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24 Actress Nazneen Contractor Joins Star Trek Sequel Cast January 6, 2012

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek Into Darkness , trackback

The 2013 Star Trek sequel has added another cast member. It has been reported that 24 actress Nazneen Contractor has been tapped for a new role in the film. More details below (possible minor spoilers). We also summarize all the castings for the sequel. 


Nazneen Contractor added to Star Trek sequel cast 

EW is reporting that Canadian actress Nazneen Contractor has joined the Star Trek cast. She has been tapped to play the wife to the "family man with wife and daughter" played by British actor Noel Clarke (cast earlier this week).

The 29 year old actress was born in Mumbai, India and raised and educated in Nigeria and London, later immigrating to Canada at the age of ten. Contractor’s acting career dates back a decade and she is known to Canadians for a recurring role as Sgt. Layla Hourani on the CBC drama The Border and will best be known elsewhere for her regular role as Kayla Hassan in the 8th season of 24.

Nazneen Contractor in "The Border" and "24"

Confirmed Guest Cast for Star Trek sequel

The main cast is returning for the Star Trek sequel, but there are also a number of new roles and at least one returning guest star for the sequel. Here is what we know so far.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Unknown main villain

Peter Weller

Unknown – rumored "CEO" possibly tied to villain

Alice Eve

Unknown – rumored new role to canon

Noel Clarke

"Family man with wife and daughter"

Nazneen Contractor

Wife of "Family Man" (Noel Clarke)

Bruce Greenwood

Adm. Chris Pike (returning star)

[expected – confirmed to be written into script]


1. Wes - January 6, 2012

A cast of freaks! LOL! JK! Looks like a good group!

2. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 6, 2012

Looks lik the wife to Kirk’s brother to me.

3. FSJMusicMan - January 6, 2012

This is fun… we have actual Star Trek NEWS again! Cool!

4. TrekMadeMeWonder - January 6, 2012

Oh? Wife of Noel Clarke. My bad.

Unless it’s a far more distant and splintered alternate universe.

5. 7beta - January 7, 2012

Nazneen, not Nanzeen.

6. captainkirk - January 7, 2012

2. I do think it’s possible that Sam Kirk could be in it. He’s going to appear in the next issue of the comics and it sounds like he survives. He could be played by Chris Hemsworth.

7. General Martok - January 7, 2012

Lots of brits.

8. Sorry4Mongo - January 7, 2012

I still think of poor Mongo and how this news ruin whole movie for him.

Not even worth going to see now. Feels like already know end.

9. Shilliam Watner - January 7, 2012

She’s playing Khan!!!!

10. jesustrek - January 7, 2012

9- or s a mom or Khan lol hehehe…she look a Klingon Girl

11. Gorn Born - January 7, 2012

Apologies if I missed it somewhere, but has it been confirmed anywhere that Bruce Greenwood is definitely coming back? I really hope that he is. This website is usually pretty good at publishing news rather than speculation.

12. Lt. Dakin - January 7, 2012

We know Bruce Greenwood is back!?!? Yay!!

13. Crewman Darnell - January 7, 2012

Alice Eve:

She could so easily pass for Lenore Karidian


14. somejackball - January 7, 2012

no clue as to who Nazneen Contractor is, but i bet she’ll play either a Vulcan, or a Klingon

15. I Wish I Was Spock - January 7, 2012

13 – I like the idea of Kodos the Executioner in this film…he seems to be ignored as a villain in Star Trek. I would love more backstory on Kodos aka Anton Karidian

16. I Wish I Was Spock - January 7, 2012

OMG Benedict Cumberbatch could play a good Kodos!

17. Crewman Darnell - January 7, 2012

15 – 16 (I Wish I Was Spock)

I like that idea also, although I’m doubting we’d get that in this movie. But do you also see the uncanny resemblance between Alice Eve and Lenore? In my opinion, she shares the closest facial resemblance to *any* TOS character so far.

18. Anthony Thompson - January 7, 2012

I likee! Indian women are the most beautiful on this Earth!

19. Anthony Thompson - January 7, 2012

Anthony P., is Greenwood confirmed (signed)?

20. DJT - January 7, 2012


21. Remington Steele - January 7, 2012

Look, I’m just gonna say this…I’m a bit underwhelmed so far…but that may not be a bad thing either!

22. Anthony Pascale - January 7, 2012

Well Orci confirmed BG is in script and BG said he wanted back so unless he demanded a gold plated trailer I expect he is back . But i will confirm

23. MJ - January 7, 2012

Cool, they’ve cast Khan’s first wife — Persius Noonian Singh!

24. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012

Nazneen Contractor?

Gawd, I’d like to butter her muffin!

25. Daniel - January 7, 2012

She would make a great Lt. Ilia!

Maybe Cumberbatch is playing the new universe Will Decker who went insane after his Dad flew into The Doomsday Machine, blames Kirk for his fathers death and wants his revenge.

26. Hat Rick - January 7, 2012

Okay, Mr. (played by Cumbatch) and Mrs. (Contractor) Khan.

Khan is unfrozen early in this timeline but nevertheless, the timeline, in attempting to “heal itself,” incurs the wrath of Khan 2.0.

Remember: You read it here first. (Unless, of course, you read it somewhere else before.)

27. Devon - January 7, 2012

So we have a Cumberbatch, a Contractor and a Weller as part of the cast for this film. Is this Star Trek or “This Old House?”

Either way, I’m thinking we have some stronger casting this go around as far as guest spots go than last time (not that I had any problem with the cast the last time.) I’m excited!

28. jas_montreal - January 7, 2012

@ 26

Lol. Their soo many pitfalls in what bob orci described as the time line “readjusting” itself. Its soo counter-intuitive. A revenge story with Khan would never happen. First, its been done before, so why spend 150 Million on something thats already been done and WELL. So its not a revenge story. But The timeline has to heal itself, right ? So Revenge it must be ? Wtv…

29. Jai - January 7, 2012

Nazneen had a major role in the last season of “24”, playing the daughter of Anil Kapoor’s character. Both of them were pivotal to the story.

Bob Orci – Good choice. Also nice to see a fellow Indian selected for the Star Trek sequel, so thank you for that.

30. Captain Hackett - January 7, 2012


Nazneen Contractor is Canadian.

