This is a simple thread. Which Star Trek: The Original Series villain do you think Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in the latest JJ Abrams Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness? I've put down five options. I know I said four elsewhere, but it may be that Cumberbatch's character may even be an original creation.
The options are:
Khan Noonien Singh is perhaps the most popular option, the infamous genetically engineered villain from Space Seed and the second Star Trek movie.
2. Gary Mitchell.
This has proved to be another popular possibility, and one I personally think is the case. After all, an old friend of Kirk's gone bad through psychic powers is sure to make this journey an extremely personal one. From the episode Where No Man Has Gone Before.
3. Charlie Evans.
AKA Charlie X, from the episode of the same name. Psychic, psychotic, and generally immature. Imagine the havoc he would wreak on the Federation?
A possibility that occurred to me while preparing this poll. Every Trekkie fanboy and fangirl is scrambling to figure out who Cumberbatch plays. What if he is playing an original character, or else one who is a combination of one or many of the above?
He may be playing another Star Trek villain that I haven't listed here. Please specify in the posts. I might add a new option if enough people specify the same character, as my knowledge of Star Trek: The Original Series isn't that great.
The Doctor: There's one thing you never put in a trap, if you're smart, if you value your continued existence, if you have any plans about seeing tomorrow, there's one thing you never, ever put in a trap... Me.
-Doctor Who: The Time of Angels