When Star Trek was released in 2009, the storyline featured two Spocks: the one from the new alternate timeline, played by Zachary Quinto, and the original "Prime Spock," played by none other than the great Leonard Nimoy himself. Truth be told, it was pretty darn awesome. And now we all want a bit more of the same, right?
We want more of those beloved past Trek characters to make an appearance in the next Trek movie and/or the next one after that.
Sadly, it may never happen.
George Takei, who played helmsman (and later Captain) Hikaru Sulu on TOS and in six feature films, has been pretty vocal lately about ... well, about almost everything. And now the actor is sounding off on J.J. Abrams' Star Trek film and the possibility of any future cameos:
I thought it was a terrific movie. It really had pace, and rhythm and action, and it had to be done with a younger cast. All of that running in the corridor, I can't imagine Bill Shatner running.
Leonard (Nimoy) made a cameo in the first one, and I thought they would include the still-living one of us in the subsequent ones, but I think they made a policy decision they're going to try to get away from that confusion, and the story track of bringing an old ancient Spock back.
So they don't have any cameos for any of us in the next one, and from what I understand, should there be another J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie (beyond the one currently being filmed), it will be without any of us.
What? We can almost hear Trekkies and Trekkers alike united in a resounding NOOOO that would make the Borg Collective proud.
This is kinda disappointing news to say the least, but it doesn't mean the door's completely closed for other past members of the Trek family (aside from TOS ones) to make cameo appearances in one of J.J. Abrams' next Trek films.
There's a lot of fans out there who are all still waiting for Star Trek: Enterprise's Scott Bakula to make an appearance on the next Trek film as (now) Admiral Archer (he was directly referenced to in 2009's Star Trek). The actor, and the character, is the most likely candidate for a cameo appearance. We also think Brent Spiner's Arik Soong (Data's sorta grandad) also stands a good chance for possible and feasible cameo glory.
What do you guys think? Do you believe, like Takei, that the door is closed for any future cameo appearances from Trek alums? Or is it definitely shut only for TOS cast? And if you could choose whomever you want, who would YOU like to see make a cameo appearance in a future Trek movie?
(via Geek Wire)