No, it couldn’t be. Could it?
Don’t get me wrong. I’ve nothing personally against Ben Affleck. I have enjoyed his work in Kevin Smith‘s films, for instance. Nor am I a rabid Trekkie (Trekker, whatever) who hangs on every piece of canon or near-canon that comes from the land of Paramount.
But Ben Affleck? In Star Trek?
I thought Scott Bakula was actually a good choice as the Captain in the short-lived Enterprise. I’d enjoyed his work in Quantum Leap where he earned his science fiction chops. But Ben Affleck? Playing, perhaps, a young Captain Kirk?
No, that’s just wrong. Forget suspension of disbelief. My disbelief would need to be tackled, bound, put in a sack, and dumped in the East River.
That said, I suppose there could be worse choices. Here’s my Top Ten list of people who should never appear in a Star Trek movie or television episode: