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Aike June 7 2013 10:19 AM

Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
Given that the Chinese market had the strongest opening weekend outside the US, it could very well indicate it will end up as number two worldvide. This is a new situation for Trek, which generally has been most popular in the English-speaking world.

Do you think Paramount will ask Abrams and his team to include a Chinese character played by some well-known Chinese actor or actress?

Or maybe give Sulu more to do?

teacake June 7 2013 11:48 AM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
Because Japanese is as good as Chinese? Yeah I know you didn't say that but it makes no more sense than saying they might as well make the next Doctor Who an Italian because it's all Europe wot.

Belz... June 7 2013 12:43 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
John Cho is Korean, playing a Japanese, which is similar to China (according to some). So he's SUPER asian.

Locutus of Bored June 7 2013 01:09 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
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Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
It will have a few on its shoulder left over from a drunken night of partying in Hong Kong. The tattoo artist told them it meant something profound like "Seize Your Destiny," but in reality it just means "Wonton Soup."

teacake June 7 2013 01:12 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
:guffaw:

I just ate wonton soup tonight. It was delicious. <---cannot just post emoticon, must add text

Nerys Myk June 7 2013 02:22 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.

ManOnTheWave June 7 2013 08:35 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
The next film will have an hour long subplot about a really cool Chinese character and his journey of conformity which no one outside China will see.

marksound June 7 2013 09:10 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
Admiral Jackie Chan, Head of Starfleet Covert Ninja Ops.

Belz... June 7 2013 09:54 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8215507)
The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.

Change that for Li Gong, and you have a deal.

Franklin June 7 2013 10:09 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
Yes. The character will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Avon June 7 2013 10:09 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
i think it's borderline racist that star trek hasn't got half-chilean, half-latvian character given that they are two countries that exist and have people in them!

Do you think Paramount will ask Abrams and his team to include a half-chilean, half-latvian character played by some well-known half-chilean, half-latvian actor or actress?

Or maybe give Scotty more to do? he's close enough.

marksound June 7 2013 10:16 PM

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junxon wrote: (Post 8216983)
i think it's borderline racist that star trek hasn't got half-chilean, half-latvian character given that they are two countries that exist and have people in them!

Do you think Paramount will ask Abrams and his team to include a half-chilean, half-latvian character played by some well-known half-chilean, half-latvian actor or actress?

Or maybe give Scotty more to do? he's close enough.

It won't matter. Star Trek will be racist until they get a real live Vulcan to play Spock.

Avon June 7 2013 10:20 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
well, they should at least let a dutch actress play him. it'd show they were trying.

CorporalClegg June 7 2013 11:05 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
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Belz... wrote: (Post 8216926)
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Nerys Myk wrote: (Post 8215507)
The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.

Change that for Li Gong, and you have a deal.

Either will do. They're both incredibly beautiful women. Then again, the fact they're both in their 40s is a turn-off to some...

BillJ June 7 2013 11:06 PM

Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
 
I could go for a hot Asian babe as the villain the next time out. :techman:


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