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Old October 20 2013, 01:34 AM   #79
Ovation
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Re: Khan - New IDW mini series - SPOILERS!!!!!

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In Trek, it appears as much a title as a name (a dual purpose for the term that exists in the real world). Cumberbatch could easily be using "Khan" the way Montalban did in Space Seed (if I recall the dialogue correctly enough from Space Seed to paraphrase, Kirk presses Khan with something like "Khan, just that, nothing else?" to which Khan replies something like "just Khan").
Not quite. In "Space Seed," Khan actually said "Khan is my name" to Kirk and "My name is Khan" to Marla. (Kirk also said "Name: Khan" in the later briefing.)
But could that not simply be evasion on his part--the fear that if he is immediately recognized (as he apparently believes would happen if he gave his full name) he would be dealt with harshly? After all, he has no way of knowing if his notoriety has diminished when he is first questioned about his identity.
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