Of course Zachary Quinto playing the role of Spock isn't news to any of us sci-fi geeks but I have to ask THE question. Can Zachary Quinto help make Star Trek cool again? I think so... I hope so.
He's been making his interest in this project known. He's even been hanging out with Leonard Nimoy. I wish all actors were this dedicated. Let's face it, any actor who touches Star Trek is immortalized in the eyes of the fans forever. He'll be in the official encyclopedia, have posters out the wazoo, trading cards, action figures... hell, even a plushie toy. It also takes him from TV to film which always a good step for an actor.
Quinto as Spock mean this next Star Trek film is going in the right direction. If we can get James Kyson Lee as Sulu, Sanaa Lathan as Uhura, Paul McGillion as Scotty and ... hmmmm.... who would play Chekov? Most importantly, who will play Kirk? I'm not opposed to Matt Damon. I was against the idea at first but his performance in The Departed convinced me that he would be able to handle the role.
I'm starting to warm up to this next Star Trek film.