31. Captain Hackett - January 7, 2012

Grrr… My most recent comment was meant for General Martok.

32. Captain Hackett - January 7, 2012

I hope they will bring in more Canadians actors and actresses! :)

33. CmdrR - January 7, 2012

So, JJ’s going for the Canadian dollar for this movie. Jeez, can you even spend those things? I mean, with that picture of a guy in drag on them…

*just waiting for Harry’s comment…

34. SciFiGuy - January 7, 2012

She’s playing the Tribble queen!!!!! LOL!!!

35. jas_montreal - January 7, 2012

@ 33 CmdrR

Actually the Canadian dollar is doing pretty well if you look at the values…. One of the strongest economies in the world that wasn’t affected by corruption and greed ;) , Thanks to our past Liberal governments.

36. denny cranium - January 7, 2012

@33 the Canadian dollar bill is actually out of circulation.
I’ll bet you a loonie- make it a toonie you didnt know that! (wink)
(Lets fish out the Canucks on this board)

37. Jeyl - January 7, 2012

As long as she’s not serving on a ship that has Chekov on board, she should be fine. That jerk steals all the women’s jobs.

38. Craig - January 7, 2012

I’m not a frequent poster but read this website and the comments quite often. It seems to me that they have casted Kahn’s parents here. The “CEO” could be the role of the genetic engineering company responsible for Kahn and other DNA engineered humans.

I’m sure Mr. Bob Orci would not confirm, but it makes sense to go along with the story telling of the previous film. These writers are excellent in character development and delving into story lines by showing the back story. One thing we never saw or heard about were Kahn’s family.

This is a total theory based merely on the casting. If true, it definitely takes a totally different spin and makes us possibly care more about Kahn and how he came from a caring family and something went wrong.

Thanks for this website and thank you Mr. Orci for spending time with fans here. Even though all do no comment, a lot like me enjoy your wit and banter with everyone!

39. NCC-73515 - January 7, 2012

Ilia? :P

40. SciFiGuy - January 7, 2012

I think she play’s
Madalyn Khan…Khans mommy.

HAHAHA!!! Oh you humorless little basement dwellers…you know it’s funny. All my posts are! :-)

41. Janice - January 7, 2012

I would LOVE to know FOR SURE that Bruce Greenwood will return as Pike in the sequel. Just knowing that a part was written for him was the BEST sequel news I’ve read. I hope now to read that he is indeed there!

I’m another Canadian here. Guess I’m not alone.

42. SciFiGuy - January 7, 2012

Seriously, I’ll bet if they have Khan in this, they won’t even have the Botany Bay in this film. Khan will probably be the product of some “evil” corporation…ugh. Lame.

43. Melissa - January 7, 2012

Please let phasers fire constant beams not bullets this time.

Thank you

44. Martin - January 7, 2012

I think its uhuras parents Noel Clarke & Nazneen Contractor wife and family man, the daughter has not been cast so i think its uhura.
she’s from africa and they both look the part.

45. Phil - January 7, 2012

Well, it’s obvious no one actually read this article.

46. Captain Gorn - January 7, 2012

@44 Aren’t they a bit young to be Uhura’s parents?

47. N - January 7, 2012

#43 but this is the alternate universe now, Vulcan’s gone, phasers blast, M class planets are unsafe…

The cast isn’t looking too strong in this film, but assuming they’ve fixed the dialogue problems from XI it could work.
I’m a little worried without a tether to the Prime timeline it’ll end up as bad as Transformers or worse Cowboys and Aliens.
Fortunately JJ’s a good director and Trek is kept far away from being tainted by Spielberg.

I wish they’d hurry up and make the god damn thing so I can actually form an opinion.

48. Spiked Canon - January 7, 2012

Kodos the Executioner idea is boffo! Fresh story but the geeks dig the tie in.

49. dmduncan - January 7, 2012

Will she and hubby have pointy ears?

50. Nony - January 7, 2012

I’m happy to see more people of colour with speaking roles popping up on this cast list. Can we get an Asian woman next? Some people need somebody to dress up as at the next convention. :)

Eagerly awaiting official word on Bruce Greenwood. I’m also interested to see whether or not we’ll have a Nurse Chapel.

51. Spiked Canon - January 7, 2012

Nurse Chapel=Alice Eve

52. Craiger - January 7, 2012

#51 – Read the article again – Alice Eve – new role to canon.

53. Vger23 - January 7, 2012

Why is everyone so obsessed with trying to figure out which characters / plotlines are going to be recycled from TOS?

“OMG….that girl is going to be Dr. Janice Lester!!!”

Folks, wasn’t it right here on this site that it was published that the creative team said that they were going in a fresh and unique direction? Enough already with the speculation that they are re-doing “Spocks Brain” or whatever.

54. dmduncan - January 7, 2012

44. Martin – January 7, 2012


55. dmduncan - January 7, 2012

24. Harry Ballz – January 7, 2012

Harry, I’m disappointed in you! Her last name is CONTRACTOR.

Was expecting you to say something like…

“Gawd, I’d like to caulk her bidet.”

56. Turon47 - January 7, 2012

Lt. Rahda?

I don’t think so.

Caithlin Dar or the female Romulan Commander from “The Enterprise Incident”?

Why not?

Marlena Moreau?

not in an already alternated Universe I think.


My Favorite!!

57. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 7, 2012

With a Great group of Gust Stars. This is going to be good. Now if only Bob Orci would be able to get BND into the Film. Come on Bob. Get him in there.

58. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 7, 2012

Hey Bob Orci. BND into Trek 2013. I will Hound you till you do. Lol.

59. William Kirk - January 7, 2012

Borg Queen would be new to canon, if appearing in “Kirk era”, even if this is alternate timeline.

60. Martin - January 7, 2012

@ 46 & 54 i mean uhura’s parents in a flashback, lol

61. AJ - January 7, 2012

She’s a cutie.

She did a nice job as the ambassador’s daughter in “24.”

62. abc - January 7, 2012

Maybe Cumberbatch is Sybok? (i.e. Spock’s brother)

63. Paul Fitz - January 7, 2012

She is stunning, I hope she is playing an officer. Uhura was the only female to speak of in ST09, would like to see more strong female characters.

64. CarlG - January 7, 2012

@57, 58: I’m afraid BND passed away in 2010. I miss that guy.

