I ran into three different Trek writer and producing vets today at Comic Con and had quick moments to get reactions on the news Zachary Quinto is the new Spock and Leonard Nimoy will be joining him in the new Star Trek movie. Here is what they had to say.
Ron Moore (TNG, DS9, ST: GEN)
[Quinto] is a great choice…sure why not? I am curious who they pick for Kirk. I think they should go with an unknown…somebody we have never hears of.
Ira Steven Behr (DS9) [who didn’t know the news until I told him]
I dunno…I am glad that Nimoy is doing it, I mean why not? Anytime you see a 75 year old actor working that is a good thing. But I don’t know who Quinto is, you’d have to point him out to me.
[note in my last interview with Behr he pointed out that he didn’t watch a lot of TV and only watched a few select shows]
Bryan Fuller (VOY) [who was just beaming on the news]
I’m so excited I can’t tell you. I just love. Zach is just perfect for Spock
Also at the Heroes panel producer Jeph Loeb (who actually never worked Trek) introduced Zachary Quinto saying "he is rejoining us and will be bringing to the lexicon ‘live long and prosper’ in the new Star Trek." And with that packed hall of thousands of Heroes fans just went wild, probably the loudest ovation of any of the other cast members.