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Tyler Perry in Star Trek 11

Tyler Perry????
As strange as it might sound, Tyler Perry, famous for all those Madea movies, has been cast in - and already filmed his scenes for - the Trek movie.

The scenes were shot in the Long Beach City Council Chamber (you can see a picture of the space here - it really does look like a Trek set, even without set dressing). Extremely minor spoiler after the jump.

Evidently Perry plays a member of the Starfleet top brass who sits on a tribunal overseeing Cadet Kirk's "punishment" for cheating on the Kobayshi Maru. Of course, I'm using the quote marks because Kirk actually got a commendation for original thinking instead of getting busted back to janitor.

So let's have a scorecard for the casting, because I've lost track.

TOS Cast:

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Other Notable TOS Characters:

Leonard Nimoy - Older Spock
Bruce Greenwood - Captain Christopher Pike
Winona Ryder - Amanda Grayson (Spock's mother)
Ben Cross - Ambassador Sarek - (Spock's father)
Chris Hemsworth - George Samuel Kirk Sr.
Jennifer Morrison - Winona Kirk (That Kirk's mother's name was Winona has always been fanon ... up till now. Good job, Abrams.)

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Comments (2)

Todd:

Karl Urban's McCoy looks dead-on. He's got those eyebrows already.

Anton Yelchin is another good match, as well as Chris Pine.

Big shoes to fill!

Dane:

I agree about Pine - I think he & Quinto will, with luck and good costuming/makeup, make an eerily perfect Kirk/Spock.

I'm also really looking forward to seeing Simon Pegg as Scotty.