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.

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?


Anonymous said...

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

Christopher Lee 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.