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Old October 14 2008, 02:46 AM   #1
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Quinto On Playing Spock

As far as Zachary Quinto was concerned, there was no need to compete with Leonard Nimoy when it came to playing Spock.

As reported by SFX, Quinto didn't feel pressure when it came to playing Spock, even with the long history of the character as originally played by Nimoy. "There will never be another Leonard Nimoy," said Quinto. "This is an incredible man and an incredible actor who really endeared himself to millions of people because of his portrayal of this character. And in a lot of ways that takes the pressure off me, because I can't compete with that! I have no control over that. I simply have a relationship with this character based on my understanding of where he is, in his perspective and his point of view."

It helped that Quinto had faith and trust in the script and J.J. Abrams. "...the script [that] Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman wrote, it moved me immensely the first time I read it, and again subsequently as I immersed myself in it," said Quinto. "So I don't really feel like I have a lot to prove. Leonard was very supportive of me from the very beginning and I was in the most capable hands I could possibly be in to make this movie with J.J. Abrams and the people that surround him at Bad Robot productions."

Being free from that pressure mean that Quinto could concentrate on discovering the character Spock. "So for me it came down to a question of showing up to work and living in the moment, really tracking where those moments lead this character through this story."

And speaking of Abrams, in an interview with The Guardian's OrganGrinder Blog, he spoke about his reasons for choosing to do Star Trek XI. "I think it was the opportunity to tell a story that was based on a world and characters that I felt were just compelling and optimistic and the opportunity to treat that universe with a kind of energy and excitement and the resources we had," said Abrams. "It didn't feel like a classic reboot or prequel. It is a brand new thing inspired by characters that are poised to make a big comeback."

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Old October 14 2008, 03:12 AM   #2
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"I think it was the opportunity to tell a story that was based on a world and characters that I felt were just compelling and optimistic and the opportunity to treat that universe with a kind of energy and excitement and the resources we had," said Abrams. "It didn't feel like a classic reboot or prequel. It is a brand new thing inspired by characters that are poised to make a big comeback."
No, it's an alternate timeline created by time travel.
It may start out post-Nemesis, but it will end with a new timeline. Essentially a reboot.
It ticks me off that these people don't have the balls to just say so.
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Old October 14 2008, 05:13 AM   #3
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Why are you arguing with JJ Abrams? He's not here.
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Old October 14 2008, 05:14 AM   #4
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Who said I was arguing with him?
I was just pointing out his BS.
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Old October 14 2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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"I think it was the opportunity to tell a story that was based on a world and characters that I felt were just compelling and optimistic and the opportunity to treat that universe with a kind of energy and excitement and the resources we had," said Abrams. "It didn't feel like a classic reboot or prequel. It is a brand new thing inspired by characters that are poised to make a big comeback."
No, it's an alternate timeline created by time travel.
It may start out post-Nemesis, but it will end with a new timeline. Essentially a reboot.
It ticks me off that these people don't have the balls to just say so.
It ticks me off how people constantly complain and bitch about a film they have already decided not to see.
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Old October 14 2008, 03:18 PM   #6
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Re: Quinto On Playing Spock

It could be a predestination paradox! Then it's not a reboot or an alternate timeline. I might just wait to see the film and THEN make up my mind. I'm funny that way.
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Old October 14 2008, 05:49 PM   #7
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It could be a predestination paradox! Then it's not a reboot or an alternate timeline. I might just wait to see the film and THEN make up my mind. I'm funny that way.
I hear ya. It sounds like it will be a fun film. I can't wait.
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Old October 14 2008, 06:52 PM   #8
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As long as the characters are recast well, the story is interesting & thrilling, the Rommies aren't screwed up and the whole thing clicks, I don't give a flying fribble if the time travel makes no sense.

The time travel on Quinto's other gig, Heroes, makes less than no sense, and I'm still having a blast watching that show anyway. It's all in what ya can get away with...
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Old October 14 2008, 08:24 PM   #9
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Why are you arguing with JJ Abrams? He's not here.
Don't you know that people who spend 100% of their time on TrekBBS to bitch about something no one knows anything about are all clairoyant and therefore they know things no one else can? And their opinions are facts, too.
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