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Old December 7 2012, 01:18 AM   #16
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

I have no idea who Col. Green is. And I do actually consider myself a Trek fan
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Old December 7 2012, 01:23 AM   #17
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

Here's a fun piece of trivia: Mork's red Orkan jumpsuit on Mork & Mindy was Colonel Green's TOS jumpsuit with silver triangles and detailing added. Paramount yanked the Green costume out of storage about ten years later when they cast Robin Williams as Mork and needed an outfit for him to wear.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:25 AM   #18
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

Thanks for the memory jolt It's that terrible TOS episode with Lincoln. Only suffered through once, thankfully.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:25 AM   #19
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

Green's one of the "historical" figures Kirk, Spock and McCoy interact with in "The Savage Curtain." He also pops up in the "Demons/Terra Prime."
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Old December 7 2012, 01:51 AM   #20
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I figure he's Dr. Sevrin . . . or maybe Janice Lester.
No. It's Lazarus. Has to be.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:53 AM   #21
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

Maybe he's the redshirt played by The Most Interesting Man in the World?

The shields aren't for keeping enemy weapons out. They're for keeping him in.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:58 AM   #22
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Why on Earth would the casual moviegoing audience (whom Abrams is clearly aiming at) know or care who ANYONE is, or what his backstory from TOS or Enterprise was?
That was my point. People are saying, "It's Khan!" "It's Gary Mitchell!" "It's Garth of Izar!" And now someone's saying, "It's Colonel Green!"...based on the actions of those characters in their respective appearances from a 45 year old TV show (and in the latter's case, also a fairly short clip from a show that barely anyone watched), and flimsily comparing that to a few voiceovers and scenes from the new trailer.

The audience is not completely stupid, you know?
I never said or implied anything of the sort.
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Old December 7 2012, 01:58 AM   #23
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It's been explained, and done onscreen numerous times before; a few quick sentences to fill in the audience then we're off to the races.

'Chekov, who is this man? Criminal, sir. Product of late 20th century genetic engineering.' Khan goes on to fill in a few more facts and done. 5 minutes screen-time, tops.
Yep. The new trailer has Khan written ALL over it, esp the Japanese version with the "wall touch" scene.

"Super" man villain? Check.

Return for vengence theme? Check.

Significant death in the cast? Certainly SOMEONE dies, and it's someone Uhura has feelings for...someone with pointy ears?
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Old December 7 2012, 02:19 AM   #24
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Maybe the London skyline in it provides a clue, and matches up with the accent.
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Old December 7 2012, 02:20 AM   #25
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Ian Keldon wrote: View Post
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It's been explained, and done onscreen numerous times before; a few quick sentences to fill in the audience then we're off to the races.

'Chekov, who is this man? Criminal, sir. Product of late 20th century genetic engineering.' Khan goes on to fill in a few more facts and done. 5 minutes screen-time, tops.
Yep. The new trailer has Khan written ALL over it, esp the Japanese version with the "wall touch" scene.

"Super" man villain? Check.

Return for vengence theme? Check.

Significant death in the cast? Certainly SOMEONE dies, and it's someone Uhura has feelings for...someone with pointy ears?
Actually I was responding to the following post:

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Why on Earth would the casual moviegoing audience (whom Abrams is clearly aiming at) know or care who Colonel Green is, or what his backstory from TOS or Enterprise was? Most if not all of the audience probably have never even seen either show.
Originally right above my first post on this topic. I should have quoted it to my post. I'll edit and add it now to hopefully prevent further misunderstanding.

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Yep. The new trailer has Khan written ALL over it, esp the Japanese version with the "wall touch" scene.

"Super" man villain? Check.

Return for vengence theme? Check.

Significant death in the cast? Certainly SOMEONE dies, and it's someone Uhura has feelings for...someone with pointy ears?
It may be Khan, it may not be. The jury is still out. We'll see...
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Old December 7 2012, 02:39 AM   #26
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

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Maybe the London skyline in it provides a clue, and matches up with the accent.
I don't think it's the London skyline. It'll be San Francisco. They just nicked the Gherkin shaped building, because it's a suitably 23rd Century looking design. Obviously Brits (well Londoners mostly) will look at the poster & online campaign, and find it familar.. which doesn't exactly hurt and like Cumberbatch's casting... ensures the film is better received internationally.

I'll be very surprised if he's playing Khan incidentally. Again, it doesn't hurt I suppose.
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Old December 7 2012, 03:24 AM   #27
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I'd be thrilled if he was playing Lazarus. Minus the crazy beard of course. Would be a chance to tell that story right...
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Old December 7 2012, 03:35 AM   #28
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

Twin actresses identified as "Sexy Girl" 1 & 2. Could be clones. Or androids. Cumby could be Norman, Harry Mudd's spy on the Enterprise. Or Dr. Roger Korby. Peter Weller hints his character has his own ship, which also introduces the question if his part is original or a reboot.
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Old December 7 2012, 04:30 AM   #29
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I hope I'm not too late for this, but supposedly the villain might have been revealed.

http://www.sfx.co.uk/2012/07/09/star...lain-revealed/

At a promotional junket for Dredd, Karl Urban looks to have let slip to SFX who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in the forthcoming Star Trek sequel. When asked what it was like having the Sherlock actor on set, Urban said:

“He’s awesome, he’s a great addition, and I think his Gary Mitchell is going to be exemplary.”
If that's true, then speculation on a lot of people's part was right.
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Old December 7 2012, 04:42 AM   #30
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Re: Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

I don't believe it.
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