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Morrison and Nichols Talk a little Trek April 23, 2008

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In addition to the the female lead, Zoe Saldana (Uhura), JJ Abrams’ new Star Trek film has quite the bevy of beauties. Two of the women headed to the 23rd century we haven’t heard much from are Jennifer Morrison (best known as Dr. Allison Cameron on House) and Rachel Nichols (aka Rachel Gibson on Alias). Both play key roles in the life of Kirk and both talked a little Trek in recent interviews.

Morrison…no idea what Trek is about, but loved it
In an interview with the Israeli newspaper Ma’ariv, Morrison speaks of her role in the successful series House and a bit about her upcoming role in Star Trek . No new details on the film or even a mention of Morrison’s character (which TrekMovie confirmed to be Winona Kirk, Kirk’s mom), but she does talk about her time on the set:

This has been an amazing experience. It is a huge set and I loved every minute of it. Everything was top secret, thus we ended up riding in cloaked vehicles and were dressed in black robes over our costumes so that no one can see our make up or our costumes. Each morning I received the script with only my scenes of the day, so I have no idea what is the general plot of the movie. I couldn’t believe I was a part of this production.

And did Morrison grow up with Trek?

Not really. When I was a kid I didn’t really watch it and didn’t connect to this world. I only now realize how vast this fiction universe really is, how everyone know the different languages and terms. It’s sheer madness.

Kirk’s Mommy (Morrison) at the “Cloverfield” premiere

Nichols is ‘memorable’
Another one of Abrams Beauties for Star Trek is Rachel Nichols (who was also a recurring star on his show Alias). Nichols is featured in The Times Online on her recent horror movie P2, but also talked a little Trek:

They’ve done a very good job in keeping the character I play under wraps. All I can say is that it’s a memorable role.

They have? Well revealed months ago that Nichols will be playing a (non slave girl) Orion at Starfleet Academy…we even have an ‘artist rendition’ of what you may expect to see from Rachel…

Photoshop simulation of Rachel Nichols in “Star Trek”

Thanks to Shmuel Loutaty and Vered Klein of StarBase972 (the Israeli Star Trek fan club), for the tip and translation.



1. Harry Ballz - April 23, 2008

Morrison is a MILF!!

2. WVTrekker - April 23, 2008

Ahh, two lovely ladies! Hmmm, I’m first?

3. Batts - April 23, 2008

Harry that is a bold statement on your part a “MILF!”

Well, then again its you!…..LOL!!!

Captain Kirk’s mom is a knockout!!

That orion will put me down for the 10 count!!!

4. Batts - April 23, 2008

What I really want to know about that green color is..Now I want to say this tastefully without getting in trouble… “How much of her is GREEN??” Harry can you answer that one??

5. Harry Ballz - April 23, 2008

Batts…..just think, when she’s older people can honestly say she looks like a million bucks!

Yeah, green and wrinkled!

6. CmdrR - April 23, 2008

They’re just like every girl I dated in High School.

7. CmdrR - April 23, 2008

When you mention Trek, they smile and make small talk.

Oh, and they’re a little prettier than some of my dates.

8. Harry Ballz - April 23, 2008

Yeah, and with real live women you don’t have to waste your breath blowing them up…..CmdrR

(runs and hides)

9. Charles Trotter - April 23, 2008

I hope two things. A.) Morrison never reads or hears these comments, and B.) if she does, I hope she doesn’t know what “MILF” means. :-P

Then again, she’s a great-looking Hollywood celebrity… so maybe she’s used to it. Heck, she’s probably heard worse. :-/

10. CmdrR - April 23, 2008

This from a man who can’t lift 25 lbs. with his left hand, but can crush a Volkswagen with his right. *

11. CmdrR - April 23, 2008

* Yes, that is vintage Woody Allen.

12. Harry Ballz - April 23, 2008

Hey, I don’t pick on YOUR hobbies!

(vintage Allen)

13. CmdrR - April 23, 2008

“I teach a class in masturbation. If I’m late, they start without me.”


14. Izbot - April 23, 2008

“Morrison…no idea what Trek is about, but loved it”

That’s okay, I have no idea what ‘House’ is.

15. Hat Rick - April 23, 2008

Kirk’s mommy is pretty hot. He always did have more than his share of luck with the ladies.


16. Sebastian - April 23, 2008

As for an Orion girl at Starfleet, when did Orion slave girls get domesticated? Something tells me Kirk will ‘boldly go’ and discover why “no human male can resist them” (to quote the ‘illusion’ of Commodore Mendez in “Menagerie”). And loved Morrison in “HOUSE”; she provided the ultimate in guilt-driven, passive/aggressive technology! Quite a performance. She should be stellar as Kirk’s MIL–er, mom! Must be rubbing off on me.

17. Edgar Governo - April 23, 2008

I hope these actresses are prepared for this level (and type, unfortunately) of attention for the foreseeable future…

18. Redjac - April 23, 2008

Be still my Trekkie beating heart…*fans self*…

Mama Kirk is a MILF!!!

19. CmdrR - April 23, 2008

They said there’d be Easter Eggs in this movie. Didn’t know they’d look as good as Rachel Nichols.

