For today’s tidbits at T-49 days we will do something a little different and focus on a few new stories coming from the new two Spocks, Zachary Quinto and Leonard Nimoy. First off Mr. Nimoy has taken up the cause of Vulcan (Alberta, Canada). As for Mr. Quinto, it was just announced he will be reading the Star Trek audiobook, plus he appears in the new GQ.
Nimoy takes up cause of Vulcan (Alberta)
In the last ST09 Tidbits we reported that the two year long quest of the town of Vulcan, Alberta, Canada to land the premiere of the new Star Trek movie had come to an end with Paramount rejecting their request. But that is not the end of the saga, or not if Leonard Nimoy has anything to say about it. The original Vulcan was surprised to learn about the rejection and contacted town officials to implore them to not give up. Nimoy tells TrekMovie:
The people on Vulcan are disappointed that there will not be a screening in their namesake town. I would say “sad” but that would suggest emotion. One would think that Paramount could find a way to resolve this issue satisfactorily.
Nimoy has also given statements to Calgary Herald and Airlock Alpha voicing his support for the Vulcans. TrekMovie is trying to see if there is any flexibility back at Paramount on the decision,
but no word back yet.
UPDATE: Paramount has contacted TrekMovie to tell us that they are working with the town of Vulcan to find some way to do something with them, but they are still working out details. When those details are worked out, we will do another report.
Nimoy to Paramount: let my people go (to a premiere in Vulcan)
Quinto reading Star Trek Audiobook + book page length confirmed
Here is some great news for fans of audiobooks. Not only will the audiobook version of the adaptation of the Star Trek movie (written by the legendary Alan Dean Foster) be the first Trek audiobook in years, but it also has a big star reading it…none other than Mr. Spock himself Zachary Quinto. The news was just announced this this week by Simon and Schuster. And book fans will be happy to know the audiobook will be unabridged. It will be available on CD and as a download. The CD version can be pre-ordered from Amazon for $19.79.
In other book news, TrekMovie ahs confirmed that the final page count for the Star Trek novel is 288 pages. You can pre-order the book at Amazon for $10.20. There will be an ebook version as well.
Quinto reading audio book = logical
Quinto style – talks Ryder – wants in on SNL
Speaking of the new Spock, Zachary Quinto appears in the new issue of GQ Magazine, The actor is showing off raincoats, just in time for Spring showers. He also talked briefly to the magazine about the movie noting the curiosity that Winona Ryder plays his mother saying "she’s, like, five years older than me." Quinto also revealed that he really wants to get on SNL. Come on NBC, make it so…how about a Quinto/Pine hosting gig around say…um…May 8th?
That is it for this Vulcan specific Tidbits, but look for another general ST09 Tidbits in the coming days.