Welcome to trek news and views for December the 10th 2011
This week in the podcast if you stick around after the news there will be some trek music from various artists.
I would like to thank 5year mission for there permission to use their music, Rick Moyer from Rick Moyer.com and star trek parodies.com for letting me use his music as well. The other music is public domain,or artist acquired and I thank everyone involved in them for allowing my indulgence. Most if the music featured is available via the artists websites and iTunes.
Whilst on the thank you train, I would like to thank
So to the news,
Venezuelan Actor Edgar Ramirez front-runner for Star Trek villain
The latest Star Trek sequel villain casting news comes from Variety, with sources saying that Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez is the “front-runner,” with Jordi Molla (Columbiana) “also in the mix. Both actors are expected to test for the role over the next two days and director JJ Abrams is reported to be interested in making a decision before the end of the week. It is noted that there may be some issue regarding scheduling with Ramirez, however Variety sources say “Abrams wouldn’t consider any actor if they were unavailable.”
Regarding Ramirez, Variety notes the actor has been “pursued by the studios since his breakout turn as infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal in Olivier Assayas’ miniseries Carlos.” The 34 year-old actor has also appeared in Domino, The Bourne Ultimatum and Vantage Point, and will soon be seen as Ares in Wrath of the Titans. Continue reading