Unless of course, you want someone playing the character of BND — now that I’d love to see. Just this random piratey dude that swoops into the movie, punches Klingons for 10 minutes, then swoops out.
It shall be GLORIOUS.

65. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 7, 2012

#64. Bob Orci has Stated that he would try and get BND (DEl Trames name in the Movie.) I know he has done some research on BND. I just want to make sure he get’s him in the movie.

66. Matthew M - January 7, 2012

What the hell is wrong with you people? Most of you think you are smart – you are not. Most of you think you are funny – you are not. Most of you are just boring.

67. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 7, 2012

I would love to see Benedict Cumberbatch play Del Trame in the movie and to see Nazneen Contractor his Wife.

68. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 7, 2012

Hey Matthew. You are neither Smart or Funny. But you are a true Trekie.

69. DeShonn Steinblatt - January 7, 2012

The Vulcan family held by Khan.

70. N - January 7, 2012

Who or what is BND?

71. SirBroiler - January 7, 2012

Help me – where, where, where does it say officially Cumberbatch is the main villain?? All I have seen is ‘villain’or ‘the villain’ but I don’t see any official word or confirmed article that uses the words ‘main villain’

72. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 7, 2012

BND – British Naval Dude. I’m afraid I cannot remember his real name but he used to post a lot of comments on this site (many of them VERY funny) until his death in September 2010. Other posters know more about him than I do as I only came to this site around June/July 2010. I believe that Bob Orci has read most of his posts…

73. JIM - January 7, 2012

Who else thinks that Weller and Cumberbatch could be father and son?

How about an “What we already know about the sequel” type of article?

74. Craiger - January 7, 2012

Could they be doing an updated Khan story? Instead of Khan and his people leaving Earth in 1996 maybe its an updated story where the CEO creates Khan and his people they rebell leave Earth and start reaking havoc in the Univese so its up to Kirk and the Enterprise to stop them? Allthough that sounds similar to the Enterprise TV series Augment storyline.

Or the CEO creates the carniverous Tribbles because he believes the Klingons are a threat to Earth and the Federation so he unleashes them on the Klingon homeworld which makes them become Nomads like some of the rumors suggest?

75. J. - January 7, 2012

I’m so excited with all these news! I can’t wait for the first photos of the shootings!

76. CaptainDonovin - January 7, 2012

The only twoacters I know on this list are Weller & Greenwood. The others I’ve never heard of which kind of has me more excited than I would be had Del Toro been cast. Though I’d still like to see Tom Hanks in a Trek film.

77. The TREKMAN!!!! - January 7, 2012

Wouldn’t it have been funny if Freema Agyeman was cast instead…

78. Rihannsu - January 7, 2012

OK…..Khan is out for a number of reasons, highest would be all producers and writers denying it.
Although Kodos would be interesting, we know that Kirk did not spend time on that planet and therefore would have NO tie-in to Trek-canon. Kirk’s whole feelings for Kodos and Kodos’ vendetta do not exist as it was before and therefore no reason to go there. They could explain things in the new comics, but if they are hedging bets towards attracting new fans, you cannot rely on comic books as a lead-in.
Actually, I am leaning a bit towards Gary Seven. Cumberbatch could pull that off well and Alice Eve could do an updated Roberta Lincoln. Business man and family man could be tied into going back in time to modern days (which was hugely successful for ST:IV).

79. Jefferies Tuber - January 7, 2012

I keep coming back to the fact that the destruction of Vulcan turned Spock and his people into Space Jews. It’s hard to imagine JJ moving forward from ST09 without dealing with that loss/quest immediately. The Katric Arc scene [thoroughly unnecessary to the action of ST09] looks suspiciously similar to the Spock-McCoy directive, “Remember.” in TWOK.

Weller looks like a Vulcan. Cumberpatch fits for a classed-up version of the theater actors they hired to play Klingons in TOS, as well as the shitty voices they used for Klingons in the ST09 deleted scenes.

I’m starting to feel like it’s going to be a Zionist/Palestinian conflict between the post Holocaust Vulcans and the Klingons over a given colony world.

80. Jefferies Tuber - January 7, 2012

If you accepted the Zionist metaphor, “logic” could be used to justify … anything.

81. Buzz Cagney - January 7, 2012

Going back to Cumberbatch I have to say i’ve just watched my first episode of Sherlock. Wow, it really impressed me, as did Benedict.
Its sharp, clever and very witty. I’m hooked!
Vultan, you must watch it- if you haven’t already? Being the classy and smartified fellow that you are I think you will really enjoy it matey. ;-)

82. Dilithium doublebock - January 7, 2012

#77, they’ve said no more time travel. I’m not going back through the posts for the link
#73, I think this IS everything known about the sequel :)

83. Buzz Cagney - January 7, 2012

#24 Harry, you just reminded me of Weird Science there…. ‘why do you have to be such a wanker’ ! lol

84. Cosmo Kid - January 7, 2012

Getting excited,

Lord Garth and Co….

It’s gonna be good! ;)

85. Tom - January 7, 2012

She was awesome and hot in 24.

Can we add William Shatner as Kirk Prime????

86. Capt. Zperk - January 7, 2012

Does anyone else notice how much Weller and Cumberbatch look alike? I think Weller will be playing less of a ‘father figure’ to the villain and more of an actual father. The villain could be the maniacal son of a powerful CEO.

87. Trekker5 - January 7, 2012

This is great!!:) I hope filming really does start on January 15th like they say. Mr.Orci if your out there and read this,would you please tell us if this is the case?

88. MJ - January 7, 2012

@38 “I’m not a frequent poster but read this website and the comments quite often. It seems to me that they have casted Kahn’s parents here.”

You know, a child of an African-American and and Indian could potentially have a Hispanic-like appearance….this would explain why Khan was from Indian descent, but looked hispanic?

Interesting idea!

89. Tom - January 7, 2012

She’s Marla Magivers, or however its spelled.

90. Vultan - January 7, 2012


Well, thanks for the kind words, Buzz.

I have seen Sherlock advertised on BBC-America recently. I’ll make a note to watch it. Cumberbatch is good in War Horse (in case you haven’t seen it). He plays the commander of a British cavalry unit—a small part, but he makes it memorable.

