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Peter Weller Missing From Announcement Trailer

Commandamanda

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Report this Dec. 08 2012, 12:50 pm

After parusing the Internet I noted Peter Weller was listed in the credits on IMDB, but his character has not been listed. That means that his character is a recognisable one - and he's already said "I've got my own ship."


Now all you STOS geeks, think HARD. We need to figure out who HE is, and then we'll have quite a leg to stand on when we consider whom our new evil bad guy is.


Weller said he is a CEO, but he's mistaken unless he meant Chief Engineering Officer. But then he's got his kid sitting in the command chair with a yellow command shirt on. Captain? Frankly, after thinking hard about it, I come up with two candidates:


Ben Finney - Kirk's old buddy from the academy, who (in the old timeline) never made it due to a mistake made long ago (we all know the particulars, I'm sure.) In this new timeline it's just possible he could have obtained the Captaincy...he was significantly older that Kirk. This would fit in with the Gary Mitchell hypothesis, in bringing back Kirk's friends. Without the mishap in Engineering, Finney would have remained one of Kirk's best and most loyal friends.


Bill Decker - wouldn't that be a hoot, to have Weller reprising the role?


Other possiblities...Captain April? Was that the USS Farrigut, or the Yorktown? I'm thinking of the ship that Kirk would have served on with Finney, if not for the new timeline.


So please do think hard, who would have been of that age, and commanding a Starship? Also consider that Weller does only one accent, American - so he would certainly not be Captain Garth of Izar.

Vger23

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Report this Dec. 08 2012, 1:36 pm

Weller did say he has his own ship, but he never said it was a STARFLEET ship. He could easily be the CEO of a company and still have access to a ship. 

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Report this Dec. 08 2012, 1:41 pm

Also, April was a character in the 70s animated series, and supposedly commanded the Enterprise prior to Chris Pike. The ship Kirk and Finney served on together was the USS Republic. 


 


The villain from the new movie is not going to be Ben Finney. I'd bet on it. 

JIMROSADO

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 1:37 pm

hmmm i was wondering what is his part in all this ?


 

wagontraintothestars1968

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 4:54 pm

Quote: JIMROSADO @ Dec. 09 2012, 1:37 pm

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>hmmm i was wondering what is his part in all this ?

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i'm just going by the teaser so in my opinion i think its khan. it might be a retelling of space seed but someone else finds khans sleeper ship. maybe weller's people or the klingons. when you see benny jump down or for arguement sake fly down and swing something on his arm to knock down someone, the person he is knocking down is a klingon. so maybe they are in some lab and if it is khan he escapes from it. in the teaser you hear the voice say he is back for vengeance so off hand i can only think of khan wanting revenge for earth prisoning him and his people in space. but i found out that if i turn my head 20 degrees to the right i can also see gary mitchell. i think JJ is screwing with us and i don't think the up coming trailer will answer much

wagontraintothestars1968

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Report this Dec. 09 2012, 4:59 pm

Quote: Commandamanda @ Dec. 08 2012, 12:50 pm

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>Bill Decker - wouldn't that be a hoot, to have Weller reprising the role?

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i think you mean Matt, and i like the idea of robert april. i can't believe no one mentioned him. i don't know if his name was ever mentioned in TOS.


 

wagontraintothestars1968

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Report this Dec. 12 2012, 11:33 pm

Quote: Commandamanda @ Dec. 08 2012, 12:50 pm

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>After parusing the Internet I noted Peter Weller was listed in the credits on IMDB, but his character has not been listed. That means that his character is a recognisable one - and he's already said "I've got my own ship."

>Now all you STOS geeks, think HARD. We need to figure out who HE is, and then we'll have quite a leg to stand on when we consider whom our new evil bad guy is.

>Weller said he is a CEO, but he's mistaken unless he meant Chief Engineering Officer. But then he's got his kid sitting in the command chair with a yellow command shirt on. Captain? Frankly, after thinking hard about it, I come up with two candidates:

>Ben Finney - Kirk's old buddy from the academy, who (in the old timeline) never made it due to a mistake made long ago (we all know the particulars, I'm sure.) In this new timeline it's just possible he could have obtained the Captaincy...he was significantly older that Kirk. This would fit in with the Gary Mitchell hypothesis, in bringing back Kirk's friends. Without the mishap in Engineering, Finney would have remained one of Kirk's best and most loyal friends.

>Bill Decker - wouldn't that be a hoot, to have Weller reprising the role?

>Other possiblities...Captain April? Was that the USS Farrigut, or the Yorktown? I'm thinking of the ship that Kirk would have served on with Finney, if not for the new timeline.

>So please do think hard, who would have been of that age, and commanding a Starship? Also consider that Weller does only one accent, American - so he would certainly not be Captain Garth of Izar.

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weller finds the botany bay he ends up killing or has someone kill john harrison. he has khan surgicaly to look like crewman harrison so that explains the starfleet uniform. so it is khan

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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 3:49 am

Just go with your Leslie idea!


wagontraintothestars1968

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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 8:00 am

Quote: Blockman @ Dec. 13 2012, 3:49 am

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>Just go with your Leslie idea!

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hahaha come on really? it kind of makes sense. crewman harrison is no different than leslie other than leslie has been in more shows so they went with the next guy down the line, john harrison. i'm telling you khan is harrison. stuff like this has been done before in the movies.

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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 8:07 am

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>You know Flint had twice Kirk's strength, lots of money, devices capable of destroying the Enterprise, talent, contacts, owned a planet etc.

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when JJ changed the time line its possible the enterprise never encounter mr flint. the only person i can think of that hasn't been affected by the change is khan and his people. i'm not saying i am right but think about it. even spock would say its logical. 

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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 1:52 pm

Quote: wagontraintothestars1968 @ Dec. 13 2012, 11:00 am

"hahaha come on really? it kind of makes sense. crewman harrison is no different than leslie other than leslie has been in more shows so they went with the next guy down the line, john harrison. i'm telling you khan is harrison. stuff like this has been done before in the movies."

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Oh I'm in agreement with you, I'm just not sure that's exactly how it goes down, but I still love the Leslie idea though!


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Report this Dec. 13 2012, 7:13 pm

Quote: Blockman @ Dec. 13 2012, 1:52 pm

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>Quote: wagontraintothestars1968 @ Dec. 13 2012, 11:00 am

"hahaha come on really? it kind of makes sense. crewman harrison is no different than leslie other than leslie has been in more shows so they went with the next guy down the line, john harrison. i'm telling you khan is harrison. stuff like this has been done before in the movies."

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Oh I'm in agreement with you, I'm just not sure that's exactly how it goes down, but I still love the Leslie idea though!

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who knows maybe they did think about him. maybe they didn't want to pick an obvious crew member and they picked the other guy. who ever they picked i hope it works well in the story otherwise it will be a big let down and just like cloverfield an epic fail.

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Report this Feb. 11 2013, 3:03 pm

This may be a long shot but I've been thinking. Peter Wellers character is the big secret and cumberbtach, while important, is the lesser surprise. My theory is this...Peter weller will be Kirks reocurring troublemaker nemesis, in this new universe, Harry Mudd. Cumberbtch will be Norman, a android that served Harry Mudd in the original series and who infiltrated the enterprise as a crew member to take control of it for Harry Mudd.

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