Quinto Already Practicing His Spock

It seems a day doesn’t go by without a new interview with Zachary Quinto. This time, the actor who will be Spock discussed his relationship with his predecessor and soon-to-be co-star, Leonard Nimoy, with National Ledger. “His involvement and support really mean the most to me at this point,” he says. “To step into a role this iconic and have the actor who created it at your side — it’s a true gift.” He again expressed his hope in getting to know Nimoy “as a person and as an actor,” referring to him as “an incredibly multifaceted and fascinating artist.” Quinto says he is already practicing his own characterization of Spock – in between takes on Heroes.

Dinner for Spocks

We already know that Nimoy and Quinto are becoming fast friends and have met with each other several times to discuss the film – including Nimoy having Quinto over to dinner just a few weeks ago. Now it appears that Quinto wants to make that a regular thing, saying he would “like to meet once or twice a week, for dinner or whatever” before production on the the new Star Trek movie begins. “I’m cultivating as much of a relationship as he’s willing to have.” However that will have to wait as Quinto notes that both actors are currently traveling in separate parts of the world (and not together as previously thought).  

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August 27, 2007 9:52 am

thanks Chuck

I can just picture it. After ripping someone’s head off in an evil orgy of blood he goes in the corner of the studio and starts muttering ‘fascinating’ to himself!

August 27, 2007 9:56 am

That would be great if during a moment of rage he stopped for a second and cocked his head to the side and said “Fascinating”

August 27, 2007 10:01 am

The rapport developing between the two actors can only mean great things for the movie. Hopefully he will have a great relationship with the new kirk.

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 10:14 am

Nimoy may be coy, but Quinto is….is….damn, what rhymes with Quinto??

Heywood Jablome
August 27, 2007 10:23 am

Can’t wait. Imagine what the buzz is gonna be like when they announce the Kirk final pick? We’re going to hear several muffled THUD! sounds as rabid Trek fans around the globe simply explode with either delight or rage. Seems like a lot of us are damning the whole enterprise (pun intended) before it has a chance to leave drydock. I say we should all just loosen our collective sphincters a little and reserve judgment until the end credits roll.


August 27, 2007 10:24 am


Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 10:35 am

Nimoy may be coy, but Quinto drives a Pinto? Nah, there’s no zing!

August 27, 2007 10:36 am

Will Shatner like the Kirk final pick as Nimoy likes Quinto?

billy don't be a hiro
August 27, 2007 10:46 am

Who doesn’t enjoy becoming “frast firends”?

And didn’t investigative reporter Jack McGee work for the National Ledger?

Andy Patterson
August 27, 2007 11:08 am

I wonder if he’ll play him as the, yells all his orders on the bride and in a slightly uncomfortable way, that Nimoy played Spock in the Cage and the first few episodes. Or if he’ll use the benefit of having watched Nimoy as he got the character more finely nuanced and build on that. That’d be an interesting choice to watch him make.

Xplodin' Nacelle
August 27, 2007 11:19 am

I’m so jealous of Quinto. I mean, imagine having Nimoy for a buddy, an acting coach, & spending time over his house. It’d be wicked awesome! I wish I was Zach, so bad.

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 11:29 am

#10 “yells all his orders on the bride”
Sounds like a pretty pushy bridegroom, if you ask me……

Sleeper Agent X
August 27, 2007 11:44 am

Re 12:

There you go about that Spock on Spock love scene again… ;-)

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 11:49 am

You reminded me of the old chestnut:
Oh, Spock, let’s not park here!
Oh, Spock, let’s not park!
Oh, Spock, let’s not!
Oh, Spock, let’s!
Oh, Spock!

How’s that for snappy dialogue?

August 27, 2007 12:01 pm

Two vulcans having dinner? Do they have veggie lasagna?

August 27, 2007 12:09 pm

Spock loves Italian.


Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 12:11 pm

What did the Vulcan say to his friend Albert, who had just finished muttering something really sick?
“That is ill logic, Al!” Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk…….

August 27, 2007 12:13 pm

Maybe these frast firends are just gonna grab some frast forood?

billy don't be a hiro
August 27, 2007 12:17 pm

that sounds frucking farntastic

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 12:26 pm

i personally enjoy firesh frast forood! It’s firantorastic!

August 27, 2007 12:45 pm

Nimoy is coy, but Quinto eats Sargento in his Pinto on the way to Sacremento.

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 12:54 pm

Un momento, regarding Quinto….(boy, we’re stretching things now, aren’t we?)….if the picture is fuzzy, it makes me squint-o……..d’oh!

August 27, 2007 1:29 pm

This is all Frascinating!