91. rm10019 - January 7, 2012

This is a VERY good cast so far, and just wish people would post on-topic comments. This site needs moderators.

92. Anthony Pascale - January 7, 2012

Final warning for trolling/flaming

93. AJ - January 7, 2012

BND, “British Naval Dude” (real name, Del J. Trame) was a Star Trek fan who was one of the first to find this site back in 2006. He was American, from Ohio, but used to post nearly all his comments is a unique pirate-speak, and was quite bawdy most of the time. He would tell ridiculous stories, many involving himself and some of us over in “Live Chat” along with the crews of all ‘Star Trek’ shows.

His comments in the regular threads were quite funny as well, and always done in his enigmatic style. He ‘lit up’ the boards, and reminded us all that we’re here to have fun because of a silly TV series we all take a bit too seriously.

In the “Live Chat” section of Trekmovie, where he was a steady contributor, he would, as we do in there, often discuss life’s issues, and he, out of character, described his family’s struggle with his sister’s terminal cancer. He also set up a website, which is still up, with a ‘rogue’s gallery’ of CHAT contributors’ photos at the time.

In late 2010, he suddenly stopped posting on Trekmovie, and with a bit of Internet poking, I discovered his obituary in December. He apparently had died of a congenital heart condition at 37. We ‘Chatters’ contacted his family, and received a wonderful letter back from his mom. It’s all in the first few hundred posts in CHAT. Dramatic stuff, to say the least.

I asked Anthony to wipe the CHAT after we learned of his death and post a small memorial up top, which is there now, and we have been speaking to Bob Orci through the threads about getting Del referenced somehow in the next film. Since Bob also had fond memories of BND, he has signaled his willingness to try and get him in.

He was a talented writer, and he really loved ‘Star Trek’ and this forum especially, and some of us “old timers” here call him ‘friend.’

94. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012

Nice to see some fellow Canadians here! I live in Toronto, how about you?

95. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012

55. dmduncan “Her last name is CONTRACTOR”

I can see it now….she knocks at my front door, wearing a silk teddy, and says, “I’m a contractor, and I’ll do anything you want!”

I’ll smile and reply, “Great! Here’s $500. Now paint my house!”

96. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012


AJ, thank you for taking the time to describe (in detail) our dearly departed friend!

All of us “old-timers” very much appreciate that! Gawd, I wish Del was still with us!

97. MJ - January 7, 2012

AJ, what a cool web site. And to see the photos of you, Harry Ballz, etc., is very cool. That guy is still missed here, big time! THANKS!

98. Khan 2.0 - January 7, 2012

good cast – just need a couple of big names now

Harrison Ford and William Shatner will do nicely thanks

99. MJ - January 7, 2012

@95. Well, you forgot about all the late hour “negotiating sessions” that would be required to “bring you UNDER Contract” :-))

100. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012


Careful, MJ, staring at Harry Ballz for too long leads to insanity! Just ask my last girlfriend!:>)

101. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012


Yes, but I’ll be glad to stand behind my CONTRACTOR, thereby backing up her efforts!

102. I grok Spock - January 7, 2012

Alice Eve… maybe Janice Rand?

103. Simpleton - January 7, 2012

Alice Eve – A young scientist that catches the eye of a certain captain. I think she might be the genesis for his spawn??

104. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 7, 2012

I see that Peter Weller has appeared in an episode of Fringe – White Tulip playing an Alistair Peck…

105. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 7, 2012

Hey. Here is one of BNDs Post. It was his Review of Trek 09. He was a very talented Writter and a Great Fan of Trek and a Great Guy all around.

BNDs Review of Star Trek 2009. Enjoy!.

British Naval Dude – May 9, 2009
I want me a gremlin like Scotty had…
“Get down from thar’!”
“What or who the hell is that up there, Mr. Scott?”
“Well it’s… it’s… it’s green!”

Very different actually from what I expected. Very good, though. And indeed darker but yet withoot tha’ customary ruminations o’ morality and life… well, unless ye’ count Spock’s tale o’ how tha’ previous reality wuz’ grand fur’ Kirk and how tha’ previous reality wuz’ being changed fur’ tha’ worse cuz’ o’ Nero or how ye’ have destiny despite quite different circumstances… and a good electrician can really brighten up tha’ place.

A “9″ I will give it. But I reserve me tens fur’ films like “Thar’ Will Be Blood” and “Tha’ Outlaw Joesy Whales.”

Tha’ perspective o’ tha’ ships wuz’ well done… and how great be it ta’ peer deep inta’ tha’ hangar bays. Soooo… arrrrrrr tha’ ships smaller or larger than ye’ always thought? Both it seemed dependin’ on tha’ shot.

Finally see tha’ ship upside down as well! Guess Rick Berman had his upsy-daisium in check all those years as thar’ really be no up nor down in space.

Vulcan lost… sad but yet daring since thar’ wuz’ no re-set button in site…

I’ll say Nimoy did dominate his scenes and wuz’ captivatin’… but maybe that’s just our own partiality speakin’. What’d he say at tha’ end? “Thrusters on full.”? Indeed.

And boy did transportin’ seem really harsh! Looks like it hurts! Hurts sooooooo good, though…

Ouch! Quit injectin’ me wit’ that shalaly, Bonesy!

Maybe it wuz’ me but except fur a few shots ye’ didda not have a lot o’ time ta’ ogle o’er tha’ ship… and engineering looked like a tha’ factory where they make me chum-burgers.

Great! Excitin’! I thought it wuz very well done. Which is how I like me chum-burgers.

Me brother did say that now Amok Time! and Jourey ta’ Babel canna happen since Vulcan went bye-bye. But that’s tha’ way tha’ red matter ball bounces.

I want more o’ Scotty and his gremlin!

Arrrrrrrrrrrrr ye’ still readin’ folks’ reviews? Oh, my… It’s a good film and, indeed, “I am relieved.”

Hey- how did this beagle just appear in me bathroom?


106. MJ - January 7, 2012

@101. Stay on top of this contractor and be sure to note that this contractor has two different pipe fittings to choose from. And it is really important for you to pick the right one, lest you fall into arrears on this business arrangement.

107. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012


Two different pipe fittings? As the Chinese hooker said, “you crack me up!”

