PHOTOS: Celebs get the Vulcan makeover

May 16, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. ET

With the Star Trek into Darkness release just around the corner, we're reminded of the cult-like Trekkies who live and breathe all things Star Trek. We got looking at pictures of the original cast of Star Trek and were struck by the similarities between them and select celebrities. Take a gander — what do you think? Should we have cast Star Trek into Darkness?

Star Trek James Kirk

Star Trek Conan O'BrienJames T. Kirk/Conan O’Brien

It’s no secret that Conan O’Brien is brilliant at impersonations. OK, he’s really good at superimposing his face and mouth (or body, in the case of the following YouTube clip) on a celebrity and making them say and do funny stuff. Is it just us or is he a dead ringer for the commander of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Captain Kirk? Perhaps Conan should be beamed up into the next Star Trek movie.

All Star Trek images courtesy Getty, Conan image courtesy Ai-wire/WENN

Dr. Spock

Jim Parsons

Mr. Spock/Jim Parsons

If you slapped some pointed ears on The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and pumped him full of green blood, he could be Mr. Spock’s twin. Both Spock and Parson’s Sheldon are brainiacs who make everyone around them feel like they’re still using sticks and rocks to do math problems. No starship should be without a curiously eared genius.

Image courtesy Fayes Vision/WENN

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Star Trek Scotty

Donald Trump

Scotty/Donald Trump

What a striking resemblance! Is it the hair? The round face? Or is it the can-do spirit both these men possess that accounts for the similarity? Scotty is the irrefutable HTIC (Head Trekkie in Charge) of the U.S.S. Enterprise and The Donald is the HDICE (Head Dude in Charge of Everything) — or so he thinks.

Image courtesy Aaron Gilbert/WENN

Star Trek Dr. McCoy

Gary SineseDr. McCoy/Gary Sinise

Not only do Dr. McCoy and Gary Sinise look as if they're twins separated at birth, but Dr. McCoy is the U.S.S. Enterprise’s chief doc and Gary Sinise played a doctor in The Forgotten! Yeah, so Gary played a psychiatrist, but playing a medical doctor and surgeon can’t be much of a stretch from there.

Image courtesy WENN

Star Trek Chekov

Jane FondaChekov/Jane Fonda

Chekov, who started out as the U.S.S. Enterprise’s chief navigator, bears a bold likeness to Jane Fonda. The proud Russian officer was known for being a bit of a hothead in his youth, and Fonda too has been very outspoken over the years. All Fonda would need is a Sam Donaldson-like wig and she’d be a dead ringer.

Image courtesy Apega/WENN

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Sulu Star Trek

Ken JeongHikaru Sulu/Ken Jeong

Wow, it’s as if Ken Jeong was genetically engineered to play the role of Sulu! Naturally when we think of Ken Jeong, we think of him as Mr. Chow, the kidnapper in The Hangover. We can hardly imagine Sulu shouting “Toodle-oo, mother f***ers!" at the top of his lungs. But if we're going on looks alone, Sulu and Mr. Chow are practically interchangeable.

Image courtesy WENN

Star Trek Uhura


How much did we want to be the ultra-cool, Swahili-speaking Uhura when we were kids? She got to wear that sassy uniform and those killer boots, and she got to play with a control panel all day. Then she got to go on various adventures like capturing humpback whales to save Earth! If Jackee shares our childhood desire to be Uhura, she could easily be cast as Uhura’s double — they're the spitting image of each other.

Image courtesy Reggie Collier