Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The New Kirk

It was confirmed on Ain't It Cool News today that actor Chris Pine has signed on to play the young James T. Kirk in the new Star Trek movie. I have never heard the young man utter a single word, only seen him in still pictures. He has some big shoes to fill but I trust that he was hired because JJ Abrams feels he is up to the challenge. Kirk is the one character that seems so intimately tied to the actor that it's hard to imagine anyone else other than Bill playing the role. But let's face it, Bill is not a young man anymore. I want to see Kirk live and breathe again. Those characters still have so many stories left to tell. It was, after all, supposed to be a five year mission. Rather than joining the crowd of negative people who are always looking to find fault with anything in Trek, I want to welcome Chris to the fold and give him the chance he deserves. To those of you who like to accuse every handsome young man of being a "WB Guy", I say don't judge a book by it's cover. Ability is not dictated by being too handsome or not handsome enough. Open your minds and give the man a chance. You might just be surprised how much easier it is to enjoy something if you take the chips off your shoulders.

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