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(Badass Digest)   Identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's Star Trek character revealed. He's not that guy, or that guy either, or not even that other guy. Maybe   (badassdigest.com) divider line 24
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2012-12-10 11:08:08 PM  
8 votes:
Cumberbatch's quote from the trailer ... "Enjoy these final moments of peace, for I have returned to have my vengeance."

I've figured it out. The villain in Star Trek Into Darkness is Rick Berman.

/Totally makes sense.
2012-12-10 11:25:40 PM  
4 votes:
Movie cold open: Deep space with a tinge of nebula in the background. Something drifts unpowered in the distance. It approaches the camera slowly, like the Narcissus in the opening credits of Aliens. We eventually see that it's a DY-100 transport. It passes by the camera which tracks it, and we can clearly read "S.S. Botany Bay" on its side.

The camera finishes its 180 degrees pan and a Federation starship can be seen approaching in the distance. It's a Constitution-class ship.

Cut to close up of the starship. At first we think it's the Enterprise, but we see the U.S.S. Constellation NCC-1017. Without any warning, photon torpedos streak to the Botany Bay. Three successive hits completely obliterate the sleeper ship. There is a spectacular series of explosion.

As the blast dissipates, we cut to a woman at the weapons station on the Constellation's bridge. She turns to report, "Target destroyed, Ambassador Spock. No survivors confirmed."

Camera quick-pans to Spock Prime standing by the captain's seat. He says, "Thank you, Ensign... McGivers. Captain, you may resume your mission." He leaves the bridge.

Then, we move on to the actual movie with Kirk and company on the Enterprise.
2012-12-10 10:33:25 PM  
4 votes:
I'm sure he'll bring some true depth to this character...

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2012-12-10 07:46:05 PM  
3 votes:
John Harrison? What about his sidekick, Ringo McCartney?
2012-12-11 12:53:47 AM  
2 votes:

Jim_Tressel's_O-Face: All these articles and rumors are increasingly draining my capacity to care about this film. Why couldn't we have just given the franchise to Joss Whedon?


because none of jj abrams shows got cancelled six episodes in
2012-12-11 12:42:21 AM  
2 votes:

Balchinian: Benedict Cumberbatch...there really isn't any hiding where you are from with a name like that, is there?


It's the sort of name that P.G. Wodehouse might have thought up for a particularly foppish wealthy young gentleman.
2012-12-11 10:18:45 PM  
1 votes:

chewielouie: Digitalstrange: Renegade Pervert: GAT_00: texdent: Might want to warn them about the Borg too, maybe even Q.

I wouldn't. Warning them about Q means he doesn't test Picard, which means we don't get advance warning of the Borg so we can prepare. Without Q, the Borg flatten us in months when they get to us.

If memory serves, the Borg only knew about humanity because of Q?

Q introduced the Borg to Starfleet earlier than they would have reached humanity in the normal course of events but it's pretty clear he did so because he believed Picard and Co were the best chance to stop them. He tampered with history to help Starfleet, arguably because of his affection for the Enterprise-D crew.

Huh? I think it's pretty clear he was being an asshole. The Federation lost countless lives due to their war with the Borg. Further, it wasn't Picard and Co who were the best chance to stop them, nor Sisko and Co. It was Janeway.


...okay yeah, I guess you could make that argument, but thats only because she was the (wo)man on the scene, as it were, and furthermo-

/Janeway > Picard > Sisko


*record scratch*
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2012-12-11 08:37:35 PM  
1 votes:
It isn't Kahn, and here's why:

In the trailer, at one point you see "Mr. X." wearing a shirt with a starfleet emblem on it. It appears to be a casual shirt, not part of a uniform or a ruse. Kahn, as we know him from the TV show and movies, has an ego large enough that it probably wouldn't let him wear the insignia of the federation in his moment of presumed triumph while sitting in the captian's chair of whatever vessel that was, unless it was part of a ruse. He's not just going to be stting around like that having a nice quiet chat with Kirk in a starfleet undershirt. No, thats the move of someone who was in starfleet, got a bunch of rocks dropped on their crazy psychic head, is understandably somewhat annoyed about it, and has decided to return for the best kind of revenge there is: Strategic Gas Release in the Captain's Chair when no one is looking.
2012-12-11 08:31:37 AM  
1 votes:

Confabulat: The only good Star Trek ever is Kirk and Spock.

Sometimes Picard rose above his crappy show but otherwise, not a chance.

JJ Abrams Trek is REAL Star Trek.


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2012-12-11 07:37:19 AM  
1 votes:

serial_crusher: Confabulat: Alice Eve's character is reportedly Carol Marcus.

