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Oh MY!! Is George Takei In J.J. Abrams’ STAR TREK Movie??

I am – Hercules!!
George Takei, who played Hikaru Sulu on the original “Star Trek” and now serves as announcer on Sirius’ Howard Stern radio show, recently had lunch with J.J. Abrams, Takei tells Sirius' Howard 100 News. Asked if he would be in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming “Star Trek” feature with Leonard Nimoy, Takei would only issue a “no comment.” Is Abrams to reunite members of the original cast? William Shatner has admitted he and Abrams met on the “Boston Legal” set shortly before Abrams’ involvement in the “Star Trek” franchise was announced – but both Abrams and Shatner continue to deny that Shatner will be in the movie, which reportedly deals with time travel and hits cinemas in 2009. When asked why he won’t be in Abrams’ movie, Shatner (who turns 77 in less than a month) likes to point out that his character, Jim Kirk, died in the seventh “Star Trek” feature. Shatner has co-written a slew of novels for Simon & Shuster that deal with a resurrected Kirk subsequent to the events of “Star Trek: Generations.”

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  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:20 a.m. CST


    by OnusBone


  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    "No Comment" now means yes?

    by critch

    No comment doesn't mean whatever you want it to mean. He could be upset about the whole thing just like Shatner was. Quit making up news.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:23 a.m. CST

    The time travel storyline is fucking stupid.

    by scudd

    They should have went with a complete reboot. How are they going to rationalize that the events of any future movies, that will only follow the re-casted crew, will be different than the original show and movies? Now they are going to have to deal with stupid fanboy questions like this for the life of the new film series. Good luck, fellows.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Leave the captain dead please.

    by Engelhast

    I really don't want to see The Search for Kirk.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST


    by OnusBone

    If they use time travel as an excuse to bring all the geezers out to play, I would be disappointed. Spock is alright cuz he's an alien, and, well, he's SPOCK. Still, having Nimoy in the film is toeing the line of "too much." The Shat is great, and Takei is great, but the first step of a reboot is to give the boot to as much of the old preconceptions as possible without losing the core story. Hence, old actors are the first to go. Let 'em go gracefully.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:26 a.m. CST

    Here's an idea.

    by Knuckleduster

    Why don't they just get EVERYONE from the old cast back to do this movie. Fuck the kids!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    If it's not an Excelsior series, we don't need Sulu

    by chrth

    It's bad enough Time Travel is involved in the first place. But what purpose would it solve to reunite all the cast as periphery characters?<p> And Kirk is still alive in the Nexus. They can always get him out from there (Guinan was still there after she left).<p> The Kirk-reborn stories sucked, btw.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Bastard Klingons....

    by EvilGeek1

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST


    by chrth


  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Ain't in Abrams Amazon Links

    by Aquatarkusman

    Oh well, at least it's a blessed reprieve from Transporter 3 news.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    More Chekov = Guaranteed $100M opening weekend

    by Aquatarkusman

    Walter Koenig: [groans] Ven we voke up, we had these wodies. / Fry: [delighted] Eeeee! Now say "nuclear wessels"! / Walter Koenig: NO!!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Star Trek New Voyages

    by enoodle123

    Let the old dudes continue pooping up on Star Trek New Voyages. If Shatner wants some Kirk time, he should approach them, they would be glad to have him. And their shows are getting better all the time. It's not exactly shameful anymore.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:09 a.m. CST


    by _SnakePlissken_

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:11 a.m. CST

    My prediction

    by kwisatzhaderach


  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:17 a.m. CST

    "Bukkake! Bukkake!"

    by SkinJob69

    Takei kills on the Stern show. Not sure even he can save this latest ST sequel though.<p> I'm thinking this TB goes 1000-1500 posts, eh?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Does anyone think is going to make money?

