Remember the rumors of Matt Damon being in line to play Kirk?
Which would you have rather had in that case, Damon or Wahlberg?
I think Wahlberg could have done the part well.
And it's been some time since I've seen him referred to by his old rap moniker...I think he's earned some kind of respect. Chris Pine? the most I can think of him is "Wow, his dad used to be Sgt. Getraer on "CHiPS"...