The casting of Peter Weller (and Leonard Nimoy) in Abrams Trek

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Ensign_Redshirt, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Ensign_Redshirt

    Ensign_Redshirt Commodore Commodore

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    Peter Weller is now the second actor, following Leonard Nimoy, who appears in both the old Roddenberry/Berman Trek and the new Abrams Trek (although, strictly speaking, Majel Barrett had voiced the Enterprise computer in ST09).

    Both Nimoy and Weller had also previously guest-starred on Fringe. But only after they had first appeared on a Star Trek show.

    Nimoy: TOS -> Fringe -> Abramstrek
    Weller: ENT -> Fringe -> Abramstrek

    Interesting concidence (?) I might say.

    Which former Trek actor who has also appeared in Fringe will be featured in the next movie after STID, I wonder? ;)
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    ^ Which former Trek/Fringe actors are left, other than Michelle Krusiec?
     
  3. The Wormhole

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    I thought Nimoy was on Fringe after Trek XI?
     
  4. Ensign_Redshirt

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    I checked it. You're right of course... by exactly four days. ST09 premiered on May 8, 2009 and Nimoy's first appearance on Fringe was on May 12, 2009. (Probably not a coincidence).
     
  5. Devon

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    Leonard Nimoy had a secretary named Weller.
    Peter Weller had a secretary named Nimoy.

    They both showered on a Friday.

    Coincidence?
     
  6. The Wormhole

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    Yes, but Nimoy filmed his Trek XI material in 2007, possibly early 2008, while his first Fringe episode would have likely been filmed winter 2009.

    Of relevance to this thread, I think Nimoy was Peter Weller's acting mentor or something back when Weller was in acting school. I remember Weller mentioning it in an interview done around the time he guest starred on Enterprise.
     
  7. Ensign_Redshirt

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    Well, Clint Howard appeared on Fringe. Which probably means a Clint Howard cameo in the next Trek movie is pretty much inevitable. :p
     
  8. The Wormhole

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    Or even in STID. Perhaps Harrison is Balok's puppet?
     
  9. SalvorHardin

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    Orci & Kurtzman also got Weller in Hawaii 5-0
    I think they got him to do it after STID.

    Anyway, how about an Anna Torv underwear Trek scene?
     
  10. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I'd settle for more Buckaroo Banzai actors in Trek. We've got Weller, Vincent Schiavelli, and Christopher Lloyd. Who's next? ;)
     
  11. Ensign_Redshirt

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    Christopher Lloyd did appear on Fringe too.
     
  12. Gsam

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    Clint Howard would be a good keenser.. (gentle teasing);)
     
  13. Oso Blanco

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    William Morgan Sheppard was in TUC and in XI ... I don't think he was in Fringe, though.
     
  14. The Wormhole

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    As well as TNG and Voyager. And Doctor Who, though that came after XI.
     
  15. King Daniel Beyond

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  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Stop it! Clint Howard's "Balok" was so creepy that I had nightmares about him for several weeks after I first saw "Corbomite Maneuver" (and I'm not talking about the puppet head).
     
  18. Jackson_Roykirk

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    This may be slightly off topic....

    ...But there was once a rumor that someone was going to do a big-screen remake of Gerry Anderson's "UFO", with Joshua Jackson (from Fringe) in the role of Colonel Paul Foster (which would have been a/the lead role)

    UFO is a show that should get a quality big-screen treatment.
     
  19. Sindatur

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    Try watching Ice Cream Man, it'll bring a whole new level of creepiness to Clnt Howard for you :devil:
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    AH-HA-HA-HA-HA!