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Bakula & Sirits Joke About Getting Into Next Star Trek Movie July 27, 2012

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Also showing up at the Saturn Awards was Star Trek alums Scott Bakula from Enterprise and Marina Sirtis from Next Generation. Both were asked about the new JJ Abrams Star Trek films and (of course) both said they would love to be part of the new feature films. Sirits also took issue with one element of the 2009 movie. Excerpts below.       



Bakula and Sirits On JJ Trek

As often happens, when veterans of Star Trek are being interviewed, they are asked what they think of the new Star Trek movies and would they like to be involved. Both Scott Bakula (Enterprise’s Capt. Archer) and Marina Sirits (TNG’s Troi) were at the Saturn Awards last night and it was Coming Soon that asked them the question on if they want to be in the next Trek, here is what they said (with a bit of jest from both):


"Of course! I love the new film! Are you kidding? They just have to ask. They have my number. I fax it regularly over to his (J.J. Abrams’) office. Is that wrong? Is that pandering? In uniform. Maybe that’s too much."


"I love the new films. I thought the kids were fantastic! Not crazy about them blowing up Vulcan. I was like, hold on a minute. Wasn’t Vulcan around when we were around? But I’m not going to argue with J.J. Would I like to be in the new films? Yes! That would be fabulous! I think that I should go over there as a counselor. They’re young, they need guidance. I can see myself putting them on the right path."



1. Red Dead Ryan - July 27, 2012

Why is it some of the previous actors (Shatner, Takei, Sirtis, et al) feel entitled to be in the new movies? They all had their time. It’s over for them!

New cast all the way!

2. CmdrR - July 27, 2012

RDR, they are kidding. Hell, anyone would love to be in a big movie. But, they’re also working the franchise, as they should, playing elder statesmen as it were.
Also… Marina can get me horizontal and counsel me anytime.

3. DeflectorDishGuy - July 27, 2012

@ #1

You can’t be serious. Forget these new kids. Bring back TNG! One more film to give them a proper goodbye! #ForgetNemesis!

4. Red Dead Ryan - July 27, 2012


Scott Bakula was clearly joking, as he never takes himself seriously, but Marina Sirtis is clearly jealous. Can’t blame her, as her character wasn’t well written in three of the four TNG movies, but its over for her.


Nope. As much as I love TNG, that cast has had their day. I just want to see the new cast from now on. As much as I enjoyed Leonard Nimoy passing the torch in the last movie, I don’t even want any more TOS cameos in the sequel. Not even Shatner. How many more “passings of the torch” do we need anyway?

5. RAO - July 27, 2012

I could see a brief scene (which would probably get cut) of an old Archer and (MILFy) T’Pol are shown as survivors at the Vulcan colony. Say in the same scene where, assuming the Nimoy rumors are true, Spock tells NuSpock about Khan.

6. Uberbot - July 27, 2012

Any of the old cast members from any series would be welcome as far as in concerned! Why not? They had Kelly, Nimoy, Lenard, and Muldaur on TNG…why not have some of the older series actors in the new films? At least a cameo!

I mean either way…doesn’t really matter but it’s not like I’d be offended if old cast members showed up!

7. Bob Tompkins - July 27, 2012

Good actors are good actors and can repurpose themselves into any role with just a little tuck here and there. However, I think Gates McFadden’s alterations are a little extreme. She was aging gracefully and would always be a beautiful woman, so I have to ask why she had the cosmetic surgery. She has that look about her face that many women have after the procedure… her features just don’t come together to equal the same person any more- just like what happened to Shat.
Jeffrey Combs is an excellent example of repurposing actors. Peter Weller, I am sure, will be another.
The more cameos [or outright casting] the better.

8. RAO - July 27, 2012

6. Don’t forget Doohan and Majel, and I’m sure there were others. I could see a scene with Picard and NuKirk… “I met an older version of you once. I could’ve sworn your eyes were brown, though…”

9. Red Dead Ryan - July 27, 2012


The problem here is that “Star Trek” is too often referencing its own past.

We didn’t see Michael Keaton or Adam West show up at any point in the “The Dark Knight” trilogy. We didn’t see Mark Hamill or Harrison Ford show up in the “Star Wars” prequels. Sean Connery hasn’t cameoed in any of the non-Connery-Bond movies.

