Making Star Trek XI
was done with "real heart and real respect" according to the actor playing the young Spock.
As reported by Scifi.com, care was taken to make Star Trek XI respectful of the original series. "It was done with real heart and real respect and a real effort to honor the origins of this franchise, while at the same time sort of re-imagining those origins," said Quinto. "People have been enormously supportive of me playing this role and of our making this movie. We're all really excited about it."
At the same time, it was necessary to make Star Trek XI a good movie, one that fans and new viewers alike would enjoy. "I feel strongly that we've done really good work as a group, as a cast, as a crew," said Quinto. "And I don't really feel like any of us can or do concern ourselves with anything other than making the best project that we can possibly make. And the response that people have to that is neither in our control nor can it be a concern, because then what are we making it for? The reality is, if we make what we know is in our hearts, then hopefully people will respond to that, and they'll respond to the fact that it was done with integrity and imagination and creative vitality."
Playing Spock has had an unexpected effect on Quinto. He finds it difficult to use the word "logical" casually, often stopping himself before he says the word. "I always do that," he said. "When I'm going to say the word 'logical,' and then I stop myself. There are certain things that I can no longer do with as much ease as I used to. Using the word logical is one of them."
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