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Trek Actor Casting News

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Anton Yelchin is in talks for a movie reboot and Faran Tahir will be guest-starring on a SyFy show.

Yelchin, best-known to Star Trek fans for his role as Chekov in Star Trek XI, is in talks to star as Peter Parker in the reboot of Spider-Man.

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Tahir: It Was A Good Ten Minutes

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Dying in J.J. Abrams‘ films appears to be a regular occurrence for Faran Tahir.

Tahir (Captain Robau) was a big Star Trek fan so he was delighted to land a role in Star Trek XI. “I grew up with Star Trek, so to get to do anything in it was fun for me,” he explained. “You have to look at what impact your character is going to have on the story. My thinking was that because it sets the mood for the entire saga, it was worth doing and was going to have an impact. So it’s ten minutes, but it’s a good ten minutes.

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Tahir: Being Part Of Star Trek

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

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…)

Tahir: Star Trek Is About Hope

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Even though the franchise is over forty years old, Star Trek still has something to offer to the fans, according to Faran Tahir.

As reported by About.com, for Tahir, a fan of Star Trek from childhood, was swept back to those days by Star Trek XI. “You know, the best test of a movie like that is does it make you feel like a little kid again or not, you know,” he said. “That’s the way I look at it because it’s something that I grew up with, and does it take me back there or does it not? And it did. The cast got together and for a while I totally forgot that I was an actor or in it. I was kind of swept away in the story of it and the action of it.” (more…)

Tahir: Comparisons To Kirk

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Unlike some captains portrayed in various Star Trek episodes and movies, those of Star Trek XI compare favorably to the original series version of Captain Kirk.

As reported by Sci Fi Wire, Faran Tahir‘s Captain Robau is no effete captain filing his nails in his quarters, but a tough and competent captain who is worthy of the seasoned Captain James T. Kirk of the original series.

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