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Merrick here...
You may've seen him in THE BOURNE SUPREMACY, THE LORD OF THE RINGS (THE TWO TOWERS & RETURN OF THE KING), playing opposite The Rock in DOOM, or as the lead in PATHFINDER. We heard RUMORS ABOUT THIS last week. Now, one of my main dudes tells us Urban-"Bones" is "pretty much a done deal". It'll be odd seeing Mr. Dark&Hunky-Action-Man playing a laid-back, peaceful country doctor. Presuming, of course, the character is patterned after DeForest Kelley's phenominal approach.

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  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:16 p.m. CST


    by bloodysam

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:18 p.m. CST


    by Brian888

    This is the first casting decision I just don't see for this film.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    Not exactly who I would've pictured

    by Acappellaman

    But I guess he's good enough. It'll be a bit of a change in the role, though. He seems a bit too much of a leading man to take on the relatively meek role of Bones. Weird...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    would be cool to see a composite image...

    by mansep

    of all the Enterprise crew cast, to see how they look asan ensemble.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:22 p.m. CST

    WHo is casting this a teenage girl?

    by TheRealSeveren

    Bizarre choices...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:23 p.m. CST

    Spock is played by.....

    by MontyPigeon

    Andy Dick. :P

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Casting directors shouldnt smoke weed when working...

    by Wonderboys

    Somebody, please tell me, how this permanently frowned one-note actor can remotely resemble the late De... thats waaay worse than Simon Pegg as Scotty...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:26 p.m. CST


    by Tal111

    ...wasn't Orlando Bloom available? And for the record everyone knows Spock is being played by Clay Aiken. Yeah, I admit, J.J. is making some odd choices.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST

    What else? Sean Bean as a Red Shirt?

    by SpencerTrilby

    This cast is weird, totally all over the place. I'm not saying it's a bad thing, but considering my contempt for all things Abrams I'll wait to see the movie before wetting my undies.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:27 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:28 p.m. CST

    I think it's funny...

    by Tal111

    just to imagine Mr. Sulu saying- "or-laando Blooom". I'm easily amused.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    This is BY FAR the biggest mistake so far for the flick.

    by Shermdawg

    I was just joking about being pissed off Ackles wasn't casted as Kirk (still think he would've rocked though) but THIS? I don't like this at all.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    I can see it...kinda

    by Bloo

    when I heard Karl Urban, over at the Kirk talkback I belive I could only picture him from Riddick and that wasn't working but from that picture I can see it...sortof I mean it's weird but I think Pegg as Scotty is stranger

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    I support mansep proposition, unfortunately I suck @ photoshop

    by SpencerTrilby

    but if some superpowered, way-too-much-time-on-his-hands geek could make up a pic with everyone assembled, it'd be cool. Almost as cool as if someone could remove the "writers" of Transformers from this flick.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:32 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He's not a teen, he's a real man, and he can pull it off. A man's man. A man who makes you proud to BE a man.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by 3 Bag Enema

    Bones In Name Only. This casting doesn't just offend the dearly departed. It brings a smile to those among most who have abandoned this franchise who are Sadists. George Lucas must be among them; this film will make his prequals look sterling in comparison. I pity anyone identified with this project. Or, I would, if they weren't beyond pity.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:34 p.m. CST

    is this gonna be a comedy?

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    I don't get it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    Wow. I hate this casting.

    by a goonie

    So far, I think the casting for JJ's Trek feature has been pretty good. But Karl Urban is a terrible choice, if you ask me. One of my only problems with the LOTR movies is that they launched the careers of some truly awful actors, such as Orlando Bloom and Karl Urban. They also made Viggo Mortensen a leading man, which is a great thing, so that was cool. But Urban hasn't impressed me once and I've seen him quite a bit. Damn... I was looking forward to finding out who would be cast in this role. Now I kinda wish I didn't know...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    J.J. just drawing random names out of a hat. It's the most bizarre casting, even worse than X-Men or Fantastic Four. Shouldn't MCCOY be an Irish or Scottish actor? Not a New Zealander. Maybe Ireland will drop a missle on New Zealand over this casting news.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:35 p.m. CST

    worst casting so far

    by Leafy McPlantsalot

    you know, this one seems really strange to me, but the whole star trek babies thing...i don't know. I HOPE THIS IS GREAT!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    No disrespect to JJ...

    by Seany-Wan

    But if you are casting Nimoy (and possibly the Shat), get people that LOOK like younger versions of the cast. The fans will be watching and comparing. Am I the only person in this fading republic that felt that the role of young McCoy screamed GARY SINISE? Even his voice would be a good match.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    This continues to suck

    by FatRat

    I give up. I knew that we we're in trouble with J.J. in the beginning, but this continues to just get worse. I cannot see the choices he made, hopefully I'm proven wrong next Christmas, but I really doubt it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:38 p.m. CST

    McCoy=big muscled piece of pork loin?

    by DarthSnoogans

    I don't buy it. Please cast Andy Dick and be done with it. Oh, and cast him in Thundercats as well, preferably as Panthro. Don't even bother with makeup, just slap a kitty nose mask and tights on Andy and let him camp it up.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    "Presuming, of course, the character is patterned after DeForest

    by Shermdawg

    If it's not, then there's NO WAY the fanbase will accept this.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Wow, this is a close second to JLA as the....

    by Blackguard

    WORST...IDEA....EVER. <p> Are there no more NEW ideas?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    Not bad... but man did Pathfinder suck.

    by modlight

    I really wanted to like even a bad Viking vs. Native American movie, but it was aaawwful. Urban wasn't bad, but it was lit with this horrible flat glamerous desaturated music video lighting that made it impossible to see what was happening on screen at any moment. The "Unrated" edition looked like it was probably the same movie but with digital blood added in. All I wanted was a Saturday night where I didn't have to think and all I did was think about what a waste of time that was. ARRGHHEEH. Anyways. I think he'll be fine as Bones.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:40 p.m. CST

    I wish they gave the fans the option to veto one casting.

    by Shermdawg

    This would be the one.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:41 p.m. CST

    ST in da OC on da WB

    by christian66

    Hollywood astounds with its limited genius.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST


    by Musicballs

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    They better do some damage control quick.

    by Shermdawg

    Release some screentests or something, because letting us bitch about what looks like a drastic mistake for over a year ain't gonna help the box office none. And honestly a teaser image in full costume won't be enough. We need proof that this is the right move. <br><br> But of course, WE the fans that have kept the franchise alive for forty years, have no say whatsoever, and our wishes will be overlooked if something is obviously wrong.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!!

    by Shermdawg

    BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!! BINO!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    J.J. Abrams Just Made My List

    by TheBladehelm

    There was a time when I had vowed to slap George Lucas in the face for both the travesty of the prequel trilogy, but the fact that he wouldn't release the original cuts of Star Wars on DVD. He reversed that decision, and was removed from the slap list. Since then, there has been an opening, and Mr. Abrams just filled it.<br><br>Given the trouncing I received in the John Cho talkbacks, I was willing to concede that just because a person is Korean, it doesn't meant they can't, or shouldn't, play a Japanese person. I like Simon Pegg generally, so despite the fact that he's also totally wrong for the part of Scotty, I was willing to go with that too. I had already prepared myself for the inevitable pretty boy they found to be Kirk, but Karl Urban as McCoy!?<br><br>A big burly Kiwi who looks like he could play on the All Blacks is going to play the younger version of the wiley and spry old country doctor? Say WHAT?! Mr. Abrams, prepare for a stingy reddish hand print on your face!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    Presuming the character is patterned after DeForest (bzzzzzt)...

    by DreadPirateRoberts

    Sorry, but that is already confirmed to NOT be the case. The character is actually described as "Smart, clever and a bit danger-loving". Sorry, not the Bones of old. Smart sure. Clever, not the word I would use. and Danger loving?!?!?. Not saying it sucks, just not DeForest.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Oh man

    by kwisatzhaderach

    What is going on? Don't get me wrong I thought Karl Urban was pretty cool in LOTR and Bourne but I just don't see this casting at all. But i've said it before and i'll say it again: Star Trek was a success because of the interplay between Shatner, Nimoy and Kelley. You CANNOT manufacture it. It was called chemistry. This project has a serious hurdle to overcome. A nigh impossible one.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    He's got Bone's eyebrows

    by Pixelsmack

    So I guess he can nail the "Curious/fascinating" look.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 5:57 p.m. CST

    Call him Warts instead of Bones

    by Musicballs

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST

    Pegg as Scotty Wondeboys? WTF?!?!

    by CloneRangerUK

    Please tell me that was a joke - please tell me Urban Bones is a joke too.......

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Chunky Ass Drippings, Bleeding Blistered Penises and

    by Mr. Nix

    a regurgitated shamrock shake. Name three things that are more enjoyable than this movie is going to be.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Maybe in JJ's Star Trek Urban will be Leonard "Boner" McCoy

    by Wonderboys

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Pathfinder did suck....BUT Wait and see you haters.

    by mistergreen

    just wait. You guys are not the director or casting director so you know nothing.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    McCoy's scrawny, and Shia fits just right. Karl should be the head of security, doing combat against Klingons and Romulans. Not dicking around in the sick bay for fuck's sake.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    Harry, if ya got any problems with this, please speak up.

    by Shermdawg

    We need ya here big guy.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:05 p.m. CST

    "I would cut off, your head...Vulcan...if it but stood a little

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Heh. 'S'funny. Urban Bones and Spock.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    ...closer to the ground!"

