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Zoe Saldana Is The New Uhura September 17, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: ST09 Cast , trackback

In another case of you heard it here first, both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed the TrekMovie.com scoop that Zoe Saldana has been picked to be the new Uhura for the new Star Trek movie. THR notes that Saldana is in ‘final negotiations,’ but Variety reports that Saldana has indeed ‘signed on’ as the Enterprise’s communications officer originally portrayed by Nichelle Nichols. As reported here earlier, Saldana is also the star of James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar which which is currently filming and TrekMovie.com sources indicate that dealing with conflicting schedules was the focus of negotiations. Saldana joins Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Leonard Nimoy (older Spock). Still no word on Scotty, Sulu, McCoy and of course…..Kirk!

If you didn’t catch it in our previous story, here is Saldana showing she knows a thing or two about Trek already.. 


More on Saldana at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety.

Original Aug. 29 TrekMovie.com Saldana Scoop (includes more info on Saldana) 


1. YUBinit - September 17, 2007

Not last. Word.

2. Mike J. Hafezi - September 17, 2007

I’m really excited about this. She looks just like Uhura!

3. stallion (Archer is the best) - September 17, 2007

Good for her.

4. Sean4000 - September 17, 2007

She DOES look like a young Uhura! Good casting call for sure.

5. Aaron R. (Sisko is still the best!) - September 17, 2007

Awesome… Wonderful casting choice for the film. Just keeps getting better and better. Hey I am so happy with what they are doing for casting. Can we promise not to hi-jack this thread and make it a Shatner in the movie protest. A huge congrats to Saldana hope you get those pesky details hammered out soon…

Aaron R.

6. cugel the clever - September 17, 2007

Great choice.

7. Jeffrey S. Nelson - September 17, 2007

Linguacode friendship messages are extended.

8. admiraldeem - September 17, 2007

I thought she was great in The Terminal and I love this choice for the new film. Who’s next???

9. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

I’d be happy if she got her hands on my Captain’s log!

10. Cranston - September 17, 2007

Seems like a good choice. But WHEN will they announce the biggest two remaining characters — McCoy and Kirk?

Is there some big SF/TV-geek event between now and they start shooting that might be a likely announcement venue (a la ComicCon)?

11. Derek Evans - September 17, 2007


Did you see the AP report from several days ago that Russell Crowe could in the New Movie…from Wikipedia “In August 2007 it was announced that Crowe may be approached by the producers of the new Star Trek film due for release in 2008, for the role of the villain.[13] another story that first appeared on TrekMovie!

12. JBS - September 17, 2007

Harry – you are a very bad boy.

13. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

JBS, you’re absolutely right! As punishment I think Ms. Saldana should spank me for……oh, say…..half an hour….yeah, that should do it!!

14. Anthony Pascale - September 17, 2007


well actually the Crowe story was first reported by IGN, but those dont appear to be going past maybe some kind of interest in Crowe due to his schedule.

So far there are 4 confirmed cast members and TrekMovie.com was first with 2 out of 4 (Quinto and Saldana)….Hollywood Reporter was first with Yelchin and William Shatner, via ShatnerVision was first with Nimoy

15. JBS - September 17, 2007

Derek, the last “This week in Trek…” had a link to a New York Post article on Russell Crowe, that included the info “Crowe was actually a “Star Trek” fan as a kid.” So, there is hope.

16. 1701 over Gotham City - September 17, 2007

Wonderful choice, I think…

I wonder, are we going to get any new background on characters… say, an established first name for Uhura (or, for that matter, establishment that Uhura IS her only name).

I really really want to see it mentioned that McCoy is NOT an Academy grad… I love the whole backstory of joining Starfleet to get away from his divorce.

And WOW is she gorgeous… Let’s hope she has more to do than say “hailing Frequencies open”!

17. Stanky McFibberich - September 17, 2007


18. Kirk, James T. - September 17, 2007

good choice, can’t wait to see this movie and the news as the months roll on!

19. Danya Romulus - September 17, 2007

It occurs to me that, if they stick with the core seven members mentioned in the post, Zoe as Uhura would be the only woman in the main cast. I’ve heard absolutely nothing about the possibility of Yeoman Rand or Nurse Chapel being cast, but doesn’t it seem like having them would be a good idea for the sake of it not being a sausage fest?

20. Scooby McDoobie - September 17, 2007

How ’bout ANOTHER Heros cast member..Hayden Panty-air as Janice Rand…

21. mctrekkie - September 17, 2007

I come here

1) for the absolute freshest Trek news


2) To read what outrageous things Harry Ballz has written today to make me laugh.

Yeah I hope they do more with Uhura.

Zoe seems like a great choice to portray her.

Re 16
Isn’t she Nyota Upenda Uhura ?

22. Sleeper Agent X - September 17, 2007

I think Zoe is a great choice to play Uhura. Incidentally, I really enjoyed The Terminal, even if it didn’t do that well at the box office. Zoe was great in it.

23. CanuckLou - September 17, 2007

Indeed she seems like a very good choice. Now bring on the big two!

24. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

“Now bring on the big two!”

Funny, I thought they just did!!

25. Scooby McDoobie - September 17, 2007

But can she do a a naked fan dance?…

26. Bramblett - September 17, 2007

Only 42 days left. I think we’ll hear even more casting news this week.

27. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

Why did you stick the word “fan” in that sentence?

28. Driver - September 17, 2007

It’s a good thing Uhura’s station was behind Kirk instead of where Sulu or Chekov’s stations were. Otherwise Kirk might have said “Warp Factor Legs!”

29. Bramblett - September 17, 2007

I Should have said *49* days left. :-)

30. Craig - September 17, 2007

Good choice for Uhura. I liked her in Guess Who.

Just wondering, do they have the sets, props and customes done yet? I know they said shooting begins in November but does that mean set, props and custome construction starts in November or shooting does start in November?

31. CmdrR. - September 17, 2007

Great choice!
I hope all the characters get something meaningful to do in the movie, but since this is a “and that’s how we all became the Starfleet Bunch” movie, there may not be time for much for the supporting cast. Still, we know it’s at least a three-fer!
And Harry, Zoe can say “Hello, boys!” to my boys any day.

32. 1701 over Gotham City - September 17, 2007

Re 21…
As far as a name, it has never been said On Screen. Until that happens, everything is non-canon, regardless of how dearly we hold it and know it to be true.

We knew Sulu’s name to be Hikaru (at least, that was the popular choice out of a few names) but it was not said until Trek VI.

33. mctrekkie - September 17, 2007

ya got me 32. We’ll have to wait for the film (or the casting sheets)

34. Plum - September 17, 2007

ooo, hot gypsies. I like her. :)

35. myspace.com/startrekcasting - September 17, 2007

I was really hoping for Rosario Dawson, but I really like the casting of Zoe Saldana. I think she’s a good up and coming actress and just shows how committed the crew is to making this a great cast.

All three castings have been very good because these people obviously show some level of talent… which is something you don’t hear a lot of people say about the original series cast, but all those people were good actors.

That’s what made TOS great and it’s going to be what makes the new movie great.

36. Artie Johnson - September 17, 2007

“which is something you don’t hear a lot of people say about the original series cast, but all those people were good actors” ???!!!
how ‘kind’ to add that last part

37. pizza hotdog - September 17, 2007

3 down, 4 or 5 to go. Almost half the main characters are cast.

Waiting on 1.Kirk 2.McCoy 3.Scott(y) 4.Sulu 5.Pike?
I wonder if they will cast Rand and or Chapel?

Some of you may be thinking of certain cast member combinations might conflict with canon. I guess we wait and see.

In any case, this is going to be interesting to see “other” people playing characters most Trek fans have woven into their mental fabric. I wonder how many of us when we see the ‘new’ characters will have reflex thoughts to compare to the original characters.

Any word if Majel Barrett will be playing any character? Even a computer voice? I can smell the popcorn now!

465 dtST

38. Rastaman - September 17, 2007

RE 27
“Why did you stick the word “fan” in that sentence?”

I believe he was referring to the naked dance with the fan that Nichelle Nichols subjected us to in Star Trek V …

39. Captain Kaplan - September 17, 2007


40. Pragmaticus - September 17, 2007

Fantastic choice. Simply fantastic.

My money’s on Scotty being cast next.

41. Artie Johnson - September 17, 2007

“subjected us to..” HAHAHAHAH HHE and…. a HO!

42. Artie Johnson - September 17, 2007

Will Zoe be able to warble ‘Beyond Antares’ as well as Nichelle?

43. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

Hey, if Zoe was a singer I could look at her “voice” for hours!!

Oh, and to #38: “I believe he was referring to the naked dance with the fan”

Yes, I know……and all I can say is, “would Zoe be willing to have a naked dance with THIS fan?” (lick, slurp, pant………yowza…)

44. Artie Johnson - September 17, 2007

That comment was Leering…Sexist and Voyeuristic!…Thank You.

45. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

My pleasure, and I mean that in more ways than one!

46. IrishTrekkie - September 17, 2007

……i wish shatner was in the movie . lol , but hmm , come on want to hear the rest of the cast , i think after kirk , scotty will be the big one for me , as i can see alot of people being about to do a good sulu and bones , but scotty and kirk will take something special

47. Queefer Bukkake - September 17, 2007


48. Harry Ballz - September 17, 2007

As Woody Allen would say, “I’d sell my mother to the Arabs for that girl!”

49. Cygnus-X1 - September 17, 2007

Umm…just a reality check here – she really doesn’t look much like Nichelle Nichols, apart from having approximately the same skin tone.

But, she is cute, and she turned a good performance in The Terminal.

50. Heywood Jablome - September 17, 2007

I think I remember reading somewhere that her first name is Penda. Don’t blame me, I’m just reporting what I’m remembering. I think I read it in one of the novelizations of a film, I think it was Search for Spock. I’m not exactly sure. Penda Uhura.

51. Kirky - September 17, 2007

I think she’s hot and smart, what a great choice!! :D

52. toomanytribbles - September 18, 2007

she looks nice for the part — but her vulcan gesture could stand improvement… like extend the thumb out.

53. yo - September 18, 2007

> I think I remember reading somewhere that her first name is Penda.

“Penda” (“Love”) was suggested “by the early 1970s”,
but later “Nyota” (“Star”) was “more commonly used ….”
“Nichols has said that an author writing about the
history of Star Trek … recommended the name ‘Nyota.’
Roddenberry liked it, but said to ask Nichols before he
allowed the name to be used. Nichols thought the
name was perfect. (TOS Season 2 DVD commentary)”

54. Luca AKA RuFFeD_UP AKA Lukas - September 18, 2007

WTF now can we get a Kirk so the movie can actually be made?

55. Luca AKA RuFFeD_UP AKA Lukas - September 18, 2007

Oh yeah and WE WANT SHATNER!!!!

56. Ben - September 18, 2007

cool casting so far !

for ne she tops the original uhura (even when taking time/aging into account)

would love to see some set/uniform pics soon.

57. snake - September 18, 2007

Good casting for Lt uhuru

but I had a premonition last night that COLIN FARREL will be young Kirk….

ok if that turns out to be true I dunno what i’ll do – it’ll mean i can see into the future or something.

I know he’s a ‘name’ but then again who said Kirk has to be an unknown? Especially if Spock is gonna be the main character… He’s around about the same age as Qunito..dosnt look that dissimilar facially and height/build wise to a 1960s Shatner and like Shatner has played Alexander The Great…

Imagine Farrel as Kirk and Crowe as the villian – explosive scenes for sure.

58. Ro-Dan - September 18, 2007

The writers of the new film (Orci and Kurtzman) are big Star Trek fans, including the novels. I’m sure that if Uhura’s first name is mentioned it’ll be “Nyota”.

59. 1701 over Gotham City - September 18, 2007

Again, as far as her name goes… doesn’t matter what’s been said, until it’s ON SCREEN, it’s not Canon. The books have said a million things about these characters, as have unproduced scripts… but until they say it on screen, nothing is confirmed.

For that matter… we don’t know for sure she is FROM Africa, despite that she can speak Swahili. Many fans/writers assumed Sulu was from Japan (I remember a strong link to Hawaii at some point)… but all that was smashed when we learned in Trek iV that he was from… ta-da! San Francisco.

Whatever they do, I’m getting very good vibes. The more I see, the more I hear… I believe a lot of respect will be given.

60. "Uncle" Clay Farrow - September 18, 2007

25: One can only hope NOT, regardless of how entertaining it might be. The new producers should leave any reference to STV:TFF whre it belongs…in Hell! (right along side Nemesis…)

61. Danny - September 18, 2007

I thionk this lady will be great in the role

You know its also a really wonderful thing hat JJ Abrams is not going for A-listers (unknown is not really a good word as SOMEONE must know who they are!) so these are probably peopl;e who are good actors, and not just celebrities

Also, a couplee of ‘known’ people won’t hurt like as Pike ore the villain or whoever im sure wont hurt. It all looks good so far

62. mooseday - September 18, 2007

I think we ought to make an equivilent of godwins law:

( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_law )

“As an online discussion on TrekMovie.com grows longer, the probability of a post requiring Shatners presence in the new Trek Movie approaches one.”


