These could have been any characters, in any science fiction setting. There was nothing Star Trek about this movie..
Any characters who:
Walk with an arrogant swagger and glance sidelong at attractive women.
Say things like, "dammit, I'm a doctor" and "are you out of your Vulcan mind?!"
Are Russian but, in contrast to the Russian accent, pronounce their "v's" as "w's."
Are fencing aficionados and of Asian decent.
Speak with a heavy Scottish brouge, fancies the liquor and says things like "I've given ya' all she got!"
Are emotionless half-breeds with burst-fits of emotion.
These could've been ANY characters.
yeah i went today with enough people we took up a whole row.
and everyone said they did a great job of casting..
that you knew who these people were.
and these were all people like me except for one who grew up
watching first run tos.