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Damn short subject lines!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:10 p.m. CST

    Could work...If the transporter malfunctions at the end!

    by Det David Mills

    Let's say Bones started his young adulthood looking like Karl Urban...and he didn't get his nickname because he's a doctor, if you know what I mean! He's all bad ass and too big for his britches, mocking love because he's a "playa" of course...then: the transporter malfunctions and robs him of his rugged good looks and muscular frame...No longer is "Bones" the Ladies man, he's reduced to an everday man status...WHICH explains the anger and the frustration at Spock for being emotionless...SEE! He wishes he's loved himself and others, now he's old and cranky, and cantankerous! huh...HUH??? - "You guys wanna see a dead body?"

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Urban Rules

    by calnorso

    Pathfinder kicked serious ass. It should've been as talked about as 300 was (they came out roughly the same time) but it wasn't, and the movie bombed. It was just as bloody and just as stylized as 300. So it's good that Urban will get another shot

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    "But first....the Tranya! Hahahahahahahahahahaha."

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:13 p.m. CST

    What the Fuck?

    by ImFixingtoDie


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Interesting decision. Don't quite know what to make of it.

    by rbatty024

    Well, that was certainly unexpected. I guess it's original. McCoy, in my opinion, is the best character of the bunch, and if he manages to pull it off (this is different than anything Urban has played) count me impressed. I'm sure he auditioned for the part so perhaps there's something JJ knows that we don't. I'm all for this being as different as possible with still keeping the Trek ethos, because this pretty much has to be a hail mary touchdown or Trek is dead...Jim.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    wtf u bitches babbling about

    by jimmy_scotland

    why the shit are u all gettin so upset over this give the dude a chance fuck sake

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Did Urban clear this with Niocole Kidman?

    by Somerichs

    What about his next tour, will it be on hold? :)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by Lt. Kaffee

    i just got the enthusiasm knocked outta me on this one. all the other casting choices were stellar to at least hopeful. bones he ain't! let this dude do some more mindless action... and some more crap chronicles of riddick flicks.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    This movie will make mad bank. Women control the Box Office.

    by zillabeast

    Don't believe me? How about Titanic......

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Thank God

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    For a minute there, I thought you said Keith Urban.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST

    What The Hell?!


    I was with them so far, but I just don't see this one. Nothing against Karl, I just can't imagine him making me believe that he's a young Leonard McCoy. I hope I'm proved wrong.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:27 p.m. CST

    This is just odd

    by mymonkeysnameisjennifer

    I kind of have no feelings either way on this now. This is among the strangest casts I've seen put together for a major franchise in a long time. I don't have that "it sounds like it's gonna suck, so I might be surprised" feeling, or even a "i'm really stoked for this so don't let me down"... I just keep thinking "Really???!! THIS cast? You sure about that??"

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    I still don't know how they're going to fill the seats.

    by rbatty024

    Maybe the studio knows something that I don't, but Trek hasn't been popular in over a decade. I enjoy it immensely, but a film has to have a wider appeal than a TV show. I can't imagine people showing up to this who aren't already fans of the franchise.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg re: fan option to veto one casting decision

    by Gwai Lo

    My god that is a brilliant idea. I don't care about Star Trek at all but that would be great.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:31 p.m. CST

    When Is The Bitching Going to Stop?

    by TheBladehelm

    Not the bitching about the contents of the articles the Talkback relates to, but from all the a-holes who go, "Quit bitching!" Seriously! What the hell are we here for if not to either cheerlead a decision or bitch about it? At the risk of sounding hypocritical by suggesting you not talk about something, but cut it out with that bullshit! If all you can talk about is what other people shouldn't be talking about then maybe you should save your breath!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:32 p.m. CST


    by Pipple

    SOMEONE HAD TO SAY IT. Well this might be ok. It's kirk who's the big question.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:33 p.m. CST

    damn i thought i was original

    by Pipple

    whatever... fuck

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    The more I think about the cast...

    by mymonkeysnameisjennifer

    the more I'm suspecting this is a spoof movie. Can anyone confirm or deny Charlie Sheen's involvement?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:35 p.m. CST

    Composite Image HERE!

    by hadez

    VERY Crudely done by yours truly:

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:36 p.m. CST

    BTW, about the image...

    by hadez

    I couldn't find a damn good image of the guy who's playing Chekov...Oh, well...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:38 p.m. CST



    S'like getting Arnold Swartenwhatever to play Quincey!!!??? <P>Simon Pegg as Scotty? That nothing lookin bloke to play KIRK? and now Super Hunk to play Bones!? Who they Got fo Uhura? - Cameron Diaz!? <P>EH!? <P>EH!? <P>EH!?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I'm actually excited about this...

    by The Bunglermoose

    I like Karl Urban. And Bones is probably my favorite character in the Original Series. So this is win-win as far as I'm concerned. With regard to the accent... I read somewhere that Urban was playing Woodrow Call in a television adaptation of "Comanche Moon." Apparently, someone's seen him do an American accent.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    JJ's done it...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    ...I didn't think anyone could stack shit THAT high!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST


    by mymonkeysnameisjennifer

    that image put things into a little more perspective for me. The best cast one so far seems to be Token White Female.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:43 p.m. CST


    by hadez

    Yes, yes she is.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:45 p.m. CST


    by mymonkeysnameisjennifer

    Cho doesn't look too bad as Sulu. Let's hope JJ doesn't pull a Singer (no pun intended) and actually give him a line in this.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:49 p.m. CST

    He's cast Uhura!


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Nope, just looked again...

    by mymonkeysnameisjennifer

    Cho looks pretty awful too.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Comparison Pics

    by LowKeyCinema

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:52 p.m. CST

    He's a little TOO handsome....

    by R L S

    but I don't know, there's something in his eyes in this pic that makes me think he could pull it off. Pegg is a much stranger choice than this.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I'm just an old country doctor

    by Pipple

    They better cgi in some blue eyes or my childhood is going to be pissed.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:57 p.m. CST

    So the Star Trek "fanbase" is unhappy...?

    by Executor

    Is that the same "fanbase" that brought the previous Star Trek movie to a whopping 67 million WORLDWIDE gross. lmao. And now you're crying that the franchise is ruined because Karl Urban isn't the Bones of your dreams. He's a good actor. Get a grip. This dead horse needs a reboot, filled with good actors and not "impersonators". <p>The thing with the whining "fanbase"...when they did a regular ST movie, you'd bitch that something new needed to be done and didn't show up. When something new is done, you bitch it's not the new that YOU would have done (if you were casting or directing or writing, which thankfully, you're not.)<p> Which is why, ultimately, no one involved gives a shit what you think.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 6:59 p.m. CST

    Yeah, cgi blue eyes or your life is ruined...

    by Executor

    ...exactly my point.<p>the filmmakers will be cgi-ing me rolling my eyes right now, as soon as they get finished laughing at you.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    YAY! I know who that is!

    by CherryValance

    woot :D

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7 p.m. CST

    I would have cast Andy Dick

    by Itchy

    I never pictured McCoy as a badass, and Urban is definately a badass.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:01 p.m. CST

    You guys are like magic

    by Bagheera

    Kirk let me down, but Urban can stand up there with the manliest of them. Keep the goodness coming.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Chemistry ...

    by animadictio

    Someone said that the secret to ST's success was the chemistry between the actors, which can't be remanufactured. I completely agree. JJ appears to be going for a different chemistry altogether. I completely trust him (big fan of MI:3) so let's see what he has planned. Maybe the new ST's can be as good as the old Star Wars movies or Batman Begins if we give them a chance to rough it up a bit with a danger-loving doctor among other things. One thing is for sure, they're not recreating our old beloved films. Get over it. Prepare for the next ride. It could be fun. (Cry babies)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Speaking as one of the "Fanbase"

    by TheBladehelm

    I never, EVER wanted anything NEW from Star Trek. I like my Star Trek the way it is. The formula works and shouldn't be tinkered with. If they can't make any more Star Trek without making it new, then that's totally fine with me.<br><br>Sometimes, things end, and then you can appreciate them for what they are. This constant need of the powers that be to constantly freshen things and make them relevant for a new generation would only be admirable if you didn't know that there were only dollar signs in their minds.<br><br>If the Star Trek well is dry, fine, let it be. But don't dig new wells and call them Star Trek, that's just fucking stupid.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Big tough guy playing BONES?

    by The Chosen

    The guy who took out two Olliphants with one single javelin throw is going to play a doctor know by the nickname BONES. Reading the upper messages, Gary Sinise seems great, but too old... Andy Dick seems too stupid... But they look more like McCoy than Urban!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:08 p.m. CST


    by tinyskwa

    ...just wanted to acknowledge & applaud your Jesus Christ Superstar allusion. As far as this movie goes, I almost wish I was a trekkie, because whether it ends up good or bad, it's a major event in the world of Trek, bigger I think than another Next Gen or subsequent-series-based movie would be. It could bring in a whole new generation of fans, ones who maybe were too young for even ST:TNG; but!--a Geek Generation Gap could tear fandom apart. Seriously, it could start the shut-in apocalypse (& I say that as something of a shut-in myself.)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    This time it's perfect!!!!<p>

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST


    by mentat75

    Isn't Zachary Quinto (aka Sylar from Heroes) playing Spock?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:13 p.m. CST

    You mean Gabriel GAY ...

    by BringingSexyBack

    because he wants to cum in my mouth, and I'm a dude. I don't like that.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:14 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    check it out!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:15 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He's the Abe Vigoda of the 25th Century (or whatever century they're in)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He'd be great as any of the JLAers (Flash, Batman, Green Lantern, take your pick) but he's so fucking wrong here.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Thanks for watching that Soylent

    by BringingSexyBack

    I didn't want to waste a tinyurl ... that was good huh?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Even tho this flick will suck

    by Pipple

    At least we'll get to see the old mini-skirt uniforms... we need some more sexy panty shots in movies these days.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:20 p.m. CST

