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    Default It appears J.J. Abrams has his Star Trek cast

    Looks like the cast has been nailed down:

    James Tiberius Kirk:



    Chris Pine

    Best known as: Anne Hathaway's boy toy in Princess Diaries 2.

    Also known as: Lindsay Lohan's boy toy in some crappy movie of hers.

    Spock:



    Zachary Quinto

    Best known as: Gabriel Grey on Heroes.

    Also known as: Kim Bauer's CTU Supervisor on 24.

    McCoy:



    Karl Urban

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    Also known as: The Russian guy who killed Matt Damon's girlfriend in The Bourne Supremecy.

    Scotty:



    Simon Pegg

    Best known as: Shaun of the Dead.

    Also known as: Comic relief in Abram's MI:3.

    Sulu:



    John Cho

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    Also known as: MILF guy #1 in American Pie movies.

    Uhura:



    Zoe Saldana

    Best known as: Johnny Depp's girl toy in Pirates of the Carribean.

    Also known as: Nick Cannon's girl toy in Drumline.

    Chekov:



    Anton Yelchin

    Best known as: Hank Azaria's son on Huff.

    Also known as: Anthony Hopkin's sidekick in Hearts of Atlantis.

    Nero (Big Bad, probably Romulan):



    Eric Bana

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    Default Re: It appears J.J. Abrams has his Star Trek cast

    I'm a bit uneasy about the last two hires (Kirk and McCoy), plus the rumored storyline as well. Paramount is supposedly throwing a ton of money at this, so we'll see.

    I guess I shouldn't complain. It'd take an act of god to make it worse than the last couple movies.
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    Default Re: It appears J.J. Abrams has his Star Trek cast

    apparently matt damon was interested in playing kirk but jj told him that he was too old.
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    Default Re: It appears J.J. Abrams has his Star Trek cast

    Also, I forgot. There's one more (rumored) major part left to be cast, Christopher Pike. I think it's an easy choice:

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    I'm uneasy about the casting of McCoy. I have no qualms about any of the others.
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    Default Re: It appears J.J. Abrams has his Star Trek cast



    And we have some additions:

    Christopher Pike:



    Bruce Greenwood

    Best known as: JFK in Thirteen Days

    Also known as: The Nowhere Man

    Amanda Grayson:
    (Spock's mother)



    Winona Ryder

    Best known as: Jo in Little Women

    Also known for: playing ping pong in South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

    George Samuel Kirk:
    (purportedly Sr., but, baring flashback, I'd find it more likely he's playing Jim's brother Sam.)



    Chris Hemsworth

    Best known as: Australian soap star

    Also known for: Australian Dancing with the Stars

    ???:
    (quite possibly Carol Marcus)



    Jennifer Morrison

    Best known as: Cameron on House

    Also known as: Richard Gere and Sharon Stone's kid in Intersection

    ???:
    (possibly Janice Rand)



    Rachel Nichols

    Best known as: Sydney Bristow-wannabe on Abram's Alias

    Also known as: Eye candy in Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
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    Default Re: It appears J.J. Abrams has his Star Trek cast

    Abrams is really geekin' out with his casting.

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    I'm lovin' this cast. Quinto, Pegg, Cho and Morrison in one movie is going to be majorly awesome!!!

    Never been into Star Trek really, but this is a must see.

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    Amanda Grayson:
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    Winona Ryder

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    I thought she was best known for shoplifting at some Beverly Hills Dept Store?
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    If only I didn't dislike star trek so much....
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    How do you say no to Matt Damon as James T. Kirk...oh J.J....if only I didn't have supreme faith in you.

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    Matt would have been much better for Kirk.
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    Matt would have been much better for Kirk.
    Without giving too much away, let's just say he'd be way to old for the part.
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    Without giving too much away, let's just say he'd be way to old for the part.
    I'm just saying, if he could have, he would have been much better.
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    are you kidding with this cast? really?


    when is the new movie due out? My dad is a big star trek fan (I am too, but mostly Next Generation) so I'll have to see it with him.

    Why don't they do movies with the other casts from other shows instead of going back to the original crew? I take it this is going to be a prequel like Star Wars did then?

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    How do you say no to Matt Damon as James T. Kirk...
    40 million salary difference?
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    40 million salary difference?
    in theory but it wasn't jj going after matt... matt was going after jj. so matt could very well have taken a SAG minimum to appear. stars negotiate down their fees if they want to be in a project (see the ocean films as an example).
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    Reading this made me gag:

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35181

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    Reading this made me gag:

    http://www.aintitcool.com/node/35181

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    That already is in the Star Trek canon not something the director added.
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    That already is in the Star Trek canon not something the director added.
    Now granted I'm much, much more up to snuff with Trek canon on TNG, DS9, and VOY than I am on TOS, but are you kidding me? Was TOS that screwy (relative to what I know from those 3 shows) to have
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    That's.... wow.

    And are you also saying that
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    IIRC, Kirk was the youngest starship captain at 35.

    {runs off to google}

    Nope, 34.

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    James T. Kirk
    Played by William Shatner
    Episode: TOS 002 - Where No Man Has Gone Before

    Starfleet Career Summary

    2250 — As a first-year Academy student with ensign rank, assigned to U.S.S. Republic NCC-1371

    2254 — Upon graduation, promoted to lieutenant and posted to U.S.S. Farragut under Capt. Garrovick

    2264 — Promoted to captain, in command of U.S.S. Enterprise for five-year mission
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    Wait, thanks to startrek.com's database I answered my own question:

    http://www.startrek.com/startrek/vie...cle/70377.html

    Launched in 2245, the original and illustrious starship U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 was built in the San Francisco Yards orbiting Earth.
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    After reading some of this, I'm not sure how good the movie will be for Star Trek Fans that actually know the back stories on these characters.
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