Star Trek XI Casting Rumors

Apparently Bill Shatner recently called longtime pal and co-star Leonard Nimoy to chat about the upcoming JJ Abrams (Lost and Alias TV genius) Star Trek film (which chronicles the initial meeting of Kirk and Spock and their first adventures in the Starship Enterprise) only to find that not only has Nimoy read the script, but he is in it while Shatner is not.

Young Spock is said to be played by Heroes star Zachary Quinto, who looks a lot like old pointy ears.


Young Kirk may end up being played by Confessions of a Dangerous Mind star and one-time Zaphod Beeblebrox (of the Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy film) Sam Rockwell, who said that he is a big fan of Shatner‘s strange line delivery that many associate with the classic program.

Why does this film sound more and more like a spoof than a tribute to the franchise?

Suggested reading/viewing:

Star Trek The Animated Series
Star Trek Fan Collective – Captain’s Log
Star Trek – The Motion Picture: The Director’s Cut
The Star Trek Encyclopedia
Just a Geek

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