Friday, January 29, 2010

Zachary Quinto's new Star Trek role

Cryptic's Star Trek Online new Emergency Medical Hologram Mark VI

We all know that actor Zachary Quinto, Heroes's beloved villain Sylar and Star Trek's Spock has been providing some voice work for the upcoming Cryptic's Star Trek Online MMORPG for the PC.

However, the actor is not reprising the role of Spock but rather he is voicing the new Emergency Medical Hologram Mark VI who happens to be a Vulcan!
Zachary Quinto's other Vulcan role. That of Spock in the recent Star Trek Movie
As for the reasons for making this game, Quinto says: I did this game to make an investment in the fan base.

The interview he gave for Wired also led to some people speculating that the actor was not reprising his Spock role in the next Star Trek movie. When the actor was reported as saying ''I’m stepping away from Star Trek for at least two years — no movies, no conventions, no anything for a while'' Quinto had to make an official statement on his website yesterday saying:

i have been inundated with questions and confusion about a comment i made during an interview with wired - about the new atari star trek online game - in which i said i am stepping away from trek for the next two years. obviously i will be a part of any upcoming films... reprising my role as spock. what i meant was that in the meantime i won't be making any public appearances related to the franchise - or doing any more auxiliary projects pertaining to the trek universe. i will be focusing my efforts on other projects and preparing to shoot the next film - which will be released in june of 2012... two years from now. hence the no trek for two years remark. worry not trekkers. it was a misunderstanding of context. i am not spock. but i am spock. all at the same time.
ll & p.

No upcoming Star Trek Conventions for Quinto means huge disappointment for the fans that were planning on meeting him at the next Star Trek Las Vegas convention in august.
In other news, Zachary Quinto's original Spock counterpart - or Spock Prime as he is now called - Leonard Nimoy, also voices the game coming out on february 2nd.

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