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Old December 5 2011, 08:11 PM   #31
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Re: Peter Weller joins Star Strek Sequel cast

Am I the only one bothered by so many guest stars? I'd hate to see the rest of the big seven pushed down to bit parts, like say, most of the TNG cast in the TNG movies?

Nothing against Weller personally, mind you.
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Old December 5 2011, 08:20 PM   #32
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Am I the only one bothered by so many guest stars? I'd hate to see the rest of the big seven pushed down to bit parts, like say, most of the TNG cast in the TNG movies?

Nothing against Weller personally, mind you.
Well, FC had Alice Krige, James Cromwell and Alfre Woodard and it turned out all right. TUC had Christopher Plummer, David Warner, Iman.

So far we have Alice Eve (not really a superstar), Peter Weller (I'd put him on a par with say Anthony Zerbe from INS in terms of star power these days) and Benicio Del Toro. It's not exactly an all-star epic cast.
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Old December 5 2011, 08:40 PM   #33
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Am I the only one bothered by so many guest stars? I'd hate to see the rest of the big seven pushed down to bit parts, like say, most of the TNG cast in the TNG movies?

Nothing against Weller personally, mind you.
The last one had Eric Bana, Winona Ryder, Bruce Greenwood and Leonard Nimoy. I never had the feeling the big 7 were pused down to bit parts.
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Old December 5 2011, 08:58 PM   #34
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I really hope Khan is NOT in the sequel.

What's the fucking point of rebooting the film series if you're just gonna go back and rehash the same characters each time?
Like Kirk and Spock? Or Batman, The Joker, Superman, Zod...

Holmes and Moriarity? Bond and Blofeld?
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Old December 5 2011, 10:01 PM   #35
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I just read the awesome news!

The only question now is: Romulan, Klingon, or Insane Starfleet Admiral?

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What's the fucking point of rebooting the film series if you're just gonna go back and rehash the same characters each time?
If you can make them the basis of a strong, gripping story, it's a good thing.

And the reboot wasn't just about the story. It was about getting the advantage of "name" characters to boost the odds of box-office success while also clearing the field for new adventures where the outcome is not preordained and doing as much as possible to mollify current fans who would be outraged if the timeline were swept away entirely.

That's three very complex challenges, wrapped up in one package. I think they did good.

Anyway, Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems exists in the 24th C. They had a branch office on DS9's Promenade, between Odo's security office and Tom Servo's Used Robots.
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Old December 6 2011, 02:59 AM   #36
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i read somwhere that it will be khan and that the movie will be in 3D.
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Old December 6 2011, 04:33 AM   #37
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Interesting. Is he the first person, apart from Leonard Nimoy obviously, to appear in a prime-timeline story and nu-Trek?
Yep.

No.
Oops, I forgot about Sheppard. My bad.

As for Khan: The split between prime/Abramsverse doesn't - supposedly - occur until the destruction of the Kelvin. So one of two things will happen.

1) Khan will be exactly the same as he was in ST II, in which case they wouldn't bother doing this; or

2) the Abramsverse is confirmed as NOT being just a new timeline which splits off, but an already existing parallel universe - which Spock Prime and Nero reached via the black hole - which a lot of people (myself included) thought anyway. So no big deal, really!

And I like the idea of Weller playing Garth of Izar. Doesn't even have to be insane this time (the disaster that made him that way might not have even happened in the Abramsverse). So we could see Garth in his prime, pardon the pun.
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Old December 6 2011, 05:18 AM   #38
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I assume he'll be playing the older adviser to the main villain mentioned in earlier articles.

Or Robert April.
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Old December 6 2011, 05:23 AM   #39
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He'd make a good Garth of Izar, IMO...
I've been thinking/ hoping Garth would be used in this movie. Losing Del Toro and maybe having Khan is making me lose interest in this movie. Weller being on board does help though.
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Old December 6 2011, 06:38 AM   #40
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I'm a little surprised as I thought the production team had preferred to not use people who had been involved in previous Trek series before with the exception of voices and Nimoy of course.
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Old December 6 2011, 06:55 AM   #41
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He will always be Robocop to me...
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Old December 6 2011, 07:38 AM   #42
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I wouldn't rule out some sort of wink to Banzai/Yoyodyne, etc., though
I vote for a watermelon in engineering.
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Old December 6 2011, 08:00 AM   #43
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Haven't seen this anywhere else...in EW's blurb about Weller's casting, they quote his agent:

"Of course J.J. Abrams is very tight-lipped about his projects,” said agent Todd Eisner, “but I do know that it’s a substantial role and that Peter is playing a C.E.O.
I wonder how that fits in...

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Old December 6 2011, 08:12 AM   #44
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The CEO of Yoyodyne Propulsion Systems?
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Old December 6 2011, 09:02 AM   #45
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Maybe Weller plays one of the guys funding the Augment project which created Khan. He then serves as a mentor to Khan sort of a father figure. Assuming khan's in the movie and Weller plays a CEO like these rumors say.
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