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Abrams, J.J.
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J.J. Abrams was in the midst of postproduction on Mission: Impossible III when Paramount Pictures approached him to produce a new Star Trek film. Although Abrams knew that his friends Roberto Orci...

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Ayel
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(Played by Clifton Collins, Jr.) As with most loyal lieutenants, the onetime Romulan miner Ayel stuck it out with his leader Nero as a renegade time-traveller bent on revenge for those who...

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Bana, Eric
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Australian actor Eric Bana, best known for his role in "Munich," played Nero, the onetime Romulan mining captain-turned-madman who alters the universe in J.J. Abrams'...

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Barnett, Admiral Richard
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(Played by Tyler Perry) Human male Starfleet flag officer in the Nero-derived alternate universe who presides over the Starfleet Academy Board in 2258 that is charged with investigating cadet...

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Chambliss, Scott
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When it came to doing a renovation on the Enterprise, J.J. Abrams and his design team knew that they would have to walk a very fine line, one that would allow them to exercise their own...

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Chekov (Kelvin), Pavel Andreievich
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(Played by Anton Yelchin) Ensign Pavel Chekov is the navigator for the Enterprise, although he seems to know so much about the operations of the ship (including the ship’s transporters)...

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Chief minister, Vulcan Science Council
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  (Played by W. Morgan Sheppard) In the the Nero-created alternate reality, the male chief minister of the Vulcan Sciance Council was both impressed by and cordial to science academy...

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Cho, John
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John Cho, who has played Hikaru Sulu in the 2009 adaptation of Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, was born in Seoul, Korea and raised in Los Angeles. He began acting...

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Collins, Jr., Clifton
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Born in Los Angeles in 1970, Clifton Collins debuted on the bigscreen in 1991’s Grand Canyon and has compiled an ever-growing resume since, including standout roles in 2000’s...

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Cross, Ben
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It is with good reason that the Oscar-winning Chariots of Fire will always be the first film that springs to mind when noted British actor Ben Cross is mentioned—until now, having...

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Gaila (Orion)
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(Played by Rachel Nichols) Gaila is a female cadet at Starfleet Academy during the mid-late 2250s of the Nero-created alternate dimension, one of several green-skinned Orion natives...

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Giacchino, Michael
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Michael Giacchino nominated for an Academy Award® for his score to the animated blockbuster Ratatouille, which went on to win the Oscar® for Best Animated Film.  He made his feature...

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Grayson, Amanda (2009)
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(Played by Winona Ryder)  The Amanda Grayson of the alternate timeline created in 2233 is, like her Prime counterpart, very much committed to her unique marriage to a Vulcan, Sarek, and...

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Greenwood, Bruce
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The versatile and prolific Hollywood veteran Bruce Greenwood becomes the third actor to play Christopher Pike with the alternate reality scenario of the big-screen Star Trek (2009), following on...

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Hemsworth, Christopher
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Young Chris Hemsworth was just getting used to a budding career in his native Australia on the soap opera Home and Away when the role of father to an alternate-universe James T. Kirk vaulted...

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Industrial Light & Magic
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The Original Series was built using a shoestring budget, plaster sets and blinking lights; by the time the features and continuing television series came about, producers were able to push a...

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Kaplan, Michael
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Although he designed the costumes for the futuristic classic Blade Runner—for which he won a British Academy of Film and Television Award in 1982—designer Michael Kaplan is not exactly...

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Keenser
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(Played by Deep Roy)  A native of a sentient, spacefaring species that may or may not be a Federation member in the Nero-derived alternate timeline year 2358. In Keenser’s case,...

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Kirk, George
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(Played by Chris Hemsworth) The father of James T. Kirk did not live to see his son’s storied career be launched—at least not in the alternate reality created in 2233 by...

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Kirk, Winona
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(Played by Jennifer Morrison) In the alternate timeline created by Nero’s temporal incursion, his surprise attack on the U.S.S. Kelvin in 2233 widows the pregnant Winona Kirk, who...

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Kirk (Kelvin), James T.
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(Played by Chris Pine)Starfleet's legendary captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise was the person most changed in the alternate universe created by the Narada's time incursion into 2233. When...

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Kurtzman, Alex
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The characters of Kirk and Spock are among the most instantly recognizable fictional characters created in the past 50 years. If the Star Trek reboot -- which kicked off with Star Trek (2009) was...

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Lindelof, Damon
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Damon Lindelof is one of Hollywood’s most-respected – and busiest – writer/producers. He co-produced Star Trek (2009) and has co-written and is co-producing the Star Trek...

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McCoy (Kelvin), Leonard "Bones"
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(Played by Karl Urban) In the alternate timeline caused by Nero and his Narada crew's incursion, McCoy apparently enlisted in Starfleet around the same time as Kirk; he shows up on the shuttle...

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Morrison, Jennifer
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A Chicago native born in 1979, Jennifer Morrison rose to fame as young Dr. Allison Cameron for five seasons on the critically acclaimed FOX medical drama House.  And now, her birthing of...

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Nero
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(Played by Eric Bana) As the civilian Romulan captain of the late 24th century mining vessel Narada, Nero became enraged when his family and homeworld were destoyed by an adjacent supernova in...

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Nichols, Rachel
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Rachel Nichols, who brings the green-skinned Orion look to 2009’s Star Trek in her role as Cadet Gaila, is a 1980 native of Augusta, Maine. She first drew notice with her breakout...

