Star Trek plot reveal
There's been a little, and very uninteresting, news about the casting for J.J. Abrams Star Trek just recently, and with that has come a pretty big plot reveal.
It seems that we're going to be hearing how Kirk and Spock meet, it's during a famed moment from Kirk's past and the meeting is less than friendly.
According to the latest casting rumour Tyler Perry is set to star in the film. Now Tyler Perry starred, produced and directed a number of films based around the character of Madea, a rather large woman, so it seems a strange match up.
Perry is, according to the sources, set to play the head of Starfleet and, here come the spoilers so perhaps you might want to turn away if you want to keep virgin on Star Trek, he's set to preside over the court martial trial of James T. Kirk.
Now why would Kirk be heading for a court martial you might ask, well it seems that the plot is going to be covering a part of his history that we're all familiar with from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, the Kobayashi Maru test.
That was the test that was famed as being unsolvable, where the Starfleet vessel is surrounded by enemy and there seemed no escape. Well Kirk found a way to beat that test, he changed the test itself and made a way out, thus he became the only one to have passed the Kobayashi Maru test.
So according to the rumour the head of Starfleet, played by Tyler Perry, will preside over the court martial of James T. Kirk, played by Chris Pine, who is accused of cheating on the test, and who is the key witness? Spock, played by Zachary Quinto.
I agree with Rafe, this has started to pique my interest in the film, although it really wasn't before it certainly is now. Is this the main event of the film though? To me it sounds like an early instigating event, something to pull Kirk and Spock together from being pitched against each other perhaps.