"It's exciting, and there's a lot of anticipation," he said. "I hope it lives up to people's expectations."
He said "Star Trek" breeds some of Hollywood's most loyal fans, and for the most part the diehards have been "pretty respectful and supportive."
Still, he said he has to play Mr. Spock based on his gut and not how the fans might write the role. "I can't open myself up to other people's opinions unless they're people I know and trust their opinions."