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Old July 4 2013, 05:01 AM   #176
Cap'n Calhoun
Re: Into Darkness and the novelverse [SPOILERS]

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That's actually awesome. Hadn't heard that; if you don't mind my asking, do you have a source?
IIRC, it was one of Roberto Orci's comments in a thread on, but I can't seem to find the quote at the moment. Maybe I'm misremembering and I read it somewhere else.
Here you go. From source:

54. GermanTrekker - May 15, 2013
@boborci: Khan does work for me in this one! But I also understand some of the critics who say Khan is a Sigh from India and should therefore be portrayed by a non-caucasian actor. There is a very interesting article on wikipedia that says Khan was orgiginally supposed to be a Nordic-superman named Harold Ericcsen in the first draft of “Space Seed”. So my question to the writing team: did you took anything from the development history of the character or is this just a coincidence? (“Nordic” look of Cumberbatch plus the name John Harrison that comes very close to Harold Ericcsen, which you couldnīt use of course)

58. boborci - May 15, 2013
54. Not a coincidence. Inspired by Ericsen. In fact, we shot the movie using the name Ericsenn but decided it would give it away so we cheated the name Harrison into everyone’s mouth!

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