    by ldm882

    I'm not hating on Trek, I'm just saying I don't understand why this thing is being treated by the studio like a huge tentpole release. While some of the previous films were fairly successful, I can't imagine why the studio thinks this will gross anymore than say 120 million domestic. Not a bad figure at all, but I'm sure that between the budget and marketing costs for this thing it's going to have to make a hell of a lot more than that (both domestic and foreign) to really be a sucess. Plus, I'm not sold on the fact that J.J. Abrams' name can open a movie the way that someone like Spielberg or Lucas or Shymalan can. Thoughts, anyone?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:24 a.m. CST

    who cares?


    hyperbole begin again!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:25 a.m. CST


    by Doc_Martigan

    So he may or may not be in the movie just as much as Shatner may or may not be in the movie? And? It would be great if they were, it would be even better if there were news that actually confirmed it. The "Oh MY" at the beginning of the article title implies excitement and surprise. This is not concrete enough to be exciting, and even if he came and out said "yes I am in it," it would surprise no one. Former show members having a cameo in the movie is sort of expected, yeah?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Definite new casting news..

    by SkinJob69

    Darlena Tejeiro and Paul Townsend are to have roles in Star Trek XI. "As reported at, actor/stuntman Townsend will be playing the part of a Starfleet security officer, with several scenes in the movie. Townsend is no stranger to working on Star Trek, having been seen before on Star Trek: Enterprise, where he appeared as a gunfighter and was also a stuntman in the episode North Star."<p> "Tejeiro's role is unknown at present, although she will not be playing an Orion. Her filming work in Star Trek XI has already been completed."

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Come on

    by Darth Busey

    Do you people really believe that Shatner ISN'T in this?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Why every friggin' Trek movie has a time travel plot...

    by Kid Z

    ...Corporate-think, as usual. "That one where Kirk and crew went back to now-a-days to save the whales made more money than any of the others... if you do Trek, you have to do time travel" The worst Trek plots in all the Trek series were all time travel plots... Trek time travel is idiotic. Especially if it involves travel to the moronic, ridiculously-designed 1960's retro-future of the original series, which is what Abrams is obviously up to... a cinematic version of that stupid effin' Deep Space Nine episode where they traveled back to the Trouble with Tribbles episode... that was an hour out of my life I'll never get back. Abrams comes up with some great stuff, but also some lousy stuff... remember, this is the guy who wanted to make Lex Luthor a Kryptonian! This movie will... WILL suuuuuh-uuuuuuh-UCK!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:39 a.m. CST

    What would Roddenberry think of this crap?

    by SkinJob69

    Glad he's not around to see his creation tarnished like this.<p> It's just Paramount's $tar Trek now

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:56 a.m. CST

    Hikaru actually

    by hyperboycomics

    Just sayin

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Kid Z

    by systemsbroom

    I dunno, I kinda liked that DS9 episode. It was gimmicky and tongue-in-cheek, to be sure, but it was pretty cool to see them do it on TV.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Make Room For Shatner is a good name for a sitcom

    by rev_skarekroe

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST


    by DocPazuzu

    It had to be said. Where'd that talkbacker go, anyway?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:24 a.m. CST

    haha Stan Gable

    by haggardatbest

    "Dry oatmeal" gets me every time. It is always a great surprise when George is announced to be sitting in for a week. The shows with him are always fantastic.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Anyone see shaved-head Eric Bana

    by skimn

    on the Tonight Show last night? He was being coy, but hinted it was for a role.."Any Star Trek fans.."And yes I occasionally watch Leno, only for the guests.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    I Agree

    by Geekgasm

    The time travel storyline *is* fucking stupid. And done to death.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    Why Shatner's not in the new Trek

    by skimn

    The film is not being shot in Cinerama....