Oh, and yes, and she looks great for Uhura

63. Son of Sarek - September 18, 2007

At the recent Shore Leave con this past July, Nichelle Nichols proudly declared that the full name of her character was “Nyota Upenda Uhura.”

64. MATT - September 18, 2007

I am so impressed with the way this project is heading and the goodwill it’s generating in the business. For so long Star Trek was an exclusive little world that us Trekkies seemed alone in celebrating. JJ hasn’t yet shot a frame and look where we are.

65. JERRY - September 18, 2007

I, too, very much want to hear Uhura’s first name of “Nyota” mentioned on-screen – here’s hoping!!

66. South African Dude - September 18, 2007

I’m so exited. When ENT was cancelled, I was soo depressed.
My world had ended, the life was sucked right out of me.

Now this. Casting is brilliant, I cannot wait for this movie.
To quote an Old Role model of mine
“I feel… young”

Damn shame Ewan Mgreggor is a little old for the role of Scotty. He is amongs my favourite actors. Anyhow…

Thank you Trekmovie – best source of trek on the web!

67. Jerry Seward - September 18, 2007

Nyota does in fact mean “star” but so does “Hoshi,” the communications officer’s first name from ENTERPRISE. Interesting….

68. BrandonJ66048 - September 18, 2007

Trekmovie you rock for all your up to date news. I’m really glad to see so many fans as interested as I am in our beloved franchise. That having been said, I think it’d be cool to see some faces from the Trek fan films int he background…or even the foreground for that matter. You guys stay cool and have fun!

69. Booji Spock - September 18, 2007

Great choice

70. Rhett Coates - September 18, 2007

EXCELLENT CASTING CHOICE! Now, can she also SING as well as Nichelle? (Nichelle N. often graces us at S.T. conventions with song, just as she did in more than one episode of TOS, and WOW, can she sing!)

FROM #63’s post, above:
At the recent Shore Leave con this past July, Nichelle Nichols proudly declared that the full name of her character was “Nyota Upenda Uhura.”

…..Well, if that doesn’t make the grade, I don’t know what does. J.J. & Co. are likely completely aware of all of these tid-bits, as they also consider—according to their own admission—[at least some] of the material from the novels as “potential canon.”

And BTW, on that other major (Majel?) casting note, many of us do expect the-powers-that-be to invite Majel to voice the ship’s computer…..
That would make Majel the only cast member to appear, in some form, in all five S.T. series (she voiced the Ent-D computer in the ST:ENT Season Four episode These Are The Voyages, if I recall correctly), and most of the movies as Chapel, as well as “Number One” in first pilot (shot way back in late 1964!) THE CAGE.

71. Holo J - September 18, 2007

70 Rhett Coates ” EXCELLENT CASTING CHOICE! Now, can she also SING as well as Nichelle? ”

Thats what I was wondering, but somehow I doubt Uhura will be singing in this movie, so I doubt we will find out.

Here a great clip of Nichelle singing in the upcoming Remastered episode.


72. snake - September 18, 2007

just a matter of time now before Hanks wants in for Pike

73. snake - September 18, 2007

..or Cruise (dont forget MI 3)

If the script is ‘hot’ like its been suggested the likes of those guys will want parts

74. DJT - September 18, 2007


75. TB - September 18, 2007

59. Just because Sulu was born in San Francisco, doesn’t mean he’s not a Japanese national. He could have been born at an embassy or military base.

66. I’ve always thought Ewan McGregor would make a pretty good young Kirk (looks-wise) but I don’t think it would be a good idea for one actor to be associated with the two greatest SciFi series of all time.

Unless I miss my guess, Scotty or Sulu will be cast next, followed by McCoy and finally Kirk. Quinto was the main tease & now they’re casting from the bottom up (no offense meant to the actors already cast or the characters they portray). Zoe is a great choice!!

76. Gary Lee - September 18, 2007

#57 I had the same thoughts of Colin Farrell as young Kirk and Russell Crowe as the villain they would be great together. But with Colin Farrell as young Kirk he doesn’t look like Shatner so it would be hard to have Shatner as the older Kirk in the movie also. But I still like Colin Farrell as Kirk.

