'Star Trek: Discovery' Beams Up Its Spock!

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"Star Trek: Discovery" has added actor Ethan Peck as the Enterprise's half-Vulcan crewmember Mr. Spock.

Peck will appear in the role for Discovery's second season. The grandson of famed actor Gregory Peck, Ethan Peck is best known for his roles in "Passport to Paris," "That '70s Show," "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," "10 Things I Hate About You," "In Time," "Madam Secretary" and "The Curse of Sleeping Beauty."

"Through 52 years of television and film, a parallel universe and a mirror universe, Mr. Spock remains the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek," Discovery executive producer Alex Kurtzman said in a statement.

"The great Leonard Nimoy, then the brilliant Zachary Quinto, brought incomparable humanity to a character forever torn between logic and emotion. We searched for months for an actor who would, like them, bring his own interpretation to the role. An actor who would, like them, effortlessly embody Spock's greatest qualities, beyond obvious logic: empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning," Kurtzman added. "Ethan Peck walked into the room inhabiting all of these qualities, aware of his daunting responsibility to Leonard, Zack, and the fans, and ready to confront the challenge in the service of protecting and expanding on Spock's legacy. In that spirit, we're thrilled to welcome him to the family."

"Star Trek: Discovery" season 2 is anticipated to debut in January 2019 on CBS All Access.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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George Marston
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