Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Star Trek News

There's a rumor, that may have some merit, that Tom Cruise could make a cameo in the upcoming Star Trek movie as Captain Christopher Pike. For you non-Trekkers, Pike was the captain of the Enterprise before Kirk. I don't think it's a bad casting choice, but I just don't think Cruise could fit into a Starfleet uniform without looking totally out of place.

:UPDATE:
Three new pieces of news. Now, none of this is confirmed. Only rumor.

1) Paramount may be interested in having Russell Crow play a villain in the movie. I'd like to see that actually. Crow is a great actor.

2) Daughter of famed actor Syndey Poitier, Sydney Tamiia Poitier, has stated that she auditioned for J.J. Abrams for a role in the movie. Speculation on the site is that it is for Lt. Uhura. I'm certainly down for that. She's hot. Might be a little too old, but I think she could pull it off.

3) And it appears that the character of Pavel Chekov will indeed be included.

Yes, I am excited about this movie. Can you tell?

3 comments:

Mary*Ann said...

Looking forward to it also....and nix the Cruise casting.

Indian Chris said...

I'd like to see him in some role in the film, just not as a member of Starfleet. I just don't think he exudes the right look or feel for a fleet captain. Every time I'd see him in the uniform I'd have to laugh. It just wouldn't work. Take a look at Jeffrey Hunter and then at Cruise. No.

Bad Bob said...

If Cruise is in the film, I won't go see it. Might as well then let Michael Moore produce it.