I went, boldly.


May 20, 2009 by sandwichcontrol

Last night, Pancake Land and I, in our no television state of boredom, went to see the new Star Trek film. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Pancake Land thought it was an entertaining movie, despite her less than enthusiastic views on science fiction. It was not until this morning when something dawned on me. Zachary Quinto, the actor who plays as the young Spock, also plays the character Sylar on the television series Heroes. George Takei, the actor best known for his performances as Commander Hikaru Sulu, also plays the role of Kaito Nakamura on the show Heroes. Coincidence? I, like God, do not play with dice and I don’t believe in coincidences. What does it mean? I have no idea. Probably that Sylar talked to Sulu on set about how big a fan he was and Sulu was like “Damn! You look like Spock! Call my friend he’ll give you the part.” You know what? Who cares? I don’t because they ended up making a great flick. Their casting director should win an Oscar for that shit. Winona Fucking Ryder?! Tyler Fucking Perry?! I really expected to see Peter Coyote before the thing was over. I really could not have asked for a better group of actors to play the original crew. You’ve got Darwin from Smoking Aces as Kirk, Sylar as Spock, Eomer as Bones, Anamaria from Pirates of the Caribbean as Uhura, Harold from Harold and Kumar as Sulu, Charlie Bartlett as Chekov, and Shawn (of the dead) as Scotty. Brilliant. If you have not seen it, pawn your kids off on Gramma and go see it. Or you can call me and I’ll tell you everything that happened and you can just pretend to have seen it. Live long and prosper and whatnot. ~SC


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