108. Dilithium doublebock - January 7, 2012

With casting news the rumors fly
But they’re a steaming fecal load

MJ claims it must be Khan
He broke Bob Orci’s code

Keachick says Menosians, inside production guy Borg Queen

Clues are in the comics
But there’s not much we can glean

I myself am in the camp who thinks it will be Garth

And hopes that this time around they do not mention Darth

They took their time to get things right, so whatever comes to pass
We should all just have a little faith that this sequel will kick ass!

109. rm10019 - January 7, 2012

News Flash, people can now IM or email each other stupid, unfunny, sexist double entendre jokes instead of littering Trekmovie threads. Just sayin’! I would hope your mothers raised you better than this, but I guess not.

110. MJ - January 7, 2012

What about triple entrende jokes…would those be OK?

111. Aurore - January 7, 2012

… Beautiful woman.

Noel Clarke must have been… “horrified” by this sequel news…


112. rm10019 - January 7, 2012

109 – lol please no :)

113. Captain Hackett - January 7, 2012

No. 94 Harry Ballz

I am Newfie in Ottawa. :)

114. Harry Ballz - January 7, 2012


I shall try to refrain from any Newfie jokes, Captain Hackett! :>)

115. Mel - January 7, 2012

So they casted so far 4 male characters and only 2 female characters. That is really not helping to balance out the gender imbalance of the Star Trek main cast.

And both women are very young and beautiful (very good looks were probably a requirement for their roles), while it seems young age and good looks were overall a less important criterion for the male characters. Not that they are ugly. They are of course not. But most of them are still not looking like typical young Hollywood beauties.

I hope some more women get a role, especially an older woman.

116. Red Dead Ryan - January 7, 2012

Yeah, I’m Canadian as well. From Victoria, B.C. Numerous cougar (big cat) sightings near where I live. Though I still haven’t caught sight of a cougar but I always dream of seeing one, at a safe distance of course!

And yeah, our dollar is called the Loonie. It may sound loony, but its a Loonie!

117. Red Dead Ryan - January 7, 2012


“As long as she’s not serving on a ship that has Chekov on board, she should be fine. That jerk steals all the women’s jobs.”

What are “women’s jobs”? And please give us an example of Chekov stealing “women’s jobs”? That sounds borderline sexist, especially coming from someone who is always accusing the writers and director of sexism.

118. Daoud - January 7, 2012

AJ, thanks for the wonderful remembrance of Del at 93.
Commodore Mike, thanks for pulling that out of the archive….

Del’s funeral home obit:

119. Daoud - January 7, 2012

So, Alice Eve isn’t the “wife”… this is good. Perhaps she’s Carol Marcus? Or, since clues abound in the comics… Dr. Dehner, former flame of Dr. McCoy (I love how that’s working out… could she be the ‘other’ woman?)

120. Odkin - January 7, 2012

For having a story where they can just “jump right in and get the adventure started” it sure sounds like they’ll have to introduce and explain a lot for new characters that we’re unlikely to be interested in (compared to the crew that we’re paying to see).

121. Jefferies Tuber - January 7, 2012

84 Maybe Cumberbuns is a clone of a Vulcan Weller’s repopulation plan?

122. MJ - January 7, 2012

@116 “What are “women’s jobs”? And please give us an example of Chekov stealing “women’s jobs”? That sounds borderline sexist, especially coming from someone who is always accusing the writers and director of sexism.”

Agreed RDR. Not sure what Jeyl meant by that, but it certainly sounds insulting of women.

123. MJ - January 7, 2012

@114 “And both women are very young and beautiful (very good looks were probably a requirement for their roles), while it seems young age and good looks were overall a less important criterion for the male characters.”

It’s a Hollywood movie…duh! :-)

124. Red Dead Ryan - January 7, 2012

Well, obviously they were going to cast a young and beautiful woman.

Could you just imagine the jokes on this site if a fat actress like Melissa McCarthy was cast in the sequel?

You’ll never see a fat actress, nor will you see an actress past the age of fourty in any Trek movie or series from now on. I guarantee it.

Look at Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis from the “Enterprise” episode “These Are The Voyages…”

Sirtis clearly looked fit, as she most likely had to go to the gym and on a diet to get in shape to fit into her uniform, while Frakes could let himself go and not have to get in shape.

125. Buzz Cagney - January 7, 2012

#90 I only became aware of War Horse last week. You know a part of that movie was shot in a beautiful little village called Cstle Combe, which is little more than a 20 minute drive from me.
You may also be interested to know there is a race circuit there. In fact Top Gear filmed part of an episode there.


Not being much of a horse person i wasn’t sure if War Horse would have any interest for me. What do you think?

126. Buzz Cagney - January 7, 2012

#124 that should read Castle Combe. If memory serves the original Dr Dolittle was also filmed there.

127. DonDonP1 - January 7, 2012

#27 LOL, let’s hope Abrams & Co. better not turn “Star Trek XII” into “This Old House”.

128. DonDonP1 - January 7, 2012

Fascinating. BTW, who would play the family man’s daughter in “Star Trek XII”? Bailee Madison? Madison Pettis? Any female actress between the ages of 10 and 15?

129. Daoud - January 7, 2012

Nice article on Nazneen here:

130. Jack - January 7, 2012

Man, I’m hoping these are new characters. If only to end the “maybe he/she’s [insert random TOS character here]” speculation on here. Seriously, it drives me nuts.

I”m still worried this darned thing is going to be whitemalefest.

124. The play was, well, horrible. Okay, overrated, anyway. It was a sentimental children’s story — mercifully more about the boy, and then the characters in the war, than the horse. The puppets were neat, but, yeah, the praise was a little heavy. But the movie’s getting pretty great reviews. I’ll need to see it.

131. Dilithium doublebock - January 7, 2012

Daughter of Noel and Nazneen?
Paris Jackson

132. DonDonP1 - January 7, 2012

#131 Paris Jackson was never an actress but is the daughter of the late Michael Jackson.

133. Vultan - January 7, 2012


Buzz, I haven’t seen the play or read the book, but War Horse the movie is pretty good. It’s nowhere near as bloody or gritty as Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan, but it does accurately depict (as far as I can tell), the First World War. It’s well made—of course, and John Williams’ score is one of his best …in a long time.

