Saturday, March 12, 2016

Shohreh Aghdashloo Cast in Star Trek Beyond

An interesting bit of news from Star Trek Beyond. The movie is in post production but it just added a new cast member with Shohreh Aghdashloo (24, The Expanse). The actress has established herself as playing tough no nonsense woman in leadership roles so her casting as "High Command of the Federation" fits. Of note is the top tier structure in the Prime universe is the Federation Council (think Congress) with "President of the Federation" as the leader of the entire government so the change in title could be a sign of a (rather odd) change in the Abrams-verse or just confusion in passing info about the role. The movie is doing reshoots which is normal for movies as the editing process shows that there are gaps in the footage that creates plot or character confusion. What is not all that normal is adding to the cast during the reshoot. It indicates a rather significant gap considering the Enterprise is supposed to be well into its five year mission, far away from the protection (and influence) of the Federation so bit surprised that such a role would even be needed. As always time will tell.

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