Chris Pine, who plays James T. Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, spoke with The Associated Press about the upcoming film. Here are some excerpts:
“For Kirk and Spock, it’s charting their lives to a small extent from boyhood and their first encounter, which is a bit contentious, to kind of the beginning of the relationship we all know,” Pine said.
“They are at odds at first. The conflict of the relationship actually gives Zachary a couple moments where he’s not as controlled and rational as Mr. Nimoy’s character was. He has a couple of outbursts that aren’t exactly the classic Spock.”
Star Trek hits theaters on May 8, 2009.