Now, it does occasionally venture into the schmaltzy, romantic, melodramatic kind of stuff Spielberg was known for in the ’80s (think “Empire of the Sun”), but I really didn’t mind it that much. The story is interesting enough to keep you involved until the end. Even not being a horse person, I think you would probably like it.

Anyway, I’m planning on seeing “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” sometime this week. Finally—FINALLY—it’s playing in the US!

134. Mel - January 7, 2012

@ 122 MJ

Yeah, I know. But most Hollywood movies have also room for older and/or less attractive actors in at least minor roles. Older boss characters, parents from adult characters, grandparents and villains often aren’t young and beautiful. Unfortunately those roles were given to male actors so far. The roles of Cumberbatch and Weller could have been female roles.

It is so far similar to the first movie. They could have changed Pike’s gender. It is not like he had a big role in TOS. Nero could have been Nera, who was trying to get revenge and was very angry about her husband’s and child’s death. Or at least the second in command Romulan could have been a woman. The same is true for the black admiral at the hearing before the attack on Vulcan and the old Vulcan at the Vulcan academy, which insulted Spock’s human heritage.

It is just that the gender imbalance of the main cast in so extreme, that they should at least give some more roles to women for the guest and supporting roles, especially roles, which aren’t traditional females roles (mother, wife, girlfriend, love interest of male character).

Young and beautiful women are better than no women at all though. I hope that the role of Alice Eve is good and no traditional female role. I really would love to have a female, alien security chief, but I doubt she will play this.

Hopefully another actress will get a role, too.

135. VZX - January 7, 2012

Dang she’s hot.

Maybe she’ll be Khanette. ;)

By the way, I’m glad they are not going for big-name stars. Sometimes too much star power can hurt a movie like that New Year’s Day movie. Also, it leaves more money in the budget for a proper engineering room.

136. Red Dead Ryan - January 7, 2012


“They could have changed Pike’s gender.”

No, because it wasn’t until well after Pike was born that the timeline diverged. So he had to remain a man. Plus I think the writers wanted Pike to be a sort of father figure to Kirk, who grew up without his dad.


“I’m still worried this darned thing is going to be a whitemalefest.”

Nazneen Contractor (Indo-Canadian) and Noel Clarke are two non-white actors. So I think the producers have already shaken things up.

I can’t stand this PC bullshit I read on this site. So let’s just wait until the movie comes out before we start accusing the writers and director of racism and sexism!

137. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 7, 2012

#108 – “With casting news the rumors fly
But they’re a steaming fecal load”


Of course, with Khan, Borg Queen and Garth – all been done

My Menosians – never been done
In fact the outline story draft sits downunder with me, not upover with Bob Orci and co.

Yeah, I also wonder what job(s) Chekov steals from anyone else, male or female.

138. Bucky - January 7, 2012

Twist alert: Bad Guy is Pike! Who is actually from the Mirror Universe! Double-Twist!!!

139. Buzz Cagney - January 8, 2012

#133 well your recommendation is good enough for me, Vults. I will get along to see it. Oh, and i’m not sure its even opened here yet so don’t feel too upset about not getting Tinker, Tailor yet. :)

(just had a look, I think its opening next Friday)

I am drawn to the story of War Horse. My Grandfather was blinded in the trenches in The Great War so i will be invested in it emotionally. And with Williams working his magic, as only he can, on the score, well, how can it fail.
Much as Trek has had some really great music and talented composers you really do have to wonder what John Williams would have done with Trek.

140. Captain Hackett - January 8, 2012

No. 114 Harry Ballz –

I don’t mind it as long as it is not offensive. :)

141. Harry Ballz - January 8, 2012


Q: Did you hear why Newfies stopped making ice cubes?

A: They lost the recipe!

142. MJ - January 8, 2012

@130 “Much as Trek has had some really great music and talented composers you really do have to wonder what John Williams would have done with Trek.”

Buzz, perhaps you should lay off the crack pipe tonight….John Williams scored Star Trek: The Motion Picture. :-)

143. Buzz Cagney - January 8, 2012

#142 huh? What do you know that I don’t? For fear that it was indeed me going gaga I just went and dug out my TMP score CD and it appears to suggest it was Jerry Goldsmith who penned that incredible music.
Or are you referring to War’s influence, which Goldsmith himself give’s credit to?.

144. Buzz Cagney - January 8, 2012

Vultan, as my American Film Critic I wonder if you can answer/find me the answer to a question please?
I don’t know how much you know the Ocean’s movies but in 13 there is a line which I’m wondering is just for UK audiences and is different over there.
Eddie Izzard’s character is talking to Clooney and Pitt and explaining that what they are planning is impossible. It goes something like ‘i like you guys. You have style. You have brio and you have loyalty. You are THE MORECAMBE AND WISE of the thievery world….’
My question is, does he say Morecambe and Wise in your version?

145. MJ - January 8, 2012

@143 Just messing with you! :-))

146. DonDonP1 - January 8, 2012

#142 John Williams did not score any film incarnation of the CBS-owned ‘Star Trek’, just the six film incarnations of the Lucasfilm-owned ‘Star Wars’. Never confuse two ‘Star’ franchises with each other.

147. DonDonP1 - January 8, 2012

#145 LOL!

148. Mirror Universe Doorchime - January 8, 2012


Listen to the first season of Lost in Space and perhaps SpaceCamp, and you’ll get close enough I guess.

149. Jai - January 8, 2012

Re: #88:

“You know, a child of an African-American and and Indian could potentially have a Hispanic-like appearance….this would explain why Khan was from Indian descent, but looked hispanic?”

Ricardo Montalban as Khan in “Space Seed” actually looked stereotypically Punjabi. His physical appearance is pretty common amongst Indian Punjabis, including Sikhs. Like these famous Indian Punjabi actors:



Etc etc.

Or to put it another way, Indians are a very ethnically diverse population, and millions of them “look Hispanic”, especially Indians who are from the same background that Khan was supposed to be from.

150. Pauln6 - January 8, 2012

I’m glad to see them announce another woman in the cast but disappointed to see that she’s billed as merely the wife and mother of other characters. All the principle women in the last movie were wives, girlfriends and mothers of other characters more than anything else. I’d like to see them portray more women who aren’t chained by the plot to man or child.

