Talkin' Trek: Eric Bana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Bruce Greenwood
by Alex Billington
May 7, 2009
J.J. Abrams' USS Enterprise finally takes flight tomorrow. Commanding the ship on its maiden voyage is Captain Christopher Pike, played by Bruce Greenwood. Piloting it is Hikaru Sulu, played by John Cho, and handling both communications and navigation is Pavel Chekov, played by Anton Yelchin. But not all is right in the universe, as they encounter a quite pissed off Romulan named Nero, played by Eric Bana. A few weeks ago, after finally seeing the new Star Trek, I had the opportunity to sit down and talk Trek with these four actors, and it was quite an experience. I don't think I need to say much more, so dive right in.
Watch my interviews with Eric Bana, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, and Bruce Greenwood:
These interviews were recorded and encoded by Paramount, and edited together by me, so I apologize for the somewhat bland editing. I've never done interviews this way before, so it was a rather eye-opening and all together awkward experience, as you can probably tell from some of my questions. But hopefully this video was at least mildly enjoyable, if not slightly informative. If you want to check out a vastly better interview about Star Trek, earlier this week I posted my entire chat with screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. And don't forget that J.J. Abrams' Star Trek hits theaters everywhere tomorrow, May 8th!