Sunday: Karl Urban wanted to echo Deforest Kelley, and not create a carbon copy of Dr. McCoy. “In the first film, it was a concern of mine — that it would be me imitating Deforest,” he said. “By the second film it was a little easier. It’s something I’m very serious about and something I make sure Is handled with respect. It would be a tragedy not to.” Urban, watching Kirk’s death scene in Star Trek Into Darkness, was “Absolutely devastated. You can see a tear go down my face.” He was joking about that last part, we think.”
Bruce Greenwood loved TOS as a kid. “I watched it religiously,” he said, ” but mostly to see the hot chicks in tight outfits.” Despite Captain Pike’s demise in Star Trek Into Darkness he hopes to see Pike return, “Maybe when Khan’s blood brings him back. Or in a dream. Or maybe a memory.” When his time on stage ended, Greenwood surprised everyone by jumping off the stage and walking into the aisle to shake hands, chat with fans and pose for a few selfies.