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Nimoy, Leonard
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Born and raised in Boston, Leonard Nimoy started acting as a boy, but moved to Los Angeles at age 18 to give it a go on a professional level. He worked his way up from small roles in the likes of...

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Orci, Roberto
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The characters of Kirk and Spock are among the most instantly recognizable fictional characters created in the past 50 years. If the Star Trek reboot was going to work, it would require writers...

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Orions
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Green-skinned humanoids, the most notable of whom are the so-called "green Orion animal women," females who seem to be mere slaves but actually wield a preternatural influence over humanoid males...

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Page, Neville
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Neville Page is one of the few behind-the-scenes talents who has made the leap from the recent Star Trek features to Star Trek: Discovery. Page is a master creature and concept designer who plied...

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Pegg, Simon
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Simon Pegg, who played Montgomery "Scotty" Scott in the "alternate reality" timeline of Star Trek that premiered in 2009, as well as in Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, which he...

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Perry, Tyler
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The big-screen comedian and playwright-producer behind the many outrageously moralistic faces of the Madea comedy series is the latest celebrity seen on-screen in Star Trek, but Tyler Perry...

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Pike, Captain Christopher (AR)
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(Played by Bruce Greenwood) In the alternate timeline caused by Nero’s temporal jump from 2389 back to 2233, the evolution of starship design has been changed— and thus the...

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Pine, Chris
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Chris Pine -- Star Trek's current Captain Kirk -- has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most-exciting young talents, with multiple projects on the way and a resume that's as extensive as he is...

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Quinto, Zachary
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Zachary Quinto, who has played the alternate-reality version of Spock in 2009's Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, first came to wide public attention thanks to his...

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Robau, Captain Richard
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(Played by Faran Tahir)  Male human Starfleet captain of the U.S.S. Kelvin who just happens to be on hand for the emergence of Nero’s huge vessel from a temporal vortex in 2233,...

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Romulans
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Planets: Romulus and Remus (aka Romii). Until stardate 1709.2 when the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain James T. Kirk had an unfriendly run-in with a Romulan ship. Very...

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Roy, Deep
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Nairobi, Kenya native Muhinda Purba uses the stage name “Deep Roy” in an ever-growing resume of unique film and genre roles since 1976, including that of the diminuitive alien...

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Ryder, Winona
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Portraying the iconic role Amanda Grayson, Spock's human mother and Sarek's first human wife in the upcoming new "Star Trek" movie by J.J. Abrams, is yet another in series of "out there"...

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Saldana, Zoe
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Zoe Saldana built her reputation as a versatile and respected actress by choosing roles that she feels passionately about, as was evident by her portrayal of Nyota Uhura in Star Trek (2009) and...

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Sarek (Kelvin)
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(Played by Ben Cross) The legendary Vulcan ambassador, father of Spock and rare husband to an Earth woman, was already into midlife when an alternate reality created in 2333 unwittingly changed...

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Scott (Kelvin), Montgomery "Scotty"
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(Played by Simon Pegg)Even in the alternate reality created in 2233, Montgomery "Scotty" Scott had still matured into a brilliant young engineer by 2258—so much so that he'd brazenly...

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Sheppard, W. Morgan
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Venerable character actor William Morgan Sheppard turns up four times in the Star Trek universe: as the Rura Penth commandant in ST VI;  as the chief Vulcan Science Council minister in...

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Spock (Kelvin)
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(Played by Zachary Quinto)Spock of Vulcan was already three years old at the time Romulan marauder Nero was thrown into the past and created an alternate reality, later causing the destruction of...

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Star Trek (2009)
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The greatest adventure of all time begins with Star Trek, the incredible story of a young crew’s maiden voyage onboard the most advanced starship ever created: the U.S.S. Enterprise. ...

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Sulu (Kelvin), Hikaru
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(Played by John Cho) Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu is the acting helmsman for the newly commissioned Starship Enterprise. Reportedly an excellent pilot, Sulu was awarded the position at the last minute,...

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Tahir, Faran
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Born in Los Angeles in 1963, Faran Tahir grew up in his parents’ native Pakistan but returned to the US in 1980 and received BA and MA degrees in acting at California and Harvard,...

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Tribble
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Origin: unspecified. A small animal characteristically soft, furry, and pleasing to most humanoids (with the exception of Klingons). Tribbles give off a soft purring sound that is...

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Uhura (Kelvin), Nyota
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(Played by Zoe Saldana) Smart, sassy and an expert in xenolinguistics, the study of alien languages, morphology, phonology, and syntax. Kirk interprets this to mean that Uhura has “a...

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Urban, Karl
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Prior to portraying Bones McCoy in 2009's alternate-reality Star Trek, Star Trek Into Darkness and now Star Trek Beyond, Karl Urban was perhaps best known for his dynamic turn as Rohan...

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Vulcan Science Academy
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An institue of higher learning on the planet Vulcan. Michael Burnham, adoptive daughter of Vulcan Ambassador, Sarek, and Amanda Grayson, was the first human graduate of the Academy. Spock chose to...

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Yelchin, Anton
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The late Anton Yelchin -- who played Chekov in Star Trek (2009), Star Trek Into Darkness and Star Trek Beyond -- was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg), Russia, to Irina Korina and Viktor...

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