    Pathfinder was awesome

    by Lornsorrow

    Though I loved Pathfinder, and think it is a very misunderstood film (its FANTASY people, not history!), and though I think Urban is pretty cool, did a fine job in DOOM, and Pitch Black 2, I'm not so sure if he is the right choice for Bones. I guess I'll have to wait and see.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    all your fanbase belong to us

    by I87D

    someone had to say it.... [long beat] fine, no one had to say it.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    He's the Abe Vigoda of the 25th century...

    by BoggyCreekBeast

    ...I smell a new catchphrase! Oh wait, that's just my feet.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I prefer the old school practical efx.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:27 p.m. CST

    Bones is mexican?

    by Mazzle

    I had no idea. Meh, who cares? It's a flawed concept to begin with. Going back to an earlier period when dealing with scifi diminishes the cutting-edge aspect of it and is inherently less interesting. When the audience already know what comes next, it's like having a boring, bastardized mix of sci-fi with a period piece. Didn't they learn that lesson when they made Enterprise?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:29 p.m. CST

    Why would Kirk need to fight anybody

    by zooch

    if McCoy could kick everyone's ass.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST


    by Al Swearengen


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    Well, it finally happened...

    by Anna Valerious

    A "Star Trek" movie has just gotten on my must see list because of this... Oooh, remember him on "Xena" as Cupid? Hottest Greek God EVER.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    5 minutes on googleimage and another 10 in photoshop

    by sean bean

    Led to this:

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:39 p.m. CST

    I don't get it.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    Why Urban? What about him screams out, "Bones?" I don't like this casting.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    ATTN: TheBladeHelm

    by human2

    I bet you're about to explode. First Sulu played by a Korean. Now McCoy, a red blooded American doctor from the future, played by a New Zealander! Who's not from the future!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:46 p.m. CST

    No way

    by Super Rabbi

    I've liked all the casting so far, but this one just doesn't sit well. As much as I think Urban is a badass dude, I don't see him as McCoy

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:53 p.m. CST


    by keltic1701

    I'm sorry but I'm really not impressed with the casting of this movie. The story, FX, design and acting had better be top-notch or this WILL be the final nail in Star Trek's coffin.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 7:57 p.m. CST


    by kelli_picklers_cooter

    You ferget korea and new zealand will be part of the us of a in the future, so there all just americans. I hope they put the american flag on the innerprize.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    This cast is great

    by Locutus_Jones

    Remember, Bones main job is to give Spock and Kirk shit. Urban should be able to haze the new recruits just fine. Also, in the begining of TOS, DeForest Kelley was the only bankable star signed on, and was considered something of a ladies man. That's why the first episode ever aired was Bones-centric, totaly out of continuity.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Attn: Human2

    by TheBladehelm

    It's sad that my argument about casting has fallen on deaf ears, but like Cho, Urban is not only the wrong nationality for the part, but wrong for the part outright. Wrong for nationality reasons can be overlooked if the actor has some quality that makes them the absolute perfect choice for the part. Is that what you're saying about Cho, Urban, and Pegg?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:09 p.m. CST

    Of Course...

    by TheBladehelm

    This IS a reboot, and therefore the characters don't really have to be anything like their original counterparts, so maybe Urban is perfect for the part as written in the Abrams Trek. But if it's that different, again, I ask this question?<br><br>Who are they making this movie for? Star Trek fans don't want canon fucked with and non fans normally avoid Star Trek like a plague and no amount of recasting and tinkering is going to change that.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban is awesome...

    by vezner2007

    but I just can't see him as Bones. WTH JJ? I'm really starting to have my doubts about this movie. Hell, even the premise of it supposedly being set in some alternate universe or whatever is just a bad idea. This whole movie is just starting to sound worse and worse. I'm a HUGE Trek fan and I still think that Trek just needs a break. TOO SOON!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:27 p.m. CST

    Even Adam Baldwin would have been better...

    by Drath

    What the HELL?!?! Karl Urban? As this crust skinny southern doctor? What the hell next, Meryl Streep as Nurse Chapel? That's about as wacked at this can get. Oh wait, she's blonde, that could make too much sense. This doesn't fit at all. I'm curious, but damn, this is just not Star Trek. I'll have to wait to see if it is also not good--but it's looking highly unlikely.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:28 p.m. CST


    by dr.bulber

    oh fail, thou failest of the fail... the failiest fail of all failest fails.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Gabriel fuckin' Gray

    by Al Swearengen

    I'm lookin' to hire some new whores over at my place, The Gem. Typical cunt work, sucking cock and the like.<P>Now, you seem rather fond of the male fuckin' member and I've got a mind to think that you know what to do with a good stiff prick. Be it in your mouth or your fuckin' hand.<P>So, what do you say, Gabriel? Ya interested? All you've got to do is keep you underarms clean and your cunt braided.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Casting for an international audience

    by not_feeling_the_love

    wow - there's a concept. Actually casting people with a broader appeal who can act, giving it a classic trek story, and a budget as well. It ain't dead, Jim.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:42 p.m. CST

    Odd choices

    by jsm1978

    When I told my dad (a HUGE Trek fan) they had cast Pegg as Scotty he started laughing, then said a long, drawn out, "Okay". Will be interesting to see if this works out or blows up in their faces. Bladehelm - you said the characters don't have to line up because its' a reboot... how can you say that when Nimoy is back as old Spock? Unless it's some alternate reality/universe, it's obvious they were inteded to be the same characters. Executor - that's because the last movie sucked. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Absolutely terrible. I tried justifying buying the dvd when I saw it in the $5.50 bin at Walmart and just couldn't bring myself to do it. Bad plot, makeup, acting, writing...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Dammit Jim, I'm a Beefcake, not a doctor!

    by captain_kirk

    Oh, J. J. sigh...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Gary Sinese would be perfect, but is 52

    by mraig

    So I think that's just plain out. But isn't Bones, even a young Bones, supposed to be a crotchety old southern grouch? I don't know if I see it from this guy. <P>But remember at the beginning of the first Star Trek movie, when they made him quit being a hippie living in a commune and come back to work, and he had that big bushy beard and (this is purely from memory here) an open-chested shirt with a giant gold medallion hanging over his chest-hair? That was funny.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:48 p.m. CST

    This movie

    by Series7

    WAS SOO CLOSE TO BEING A NASTY LITTLE CLUMP OF HARRY'S JIZ OF EXCITEMENT until Urban. I like him, but he is box office and movie kryptonite. After the promise of Doom and that viking movie i saw but can't even remember the name of... was it called blurry blueish grey blob movie or something like that. I don't think Keith Urban has the wit that the Dr. needs. Personally I'd rather see Nick Frost as Scotty and Simon Pegg as the Dr. FUCK YEAH you know that movie would be the tits. (OHH wait America does not what to make Nick Frost famous, probably because America doesn't like naturally shaped people?)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:49 p.m. CST

    JJ is Screwing with you

    by InActionMan

    Try it this way: Peg = Bones, Urban = Scotty. Makes more sense dose it not? The rumor Mill got it backwards.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:51 p.m. CST

    whoa didn't see that coming!

    by kafka07

    A surprise, but not a bad one. I think it could work, although I could see Urban better as a klingon. And I do hope they fashion the character after DeForest Kelley's, at least somewhat. I like the Gary Sinese suggestion but yeah he's too old, and gave up acting to go work on that shitty CSI show.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:55 p.m. CST

    No, jsm1978

    by TheBladehelm

    I was saying that the only way these casting choices would make sense is if they were scrubbing the entire thing and starting from scratch with only a title and characters in place. But Zachary Quinto is so spot on a choice to play a young Nimoy (and the fact that Nimoy himself is in it) that the rest of the casting choices seem to be coming from a totally different movie. You agree with me without realizing it, but perhaps I wasn't being clear!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 8:59 p.m. CST


    by jsm1978


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Can I post the Digital Phone Book too?

    by jimbojones123

    At LEAST make it funny if you're going to bomb the site. This is kinda lame.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:10 p.m. CST

    You People Are All FREAKS!

    by sirbroiler

    Give this a chance, folks! You all sound like whiny bitches! Why don't you put some of that energy into solving the world's problems - or trying to get a datew with a real woman. No new take on Trek would satisfy any die-hard Trek nerd - you would all find a flaw no matter who was cast, who was directing, etc. I for one am ready for someone to get Trek back on track - and J.J. is as good as anyone - and this cast will surely respect the past but bring energy and life back into this DEAD franchise. WAAAAAAAAAHHHHH.. Where's Shatner!? Where's Gary Sinise? Where's Giovanni Ribisi? Get a life peeps.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    These choices are getting weirder and stupider

    by Luna Moth

    I would rather they have gone with complete unknowns than this grab-bag.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Klingon would make more sense for sure

    by jimbojones123

    That's why I don't get paid the big bucks I guess!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:15 p.m. CST

    The time has come!! Gabriel Gray is back...

    by Seph_J

    I have quietly been biding my time, silently watching, waiting for the day when that cock-blower would return.<p> It seems that day has come. <p> Fuck off and die 'big fat cock' or should I call you 'Gabriel Gray'. <p>Fuck off and die.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:17 p.m. CST

    I've never heard so many whiny fan boys in all my life!

    by Agent Blue

    But I understand. Star Trek = Bible, yet Bible = Thing that-props-up-the-leg-onhich-is-too-short-on-my-coffee-table-making-the-top-slightly-crooked-causing-my-drink-to-constantly-tip-over. Strange.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:19 p.m. CST

    You get all that?

    by Agent Blue

    Good. But I'll be pissed if I see some young punk trying to sell me shit from

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:21 p.m. CST


    by jbs0209

    Look I like the Gary Sinise idea with one big problem<p> He isn't a younger version of anyone!<p><br><p> Oh, he would be a dead ringer for McCoy if they did a TOS-Era Star Trek but this is 90210 Trek and he is a good 20-30 years too old.<p> But a dead F'ing ringer for TOS aged McCoy. <p> Shame there are no projects for that to occur in<p> Maybe get rid of the dying Nimoy flahback intro and do a mid-aged McCoy/Sinise flashback instead?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:23 p.m. CST