77. Xai - September 18, 2007

#39 Captain K

You’ll get over it.

78. Zoe Saldana cast as Uhura in JJ Abrams Star Trek | TrueHollywoodNews.com - September 18, 2007

[…] Zoe Saldana (The Terminal, Guess Who, and James Cameron’s Avatar) has been cast as Uhura in JJ Abrams’ Star Trek.Both Variety and The Hollywood Reporter just confirmed the Trekmovie.com scoop that Zoe Saldana has been picked to be the new Uhura for the new Star Trek movie. THR notes that Saldana is in ‘final negotiations,’ but Variety reports that Saldana has indeed ’signed on’ as the Enterprise’s communications officer originally portrayed by Nichelle Nichols. As reported here earlier, Saldana is also the star of James Cameron’s sci-fi epic Avatar which which is currently filming and TrekMovie.com sources indicate that dealing with conflicting schedules was the focus of negotiations. Saldana joins Anton Yelchin (Chekov), Zachary Quinto (Spock) and Leonard Nimoy (older Spock). Still no word on Scotty, Sulu, McCoy and of course…..Kirk! Source: Share and Enjoy: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]

79. Lord Garth Formerly of Izar - September 18, 2007

Wonder how many bending over the console panty shots we are going to get (Uhura’s not Chekov’s) This week’s episode had many!!! They better not bury her in stupid Next Genie coveralls. It’s micro mini skirt or nothing!!!

And a bit of a Mugatu update. Mugatu is in his third day of rehab at Cirque Lodge. His room is four rooms away from Lindsay Lohan’s. In fact the two play chess with one another (Mugatu had to teach Lindsay how to play) and Lindsay has taught Mugatu a bit of yoga. He says it has been very difficult but he wants to assure his fans he is making every effort to get clean.

80. Harry Ballz - September 18, 2007

Just what a rehab centre needs, two horny beasts battling their respective demons! The question is…..which one is hairier, if you catch my drift…..

81. Jackie Chiles-Mugatu's Lawyer - September 18, 2007

Fellas, I have it on good authority that Mugatu’s stage and screen presence may be taking a sharp turn for the better once this crazy rehab thing is completed. I think that his bad pub has been egregious, preposterous, and outrageous. His return during this heightened awareness of Star Trek is serendipitious.

82. South African Dude - September 18, 2007

#75 – Ewan Mcgreggor would make a great kirk. The relation between ST and SW would be funny – but should also make for great publicity.

Besides in my opinion, SW has had its run. The revival was interesting, but in the end it is a narrow minded story around the life and death of a certain character. Whereas ST is forever.

I’m sure the in a few years we may be exploring the 25tjh century. What if we go beyond the Delta Quadrant and finally leave the galaxy. Maybe a larger Enterprise F, a generational ship. Can you image the possibilities. – Anyway, just to make my point, ST is alive and has a unlimited future.

Just for laughs they should include Hayden in some small role.

83. Heywood Jablome - September 18, 2007

Mr. Chiles, though you are Mugatu’s lawyer, I have to say that I’ve never known a Mugatu to change his spots. As far as I’m concerned he’s gonna end up doing some hard time before he learns to stop biting people and taking their wallets. Horta just got out and he’s already in trouble with his parole officer. Every time either him or Mugatu drop in (unannounced, of course) I have to run and hide the good silverware. It’s getting out of hand and I’m running out of cutlery.

84. Cervantes - September 19, 2007

Glad this one panned out, as I think she looks great…but the reason she ‘looks’ like Uhura is because of that fine ‘mock-up’ featuring original TOS-era hair and uniform. If only…

85. Son of Sarek - September 19, 2007

On the MSN main page at work there is a link featuring Zoe Saldana modeling fall fashions. Link: http://lifestyle.msn.com/beautyandfashion/celebritystyle/staticslideshowinstyle.aspx?cp-documentid=5387947&GT1=10445

86. ZoomZoom - September 19, 2007

She is beautiful. Just as Nichelle is.
I hope she is given, as others have said, a worthwhile part to play in the movie.
I need to know who is going to be playing Kirk though! Now dammit! ;)

87. THX-1138 - September 19, 2007


Preposterous! Libelous! Scandelous!

