“Star Trek” casting call: boldly go where no fan has gone before


Has anyone ever told you that
you look weird exotic?

Do you have any unique facial

Are you willing to make sacrifices
for the sake of art?

If so, and you live near Burbank,
CA, this is your chance to explore strange new worlds — like the set
of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek movie. Open casting call is this Saturday,
November 10, 2:30–5 p.m., at 3108 Magnolia Blvd., across from Pinocchio’s

Everyone is welcome, male or female, ages
18–70, any ethnicity, as long as you are "thin, athletic
[and] fit," have brown or black hair and are OK with having part of your eyebrows
in case
you are cast as a Vulcan or Romulan. If you’ve already had your ears sculpted, so much the better.

Here’s how to get the inside
track: look "interesting."

"Talent with interesting
and unique facial features such as: long necks, small heads, extremely
large heads, wide-set eyes, bug eyes, close-set eyes, large forehead,
short upper lip, pronounced cheekbones, over- or undersized ears and/or
nose, facial deformities, ultra plain-looking people, ultra perfect-looking
people, pure wholesome looks, twins, triplets, emaciated talent, regally
poised and postured talent, or other visually unique characteristics."

You know, a woman with several
of those features asked me to dance at a women’s bar a few weeks ago.
Too bad I lost her number — she’d be a shoo-in.

What can you expect if you
get cast? The opportunity to have a professional makeup artist help
you look your best.

A designer wardrobe.

And a chance to work with a
diverse group of fellow actors.

Oh, one thing you should know.
These roles likely are redshirts, which means you’ll probably get killed.
But hey, death scene.

Details on the casting call
are here. Let us know if you plan to go and
be sure to report back with the scoop. And even if you can’t make it,
tell us what species you’d like to be. Whether in a movie or not.

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