    So what if half the actors are gay? Doen't mean they can't act.

    by msspurlock

    Has nothing to do with it. The only thing that irks me about this project is whole MUPPET BABIES taint it has.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Saying That It's a Completely "Reinvented" Trek Is Fine, Except


    ...the FACT that Nimoy (and maybe Shatner) is in it. This sort of negates the whole "who cares what they look like" approach. These characters NEED to at least have a passing resemblance to the original actors. I now reopen the floor to the clusterfuck circlejerk.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Oh Good. It was deleted. Can the "spunk" next please?

    by msspurlock

    BTW, I like mansep's idea a lot. "would be cool to see a composite image... by mansep Oct 16th, 2007 05:20:20 PM of all the Enterprise crew cast, to see how they look as an ensemble." They should definitely do this ASAP.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:28 p.m. CST

    will someone

    by Bloo

    ban this asshole

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Forget Everything You Think You Know About Star Trek

    by Ye Not Guilty

    It appears JJ is shooting for an alt. universe reboot of the whole franchise. The film will probably begin in the canon Trek universe (which would explain Nimoy's casting), then some time/space anomaly will wipe out the canon 'verse and reboot the whole enchilada. Throw out the OS tech and designs. New ship designs, new weapons, all that stuff. This Enterprise's crew's future has yet to be written. It will either be a train wreck or it will be . . . fascinating.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    "What business does a Vulcan, a Man, and a Tribble have in the R

    by Han Ol' Buddy

    That is all..

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Star Trek Babies, we make our dreams come true...

    by Forestal

    Star Trek Babies, we'll do the same for you...daddadadddaa

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST

    They're in a race with JLA for worst youth casting ever

    by Immortal_Fish

    What? Are you expecting to read more here in the body of this TB? Really? Given the substance and what is known? I mean... how much more must be written to convince any sane, logical person of what's going on?<P>Quinto was inspired. Pegg was inspired. Anything and everything else...? Well?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by jimbojones123

    Where is Sean William Scott, and the guy from Til Death and Jason Biggs. Hell, why not get Stiffler's Mom in the damn thing as well???

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Star Trek is dead

    by proper

    They killed it themselves.So who cares if they balls it up some more.I watched every TV Star Trek ep,what a waste of time for the most part(for me,stupid hours wasted),they drove that franchise into the ground and to me the originals are still the best.Still,I'm looking forward to watching this film for free with an open mind just to see what they do with it and to read the talkbacks when the time comes.We haven't even seen the Enterprise yet,thats the TB I'm looking forward to.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Cheech Marin as Balok.

    by kabong

    The idea of casting Gary Sinise as McCoy was brilliant. So, of course, that could never happen. <p> Karl Urban? WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <p> JJ: die die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Let there be no fuckin' mistake.

    by Al Swearengen

    TALKBACK DEATH is also BIG FAT COCKS SHOOTING SPUNK ALL OVER YOUR FUCKING FACES.<P>As if that weren't fuckin' obvious. You'd have to be blind as a fuckin' bat.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Harry Mudd rumor?

    by warp11

    Anyone else hear that Harry Mudd is going to be in this movie?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    If there was One questionable bit of casting, this is it

    by George Newman

    Everything thing else has been at worst, interesting. <p> This is bad. McCoy is NOT an Action hero. Why cast a B-list Action guy in a role that Should involve ZERO action?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Was Van Damme booked up?

    by JonQuixote

    Most of the casting has been mediocre to cool. This is weak. Bones is the role that they should have been having the most fun with. This is not a fun choice.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by Al Swearengen

    Do you think those of us here in the camp are fuckin' stupid?

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    I picture Bones...

    by Bobo_Vision being thin and lanky, being lighthearted, and a bit of a drinker. So if whatshisname goes on a diet of fish and melon, and stops working out, and plays the role right, it could work. But if he's a buff ladies man, this movie will have a Paul Verhoeven Starship Troopers vibe.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    Really? PLEASE.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:36 p.m. CST


    by Al Swearengen

    I noticed you turned into a woman. You got yourself a fuckin' period - (.)

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:38 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    He doesn't belong in this movie.<p> This is Superman in the JLA movie ...

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by aboriginal

    If it was ten years ago Gary Sinese would'a been da man, but this guy might upstage Pine's Kirk. Star Trek 90210.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Dammit Jim, I'm a doctor, not a Marshall of the Riddermark!

    by Southpaw Samurai

    Karl Urban isn't the worst choice. He does have a bit of the look and a Dr.McCoy who's interested in a little danger isn't absurd. Bones in the show was shown time to time to be little reckless and wasn't above doing something dangerous. Experience and his profession made him a little cautious and cantankerous about crazy ideas, but there's no reason to believe he wasn't a bit wilder in his younger days. I'm not entirely sure Urban can pull of that Southern American charm, though. - As for the person who wondered why a Kiwi was chosen to play someone named 'McCoy', they're about as evenly removed from the Irish lineage as an American is... as mentioned above the bigger problem will be playing a Southeastern American than anything the name might imply. - At thing point, the casting has bothered me as much as the fact that we're casting just about every character. Wasn't this supposed to be an early, if not first Kirk/Spock adventure? I can see Bones and maybe Scotty... the four of them seemed to be of about the same age/experience group, but to have Uhura, Sulu, and Chekov (what, is he going to be some high school student they bump into?) almost seems like fan service. Why don't we throw in Harry Mudd, a Saavik toddler, and any other character that might help this gain one or two more viewers. I always thought it was the Enterprise that bound the bridge crew into something of an extended family... in my opinion, it would detract if all the main TOS bridge members first work together in some other form.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    hee! ;-P

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST


    by Al Swearengen

    Is that fuckin' right? Well, then maybe you saw my earlier post about my lookin' to hire some new whores for my place. You gals sound like you partake in specialty acts.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:49 p.m. CST

    TALKBACK fuckin' DEATH.

    by Al Swearengen

    I'd say that you were trying throw some poor unsuspecting cocksucker off your fuckin' trail. That's what I fuckin' think. And I see a lot from my present vantage and no mistake.<P>Besides, you sound like that Jack McCall hooplehead who ran his mouth too much after blowin' a fuckin' hole in Hickock's eye. Said he'd make a mark. Well, stick around. I'll make mine for you.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    You loved my post, it humbled you with its gorgeous visual imagery that you can't possibly aspire to match.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I love his golden hairless chest!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11 p.m. CST

    An Open Letter to JJ Abrams

    by davincih

    Enough is enough. This says it all:

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:04 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack


  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST



    In the last Trek story about Chris Pine you mentioned that you had some info about Shatner being in the movie as older Kirk. Do you know any details? Don't leave us hanging. Shatner + Nimoy together again could make this into the must see (along w/Indy IV) film of 2008.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Casting is now complete -

    by Laserbrain

    - LY FUCKED!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    I swear to the Gods I will!!!!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:14 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    because a Star Wars / Star Trek crossover will have fanboys lining up for days to get into this movie.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:16 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    and make that skirt extra short pleeze!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    "ignorant talentless sluty" = thing said by Gabriel Gray a lot. Ergo you are Gabriel Gray. KA-CHING!!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban is cool

    by Teddy Artery

    But as "Bones"? Huh? That makes no sense. He needs to be the weaker, nerdier member of the crew.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Gabriel Gray is no fuckin' legend.

    by Al Swearengen

    But he is a fuckin' cocksucker.<P>HUZZAH!

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:26 p.m. CST

    JAMES MCAVOY ...not this stupid Urban.

    by Der-Rabe

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:28 p.m. CST

    all i wanna know is...

    by kname2

    where will they squeeze Scott Bakula in? you just know as bad as this is shaping up, they'll have 'ol Scott passing the torch to the young Kirk on the deck of the Enterprise...i can hear the cheesy dialogue now..."she's a good ship Jim, she'll take care of you if you let her..." damn I need JJ's job...what a fucking hack

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban is the new Christopher Lambert

    by Luke_Cage

    you know it. Word

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Ha! Called it.

    by Yeti

    Yay me.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    It was a fairly pedestrian effort. You have a long way to go, grasshopper.

