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– by Seth McDonald

The latest series to be part of the universe created by Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek Discovery, has found it’s Vulcan. Actor Ethan Peck has been cast as the Spock for the show’s upcoming second season. Peck will be the third actor to portray the character on screen. The role made famous by Leonard Nimoy, who portrayed the half human, half Vulcan in the original Star Trek series as well as 8 films, has most recently been played by actor Zachary Quinto, in the J.J. Abrams reboot of the franchise, which so far has three installments.

Executive Producer Alex Kurtzman:

“Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek. The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion. We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock’s greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning. Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock’s legacy. In that spirit, we’re thrilled to welcome him to the family.”

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Even though I’m not a huge fan of the franchise, I still realize how iconic the character of Spock is to the nerd world in general. Peck has a tall order ahead of him, it wont be easy stepping into the shoes previously worn Nimoy and Quinto. Fans likely won’t get to see Peck in the role until sometime next year, when the second season is expected to premiere.

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Source: Variety