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Weller Joins Star Trek 2

Posted by T'Bonz - 05/12/11 at 11:12 am


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Peter Weller, best-known to movie fans for his roles in The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension and the first two RoboCop movies, will be joining Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto and the rest in Star Trek 2.

The role is said to be a “principal role,” according to Deadline, but as to be expected, no details have been given.

Weller has been seen in Star Trek before. He played John Frederick Paxton in Star Trek: Enterprise (Terra Prime, Demons), where he was the xenophobic chief administrator of Luna’s Orpheus Mining Colony. Paxton created a half-Vulcan, half-Human baby using DNA from Trip Tucker and T’Pol. Paxton was revealed to be a follower of Colonel Green (reference from the original series’ episode The Savage Curtain).

Source: Varietyvia Deadline

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  • Razorburn

    I think it is a cool thing that Peter Weller is going to be in the next Star Trek film. Not only will this make the sequel more interesting, it will also give audiences a chance to see Weller in another excellent science fiction role.

    Star Trek has a unique way of attracting excellent talent. When you have past, present, and future actors like Christopher Plummer, David warner, Kurtwood Smith, Chris Sarandon, Michael Nouri, Christian Slater, Frank Langella, Ronny Cox, John Laroquette, Malcolm McDowell, Steven Berkoff, and Peter Weller appearing on Star Trek, you know you are in for an exciting episode.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    Mike and Denise Okuda need to get busy loading the sets with Buckaroo Banzai gags.
    (…they are involved with the new movies, aren’t they?)

  • michael

    no

  • Guest

    I am such a fan of Peter Weller. He will bring intensity to the film. This is good news.

  • Tj_elx

    Colonel Green was linked to the eugenics wars some how intertwined with the khan super humans concept in the original series. Peter weller played Paxton in the enterprise episode who was a follower of Col. Green. I wonder if Star Trek 2.0, peter weller will play a decedent of paxton to reprise the role which would link the khan concept of the new movie ?? Are they smart enough to do that in the new movie ?