I didn’t mind seeing cameos in Trek. Most of them were well done. But at some point, writers are going to have to move on instead of using previous actors/characters as story crutches.

10. Jon Spencer - July 27, 2012

I firmly believe that part of the beauty of Trek is in the sharing, the overlap! Who says who had their time? Let the stories decide. If a great story calls on actors from other series, then bring them all in! I thought it was awesome when Janeway made a cameo In Nemesis, (not to mention Geordi as captain in Voyager, et al.) and frankly, all of the actors from other series stepping in on the others. Just because we have a new series doesn’t mean we should ever discount the previous ones.

After all – space, time, and thought are one, right?

11. Chingatchkook - July 27, 2012

#1 @RedDeadRyan

You should look up the definition of facetious, dude. Sounds to me like Sirtis and Bakula were playing that card to the extreme.

12. Michael - July 27, 2012

Shaka, when the walls fell

13. LordOfTheArchons - July 27, 2012

They could do a cameo with Bakula as Admiral Archer near the end of the movie where he sees Scotty and asks “Have you seen my dog lately?” or “Where’s my dog?”. Then Scotty stammers a bit and says “Umm well Admiral…” then Archer says “I thought so” and walks away. Scotty then gives a big sigh of relief and looks at the little black eyed munchin from the first movie, who is looking at him and he says “What are you looking at?” and walks off.

14. Buzz Cagney - July 27, 2012

Two of the least interesting characters in the history of Trek. Why on earth would they put an appearance in?

15. Azrael - July 28, 2012

@9. Ah but Warwick Davis aka Wicket, did have a cameo in Phantom Menace. Adam West has given his voice to a number of animated Batman productions over the years (most recently as Batman’s father on Batman: The Brave and the Bold). Just sayin :)

16. Schultz - July 28, 2012

Bakula may have been joking here, but he (and Blalock) are the ones I could well envision in one of the new Star Trek films. As a Vulcan T’Pol wouldn’t have aged much anyway, and Bakula as an old Admiral Archer would really be a great addition. I’m not talking about real supporting roles, but I’d love to see these two again. Their characters are probably still around.

17. Jim Nightshade - July 28, 2012

Of course they were not being too serious–they know the reahlity-i am right in the middle on this debate and both sides make sense…..cameos when done right, do help us fans see a sense of continuence–admittedly soap opera like…i also like the inside jokes–info for fans like us to catch–i also think the new guys deserve to chart their own path–cameos n in jokes do nothing to harm the new movie for fans of the new movies only as they are not familiar with the old characters or understand the jokes like the tribble in the cage with scotty or the adm. archer mention…or even a pretty big moment for us fans when spock prime tells nukirk i have been n always shall be your friend..robert orci n alex were genius in their script adding these tidbits for us fans..the kobe maraschi test kirk took 3 times etc….enriches the story for us without slowing down anything…..i hope for more in the next sequel…as to which characters are the best to use…very subjective—i liked bakula as archer every season got better….always had a soft spot for marina—i admit her character not the best written -she was at her best when more vulnerable—she did have good chemistry with jonathon frakes and with majel as her mom….agree she was eye candy admittedly very beautiful but she was in a thankless role but not her fault–like wesley..blame the writers not the actors,…imho..

18. The ste - July 28, 2012

Still feel they should use Sirtis as the voice of the Enterprise’s computer in the next film

19. X - July 28, 2012

15 – Warwick Davis was hardly a cameo, more like a “blink and you miss it”.

20. Nick Cook - July 28, 2012

They were both joking. Anyone who thinks Sirtis was being serious needs a humour transplant.

21. trekkie77 - July 28, 2012

would be wonderful, if they mentioned them, just very short, and I mean T´pol and archer , just like with archer´s dog…..

Sirtis, well. they should had make a trek-movie with them again, a decent one….

and even a DECENT one with archer and co., with focus on the romulan-war, just told in the year 2171, with them being older…..

22. Uberbot - July 28, 2012

Whether they were kidding or not — and yes, I got the “humor” — my point was to those who were saying things like “Go away! You’ve had your day!”.
I don’t really agree with that position, therefore I had to post a reaction to it…

Yes, I am sure they were joking and realize their chances are probably slim to none of appearing in a new Trek film…

However, I love the idea of Marina doing the voice of the computer!! THAT, they should do!!

