Will Star Trek 13 Have A Chinese Character?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Aike, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. Aike

    Aike Commander Red Shirt

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    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?
     
  2. teacake

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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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    John Cho is Korean, playing a Japanese, which is similar to China (according to some). So he's SUPER asian.
     
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  6. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    The next villains will be the Borg, all played by Chinese actors. With Bai Ling as the Borg queen.
     
  7. ManOnTheWave

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    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.
     
  8. marksound

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    Admiral Jackie Chan, Head of Starfleet Covert Ninja Ops.
     
  9. Belz...

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    Change that for Li Gong, and you have a deal.
     
  10. Franklin

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    Yes. The character will be played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
     
  11. Avon

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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.
     
  12. marksound

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    It won't matter. Star Trek will be racist until they get a real live Vulcan to play Spock.
     
  13. Avon

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    well, they should at least let a dutch actress play him. it'd show they were trying.
     
  14. CorporalClegg

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    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...
     
  15. BillJ

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    I could go for a hot Asian babe as the villain the next time out. :techman:
     
  16. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    They're mining Elaan of Troyius for plot ideas as we speak. ;)
     
  17. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    Vietnamese works. For whatever reason, the Twin Cities wound up with the largest post-war Hmong community in the US. So growing-up I pretty much ran into them every where. The girls were all absolutely stunning.
     
  18. BillJ

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    I can think of worse episodes to mine for ideas. :techman:
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Omega Glory. That should go over well with Hollywood's Chinese masters. ;)
     
  20. BillJ

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    :lol:

    As much as I like The Omega Glory, I don't think it would go over well in China.