88. snake - September 19, 2007

86 – “need to know who is going to be playing Kirk though! Now dammit! ”

Colin Farrell

89. Xai - September 19, 2007

#82 South African Dude

“I’m sure the in a few years we may be exploring the 25th century. What if we go beyond the Delta Quadrant and finally leave the galaxy. Maybe a larger Enterprise F, a generational ship. Can you image the possibilities. – Anyway, just to make my point, ST is alive and has a unlimited future.”

Finally, a refreshing thought… thank you.


90. Chance - September 19, 2007

I have to say that I was completely unhappy with the idea of a recasting/reimagining of the original serious/movies. However, the more the cast it (Quinto and Saldana) the more I’m getting into the idea. I LOVE TOS and I especially love WS (boston legal) but I grew up with TNG so I was never able to really connect with TOS the way I do with TNG. Now that I get more and more casting news it does excite me to think that maybe with this new movie I can connect with TOS the way I have with later series, I just hope they do it in a way that will make me proud to be a trekkie and not sad to see them ruin a favorite. BTW I’ll say it again Saldana was a PERFECT choice for Uhura.


91. Gary Lee - September 19, 2007

About Colin Farrell as Kirk and Ewan McGregor as McCoy? or
Ewan McGregor as Kirk and Colin Farrell as McCoy or Scotty?
But these are big name actors and JJ is looking for unknown actors for the crew.

92. Heywood Jablome - September 19, 2007

Son of Sarek thanks for the link to the Zoe pics, hot hot hot! one picture especially made me remark on her resemblance to a young Nichelle Nichols, i think she’s gonna be fantastic in the role, even if it only consists of saying “Hailing frequencies open/closed, sir…”

thx 1138- lol! Them’s fightin words! Check Mugatu’s pockets and under Horta’s right hump, then we’ll see what’s what!

93. Jackie Chiles-Mugatu's Lawyer - September 19, 2007

Such litigious accusations are beneath the contempt of my client. Why, the mere thought of some sort of half-baked cavity search performed on Mr. Mugatu and his esteemed colleague are reprehensible.

NO Search I !!!

94. Thomas - September 19, 2007

Zoe Saldana seems like a good choice, although I haven’t seen her in much. What really amazes me is that we managed to avoid turning this into a Bring Back Kirk/Shatner thread.

95. k7 - September 19, 2007

Amen to that

96. Harry Ballz - September 19, 2007

Bring back who?

97. jonboc - September 19, 2007

She’ll do nicely. I don’t think she will have a lot to do in this movie, after all, TOS was never about the supporting players (thank God…these ensemble shows are a pain, often sacrificing precious story time to give everyone a “moment” and piece of the pie) But she looks great in the touch up and her acting is very good. I suspect she will play Uhura just fine.

98. TOS Fan Forever - September 19, 2007

Considering she was on “Constellation”…

The movie. Not the ship.

It’s a joke. Lighten up, people. :P Check IMDB for more interesting details about this gifted actress. GREAT choice, Paramount!! Zoe IS Uhura.

99. Burny - September 19, 2007

Man, is it just me or would the guy that got cut from Stargate: Atlantis as the doctor be a freakin’ outstanding choice for the next Scotty? He’s already got the Scottish accent down great! He even looks like a young Scotty…..

100. Burny - September 19, 2007

Paul McGillion, that’s the guy’s name. He was one of my favorite character’s on Atlantis and they cut him out of the series for no good freakin reason…. I say perfect justice to have him be the next Scotty in Star Trek! Go, Paul!!!

101. Jackie Chiles-Mugatu's Lawyer - September 19, 2007

Harry and I have both agreed that McGillion would be the perfect Scotty. Horta and Mugatu are both in accordance with this as well. Intelligent, thoughtful, verbose Trek fans across the globe support this decision. If you need representation, Paul, give us a ringy.

102. Harry Ballz - September 19, 2007

McGillion is a given, cast him now! NEXT!!

103. VOODOO - September 19, 2007

I think Saldana is a good choice.

104. General Urko - September 19, 2007

A smart choice. Also, can I say what a fantastic site this is? Why go anywhere else? The Star Trek universe sits here before us. Thanks for keeping us in the loop!

105. TB - September 20, 2007

Perhaps there “was” a good reason McGillion was cut . Maybe he had to be free to play Scotty & he really would be a good fit.

106. OM - September 20, 2007

…Test message.

107. Jackie Chiles-Mugatu's Lawyer - September 20, 2007

Ahh, TB, you may be onto something there.