23. Nemesis was a great movie (apart from Troi) - July 28, 2012

One way to make a new movie really really boring would be the have Troi in it, she always has been boring and trait, damn she even ruins Titan for me, Riker would be so much more interesting if Troi just died.

And Marina’s comment “I was like, hold on a minute. Wasn’t Vulcan around when we were around?” looks woman it’s a parallel universe get over it and get over yourself, worming your way in would push me away and others I know, popping in at the end of Enterprise took away any meaning the show had for its own crew to spotlight you.

24. Sebastian S. - July 28, 2012

Still think Sirtis could do the computer voice.

It’d be fitting, since her ‘mom’ (the late Majel Barrett) did so in the previous film (which was nice, by the way). They can mention the computer was refit when they were at Earth….

25. denny cranium - July 28, 2012

@ 13-
Would love to see that scene.

26. Sebastian S. - July 28, 2012

# 23

She didn’t WRITE the series’ finale of Enterprise, OK? Lighten up….

And a lot of people had issues with imploding Vulcan. I’m not one of them, but I can see where many others would have issue with it; no need to assume it’s the actress trying to ‘worm her way’ into the new franchise…

27. Riker's Mailbox - July 28, 2012

I didn’t have a problem with them blowing up Vulcan in the new timeline so much as I had a real problem with blowing up Romulus in the TOS/TNG timeline. I thought that was selfish, especially since JJ and co. will never revisit the original timeline again and some other creative entity might. The only reason to blow up Romulus was to provide Nero with motivation for taking revenge on Spock. They could have given him a much simpler thing to be angry about. My two cents.

28. SelorKiith - July 28, 2012

I’m way more interested in that gian pr0n-stache Bakula is sporting there in the pic then in what they say…

29. Spockchick - July 28, 2012

@28. He can come round and fix my boiler any time.

30. Dom - July 28, 2012

27. Riker’s Mailbox: ‘I thought that was selfish, especially since JJ and co. will never revisit the original timeline again and some other creative entity might.’

‘Selfish’ would have been Spock and the Narada crew being the sole survivors of the annihilation of the entire ‘Prime’ universe (although there’s nothing actually on screen to say that didn’t happen!) I can’t see what’s wrong with shaking things up a bit.

Frankly, TNG and its cohorts ought to have indulged in some mass slaughter a bit more often (not counting Homeward where the Enterprise crew indulge in ‘negligent genocide!’)

I’ve no desire to see the old cast of any of the shows back now: the new series needs to be its own entity.

That said, an animated tale of Spock Prime and Kirk Prime on the Vulcan refugee colony would be a fun production to see! ;)

31. trekkie77 - July 28, 2012

not true,

We know that by flying into the ´´wormhole´´ spock saved HIS universe, not destroyed , and I believe that.

Hopefully someone will ´´go back ´´ to the Prime-universe someday, would´t mind it, even though I like the new Universe, but still……………

32. Ian Hayden - July 28, 2012

There should be a scene in one of the sequels where Nyota Uhura visits her grandmother, played, of course, by Nichelle Nichols.
That would be fun to see.

33. Thomas Thøgersen - July 28, 2012

I just read orci´s statement, that both Universe´s does exist side by side, but we all know that, but the best web-page for info is Memory-alpha :-)

34. trekkie77 - July 28, 2012

It was already an Idea, but rejected but JJA & Co., but, would had been great yes:-)

35. (The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - July 28, 2012

Just saw Gates… MAN does she look scary. Way too much work! She was so beautiful! Now she looks like Joan Rivers.

36. trekkie77 - July 28, 2012

Yeah, its kind of strange that they now are the old ones, just like Shatner and co.

those in the middle are ds9 and voy, the youngest are (still) Bakula & Co, and the juniors are pine and co.

kind of strange………………….right??

37. Aaron R. - July 28, 2012

27. Riker’s Mailbox — Doing any less would have not had the same “epic” level and feel. JJ doesn’t work in mediocrity and never will. JJ wants huge, epic level quest and character. Could they have done it without getting rid of Romulus? Yes… But it would not have had the same resonance… Say it was just Nero’s family that had been killed… Would have been much more shallow and selfish. Doing it the way they did gave Nero both the epic level psychopathic rage as well as the heroin for his now gone peoplesort of thing. Not only for selfish reasons but also for his people. Imagine what Kirk would do if Earth were destroyed. All bets would be off and if someone was even remotely responsible and he had the ability he would be on a terrible war path just like Nero. To hell with regs and orders Earth is gone.

