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Old February 18 2009, 11:03 PM   #61
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Re: Nimoy, Quinto - Spock Comparison

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Nope they don't loook alike. Slightly similar but you'd think they could find one actor, in this entire world of some-odd billion people, the looks like Spock. But I guess that's asking too much.

It kills me that some think the way these people look should be one of the most important components in choosing an actor for the part...
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Old March 11 2009, 04:43 PM   #62
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I dislike seeing the same faces in every second movie I see myself...makes it harder for me to 'believe'

A valid point, and a long time Trek fan I have often been dismayed to see Nimoy age because as beloved as it - it is difficult to see mortality creeping up on him just like the rest of us. For that reason I am looking forward to the fresh faces/blood and actually very much look forward to Mr Pegg's prtrayal of Scotty! And it would help if Quinto/Spoq would SHOUT a lot!
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Old March 11 2009, 04:46 PM   #63
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my only enduring doubt is Quinto's voice. other than that, I'm okay with everything.
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Old March 11 2009, 05:35 PM   #64
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Old March 11 2009, 05:41 PM   #65
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Ugh, Quintos eyebrows look really faaaaaaake there!
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Old March 11 2009, 05:43 PM   #66
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Old March 11 2009, 05:47 PM   #67
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where did i read someone lamenting that vulcans are essentially jewish, and that quinto is miscast because he has no jewish angst?
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Old March 11 2009, 05:49 PM   #68
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where did i read someone lamenting that vulcans are essentially jewish, and that quinto is miscast because he has no jewish angst?
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Old March 11 2009, 05:58 PM   #69
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Old March 11 2009, 06:28 PM   #70
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My only concern is the voice in the beginning. I noticed that Saldana's Uhura voice is very different in the British trailer which sounded odd at first, too.

But, hopefully, by the time the movie is shown, I'll be used to it.
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Old March 20 2009, 09:07 PM   #71
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The problem for me is recasting at all. I've known these characters played by the same people my whole life. Quinto doesn't have Nimoy's chiseled, stoic, and almost fearsome look. But neither does anyone else I can think of, and it's obvious that casting unkowns wasn't on the table, so he's about as good as it's going to get. I look forward to seeing what he does with the part.
Again, I go back to Superman...

Brandon Routh and John Newton may have resembled Chris Reeves alot... Christopher Reeves looked NOTHING like George Reeve. Dean Cain, Gerard Christopher, and Tom Welling and not exactly lookalikes...

At least 8 different actors have played Superman in movies and TV, and he has been drawn by hundreds of different artists. This has not diminished Superman. Spock > Nimoy, Shatner < Kirk.
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Old March 20 2009, 09:52 PM   #72
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This thread is still alive?

As I said, I look forward to seeing what Zach Quinto does with the part. I'm sure he'll enrich the character as a whole.
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Old March 20 2009, 11:02 PM   #73
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Nope they don't loook alike. Slightly similar but you'd think they could find one actor, in this entire world of some-odd billion people, the looks like Spock. But I guess that's asking too much.
Let me guess... you want Ray Liotta as Pike?
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Old March 20 2009, 11:29 PM   #74
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This thread is still alive?
Has more lives than a cat would be closer to it, I'm thinking.
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Old March 20 2009, 11:48 PM   #75
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Ah, but would Quinto be able to pull off a 'Carl Spock' as well as Nimoy?


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