20. fred - April 23, 2008

Excuse me. I must boldly go.

21. Xai - April 23, 2008

Appears all the cliches are used up.

22. Harry Ballz - April 23, 2008

Yeah, we wouldn’t want to beat it to death!

23. Lord Garth, Formerly of Izar - April 23, 2008

Green with envy

24. Lou - April 23, 2008

pick your jaws up off the floor, guys.

they’re both hot.


25. Kirk's Girdle - April 23, 2008

Lets not forget the new Mrs Sarek.

26. newman - April 23, 2008

these ladies are fine

27. Denise de Arman - April 23, 2008

Okay Harry, you finally got me on something – what does MILF mean?

28. newman - April 23, 2008

I’d hit that with an inverse tachyon beam

29. Denise de Arman - April 23, 2008

CmdrR- LOL!

30. Garovorkin - April 23, 2008

That last picture of Rachel Nichols is causing me some heart related issues. god is she unbelievably hot or what?

31. Denise de Arman - April 23, 2008

Okay, Harry is away, so someone tell me what MILF means. C’mon guys, step up!

32. Garovorkin - April 23, 2008

They are actually two beautiful women. I am so not Worthy.

33. Ky-Malairn - April 23, 2008


Wow. Nobody’s jumping on this. Ok, here goes…

The term MILF refers to women who are MOMS and are still in such hot shape that guys would LIKE to …

You can probably connect the dots. :-)

34. Denise de Arman - April 23, 2008

Ahh… thank you, Ky. You are a brave soul. I’ll zing Harry later.

35. Denise de Arman - April 23, 2008

You know, the description of green Orion women in The Menagerie depicted them as being wildly sensuous, to the point that hardly any man could resist them. So, how does this fit in with a green Orion girl being at the Academy? Would that not pose a HUGE distraction to the guys enrolled at that prestigous institution?

36. Sebastian - April 23, 2008

#35. My question exactly (ref. #16); having an Orion woman in class giving off unbelievably high levels of pheromones WOULD prove a serious distraction (unless Orions can just “turn it off” at will). Something tells me she’d get all ‘A’s with her male instructors and any lesbian female instructors. Something tells me there will be a Kirk/Orion girl scene somewhere in the film (note in “The Menagerie” when Kirk watches Vina in Orion guise on the monitor, he gets that ‘faraway’ look…)

37. Doug - April 23, 2008

#27: you really don’t want to know. It’s a purile male thing… perhaps the woman in here have the same sentiments for some of the members of the male cast, but do we really need to read it here for either gender?

38. Jon G - April 24, 2008

Do Orion’s have to be green? Maybe its only the Green ones that are crazy…

39. Petey - April 24, 2008

With all this talk about being distracted, let’s not forget the Deltans. Unless, they too, aren’t CANON~. *LOL*

40. j w wright - April 24, 2008

no worries about continuing the fine, age old sci-fi tradtion of hot space babes, woo!

it appears abrams has that coverd, at least!

41. Dom - April 24, 2008

So glad to see a Trek movie packed with beautiful women. In ten movies there’s been pretty much no sex appeal. Even Kirk’s libido was sidelined as he got older.

Great to see an Orion crop up as a cadet, especially played by the gorgeous Rachel Nichols. Doubtless Kirk will get involved with her: hell, maybe he persuades her to use her ‘charms’ to help him re-programme the Kobayashi Maru test for him! ;)

42. Garovorkin - April 24, 2008

I don’t think I would ever miss a class

43. RoMario - April 24, 2008

– I’m droooooooooooling..!

44. Luke - April 24, 2008

Kirks mom is very nice indeed :p

45. Daoud - April 24, 2008

#35 Using a useful nuBSG term

Mother I’d Like Fracking

And there are countless variations….

Mostly Impossible Lay, Friend

46. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - April 24, 2008

25. Kirk’s Girdle: Never! Noni forever.

47. Denise de Arman - April 24, 2008

Dom#41- Kirk does not need some girl, green or otherwise, to help him reprogram the simulators – he is smart enough to do it by himself. Do you really think his character would stoop so low as to put another cadet’s career in jeopardy, knowing the academy inquisition he would inevitably face after the test was over? Think of Westpoint and the furor surrounding such a happening on its campus (of course, the 21st century version). Kirk stated in The Wrath of Kahn that HE reprogrammed the simulator because he did not believe in the no-win scenario. It is, IMHO, a matter of conviction to the young cadet – he does not believe he could be bested in that test, so he changes the conditions of the test so he could win.

48. Lore - April 24, 2008

#25 I heard a rumor about the new “Mrs. Sarek”. Her charactor is caught taking clothes from a prominant Vulcan Dept store without leaving behind the appropriate amount of Federation Credits, or Vulcan Euros, or even Romulan Pecos. This could help explain the disdain Spock experiences for being half human.

49. Denise de Arman - April 24, 2008

Lore#48- LOL!

50. Schiefy - April 24, 2008

Is it just me or does the green on Rachel just a tad bit un-Orion in shade?

51. Schiefy - April 24, 2008

Oh…this one is for Harry B…true story related to me by a former co-worker years ago….

