Unlike many of the new actors on Star Trek XI, Faran Tahir was a fan of Star Trek from childhood so being offered a role was a dream come true.
As reported by the Del Mar Times, Tahir enjoyed become part of the world that he enjoyed as a child and young adult. “I liked Star Trek a lot when I was young, and later, when I was in college, I liked Star Trek: The Next Generation,” he said. “When I was a little boy, it was more about the aliens and space and gadgets. When I was older, that’s when I started to get into the message of this modern day mythology. They were dealing with issues current to us but set in the future.” (more…)