Re: Benedict Cumberbatch /John Harrison [SPOILERS]
It was more pronounced than that...but I still think it qualifies as an homage, not a copy-paste ripoff or what-not. And frankly given what they were going for, I think it plays rather well.
Inverting the Spock/Kirk roles was fairly clever, as was calling back to what occurred in the film earlier.
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