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    Star Trek's Zachary Quinto on Rumors He's Quitting Spock: "Simmer Down," People!

    Zachary Quinto, Mr. Spock, Star Trek

    Your reaction is not logical.

    That's what Zachary Quinto wants Trekkies the universe over to know after remarks he gave to Entertainment Weekly earlier this week led some fans to believe he's quitting the role of Spock after Star Trek Into Darkness beams its way into theaters next summer.

    The brouhaha over Quinto boldly exiting the franchise got started after he spoke to the magazine about his current arc on American Horror Story as a forward-thinking psychotherapist who butts heads with Jessica Lange's character.

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    At the end of the sit-down, the 35-year-old actor stated he's ready to "go in a different direction" with his career once his AHS stint is over and J.J. Abrams' eagerly awaited sequel to his 2009 Star Trek reboot is out.

    "It's like an era of association with certain roles—a specific part like Spock, or a kind of part, like Sylar [his character in Heroes]—is coming to an end," Quinto said.

    Yesterday, he took to Twitter to clarify his statement, though it's worth noting not necessarily putting the matter completely to bed.

    "Simmer down kids. rumors are rumors for a reason. quotes out of context. let's let the second movie come out before we talk about a third...," the 35-year-old thesp tweeted.

    Here's hoping he stays with the Enterprise for a long time to come.

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