Ryder to play Spock's inappropriately hot mom in new Trek flick
Posted 11.09.07 by reelz
The already robust cast of JJ Abrams' upcoming Star Trek prequel has expanded again, with Variety reporting that Winona Ryder (Mr. Deeds, Saks Fifth Avenue Security Camera) has been cast as the Vulcan mother of young Spock, who'll be played by Heroes' Zachary Quinto.
The prequel's story, written by Transformers scribes Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, chronicles the Enterprise crew's heady Starfleet Academy days, when Spock, James T. Kirk, Scotty and Dr. McCoy all met for the first time.
While little is known about the film's plot, Ryder's casting does provide some insight into the roots of Mr. Spock's famously impassive personality. Clearly traumatized by his peers' constant ogling of his hot mom, a sensitive young Spock must have had no choice but to shut down his emotions entirely, direct his rage inward and seek refuge in the cold, clinical realm of "logic."