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    No countdown necessary, fatkids

    by gruntybear

    The homophobes are already out in droves. Please just kill "Trek." This whole Abrahms mess sounds horrid. Of course, on the bright side, it might make "Enterprise" and "Voyager" suck slightly less in hindsight.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Full impulse power up Kirk's anus! I hope Kirk stays dead but CAPTAIN SULU fucking rocks. If Abrams pulls this off, this will et every Stern fan into the theaters, and there are a lot more of them than fans of Priceline commercials.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:53 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST


    by Pipple

    yoou feeeeeeeeeel the loooove tooooniiiiiiiight??

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST

    Balloon Knot

    by Nice Marmot

    That is all . . .

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    Aw c'mon, we all know the Shats in this thing

    by nerosday

    A movie involving time travel, Kirk was lost in a temporal ribbon, Spock will save him off camera during the story and he'll pop up in a cameo at the end. Now with Shat you know he'll be there somewhere. Now I'd be really impressed if they could time travel and bring back Scotty and Bones, but alas.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Shat's participation will be announced in time for

    by kabong

    the big media push. <p> All Starfleet personnel should have been copied to a transporter pattern buffer and archived at Memory Alpha.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Shatner points out that he's not in it cause Kirks dead?

    by Bass Ackwards

    Really? That's awfully diplomatic, considering how outraged he was just a lil while ago about being left out of the movie. If he's suddenly become polite and demur about it Id have to suspect Abrams and Shat are planning on pulling off a surprise in the flick.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Scotty got trapped in a transporter or something

    by INWOsuxRED

    and wound up in the future too. So he shouldn't be in the end of the film, but maybe they should have the guys walking around wondering where he went.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    But seriously... Why!?

    by nerosday

    Why redeaux, retconn, reboot, this thing, honestly, man? Star Trek was great for its time, but with every generation there are fewer and fewer Trekies. The further that we go from the Space Race the less relivent the explorer spirit is to the new kids. I'm a teacher and most of my students don't even see the point of going to Mars. They laugh at it. They just don't get it, that worries me. They don't have that hunger to see what's beyond their X-Boxes. And to take the one show that really had the ability to make you think, and inspire you to go out there and turn it into drival with time travel every second movie and then to reboot it to conform to a generation that alreay doesn't care... Why bother? If you want to reboot Star trek let it lie for anohter decade, and the come back with a new show about new characters... and for the love of God this time make it good.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by Embeedeuce

    It's not just the final frontier, it's also the fabulous frontier.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Or wait to bring it back...

    by nerosday

    In 15 or 20 years when we start heavily with the Mars program.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    I don't need...

    by Billy The Fish make a comment 'cos Kid Z did it for me. Spot on, fella.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Spock wasn't even in Generations

    by pokadoo

    So this could potentialy be set before Generations? Ok, Kirk might be a bit fatter now, but that could easily be explained with Shatner-Kirk saying something like "I want to look good for my inspection of Cameron Fry's new Enterprise, which is coming up soon. I think i'll go on a diet!" at the end of his final scene in the new movie. Presto!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Is there a role for Shatner to play...

    by metaluna

    ... unless they need some fat Jabba the Hutt like character in this movie? Lord knows why the Shat'd be cast in it, never mind our favourite gay starship driver. Smells like a very convoluted plot to me. I wish they'd just leave it alone.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by samurai sark

    Oh Star Trek Re-boot<br><br> How much money will you make<br><br> while selling this crap?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:58 a.m. CST

    Face it, Shatner looks like hell...

    by Bill Clay

    C'mon, do you really want to see him playing an obese elderly Kirk? They would have to CGI the hell out of him to make him look presentable. At least Nimoy and Takei still look like their original characters.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Bill Clay

    by MattmanReturns

    He's 77, you fuck. People DO age in the Star Trek universe, just like in real life.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:12 a.m. CST


    by uss cygnus

    "It is the only thing speaking." "Let me hear!" "9....8...7...6...5..." "GET OUT!! GET OUT OF THERE!! GET OUT!!" Time Travel has KILLED Trek. KILLED IT. Booooo.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    It doesn't matter who or what is in the film because of Time Tra

    by uss cygnus

    Add to the fact the blatant and bland miscasting, ignoring of established could put Pacino in his "Godfather II" prime in this film and it wouldn't matter. The franchise is dead.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:21 a.m. CST

    where's the story?

