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Star Trek: Discovery Casts Spock

Matt McGloin Posted: 08/14/2018 - 16:16

The search of Spock is now over as Star Trek: Discovery has cast Ethan Peck in the role of the Vulcan previously played by Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto.

Ethan Peck is known for In Time, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, 10 Things I Hate About You and I Ship It.

“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,” showrunner Alex Kurtzman said. “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.”

Ethan Peck is also excited to be playing Spock as he took to Instagram:

"Beyond all logic, beyond what I thought was possible, I find myself in this reality," Peck said. "It is with great honor and a sense of immense responsibility that I take on the iconic role that Leonard gave to us and that Zachary did brilliant justice to. Thank you Adam Nimoy, Julie Nimoy, Terry Farrell and David Knight for your open arms, warm welcome, smiling curiosity, support, for making me feel worthy, as I embrace and take into my heart the half alien we know as Mr. Spock." 

Star Trek: Discovery airs on the CBS All Access digital streaming service.

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