Command Gold is back for Trek Movie
By Ian M. Cullen
In a brief audio clip posted at the Hollywood Outbreak website, actor Chris Pine, who plays the younger Captain Kirk in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Trek movie, talked about what an honour it was to be a part of the movie and let slip that Gold was back in for commanding officers on Star Trek. Transcript is below.
“It is fantastic I had a lot of fun,” Pine said about working on Star Trek. “I think the movie that JJ (Abrams), Bob (Orci) and Alex (Kurtzman) wrote – and I got a chance to participate in – is really good. People will be surprised at how good it is.
“It’s pretty spine tingling.
“I wasn’t a huge fan of the series growing up,” he admits. “I obviously watched it and knew about it. Just the image of Captain Kirk on the Bridge in the chair is so iconic. Even if you’re a fan or not you know it. You know who he is – and if you see that Gold shirt, you know what you’re looking at. So it was very interesting….”
“He had a Gold Shirt?” interjects the interviewer.
“Oh yes,” Pine replied. “I’ve probably given something away by saying that, but I’m so tired at this point. But you know, it’s really funny because just the other day it was an imaginary ship in Burbank but it does feel good and it was a real honour being asked to do it.”
• You can hear this brief interview excerpt here.