108. Gary Lee - September 20, 2007

Paul McGillion would be a great Scotty, but he will have to cut down his Scottish accent just abit sometimes I can’t understand what he is saying.

109. Jackie Chiles-Mugatu's Lawyer - September 20, 2007

Ah dinna thenk et’ll beh eh problehm, lad. Heh soonds jest fain tah meh.

110. Gary Lee - September 20, 2007

109# If that’s all he will say over and over again I will get it. Or like ” that’s all the power she’s got captain”. Thanks for the translation lad. Paul McGillion will be a great Scotty.

111. Jackie Chiles-Mugatu's Lawyer - September 20, 2007

Sorry, Gary. I was just trying to have some fun writing with a Scottish accent. Or something.

112. Gary Lee - September 20, 2007

111# It was funny I had never read Scottish accent writting before, your accent was right on. Keep on writting.

113. TrekLog » Blog Archive » Trek XI - Newsflash - September 21, 2007

[…] Was ist eigentlich seit der letzten Convention alles passiert? Eigentlich viel (was Meldungen des Trek Movie Report angeht) und zugleich doch recht wenig! Zunächst einmal hat sich das Casting-Karussell ein wenig weitergedreht. Nicht Sydney Poitier, sondern eine junge Dame namens Zoe Saldana wurde für die Rolle des Kommunikationsoffiziers der Enterprise, Nyota Uhura, hochoffiziell gecastet und unter Vertrag genommen. Somit sind schon 3 Mitglieder der Originalcharaktere gecastet worden: Spock, Chekov und Uhura! Als nächstes wird wohl der Chefingenieur Scotty gecastet werden, denn Berichten zufolge wird derzeit nach einem Darsteller gesucht! Daniel Dae Kim aus Lost (hat auch schon bei Star Trek: Voyager Gastauftritte gehabt) gilt ebenso als heißer Kandidat für die Rolle des Navigators Hikaru Sulu, aber wir Leser wissen ja, dass es dahingehend gleich mehrere Bewerbungen zu geben scheint. Der neue Spock-Darsteller Zachary Quinto bereitet sich hingegen ganz speziell auf seine Rolle vor. Anstelle des intensiven Studiums alte Star Trek-Episoden versucht er, sich mit der Person hinter Spock, Leonard Nimoy, zu beschäftigen. Somit verbringen die beiden sehr viel Zeit miteinander und laden sich gegenseitig zum Essen ein, wenngleich die Mythologie, d.h. die vulkanisch-romulanischen Ursprünge, dennoch in Quintos Interesse zu liegen scheint. Über die Plot-Details zu Star Trek XI hatte ich jüngst schon einen Kommentar abgegeben, und laut Quinto handelt es sich bei Trek XI um ein Projekt, dass weitere Fortsetzungen wahrscheinlich macht… damit bestätigt er auch den Wunsch des Autorenteams Orci und Kurtzman, die sich beide ebenso Fortsetzungen erhoffen würden. Zuguterletzt kann man noch sagen, dass nebenbei Russell Crowe kurzzeitig als Bösewicht im Gespräch war (was jedoch Hinweise auf das gesuchte Kaliber des gesuchten Darstellers gibt) und dass das uralte Jennifer Garner Gerücht im Zusammenhang mit einer Liebesaffäre Spock’s wieder aufgetaucht ist. Trek ist also in aller Munde und wir haben dahingehend wohl noch spannende Zeiten vor uns… […]

114. JC - September 22, 2007

I hope she has a big fro and hoop earrings.

115. Harry Ballz - September 22, 2007

Funny, I hope she has big boobs and a short skirt!!

116. JERRY - September 24, 2007

Yeah, she’s playing Uhura not Christie Love…

117. KC - September 28, 2007

Waiting for rumors on casting for Dr. McCoy. I would hope that they start considering stars that are not big names but have a proven record.

My vote for Dr. McCoy – the talented Garett Maggart (Blair Sandburg of “The Sentinel” on UPN).

118. burny - September 30, 2007

Hey, I’ve got McCoy! How about the guy that was the Captain of “Firefly” as Bones? Slight country-type accent, sense of humor, a little older than Kirk and Spock… you know, the voice of aged country wisdom. What is his name? He was in the movie Slither, also….. Ah, just looked him up on imdb.com – Nathan Fillion!

119. neo - February 7, 2008

I have my fingers crossed that many TOS fans will work on this to preserve the continuity. Zoe Saldana is great casting as Uhura!

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