For his new TNT mini-series I Am the Night, actor Chris Pine reunited with his Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins, who helmed the first two episodes of the mystery series. At the premiere for I Am the Night, Chris Pine had a reunion of another sort with his Star Trek co-star Zachary Quinto. Check out the mini-reunion of the crew of the USS Enterprise below.
While I think many Star Trek fans would prefer the reunion of Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto to be one where they are both wearing Starfleet uniforms and bickering over a chosen course of action, we’ll take what we can get. Even without a Starfleet badge adorning their outfits, it is fun to see the Captain James T. Kirk and Commander Spock actors together in all their premiere finery.
It’s cool to see that these two actors who spent so much time together in the Star Trek films are so supportive of each other, with Zachary Quinto saying how proud he is of Chris Pine. He also says that Chris Pine’s work inspires him “beyond.” If you are the type of person who looks for meaning in things, it’s not quite saying ‘to boldly go’ or ‘live long and prosper’ but you could take that as a subtle nod to their Star Trek history and the last film in that franchise, Star Trek Beyond.
Of course, this mini-reunion is not about Star Trek, it is about Chris Pine’s new show I Am the Night. With regard to that, Zachary Quinto is very complimentary in his Instagram post about the show itself and his former co-star and Captain, Chris Pine. The Spock actor gave I Am the Night a hearty recommendation, calling it “stellar” and indeed some of the early reviews of the series have highlighted Chris Pine’s performance.
I Am the Night is based on true events and tells the story of Fauna Hodel, a teenager who was given away at birth and doesn't dig into her past until a discovery rocks her world and forces her to unravel the mystery of where she came from. During her investigation into her origin, she meets with a down-on-his-luck reporter played by Chris Pine and together they begin to unravel a mystery that leads to Hollywood’s most infamous unsolved murder, the Black Dahlia.
It’s a pulpy role for Chris Pine, coming off of his turn as Robert the Bruce in Netflix’s Outlaw King, but everyone is wondering when a proper Star Trek reunion will happen, specifically onscreen in Star Trek 4. To that end little is certain as the film has went through a winding saga of contract disputes that eventually led to the film seemingly being cancelled.
So the future of Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk and Zachary Quinto’s Commander Spock remains uncertain. Therefore we will have to enjoy mini-reunions of the cast like the one as they remind of us what was and what might hopefully still be in the future.
I Am the Night premieres on TNT on January 28 at 9 p.m. ET. We’ll continue to bring you all the latest on the future of the Star Trek film franchise and check out our 2019 Release Schedule to see the biggest movies heading to theaters this year.