151. Anthony Thompson - January 8, 2012

150. pauln6

“chained to a child”? Thanks for that, Gloria Steinem.

152. CarlG - January 8, 2012

@150: As my own mom would say, there is nothing “merely” about being a mother or wife.

153. Buzz Cagney - January 8, 2012

#145 You certainly were, MJ! You burned me pretty good there.
Or did you actually believe Williams had done the score? Now be honest….

154. Denise de Arman - January 8, 2012

British Naval Dude, aka. BND, was a class unto himself. His Popeye/pirate speak was a consistant part of his character here on Trekmovie from its beginning, and was satirical, bawdy and intelligence rolled up into a ball of outloud laughter inducement.

He was, in real life, a marketing exec in Kentucky, though he easily could have been a professional writer in some vein, and had many original manuscripts “littering his abode” (I managed to pry this information out of him once, prodding him to find out if he was a writer by trade).

His almost daily vignettes, observations and ST-themed parodies on the CHAT thread here on Trekmovie were pure gold, and eagerly read by the regular CHAT ensemble who considered him a bit “off” in a genius sort of way, and regularly told him so. He played up his unique character in his writings and made us all eager to check in on CHAT daily just to read his latest mind-warping literary munchies.

Through the years of communicating with BND here on Trekmovie, I know I came to take his brilliance and wit for granted, simply assuming he would always be here. His passing and absence from our CHAT family created a hole in my heart that can never be filled, although he would not have wanted anyone to grieve for him (though we all share personal information in CHAT and have known each other for years, he never told anyone of his congenital heart condition). I miss him.

The possibility that his name might be included in the next Star Trek movie, in some form, is, to me, a fitting tribute to his love of the genre and a nod to a man many people loved and respected here on this forum and, I am sure, in his daily life. His uniqueness and talent are gone now, but his memory continues to live on in the hearts of those he inspired .

155. Vultan - January 8, 2012


Sorry Buzz, afraid I can’t answer that. I never got around to seeing the third Oceans movie. But I wouldn’t be surprised if the dialogue in the US version was different—and Eddie Izzard’s lipstick a different color too! ;)

156. Pauln6 - January 8, 2012

Lol – yes, I don’t mean to disparage parenthood in general, simply to suggest that in a sci fi franchise focused on a quasi-military organisation that the writers are being very narrow-minded and sexist when all the principle female characters’ plot lines focus primarily on their relationships with their men and their children.

Uhura’s role was only expanded by reason of her being in a relationship with Spock. Fair enough – it’s a clever way to mine the story potential of his concealed emotional turmoil in a 2-hour story and she gets to ride on those coat tails in addition to her communications duties. However, I’ve expressed disquiet because she wasn’t considered for the mission to the Narada despite speaking fluent Romulan and being a computer expert. They had an opportunity to showcase her skills as an officer and they declined.

It is possible to balance the roles though – Carol Marcus wasn’t primarily a love interest or mother in TWoK. I hope that they manage to do the same in the sequel here.

157. Harry Ballz - January 8, 2012


Well said, Denise! Of course, I think most of us would prefer that he be referenced in the next movie by his real name, Del Trame, and not BND. Would you agree with that?

158. Harry Ballz - January 8, 2012

One more thing about BND’s real name. When I first heard his real name was Del Trame, I always thought it sounded futuristic in tone. Maybe because I grew up reading the Legion of Superheroes comics and the members of the Legion all had names like that.

Del Trame. Yup, it sounds like a name heard in the 30th Century, so it’s certainly good enough for someone kicking around in the 23rd Century!

(as long as they don’t make him Bouncing Boy) :>)

159. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 8, 2012

Yes indeed. There is nothing “merely” about being a wife or mother nor is he “merely”, “just” a husband and father. Without parents, especially mothers, none of us would be here!

As far as I can tell, the Nazneen character is the only female character billed as being a “wife and mother”, along with the only male character described as a “family man with a wife and daughter”. One could actually say that these two characters (played by Noel Clarke and Nazneen Contractor) are the exceptions rather than the rule so far for Star Trek.

Lt Uhura was first a Starfleet officer specializing in communications and xenolinguistics and second girlfriend of Spock’s. Gaila was also first a Starfleet cadet who obviously was well enough qualified to be assigned to the Farragut and second Kirk’s girlfriend/fling?. Even Kirk’s mother was off planet somewhere doing whatever, whilst leaving her son Jim in the hands of whoever that guy was who was phoning Jim. I mean, Winona couldn’t just be at work somewhere close by, she had to be off the earth. Seriously?! I do wonder if this Kirk may well have some real abandonment issues to deal with as well.

160. Buzz Cagney - January 8, 2012

#155 lol Again you impress me. I didn’t realise Mr Izzard’s, er, dress sense was common knowledge the world over. Or is it just that you are one very clued up chap? I suspect that may be it.
Mate, watch 13. Its very good. I enjoyed 11, really disliked 12 but I think 13 is the best.
And when/if you do get back to me regarding who Izzard referenced please, wudya! Thats intrigued me for years.

161. Vultan - January 8, 2012


Okay, I’ll try to watch it next time it’s on. Like you, I enjoyed the first one but thought the second was terrible—like watching a bunch of movie stars on vacation… which I guess they were.

Don’t know just how clued up I am, but Izzard’s stand-up specials are shown pretty frequently on TV over here. Despite his odd, er, dress sense, I really enjoy his comedy, especially when he goes into historical and pop culture topics—like Star Trek!

162. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 8, 2012

When are we going to read about the two main actors of this sequel, especially Chris Pine? Just wondering…

163. Vultan - January 8, 2012

I remember the first time I came across Izzard on TV.
I thought, “Man, that is one strange-looking woman…”


164. AJ - January 8, 2012


Del Trame as Bouncing Boy?

You just came back from the bars, didn’t you? Go to bed.

154: Denise, thanks for writing that tribute. Well done.

“BND ST2013″

165. Red Dead Ryan - January 8, 2012


“I thought, “Man, that is one strange-looking woman…” ”

Must’ve been quite a DRAG!

166. Paul B. - January 8, 2012

#160 – Izzard is reasonably popular here in the United States. In fact, he’s one of the few comedians I can mention to just about anyone and they’ll know the name. Plenty of people here don’t know about Jimmy Carr, Sean Lock, or Jo Brand, but odds are pretty good they’ve heard of Izzard.

