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Ensign_Redshirt March 24 2013 10:15 PM

The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
Peter Weller is now the second actor, following Leonard Nimoy, who appears in both the old Roddenberry/Berman Trek and the new Abrams Trek (although, strictly speaking, Majel Barrett had voiced the Enterprise computer in ST09).

Both Nimoy and Weller had also previously guest-starred on Fringe. But only after they had first appeared on a Star Trek show.

Nimoy: TOS -> Fringe -> Abramstrek
Weller: ENT -> Fringe -> Abramstrek

Interesting concidence (?) I might say.

Which former Trek actor who has also appeared in Fringe will be featured in the next movie after STID, I wonder? ;)

Mr. Laser Beam March 24 2013 10:18 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
^ Which former Trek/Fringe actors are left, other than Michelle Krusiec?

The Wormhole March 24 2013 10:19 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
I thought Nimoy was on Fringe after Trek XI?

Ensign_Redshirt March 24 2013 10:22 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 7845436)
I thought Nimoy was on Fringe after Trek XI?

I checked it. You're right of course... by exactly four days. ST09 premiered on May 8, 2009 and Nimoy's first appearance on Fringe was on May 12, 2009. (Probably not a coincidence).

Devon March 24 2013 10:23 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
Leonard Nimoy had a secretary named Weller.
Peter Weller had a secretary named Nimoy.

They both showered on a Friday.

Coincidence?

The Wormhole March 24 2013 10:26 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
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Ensign_Redshirt wrote: (Post 7845451)
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The Wormhole wrote: (Post 7845436)
I thought Nimoy was on Fringe after Trek XI?

I checked it. You're right of course... by exactly four days. ST09 premiered on May 8, 2009 and Nimoy's first appearance on Fringe was on May 12, 2009. (Probably not a coincidence).

Yes, but Nimoy filmed his Trek XI material in 2007, possibly early 2008, while his first Fringe episode would have likely been filmed winter 2009.

Of relevance to this thread, I think Nimoy was Peter Weller's acting mentor or something back when Weller was in acting school. I remember Weller mentioning it in an interview done around the time he guest starred on Enterprise.

Ensign_Redshirt March 24 2013 10:26 PM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7845427)
^ Which former Trek/Fringe actors are left, other than Michelle Krusiec?

Well, Clint Howard appeared on Fringe. Which probably means a Clint Howard cameo in the next Trek movie is pretty much inevitable. :p

The Wormhole March 24 2013 10:28 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
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Ensign_Redshirt wrote: (Post 7845481)
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7845427)
^ Which former Trek/Fringe actors are left, other than Michelle Krusiec?

Well, Clint Howard appeared on Fringe. Which probably means a Clint Howard cameo in the next Trek movie is pretty much inevitable. :p

Or even in STID. Perhaps Harrison is Balok's puppet?

SalvorHardin March 24 2013 10:28 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
Orci & Kurtzman also got Weller in Hawaii 5-0
I think they got him to do it after STID.

Anyway, how about an Anna Torv underwear Trek scene?

Mr. Laser Beam March 24 2013 10:28 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
I'd settle for more Buckaroo Banzai actors in Trek. We've got Weller, Vincent Schiavelli, and Christopher Lloyd. Who's next? ;)

Ensign_Redshirt March 24 2013 10:35 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 7845502)
I'd settle for more Buckaroo Banzai actors in Trek. We've got Weller, Vincent Schiavelli, and Christopher Lloyd. Who's next? ;)

Christopher Lloyd did appear on Fringe too.

Gsam March 24 2013 10:35 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
Clint Howard would be a good keenser.. (gentle teasing);)

Oso Blanco March 24 2013 10:36 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
William Morgan Sheppard was in TUC and in XI ... I don't think he was in Fringe, though.

The Wormhole March 24 2013 10:39 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
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Oso Blanco wrote: (Post 7845559)
William Morgan Sheppard was in TUC and in XI

As well as TNG and Voyager. And Doctor Who, though that came after XI.

King Daniel Into Darkness March 24 2013 10:44 PM

Re: The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek
 
I seem to recall something about Lance Reddick being a Trekkie, and getting to visit the set and sit in the captain's chair during filming of the 2009 movie. He'd be cool to have on board.

Joshua Jackson auditioned to be James T. Kirk and Leonard McCoy!


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