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Clifton Collins Jr., Not Stephen Collins, Joins Star Trek Cast

Written by: Tony Lazlo, CC2K Staff Writer

ImageSource: Variety

A former nemesis of Sydney Bristow has joined the cast of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek: Clifton Collins Jr. He'll play one of villain Eric Bana's henchmen.

Collins played Javier Perez on a few episodes of Alias in season three. His other credits include Traffic, Capote and Babel.

Variety also confirmed the weird casting of Chris Hemsworth as Capt. Kirk's father. We noted that Hemsworth is barely three years the senior of Chris Pine, who's playing Kirk.

Side note: When I read Variety's headline, I totally thought for a second that Stephen Collins had been cast in this movie. I've always liked Collins' performance in the much maligned Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and I think he'd make a great addition to this project.


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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