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Hythlodeus December 5 2011 01:38 PM

Peter Weller joins Star Trek Sequel cast
 
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Original ‘Robocop’ Peter Weller Adds To SciFi Resume With ‘Star Trek’ Sequel

By MIKE FLEMING | Monday December 5, 2011 @ 3:00am

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Peter Weller’s reps confirm he’s joining the cast of JJ Abrams’ Star Trek sequel, in what is a principal role but one they would not specify. Weller, best known in feature scifi circles for his iconic role as Robocop has been busy as a director, and for acting stints on 24, Dexter, Fringe and Psych. Paramount will release the Star Trek sequel May 17, 2013. Alice Eve and Benicio Del Toro are likely to take part, joining the returning original cast that is headed by Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto. Who should Weller play? Paramount and Abrams spent the weekend knocking down a speculative report Del Toro would play the Kahn role that Ricardo Montalban played in the original Star Trek series and the 1982 feature film. Weller’s repped by APA and BMP.

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King Daniel Into Darkness December 5 2011 01:51 PM

Re: Peter Weller joins Star Strek Sequel cast
 
Awesome! Peter Weller's great. Loved Odyssey 5, and he was great in Enterprise's "Demons"/"Terra Prime" two-parter.

Hythlodeus December 5 2011 02:00 PM

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I'm waiting for the first to say "Khan".... >_<

Tosk December 5 2011 02:00 PM

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I love me some Weller. Rumor has it that he'll be playing Dr. Banzai. ;)

Greg Cox December 5 2011 02:08 PM

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Okay, does nobody know how to spell "Khan"? Now they're getting it wrong in published news articles?

(Not the main point, I realize, but it drives me nuts that 3/4's of the world seems to think it's spelled "Kahn," not Khan as "Genghis Khan" or "Kublai Khan.")

Tosk December 5 2011 02:32 PM

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Blame Madeline Kahn. ;)

Captaindemotion December 5 2011 02:52 PM

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Interesting. Is he the first person, apart from Leonard Nimoy obviously, to appear in a prime-timeline story and nu-Trek?

BillJ December 5 2011 03:00 PM

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Captaindemotion wrote: (Post 5385625)
Interesting. Is he the first person, apart from Leonard Nimoy obviously, to appear in a prime-timeline story and nu-Trek?

Majel Barrett.

Captaindemotion December 5 2011 03:11 PM

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^ 'Appear'. Not 'be heard'.

Admiral Buzzkill December 5 2011 03:12 PM

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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 5385565)
Okay, does nobody know how to spell "Khan"? Now they're getting it wrong in published news articles?

No one has ever known how to spell "Khan."

I think Kael got it right. ;)

Lonemagpie December 5 2011 03:27 PM

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He'd make a good Garth of Izar, IMO...

backstept December 5 2011 03:41 PM

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I recently made the mistake of watching 'Leviathan' and he was the only good part of the movie :p

Haggis and tatties December 5 2011 04:31 PM

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Well,........give the man a hand.

Broccoli December 5 2011 04:54 PM

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Captaindemotion wrote: (Post 5385625)
Interesting. Is he the first person, apart from Leonard Nimoy obviously, to appear in a prime-timeline story and nu-Trek?

There have been several, depending on what you consider "counts".

Wil Wheaton and Majel Barrett had voice overs.

Greg Ellis and W. Morgan Sheppard had speaking and somewhat memorable roles in the film.

Richard Arnold, Anna Katarina, and Christopher Doohan, if those count, all had cameo appearances.

I wouldn't be surprised if there are others.

Mr. Laser Beam December 5 2011 04:54 PM

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Captaindemotion wrote: (Post 5385625)
Interesting. Is he the first person, apart from Leonard Nimoy obviously, to appear in a prime-timeline story and nu-Trek?

Yep.


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