Why Khan?

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies: Kelvin Universe' started by WarpFactorZ, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. DalekJim

    DalekJim Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Man, Kirstie Alley was so much hotter as Saavik.

    Only one of those that bugs me is Simon Pegg. He's a kinda funny original character but he doesn't really resemble Scotty at all, who was pretty calm in TOS. Hope he tones it down in this outing.

    ...and I still think Cumberbatch is playing John Harrison. I don't see the point of deceit at this stage.
     
  2. The Wormhole

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    Simon Pegg wants Scotty to be a more serious character in the vein of TOS, but Abrams and his cohorts insist on making him a purely comedic character.

    And really, out of that above list, the only case of recasting that was questionable was Zefram Cochrane. Don't get me wrong, James Cromwell was perfect for the role, though he was older than canon said the character should have been at that point. Then again, Braga and Moore didn't want to be slavish to what was established about him in TOS and at the early stages of planning had even considered making the character a woman.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

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    Calm? He was almost as excitable as McCoy or Chekov!!! Especially if his engines or girlfriend was involved.
     
  4. DalekJim

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    He could definitely get excitable and passionate but Scotty was never a manic character in TOS. Even the movies where he was more of a buffoon, the character was pretty chilled out.
     
  5. Greg Cox

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    Amen.

    We should also note that the Trills changed their look for the better between TNG and DS9 . . . .
     
  6. Admiral Buzzkill

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    That's close to impossible.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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    It's like the Force. It surrounds us, binds us together . . . and it definitely has a Dark Side. :)
     
  8. Captaindemotion

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    In light of his ethnicity, Cumberbatch will in fact be playing someone called McCann.
     
  9. Nerys Myk

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    McCann Noonan Sheen.
     
  10. WarpFactorZ

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  11. Greg Cox

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    You can't trust IMDB when it comes to upcoming films. I knew for a fact that they had some of the characters' names wrong the whole time I was writing The Dark Knight Rises novelization. And that's been the case with several other movies as well.

    It's just as infested with rumors and speculation as the rest of the internet.
     
  12. The Wormhole

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    And remember, for the longest time, IMDB's page for Nemesis had listed every actor who ever played a Romulan on TNG, and none of them were in the movie.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    It was the same way with the Underworld sequels. Prior to their release, the IMDB listings would routinely include fan-favorite characters and actors who didn't actually return for this or that sequel. It was all wishful thinking and speculation.

    "Well, they have to bring So-and-So back, right? So let's just include them in the credits."
     
  14. Set Harth

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    We all did.

    I'm looking at you, Matthew Modine. :p
     
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    Samuel L. Jackson was listed as Rose's Husband Bernard on LOST, before the Character was introduced
     
  16. mkoszegi

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    "It seems like the speculation that the villain in STID is Khan has been going on since before the movie was even planned. I have one question for those of you who still support this theory: WHY SHOULD IT BE HIM?"

    It could be him, unless it is just a coincidence that the character, Harrison, was in Space Seed and shall be in STID. Another duo-point of suspiciousness: Abrams trickiness and the idea of Benecio Del Toro being the first choice for the villain (one who could actually swing the role effectively). I wouldn't put it past trickster Abrams to have hired Del Toro on the sly, getting Cumberback to humble himself for the good of the cause a la the eventual unveiling of the head-villian, yeah, Khan. His story need not be over in an alternate dimension--all that dismissive talk about how a new series of circumstances couldn't yield a great movie with Khan is more ridiculous than the proposition itself: that Khan shouldn't be thought of as the villian in STID.