  • Oct. 16, 2007, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Jesus Fuckin' Christ!

    by Al Swearengen

    Like we need your fuckin' verification on the Gabriel Gray / TALKBACK DEATH / BIG FAT COCK... matter, huh?<P>Now your posts are starting to reek of cat piss.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Gabriel Fucking Gray wishes to become a legend on this site...

    by Seph_J

    ... like MCMLXXVI was (in his own fucking annoying way), however MCMLXXVI had a style that was neither insulting or obnoxious...... Gabriel Gray however is obnoxious, and were he not such a total fuckbrain, could be classed as insulting. <p> However, something does seem suspicious. <p> Why does nobody ban the cunt? Surely the guy repesents everything good and right about the concept of banning. <p> Remember when he used to threaten eveyone who spoke against him? He told me once that he would change his name to something similar to mine, say some really bad things, and get ME banned. Or he pretended that he himself had the power to ban, and would indeed ban anyone who insulted him. <p> What a cock.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Remember, most of our (collective age group’s) recollections of…

    by stereochad

    …the actors involved in the original Trek series were neither unknown entities (at their time of casting) nor were they real well known either. But I bet at first not a few viewers had problems identifying with these actors as Starfleet officers when they first showed up on Paramount’s short lived little space adventure way back when. It’s only years later that we now think that these are the only actors who could have ever filled the shoes of JTK, Spock, Bones, and the rest. And this is the problem with casting these roles today. Young unknown actors will always bring cries of “girlyboys with no gravitas”, and beloved actors that we identify with in other great roles will never get past our collective suspension of disbelief valves for us to really accept them either. So, going with the known/unknown (50/50) casting direction is still the way to go I think. And while my 2 cents is obviously way too late and all, I would still like to give it anyways. I (like everyone else) has a few opinions on actors that I think could really lock into the roles of our favorite space pioneers. <br><br> <br><br> I am tired, and so I will only throw out my two favorites for tonight (along with a couple of reasons why). Please my fellow talkbackers, Google up some images of these two and see if you can find it in your hearts not to slag me (too badly) for my suggestions: <br><br> <br><br> Jason Segel from “Superbad” & “How I Met Your Mother’ as Captain James Tiberius Kirk. Follow along now: <br><br> <br><br> 1). A man (not a boy) – Check! 2). Comically gifted (read: hammy) – Check! 3). Sometimes looks large and virile, sometimes looks doughy – Check! 4). Likeable 5). Good (oily) hair that show signs of possible recession and skin that sweats just like Kirk’s used to when he would have to lift foam boulders or smash faces with some alien babe – Check & check again! <br><br> <br><br> And<br><br> <br><br> Colin Hanks (Tom’s son) from “Orange County” and a bunch of other small character roles as as Leonard “Bones” McCoy: Let’s see now: <br><br> <br><br> 1). A 29 year old man (again, not a boy) – Check! 2) Thin and wiry (Bones duh) - Check! 3) A droll but charming character – Check! 4) A ton of other immutable traits that approximate the characteristics of the Deforest Kelly type figure. <br><br> <br><br> And just because I think he would be perfect for the role, Billy Zane as (is) Spock. 1-5) The eyebrows! <br><br> <br><br> These guys would age well into the roles too I think. Well whaddya think? Flame on!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Ban him

    by Seph_J

    Ban him

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:32 a.m. CST

    I'm wondering what a person has to do to get banned round here.

    by Seph_J

    Can anyone shed any light on this?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    hacker can't even spell swearengen

    by kafka07

    multiple posts?? more like infinite. Try less posting and more watching of Deadwood.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:37 a.m. CST

    I have been honored.

    by Seph_J

    Tell me cock, do you remember me?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Like I said. Fuckin' catpiss.

    by Al Swearengen the fuckin' door.<P>Johnny...fetch my blade.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    Do you? Do you remember me?

    by Seph_J

    This thing ain't over.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I've said it before, AICN needs to appoint a few more mods.

    by Shermdawg

    I'm tired of seeing shit like this breakout in talkbacks. <br><br> Grow the fuck up guys.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    Did someone leave the padlock off the gate to the idiot enclosur

    by palimpsest

    Just wondering...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1 a.m. CST

    Prolly should get a mod in here.

    by fractureJonze

    Urban could work. I can see it.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:03 a.m. CST


    by fractureJonze

    Get a life.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:04 a.m. CST


    by fractureJonze


  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:09 a.m. CST


    by fractureJonze

    Shits outta hand, dog. Not that you want shitty hands in the first place, but I digress...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:11 a.m. CST


    by arsonlarsen

    Wheres someone cool? lt. dan!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:14 a.m. CST

    So he can't be versatile enough to play Bones?

    by Hamish

    Just cos the only roles he's had have been muscles, doesn't mean he's not versatile enough for this role.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:19 a.m. CST


    by honestune

    wow, you're super cool.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST


    by polyh3dron


  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:28 a.m. CST

    And with this...

    by polyh3dron

    The Star Trek reboot has OFFICIALLY gone down the pooper. The casting up to this point was fine. Picture Urban saying lines like "Well it's life, Jim, but not a we know it" etc etc etc. Urban is going to have to pull off some Brando/Norton/Bale level acting to capture this role compared to what he's done in the past, and I don't see him doing it. He's one of those actors who plays one type of character and that character is so far from Bones it's not funny.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:30 a.m. CST

    I take it

    by polyh3dron

    Talkback Death is really Karl Urban.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:33 a.m. CST

    I thought it was the CSI New York Dude?!

    by codymr

    I had heard that it was going to be Gary Sinise?! He's a little older then the rest of the cast and a bit grumpy like MaCoy. He also looks remarkably like a younger DeForest Kelley.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:38 a.m. CST


    by codymr

    It never ceases to amaze me the number of assholes that are online. It is sad how pointless TALKBACK DEATH's life is.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    TALKBACK DEATH is my hero.

    by Little Dick Wick

    I want to be just like him when I grow up.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:06 a.m. CST

    1868 total posts

    by Allfather Starr

    Only 17 of which are actually about this article.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    "And for the love of God, what do you call yourselves?"

    by stereochad

    "The Aristocrats" <br><br> How (un)original is this sad little person? I for one, am underwhelmed.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:22 a.m. CST

    TALKBACK DEATH hates his own identity, you see:

    by stereochad

    TBD: “It rubs the lotion on its skin. It does this whenever it's told.” <br><br> Some randomly chosen Octogenarian (kidnapped from TBD’s local neighborhood nursing home): <br><br> “Mister, my family'll pay cash. Whatever ransom you're asking for, they'll pay it.” <br><br> “It rubs the lotion on its skin or else it gets the hose again”. Yes, it will, Precious. It will get the hose.” <br><br> “OK, OK. Mister, if you let me go, I won't press charges, I promise.” <br><br> “Now it places the lotion in the basket.” <br><br> “Please! Please! I wanna go home, please!” <br><br> “It places the lotion in the basket.” <br><br> “I wanna see my mommy! Please! I wanna see my...I wanna see my mommy.” <br><br> “Put the fucking lotion in the basket!” <br><br> (END OF SCENE.)

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:25 a.m. CST

    And before you waste any more code on the likes of me you twat..

    by stereochad

    I am out of here and done with this Talkback. Goodnight all.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:28 a.m. CST

    That post never gets old...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I read it with fresh faced wonder all 1800 times...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:34 a.m. CST

    by ironic_name

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:41 a.m. CST

    Talkback death is a real hacker

    by Der-Rabe

    ...haha, what a tool

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:50 a.m. CST

    by ironic_name

    <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P>

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:03 a.m. CST

    Wow. Ragaholic Trek Fans Set Off by Casting Choices

    by Yeti

    Are the new Disgruntled Postal Workers.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:07 a.m. CST

    Wakey wakey AICN! Send in the cleaners here

    by BenBraddock

    Can't u block this ass?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Who is the twat?

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Talkback Death/Sucks Cocks or whatever his name is? He better shut the fuck up quick.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Good for you JJ! Show these bitches how it's done!

    by Maniaq

    It's been said before. Lemme say it again. "The fanbase" KILLED Star Trek. Dead. Way before the exponential drop in quality of the movies, and before anyone even had the (not) brilliant idea of doing a series based around the period after the second most successful Trek movie (I believe number 4 takes the biscuit). <br> <br> Now before anyone starts frothing at the mouth, number 2 was possibly the best of the movies, but the whale movie touched a much larger audience and the Borg one (9?) only came close... <br> <br> Those who are honest about it will admit the franchise ate it's own tail. Ron Moore sites this as the biggest reason he got out and takes great pains to not get bogged down by the geek details in BSG.<br> <br> Doesn't matter if the Simpsons did it. <br> <br> I for one welcome our new- err.. I mean I applaud the idea of a reboot and you can cast anyone you goddamm like because the fanbase are a guaranteed audience and forget them - they can bitch all they like on sites like this one. <br> <br> JUST MAKE IT A GOOD MOVIE! <BR> <br> AND DAMN YOU BERMANN AND BRAGA!!!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:42 a.m. CST

    Wow, that came from Leftfield, ballsy choice that's at odds with

    by KillaKane

    Urban's established screen persona as a Hero/Badass villain. Great cast assembled so far, starting to get excited about this.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    The fanbase didn't kill Trek. Berman and Braga did. Trek for me died about the 5th season of TNG, everything that came after that was an unimaginative rehash. As for the movies VI was great, Generations was awful, First Contact was fun, Insurrection was lame (TV idea blown up to the big screen) and Nemesis was too little too late. The problem with nearly all of the new franchises these days is they hire fans to make them, fans who, ironically, never seem to understand what makes these shows tick. Nicholas Meyer had never seen Trek in his life before he took it on. Hire professionals, not fans.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:48 a.m. CST

    Bizarre choice

    by photoboy

    Most of the casting has been very good, but I don't really see Urban as McCoy. Still, Urban is always very good in everything he's in so I'll definitely wait and see how he plays it.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:19 a.m. CST

    Talkback Death

    by damned-dirty-ape

    You really need to get a woman or a man to fill your time. You are one sad, pathetic little person. I don't get why you would spend so much time and effort into being a total wanker.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:29 a.m. CST


    by tomo77

    there was mention of photoshop master - I'm not

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:35 a.m. CST

    Sean Bean as a Redshirt! Brilliant!

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Who better to stretch a death scene to ten minutes than Boromir???

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:40 a.m. CST

    kwisatzhaderach - VI was great???

    by Trader Groucho 2

    Six was okay. They made Chekhov look like a moron. Everyone else gets to ruminate about aging, while they give him shit that would have made him look stupid even if he was a 22-year-old fresh off the frakking Steppes ensign. Inexcusable. Only thing that rescued that movie was Spock line, "On Vulcan we have a saying. Only Nixon could go to China."

