Spock and Uhura were terribly cute. In the original show she flirted with him once in a while. I always had the feeling that if he was a little bit less repressed, he might reciprocate. He already admired her mind. Well, now we have a less-repressed Spock whose father doesn't subconsciously shame him about being half-human or about loving a human. It works for me.
Uhura in general bugged me... it might have been inclusive enough in 1966 for a woman to just exist as an officer on a starship, but it's 2009 now. Give her something to do in the sequel, other than opening hailing frequencies and monitoring the guys' life signs when they go off on adventures. She's smart, she's capable, we know that. (Seriously? All of the women with speaking parts in this movie were either mothers or girlfriends. Somebody slap the male gaze out of Abrams already.)
On that note, I assume she was the one in command when the Enterprise came blasting in to beam Jim off the Romulan ship and Spock out of his kamikaze Spockmobile? That's my version of events, anyways.
That said, I have no problem with Zoe Saldana, she just needs to be given more lines and action. I adored both Simon Pegg and Anton Yelchin. And John Cho, although he needs a bit more development. Karl Urban needs to settle on an accent, but otherwise he is a very good Bones. Chris Pine is a bit generic (I kept having flashbacks to Shia LeBoeuf's character in the last Indiana Jones movie) but I think he'll grow on me. He'll do as a Jim Kirk with a more troubled childhood than the original.
Zachary Quinto was far and away the best. It was so easy to believe he was Spock, even when he was standing face-to-face with Leonard Nimoy, and even though his personality is not entirely like that of the original.
If anyone can pull off a reboot like this, complete with handwavey alternate-universe explanation, it's Star Trek. I can't wait for a sequel.
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