On Set Photo of Spock From 'Star Trek' Sequel

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A new photo has surfaced, courtesy of MTV, of Zachary Quinto as Spock on the set of J.J. Abrams as yet untitled Star Trek sequel. The on-set pic shows everyone’s favorite Vulcan in a precarious situation—dressed in a shiny red space suit, hanging around at the end of some wires, above, what in the finished film, will be a volcano. I don’t know how Spock found himself in this situation, but I like it, and I look forward to seeing him get into, and out of, this particular predicament.

Here’s what the article says about the photo:

Zachary Quinto as Spok filming an action scene for the Untitled Star Trek 2 Sequel. After first rehearsing the scene with a Spok Stunt Double Actor Zachary Quinto was then rigged to a wire in front of a large green screen and lifted to a height of 10 stories high then dropped at a high rate of speed as if he was falling. In the scene Spok is wearing a “Volcano Suit” and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet Emblem. A Volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on Spok’s “Volcano Suit”.

Falling ten stories into a volcano? I have to say, that sounds quite promising indeed.

Egregious typos and misspellings and such, this little nugget reinforces rumors that have already been circulating, that Spock will be right in the middle of much of the action in Start Trek sequel, whatever they call it.

The good people over at Badass Digest also point out how much Quinto’s new suit resembles Spock’s wardrobe from a handful of moments in classic Trek. Take a gander at the photos below and there is a definite family resemblance. Touches like this give the new films a continuity with the originals, connecting the two worlds, and show how much care Abrams and company are taking with the material. It is nice to see a franchise rebooted/remade by people who actually give a crap about the source material instead of bunch of hacks who just want to make a quick buck by telling the same story you’ve already heard.

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