    by nooneimportant

    so someone saying "no comment" is cool news now? really? that's what this site has come to? making a story out of someone answering "no comment" wow. slow news week huh?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    George Takei is your ass landlord

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Rent's due, bitches.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:25 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    Love time travel stories!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Only if we can have Kirk and Spock playing horsey.

    by Friendo

    Like that one where they rode each other. Screw the old cast already. If you're doing a reboot, do a reboot. Personally I love revisiting the mod-60s era Trek... I hope Abrams actually does that and does not go the Enterprise route with techie industrial 21st century hardware. Them skirts damn well better be short and them Uhuru jubblies better be cleaving and them cell phones better twitter and tweet.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:59 a.m. CST

    possilble spoiler in the title...

    by BigTexas42


  • Feb. 26, 2008, noon CST

    for the record

    by BigTexas42

    i don't really care - just sayin'.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Who cares that this "Jim Kirk" is dead?

    by Elim Garak

    ... OK I will be really geeky and point out that it is James Tiberius Kirk - James T. Kirk. Not Jim Kirk. Either Hercules or Shatner is getting senile.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 1:01 p.m. CST

    I stopped caring about this movie long ago

    by disfigurehead

    bonk bonk on the head

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Shatner is 77?

    by Darth Fart

    Geez. I remember these guys in 80s and seeing them hit old age kinda sucks.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    Am I in the new Star Trek film?

    by bluebottle

    "no comment". <p></p> Read into that what you like.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Cool, bring back the old cast

    by Aethyrr

    Because it's the only one I'm familiar with! :P

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 1:50 p.m. CST

    Sulu is awesome.

    by TattooedBillionaire

    That is all.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Captain Sulu will own your er um ass

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    after he sets phasers on Gayify.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Aquatarkusman, I remember that episode.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I never watched Futurama regularly, but saw that one. It has to be one of the funniest ever.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Koenig was fun in Trek, but

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Babylon 5 showed us exactly how underused his acting skills were. Bester was the ultimate villain, and Koenig was incredible.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    All of them are back

    by Ray Gamma

    Abrams has all the surviving original actors back for a cameo in this - they're just trying to keep it secret, but here's the thing; by the time the movie comes out, everyone's gonna know already!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:47 p.m. CST

    This movie has the biggest cast of no names ever

    by skywalkerfamily


  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:51 p.m. CST

    Target that explosion and...

    by electric_sheep


  • Feb. 26, 2008, 2:53 p.m. CST


    by dr.bulber

    theyre all gonna be in it anyway. -well, the living ones.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Hire me for a Red Shirt.

    by skywalkerfamily

    I can get killed by an alien blob. It is my dream.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 3:47 p.m. CST

    And The Shat Shall Be Cast

    by bswise

    But what I expect to see in JJ's re-bootious Trek is a scene where the Enterprise has crash-landed on a beach, but the engines are still going and, like, somebody walks by one of the engines and they're, like, sucked into it causing a BIG EXPLOSION, and then, like, the camera goes all shakey when a big freakin monster shows up, but, like, off-screen, and starts shredding and melting a bunch a people and sh*t... because THAT'S the kind of action that I've come to expect from Mr. Abrams.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    is this a reboot or not?

    by mansep

    make up your fucking minds

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    "Do you want me to talk like George Takei some more, Mike?"

    by Osmosis Jones

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 4:42 p.m. CST

    I could go for a "Space: 2099."

    by kabong

    Star Trek is carrying too much *lost* baggage. <p> See what I did? <p> It was a lamo-feeb allusion that makes little sense to this yackback. I should be writing for JarJar. <p> See what I did there? <p> It was another lamo-feeb allusion, this time to a lamo-feeb movie series character that has nothing to do with Star Trek. <p> These typing fingers of mine are magic.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Or you could Forrest Gump it and put old Nimoy

    by skywalkerfamily

    in shots of the Original Series or movies as a bystander.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 5:38 p.m. CST

