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Old March 13 2013, 10:40 PM   #1
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Lindelof On The Mysterious Harrison

Star Trek into Darkness Co-writer Damon Lindelof explained that there is a logical reason for keeping quiet about the villain of the movie. After the success of Star Trek, the pressure is on to produce a good movie. “If anything, we’ve become more terrified [this time],” said Lindelof. “We kind of got it right the [...]

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Old March 13 2013, 11:33 PM   #2
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“They know that if I said it to them, they would have a five-second rush of exhilaration followed by four months of being completely and totally bummed out that they can’t tell anybody else and that when it gets revealed in the movie, it will have been spoiled for them. That’s why they’re called ‘spoilers,’ they’re not called ‘awesomes.’”
Wait a second... John Harrison is actually a pseudonym of a canon character after all? Or is Lindelof just fucking with us again?
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Old March 14 2013, 01:29 AM   #3
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Sounds to me like he just gave away that John Harrison is an alias. Abrams is going to blow a fuse.
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Old March 14 2013, 01:45 AM   #4
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Well... since it's either the first and last names of deceased Beatles put together, or the inventor of the marine chronometer that keeps perfect time across longitude - I never figured it could be anything other than a nom de plume.

As long as he doesn't turn out to be Khan!
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Old March 14 2013, 03:00 AM   #5
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Didn't we all pretty much assume from the get-go THAT Harrison is a pseudonym? It just seems pretty obvious that he's shaping up to be somebody important, from canon, and he can't be that if we've never seen him before.
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Old March 14 2013, 11:07 AM   #6
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Well... since it's either the first and last names of deceased Beatles put together, or the inventor of the marine chronometer that keeps perfect time across longitude - I never figured it could be anything other than a nom de plume.

As long as he doesn't turn out to be Khan!

And lets not forget that he speaks with a british accent.
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Old March 14 2013, 02:20 PM   #7
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Sounds to me like he just gave away that John Harrison is an alias. Abrams is going to blow a fuse.
Saying Harrison is a pseudonym doesn't give anything away though. If anything, it heightens the mystery.
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Old March 14 2013, 02:24 PM   #8
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Sounds to me like he just gave away that John Harrison is an alias. Abrams is going to blow a fuse.
Saying Harrison is a pseudonym doesn't give anything away though. If anything, it heightens the mystery.
And it may be a LIE planted in the interview to MISLEAD us and make us IMAGINE things!
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Old March 14 2013, 05:29 PM   #9
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Sounds to me like he just gave away that John Harrison is an alias. Abrams is going to blow a fuse.
Saying Harrison is a pseudonym doesn't give anything away though. If anything, it heightens the mystery.
I'm sure it's still more than Abrams, Mr "telling things to the audience is evil" would have preferred.
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Old March 14 2013, 07:17 PM   #10
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Sounds to me like he just gave away that John Harrison is an alias. Abrams is going to blow a fuse.
Saying Harrison is a pseudonym doesn't give anything away though. If anything, it heightens the mystery.
Wrong.

It tells us that when his identity is revealed it will be a big moment- someone known even to casual Trek viewers as bad ass.

It ain't Muddy nor Mitchell.
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Old March 14 2013, 08:36 PM   #11
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Old March 14 2013, 08:58 PM   #12
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Harrison is...
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Old March 14 2013, 08:59 PM   #13
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Sounds to me like he just gave away that John Harrison is an alias. Abrams is going to blow a fuse.
Saying Harrison is a pseudonym doesn't give anything away though. If anything, it heightens the mystery.
Wrong.

It tells us that when his identity is revealed it will be a big moment- someone known even to casual Trek viewers as bad ass.

It ain't Muddy nor Mitchell.
Not necessarily. He could turn out to be Pike's bastard son, or someone elses long lost family member or somethng. "Who he is" doesn't necessarily mean a named canon character
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Harrison is...
I think he is a rejuvenated Capt. Robert April with super strength and I think that ship that Kirk is space diving to is April's Enterprise.
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