Recasting a world-famous and widely influential role is never a simple task, no matter how obvious or easy a perfectly-cast actor may make it seem in retrospect. "Star Trek" has had great success (and luck!) in this department over the years, most famously with Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk, Zachary Quinto as Spock, and the rest of the cast put together by J.J. Abrams for the recent reboot trilogy. Those movies had an easier time justifying such a wholesale recast, however, thanks to the timeline shenanigans that allowed the 2009 film to serve as a reboot, a prequel, and even a quasi-sequel all at the same time. The presence of Leonard Nimoy's older Spock in the first two movies (along with the touching way that "Star Trek Beyond" incorporated the legendary actor's passing into the plot) helped ease the transition even more.
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a new series in the iconic franchise, but it’s loaded with a bunch of familiar Star Trek characters. None perhaps are as recognizable as Spock, who Ethan Peck will reprise after previously appearing as the character in Star Trek: Discovery Season 2. Peck has captured the essence of Spock in a way few expected, and he does that in part by trying to understand the original Spock actor, Leonard Nimoy.
Ethan Peck portrays Spock on Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. The debut of the brand-new series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is right around the corner on May 5th. We’ve already been introduced to the characters, though, some we already knew. Like Spock. Ethan Peck already took on the role on Star Trek: Discovery, but when Strange New Worlds takes off, he’ll be back as the chief science officer and the well-known Vulcan aboard the Enterprise.
Leonard Nimoy will forever be remembered as Spock from Star Trek but he was a much more versatile actor than many may realize, and he worked in Hollywood for over a decade before joining the Enterprise crew. While he appeared in things like The Twilight Zone and Sea Hunt, the...
Editor's note: This article was written by a Townsquare Media Northern New England contributor and may contain the individual's views, opinions or personal experiences. "Live Long and Prosper," are words we will never forget even if you did not watch Star Trek. You may even know the Vulcan salute that goes along with this saying.