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Old June 7 2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?

Given that the Chinese market had the strongest opening weekend outside the US, it could very well indicate it will end up as number two worldvide. This is a new situation for Trek, which generally has been most popular in the English-speaking world.

Do you think Paramount will ask Abrams and his team to include a Chinese character played by some well-known Chinese actor or actress?

Or maybe give Sulu more to do?
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Old June 7 2013, 11:48 AM   #2
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Because Japanese is as good as Chinese? Yeah I know you didn't say that but it makes no more sense than saying they might as well make the next Doctor Who an Italian because it's all Europe wot.
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Old June 7 2013, 12:43 PM   #3
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Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?

John Cho is Korean, playing a Japanese, which is similar to China (according to some). So he's SUPER asian.
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Old June 7 2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?
It will have a few on its shoulder left over from a drunken night of partying in Hong Kong. The tattoo artist told them it meant something profound like "Seize Your Destiny," but in reality it just means "Wonton Soup."
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Old June 7 2013, 01:12 PM   #5
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I just ate wonton soup tonight. It was delicious. <---cannot just post emoticon, must add text
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Old June 7 2013, 02:22 PM   #6
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Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?

The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.
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Old June 7 2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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Re: Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?

The next film will have an hour long subplot about a really cool Chinese character and his journey of conformity which no one outside China will see.
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Old June 7 2013, 09:10 PM   #8
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Old June 7 2013, 09:54 PM   #9
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.
Change that for Li Gong, and you have a deal.
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Old June 7 2013, 10:09 PM   #10
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Yes. The character will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
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Old June 7 2013, 10:09 PM   #11
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i think it's borderline racist that star trek hasn't got half-chilean, half-latvian character given that they are two countries that exist and have people in them!

Do you think Paramount will ask Abrams and his team to include a half-chilean, half-latvian character played by some well-known half-chilean, half-latvian actor or actress?

Or maybe give Scotty more to do? he's close enough.
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Old June 7 2013, 10:16 PM   #12
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i think it's borderline racist that star trek hasn't got half-chilean, half-latvian character given that they are two countries that exist and have people in them!

Do you think Paramount will ask Abrams and his team to include a half-chilean, half-latvian character played by some well-known half-chilean, half-latvian actor or actress?

Or maybe give Scotty more to do? he's close enough.
It won't matter. Star Trek will be racist until they get a real live Vulcan to play Spock.
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Old June 7 2013, 10:20 PM   #13
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well, they should at least let a dutch actress play him. it'd show they were trying.
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Old June 7 2013, 11:05 PM   #14
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The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.
Change that for Li Gong, and you have a deal.
Either will do. They're both incredibly beautiful women. Then again, the fact they're both in their 40s is a turn-off to some...
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Old June 7 2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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I could go for a hot Asian babe as the villain the next time out.
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