Star Trek Sequel (2013): George Takei Confirms No Original Cast Appearances
Back in December we first heard that there will be no cameos of the original crew of the Enterprises in the upcoming Star Trek sequel.
Of course Trekkies know that Leonard Nimoy reprised his role as Spock for the 2009 film.
But it seems those days are past us, as now George Takei, the original Sulu, has also stated there will be no cameos in Star Trek 2 — or beyond.
"Leonard (Nimoy) made a cameo in the first one, and I thought they would include the still-living one of us in the subsequent ones, but I think they made a policy decision they’re going to try to get away from that confusion, and the story track of bringing an old ancient Spock back," Takei told Danny Bonaduce at the recent Emerald City Comic Con. "So they don’t have any cameos for any of us in the next one, and from what I understand, should there be another J.J. Abrams Star Trek movie (beyond the one currently being filmed), it will be without any of us."
And regarding the first J.J. Abrams Star Trek, Takei had the following to say:
"I thought it was a terrific movie. It really had pace, and rhythm and action, and it had to be done with a younger cast. All of that running in the corridor, I can’t imagine Bill Shatner running."
So with no appearances by the original crew, does that open the door for — Star Trek: The Next Generation?!
The as-of-yet unnamed Star Trek sequel has a May 17th, 2013 release date in 3D, is directed by J.J. Abrams and stars Chris Pine as Capt. James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, Karl Urban as Leonard "Bones" McCoy, Zoe Saldana as Nyota Uhura, Simon Pegg as Scotty, Anton Yelchin as Pavel Chekov, John Cho as Hikaru Sulu and Benedict Cumberbatch as an unnamed villain..
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