Mr. Spock suits up for a gravity-defying new Star Trek 2 set pic

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Dec 17, 2012

We haven't seen a lot yet from the set of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel (in part because Abrams REALLY doesn't want you to see anything), but from everything we have seen it seems Spock is one busy Vulcan. First he went toe to toe with Benedict Cumberbatch, and now he's suited up for a very fiery mission.

At first glance this photo is more than a little silly. You've got Zachary Quinto dangling in front of a green screen, obviously a bit uncomfortable, in a very shimmery red suit Leonard Nimoy's probably glad he never had to wear. The costume is certainly amusing to look at, but it's what the costume is for that caught our eye.

The photo came complete with this description from the photographer, which turns out to be our first real information about any of the settings for the Trek sequel.

"After first rehearsing the scene with a Spock's stunt double actor, Zachary Quinto was then rigged to a wire in front of a large green screen and lifted to a height of 10 stories high then dropped at a high rate of speed as if he was falling. In the scene Spock is wearing a 'Volcano Suit' and carrying an unknown piece of equipment with the Starfleet emblem. A volcano is somehow involved in this scene. The crew had a real fire burning off camera to catch the fire reflections on Spock's 'Volcano Suit'.

So Mr. Spock is apparently descending into a fiery abyss in Trek 2. That's intriguing, though now we're wondering if he has to go it alone or if any other members of the Enterprise crew were willing to help him out on this mission. And, since we know that J.J. Abrams doesn't plan to call the flick simply Star Trek 2, this image raises another important question: Does this mean the sequel is set up to be called Mr. Spock Versus the Volcano?

(via Collider)

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