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Eomer Joins Cast of Abrams’ Trek? Status of Rohirrim Unknown

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Ain't It Cool News

Ain't It Cool News is reporting that Karl Urban (Lord of the Rings, The Bourne Supremacy) has been cast as Dr. McCoy in J.J. Abrams upcoming reboot of Star Trek.

If Billy Bob Thornton were a score years younger, I would have loved to have seen him in this, but I dig this choice. Urban was unrecognizable in Bourne Supremacy, and I like the prospect of a kiwi playing a old Tennessee boy like McCoy.

(Side note: If any Trek historians know that McCoy isn't from Tennessee, don't flame me. Let me enjoy my dreams.)


Author: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

Robert J. Peterson is a writer and web developer living in Los Angeles. A Tennessee native, he graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He’s written for newspapers and websites all over the country, including the Marin Independent Journal, the Telluride Daily Planet,, Offscreen, and He co-hosts the podcasts Make It So and Hiram’s Lodge. He’s appeared as a pop-culture guru on the web talk shows Comics on Comics, The Fanbase Press Week In Review, Collider Heroes, ScreenJunkies TV Fights, and Fandom Planet. He’s the founder of California Coldblood Books.

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