I like the idea of admiral Archer on a screen giving orders like Janeway in Nemesis.

What I really want to see is the nu-verse by the time it gets to TNG era etc. I am operating on Sound of Thunder type mindset here where the further away from history being altered the more drastic the effects. I would love to see next gen era stuff (non next gen cast except cameos) in the nu-verse. I am liking the idea of the universe just going down hill and becoming a very dark and warlike place. Example – The peace loving UFP president is ousted for a more militaristic one after the Vulcan Incident and of course the citizens of the federation are more on edge and it was Romulans who did it so relations with Romulus are even more strained. With the military regime in office and tensions strained we are set up for another far more terrible Romulan war (that never happened in prime universe) Kirk and co are of course in the fray. Now as far as the nu-verse by the time next gen era roles around… Well whos to say that starfleet even one that war? Perhaps the federation is now much smaller and challened on every front. What if the more peace loving members are gone or were conquered by the Romulans… As a writer I would love to delve into the future of the JJ Verse because the options are wide open… and thats what he intended.

38. Aaron R. - July 28, 2012

Excuse the types please I just got off a 22 hour flight ;)

39. Aaron R. - July 28, 2012

Ahhh… In another life I might have called you friend….

40. Chris Roberts - July 28, 2012

I think we safely assume we’ll never see Admiral Archer…

Secretly hopes to be proven wrong ;)

41. Chris Roberts - July 28, 2012

40. EDIT – I think we can

42. Legate Damar - July 28, 2012

It wouldn’t really make sense for Counselor Troi to be in the new movie, but they should Definetly bring back an elderly Admiral Archer. Or bring back T’pol on the Vulcan colony that the original Spock was setting up.

43. (The Late) Richard Dawson's Ruffled Shirt - July 28, 2012

or not.

44. J_Randomuser - July 28, 2012

I will say the idea of Sirtis doing the voice of the computer on the nuTrek is a fantastic one. It think that would be a nice nod to the prime folks, without it drowning in “shtick” like another cameo from a prime universe character would.

As far as Archer goes, love the actor and the character, but I think it would really be pointless at this juncture. On a certain level, I feel like it would come off us pandering to us. And let’s face it, part of what JJ-Trek so amazing was that limited (.. but tastefully done) pandering.

45. J_Randomuser - July 28, 2012

**”…come off _AS_ pandering to us.”***

46. Jack - July 28, 2012

They got asked the question, for Pete’s sake. How does that make either of them entitled? Actors want to work.

47. Jack - July 28, 2012

That said, I pray nightly for no cameos from TOS, TNG, TAS, or any other show (Friends, Oprah, Jersey Shore). Especially not Enterprise — the beagle bit was forced enough.

48. rose by any other name - July 29, 2012

Interesting to read what one prays about…

Personally, I thought that mentioning Admiral Archer’s prized beagle getting lost in one of young Scotty’s transporter experiments was a nice touch.

(The kea seems to have flown off – maybe she’ll return, maybe not)

49. Dom - July 29, 2012

31. trekkie77: ‘not true,

We know that by flying into the ´´wormhole´´ spock saved HIS universe, not destroyed , and I believe that.’

There’s nothing on screen to say that: to a layman the impression given is that Spock and the Narada fell back in time and changed history.

Bob Orci and co, along with some licensees, have used MWI to placate a minority of fans who can’t cope, psychologically, with the idea that Trek got rebooted, but most of the viewing audience won’t care a hoot, so there was no need address it in the film.

I see the ST09 film as being set in a Fringe-style alt-universe (hence why I don’t want to see any ENT characters in the film) but someone else might see it as a divergent timeline.

End of the day, none of it’s that big a deal: we get o make up our own minds.

