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By Phil Plait | September 25, 2007 12:13 pm

I’ve written before about the upcoming Trek movie, Star Trek XI, and now there is some news: Uhura has been cast. Remember the weird voodoo woman in Pirates of the Caribbean? Yup. She was cool, though I doubt she’ll be casting any spells in Trek or talking like Hermes ("Captain! Me manwich!"). But I kinda hope so. [Nuts. The character in Pirates was Anamaria, not the voodoo queen. Oh well, there went a good joke and a Futurama reference.]

Anyway, the cast as it stands now is Zachary Quinto as Spock, Anton Yelchin as Chekov (at least his name is kinda Russian), and now Zoe Saldana as Uhura. Who will play Kirk and McCoy? I’m still hoping for Matt Damon and Gary Sinise. I mean, c’mon. They’re perfect.

Image of Daemon Damon stolen from BritFilms.

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