And if not, to hell with ’em! :)

#165 – Ugh…shame on you! Not for using the pun, just for beating me to it.

167. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 8, 2012

Question for Bob Orci – Is this true?


This is from a Brazilian website, stating the release date for the movie is 14 June 2012. Come on, when are we going to see Welcome to People? Please…

168. lostrod - January 8, 2012

#170 Lt. Dakin

Lt, that’s either a game changer or a bit of media manipulation (keep ’em guessing) from Mr. Abrams.

Time will tell.

BTW – watched the first of 3 “Sherlock”‘s on NetFlix last night. Interesting show. I’m not sure that how the actor will translate as a villain (he seems a bit frail). He would make an excellent hero though.


169. Charley W - January 8, 2012


Yeah, I could buy Eve as Lenore K. And since they’ve blown the whole premise of ‘Amok Time’ out of the continuity, how about replacing the Kirk-Spock fight of that episode with a Uhura-Lenore fight, complete with that wonderful music.

In mud.

Please???? ;)

170. Harry Ballz - January 8, 2012

168.lostrod “the actor…..seems a bit frail”

That would fit perfectly if he’s playing a Metron!

171. Newman - January 8, 2012

Canada represent.

172. Dennis Bailey - January 8, 2012

Cumberbatch looks like Khan to me.

173. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 8, 2012

I Promise I will keep after Bob Orci to get BNDs name or as Del Trame into Star Trek 2013. Come on Bob Orci. Don’t let us and Del’s family down.

174. Let Them Eat Plomeek Soup - January 8, 2012


175. MJ - January 9, 2012

@168 “BTW – watched the first of 3 “Sherlock”’s on NetFlix last night. Interesting show. I’m not sure that how the actor will translate as a villain (he seems a bit frail). He would make an excellent hero though.”

A bit frail? What does that have to do with being a great villain? You ever hear of Blofeld in James Bond movies, or Alan Rickman in Die Hard?

176. zzagg74 - January 9, 2012

alice eve =yoman rand

177. Ctrl-Opt-Del - January 9, 2012

@88. MJ – January 7, 2012 – “You know, a child of an African-American and and Indian could potentially have a Hispanic-like appearance….”

African-American? Noel Clarke’s British… Granted, he could put-on a ‘merican accent for the film; but there’s no reason to assume that he will, especially given the number of other British actors in this film (& Miss Contractor did live in Britain as a child & so can almost certainly do a perfect British accent too)…

Simon Pegg’s said about a more serious, angry Scotty this time around; maybe the bad guys are a British company exploiting the re-building of the Vulcan civilisation (a-la Halliburton)? I recall that in the old lore of ‘Trek the re-fit Enterprise’s warp drive was designed & built by a British company (Leeding Engines), maybe Scotty’s family own it & Weller’s character’s company employ some underhanded tactics against them?

Ok, maybe not… But, it’s a different idea!

178. Royal Canadian Institute for the Mentally Insane - January 9, 2012

She’s Isis the Cat from the Gary Seven episode. The whole “Assignment: Earth” thing is all coming together.

179. sassy - January 9, 2012

I’m going to be disappointed if Nurse Chapel isn’t in the sequel.

180. Pauln6 - January 10, 2012

I think Chapel and Rand are likely cameos. They did announce the supporting cast first time round so if we get no announcements things may not look great. Since Rand has appeared without ceremony or any formal introduction in the comic, a cameo by an actress with the same hairdo might be all we get.

181. chuckunit - January 10, 2012

Martin’s got it right. It’s an imperative to enhance Uhura’s backstory because she is so much a part of the heart of the Abramsverse …it’s a wealth of untapped potential, and Noel and Nazneen are good genre-friendly choices.

182. The Borg King - January 10, 2012

How about Lt. Ilia?(Not sure about the spelling).

183. Spock/Uhura Fan - January 11, 2012


Tell me about it; I was thinking that too. All of the casting news and the various Pegg stories are nice, but what about the cast? Not the supporting cast, but the cast. Zachary, Chris, Zoe, etc. What about them? :-/


I’d love to see something of Uhura’s backstory. :-)

184. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 11, 2012

Not to mention my own compatriot Karl Urban. I doubt he is still on holiday here in NZ, even though it is the summer holidays here at the moment. Schools and tertiary institutions are closed during January. Karl has a wife and two boys. Karl should be heading to LA by now, if he hasn’t done so already.

Of course, it could be that JJ has managed to give him extra time with his family before he has to be in the thick of it again, playing “them bones, them bones”…I hope Dr McCoy gets something interesting, a knotty medical conundrum to sort out, and if he doesn’t, then someone, if not all, is at risk! Dr Bones McCoy will find a solution, perhaps sadly losing some in the process, but not our heroes, especially my captain, because he is a medical *miracle worker* in the same way that Scotty is an engineering *miracle worker*

BTW, it is 12 January, 10.00am, here now… So Happy Birthday to Christopher Roberts, wherever you are.
(It is quite neat to be able to send people birthday, Christmas greetings etc twice because of the time differences.)

185. Photoddgrapher - June 6, 2012

Cumberbatch is Gary Seven http://i.imgur.com/Mccmv.jpg. Alice Eve is his secretary, Roberta Lincoln. Nazneen Contractor is ISIS and I have no idea who the hell the rest of them will play. The timeline for vulcan got screwed and may have caused a great deal of chaos with Earth. It would make sense that somehow Gary Seven appears in the timeline to do something that may be crazy and completely against all logical senses, but has to be done to preserve the timeline or at least correct a downward spiral and kirk and crew are trying to stop him. Kinda like the episode from TOS. Somehow the klingons are brought in, so I wouldn’t think that he would be the villain. Another thing that leads me to believe Cumberbatch is seven, is that you see Spock wokring quite hard to deliver the nerve pinch but Cumberbatch is not going down. Seven can resist the nerve pinch.

If I’m wrong, I’m wrong, it’ll be just like most other trek movies. However, this does seem to make sense with the choice of Cumberbatch and using Seven in the new movie. Seven was a great character that came and went with very little notice or fanfare, but certainly tons of mystery. The Star Trek books gave up more history and in a way he was linked to Khan because of his travels up and down the timeline. Interesting.

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