He was trying to find an old friend of his with the name Harry Balls (honestly–I am sure they had some interesting times in high school)…he had heard his friend was now living in a certain city so he called up operator assistance (now you know it was YEARS ago) for that city….he asked her if she showed a listing for a Harry Balls…after a minute she came back and told him that there was no such listing…without thinking he then asked her, “Do you have any Balls at all?”….naturally, she was a bit speechless and then my friend realized what exactly he had said…:)

52. Lore - April 24, 2008

Denise, I forgot to mention Klingon Yen….

53. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - April 24, 2008

48. Lore: Hardy har har. :) All Amanda and Noni need is a lot of TLC. Sarek can provide it for Amanda, (lucky bastard), and I would love to provide it for Ms. Ryder. :)

54. Denise de Arman - April 24, 2008

Lore#52- ‘Sokay. I am sure everyone assumed ’twas an oversight. Just hope the Klingons do not take offence – we will watch your back if they do.

55. Lore - April 24, 2008

Careful, Ms. Ryder might steal your heart…

56. Denise de Arman - April 24, 2008

offense, not offence… man…

57. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - April 24, 2008

55. Lore: Too late. And I would be in good company with the likes of Depp, Day-Lewis, Damon, Mayer, Grohl….and several more rock stars and actors.

Why do I hear the song “Heartbreaker” playing in my head.

58. Dom - April 24, 2008

Denise de Arman. Purrrrlease have a sense of humour! You must see I put a wink smiley next to the remark!

Who knows what Kirk would get up to? We haven’t seen this part of his life before! Open minds folks!! ;)

59. asc1138 - April 24, 2008


60. Sebastian - April 24, 2008

I hear the new Mrs. Sarek really steals the show; and the props and the jewelry….I kid; poor Winona Ryder. Not so great to have your kleptomania broadcast across the free world. She’ll be great, as long as Sarek doesn’t take her shopping! After Amanda is booked, Sarek shows his disdain, “So human!”

61. Denise de Arman - April 24, 2008

Dom#58- Sorry, I did not recognize a wink smiley, and I usually do attempt a sense of humour around here, but Dom, this has been my pet peev ever since I first heard that scurilous rumor last November. I have always seen the Kirk character as being the ultimate “boy scout”, and those kinds of ingrained character traits develop more or less by the time a child is 4 years of age. Therefore, I cannot begin to imagine Command Cadet Kirk risking another cadet’s career for himself in this manner.

Now, if you want to concoct a scenario in which Kirk has any other type of relationship with this very sexy, and, I am sure, seductive green Orion girl, I would be the first to jump in there with all kinds of lewd and wanton ideas… Do you want to start?

Sebastian#60- Another Ryder LOL!

62. Lore - April 24, 2008

#60 Does he make this comment before or after consumating his marriage to Klepto….er I mean Ms. Ryder or Amanda? Imagine the honeymoon, if she enjoys it, he looks down on her for showing emotion, if she shows no emotion, he thinks it was a lackluster performance, they can’t win. Interracial Intergalactic Dating Is Overrated.

63. Lore - April 24, 2008

#57 Start thinking with your brain on the top story of the building. I said she might STEAL your heart.

64. Denise de Arman - April 24, 2008

Lore#62- Too.. funny.. laughing..too..hard…

65. Harry Ballz - April 24, 2008

#51 Schiefy “for Harry B”

Thanks, Schiefy……it takes BALLS to tell a story like that!!

66. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - April 24, 2008

63. Lore: I got that. Hence my answer that it was too late. Meaning, she has already stole my heart. Capeesh? :)

67. Lore - April 25, 2008

Capeesh???? Why don’t you just make me an offer I can’t refuse?

68. sean - April 25, 2008

#35 & 36

I think Deltans had the same issue, didn’t they? But they still let Ilia in the Academy. Maybe Orions can control themselves too.

69. Mr. Poopey face(formerly known as Closettrekker) - April 25, 2008

#68–I think the Deltan issue is a bit different. If I remember the novelization of TMP correctly, it was not a pheromone issue, as with the Orions. Rather it had something to do with interspecies sexual contact involving a Deltan being “dangerous”. I know I got that from somewhere. Anyway, the only “canon” information about it is that Lt. Ilia had to take an oath of celibacy for one reason or another. Everything else is fan speculation and “non-canon” detail.

70. sean - April 25, 2008


Right, but I was referring more to the reaction of the men (particularly Sulu) to her presence. She seemed to be distracting to many of the men, but that didn’t appear to prohibit her being in Starfleet. I also seem to remember a line about humans being ‘sexually immature’ and she wouldn’t take advantage of such a species.

71. I Am Morg Not Eymorg - April 25, 2008

70. sean: Well that could be the whole point of the immaturity. Sulu and the other crewmen who reacted likely did so because of the rumors and scuttlebutt about Deltans and what they are all about. Oh, that and the fact she was just plain HOT!


72. Harry Ballz - April 25, 2008

Sulu’s awkward reaction to the Deltan female as she takes her place on the bridge was probably some of the best acting Takei has ever pulled off!

Talk about using your imagination!

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