Which soccer players would make good Star Trek characters?

May 14, 2009

With the new Star Trek film out, we thought we’d have a bit of fun and see which soccer players could play the famous characters.

They’ve changed all the actors anyway and brought in a youthful crop, so why not?

Over at Kottke.org, they’ve already done it with NBA players. Captain Kirk is Tony Parker they reckon.

Reuters resident Trekkies Kevin Fylan and Alison Wildey had a bash at a soccer version but please come up with your own ideas in the comments below.

1. David Beckham as Kirk (if not John Terry or Steven Gerrard)

2. Someone logical and Germanic as Spock, so maybe Arsene Wenger

3. Scotty would have to be a little powerhouse who fixes it just in time like Maradona (or a Scotsman like Archie Gemmill)

4. Bones is tricky. Are there any doctors in football? Dr Josef Venglos? Did Norman Whiteside go off and get a physio qualification?

5. We need the guy in red who gets shot at the start of each episode. Darren Fletcher?

PHOTO: Cast member Zachary Quinto poses at the premiere of the movie “Star Trek” at the Grauman’s Chinese theatre in Hollywood, California April 30, 2009. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Don’t forget Brazil’s 1980′s player Socrates, who is a physician….

Posted by LockBull | Report as abusive

Archie Gemmill is a good call…

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Manchester United’s Vidic is a cast iron cling on

Posted by Gertrude | Report as abusive

Has to be Didier Drogba for the guy in red who gets shot. He gets plenty of practice crumpling to the ground every week.

Posted by mark | Report as abusive

There’d have to be a place for Pierluigi Collina in there somewhere, surely

Posted by j | Report as abusive

Andrei Shevcheckov?

Posted by KG | Report as abusive

As Chekov, presumably…?

Posted by Kevin Fylan | Report as abusive

Well yes Kevin, as I stated!

Posted by KG | Report as abusive

Steve Coppell for Scotty beceause he cannae take any more.

I guess I’m “old school”. I prefer the original star trek series, back
in the day when doing endorsements was unheard of. But if Kirk did
do endorsements, would it be like this cartoon??
http://pastexpiry.blogspot.com/2009/05/c artoon-star-trek-endorsement.html

*CARTOON*

I sort of think Fernando Torres would be more the young Kirk. He has those boyish looks and golden touch (witness euro 2008 final). Gerrard would be more Riker.

Posted by alvis | Report as abusive

Kenny Deuchar is a doctor. He could help round out your Star Trek team.

Posted by Dave | Report as abusive

Surely there must be a role in there for Carlos Tevez as some less-than-alluring baddie from a strange and wattled planet. I would also have suggested Wayne Rooney but he is already busy playing ‘Shrek’.

Posted by Julian | Report as abusive