Oh, man, I can’t even properly express how excited it makes me that they’re casting Quinto as Spock. Not too sure about having “old” Spock in there, too, though. Aside from possible cheesiness surrounding flashbacks/time-travel/what-have-you, having Nimoy will highlight the differences between his portrayal of Spock and Quinto’s.
Either Quinto will play it just like Nimoy (“He was doing a Nimoy impression the whole time! Awful!”) or he’ll make the role his own (“He wasn’t anything like the real Spock and it was so obvious! Awful!”). Either way, I imagine there’ll be bitching, but that was a given no matter what they did, I guess.
obfusciatrist - Good point. Quinto is 30 as opposed to the 35 that Nimoy was when he first played Spock, but Quinto is fairly baby-faced. If it is set at the academy, I guess they’ll be in their mid- to late-twenties and about to graduate. If Bones has already finished his medical training, then that would put them all in their late-twenties, wouldn’t it? After training to be an officer, how old are they at graduation anyway? Anyone know all the ins and outs of this?