And yet another update on Star Trek from yesterday’s TCA’s. E Online caught up with Star Trek (and Fringe) executive producer Bryan Burk who said of Zachary Quinto’s performance as Spock will “make you cry,” but it was additional comments from director JJ Abrams that raise an eyebrow, ‘fascinating’-style
JJ Abrams may be saying that his Star Trek is not a parody, but apparently his Spock is bringing the funny:
Zachary brought a gravity and an incredible sense of humor, which is a wonderful combination because the Spock character is deceivingly complicated. And the revelation for me in watching the movie was that he’s extraordinary. He was doing things I didn’t even realize while we were shooting. These amazing things that sort of track the story.
This might not be that surprising actually. Even though Vulcans are known for their stoicism, Leonard Nimoy probably gets some of the best laughs from both the Star Trek series and films. Of course not everyone appreciates Spock’s wit.