Star Trek: Discovery has cast its Spock

By: H&I Staff     Posted: August 14, 2018, 4:36PM Tags: Tags: Star Trek

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Star Trek: Discovery is currently planning season two and that calls for Spock. The CBS All Access drama has announced Ethan Peck will play the iconic Starfleet officer. Trek fans learned of Spock’s arrival in season two from executive producer Alex Kurtzman’s announcement at San Diego Comic-Con last month. The new season features an encounter between the USS Discovery and the USS Enterprise years before Star Trek: The Original Series took place.

The casting was somewhat inevitable. The Discovery’s second officer, Michael Burnham, the central character on the series, is the foster sibling of Spock.

Spock, remember, is half-human, from his mother’s side, and half-Vulcan, from his father’s side. Peck is honored to join the small brotherhood that included Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, as you can see from his tweet posted after the announcement. 

You may know Peck from In Time (2011), The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010) or 10 Things I Hate About You (2009), perhaps, among other credits. He is also the grandson of iconic actor Gregory Peck. Fascinating!

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