McWeeny has a theory about this movie

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by Admiral Buzzkill, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Urgent Sky

    Urgent Sky Commodore Commodore

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    I second that. McWeeny is a sharp guy, so I wouldn't be surprised if he nailed it again.
     
  2. Franklin

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    Why not? The ultimate deception would be to keep letting out information that keeps people focused on speculating about Cumberbatch's character, while the truly big reveal will be Weller's character, who is getting little or no attention.

    Problem is, it's been said Weller's character is new to canon. Wait. Technically, Robert April would be new to canon, wouldn't he? Hmm.

    It may be April's gatling gun being used by Cumberbatch's character. Who knows?
     
  3. Admiral Buzzkill

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    Ah, okay, Mr. Shaw. :lol:

    It's been suggested that Weller is playing Admiral Marcus, Carol's father who apparently appears in the movie.
     
  4. Photoman15

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    What if someone is getting fired today at Bad Robot for leaving the book open to that page (or even having the book there in the first place)? :)
     
  5. Captain_Amasov

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    "April's Gatling Gun." Maybe the villain is actually named John Harrison and the name of the gun is simply his former commanding officer's who was killed in action. Maybe Harrison thought Starfleet abandoned them, left them to die at the hands of the Klingons or something, and now seeks revenge for it?

    Now that commanding officer could still have been Robert April, and maybe he was in-command of a ship named Enterprise, just not the current one, I mean is there any reason why there couldn't have been a ship with that name prior to the NCC-1701? And if so, is it still around?
     
  6. Scout101

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    Could have even more fun with this, and give Captain April some of Garth's backstory (which would also explain the youthful appearance)...
     
  7. Keeper

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    Or a promotion for the brilliant idea of scribbling Aprils name there and leaving it for curious eyes to discover.
     
  8. M'Sharak

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    [trailer announcer voice]
    "Remember Porthos? He's not missing anymore. Porthos has rematerialized... and he's pissed." [/anncr voice]
     
  9. Shilliam Watner

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    Or Harrison April.
     
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  11. M'Sharak

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  13. The Habs Fan

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    The only problem with this theory is why would they cast Benicio Del Toro in the role (originally)? Unless that was also a huge planned misdirection.
     
  14. Captain_Amasov

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    Is there any reason why Benicio Del Toro couldn't have played Robert April? As far as I know the character was conjectural anyway, so him appearing in this film would actually be his first canon appearance wouldn't it?
     
  15. Vektor

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    I just hope they put half as much effort into actually writing this movie as they have into actively confusing people about it.
     
  16. Mr Silver

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    April as the villain... This could really work, actually.
     
  17. Matt S

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    Khannnnnn!!!!!
    Aprillllllllllll!


    hmm......
     
  18. Crewman Pratt

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    I'm impressed by this theory! April as the bad guy. Who woulda thunk it>
     
  19. KirkusOveractus

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    I like this theory as well! Please forgive me if it's been mentioned in this thread already, but wasn't the one concept for April that he have a British accent?

    For some reason, I remember once reading or hearing that Roddenberry thought of April that way.
     
  20. The Wormhole

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    James Doohan did use a British accent when he voiced April in TAS. And April has been described as British in the novels that have featured him.