While we’re all counting down the days until Star Trek: Discovery season two premieres to get our first proper look at Ethan Peck’s version of Spock in action, it seems Ethan Peck himself is more interested in another classic character that’s about to make his return to canon.
Inhumans‘ Anson Mount has been cast as Captain Christopher Pike – the captain of the Enterprise before a certain James T Kirk came along – and speaking to Digital Spy and other press at New York Comic Con, Peck revealed what we can expect from Spock and Pike’s dynamic.
“For me, at least, what I had imagined and brought to our first scene together, which was that he was almost like an older brother,” he explained.
[Anson Mount as Captain Pike]
“Not a father figure, but maybe so. Because Sarek can only teach logic to Spock and that’s what kind of ends up creating this trauma in him, is not being able to reconcile his logic and emotion. I think for me, going into it, I chose Pike to be this beacon of humanity and human role model.”
Peck also revealed that his Spock performance is very much working with Leonard Nimoy’s version of the character, explaining that he ordered the late actor’s autobiography after being cast in the role.
“For me, the benchmark was really Nimoy’s Spock because that’s my universe,” Peck continued. “Of course, I’ve also seen all the movies in theatres as well. And I definitely look to see what Quinto did and hopefully I’ll have a conversation with him soon.
“But Nimoy’s Spock is really my focus.”
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As for Spock’s relationship with his foster sister Michael Burnham, star Sonequa Martin-Green teased some details about that new dynamic ahead of Discovery‘s second season.
“The relationship between Spock and Burnham is very complicated,” Martin-Green explained. “It’s going to require a lot of work. I appreciate how they’ve laid it out because it is not easy. It’s very raw.
“We really delve into it as deep as we possibly can, so I’m really looking forward to people seeing it.”
Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS All Access in the US and Netflix internationally, including the UK.
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