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Old January 24 2009, 01:00 AM   #16
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Re: Nimoy, Quinto - Spock Comparison

Actually, in this pic I made 4 or 5 years ago (admittedly in about 15 minutes from available resources at the time), you can see how Spock's ears were different in every TOS iteration, whether it be TOS itself or the movies the ears were very seldom exactly the same.

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Old January 24 2009, 01:09 AM   #17
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I just can't see Zachary Quinto as Spock and take it seriously. . . I thought Uhura and Sulu were okay re-casts.
You think Zachary Quinto doesn't look like Leonard Nimoy, but you think that John Cho looks like George Takei and Zoe Saldana looks like Nichelle Nichols?



I'll refrain from spelling out the obvious conclusion.
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Old January 24 2009, 01:35 AM   #18
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Re: Nimoy, Quinto - Spock Comparison

The angle of new Spock's head is not identical to the angle of old Spock's head in the comparison shot in the OP. They are close, sure. But they are different enough that they force any 1:1 comparison of "landmark" features to be automatically skewed.
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Old January 24 2009, 05:39 AM   #19
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Ah, but would Quinto be able to pull off a 'Carl Spock' as well as Nimoy?


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Old January 24 2009, 05:46 AM   #20
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Old January 24 2009, 05:48 AM   #21
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I think Quinto looks terrific as Spock.
Yep.
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Old January 24 2009, 06:30 AM   #22
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Re: Nimoy, Quinto - Spock Comparison

Yeah, me, I just hope they can give the right feel in the way they ACT, that's all.

Hair and looks aren't hugely important to me.
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Old January 24 2009, 08:11 PM   #23
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Re: Nimoy, Quinto - Spock Comparison

Two reasons why this doesnt work...



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Let me just first say, I'm not a first generation Star Trek fan. I grew up watching episodes of TOS on re-run and was around for TNG when it originally released. I was a teenager at the time. I've always been a huge fan of Star Trek, and TOS has held a special place with me. Not because of the writing, or the costumes, but the characters.

I was disappointed with the casting of Zachary Quinto as Spock. With the inclusion of Leonard Nimoy in the film, I thought it was crucial that they get the casting correct for Spock. I think Leonard Nimoy has a much more chiseled, rugged look. Where as, Zachary Quinto has a very round, boyish face. I know I'm not the target audience, but I can't help but be disappointed. At the very least, they could have got the make-up right!

Am I alone in this thought? Everywhere I turn, people say that the casting was spot on.

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1: As said, Nimoys makeup was almost, at any given time, different in every differnt movie/season of Trek. The ears changed as often as Shatners hair. The eyebrows changed etc...


and 2: THEY. ARE. DIFFERENT. PEOPLE.
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Old February 6 2009, 10:52 PM   #24
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I think Quinto looks terrific as Spock.
As do I. I can’t imagine anyone else playing young Spock now. Quinto in costume looks like a young Leonard Nimoy/Spock to me (or at least closely related).
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Old February 7 2009, 12:16 AM   #25
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I don't think Chris Pine has the hair to play Kirk.
but thats just it. he "has " hair.

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Old February 9 2009, 11:13 PM   #26
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I don't think I said that.
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Old February 10 2009, 12:01 AM   #27
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They do look quite different, but personally I don't think its so bad. What I'm much more concerned about is the voice. Leonard Nimoy's voice is a rich authoritative baritone with a lot of distinct character. Quinto's voice by comparison is utterly pedestrian. He sounds about as interesting as your average Joe from next door.
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Old February 10 2009, 12:56 AM   #28
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I don't think I said that.
Fixed now.
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Old February 10 2009, 04:25 AM   #29
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They do look quite different, but personally I don't think its so bad. What I'm much more concerned about is the voice. Leonard Nimoy's voice is a rich authoritative baritone with a lot of distinct character. Quinto's voice by comparison is utterly pedestrian. He sounds about as interesting as your average Joe from next door.

Yes, that is much more valid concern. Look-wise Quinto is rather good choice. I hate that stupid mouth a little open expression he seems to have in almost every picture, though.
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Old February 10 2009, 04:42 AM   #30
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...I don't think Chris Pine has the hair to play Kirk...
Then again, neither did Shatner

Seriously though, I don't know what you mean by this. Are you being literal? If you are, then I think Chris Pine's hair is similar to the hair "look" that young Shatner had -- but I don't see how the actor's hair should make a difference. If it was really important to Abrams that Pine have the same hair as a 1966 Captain Kirk, then they would have died it and styled it that way.
or given him hazel contacts!

seriously, I don't see it. I think both Pine and Quinto are perfectly cast. by the way, people do look and sound "boyish" when they're younger, in case we haven't noticed!
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