    Kirk: WORST DEATH SCENE EVER! "Oh, my!"

    by Uncle Stan

    Even an off-camera death would have been preferable to falling off a rock. That is not how legends die.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 5:49 p.m. CST

    You know

    by Series7

    The shatner is going to be in the movie.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 6:36 p.m. CST

    Two Words:

    by Embeedeuce

    Denny Crane.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    Shatner, man!

    by Marvinatmiddleage

    Da B-Shat in da house! Yeah!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 6:55 p.m. CST

    Star Trek XI: No Undiscovered Country for Old Men

    by SkinJob69

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 6:56 p.m. CST

    "Take a look at that fuckin' Bones!"

    by SkinJob69

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 7:27 p.m. CST

    uss cygnus

    by R L S

    What does Star Trek 3 have to do with any of this?

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    NEW RULE: Re-boot THIS motherfuckers!

    by Bill Maher

    It's just as bad as remaking a movie, only not quite as lazy. An Original Series prequel would have been cool as long as they kept it campy and silly like the old show. Polyester costumes and female crew members in miniskirts and go-go boots would ROCK! But I get the feeling this will be a big pile of wank. "Isn't he the gay Trekkie? by leobloom" All Trekkies are gay, dumbass. As Artie Lang said: "Shatner is a hero among legions of Star Trek fans who call themselves... Oh yeah, QUEERS!" Takei is still cool. Lisa Lampanelli said it best: "Being gay and Japanese isn't all bad -right, George? You can bow down to say hello and take it in the ass at the same time." YOUNG WET BITCHEEEEEEEEEES!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Get Shatner in for Fucks sake !!!

    by picardsucks

    This is retarded, they pushed the film back to summer 09, they writers are back. Hire the Shat a good personal trainer to shed a few Harry's and get him in the fuckin movie!!!! I wanna see him punch out a bad guy one more time. Denny Tiberius Shatner fuckers!!!!

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Hot Wet Bitches

    by bacci40

    what the fuck did shatner do to piss jj off so much...if kring is smart, he signs shat up for a guest appearance for next season's heroes...better yet, make him the main villian and let him chew up as much scenery as he wants

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I thought it was FUCKED UP way for Kirk to.......

    by Han Cholo

    buck the kicket. If you could go to anywhere from the Nexus then why didn't Kirk just go back and arrest McDowal's character when they 'rescued' him? Or Kirk could have stayed and Picard could have gone and arrested him when they intially met. The whole Generations movie was done halfass period. <p> I never was a Trekkie but Trek died for me after that fiasco of a movie.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Oh My! This is old news

    by therobcat

    Sulu said something a long while back that he spoke with JJ. I don't remember the exact circumstances, but I think it was two or three months ago.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    I will gladly give credit to jesuschrist Yackback

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Our comedy gold lord and savior. His words shall live on in our hearts and deeds.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 1:02 a.m. CST

    Shatner's dignity--

    by thegreatwhatzit

    forget it, he hasn't any. It was transported to another dimension or whatever.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 2:56 a.m. CST

    Takei is ancient

    by Mr. Gunderson

    Just saw George Takei at the Arclight after "In Bruges" took him about 5 minutes to walk past me, kinda sad.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST


    by LaserPants

    Star Trek hasn't been Star Trek for years. Star Trek isn't about a Shakesperian captain who deserves our respect, its about a fat, sweaty, borderline psychotic, violent, womanizing, bad method actor! Shatner -- in all his swaggering overacting glory is THE representative of humanity throughout the Cosmos. He's Bruce Campbell without the irony. He's ALL MAN! Get Shatner on this bitch or shitcan the whole mess.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 6:03 a.m. CST

    ThaSithMaster, you be wrong.

    by Shermdawg

    Generations grossed $75,671,125 <br><br> First Contact grossed $92,027,888 <br><br> Insurrection grossed $70,187,658 <br><br> Nemesis grossed $43,254,409

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 6:10 a.m. CST

    the ass landlord has come to collect!

    by ironic_name

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 8:08 a.m. CST

    Vampire Kirk makes me want to vomit

    by Mutant Leader

    WHY did Shatner have to write "The Return" and all that other crap? WHY?

