Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Warp Speed Wednesdays: The Wrath of John?
Earlier this week...
Me: Benedict Cumberbatch might not be Khan, after all.
Me: Yes. I assumed it was a given that he was Khan in "Into Darkness," but I just read that it's only a rumour.
Me: This would explain why in the trailers his character is wearing a shirt with a Starfleet insignia. That struck me as odd.
Me: There was another rumor that he was Gary Mitchell.
Me: From "Where No Man Has Gone Before." The Enterprise attempts to leave our galaxy but they encounter a barrier that gives two of the crew ESP and telekinetic powers.
Me: You've seen it. In the end Kirk and Mitchell battle it out with Styrofoam boulders.
Me: But now it appears that was a rumour based solely on a single comment made by Karl Urban. Cumberbatch's character is some one name John Harrison.
Me: Which means that Alice Eve's character is not Elizabeth Denher. She's now been identified as Carol Marcus. That's kind of cool.
Me: From "The Wrath of Khan." Head of the Project Genesis. She's Kirk's girlfriend. This would also explain why people assumed a connection between "Wrath of Khan" and "Into Darkness."
Me: But maybe it's just a ruse, and the villain really is Mitchell. If that's the fact then…uh…you don't really care, right?
Me: Oh. Now I remember why I have a blog about Star Trek. Carry on.
Husband: Thank you.