Unveiling the Successor: Gregory Peck’s Grandson and the Legacy of Spock
In the realm of audio post-production in New York, certain names echo through the corridors of creativity, and one such resonance is Buttons, a global sound agency. While our expertise lies in crafting immersive soundscapes for commercials, today, we take a detour into the world of television and introduce a notable figure who has graced our recording studio.
As we embarked on recording ADR for the Star Trek CBS Series, an intriguing question emerged: Who would step into the iconic shoes of Dr. Spock, following the legendary Leonard Nimoy? The answer came in the form of Ethan Peck, a talented actor whose connection to Hollywood royalty extends through his lineage — he is none other than Gregory Peck’s grandson.
The announcement of Ethan Peck as the new Spock was made by Star Trek: Discovery showrunner Alex Kurtzman during the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con. In a move that captivated fans and critics alike, CBS unveiled Peck as the successor to the beloved half-Vulcan character, emphasizing his ability to embody Spock’s quintessential qualities beyond logic — traits such as empathy, intuition, compassion, confusion, and yearning.
In the official CBS press release, Kurtzman acknowledged the significance of Spock as the only member of the original bridge crew to span every era of Star Trek. Despite a brief absence in the early 2000s Star Trek: Enterprise, Spock’s enduring legacy has persisted. Kurtzman expressed confidence in Peck’s capability to honor Leonard Nimoy’s portrayal while infusing fresh perspectives to protect and expand on Spock’s enduring legacy.
Beyond the studio’s walls, Ethan Peck has demonstrated a conscientious approach to his new role. In a tweet announcing his cast
ing, he shared a photo with Nimoy’s family, signifying a respectful nod to the character’s rich history. To complete the homage, he signed off with a familiar sentiment: #LLAP — Live Long and Prosper, a phrase synonymous with the late Leonard Nimoy.
In this fusion of Hollywood legacies and futuristic narratives, our journey through audio post-production in New York has intersected with the unfolding saga of Spock’s succession. As Buttons continues to redefine auditory experiences, we applaud Ethan Peck for undertaking the challenge of carrying forward the iconic character’s mantle and ensuring the continuation of Spock’s enduring legacy in the Star Trek universe