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Do you want Nimoy back in the next trek movie?

Originaltrekisbest

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 12:02 am

thoughts?

Mirrorgirl

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 12:13 am

I hope he stays as long as he is happy with his role. But I also believe that the next one will be his last. It would be nice to Shatner as well, but that just isn't going to happen.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 12:46 am

Considering Spock prime is probably the most important person in this time line he has to be back. Think about all that he knows of the future. There will be those individuals and alien races that would want to exploit that information. He is basically a walking target.

Cynic321

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 1:44 am

No.

He sleepwalked through this one.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 3:57 am

No. Shatner and Nimoy have had their turn in reprising their roles. They've had 7 films each. They can't play these characters forever.

It's time the new cast of Trek go it alone like FC, which worked very well for that film.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 9:57 am

I am undecided. I loved seeing Nimoy in the new movie but I would only want him to be in the next movie if he truly is essential to the story.

By the way. The option that Nimoy won't live to be in another movie is cruel and in bad taste and totally inappropriate.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 10:02 am

No, Its time for the new crew to shine on there own.

If there is a good enough story that requires Spock -prime then its ok. Just don't bring him back for no reason.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 10:15 am

No.  The new cast had to spend a tremendous amount of time moving out of TOS cast's shadows.  Nimoy/Spock Prime handed over the torch with the last movie.  Time to move on.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 11:28 am

Quote (SpaceTherapist @ July 28 2009, 9:57 am)
I am undecided. I loved seeing Nimoy in the new movie but I would only want him to be in the next movie if he truly is essential to the story.

I think that that would be a personal requirement for Nimoy to be in the film, ST. ¿Remember, he turned down appearing in NEM beause Spock was not essential to that story, and he was right about that. ¿

Also, I don't think Orci and Kurtzmann would write him a useless part. ¿They know how he feels about the character by now. ¿

That said, from the interviews I've read so far, I'm not getting the vibe that Spock Prime is going to be in the next one. ¿:( Nimoy is ok with this and he realized right from the beginning that his role in the first film was to pass the torch, and, now that it's passed, the new characters need to take center stage. ¿

That said, I would love to have Nimoy reappear in the sequel. ¿I do think it could be done if the writing is right. ¿

As for Shatner, I dunno. ¿I thought their cameo idea was pretty good, actually, and would've been a good, emotional punch at the end of the film. ¿Too bad Shatner wasn't intreasted in cameos and/or Abrams thought it was too "fanboy." ¿ I think it may have worked. ¿

But, beyond something like that, I just don't see how Shatner as Kirk could be in the next film, unless there's some revisit of the Nexus where a piece of him was left a la Guinan (and Soran too, I guess) and does anyone really want to return to that GEN Nexus nonsense? ¿I know I don't. ¿

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By the way. The option that Nimoy won't live to be in another movie is cruel and in bad taste and totally inappropriate.


I agree. ¿It's very insensitive.   ¿

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 3:09 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ July 28 2009, 2:59 pm)
Other: Nimoy (or Shatner for that matter) should only be in it if it's an important part of the story.

I don't think Nimoy especially would appear if it was a fluff scene or nothing integral to the storyline.

jn91669, Spock Prime only knows the future of the original timeline...things are already different in the new timeline, so there is no way of knowing if what the elder Spock knows will ever come to pass, or at least happen the same way it did before.

:logical:

Well, as Orci and Kurtzmann said, some things won't change because, as far as we know, they weren't affected by the changed events in the movie.  I.E. Khan is still out there in the Botany Bay, V'Ger is still out there, etc.

Orci has said that, presumably, Spock has some personal temporal directive.  We kind of saw him adhere to that in declining to beam aboard the Enterprise with Kirk and Scotty, because he felt it was better to let the mechanism of destiny, that is, the natural inclination of the timeline to right itself, pull the characters together than to interfere with that more than he had to.  

One would think that SF would very much desire as much information on future history from Spock and have debriefed him.  He could very well have declined to answer some of their questions.  One thing he would've said, though, was that Kirk would turn into a legend for them if he was given command of the Enterprise.  That could've been a factor into Kirk being given command at the end of the film.

On a sidenote, I wonder how Spock Prime is perceived by SF and the Vulcans?  I mean, he had a lot of stature and was a legend in the prime timeline while here, he is a refugee from the future.  Is he trusted by SF?  Would he still retain his commission?  Could he become an ambassador again?  

There is some potential here for Spock Prime to assume an almost Obi-Wan Kenobi role in the new ST films, being a consultant and a guide for Spock New and, perhaps, the rest of the crew on a mission say.  You could even get some drama out of it, with Spock Prime being cagey in his remarks (like Obi-Wan) due to his concern over saying too much.  That could create some good tension and drama between the new characters and him.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 4:41 pm

I'm split on this one. I'd like to see him back only if it's essential to the story, and if he had a really good part in it. On the other hand, I'd really like the new crew to stand and shine on their own.

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 5:14 pm

I don't think he should really be a central part of the next story/stories in a way that would overshadow the new crew, but I do think old/"real"/prime Spock is important to the story.  I think a cameo at the beginning (and maybe another small appearance at the end) would be fine.  Not just a fluff scene, but a cameo that would help to reveal what exactly IS going on in this new galaxy (or a scene with a hologram Shatner or whatever).  At the very least Spock needs a couple lines dedicated to him about what he's doing.

 Any of that is acceptable as far as I'm concerned, but the one thing they can't do is totally ignore him (and I don't think they'll do that).

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 6:24 pm

No. Leave off with the old folks already, dang.

SpaceTherapist

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 6:33 pm

Quote (blankenship @ July 27 2009, 7:24 pm)
No. Leave off with the old folks already, dang.

A little ageism there? Should we shuffle all of them off to a nursing home? Are the no longer useful to society?  :eyesroll:

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Report this Jul. 28 2009, 7:16 pm

Quote (Originaltrekisbest @ July 28 2009, 12:02 am)
thoughts?

Under normal circumstances I would go anywhere to see Leonard Nimoy, which is by I sat through XI, a mistake I will not repeat even for Leonard Nimoy.

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