Variety reports that Winona Ryder is going to play “the Vulcan mother of a young Spock (Zachary Quinto)” in Star Trek XI. One slight problem: Spock’s mother is human. It’s kind of essential to Spock’s character that he be the product of a mixed-species relationship. Let’s hope the Variety reporter simply got his facts wrong.
Amanda Grayson was played in the TV series (1966-1969) and in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) by Jane Wyatt, who was 57 when she created the character during the TV show’s second season. Ryder is 36 — and Quinto, the actor who will apparently be playing her son, is 30.