Actor Christian Slater showed his Star Trek fandom two decades ago with a Star Trek VI cameo, and now he is bringing his inner Trekkie to his new Fox sitcom Breaking In, where he worked in an original series Star Trek captain’s chair for his character. Check out a clip of Slater and his Kirk chair below.
Christian Slater gets Kirk Chair Into New Sitcom "Breaking In"
Actor Christian Slater heads a new Fox sitcom Breaking In which premieres in April. The show is half-hour workplace comedy about a high-tech security firm that takes "extreme – and often questionable – measures to sell their protection services." Slater plays OZ, the "mysterious" and "larger-than-life" head of the team.
Slater, who is a big Star Trek fan, suggested to the producers of the show that one of his characters quirks would be that he has a Captain’s Chair from the original Star Trek. The actor tells WENN:
I would make suggestions for the character of Oz and they would incorporate things that made me very happy. Some of the things that I wanted to incorporate were very difficult and you would have to have approvals and trademark elements – Star Trek being the main thing. For me the idea of getting to sit in Captain Kirk’s chair was a personal fantasy.
Yesterday Fox released a new promo for Breaking In, where you can see Slater’s Kirk chair, check it out:
Breaking In premieres on Fox April 6th at 9:30 PM. More on the show at fox.com/breakingin.
This is not Slater’s first brush with Trek. Twenty years ago Slater had a brief cameo in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, playing the night duty officer on Captain Sulu’s USS Excelsior. Slater got the job through his mother, Mary Jo Slater, who was the casting director for the film.
Christian Slater in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country"
Thanks to Frank Adams for the tip