Ever since Leonard Nimoy’s surprise extended cameo in J.J. Abram’s Star Trek, other actors from the Star Trek universe have come out to express their interest in possibly doing the same in the upcoming sequel. Former Trek actors Scott Bakula and Marina Sirtis recently discussed their love of the franchise, and also showed interest in being part of the untitled Star Trek sequel.
At the Saturn Awards, when asked if he would like to be in the new Star Trek movie, Bakula, who played Captain Jonathan Archer on the TV series Enterprise, happily responded:
Of course! I love the new film! Are you kidding? They just have to ask. They have my number. I fax it regularly over to his (J.J. Abrams’) office. Is that wrong? Is that pandering? In uniform. Maybe that’s too much.
Bakula seems very enthusiastic with the thought of being part of Abrams’ vision of Star Trek. Sirtis, who played Counselor Deanna Troi on The Next Generation, was also very willing to be part of the sequel but wasn’t happy with the logic of Abrams’ Star Trek, especially when it came to destroying Vulcan. She confessed:
I love the new films. I thought the kids were fantastic! Not crazy about them blowing up Vulcan. I was like, hold on a minute. Wasn’t Vulcan around when we were around? But I’m not going to argue with J.J. Would I like to be in the new films? Yes! That would be fabulous!
It seems like Sirtis didn’t get the memo about the alternate timeline Abrams introduced in his version of Star Trek. The pair also spoke about the life changing aspects of joining the Star Trek Universe. For Bakula, being a Starfleet Captain was like joining an exclusive club, while for Sirtis, she said it was an honor to be part of a winning formula.
J.J. Abrams’ untitled Star Trek sequel will beam into theaters on May 17th 2013 in IMAX and 3D.