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:55 a.m. CST

    WTF? It's getting wet in here... better call

    by Mace Tofu

    the old @ man... just kidding. here we go again. Call in the cleaners.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    Urban may have good "bone structure"...but he ain't no BONES!

    by Cinemajerk

    Sorry. I just don't see it. And I'm not even a "trekkie" as it were. I'm more of a Star Wars guy. But if I was casting Star Trek, I'd pick someone more "Bones-ish" Robert Forster. I dunno. I think turning Bones into a "hunk" will be too jarring for fans.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:33 a.m. CST

    casting has been awful so far imo...

    by datachasm

    no disrespect to these guys... but i find myself less and less interested in this movie. its looking more and more like the same old from the Trek license... meh~!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Last good Trek movie was First Contact.

    by rbatty024

    Last good series was DS9. They have a lot of work ahead of them. I say do whatever you can to make it relevant again. If it ends up sucking then we've lost nothing because Trek isn't exactly a hot property right now. In the immortal words of Ezra Pound, "Make it new!"

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:07 a.m. CST

    Well they both have moles on their forehead

    by ATARI

    so why not? I'll give him a chance.<br> <br> Maybe in JJs reimaging, Bones gets the girls, and Kirk gets the guys.<br>

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Everybody chill about the casting!

    by Kefrif

    Gotta chime in here. Does everyone here remember the furore that surrounded the casting of Daniel Craig as James Bond a couple of years ago? And yet he worked out extremely well despite the highly publicised minority of complainants sticking the boot in. I'm reading some talkbacks surrounding these casting decisions and getting the same feeling as I did back then - people are overreacting. JJ Abrams is not a fool. He did a far better than expected job on MI:3, and LOST is the hit show of the last couple of years. He knows his stuff, so I think you should trust him. For sure this will be different from what we have seen in the Star Trek Universe before, but you gotta have faith - and if he fails, then you've got all the other Star Trek to watch (and we ain't short of them!). And if you feel like you can't trust him, then remember what Shatner said on SNL - "It's just a TV Show". Peace, Kefrif

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:44 a.m. CST

    This piece of casting definetly got my interested!

    by MRJONZ72

    but you cant really call him Bones no more, unless he has the nickname for some other reason.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:03 a.m. CST

    As musch as I love Lost

    by jtp8000

    JJ may be doing more damage with this casting than B/B ever did

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:37 a.m. CST

    Since Nimoy is in this you need to wonder

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    where do they pick up? Has there been a Romulan unification since Spock was in the underground? Think about it: the Federation and Romulans and the Klingons no less to beat the Dominion, the whole Romulan senate was wiped out, and Picard and crew saved the Federation and Romulan empire from the Remans. Just a thought. As far as Urban, I'll reserve judgment. Muscles aside I loved his cool (as in cold, not stylish) demeanor in Riddick. Perhaps on the day of the Romulans joining the Federation and Spock being asked about this great accomplishment he will reflect on where it all begin. Not a bad idea. Cameo for Picard at Spock's deathbed would be nice. Having read very few of the books, even though they are non-canon, you gotta wonder. Did Abrams read Enterprise: The First Adventure? I believe that was the title of the novel about Kirk's first shakedown cruise as captain. Or, will he go back farther than that. If he's going to the beginning he must understand that Spock and Kirk weren't close in the slightest. Gary Mitchell (I think that was the last name) was his best friend. Granted, he was killed in the first episode of TOS (not the pilot), but references abound in the books and other works about their relationship.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:42 a.m. CST

    Bones wasn't Irish...

    by Kid Z

    ... He was an (American) Southerner (from Alabama, I think). Sure most white people in the South have Irish-Scots in their ethnic background, but calling them Irish is like calling someone from London 35th generation Roman (even though Mike Skinner did just that in some song I forget). When I heard this news, I thought they were talking about that country singer who's married to Nicole Kidman... who', oddly enough, is also a Kiwi named "Urban". Another ting... you Ireland wouldn't need to actually bomb New Zealand... just send a boatload of shalayleigh (sorry, Celtic is a bitch to spell)-swingin' lads to bust some Kiwi heads! (Though they would have trouble with those Maoris... those guys are hardcore! It'd be some, fight, though.) And Harry... delete the multiple all-caps postings of the internet version of a raving, homeless lunatic in the middle of a city street... please!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Sorry about the crappy grammar...

    by Kid Z

    ... bad fingers today!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 8:46 a.m. CST


    by Rufferto

    Not only is this talk back impossibly out of date but it apparently isn't moderated either?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    Not sure what to think

    by tylermo

    I've only seen Urban in LOTR, so I don't have much to go on. I know what happens when most BRITISH actors in Doc Who try to do American accents. Uugghh. Then again, there's the brilliant Hugh Laurie. Oh well. I hope they don't blow this. Bones was a great character, and De Kelley always brought that much needed common man approach to his role. Although, he sucked in Spock's Brain. Then again, everybody did. hehe Should have take 3-5 years off, and launched some new show, with a new cast. Time will tell, I suppose.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9 a.m. CST

    I'm gonna have to go ahead and scream

    by DeeboShanks

    NON CANON! NON CANON! NON CANON! I mean, let's get serious here, boys and ghouls, this is NOT Star Trek. This is HUNK Trek, and while I most certainly enjoy the idea of Zachary Quinto as Spock, I simply cannot handle the idea of this meat head as my favorite character of The Original (and SACRED) Series, Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy. Jesus CHRIST! Danger-loving? Bones didn't sign on to the Enterprise to get his atoms scattered! REMEMBER!? He doesn't love danger! HE HATES IT! He's not the reckless adventure-seeking swagger sap Kirk is! He's smart, charming, clever, and sharp. Cantankerous, curmudgeonly, curious... not danger-loving. BULLSHIT. First we have to deal with Checkov being in the movie (a bullshit move if I ever saw one), now we have to deal with the fucking retard with the mullet in The Chronicles of Riddick pretending to be DOCTOR BONES McCOY!? This whole idea smells like ferengi dick cheese!!! They shouldn't be fucking with the history of Star Trek, anyway. They shouldn't be touching these characters! And if Leonard Nimoy thinks this is a good idea, then I GUESS HE REALLY HAS GONE WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE! AND NO! I DON'T DOUBT THAT HE'S RECEIVING A NUMBER OF DISTRESS SIGNALS--they're coming from the FANS!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:26 a.m. CST

    The New Cast

    by ThomasServo

    Here's my new cast, using a Photoshop-brand Photo Manipulation(TM). I used some chick from Smallville as a Nurse Chapel stand in. Is she even going to be in this?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:28 a.m. CST

    AICN should post and give out Talkback Deaths info

    by ZO

    because he deserves it his email, ip address etc

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by ThomasServo

    I'm a Star Trek nerd, and I've liked every casting choice except this one. However, I trust my man JJ. He's not an idiot. I mean, it would have been really easy for him to just go out and find some skinny southern comedian to play Bones. Urban must have shown JJ something really good in his reading. I figure, the dude's a crap dramatic actor...maybe he was always meant for dry comedy? And he DOES have the McCoy, slightly googly, eyes...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:40 a.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

    I actually sent this to Harry and Merrick yesterday, even before Urban was confirmed, but here you go (remove the spaces in the URL):

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:44 a.m. CST

    jumped the shark

    by sokitome

    This movie has officially lost me. I am a big star trek fan and this movie is going nowhere fast. ANYONE who thinks this casting is good is a fucking plant. Urban would have been good for Kirk but Bones? Are you fucking kidding me! Is this a FUCKING joke? and by the way First Contact was not that good. It was a pale imitation of what a movie with the BORG should have been. Star Trek is now officially dead.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:49 a.m. CST


    by sokitome

    are u sure JJ is not an idiot? don't get me wrong I think he comes up with Brilliant ideas but the ending of MI3 was so laugh out bad I couldn't believe it was JJ.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    An agent probably forced this.

    by Omegaman

    Urban was part of a package deal (with who else I dont know). Thats what alot of these casting decisions are about.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:01 a.m. CST


    by ThomasServo

    I don't think he is, but there's still time for him to prove me wrong. I just think all these other casting choices have been so cool...WHY would he screw this one up so completely? We don't even know the storyline. And who knows? Maybe he's like best friends with the dude playing Kirk-- instant chemistry! Okay, I doubt it...but you know what I'm saying? We have no facts or context for his being cast.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:06 a.m. CST

    i'll still see this

    by LegoKenobi

    karl urban was great in LOTR. i'd be interested to see how he and pegg put their own spin on the characters. in other news, HARRY WILL YOU PLEASE CHANGE THE CORNER ANIMATION?? it's been there so long, i can't recall any others...oh, and please ban the loser with the bazillion posts. thank you!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST


    by skynetbauxi

    thanks :-)

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:15 a.m. CST

    What was exciting at first...

    by Stark Industries

    now really scares me. I'm 48 and have loved (not in a geek way) the series(s) all the way thru the movies. I couldn't be more disappointed with ALL the casting. I haven't been to the Star Trek sites to check them out but I'm guessing that everyone 'there' loves the fact that a movie is being made at all! (And could care less about the casting. Just add me to the 'JJ WTF!!!' list. I'm sure that I'll see this, but wait to RENT the DVD for 2 bucks at Blockbuster. Maybe if we all do that, the 'box office' will speak louder that we do! Stuff to think about... - Stark

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:17 a.m. CST

    J.J. Abrams, you are officially ON NOTICE!

    by SpyGuy

    Karl Urban? Are you fucking kidding me with this? Time to push back from the lines of white powder, I think...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    They kinda look like creatures from the Island of Doctor Moreau hehe ... I wish I could Photochop

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:21 a.m. CST


    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Oh man, that is just wrong in so many ways. LOL

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:26 a.m. CST

    by knobjockey

    Wow, there is a LOT of interest in this film, look at the amount of Talkbackers here! Good luck to Urban, I enjoy watching him and hope he inhabits the role of McCoy as brilliantly as the dear departed De did. Feels the same about Simon Pegg as Scotty. Totally don't see it, but know what a great voice actor he is and hope he hits the right notes. And I mean the humourous Scotty, not the 'knock an old man out on a low beam' pratfall Scotty.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:03 a.m. CST

    He can be bones

    by optimus122

    He's a good actor , he will do all suck anyway.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Star Trek meets One Tree Hill !

    by Bill Clay

    Chad Michael Murray as The Guardian of Forever and this teeny-bopper cast is complete!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Not bad

    by ThomasServo

    Yeah, I just watched an interview with him, and I'm won over. When he's not playing "Generic ActionStar Man!" he really does kinda resemble Kelly. And he's gotten pretty good at the American accent thing.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    This one is a head-scratcher.

    by riskebiz

    It's beyond me how anyone can see Karl Urban as Bones. Gary Sinese? Abso-f@#%ing-lutsey. Karl Urban? One of the other posts was right ... it's starting to feel like a 14-year old girl is casting this picture. Karl is great, but 200% wrong for this part.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Is he going to utter this line:

    by Kid Z

    ..."Dammit Jim! I'm an INTERN, not a miracle worker!"

