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EXCLUSIVE: Zachary Quinto Addresses Oliver Stone's Pokémon Go Comments at Comic-Con

by Desiree Murphy 5:27 PM PDT, July 21, 2016
Playing EXCLUSIVE: Zachary Quinto Addresses Oliver Stone's Pokémon Go Comments at Comic-Con

Even at Comic-Con, guests can't escape Pokémon Go!

During Thursday's Snowden panel, Zachary Quinto referenced the location-based mobile game that has seemingly taken the world by storm.

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While many of Quinto's colleagues are all for the latest craze, Snowden's director and writer, Oliver Stone, doesn't appear to be a fan. "It's not really funny, because what you're saying is on the money," he explained. "It's a new level of invasion."

"You'll see a new form of, frankly, a robot society," he added. "It's what they call totalitarianism."

Once the panel wrapped, Quinto weighed in on Stone's highly buzzed-about comments while speaking with ET's Ashley Crossan.

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"I tried to make light of it. He went a little bit more to the real heart of the matter, which I think is a really relevant point that he made," the 39-year-old actor, who also isn't a huge fan of the game, explained. "I had posted something to Instagram the other day that I thought was really funny -- [a video] from a press junket that we did in London where Chris Pine and Sofia Boutella were [saying], 'Pikachu' [over and over], and I was trying to talk about my judgement of Pokémon Go, which people didn't take really kindly to."

i love my friends so much. but i do not love pokemon go. sorry not sorry. @sofisia7 @startrekmovie

A video posted by Zachary Quinto (@zacharyquinto) on

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"I think it's great that people are engaging with one another, but I feel like the ultimate goal for us is to be able to do that without these devices in our hands," he continued. "And I realize that technology has evolved and there's a lot of good that comes from that, and I have no judgement of people that are into it, but I feel like, how do we facilitate the conversation about connecting without these devices between us? That's the point I was trying to make, but people weren't happy."

Snowden hits theaters on Sept. 16, 2016.

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