posted on Nov, 12 2012 @ 05:40 PM
Originally posted by Drunkenparrot
I agree that Zoe Saldana's interpretation of Lt. Uhura was the weakest of the new cast. Many people don't realize that Gene Roddenberry's Lt.
Uhura is a historically significant character.
A minority female being portrayed as a bridge officer in command of caucasian male subordinates during the 1960's and U.S. televisions first
Big shoes to fill, I hope the future franchise takes notice and work on tweaking Zoe Saldana's performance a bit.
The biggest surprise for me was Karl Urban's portrayal of Leonard McCoy, I thought he was fantastic and believe his performance channeled the essence
of the original character most authentically of the actors/actresses of the new cast.
I could not agree with you more about both of your points.
I have always been a Karl Urban fan, just because he seems to be so versatile ( see him in Chronicles of Riddick for a contrast, to stay in the SciFi
genre at least. ), but he nailed "Bones". I also love that we got to hear where the name came from. I always had thought that it was a derivitive of
"Saw-bones" which is what doctors were called in the late 1800's and early 1900's, which is a period of time that Kirk was particularly interested
Another suprise for me was Chris Pine's interpretation of Kirk. I think he did a great job of catching Kirk's character, but without the overly
dramatic acting that was Shatner's trademark. He got the look, swagger and over all feel of Kirk down pat, without imitating Kirk. IMO the second
best performance behind Urban.
Just another Sci-fi geek adding to the masses