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Talk about peaking early

    by badboymason

    We get Quinto as Spock. Fucking great. Since then, apart from Bana, it's been a complete downhill shitstorm of horrible casting. Who is going to watch this movie? If the time travelling Romulan plot is for real, its going to be too convoluted for mainstream audiences - and hardcore Trek fans are going to be pissed at the casting. I know I am - I didn't mind them rebooting, BSG did it fantastically - but either do it, or don't - you can't have Nimoy in it on the one hand to tie it to old Trek, and on the other hand cast a Kiwi warrior as a country doctor and expect us to buy they are the same characters. I said it before and I'll say it again. Do a clean reboot - keep Kirk, Spock and McCoy vaguely the same, stick them on the Enterprise and have them as space explorers discovering some wierd shit, going on away missions etc. More Event Horizon or Lost in Space than this time travel/save the world shit they keep thinking Trek needs.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:36 p.m. CST

    not too bad


    i think what they are going for is a guy who very much wants to be a doctor and man of peace but keeps getting pulled into danger and can be a fighter in a pinch- although he hates it. sounds like a McCoy to me. no trek fans are going to be happy with anything that is produced that doesn't stick true to form or whatever dream cast they have in their heads.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:42 p.m. CST

    in fact


    they'll probably change his backstory from being a 'country doctor' to a former military medic. a good soldier sick of combat, devoted to saving lives. the whole 'country doctor' thing was antiquated in the 60's already anyway....based off the small town doctors of the 1900's-50''re telling me tehy'll still have a doctor that will walk to your house with his medical bag in the far future? hardly. the character needed an update. get over it.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST



    -sinese would have been great though. where'd his career go?

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:38 p.m. CST

    I agree with the guy who said...

    by Kubla_Khan

    ...Pegg would be a far better Bones, Urban looks a hell of a lot more like Scotty. Also Pegg is that bit older than the rest. Maybe we HAVE been fed bullshit...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Matthew McCounaghey / Kirk

    by samurai sark

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Adrien Brody / Spock

    by samurai sark

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    David Strathairn / Bones

    by samurai sark

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:47 p.m. CST

    David Strathairn / Bones

    by samurai sark

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    anybody like this?

    by samurai sark

    "...the basic story is that a ship of Romulans are somehow thrown back in time and decide to find Kirk's parents and off them so Kirk is never born, thus altering the history of everything. The Nimoy version of Spock finds out about it somehow and goes back in time to save the day -- which he does, of course, but in so doing essentially creates an alternate universe timeline. It's a pretty brilliant conceit on Abrams's part since, if this turns into a new franchise, it'll completely free him from the niggling continuity issues that Trek fans love to hate directors, writers, and producers over." (Taken from: Random internet balyhooo)

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Typical Abrams looktogooditis casting...

    by Darth_Inedible

    So who's going to be the token fat ugly crewmember that we can all relate to? Jorge Garcia should be Scotty.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Talkback Death

    by jettcorrigan

    That was the longest, most repetitive Aristocrats joke I have ever heard. And you forgot the setup and punchline. Douche!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I think its decent casting, and I'm not a plant.

    by Deathpool

    I don't see what the big deal is to be honest. I like how if Abrams does a couple good things, like the casting of Quinto and Pegg, everyone's okay. But the minute he does something people dislike he needs to be off the project. Seriously, its not going to match up with your skewered perspective on what Star Trek needs to be. You have to take the good with the bad. The sooner you learn that, the better. Oh, and everyone saying how they're not going to see this because of Karl fucking Urban. I hope you stick to that, but somehow I doubt it.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban

    by Archive

    I've always loved the Star Trek characters, but I'm all for trying new ways to tell a story - my issue here is that in every film I've seen Karl Urban in, he's only really shined in roles that demand one dimensional performances. In fact, I'd say that his best work was either "loud" or "quiet", and whenever he's been asked for any kind of performance beyond those two descriptives, he's bogged the movie down with insincerity in his performance. I get the feeling he's a very well-meaning, earnest guy, but I haven't seen him act in the Stanislavski sense, beyond his demanding but simple performances in LOTR and Bourne. JJ Abrams' casting choices in MI:III were pretty rich across the board - be brought people like Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Jonathan Rhys-Meyers. Asking him to play a grump like Dr. McCoy... I'm worried we're going to get an obnoxious mess of intolerance and life lessons, without any of the loyalty or compassion that made Dr. McCoy the perfect third leg of the trio.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:12 p.m. CST

    Caesar = McCoy!!

    by United States

    Karl Urban played Caesar in Xena, and I've followed his career ever since, noting his presence more and more in great films. He is a gifted actor, and he is an excellent choice for this. This raises me expectations for this project quite a bit.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Go here please

    by LukeMorrison86 without the space obviously. i tried sending this link to moriarty but he wouldn't post it. Its going to be playing at festivals around the country and thought it looked interesting.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Karl kicks kirks ass!

    by stardogg

    I know "Bones" is older than Kirk but Karl Urban looks like he can chew up the new kid playing Kirk and be home in time for Kornflakes. Catch my Total Recall reference at the end? Anyway I'll be in line when this puppy comes out.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:48 p.m. CST

    3:10 To Yuma wasn't good.

    by thebearovingian

    I finally saw it the other day and, well, yeah, it wasn't good. I'm just as disappointed as you.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:51 p.m. CST


    by Bald Evil

    I thought Rainn Wilson would've made a good McCoy. But Eomer is fine... I guess...

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    somebody clean up this talkback!

    by oisin5199

    What the hell happened? Anyway, I agree that since Sylar as Spock, I haven't been impressed with a single casting choice. Urban is just far too pretty and one-dimensional. I'll have to wait and see.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Okay... I have some comments...

    by nonsensical

    So first... this Talkback Death person. I hope they've been banned. It's very annoying to have to go through all this shit just to get to anything of any substance. However, he did make it easy to find where real posts were since he changes the name of the person each time they post. <p> I guess that makes him a moron with a plan. <p> Looking at the cast, I have to say I didn't care for Sylar as Spock at first, but as of now he and Simon Pegg are the best choices for the film. I do like the girl playing Uhura too, but I'm not sure if that's my pants talking or not. <p> As for Kirk, McCoy and the rest well... I don't know. I mean really, I don't know their work. Well, except for John Cho (Harold). I think he can be funny... sort of but I don't like the idea of him as Sulu. He just doesn't look like he can be a badass. Personally, I think Dante Basco would have been better. I mean come on, he's a freakin' badass. <p> Other than that, if someone could point me to a film where the new Kirk, McCoy, and Chekov show that they are good actors and not just pretty faces. I would appreciate that. Thanks. <p> Oh and one more thing. How's it going BSB, Yack, Superninja, and anyone else that I haven't said hello to in a long time.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I wrote both Harry and the webmaster and

    by Bronx Cheer

    they've done nothing about cleaning this TB up. Probably too busy giving each other sponge baths.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    the big picture


    it's too bad J.J didn't go with a new cast of unknowns. that's about all i find believable anymore. when was the last time yo saw a movie where the Rock wasn't the Rock... where will smith wasn't will smith, where john malkovich- much as i love him- wasn't just being john malkovich. In some cases (rock, will smith) they just are who they are, either can't act or are too dynamic in one area for anything else. then with malkovich and others, they end up getting typecast at what they are exceedingly good at. the point is, J.J. probably has to go with 'names' because to a studio, THAT sells seats. even though he probably could have cast anyone just on the power he has from lost. there isn't enough time taken with casting to really dig for the right people anymore. and another reason why the cast is made up of alot of 'youngsters' is because the studio will want to do sequels, no doubt.... and i bet they really don't want to end up making a bunch of geriatric trek sequels again anytime soon. it's gonna be 'get in, and get out' while everyone's still pretty. and all of your wallets will be lighter afterwards, don't kid yourself.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:34 p.m. CST

    Could work

    by droids22

    after a shave and a haircut. And then it's all in the acting. I think it's a mistake to cast someone that totally looks the part and can't act worth shit. (Superman Returns)

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 3:58 p.m. CST



    Routh aside- superman returns was the most boring movie i have seen in a looong time. i almost argued comcast to get my 'on demand' money back.i just remember superman stopping a plane crash and then getting his ass kicked and alot of Lex boat..nothingness. if we really want to a get into bad, hip, young casting debate, we should find a place to bitch about the JLA movie. rushed to production = awesome! batman played by a guy younger than bale = hottttt! the league being a bunch of early 20 somethings = dreamy!

