After Rogue One: A Star Wars Story brought back Peter Cushing ala CGI to portray Tarkin, the debate on CGI resurrection has raged. Many fans felt disturbed by Cushing’s presence in Rogue One, as they felt it was too obviously CGI. Others just felt it was wrong morally. Yet for Leonard Nimoy’s son, Adam Nimoy, resurrecting his father for Star Trek would be cool to see.
“Yeah I think it’s an interesting idea. I loved what they did in Rogue One. I thought it was pretty clever, and I was blown away by it, frankly. All of the stuff that Peter Cushing was doing was mind-boggling to me. I’m a sucker for that stuff. I think it should certainly be explored, but I’m not the final arbiter as to whether it’s going to happen, but I think it’s a great idea, personally.”
Adam Nimoy seems to be a big supporter of CGI resurrection, but personally, I’d like to see the technology come a bit further first. CGI human beings just aren’t up to the same visual fidelity as CGI animals yet and are too distracting on screen. Once a CGI person can pass as a normal actor, then I’d be in the same boat as Adam Nimoy.