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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.
When it came to writing about James T. Kirk and Mr. Spock, co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman discovered that in fact, they were really writing about themselves.
As reported by the L.A. Times, the writing duo had written part of the script when the realization came to them that they weren’t just writing about Kirk and Spock. “We didn’t even realize we were writing about ourselves until we were halfway through the script,” said Orci, who is the logical one. “That was a little embarrassing.”
Leonard Nimoy turns seventy-eight today. To celebrate, UGO has assembled a list of seventy-eight reasons to love both Nimoy and the famous Vulcan he portrayed.
As reported by UGO, how can one not love a character who, unlike Captain Kirk, is not a “Herbert” (The Way To Eden, reason #76.) For those unfamiliar with the original series episode, a “Herbert” would have been someone who in the 1960s would have been known as a “square.”
Co-writers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman had a job ahead of them when it came to including the necessary “signature bits” to make Star Trek XI feel like Star Trek.
As reported by Sci Fi Wire, it took careful thought to include important character references yet keep Star Trek XI from seeming contrived by doing so. “The key is to introduce those things in a very organic way, so that the audience doesn’t feel like, ‘Oh, this is the scene where they design it around [that bit],” explained Kurtzman. “It’s more about creating a story so that all of those things that you are hoping you will see in the characters comes out.” (more…)
Casting Zachary Quinto as Spock in Star Trek XI was an easy task, but finding a new Captain Kirk was more of a challenge.
As reported by Newsarama, to cast Kirk, it was first necessary to figure out who Kirk was as a character. “William Shatner has been in so many things we love so the question was ‘Who is Kirk?,” said Executive Producer Bryan Burk. “Who is this character he created? When you start talking about him, he’s someone who is strong willed, a little cocky, charming, and driven.” (more…)
Standing across from and interacting with another actor playing the same character that he made famous over forty years ago was surreal for Leonard Nimoy.
As reported by TrekMovie.com, from an article in SciFi Now, Nimoy and Zachary Quinto faced each other when the two Spocks appeared in the same scene. “That was so weird, standing there and talking to him,” said Nimoy. “We have a scene together that’s a mind twister. We’re both the same person, each coming from a different time frame. It’s pretty remarkable to stand there and talk to him and listen to him and interact with him. And by the way, he happens to be a terrific, talented, intelligent actor. It was wonderful. I admire him. I think he’s got a very interesting task and did a wonderful job of it. I think he’s special and I think very highly of him. Not just him, but I have a personal connection because of the role he’s playing.” (more…)
Sulu wasn’t the only character in Star Trek XI who was supposed to have a martial arts scene.
As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Spock was originally slated to be in a hand-to-hand fight where he was outnumbered, according to Zachary Quinto. “There was originally in the film a sequence that was, I think it was, like, Spock against like six people hand-to-hand,” said Quinto. “And so I spent a lot of time learning this particular form of martial arts.” (more…)