New Star Trek Sequel Behind Scenes Photos – Do Vulcans Sneeze?

A few more photos from behind the scenes on a location shoot for the Star Trek sequel have shown up online, featuring Zachary Quinto in Spock make-up, featuring the actor having a moment and answer the question: What does it look like when a Vulcan sneezes. Quinto is also wearing what could be another uniform variant, check it out below. 


Quinto sneezes in possible uniform variant from Star Trek sequel shoot

The latest images from the Star Trek sequel location shooting come from X-17 agency via The Daily Mail) and they feature Zachary Quinto in full Spock makeup, sneezing while behind the scenes.  

Do Vulcans sneeze?

Quinto is wearing the standard undershirt for the Starfleet uniform, which is the same shirt Kirk wore for most of the 2009 Star Trek movie. It could be that he just hasn’t put on his blue science tunic over this shirt or he will appear without it at some point in the film. He is also pictured wearing grey trousers which are different than the standard dark grey/black uniform pants. It is possible this combo is a uniform variant for Spock in the 2013 sequel, or perhaps he was just half dressed.

Nice pants

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April 29, 2012 8:18 pm

See. I told you all. It is Khan!

April 29, 2012 8:25 pm


Well, it’s obvious now.
You were right. I was wrong. [sigh]

Red Dead Ryan
April 29, 2012 8:28 pm

It looks like Quinto is wearing his own pants and shoes. His pants look like suit pants, and the shoes look like dress shoes. Could be wrong though.

Commodore Redshirt
April 29, 2012 8:30 pm

Those are Men’s Warehouse pants! You’re gonna like the way this movie looks, I guarantee it!

April 29, 2012 8:31 pm

There are pics of Chris Pine using the same shirt/trousers combination. I think it’s a full set of uniforms.

Obviously, Khan.

Red Dead Ryan
April 29, 2012 8:33 pm

Also, it could be that they are filming a camping scene in an RV park. Spock, Kirk, and McCoy are going to sit around the barbeque wearing a mix of Starfleet and civilian clothing singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat…” while enjoying some beans ‘n’ bourbon.

After defeating Khan, of course. :-)

April 29, 2012 8:42 pm

@6. And marsh-mellons too, I hope! ;)

Commodore Redshirt
April 29, 2012 8:45 pm

Kudau du (Vulcan for “Bless You”) via the Vulcan Language Dictionary www (dot) starbase-10 (dot) de/vld/

Sebastian S.
April 29, 2012 8:47 pm

# 1. MJ~

# 2. Vultan~

Yes, I see it now; there was a lot of spoilers in that sneeze. And those gray pants. Why yes… it could ONLY be Khan! ;-D

April 29, 2012 8:49 pm

Who is the woman with the tail? Is (a much older for some reason) M’ress in this one?

April 29, 2012 8:51 pm

(oh – KIDDING.)

Red Dead Ryan
April 29, 2012 8:52 pm


That’s a dog beside her.

April 29, 2012 8:52 pm

can u say KHAN

April 29, 2012 9:03 pm

Man, he really does look like a young Nimoy in that picture.

Sebastian S.
April 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Instead of wearing a possible uniform variant, maybe they were just shooting Quinto from the waist up and didn’t need a full costume change? Just a guess.

But I can’t imagine Quinto voluntarily wearing those pants himself… ;-D

# 14

And yes, William. The resemblance is downright uncanny.

moauvian waoul - aka: seymour hiney
April 29, 2012 9:15 pm

Damn, it is Khan. Uncanny.

April 29, 2012 9:26 pm

Like #5 said there are more pics from this same day and Chris Pine is wearing the same style pants as Quinto.

Sebastian S.
April 29, 2012 9:28 pm

# 17

# 5

You’re right; I forgot that Pine was seen wearing these same trousers. My guess is it’s part of some new dress uniform….

April 29, 2012 9:31 pm


April 29, 2012 9:41 pm


She is. But, that is an actor portraying a member of a caninoid species that was involved in a long interplanetary war with the Caitians. It is also going to be a crewman on the bridge.