50. RAO - July 29, 2012

You know, I never liked the blowing up of Vulcan, from a storytelling and creative point of view. But that shot of Vulcan imploding and the enterprise emerging into the silence? Amazing work. But they could’ve achieved the same thing with Nero blowing up another planet where a peace conference was being held (an opportunity to use those awesome custom test of TOS villains) which of course Sarek and his wife would be delegates. Instead they changed literal physical parts of the Spock character (which logically wasn’t physically affected by the disruption, like Kirk) such as Pon Farr. Where do salmon go if they can’t swim back to their origin? That’s one of those little things I wish Commodore Orci could’ve talked Admiral Abrams into doing “for the fans” who are still the ones keeping the lights on. I wish the crew names of the ones who immediately got replaced (Dr. Purée, Hannity, Olsen, and the dude with lungworms) were named after some of the crew from “The Cage.” I’ve always wondered if the original canon crew and the TOS crew sortof integrated before Kirk took command, or if the entire crew changed except Spock.

51. ME!! - July 29, 2012

Apparently, Marina failed to understand the concept of the quantum mechanics aspect of the story.

It’s an alternate Trek universe/history thanks to interference by Nero. The timeline her character is from is the “Prime” Trek universe where nothing has changed from what we’re familiar with.

52. Negotiator - July 29, 2012

# 1 through 51
You are all wrong.
The only opinion that matters is mine.

53. rose by any other name - July 29, 2012

#50 – “such as Pon Farr. Where do salmon go if they can’t swim back to their origin? That’s one of those little things I wish Commodore Orci could’ve talked Admiral Abrams”

I would tend to think that Vulcans are a little more sophisticated than salmon in the makeup and therefore more adaptable. Salmon in the wild do go back to where they were spawned to breed, but if they can’t because they are enclosed on a farm, they are still able to breed (I assume, naturally) – hence salmon farms. In other words, they go where the conditions are most similar to what they have come from.

54. Azrael - July 29, 2012

@50. It was stated on at least one episode of Voyager that Vulcans have several other options. First of course they can take a mate, second they can engage in a special kind of meditation, third they can engage in combat against another (in the case of the young Vulcan on Voyager he had to fight his prospective mate B’Elanna Torres). The only real reason McCoy thought Spock absolutely had to return to Vulcan is because, like all Vulcans of his era, Spock refused to discuss Pon Farr with non-Vulcans, which is yet another thing Berman screwed up on Enterprise, along with forgetting that only Vulcan MALES undergo Pon Farr.

55. Chris Roberts - July 29, 2012

I still say should’ve had a cameo from Bakula, in old age make-up as Archer. They wouldn’t even need to name him, as they hadn’t when DeForest did TNG “Encounter at Farpoint”. Just a quick appearance and that’s far more subtle than a joke about a Beagle.

56. - July 30, 2012

They won’t have Scott do a cameo and he is the only one who’s character would make sense.

It would cost money to do it that really would not throw one extra butt on a seat.

I think the idea of a counsellor who was an emotional mess was a mistake when creating the character. Picard no doubt agreed as he took more counsel from his bartender.

57. Chris Roberts - July 30, 2012

Oh yeah. I completely get that it costs money… what doesn’t? But considering pretty much anybody who’s anybody got to drop by the set. Some even got little cameos and say a sentence in the movie – well known faces in tiny roles… Paul (Stargate Atlantis) McGillion, or even just provide a voiceover easter egg like Wil Wheaton.

Cost of a unnamed eldery Admiral, being given a guided tour of the brand new Enterprise, or just at a viewing port watching her depart on a mission? Priceless.

58. Chris Roberts - July 30, 2012

I totally that too many things like that, can be pandering or just there for the fans of a preceeding Star Trek generation, but I honestly don’t think something like I described would’ve been the straw that broke the camel’s back at all. It’s less noticable and offensive, and more honourable, than a joke about losing a dog…

59. Chris Roberts - July 30, 2012

EDIT – I totally GET

60. Damian - July 30, 2012

I agree with Red Dead Ryan mostly about not having cameos with 2 possible exceptions. One, I wouldn’t really mind an Archer cameo (a sending off sort of cameo) mainly because TATV was probably the most unsatisfying finale of Star Trek. It might provide a more fitting send off for what was an otherwise good season of Enterprise.

Also, I would not necessarily have a problem with an actor playing another unrelated role if they were right for the role.

But at the same time, I don’t get the impression a lot of the actors feel entitled. Most are just answering the same inane questions that keeps getting asked “So, if JJ asked you to play a part would you.” They’d be an idiot if they said no and people here would be trashing them for not wanting to be in the new movie. The only one that seems to feel entitled is William Shatner. Most of the other actors are just saying, sure they would say yes, but at the same time they are not holding their breath.

