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Enterprise Crew V2.0

October 24, 2007

Well, as of last week (I meant to cover this earlier), it looks like the final cast member to make up the core crew we all know and love aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise has signed on for this December’s release of Paramount’s Star Trek — an all-new, re-imagined take on the science-fiction juggernaut originally created by Gene Roddenberry. So, who are the actors that will be tackling the roles that have become iconic over the last forty years?

stv2kirk.gifChris Pine is James T. Kirk. He’s appeared in movies such as The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, Just My Luck, Blind Dating, and Smokin’ Aces. Chris has shared on-screen time with the likes of Lindsay Lohan and Anjali Jay — like the original Kirk, he has had “experience” with the alien and exotic. I haven’t seen any of his films, but he has “the look” of a young confident Starfleet captain.

stv2spock.gifZachary Quinto is Mr. Spock. I know that I’m probably in danger of having my geek card revoked for admitting this, but I’ve never seen a full episode of Heroes, which Zachary is probably best known for — playing the character Sylar, which also sounds like a Star Trek alien name. Other than Heroes, he’s appeared on a number of other television shows like 24, Charmed, and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

stv2mccoy.gif Karl Urban is Dr. Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy. Karl has had experience in a handful of “genre” projects including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess on television. On the big screen, Karl was featured in the last two of the three Lord of the Rings movies (The Two Towers and Return of the King), as well as Doom (shudder), The Bourne Supremacy, and The Chronicles of Riddick.

stv2scotty.gifSimon Pegg is Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott. The most recognizable name to me is the star of Shaun of the Dead. Simon has also appeared in director J.J. Abrams’ Mission Impossible III, as well as Hot Fuzz. Maybe the most appropriate aspect of Simon being cast is that he was in the British TV series Spaced where he played a would-be comic artist who would have opinions on the casting of the new Star Trek.

stv2sulu.gifJohn Cho is Hikaru Sulu. John is probably best known for his role as Harold in Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. He has also appeared in a number of television shows including Kitchen Confidential, and an episode or two in such series as Ugly Bettie and Grey’s Anatomy. As for “genre” related projects, he was in Solaris and an episode of Charmed. Next for John is Harold and Kumar Escape Guantanamo Bay

stv2chekov.gif Anton Yelchin is Pavel Chekov. I think Anton may be the youngest cast member on board. He has a number of television credits ranging from ER to Without A Trace to NYPD Blue. His longest stint on a TV show appears to be the Showtime show Huff. Upcoming he has the films Middle of Nowhere and (questionable) Finding a t.A.T.u. (look it up). As for “genre” related, he was in Steven Spielberg’s Taken.

stv2uhura.gif Zoe Saldana is Uhura. It looks like she’ll be in James Cameron’s Avatar due in 2009. She has done a some television work, including Law & Order: Special Victim’s Unit and Six Degrees. Zoe starred opposite Bernie Mac and Ashton Kutcher in Guess Who, and high school films like Drumline and Dirty Deeds. It also looks like she had small roles in The Terminal and Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl.

So, that’s a quick rundown on the new crew of the new Enterprise for the new Star Trek movie. For the most part, they’re rather fresh faces taking on roles that will surely launch them to “stellar” careers. On the surface they all look like they fit the parts — for the most part, that is. We shall see as they boldly go where Shatner, Nimoy, Kelley, Doohan, Takei, Koening, and Nichols have gone before…