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Old April 24 2013, 07:47 PM   #226
Franklin
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Let's just put this in the "for what it's worth" category as long as the debate about the "proper" person to play Khan is going on.

Most Sikh males have Singh as their last name. So in "Space Seed", Noonien Singh would be his first and last name, and Khan would be his title. But I can't find any use of that title in Sikhism. The title came from the Mongols and was adopted as both a title and a surname among Muslims in central Asia (including India). It is not a Sikh or Hindu title or name.

So, the whole thing may be screwed up six ways to Tuesday in every aspect. We have a character who was a Sikh tyrant taking a Muslim title being played by a Mexican in TOS and by an Englishman in STID.
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