Jack Lord is Kirk!

With all the excitement over the announcement that there will be a new Star Trek film, casting discussions can begin in earnest. But what about the casting of the original Star Trek series this film will apparently reboot, with new actors in the iconic roles of Kirk and Spock?

Way back in the 1960s, William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy weren’t the only actors in the frame to play Kirk and Spock. Hawaii 5-0‘s Jack Lord was up for the role of starship captain while Martin Landau – who instead did Mission: Impossible – was up for the role of the alien Spock.

Artist Martin Geraghty came up with this “What If” image many moon ago, which I thought some reading this might enjoy…

Martin Geraghty created this art featuring Martin Landau as Spock and Jack Lord as Captain Kirk for Star Trek Magazine.

Martin Geraghty created this art featuring Martin Landau as Spock and Jack Lord as Captain Kirk for Star Trek Magazine.

The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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