August 27, 2007 1:40 pm

Okay, okay, enough with the Scooby-Doo speak, the typo’s been fixed. Geeeeeeeeeez! :-P

August 27, 2007 2:04 pm

When are more casting announcements coming?

billy don't be a hiro
August 27, 2007 2:06 pm

Rye ruv roo, Rarles Rotter – ah-hee-hee-hee-hee!

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 2:08 pm

Next time Quinto meets with Nimoy to break bread and chat, they should film it and release it under the title, ‘My Dinner With Leonard’.
You know the crazy part? It would probably make money!

Charley W
August 27, 2007 2:12 pm

Quinto likes Bento.

Charley W
August 27, 2007 2:14 pm

Fast Friends, fast food.

August 27, 2007 2:37 pm

Ok, Time out.

August 27, 2007 2:43 pm


Marvin the Martian
August 27, 2007 2:53 pm

With all this talk of Nimoy and Quinto getting all chummy, I’m half-expecting to see this on the fall schedule:

8:00 PM (CBS)

In the debut episode of the new sitcom from Alias creator J.J. Abrams, Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto play themselves as two actors typecast as Star Trek’s most famous alien. In a strange twist of fate that only happens on TV, the two actors find themselves thrown together as roommates in the same Chicago apartment where they are forced to co-parent an adorable, precocious young boy that they find on their doorstep. The twist? Nimoy and Quinto are just playing Vulcans… the little boy actually *is* a Vulcan. Hilarity ensues. Guest starring Jolene Blalock as a sassy, dog-hating nanny.

Lord Garth Formerly of Izar
August 27, 2007 3:00 pm

But who is practicing their Mugatu????
Join the Universal created by Lord Garth and fully embraced by Lord Anthony- Paramount we implore you- Bring Back Mugatu

August 27, 2007 3:04 pm
August 27, 2007 3:04 pm

I Support Mugatu.

Charley W
August 27, 2007 3:10 pm

You say ‘mugatu’, JT says ‘gumatu’, let’s call the whole thing off…

Bob, The Evil Klingon Frontline Leader
August 27, 2007 3:44 pm

I support Mugato, too:

OR Coast Trekkie
August 27, 2007 5:49 pm


Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 7:07 pm

Okay, everyone, all together now….repeat (over and over) the following mantra:

Catchy, no?

Sleeper Agent X
August 27, 2007 7:18 pm

Domo Arigoto!

Mr. Mugato!

Lord Garth Formerly of Izar
August 27, 2007 7:41 pm

After all our beloved Mugato has done for our franchise in the span of 40 years since Gene’s dream of a horned white gorilla became legendary reality I am so overjoyed to see that Mr. James R. Mugatu is so remembered with the respect and love he so richly deserves!!! I spoke with Mr. Mugatu’s representatives and he wants to assure his legions of fans that he and JJ are doing everything in their power to ensure a truimphant and meaningful return to the franchise. Mr. Mugatu wishes you all well and has been quoted as saying he was moved to tears at the outpouring of support. When asked where has he been all these years, the usually private Mr. Mugatu replied in each and everyone of our hearts!!

Bring Back Mugatu!!!!!!!

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 7:41 pm

Oh, no….let’s not start that again!! lol

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 7:44 pm

You say “moo-gay-too”, I say “moo-gaw-too”, let’s call the whole thing off!

August 27, 2007 8:49 pm

Good God…he’s HOT!!! I think this is going to end up being a Spock-on-Spock love scene…fast friends..hehe.

August 27, 2007 8:51 pm

Rumor has it that Mugatu’s been doing dinner theatre in Palm Beach, Florida.

Reportedly, Mugatu has been finding his present role challenging, because his dinner theatre character has “two horns and dark fur, which is a bit of a stretch for me.”

August 27, 2007 8:58 pm

I fly out for a gig and look at what happens. Man, I gotta take my laptop on the plane with me next time.

August 27, 2007 9:04 pm

I hate to sound negative but all these reports on this guy as Spock—a bit over kill don’t you think? There must be something else going on besides this guy.

August 27, 2007 9:12 pm

RE 47
Well that is the nature of the business. If you notice these things come in waves. Remember when Transformers was being promoted…new interviews with Orci and Kurtzman were flying like crazy. Now Quinto is promoting the Heroes DVDs and so interviews with him are coming fast and furious. I imagine if ABC want to do some Lost promotion they might put Lindelof out for interview and you will get a bunch from him. That is how the biz works.

as with all articles you can chose to read them or not….there are 20 items covered in the last week. I imagine more than any other trek site. But its not like we are holding back that article revealing the whole plot of the movie to cover another quinto interview.

Harry Ballz
August 27, 2007 9:16 pm

We have Nimoy and Quinto as Spock
But Shatner is not yet a lock
One day we’ll find out
What the Kirk thing’s about
‘Til then this is all that we’ve got!

August 27, 2007 9:51 pm

“Spock loves Italian.


LOL. Nice.