Ethan Peck as Spock Assessed . . .

Ethan Peck is the current incarnation of who is arguably the most iconic character ever within the Star Trek franchise. You can see Ethan Peck each week, in the...

Ethan Peck is the current incarnation of who is arguably the most iconic character ever within the Star Trek franchise. You can see Ethan Peck each week, in the incredible new series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. SciFiPulse is loving him in the role, and here’s why . . .

 

Continuity . . .

What’s good to see is that Spock is continuing the journey he began in Star Trek: Discovery. Fans were really pleased to see the return of Spock. So, when news broke that Spock would again be returning to the Star Trek universe, they were even happier. Furthermore, they saw that Spock was still greatly affected by the events of Discovery. Spock referred to them, in episode one, Strange New Worlds, which we reviewed. That wasn’t all that we saw further explored. There’s also been much more about the development of Spock being “of two worlds”, which has been great.

The All-Important Duality

Spock seems “more Vulcan”, in Strange New Worlds. This shows that the writers really know what they’re doing, in terms of the character’s history. At this point, Spock wasn’t really at ease with his humanity. Consequently, we get to see a journey for the character, as Spock begins to explore his humanity. This has been achieved really well by seeing the relationship between Spock and T-Pring (Gia Sandhu). ‘Spock Amok’ was a wonderful example of this occurring.

Peck’s Skills

Ethan Peck really does give an authentic portrayal of the legendary Spock. It’s authentic in the sense that the all-important conflict we’ve mentioned is there. This sort of nuance is vital to get right, and Peck nails it. Also, whilst there’s a sense of paying homage to the much-missed and loved Leonard Nimoy, Peck establishes himself as highly capable of taking up the mantle of a hugely popular character. Something else that’s important is that we see Spock “Pre-Kirk”. It’s great to see a version of Spock that shows us the earlier, unexplored years of the famous Vulcan . . .

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