Is Cumberbatch playing Colonel Green?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by Kane_Steel, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. cooleddie74

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    Works for me. :D
     
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

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    It is quite possible that Cumby is playing Colonel Green. He could have indeed escaped and placed himself into suspended animation, hoping to be awakened later and resume his 'ethnic cleansing' as it were.

    In fact I think I like the idea of Green better than Gary Mitchell. Gary was simply too powerful. If he shows up, he'd be pretty much unstoppable. Gary's powers are almost on the level of Q, aren't they? You can't fight a Q of course.
     
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    Now THAT is cool.

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  4. donners22

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    Exactly! Any TOS villain but Khan will lack name recognition, and even he would not be particularly well known to a fair portion of the "casual moviegoing audience".

    It is up to the writers of the film to make the audience know and care about the character, regardless of their history in 45-year-old episodes.
     
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    Sorry, I must have misunderstood you. I thought you were one of those people who insist that BC can't be a (minor) TOS character because the STID audience would be too stupid to understand his backstory. You know, I'm really tired of that argument ... even standalone movies with no franchise at all behind them have characters with rich background stories, so why should STID not refer to the villains parallel self in TOS? All it takes are a few words to explain where he came from, see TWOK.
     
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    Or he's Arne Darvin putting exploding Tribbles on every ship!
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    IMDB is not reliable when it comes to movies in development. People post info based on rumors and speculation.

    Heck, the IMDB page for The Dark Knight Rises had Matthew Modine playing a character named "Nixon" forever, when the script always refered to him as "Foley." It had the name of Selina's sidekick wrong, too.

    I've written enough movie novelizations to know that IMDB is not to be trusted until the movie actually opens.

    And "close to release"? It's barely December. The movie is more than six months away . . . .
     
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  8. Temis the Vorta

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    My pet theory du jour is that you can tell who Cumby is playing by thinking whether his looks and accent fit the part.

    Khan - no, he needs to be darker skinned, tan at least, have an Indian accent or at least close, and be very handsome and muscular, a walking advertisement for the wonders of genetic engeering

    Mitchell - mmmmaybe...but some all American type, a la Pine, would be a more obvious way to go

    Green - no, he should be a military badass

    Gary Seven - nah, Peter Weller is more the type

    Sam Kirk - why in Gort's name would Jim's brother have a British accent and also look nothing like him?

    de-turtlefied Klingon - not badass enough

    oversized Tribble - not furry enough
     
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