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Old October 15 2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Sherlock Holmes

In 'Into Darkness', did anyone else find it just slightly surreal for a second seeing Sherlock Holmes saying the words 'Starfleet Headquarters'?
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Old October 15 2013, 01:15 PM   #2
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I went into the film expecting to see Sherlock instead of Khan, but I really didn't. He played the part totally differently (unlike, say, Captain Picard in a wheelchair in the X-Men movies). He even looked completely different, from tall and lanky to a brick wall giant. The mark of a great actor!
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Old October 15 2013, 09:17 PM   #3
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He looked like a dragon to me!
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Old October 15 2013, 09:27 PM   #4
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He's not even close, Watson even accused him of being Spock in Baskerville. But it was surreal having him face Spock after that.

Then again, Spock wasn't himself either, so if extrapolated the change in Spock throughout STID on Sherlock, you'd probably get something close to what we got.

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Old October 15 2013, 09:28 PM   #5
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Re: Sherlock Holmes

"What does a dragon need with a starship?"
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Old October 15 2013, 10:56 PM   #6
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I don't even like Abram's Star Trek. The only reason I went to see ID was Cumberbatch.

What I found surprising is how much more alien and mysterious he seemed to me than Quinto's Spock. I wish now that Cumberbatch had been cast as Spock, appearing exactly as he did as Khan in ID.
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Old October 16 2013, 12:27 AM   #7
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... What I found surprising is how much more alien and mysterious he seemed to me than Quinto's Spock. I wish now that Cumberbatch had been cast as Spock, appearing exactly as he did as Khan in ID.
What, no pointy ears?
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Old October 16 2013, 01:21 AM   #8
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I thought Khan would end up being like Stephen Hawking. I was pleasantly surprised.
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Old October 16 2013, 02:50 AM   #9
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"What does a dragon need with a starship?"
"What does a Starfleet Admiral need with a dragon?"
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Old October 16 2013, 03:05 AM   #10
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... What I found surprising is how much more alien and mysterious he seemed to me than Quinto's Spock. I wish now that Cumberbatch had been cast as Spock, appearing exactly as he did as Khan in ID.
What, no pointy ears?
Pointy ears, yes, but everything else the same. No Nimoy bangs.
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Old October 19 2013, 07:26 PM   #11
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Spock vs Sherlock Holmes was the best thing about STID. That and Sherlock acting like Moriarty or murdering Klingons.
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Old October 19 2013, 10:19 PM   #12
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He even looked completely different, from tall and lanky to a brick wall giant. The mark of a great actor!
How does the ability to change the body by working out equate to being a "great actor"?
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Old October 19 2013, 10:41 PM   #13
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He even looked completely different, from tall and lanky to a brick wall giant. The mark of a great actor!
How does the ability to change the body by working out equate to being a "great actor"?
Ask De Niro.
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Old October 21 2013, 02:47 PM   #14
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I thoroughly enjoyed Cumberbatch´s performance in STID and didn´t think of Sherlock Holmes for one second. And neither am I reminded of Khan when watching a Sherlock movie now.

But if you are intent on having a surreal moment, how about Sherlock Holmes sitting in the Captain´s chair of a Federation starship?

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Old October 21 2013, 03:31 PM   #15
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My brain went in several directions on this and I found myself thinking Robert Downey Jr. might be a good choice for Captain Calhoun, if that ever happened.
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