Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies XI+' started by SalvorHardin, Dec 6, 2012.
What is all this Garth bashing, the character was awesome.
People with silly names are often driven to greatness and/or great evil.
I can just see nuKirk standing in a cave, with Garth on the other end of the communicator..."buried alive...buried alive..."
Garth doesn't seem like much of a villain to me. The whole point of the Enterprise being there was to cure him of his mental illness. Yeah, he attempted genocide before he was captured, and he did some evil stuff when he was in prison, but he seems like such a silly character to turn into a movie villain. Especially since he was never really portrayed as a bad guy as much as someone who was sick.
That's the whole point! He's deranged, he's unstable, you still feel compassion for him because there is more to him than just being a dickhead. And he's such a wildly unstable and narcissistic character that any new events in the JJverse could send him over different edges.
Totally completely random theory that makes absolutely no sense but maybe makes just enough sense to be plausible.
Cumberbatch is... Mirror Spock!
Into Darkness could be the Mirror Universe.
Instead of an evil goatee, he has an evil British accent!
All the more reason to 'rehabilitate' him and make him genuinely scary. Bait & switch. But it ain't gonna happen
I can't speak for anybody else but I certainly liked him. He was cheesy and over the top at times, but so was Shatner. And far more frequently.
Garth helped establish some important backstory for the Federation we didn't get before: the Battle of Axanar around 2250 that helped keep the Federation together (we never learned why it happened or the details surrounding the battle) and ensured that humans and Vulcans would be able to continue to serve together "as brothers."
But uhh.. he isn't Quinto. Maybe I'm being dense? Maybe Mirror Spock in the JJverse had an unfortunate run in with a targ and his face in toddlerhood?
Maybe Mirror Spock didn't wear enough sunscreen during his vacation in the crazy hot Vulcan desert.
"You'll pay for calling me Kimberly!"
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But he's so pale. Which is why he isn't Khan.
There are plenty of reasons why he isn't Khan. For one, his chest isn't full enough.
And his trenchcoat/jacket isn't made of rich Corinthian leather.
No glorious hair.
That's lifeguard Lazarus who works at the Starfleet headquarters swimming pool in the Bay area.
I always though David was a babe. I had a huge crush on him as a teenager.
"...evil British accent..." isn't the word "evil" redundant in that phrase
I'm old enough to remember him being on Square Pegs with Sarah Jessica Parker (CBS, 1982-83). I didn't watch the show regularly but I did see quite a few episodes when it was on the air. Merritt did a better job on the show than Sarah did if you ask me.
It doesn't sound evil to me. It sounds smoooooooth...
With evil softness.
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