Spoilers Who wore it better?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Amasov, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. SpocksOddSocks

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    I would say this as well. Also, I can't help but think Peck's deeper voice helped sell it somewhat too.
     
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  2. Styleset

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    Peck's wig looks like a... wig.
     
  3. SolarisOne

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    Because people think ZQ is hotter?
     
  4. Rahul

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    Quinto > Peck
    I don't even think it's a competition. Peck was really, overwhelmingly fine. But Quinto was the one specifically hired as a main actor to portray actual Spock, opposite Nimoy himself, and stand a chance. And he did that. In isolation, Peck works as well. But at this point - every iteration of Spock just becomes more booring.

    That is, because the Spock-character was already sufficently explored with Nimoy, they probably already did everything that could be interesting with him.

    Every new version at best manages to capture what was good about the original - the relationship to Sarek, the slight bemused beheind the stoic appereance - but ST09 was the last time they actually did something interesting with the character (letting him go full angry - which they then jus trepeated for Into Darkness). Since then - everything has just been repetitive and come closer and closer to the fan-film and comic-con dress-up versions.
     
  5. Styleset

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    ZQ has a similar shaped face. He is/was very thin like Nimoy.

    EP has a more, square jaw, less narrow and horselike. EP is also bulkier, a thicker build.
     
  6. Phoenix219

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    I have never been able to buy Sylar as any bit of any version of Spock.
     
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  7. Commander Richard

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    Let's be honest, no one looks like Nimoy so why argue and compare.

    And Nimoy, by his own admission, couldn't stop smiling at times.
     
  8. SolarisOne

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    You get it.
     
  9. Phoenix219

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    I don't mind Quinto. I loved him on Heroes. I just can't watch him as Spock. Those movies make more sense if you assume its just an immortal Sylar that shapeshifted some damn ears.

    Haberkorn has more of Nimoy's aura then Quinto, and he doesn't sound OR look like him. Peck could easily grow into the role. Still hoping for the Pike show....
     
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  10. SolarisOne

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    Lies! It's reeeeeeeeeeal.

    Pretty sure Sylar was immortal by the end of the series. He had regeneration.
     
  11. Phoenix219

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    Yup, and shapeshifting. Thats the origin of my comment.
     
  12. guyute03

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    I prefer Peck's portrayal.
     
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  13. Brainsucker

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    Peck has a better voice and intonation. Quinto's voice is soo... soft.
     
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  14. Dales

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    I like both but I will go with Quinto. I think Quinto had a better material to work it, also I feel as if Zachary is more of a seasoned actor.

    I was a bit disappointed with Peck's Spock in the last 3 episodes as he became another michael burnham cheerleader. urgh.


    I will say both Quinto and Peck had a more intimidating persona than Nimoy.
    Nimoy to me comes of as the most friendly spock. Also there is no peck moment that tops this. when spock meets kirk for the first time after kirk cheets on the kobi yashi maru.



    Quinto's voice may not be as deep as Peck but his persona was a lot more intimidating than peck.
     
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  15. Rasmussen

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    Neither Peck nor Quinto got that more benevolent, wise and interested look that Spock had right. Quinto always seemed a bit angry (and I cant not see Sylar in his face) and Peck seems smug, though he had the better voice.

    In my opinion, none of the recasts work. Both Abramsverse and DSC are just lookalikes.
     
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  16. Rainard Fox

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    Quinto looks more similar on photos. Peck works better in the action, include precise voice resemblance.
     
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  17. Unimatrix Q

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    Don't forget that season 2 of Disco happened years before TOS, so Spock didn't have the experiences behind him that made him the person we know from that show.

    I like Peck's Spock much more than Quinto's version. Quinto played him way too one dimensional imo. But that's just me.
     
  18. Ovation

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    Exactly.
     
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  19. zar

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    Yeah, I was never sold on Zach like that either. Here's the one true Spock:

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  20. Rahul

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    Indeed. "Spock" really is not a comicbook or literary character like Batman or Sherlock Holmes, with a set of traits that each generation's actor can interpret in different means. Probably 50% of what made that character was solely the performance of Nimoy.

    Quinto made a better impression - that's why he worked IMO a little better. But overall, both are as much "Spock", as this new guy is "Magnum":



    The show might actually be fine, I don't know. But what made Magnum be Magnum was Tom Selleck. Not some character names and backstories. Same for Richard Dean Anderson as MacGuyver: