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Old July 1 2013, 12:27 AM   #159
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Re: Into Darkness and the novelverse [SPOILERS]

For me, I just assumed the genetically engineered superbeings had DNA taken from all races on Earth. Which is a nice jab at Hitler's ideology and given how DNA *ACTUALLY* works would be closer to how you'd make a superbeing.

But yea, for me, I hope any future novels just say Khan underwent cosmetic surgery.

From a Doylist perspective, "race-lifting" Khan nicely prevents the brown-terrorist archetype and I agree with the producers it was better than having an explicit 9/11 parallel involve a ethnic actor defeated by the very white Spock and Kirk.
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