Wrath of Khan

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The rumors about the real identity of the villain in J.J.AbramsStar Trek into Darkness continue to swirl around the Internet like a runaway transporter beam, coalescing then disappearing like smoke in the wind. When one of the major characters in the upcoming film makes a public appearance at an event, they know they’re going to get the Khan question: Is Benedict Cumberbatch‘s mysterious John Harrison character really Khan?

Alice Eve, who plays Carol Marcus (Kirk love interest?) seemed ready and quite definite in her answer while working the Red Carpet at the BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards last night. I re-checked all I’ve learned from watching CSI, Tell Me Lies, Doctor Phil and couldn’t find any tell-tale indicators that she wasn’t completely honest in her answer.

“He’s not playing Khan,”

I’ve come to the personal conclusion that she is telling the truth, Cumberbatch is not playing Khan. He’s playing the role that Judson Scott played in the Star Trek: Wrath of Khan, Khan’s right hand man and number two, Joachim. Khan, perhaps played by Peter Weller, will make an appearance at the end of the movie setting up the story of the third movie, but then again maybe I’m wrong, it won’t be the first or last time.

J.J. AbramsStar Trek into Darkness hits theater screens on May 15th starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, Karl Urban, John Cho, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Anton Yelchin Alice Eve, and Peter Weller.

Via: Comingsoon

Graphic by Jeremy R! Hudson

There is no grey area, no subtlety — William Shatner is, and today the man who will forever be known as Captain James T. Kirk, turns 81 years old.

In my life I’ve been both thrilled and horrified by the Shat. A man who co-exists in my memory as this energy infused swagger machine with a baby-making smile in re-runs of Star Trek: TOS and also as the Priceline guy, whose self respect hurdled to it’s demise long before the “character” did. Should I have spoiler alerted that? Oh well.

Shatner has played a lawyer, a cop, a dad who says shit, and a man cursed with the ability to only speak inĀ Esperanto, and through it all he did barely any of it convincingly. Still, he did it because he so clearly loved the sound of applause and the benefits that come from it. Shatner has long been a joke, a ham, but he is our ham, loveable in how eagerly he wants to please, and so on his special day, we say thank you and well done to William Shatner with these 5 signature moments from his 5 decade long career.

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