New "Spy" Photos of Zachary "Spock" Quinto Dangling Above the Set of Star Trek 2
04.30.12 by BrentJS
Director J.J. Abrams was apparently "very upset" when the first "spy" photos leaked off of the set of Star Trek 2 while filming was underway in Los Angeles, revealing that Spock (Zachary Quinto) and Uhura (Zoe Saldana) will mix it up with Benedict Cumberbatch's possibly-Starfleet, possibly-villainous character. We imagine Abrams is going to have a fit now that 75 new photos of the shoot have hit the 'net, revealing Quinto as Spock dressed up in a red space suit and dangling in the air in what could be a plot-spoiling scene from the movie.
The series of photos were taken by Eric Ford for On Location News and he also provided this description of the scenes he saw being filmed (Yes, Mr. Ford is apparently unaware that the name of the iconic sci-fi character played by Quinto is actually "Spock" and not "Spok.").
Zachary Quinto as Spok filming an action scene for the Untitled Star Trek 2 Sequel. After first rehearsing the scene with a Spok Stunt Double Actor Zachary Quinto was then rigged to a wire in front of a large green screen and lifted to a height of 10 stories high then dropped at a high rate of speed as if he was falling. In the scene Spok is wearing a "Volcano Suit" and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet Emblem. A Volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on Spok's 'Volcano Suit.'
You can see 74 more images over at OnLocationNews.
Star Trek 2 is based on the characters and situations created by Gene Roddenberry. The screenplay was written by Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Returning cast members include Chris Pine as Kirk, Karl Urban as Bones, John Cho as Sulu, Anton Yelchin as Chekov, Simon Pegg as Scotty, and Bruce Greenwood as Admiral Pike. Additional cast members include Peter Weller and Alice Eve.