Tuesday 14 August 2018

Discovery finds its Spock

CBS have announced the much anticipated casting of the new Spock for Star Trek: Discovery, and chosen for the role is Ethan Peck, who certainly looks rather Spock-ish to me!

Peck is the grandson of fellow actor Gregory Peck, and has been acting nearly all his life, amassing numerous TV and film credits, including recurring roles in the series I Ship It and 10 Things I Hate About You.

Showrunner Alex Kurtzman made this statement on the latest casting of the iconic role:
Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek. The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion. We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning. Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.

And the Nimoy family has also welcomed him to the role, in person no less!

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