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2013-02-04 05:04:09 PM
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imgod2u:
So really, how would humanity determine which were bred from the Eugenics program and which weren't?

The 18 inch penis would be a dead giveaway.

Especially on the women.
2013-02-04 01:24:16 PM
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Nuclear Monk: Jeremysbrain: Here is my guess: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a Klingon.  This movie is about Klingons.  Remember in the original series they looked like Humans and in at least one case they infiltrated the Federation.

And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.

OOOr....maybe Benedict is playing a Tribble.  This *is* a reboot, after all.


So a self-replicating Benedict Cumberbatch... thousands of him wandering the universe?

/that sound you hear is millions of women going *sploosh*
2013-02-04 10:17:52 AM
2 votes:

Clash City Farker: Mitchell.


"Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine?"
2013-02-04 08:46:56 AM
2 votes:

DammitIForgotMyLogin: Gary Mitchell


He's playing the alternate universe holodeck Moriarty, who found a way to travel back in time.
2013-02-04 04:40:36 PM
1 votes:

imgod2u: salvador.hardin: Giltric: How does Peter Wellers "CEO" role work into the movie.

How did the Eugenics thing start, was it a biotech company or was it a government run thing?


The idea was that scientifically bred supermen took over much of the planet in the 1990s and became Tyrants. There's no real attribution to whether the science was private or government funded. Since the original episode was written in the 1960s when most cutting edge science was publicly funded, I think we can assume it was more or less a government project. It was also something that happened in many nations at once, which has the smell of an arms race. Eugenics was pretty popular science in the early part of the 20th century but had fallen from favor by the 1960s, largely because it was used by the Nazis as justification for the whole master race thing.

Anyway, in the Trekverse the science was outlawed after the Tyrants were defeated and exiled. Enterprise featured a few episodes with Data's creator's ancestor pursuing Eugenics as a rogue scientist.

That never made sense to me unless the genetically enhanced were sterile. Otherwise, like any other genetic modification, they'd mix and mingle with the rest of humanity. Yes, Eugenics is specifically about controlling breeding but you can't tell me that in the midst of all out global chaos, more than enough of them didn't get it on with regular humans.

So really, how would humanity determine which were bred from the Eugenics program and which weren't?


Maybe some did. Maybe those genes are in the pool of humanity from that point on. Maybe Zephram Cochrane, born in the 2030s, was a second or third generation descendant and gifted with genetically enhanced intellect. That would explain why he is able to conceive of and develop Warp technology in the wake of a nuclear apocalypse despite the notable disadvantage of being frequently and thoroughly sauced.
2013-02-04 12:49:47 PM
1 votes:

Jeremysbrain: Here is my guess: Benedict Cumberbatch is playing a Klingon.  This movie is about Klingons.  Remember in the original series they looked like Humans and in at least one case they infiltrated the Federation.

And "Trials and Tribble-ations" showed that human looking Klingon's did indeed exist in TNG and DS9 continuity.


OOOr....maybe Benedict is playing a Tribble.  This *is* a reboot, after all.
2013-02-04 10:56:42 AM
1 votes:
Harry Mudd was captured by Nero as a child and tortured for decades until he went insane.
2013-02-04 10:49:40 AM
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: OtherLittleGuy: LDM90: amindtat: bhcompy: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

Sybok

Maurice Picard

Thomas Riker

Vina

A pissed off Captain Proton


Check me: Robert April.
2013-02-04 10:34:15 AM
1 votes:

This Face Left Blank: Clash City Farker: Mitchell.

"Who's the puffy guy who's a big blurry sex machine?"


Harry Mudd?
2013-02-04 10:23:05 AM
1 votes:

StrikitRich: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Maybe he's Garth of Izar


I would be up for this. He was repaired by aliens wasn't he; that could account for the superb jumping abilities maybe? However, I think Karl Urban let slip it was Mitchell in an interview, although granted that could be misdirection.

Of course, could be he's playing a Mooninite. I understand their vertical leap is beyond all measurement.
2013-02-04 10:10:37 AM
1 votes:

Bith Set Me Up: DammitIForgotMyLogin: some_beer_drinker: He is NOT khan. carry on.

Gary Mitchell

I was guessing another Gary: Gary Seven.


But Gary Seven wasn't better.  He was from the Copper Age and educated in the future.  The only thing that made him "better" was a sonic screwdri---er...supercharged pen.  And a giant computer in his office.
2013-02-04 09:29:07 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: "Ever wanted to see what it'd be like to torture the USS Enterprise?"

So, they're going to watch old episodes of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on the viewscreens?
2013-02-04 08:16:27 AM
1 votes:

Any Pie Left: The promos have all been heavy on effects and light on plot or characterization, which does not bode well.


How would you suggest they show plot or character development in a less than minute long preview???
 
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