name is Megalyn Echikunwoke. I said she's too white. You said I'm colorblind, and that she's Nigerian. She's only half Nigerian, the other half is WHITE. I might be an asshole, i'm not debating that, but i am correct. MORON

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST

    From wikipedia

    by RokurGepta

    Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke (born May 28, 1983 in Spokane, Washington) is an American actress. She is known for playing Nicole Palmer in the first season of 24 and Isabelle Tyler in The 4400. <p> The daughter of a Nigerian father and a White American mother[1], after her father died, she and her brothers were raised by their mother on a Navajo Indian reservation in Chinle, Arizona. Her extended family includes a brother, Miki, a sister, Misty, and brother-in-law, Adrian.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Wnanahara7!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Are you throwing out your email and location AGAIN?!<P>WTF man?!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    The "biz" Wnanahara7...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ... is that it makes you look like a complete loser. You don't really want to look like a complete loser do you, Wnany?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST


    by RokurGepta

    sorry i said Uhura, I meant Nichel Nichols (spelling) <p> we weren't debating Nichols ethnicity, we were debating Megalyn Ann Echikunwoke's ethnicity. <p> Once again, i said she's more white than black, <br> You said that I was colorblind, and that she was Nigerian <br> I said she's only part nigerian, the other half is WHITE <br> <p> When it comes down to it, it is a matter of opinion whether or not she is more white, or black. BUT, I am right about her being part white, that part is FACT. <p> It seems to me, you've given out your e-mail address and location before, so it looks like you are the ignorant nitwick, looking to pick a fight. <p> I'm not looking to fight, I just like debating once in a while. Sometimes I win, sometimes I lose. I apologize if my big bad scary swear words scare you. <p> would you like some cheese with your whine?

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    Who cares if she's Nigerian, Danish, Italian, Rican

    by BringingSexyBack

    if she's hot, make her Uwhora.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:08 p.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Oh, BSB, you so nastay!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:10 p.m. CST

    as long as the casting is right

    by RokurGepta

    and the acting is good, and the story isn't totally raped, well then I don't really care. <P> I was just trying to give DannyBoy a hard time.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:17 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    You didn't even read my post in that other thread did you? Tsk, tsk.<P>Just a thought: if someone actually takes you up on your offer to "talk shit to your face", there is probably not going to be a whole lot of talkin'.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RokurGepta

    I'm interested in reading your post in this previous thread. Could you be so kind as to provide me a link? Thank you :)

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Two Men Enter, One Man Leaves

    by LaserPants

    Only a death match in some apocalyptic jungle gym can end this fight. I say everyone meet up at Bartertown in 2 hours. Radioactive whiskey's on me!

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:37 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Our conversation can be found in the Harry/Albert Pyun Talkback that's still on the front page.

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by RokurGepta

    Thank you kind sir

  • Aug. 6, 2007, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Casting is one thing, but what'd sell it for me ...

    by Boris Baddenov

    Is if they would have a new female alien character whose respiration is through her skin, so NO fabric could touch her flesh -- a NUDE Star Trek woman! Of course, make her green so Kirk can pop a woody.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, midnight CST


    by RokurGepta

    he really does sound like that Navy guy from that article....

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Hey Wnanahara7...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Well, I must be a big softie because when it comes to BSG, I always err on the side of amicable discussion. The show demands and deserves it. RAZOR it is then.<P>As for possibly "coming off like a jerk", let's just say that you're not the only one who takes a jab at someone who appears to deserve it. Fair enough?

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I don't think I've laughed so much in a long long time

    by RokurGepta

    ""You so AICN scholars don't know the meanings of the words you love to throw around. I threatened no one. I merely said that if anyone felt they had the nerve to come to where I am and talk their shit to my face , they're welcome to do so. What happens after that happens. And you coming to me would technically mean you were possibly threatning me.""" <p> The above was quoted from Wnanahara7 <p> Oh Mr. Nice Gaius, if I could buy you a case of beer, I would, your responses to that lunicidal wack job known as Wnanahara7, are priceless. Mr. Nice Gaius, I raise my glass of whiskey to you sir!

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Can I join the I heart battlestar Galactica club

    by RokurGepta

    That show is supercalafragalisticly brilliant and I frakking LOVE it, and I say feldercarb to you sir if you don't like the show, because it is awesome.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:13 a.m. CST

    A round of beers around the house

    by RokurGepta

    cheers everyone

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 12:17 a.m. CST

    OK then...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    So say we all.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 5:02 a.m. CST


    by JustyHakubi

    You heard it here first. Although in all honesty I can see Shia LaBoeuf as a young McCoy that would be awesome.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 4:22 p.m. CST


    by zooch

    Great suggestion. He fits the description above, and he looks the part. He has enough geek-cred and popularity coming off the Spider-Man movies. I could see him and Quinto together.

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    I question this this article

    by foxmulder241

    They spelled McCoy wrong also McCoy wasn't "a bit danger-loving" in matter of fact he hated danger, He even hated useing the transporter because he felt it was too dangerous

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Tom Cruise Casting

    by RokurGepta

    Rumor is, that Tom Cruise has been cast.... as Captain Christopher Pike

  • Aug. 7, 2007, 7:37 p.m. CST

    The tick vs. the Pascfier

    by RokurGepta


  • Aug. 9, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Kirk casting suggestion

    by Aztimasx

    I think Shane West from "ER" and "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" would be a perfect fit for Kirk. He's got the intense eyes going on that Shatner had, and he does that passionate, over acting thing really well too...

  • Aug. 9, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    Beyonce is Uhura

    by Dizagaox

    Can't really see them casting anyone else. She's proven she can act - regardless of some posters opinions.

  • Aug. 20, 2007, 5:02 p.m. CST

    McCoy the danger lover????

    by Predator_dg

    Since when? McCoy was the doctor that hated fighting was too scared to get on to the transporter and was always saying stuff like "It's suicide Jim!" I loved McCoy he was hilarious when he was fighting with Spoke but danger lover ain't the right term!