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by JAGUART


  • Feb. 27, 2008, 8:51 a.m. CST

    The camera should pan around and Kirk has...

    by performingmonkey

    been sitting there the whole time, listening to Spock tell the story. Not that this will happen though. This is likely a story of how Spock dies for real.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 11:03 a.m. CST

    It's very funny

    by Archive

    On CHUD, the current Devin's Advocate is about Devin's frustration with how people having lunch keeps leading to speculation about who's in what film. Given what a fan George Takei is of Trek, it seems reasonable that he'd just want to meet J.J. Abrams... Given how frequetly Takei cameos in Trek it does make sense - giving him a walk-on role is almost part and parcel to the content, but it's very funny that this article went up when it did.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 11:26 a.m. CST

    kabong, did you and I have the SPACE: 2099

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    discussion a few months ago, or was it someone else I was chatting with? If it was done well, like Sci-Fi re-booted Galactica I would see it. Reboots/remakes/reimaginings are always a crapshoot. I'd love to see Koenig as Koenig though. Don't turn it into a fisticuffs flick, but a real suspense/action/thriller, and it could work. Not a Chekov Koenig of course, but a Bester Koenig. He should smack the next person to ask him to say "nuclear wessels."

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Sulu is headed straight for Uranus

    by Bobo_Vision

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Read about this on fark weeks ago

    by I Dunno

    even had the same headline. This obviously takes place during or after the TNG and then before TOS. So Sulu is either DEAD or a 30 year old. No Takei, no room for you.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Uranus is big and gassy

    by Prossor

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    It's stupid to have Nimoy + not Shatner (bring backk the Shat)


    Why would they put Nimoy in but not Shatner? If this is a time travel/alt time line there is no reason not to have Shatner in the film.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 4:23 p.m. CST

    Quit bitchin'... Some of us fans be excited.

    by OtisSpofford

    It's called an alternate timeline, kids - no need to serve the continuity gods. If you don't like Trek, go back to your Veronica Mars TB - if you do but you hate TOS or this concept or JJ Abrams then stay home and enjoy a nice warm mug of Klingon Shut the Fuck Up.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 4:53 p.m. CST


    by BurgerTime

    Someone had to say it.

  • Feb. 27, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Grammaton, it wasn't me; but I like the idea.

    by kabong

    Almost all remakes or re-visionings leave me cold. But "Space:1999" was a good concept, and it doesn't have too much baggage dragging it down (unlike Trek). They could make a few changes or a lot of changes, without having to turn it into either a lame homage to the original series or into some gawdawful updating that dumps all over the original. <p> Somewhat related: There was supposed to be a "U.F.O." remake series in the works, but it collapsed.

  • Feb. 28, 2008, 7:33 a.m. CST

    kabong, I think if they get rid of a lot of the

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    metaphysical stuff a la Star Trek V, and go straight for the survive at all costs fight for your life action then it would work very well. This show came to the US around '76. I know because I was in first grade, and there were all the toys and lunchboxes out there. This probably planted the merchandising seed in Lucas' brain. But anyway, it was set about 20 years in the future. So to do it today as 2099 would be great. What U.F.O. series are you referring to by the way. Was it Project U.F.O, because I remember that one vaguely.

  • Feb. 28, 2008, 10:28 a.m. CST

    "U.F.O." was a series from the same producer

    by kabong

    and it seemed to be connected, as if in the same universe. It was about a secret organization fighting alien invasion.