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Tbdquinto073007_2 Sylar is taking a break from ripping people apart on Heroes to go where no man has gone before. E! Online says actor Zachary Quinto has been tapped to play a young Spock in the J.J. Abrams-helmed addition to the Star Trek franchise next year.

And since Leonard Nimoy will be back to play the Vulcan in his twilight years, Quinto says he’ll take a little direction from the elder Spock. But, “I certainly intend to bring my own spin to it, and working with these guys, I’m sure I’ll find it,” he added.

The announcement about Nimoy’s inclusion was made at the San Diego Comic-Con, full of nerds wearing Spock ears who no doubt thrilled to this quote from the 76-year-old: “People have been asking me why I’m doing this movie, and I think the answer is obvious—we have a great director, a wonderful script, and a wonderful young actor playing Spock, so … it was logical.”

Add in that Steven Spielberg said Karen Allen will be reprising her role as Marion Ravenwood in the next Indiana Jones movie, and all those dorks probably had aneurysms from anticipation. Say, we’re feeling a bit light-headed ...

[Photo: AP]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:17am]

    

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