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Quinto On 'Heroes' And 'Star Trek'

By T'Bonz
November 18, 2007 - 3:55 AM

Zachary Quinto, who plays Sylar in Heroes explains how two very different shows address the human condition.

Quinto compared Heroes and Star Trek recently in an interview with Cult Times as reported by SciFi Pulse. "The consciousness of these projects is something that is overwhelmingly optimistic and hopeful and leads people towards finding our potential," he explains. "It's hard to articulate, but it’s the human condition. It's what we can create and what we can accomplish." Quinto adds that he is grateful to be part of both shows.

He went on to explain that Tim Kring, creator of Heroes had a lot of respect for Star Trek. "Tim Kring and the writers on our show have a lot of respect for Star Trek, they have a great sense of humor and they know how to have some fun too. I remember there was a scene earlier in the season that the license plate of the car had the identification letters of the starship Enterprise. It's just a really fun way for us to honor what has come before us and ease into the same energy of that world, it's really enjoyable."

Quinto looked forward to working with Leonard Nimoy in the upcoming Star Trek XI. "I feel this is just the beginning of a friendship and a collaboration that is arguably one of the most exciting things that has ever happened to me in my career," he says. "He is such a great guy. I don't look at our friendship as lasting only the length of this project. I hope that I get to hang out with him a lot. And it doesn't just become an event. I will be like, 'Come Leonard, what you want for dinner?'"

For more of the interview, head over to SciFi Pulse.

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