Hemsworth, Morrison Join Trek

Aussie soap hunk Chris Hemsworth (TV’s “Home and Away”) is set to play George Samuel Kirk Sr., father of Captain James T. Kirk, in Paramount’s upcoming reinvention of “Star Trek” reports The IESB.

Hemsworth himself is just twenty four, three years younger than actor Chris Pine who’s playing Kirk, either implying that Hemsworth will likely appear in flashback, or talk of the time travel component of the script is correct.

The site also reports that “House” regular Jennifer Morrison has been confirmed for a role in the feature and speculation has her playing Carol Marcus, the civilian biologist who’s affair with Kirk in her youth led to a son. Bibi Besch played the role in 1982’s “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.”

On top of this they have a spoiler story breakdown which confirms the time-travelling Romulans aspect mentioned earlier, but brings in other elements including the Guardian of Forever and Kirk’s famed winning of the Kobayashi Maru training scenario. Click here for the full breakdown.