Some surprising casting choices have turned up in the JJ Abram's Star Trek prequel, with Simon Pegg and John Cho (Harold, of and Kumar fame) taking the roles of Scotty and Sulu, respectively.
I'm actually pretty happy about this. But I honestly don't know why. I enjoy Simon Pegg and John Cho and I kind of like Star Trek, so I should be happy right? But isn't hiring two comedic actors for roles in a dork franchise kind of a bit of lazy cop-out stunt casting? If JJ Abrams is indeed going to keep patronizing us by hiring funny people with a built-in dork following as the new crew of the Enterprise, the new Kirk may very well end up being David Cross.
Cho, Pegg Beam Up To Trek [Sci-Fi]