George Takei thinks the new Spock, actor Ethan Peck, in the out-of-this-world show Star Trek: Discovery is “quite sexy”.
Back in the day, George Takei played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series. While working on the show, his character served with original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, on the USS Enterprise. Recently, Takei took to Twitter to share some opinions on the new, young Spock.
“The new Spock on Discovery, Ethan Peck, is quite sexy,” Takei tweeted.
The new Spock on Discovery, Ethan Peck, is quite sexy.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 9, 2019
Takei expressed his opinions of Discovery before Peck joined the cast. He revealed he thought it was a return to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s original vision for the franchise.
“I like it,” Takei said. “It’s getting back to Gene Roddenberry’s idea of infinite diversity in infinite combinations — and the use of sci-fi as a metaphor for current issues. With J.J. Abrams’ (films), we got way off the tracks — great space operas, all that running through corridors, zipping through space. And I envied John Cho getting that skydive. But that was it — you didn’t have that other dimension, the real throbbing heart of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek.”
As Discovery is a prequel to The Original Series, Peck portrays a variant of Spock that is much younger than Nimoy’s version of the character.
“Well I think a lot of that work was done for me in the writing,” Peck told ComicBook.com during an interview. “I think we see an internal life and dialogue of Spock that we haven’t seen before that is highly emotional. He is really dealing with his human emotions at this point and so I guess you could say there are liberties taken with the amount of information shared about his internal life. But I don’t think it strays from who he is quintessentially. Which is, he is a human. And so that’s always been there. When I look at Nimoy’s performance in The Original Series, I see he was deeply empathetic, but chooses to operate on a logical level, as opposed to an emotional, perhaps histrionic level, which people tend to do in situations that are unknown or can be frightening. So I think we’ll see a lot more emotion in Spock in season two of Discovery.”
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