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:05 p.m. CST

    The Price Is Right

    by Reasonaxe

    Everyone is so concerned with Star Trek, I'm waiting to find out when George Lucas is finally going to fix up the mishaps in Happy Gilmore by removing Bob Barker and digitally putting Drew Carey in his place

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:06 p.m. CST

    A little strange...

    by TheNothing

    Not really sure what to think about this. The Quinto and Pegg castings were cool, but Kirk-boy is kind of an unknown quantity and Urban seems like too much of a badass for this. An above-poster was correct, Bones LOOKS like he could kick Kirk's ass, so it'll have to come down to acting. Also, Uhura's going to be good, and that's my brain AND my pants talking. One vote here for putting Zoe Saldana in that classic little red dress.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST


    by TheNothing

    Routh was not the problem with Superman Returns. That title goes to Mr. Singer.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Routh helped kill Superman Returns, though...

    by JoshtheCaptain

    His Superman was stoic enough, but his Clark Kent was so lifeless and awkard that it bothered me throughout the movie. Let's re-reboot Superman, ok? Give it to Peter Jackson or something.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    Bones In Name Only = BINO

    by 3 Bag Enema

    BINO, meet my childhood. Childhood: BINO. Let the raping begin.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:15 p.m. CST

    you mispelled

    by godhelpus


  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    BINO, lol

    by zillabeast

    Good one.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    This is crazy.

    by dr sauch

    Lol. I love when the talkbackers reach critical mass and explode. Also, that whole rant about someones mother sounds like its from the Aristocrats.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    a plank of wood would be better casting

    by The Dude Abides

    jj's a fucking tard.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Gary Sinise was too busy? Why Karl Urban?

    by JoeSixPack

    Doesn't make sense. Sinise was born to play Bones.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Its a talkback Jim, but not as we know it!!

    by boyblue

    Has anyone ever thought we might just be getting older since every casting anouncement for films coming out in 2009 seem to be getting younger??

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST


    by Specktron

    ....Karl Urban is an ACTor.<p> I bet it works, kinda.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:08 p.m. CST

    The more I think about the casting the more I like it.

    by rbatty024

    Maybe because it's pissing everybody off, but I like the casting more and more. It's completely unexpected, which doesn't mean it will work out in the end, but maybe, just maybe, this movie will be just as interesting as this cast decision.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST


    by Specktron

    Fuckface 2000, or Schtonkbath Breath is a large dildo.<p> Everyone post that, and a reason why he is damaged if they agree. <p> No harm meant though, I bet she's popular, and not in a bad way. <p> BTW, scriptwise Karl Urban will save the day in this film, unless JJ Abrams reads this and changes it.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Oops, dropped an 's' - I really do think it s a girl.

    by Specktron

    Dunno why.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:26 p.m. CST


    by Specktron

    That might explain a lot.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:37 p.m. CST

    Samuel L Jackson as Bones

    by Monkey_King

    Hell, he's horribly miscast as Nick Fury in Favreau's ULTIMATE IRON MAN flick, might as well ruin STAR TREK as well.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:40 p.m. CST

    godhelpus, you misspelled "misspelled"

    by Bronx Cheer


  • Oct. 17, 2007, 6:41 p.m. CST

    The Next Generation

    by Vi

    Why couldn't they have just dreamed up a new crew to pilot the Enterprise-E. That's one badass ship.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    Just ignore it.

    by Bronx Cheer

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    Stupid casting...

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    It looks like they're trying to re-cast Beverly Hills 90210, rather than Star Trek! Why hire some stud model/actor to play a doctor whose job is basically hanging out in the med lab and bickering with Spock? Unless they're "re-imagining" Bones as some sort of two-fisted army medic (which wouldn't surprise me) this casting seems pretty weak. They probably won't even make him Southern, either, which would stink!<p>They SHOULD'VE cast Lucas Black, he guy who (as a kid) started in American Gothic, Slingblade, the X-Files film, and more recently, Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift! The guy can act, AND he's got a cool Southern accent... plus I'm sure he wouldn't have minded the work.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:31 p.m. CST

    Mmmm, dogs.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Here doggy doggy.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 7:40 p.m. CST

    This movie may very well suck ass...but...

    by Bronx Cheer

    But I figure I'll let it get made first and watch it. I remember how many people screamed bloody murder over Daniel Craig as Bond, and that flick was terrific.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 9:29 p.m. CST

    he'd be a better christopher pike

    by nippleslipz

    leaving doogie howser to play mccoy.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Boreanaz would make a better Bones...irony

    by lynxpro

    Sure, Boreanaz can't do accents that well, but call me crazy but I bet he could do a better "Southern" accent than Urban will.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Casino Royale was good regardless of actor...

    by lynxpro

    I was one of those online h8ers over Daniel Craig's casting. The film would have been just as good with Pierce Brosnan in it. In fact, it would have been even better because it could have been a swan song for him. An older and wearier Bond tired of the "game" would have been much more believable about cashing out and settling down with Vesper. He wouldn't have given a damn at that point about a burn notice. So in that aspect, Casino is much like *On Her Majesty's Secret Service*; an awesome movie regardless of the actor involved.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    fire Photon Torpedoes at Bad Robot HQ

    by lynxpro

    Seriously, I want to see a series of photon torpedoes aimed and fired at the HQ of JJ's production house Bad Robot. Let Danger Man/Number 6 personally ride one of those torpedoes all "Dr. Strangelove" style right into there and incinerate those hacks once and for all for swiping *The Prisoner* and trying to pass it off as an original work.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban would be good as Captain Garth of Izar.

    by kabong

    JJ Binks wouldn't know who Captain Garth of Izar is. <p> Which is what is wrong with this STINO.

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by reckni

    miscast at its finest. boo

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    is this the new uwe boll talkback?

    by reckni

    i sincerely hope so . . .

  • Oct. 17, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    everyone is pike

    by ironic_name

    nothing but pikes.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:17 a.m. CST

    Set phasers....

    by 5 by 5

    ...for the dwarf's head, no matter how damn low it is to the ground! I like this actor though, so I'll give him the benefit of the doubt. Why? I'm usually in a good mood after I drink coffee.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Are we sure that J.J. is directing this?

    by thelordofhell

    Because the way this cast looks, it seems like something Roger Corman would do.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 6:41 a.m. CST

    Karl is a great guy, good for him

    by darquelyte

    I met Karl nearly 10 years ago at a sci-fi convention, and my ex-wife actually hung out with him and the late Kevin Smith (the Aussie actor, not the American director) at a club for a few hours. He's a really nice guy, and very humble, or at least was back then. Although I don't see him as the "classic Bones," he's a very capable actor and will do a fine job with this role. I'm very happy for him!

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    Oops, I meant Kiwi, not Aussie

    by darquelyte

    I know Kevin Smith who unfortunately died tragically 5 and a half years ago, was a Kiwi, not an Aussie. My fingers typed faster than my brain worked. Happens a lot when I first wake up from an all night work marathon. Oy.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    The Shat is Back!

    by Old Darth

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:51 a.m. CST

    Shoulda been Neil Patrick Harris

    by Abominable Snowcone

    and everyone knows I'm right

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:53 a.m. CST

    Metrosexual Enterprise

    by Abominable Snowcone

    That's what the casting for this movie will have it be. Kirk, Spock, and McCoy will be so pretty that even a straight up hetero man like myself will be sexually attracted to them. It isn't right. It's Dawson's Creek in space, and that's not good.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 12:24 p.m. CST

    You guys are all wrong

    by Vigilant

    You didn't know Bones when he was a young hot stud. McCoy was basically Mr. Urban with a stethoscope. It's a TRUE fact.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    "Dawson's Creek in space"

    by just pillow talk

    That's as good a summation as any...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Guess who's back?

    by Bono Luthor

    Shatner's back! Shatner's back! Shatner's back! Shatner's back! The f*ckin' Rocket Man himself.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 7:48 p.m. CST

    he was fun in Bourne

    by BadMrWonka

    and passable in the lord of the rings, but he's like 6'4", and looks like he would beat a woman after 10 beers. not exactly Bones, in my mind. but I'm not a big star trek fan. him across from shaun of the dead is going to be a HUGELY different dynamic than in the original though, isn't it?

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Guess who's back?

    by ironic_name

    tell a friend, Shatner's back, back again. <P> guess who's back guess who's back guess who's back guess who's back guess who's back guess who's back guess who's back dunnanah oowieoowieoowieoowie..

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 10:44 p.m. CST

    this is...

    by kname2

    the single stupidest fucking thing Hollyweird's corporate demographic commitee Mtv oriented mindset has done in the last few days...I'd puke, but I'm saving that for the next likely boneheaded move yet made...

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Karl Urban as Bones? WTF?

    by Ferf Muckmeyer

    This dude is like an action hero, muscle-bound and shit, and they cast HIM in the role that skinny DeForest Kelly made famous? I say don't fuck with the characters, J.J.! This guy is a decent actor, but don't CHANGE what Bones was! Hope this works, otherwise lots of pissed-off fanboys.

  • Oct. 18, 2007, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Great Casting...

    by TinkerTIW

    Who's playing Yeoman Rand, Pam Anderson?

  • Oct. 19, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    longtime reader first-time poster yaddayaddayadda

    by BruceBayliss

    Congratulations! After years of visiting this site, reading the comments by the fucktards on this thread has driven me to register so I could make a comment. Despite some of the roles he's taken since landing in Hollywood, Urban has actually got a lot of range - check out The Price of Milk or Out of the Blue (which has just opened in NY and is also available via VOD in the US). It actually looks like Abrams is intent on making an interesting movie, and not mired in some quixotic attempt to produce a facsimile of fanboys' fond memories. If you can't bear the idea of a new Star Trek that's somehow exactly the same as the old one, that's fine and dandy - you've presumably your DVD collection of the first three series, plus whatever spin-offs series and movies you can bear to acknowledge as worthy, to comfort yourself with. I mean, sheesh...