For the 2009 Star Trek movie, director JJ Abrams and his team brought in the original Spock Leonard Nimoy to help build the bridge to the new crew and new movie universe. And now George Takei says (while attending ECCC over the weekend) he originally thought Abrams might look to another original Star Trek star to come on board for the sequel, he now believes there wont be any more TOS stars in future Abrams Trek films. Details below plus full video of George’s appearance at ECCC.
George Takei resigned to no cameos in JJ Abrams Star Trek sequel(s)
Takei’s comments about the new Star Trek sequel (and the one after that) come from comments he made while appearing at Emerald City Comic Con over the weekend. Takei noted:
Leonard (Nimoy) made a cameo in the first one, and I thought they would include the still-living one of us in the subsequent ones, but I think they made a policy decision they’re going to try to get away from that confusion, and the story track of bringing an old ancient Spock back. So they don’t have any cameos for any of us in the next one, and from what I understand, should there be another J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie (beyond the one currently being filmed), it will be without any of us.
But Takei is still optimistic about JJ Abrams Star Trek, having high praise for the 2009 film (and putting in a dig at William Shatner while at it):
I thought it was a terrific movie. It really had pace, and rhythm and action, and it had to be done with a younger cast. All of that running in the corridor, I can’t imagine Bill Shatner running.
George Takei after receiving a "It’s OK To Be Takei" sash from a fan at Emerald City Comic Con
You can watch Takei’s full appearance where he is interviewed by Danny Bonaduce , available on YouTube
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