Spock Went to CMU

The rumors have been swirling that Heroes star and Pittsburgh native Zachary Quinto (of whom I blogged in the space once before) is going to be cast as Spock in a new Star Trek movie written and directed by Lost mastermind J.J. Abrams.

I know what you’re thinking – the role of Spock was already cast about forty years ago, when Leonard Nimoy portrayed him in the original Star Trek series. Well, Abrams and the powers that be have decided that a “reboot” is in order, a process by which an old franchise is given new life by retelling the entire story from the start.

Though nobody really knows how the new Star Trek movie will resemble the original series, it is at least certain to maintain the three central characters. Whether they can recapture the same chemistry is another question entirely.

This (and other casting news) is expected to be officially announced at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.

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