The reviews for Star Trek have been mostly positive, so it's okay to assume the sequel that Paramount gave the go ahead to a few weeks ago is going to happen. Here's a quick look at the "cast of unknowns" who actually have a lot of acting credits between them.

Chris Pine starred opposite Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2
and Lindsay pre-rehab trips Lohan in Just My Luck. He was nearly unrecognizable in Smokin' Aces, but his least hated project was probably the little seen Bottle Shock.

After a few the less said the better television show appearances, Zachary Quinto joined the cast of Heroes in 2006 as the character Sylar. His casting was probably the least hated out of all, and that's saying a lot.

Zoe Saldana played second to Britney Spears in her one and only film Crossroads. She's also backed up Ashton Kutcher (Guess Who), Kirsten Dunst (Get Over It), and Mariah's husband Nick Cannon in Drumline. It's nice to see her starring on her own poster for once.

Bringing some credibility to the role of the villain is Eric Bana. Aside from working with Steven Spielberg on the film Munich, Bana has played everything from the Incredible Hulk (Hulk) to King Henry (The Other Boleyn Girl). He's even following up Star Trek with the Judd Apatow film Funny People.

As for the rest of the cast…
John Cho steps into the role of Sulu. Simon Pegg of comedies like Shaun of the Dead plays Scotty. Karl Urban (Leonard "Bones" McCoy) will be recognizable to the Lord of the Rings fan base after starring in two of the three films. Anton Yelchin has gone from less seen films like Alpha Dog and Charlie Bartlett to two summer blockbusters with Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins premiering just weeks after Star Trek.

Even if you still don't recognize any of the above, the original Spock Leonard Nimoy plays the role in a brief cameo.

Story by Lauren Attaway

Starpulse contributing writer