Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Who is Benedict Cumberbatch playing in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Khan
4
44%
Gary Mitchell
1
11%
Charlie Evans
0
No votes
Original/Composite
1
11%
Other
3
33%
 
Total votes : 9

Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Quatermass » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:20 pm

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:

1. Khan.

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?


4. Original/Composite.

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?


5. Other.

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.
All you need to understand
Is everything you know is wrong!


-Weird Al Yankovic
User avatar
Quatermass
Member
 
Posts: 5672
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:58 am

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby MongoGutman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:53 am

I voted "other" because i thought he might be playing Jimmy Saville
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball
User avatar
MongoGutman
Member
 
Posts: 1271
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:29 pm
Location: London UK

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Quatermass » Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:08 am

MongoGutman wrote:I voted "other" because i thought he might be playing Jimmy Saville


Be serious. The Jimmy Saville story broke while filming was well underway.
All you need to understand
Is everything you know is wrong!


-Weird Al Yankovic
User avatar
Quatermass
Member
 
Posts: 5672
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:58 am

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby MongoGutman » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:43 am

Ah, yes, that'll be the reason...
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball
User avatar
MongoGutman
Member
 
Posts: 1271
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:29 pm
Location: London UK

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Quatermass » Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:13 am

Anyway, Saville's more likely to be a Doctor Who villain.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Fix_with_Sontarans
All you need to understand
Is everything you know is wrong!


-Weird Al Yankovic
User avatar
Quatermass
Member
 
Posts: 5672
Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 3:58 am

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:11 am

Khan is most likely i think. The extra footage in the japanese trailer is very reminiscent of the kirk/spock scene in Star Trek 2. (though it could be a red herring) not to mention the guy is obviously a good fighter, which would fit with the super soldier thing. and there is nothing there to indicate extra powers (telekenetics, etc)

there is another possibility, its not a villain at all. What I mean is, it could be a character from TOS, but one that wasn't a villain there. maybe someone that kirk helped in the past in TOS, but in this timeline wasn't able to. (I know there were ones like that, but i'm racking my brain to remember.) or someone else. Chocran maybe?
"The reason an author needs to know the rules of grammar isn't so he or she never breaks them, but so the author knows how to break them."
User avatar
raptornx01
Member
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:03 am
Location: South florida, US

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Penfold » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:14 pm

I went for "Other" and Colonel Phillip Green. I had to do a bit of research (Star Trek Encyclopaedia) since I only vaguely recalled mention of a notorious human war criminal that Kirk battled (albeit not on Earth). Subsequent checks on Google, 'Colonel Green', I came up with THIS which looks like it might fit in with the plot. :D

Having come up with all this, it probably is a very young Khan after all. :lol:
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.


Len Brook Photography
User avatar
Penfold
Member
 
Posts: 7338
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:59 am
Location: Worthing

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:58 pm

I reckon it's Gary Seven who is still miffed that he never got his own spin-off series. :lol:
"Goodness is about what you do. Not what you pray to."
User avatar
Tonyblack
Moderator
 
Posts: 29197
Joined: Fri Jul 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Location: Cardiff, Wales

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Dotsie » Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:06 pm

I think it's Khan, just cos he's so famous as a TOS villain. I was going to speculate regarding Colonel Green, but Penners beat me to it :P
What's up with this glass? Excuse me? Excuse me? This is my glass? I don't think so. My glass was full! And it was a bigger glass!
User avatar
Dotsie
Member
 
Posts: 9413
Joined: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:07 am

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Jack Remillard » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:01 pm

The Rani.

Spoiler: show
I don't know. :D Maybe an original character.
User avatar
Jack Remillard
Member
 
Posts: 425
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:00 pm

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:54 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I reckon it's Gary Seven who is still miffed that he never got his own spin-off series. :lol:


No, Captain Robert April. The Enterprise Captain that practically NO ONE remembers. Think he'd have a bigger beef now :lol:
"The reason an author needs to know the rules of grammar isn't so he or she never breaks them, but so the author knows how to break them."
User avatar
raptornx01
Member
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:03 am
Location: South florida, US

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby raptornx01 » Wed Dec 12, 2012 3:56 pm

and the winner IS....

Spoiler: show
John Harrison

http://www.aintitcool.com/node/59945

DunDunDUUUNN :lol:
"The reason an author needs to know the rules of grammar isn't so he or she never breaks them, but so the author knows how to break them."
User avatar
raptornx01
Member
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Fri Jan 13, 2012 2:03 am
Location: South florida, US

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby MongoGutman » Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:28 pm

Annakin Skywalker
Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? ~~ Oddball
User avatar
MongoGutman
Member
 
Posts: 1271
Joined: Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:29 pm
Location: London UK

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Jack Remillard » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:07 pm

The Dread Pirate Roberts.

And yes, I did read the contents of raptornx01's spoiler tag, but I think he's just the latest Dread Pirate Roberts. :D
User avatar
Jack Remillard
Member
 
Posts: 425
Joined: Tue Oct 27, 2009 6:00 pm

Re: Who is Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek Into Darkness?

Postby Willem » Wed Dec 12, 2012 8:32 pm

Hes playing Rumpelstiltskin, that's why noone knows his name yet.
Scientists are predicting the future will be much more futuristic than originally predicted
User avatar
Willem
Member
 
Posts: 1806
Joined: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:13 pm
Location: Weert, The Netherlands

Next

Return to TV, film, theatre

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests