Sunday, February 28, 2010

Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto on How the Star Trek Online Game and J.J. Abrams Movie are Creating a New Generation of Fans

Reuters posted an article on Star Trek Online game, with a few quotes from Star Trek movie stars Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, who did voicework for the game. Here are excerpts from the article.

"I think this game has an opportunity to unify the 'Star Trek' fans, many of whom really are serious gaming fans, with those who aren't," said Quinto, who played Spock in J.J. Abrams' movie and voices a hologram medical doctor in the game.

"I think it's great to unify these two groups and give people the opportunity to engage each other and play with each other online and have the experience of the game together."

While Quinto's character guides players through a tutorial that covers the game, the original Spock, Leonard Nimoy, narrates the online game.

"There are a lot of young people who never saw 'Star Trek' before who went to see this movie who are now interested in 'Star Trek,'" said Nimoy.

"I think there will be a number of them who will be interested in a video game and a number of them who will be going back to the original episodes to take a look to see what the roots of all this is all about."