Takei played Hikaru Sulu in Star Trek: The Original Series, where he worked with original Spock Leonard Nimoy. Sulu took to Twitter to share some thoughts 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 has spoken about Discovery before prior to Peck joining the cast. He said he believed it was a return to Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s original vision for the franchise.
“I like it,” Takei says. “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 is playing a version of Spock that isn’t quite the Spock that Nimoy played.
“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
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