Who Wants To Be In The New STAR TREK?

It looks like there’s an extras casting call this Saturday, November 10 in Burbank for J J Abrams new Star Trek film. The details, with maybe a slight spoiler or two, are as follows-

Seeking:[MALES & FEMALES] – Ages 18-70, any ethnicity: to play Cadets: young, fresh-faced, Military types: marching experience preferred, thin, regal talent with BROWN or BLACK hair AND are OK with their eyebrows being shaved from the arch outward to portray a Vulcan-type eyebrow shape.

Talent with interesting and unique facial features such as: long necks, small heads, extremely large heads, wide-set eyes, bug eyes, close-set eyes, large forehead, short upper lip, pronounced cheekbones, over- or undersized ears and/or nose, facial deformities, ultra plain-looking people, ultra perfect-looking people, pure wholesome looks, twins, triplets, emaciated talent, regally poised and postured talent, or other visually unique characteristics.

Everyone must be thin, athletic, fit; wardrobe will be form-fitting. All hair lengths on males and females welcome.

Bring: Close-up full facial NON-SMILING snapshot AND a waist-up body shot in Fitted Clothing.

Ladies with long hair, PLEASE pull your hair back in a severe ponytail. Do not wear heavy makeup in your photograph. If your hair is long, let the ponytail length show over your shoulder. If you do not have these photos, we will take them of you for free.

Wear fitted clothing for the photo.


Open Call: Saturday, November 10, 2007.
Hours: 2:30-5 p.m.
Address: 3108 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
(across from Pinocchio’s Restaurant)

That fact that it’s an open call suggests that the average fan who meets the physical requirements has a good shot at maybe landing the gig. It brings to mind how many fans, including such known fans as Bjo Trimble, who had spearheaded the “Save Star Trek” letter writing campaigns that helped to keep the original series on the air in the late 60s, and “The Trouble With Tribbles” episode writer David Gerrold, were used as extras during the crew briefing scene in Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979).

Via Coming Soon.

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