I hate this "showing the first 9 minutes before some other movie" crap. Mainly because I skipped the screening in Austin where they were going to show the beginning of the 2009 movie and then Wrath of Khan, but actually showed the whole movie. I doubt they'd do that with the Hobbit, right?


I like it. JJ Abrams knows that nerds love to guess about stuff, so he just plays these games. I don't mind; it's fun. I guess it annoys a certain sort of person who wants to know everything about a movie before they pirate it, but for the most part, I like how Abrams goes old-school Return of the Jedi style and just messes with the audience cause they want to know.

It's a game. Like a three-dimensional chess match with Spock or Solo. I really hope he's the Harrison from TOS, that's sort of clever and annoying enough to piss off a million Trekkies while they wonder why they are upset over a a trivia question only they could answer might be the Biggest Bad of Trekdom ever.

That's funny.
2012-12-11 01:49:15 AM  
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Harrison
 
This guy?
 
Somehow I think not.  He played minor characters.


I like the idea of it being that character. He's canon, he's in more episodes than Janice Rand, he apparently can run the entire ship, and where's the recognition, Kirk? Huh? No, that idiot Chekov gets all the glory.

I'd want revenge too.
2012-12-11 01:41:04 AM  
1 votes:

BalugaJoe: he should have been a black guy.


I don't see how. Both parents of Mr. Cumberbatch are white, as far as I know.
2012-12-11 01:39:26 AM  
1 votes:
Shut up and make more Sherlock.

Please.
2012-12-11 01:21:42 AM  
1 votes:

rynthetyn: Surool: rynthetyn: Balchinian: Benedict Cumberbatch...there really isn't any hiding where you are from with a name like that, is there?

It's the sort of name that P.G. Wodehouse might have thought up for a particularly foppish wealthy young gentleman.

When I started watching Sherlock, I awarded him with the title of "Actor With the Most English Name Ever". He's really good, but it sounds like a name somebody made up for a stereotypical English guy in a romantic comedy.

I believe that when he started acting he was strongly advised to change his name if he wanted to be successful and cast as anything other than upper crust prigs.


Meanwhile his face says Clever Alien Catman.
2012-12-11 12:47:57 AM  
1 votes:

rynthetyn: Balchinian: Benedict Cumberbatch...there really isn't any hiding where you are from with a name like that, is there?

It's the sort of name that P.G. Wodehouse might have thought up for a particularly foppish wealthy young gentleman.


When I started watching Sherlock, I awarded him with the title of "Actor With the Most English Name Ever". He's really good, but it sounds like a name somebody made up for a stereotypical English guy in a romantic comedy.
2012-12-11 12:21:46 AM  
1 votes:

Ed Grubermann: 1: Who?
2: Why the fark does anyone care?


1a. Benedict Cumberbatch is a British actor most famous for playing Sherlock in the BBCs fantastic modernizing of the original Doyle classics. He's kind of becoming a big name nowadays, as he will also be voicing Smaug in The Hobbit as well as playing the Necromancer.

1a. John Harrison is... Well nobody knows. It's theorized that he is based off a reoccurring background character from the original series, or is using an alias to hide his identity as Kahn or possibly Mitchell.

2. Because he's playing/is the primary antagonist of Star Trek and its STAR TREK.

Welcome to the thread.
2012-12-10 11:46:16 PM  
1 votes:
wait, there's a statute of limitations for conspiring to assassinate a president?
2012-12-10 11:35:43 PM  
1 votes:

Pai Mei: Benedict Cumberbatch?

Zinglebert Bambledack?


Slut Bunwallah.
2012-12-10 11:23:17 PM  
1 votes:
Benedict Cumberbatch?

Zinglebert Bambledack?
2012-12-10 10:50:56 PM  
1 votes:

Paleorific: Why reboot the series if you are just goig to visit the same old characters.


That strategy has kept the comic book industry in business for the past hundred years or so.
2012-12-10 10:24:55 PM  
1 votes:
Maybe he's playing Data as Sherlock Holmes?
2012-12-10 10:19:05 PM  
1 votes:

simplicimus: Lionel Mandrake: That's perfect casting!

An actor I've never heard of playing a character I've never heard of. Brilliant!

We're in alternate universe. Maybe it's a new character posing a different threat. Not everything needs to be recycled from past episodes/movies. Except Tribbles.


I think it should be an alternate universe that is very nearly indistinguishable from the original Star Trek universe, except that Romulans dress like circus clowns
2012-12-10 09:53:25 PM  
1 votes:
JOHHHHHNNNNN!
2012-12-10 09:12:17 PM  
1 votes:
Mitchell!

/I have no idea. I just loved the movie on MST3K.
 
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