Re: And Cumberbatch's Character Is? [spoilers]
Greg Cox wrote:
Simpler explanation: Maybe the villain starts out as member of Kirk's crew and, just for fun, they chose the name of some minor spear carrier from TOS. Lord knows there are plenty of lists of Kirk's crew floating around. I've been known to consult them when I need a random crew member to push a button . . . . .
I'd have chosen Mr Leslie myself. Or sense a British actor is cast, maybe Mr Kyle.
None of the other Treks really named as many of the lower decks officers and crew as TOS did.
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