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Old December 12 2012, 10:21 PM   #16
Ovation
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Re: Cumberbatch talks John Harrison [spoilers]

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Mental powers, huh? Well, that rules Khan out.
Not in the least, because Cumberbatch elaborates to indicate that he's not talking about literal "powers" like mind control or telekinesis.
Really? Was that in the video (that I cannot see from my location)? It isn't in the text of the accompanying article.

Khan in "Space Seed" was clearly as accustomed to leading by persuasion and/or seduction of one kind or another as by intimidation or force.

In fact, Cumberbatch's description of the villain leaves some version of Khan as a possibility and rules Mitchell out.
I never bought into the Mitchell scenario, but frankly, at least here, the probability that it is Khan is not especially compelling either. It may very well be Khan (though I would find that disappointing) but I'm not ready to bet any money on it.
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