Chris Pine As Kirk
This clip tells the challenge of selecting an actor who can do justice to the character James T. Kirk in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek. The director discuss when actor Chris Pine was hired to play James T. Kirk in the J.J. Abrams Star Trek films, he knew he couldn't simply do an impersonation of William Shatner; it would have come across as parody. He had to find a way to capture the essence of Kirk without directly imitating the original actor. This was fairly easy in 2009's "Star Trek" because he was playing a very young Kirk Â€Â" something Shatner had never done. But with "Star Trek Into Darkness," Pine was required to take on the more familiar captain's role, and he manages to make it his own. Here's a look at five moments when Pine's performance made us say, "Oh yeah, that's Kirk!"