61. - July 30, 2012

I hear what you are saying Chris but i don’t think the payoff would really appeal to a large enough segment of the fan base.

If Archer had the same appeal as Picard or Data (even though he lost his mojo in the movies) then definitely but his appeal is limited.

Perhaps a lab scene where a young scientist is working on creating an android much to the ridicule of others and a mould for a face that is data’s on a desk in the background would work. I could see that pleasing fans without taking up screen time.

62. Red Dead Ryan - July 30, 2012


I understand that idiot media folks keep asking everybody if they’d like to be in the sequel. But I think those previous Trek actors could flat out say “I do not want, nor expect, to be in the sequel”. They can also tell the interviewer ahead of time not to ask if he/she wants to be in the sequel.

I believe Patrick Stewart had flat-out said he didn’t want to be in the sequel, and now no one asks him. It’s because he said he’s happy with what he accomplished with Picard and feels he is finished.

63. Basement Blogger - July 30, 2012

Hey Marina, the 2009 movie created a parallel universe. So in your timeline, Vulcan still exists. And I agree that they should not have blown up Vulcan. But it does create an interesting plot point for the Abrams universe. Does humanity dominate the Federation? That was covered in the videogame Mass Effect regarding the rapid rise of humanity in the galaxy.

Anyway, it’s great to see and hear from you. The same goes for Scott Bakula. I miss Enterprise.

64. Azrael - July 30, 2012

@58. See I dislike Archer enough that the fate of his dog was FAR more satisfying and interesting to me than any amount of screen time given to Bakula would ever have been. About the only thing that comes close is the way everything fell apart for mirror Archer and he turned into a whining b-tch before Hoshi killed him.

65. rose by any other name - July 30, 2012

I don’t mind Archer or his beagle. I enjoyed seeing that dog.

I have already suggested what I see as being a rather nice cameo scene a while back while Bob Orci was describing contributors here as being his “consultants” (Should we believe him? I’d like to…). It had an elderly Admiral Archer offering the new Captain Kirk one of his much prized beagle puppies to become USS Enterprise mascot.

Who knows – perhaps we might see such a scene in the sequel. It would be a nice touch…

66. Azrael - July 30, 2012

I did not even like Picard’s fish, there is no reason whatsoever for a dog to be on a starship, and the fact that Archer was potentially wlling to start an interstellar war over that ugly pile of flea bait is a perfect example of why he was a sh-t captain.

67. Azrael - July 30, 2012

The only Star Trek pet I liked was Spot (Data’s cat) and that was because of the things she did to those crewmembers Data asked to watch her when he had to leave the ship.

68. Vultan - July 30, 2012


Not a dog person, eh?

69. Azrael - July 30, 2012

@68. This is true, :)

70. Thomas - July 31, 2012

#56 — “Picard no doubt agreed as he took more counsel from his bartender.”

That’s a cameo I hadn’t thought of before. It would be possible because she was born long before the parallel universe/alternate timeline/… was split off. She’s also the character that would have a foot in the door for interacting with/returning to the Prime universe. There is far more to her than could be imagined according to Q and Data suspects El-Aurians can perceive alternate timelines. That gives enough options to explore without having to bring in the Nexus.

(And speaking of Q, if they use him to restore the Prime universe with a snap of his finger they should be punched in the deflector dish.)

71. RAO - July 31, 2012

70. Great idea for books and maybe even TV/animated, but these movies aren’t made for Trekkies or Trekers or Trekettes (for the Voyager fan). It’s made for “mass audiences” which of course means the 18-34 crowd. The oldest of which would’ve been 16 when TNG went off the air, the youngest not even have been born. How many do you think even know/care who Guinan or Q are? The only way I could see ANY crossovers from TNG would be maybe a future film that “ends” the series with an older Admiral Picard recreating the wormhole to “correct the universe” but that’s so stupid it’d never see the light of day.

72. The Professor - July 31, 2012

I would love to see as many Trek actors as possible in cameo roles. Not where they were the characters they played, but just in the background somewhere. So we can all say hey there is the actress that played T’pring in TOS or wasn’t that guy the Gorn?

