Star Trek XI Co-writers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci had written a scene for William Shatner, but the scene was deleted during rewrites.
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For both Spock and Leonard Nimoy, aging has brought a balance between logic and emotion.
As reported by CinemaSource.com, Nimoy explained the differences in Star Trek XI‘s Spock and Spock from the original series. “The aspect of Spock that I played in this movie is much more resolved,” explained Nimoy, “The issue of a balance between logic and emotion is resolved for him as it has been for me in my own personal life.” (more…)
When she saw what conventions meant to Star Trek fans and how they enjoyed them, Zoe Saldana wanted some of that passion.
As reported by TrekMovie.com, in her research to understand what it was to be a Star Trek fan, Saldana watched Trekkies 1 and 2 as well as Star Trek episodes. “I didn’t even know what the word ‘Trekkie’ meant,” said Saldana. “So I didn’t know what conventions were. I knew of Star Trek, but not extensively. So part of doing my research to have the feel to be a Trekkie and to go to these conventions.” (more…)
Pine and Quinto On Good Day, New York
As seen in a video by FOX New York, the reality of Kirk wasn’t quite what Chris Pine expected when he took on the role. “I signed up,” he explained. “I was very excited. I thought I was going to be the hero of the movie and get the lady and beat people up, and it was actually the exact opposite.
Zachary Quinto explained Spock’s appeal to audiences. “Spock has a definitive magnetism because there’s a mystery to him,” he said.
Going back to the beginning means seeing a more emotional side of Spock, as the half-Vulcan struggles to figure out the right balance of emotion and logic.
As reported by Suicidegirls, not only is Spock more emotional in Star Trek XI, but he gets the girl. “I’ll tell you, I was bemused by it when I read it in the script,” said Leonard Nimoy. I thought it was incredible.”
Both Leonard Nimoy and Spock would have a similar attitude towards life as they aged, becoming more comfortable with themselves.
As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Nimoy didn’t have much difficulty into slipping back into the role of Spock. “I found myself extremely comfortable doing it,” said Nimoy. “I found myself very close to the character. I think that in a fun kind of way, in a wonderful kind of way, my own life has come to a point where I feel more, probably as Spock would at that point in his life, comfortable in his shoes. The Spock that we’ve showed all through the years always had some kind of turmoil going, there was always some inner conflict. I think I have arrived in my own life as Spock as in a more of a serenity, and I felt very comfortable playing that.” (more…)
A six-page comic in which Spock gives a brief history of his life up to the time of Star Trek XI is available online from the May issue of Wired Magazine.
As reported by Wired, the comic, drawn by Paul Pope with a story by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, is now online, along with an interview with Star Trek XI‘s J.J. Abrams, who guest-edited the issue. The “Mystery Issue” of Wired, edited by Abrams, is available on newsstands this month. (more…)
Spock, Kirk and Scotty feature in the latest video clip from Star Trek XI to hit the Internet.
As reported by Collider.com, the arrival of Kirk and Scotty aboard the Enterprise is unexpected and acting Captain Spock wants to know just how they beamed aboard a ship traveling at warp speed. (Minor spoilers) (more…)
Looking like a certain Vulcan made it tough to blend in with the humans on planet Earth for Zachary Quinto.
As reported by The Sydney Morning Herald, the things that Quinto had done to himself to turn into the pointy-eared Vulcan couldn’t all be undone at the end of each shooting day. “Having to shave [the eyebrows] every day, having my hair in this horrible bowl cut, I felt sort of alienated from myself and alienated from other people,” said Quinto. “I never went out of the house without big chunky glasses on, and a hat. I tended to isolate a lot more during the process of the film.” (more…)
Zachary Quinto has opened an official website, where fans of Star Trek XI and Heroes can stay up-to-date on the activities the actor who plays Spock and Sylar.
In spite of an awkward first meeting, Zachary Quinto now feels that he can call Leonard Nimoy “friend.”
As reported by the Daily Record, the two met for the first time while in riding in an elevator. “It was a pretty cramped elevator and we hadn’t been formally introduced,” said Quinto. “The elevator went up really slowly and, when the doors opened, he looked at me.” (more…)
A view of Starfleet Academy in San Francisco and a scene with both Spocks are amongst the images of Star Trek XI trading cards that were recently posted online.