It is easy to lose count on the “Tom Cruise will be in Star Trek” rumors, but they are back again. On Thursday MSNBC reported Tom Cruise visited the set of Star Trek (something we reported in January). Even though the article noted it was “just a social call” the headline “Tom Cruise joining ‘Star Trek’ cast?” was very misleading (they also refered to Nimoy as ‘Dr. Spock’…geez).
Other supposedly legit news sites picked up on the MSNBC story and some even removed the question mark, creating the headline “Scoop: Tom Cruise Joining ‘Star Trek’ Cast.” These stories of course led to more speculation and rumors spreading across the interweb.
So once again…Tom Cruise is not in Star Trek. He is friends with JJ Abrams and a Trek fan. Like many other Hollywood folks he wanted to visit the set (more than once). That’s that…moving on.