73. Orb of the Emissary - July 31, 2012

I can see Scott Bakula as an elderly Adm. Archer in the movie, to bridge the gap between ENT and TOS, since ENT was not affected by Nero’s time travel alterations in the previous movie. Troi, not so much- unless she goes undercover once again as Major Rakal of the Tal Shiar and helps the Romulan underground retrieve Spock Prime from the alternate universe! ;-)

74. CommanderDJ - July 31, 2012

I see Spock Prime as a guiding hand showing them which missions would be critical to the survival of the federation – remember – we are off the normal arc, and there are many issues that need ‘fixing’ . HOWEVER, we know the future Federation has ‘time cops’. Why arent they fixing things themselves? Maybe things are better in the future with no Romulus or Vulcan?

75. CommanderDJ - July 31, 2012

ooohhh,, I see it now – the next series…

STAR TREK 2900 – Time Cops

with Jean Claude Van Damme

76. Xplodin_Nacelle - August 1, 2012

I would love for Paramount to do crossover features bridging the gap between Nemesis, & JJ Trek, ala the”Countdown” series. It makes logical sense (pun intended) since Orci, & Kurtzman already declared the comics are canon.

77. rose by any other name - August 2, 2012

#74 There is nothing to fix!

78. Azrael - August 2, 2012

@74. Uhh, the Prime timeline lost Romulus, but not Vulcan. The Alternate timeline lost Vulcan, but not Romulus. Neither timeline has lost both, and while the Vulcans of the Alternate timeline are at a dangerously low population, there is no reason to suppose they will die out by the 24th Century, come on we already know Sarek specifically lived that long in the Prime timeline. The Romulan Empire, while in turmoil, and facing open rebellion from the Remans, is still alive as well in the Prime timeline setting of Star Trek online, set something over 20 years after Ambassador Spock was lost.

Aside from that, the specific temporal theory being used in the Abrams Trek films does not allow you to “fix” the timeline, any tampering will simply result in yet another alternate timeline.

79. MC1 Doug - August 4, 2012

Methinks a lots of the postings in here took this topic far more seriously than did either Marina or Scott.


80. MC1 Doug - August 4, 2012

Anyone who has seen Marina at a ST convention knows just how self-deprecating and humorous she can be.

81. Phil K - August 5, 2012

I agree with RDR – new actors all the way.
Like the idea of still using old Spock alongside new Spock. Use the legend as long as he’s around !!!
Pike was fine as Kirk, new Spock was fine. Karl Urban was superb as McCoy. The star of the show. Shows – play British Commonwealth actors, and they’ll sparkle. Which is why I’m VERY disappointed in Simon Pegg. He’s great, but awful as Scotty.

82. Charles E. Higgins - August 5, 2012

Actually Admiral Archer was mentioned in Star Trek 2009 so Bakula could come back aged with makeup for that role. Shatner passed the torch to Picard in Star Trek Generations. Let that be the last of the old Captain Kirk. Marina Sirtis needs to look at the movie again. The destruction of Vulcan occurred in an alternate timeline to the Original Series, Next Generation, Deep Space 9 and Voyager.
So with an alternate time line comes a new future and JJ Abrams is going to do what he wants to do with it. He seems to respect that the original characters were fated to come together as they did originally and again in the new time line. Let’s watch and enjoy.

83. Jack - August 5, 2012

I take it all back. A Guinan cameo would be swell — if written well.

84. Khan was Framed! - August 5, 2012

I’d love to see them bump into Emony Dax.

That is one of the only characters from the later series that would make sense for Kirk & crew to meet in their era.

In fact, I believe she has a fling with Bones.

It’s about time that Bones got some.

Dax all the way.

85. Harry - August 12, 2012

I think it would be great if the Enterprise is sent to investigate some sort of disturbance and find several ships caught in some sort of energy current (somewhat like the Nexxus) or some sort of wormhole…as they valiantly try to save the ships Kirk is forced to make a decision that will save several ships but sacrifice the one nearest the disturbance…as the Enterprise escapes from the danger Kirk asks if they were able to identify the lost ship…”Yes Captain, it has been identified as– the S S Botany Bay” TOS fans will salivate and will offer a new reason for Khan hatred of Kirk in the new Trek universe timeline

86. Harry - August 12, 2012

I agree with Phil K #81…Karl Urban was FANTASTIC!… Seemed as if he was channeling DeForest Kelley…He made the movie for me. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.