J.J. Abrams: Star Trek Will Explore Kirk and Spock Friendship

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You needn't be a Trekkie to know that Captain Kirk and a certain Vulcan are unlikely close friends in this long-time franchise.

But writer and director J.J. Abrams says his upcoming Star Trek movie will focus on the relationship between this odd couple. At a Television Critics Association panel, Abrams said:

"We never saw how Kirk and Spock became so connected, and this movie [reveals that]."

Spock Photo

A set photo of Zachary Quinto as Spock.

So, how does the director feel about Heroes star Zachary Quinto's performance as Spock?

"Zachary is extraordinary," Abrams said. "[He brought "gravity and an enormous sense of humor [to the role]."

Star Trek is set to be released on May 8, 2009.

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Star Trek Quotes

Kirk: Are you afraid or aren't you?
Spock: I will not allow you to lecture me about the merits of emotion.
Kirk: Then why don't you stop me?

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