May 21 2024


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Hemsworth To Host SNL

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Chris Hemsworth, best-known to Trek fans for his role of George Kirk in Star Trek (2009), will be hosting Saturday Night Live.

This will be Hemsworth’s first appearance on the popular show.

NBC announced that Hemsworth will be the host on the episode that will be airing on Saturday, March 7.

Hemsworth will be joined by the musical guest The Zac Brown Band.

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 PM ET on NBC.

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  1. > Chris Hemsworth, best-known to Trek fans for his role of George Kirk in Star Trek (2009),

    No. I dare say Trek fans, like the general population, know him best for his role as Thor.

    I *really* wish TrekToday would stop referring to well-established actors as nothing more than the tiny roles they played on a Trek episode or movie. I’m not denying they played a part of Trek’s history, but to say they’re “best known to Trek fans as [XYZ]” comes across as disingenuous at best. Like Cumberbatch being known for his role as Khan. Sorry, that is *not* what he’s going to be remembered for.

    Not saying it’s incorrect. It just sounds lame. It makes Trek fans look like they live in a bubble where nothing exists outside of Trek.

  2. Best known to TREK fans. His best-known role elsewhere would be Thor, but Trek-only fans would know him as George Kirk.

  3. P.S. It’s a TREK news site. We focus on Trek news, hence the emphasis on an actor’s Trek work. If we were general sci-fi, it would be different.

  4. And Trek-only fans would point out that George Kirk could whip Thor in a fight, hands down.

  5. I suppose I could do that. Never know what gets people in a tizzy though, LOL. Wouldn’t have even made it over my fan radar.

  6. I’m no fan of JJTrek, but even I know him from the opening of ST09, before I’d know him as Thor (I’m no fan of the Marvel films, other than Spiderman 2 w/Doc Ock).

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