UGO.com has a brief interview from some recent event with someone named Paradox Pollack. In the interview he says he was recently ‘working on the new Star Trek‘ and also stated he worked “behind the scenes working with the creatures.” He also states he worked with Zachary Quinto (Spock) and seems to imply that he portrayed an alien (UGO speculate a Romulan), likely in the background. CLICK HERE to see the video interview.
Who is this guy?
Paradox Pollack has only two IMDB credits as a background actor. The most recent is for playing one of the ‘infected’ in the new Wil Smith film I Am Legend. It appears he is also some kind of performance artist. His blog states that his job on Trek was as a “movement coach” and that he was “choreographing aliens.” On December 6th he wrote:
So i worked on my first film down here.
It was exciting to see the inner workings of a Star Trek set, the blinking lights and the shaking camera as the ship is hit. i have completed that work and am on new auditions al the time…
TrekMovie.com cannot confirm or deny he has worked on the new film, but it there doesn’t appear to be any reason for him to be making it up. He clearly is sticking with the veil of secrecy by not revealing anything. It is interesting that they have a “movement coach” for the alien background characters. One thing that would be good to see in the new Star Trek is to have the aliens seem more alien. One area that Star Wars has Trek beat is in the diversity and strangeness of the aliens.
Speaking of strange…here is the only video that could be found of his work…he seems to be playing a dog.
thanks to Patrick for the tip