Re: Shatner as Kirk is Too Fucking Cool! Good Luck, Pine!
A fair point; but I think Quinto has his work cut just as high - Nimoy's very presence in the film will be a constant reminder to the audience of that other Spock, while it'll be up to their memories (or lack thereof) to conjure up Bill Shatner.
All Quinto has to do is act like a robot. And a heterosexual. Big whoop!
Anybody can do that.
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