Orci Praises PineBy T'Bonz
December 20, 2007 - 3:12 AM
Roberto Orci finds Pine to have the traits necessary to play the legendary James T. Kirk.
As reported recently at SciFi.com, it was difficult to find just the right person to play the young James T. Kirk. "Chris Pine has two things which are very difficult to find simultaneously," explained Orci. "He has the maverick nature of an extremely motivated, cocky guy who doesn't play by the rules, who is intelligent enough and can command sufficient respect to be an astronaut. But Pine conveys the intelligence of a starship captain. It's difficult to find a good-looking guy who you would believe can fill the old Kirk shoes of getting into a fistfight while also having a Ph.D. in astrophysics."
Orci claims that this intelligence is necessary as Kirk has to face the intelligence of Spock. "Chris has a great sense of humor but is also able to get serious on a dime," said Orci, "to step in and out of leadership while being fun."
In other Star Trek XI news, speculation continues on William Shatner's appearance in the movie. Moviehole thinks not, based on words from Orci: "Shatner, sadly, killed off Kirk..."
Shatner continues to be asked about his opinion on the movie and his answer varies with the day of the week. "I hope that movie bombs," he joked recently, as reported at KGMB9 news.