There are a number of new interviews with Star Trek celebs, but not really about Star Trek. Below we have videos of Chris Pine talking about the big 3-0, Zachary Quinto talking about magicians and comic books, and Scott Bakula talking about TV and Comic Con. Plus we have excerpts of Nimoy talking about his new photography show and the influence of his time on Trek. Check it all out below.
Pine facing crisis turning 30
Extra talked to Star Trek’s Chris Pine and they didn’t ask him anything about being the new Kirk, or even about his new movie Unstoppable or his upcoming turn as Jack Ryan. But they did ask him about his upcoming 30th birthday, and apparently Pine sees it as a milestone and is thinking about finally buying some furniture for his apartment. Watch the video.
Quinto on "ass kicking magicians"
MTV chatted with Zachary Quinto about the comic book Lucid, which is being published by a combination of Quinto’s Before The Door productions and Archaia comics.
Bakula talks to TV Guide
Star Trek Enterprise’s Scott Bakula visited the offices of TV Guide and he talked about getting head-butted by Burt Reynolds, his love of sci-fi, what is on his DVR and signing his Enterprise uniform.
Nimoy on Secret Selves
The final interview for the day’s round-up is from Star Trek’s original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, who spoke to the AV Club about his upcoming "Secret Selves" photography show, opening July 31 at the Massachusetts Museum Of Contemporary Art. Here is just an excerpt where Nimoy talks about the influence playing Spock has had on his art:
AVC: One of the major themes in your work—not only your photography, but your writing and poetry—has been perception, and the way one’s image is often controlled by other people. Do you think a lot of that stems from having played an iconic character for so long?
LN: Yes. Obviously, I’m very curious about psychology and the makeup of human nature. I have been involved with acting ever since I was a teenager—even earlier than that in children’s theater, but in serious roles and character studies from the time I was 17 or 18 years old—and I taught acting classes for several years just before the whole Star Trek experience hit me. I’ve actually thought that if I had not acted, I would have gone into some kind of psychological work. So that’s a very much part of my thinking about what makes people tick. I’ve acted out so many various kinds of personas that I feel like I’ve acted out all of my secret selves. George Orwell had this wonderful statement: he said, “He wears a mask, and his face grows to fit it.” I find that such an interesting idea, that we make a decision about what we want to present to the world in the way of a persona. This is how we want the world to see us, to perceive us and to know us. It doesn’t
necessarily mean that’s what we are. There’s some whole other life going on with us that we don’t necessarily choose to present to the world. And that’s so much of what this is all about for me.
The New York Times also has a preview of the show with comments from Nimoy.
Nimoy at his "Secret Selves" preview