There will be considerable tension, for dramatic purposes, between the two.


Red Dead Ryan
April 29, 2012 9:48 pm


So what you’re saying is, the next movie is going to the dogs?

April 29, 2012 9:54 pm

Wait, Vulcans sneeze? I’d pay to hear the Vulcans give a logical explanation for that!

moauvian waoul - aka: seymour hiney
April 29, 2012 9:59 pm


April 29, 2012 10:01 pm

Could just be him doing an awful De Niro impression.

April 29, 2012 10:03 pm


The Snob
April 29, 2012 10:03 pm

#14 Yes, I can say Khan:

captain spock
April 29, 2012 10:07 pm
April 29, 2012 10:16 pm

@25. Fake.

Dr. Cheis
April 29, 2012 11:02 pm

Photographer probably missed 5 details that would have spoiled elements of the film, just so he could get Spock sneezing.

I approve.

April 29, 2012 11:11 pm

I’m glad we’ve turned the Khan thing into a joke. The first few posts made me laugh.

April 29, 2012 11:11 pm

@26 The Snob:

wh… what is that?!?! Is that real…? If it isn’t you or whomever did a great job on it…!

April 29, 2012 11:30 pm

26 you might want to photoshop out spyglass logo from the poster, since the company doesnt exsist anymore after being folded into MGM

April 30, 2012 12:33 am

Pon farr orgasm face !

April 30, 2012 2:04 am

I know that face.

It’s the “I left the house this morning but I forget to switch the iron off” face.

La Reyne d'Epee
April 30, 2012 2:05 am

Who cares about plot spoilers.
Or Khan.
Or adherence to classic physics.
We need to know what the trousers look like.

April 30, 2012 2:36 am

Actually if you watch the commentary of the 2009 film with JJ they mention that they almost put the Botany Bay at the end of the film. Pretty sure it’s Khan.

April 30, 2012 2:44 am

It’s not Khan, it’s Garth! Actually Capt. Garth revisioned in a Khan sense. Kirk and crew have to take on a more experienced Starfleet crew gone rogue.

April 30, 2012 2:57 am

It’s not the tribble fur; it’s that frakkin’ dander.

April 30, 2012 2:58 am

Why do you guys keep grabbing any clue and calling it Khan?

What, engineering is in a Bud plant, so now the Botany Bay is a Winnebago?

April 30, 2012 3:49 am

How do you work out it is Khan from these pics?

April 30, 2012 4:36 am

On another board someone called him ‘Zachary Squinto’ in reference to these pics. Made me chuckle. :-)

P Technobabble
April 30, 2012 4:46 am

Are those pants Gucci? Yves Saint-Laurent? standard Wal-Mart issue?

April 30, 2012 4:55 am

You guys are really making me laugh today!! :D That goes double for #29,Dr.Cheis,#34,Christopher Roberts,and #38,CmdrR!! :) And #26,Snob,that’s an awesome poster!! :) The fact that Spock could be ‘half dressed’ in this movie excites me!! :)

Alf, in pog form
April 30, 2012 5:20 am

@26 The Snob

Clicked your link and was confronted with the last thing I expected. Most excellent!

Alf, in pog form
April 30, 2012 5:50 am

…and yes, the picture leaked from the set in the link below proves it’s going to be Khan….

Anthony Thompson
April 30, 2012 6:08 am

The one link between all these leaked photos is that they all have featured Quinto. I wonder if one of his companions or reps is doing this?

The Snob
April 30, 2012 6:10 am

#43 & 45: thanks.

Here’s an updated version with a few minor tweeks…

April 30, 2012 6:10 am

cumberpatch needs to work out to be khan.

April 30, 2012 6:35 am

I like the uniform variations- it makes more sense to have such things. The subdued delta shield on his shirt is especially interesting- real military units do that as well.

Really looking forward to the movie. And if I’m reading Zach’s tweets correctly, he’s about done.

April 30, 2012 6:38 am

45 – LOL. Nice.