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Old September 22 2008, 11:11 PM   #1
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'Star Trek XI' Casting News

One actress said "yes," but one actor declined the opportunity to appear in Star Trek XI.

As reported by Maxim, actress Diora Baird, seen in the recently released My Best Friend's Girl, has a part in next May's Star Trek XI where she will play an Orion.

"I play the green girl," she said. When asked if she was playing an alien, Baird said, "Um, I would assume so, unless I was born with a skin disease. In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I'm one of those green girls."

Not all who were offered parts on Star Trek XI were eager to accept, as reported by Entertainment Weekly. Writer-Comedian Ricky Gervais (The Office) said "no" when approached for a part on the J.J. Abrams film. "I was never a big fan, so I would've felt guilty taking the part just to be in a blockbuster," explained Gervais. "To what? Boost my profile?"

Star Trek XI wasn't the only film offer turned down by Gervais. He also said "no" to Pirates of the Caribbean 2, The Da Vinci Code, a remake of Arthur, and the Magnum P.I. movie.

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Old September 23 2008, 01:25 AM   #2
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I just check out her pix at the Maxim site, she should make one hot Orion!


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Old September 23 2008, 02:35 AM   #3
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Interesting about Gervais. I wonder what role he was up for?

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In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I'm one of those green girls.
Really? What episode was that?
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Old September 23 2008, 02:50 AM   #4
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Interesting about Gervais. I wonder what role he was up for?

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In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I'm one of those green girls.
Really? What episode was that?
You know what, I wonder if she gets hit on by Kirk...
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Old September 23 2008, 02:53 AM   #5
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Interesting about Gervais. I wonder what role he was up for?

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In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I'm one of those green girls.
Really? What episode was that?
You know what, I wonder if she gets hit on by Kirk...
I wonder if Kirk will hit her, because Kirk learned that hitting women is okay from his Drunkle. Of course, Spock will then shout "The Women!" and Kirk will learn the error of his ways.

What? Too dark?
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Old September 23 2008, 02:55 AM   #6
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Really? What episode was that?
You know what, I wonder if she gets hit on by Kirk...
I wonder if Kirk will hit her, because Kirk learned that hitting women is okay from his Drunkle. Of course, Spock will then shout "The Women!" and Kirk will learn the error of his ways.

What? Too dark?
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Old September 23 2008, 03:30 AM   #7
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In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I'm one of those green girls.
Really? What episode was that?
Probably "Whom Gods Destroy."
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Old September 23 2008, 03:58 AM   #8
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Interesting about Gervais. I wonder what role he was up for?

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In the original series, there were these infamous green women that Captain Kirk would hit on, and so without giving too much away, I'm one of those green girls.
Really? What episode was that?
Probably "Whom Gods Destroy."
Touche.
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Really? What episode was that?
Probably "Whom Gods Destroy."
Touche.
Not unless you want to get something you can't give away.

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Old September 24 2008, 04:16 AM   #10
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Probably "Whom Gods Destroy."
Touche.
Not unless you want to get something you can't give away.

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Old September 24 2008, 04:29 AM   #11
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So Ricky Gervais turned down the role as Orion Slave Girl??

I will sooooooooooo boycott this film if Gervais isn't an Orion Slave Girl!!

I would pay to see that.
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Old September 24 2008, 06:47 AM   #12
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STDs.

There. I said it.
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Old September 26 2008, 12:40 AM   #13
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Anyone think Ricky Gervais might be a closet Trekkie? I seem to get that impression a lot from him.
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Old September 26 2008, 12:59 AM   #14
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Anyone think Ricky Gervais might be a closet Trekkie? I seem to get that impression a lot from him.
I think he's a closet Orion Slave Girl.
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