31 May 2012 10:27 AM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

We still have nearly a year until J.J. Abrams’ highly anticipated Star Trek 2 hits theatres, and already rumors are flying around faster than a Constitution-class Starship traveling at maximum warp. For several weeks now, the biggest rumor to be taken as fact was that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock, The Hobbit) was to be playing Khan Noonien Singh in the next installment of the science fiction series, even though Abrams has been denying it since the release of the first film. For those of you who are new to Star Trek, Khan was an augment, a genetically-enhanced warrior from the late 20th Century, who had at one point ruled over one-quarter of the Earth’s population, and had been sent into deep space in stasis on a prison ship after the Eugenics war. Originally portrayed by Ricardo Mantalban, he was introduced in Tos episode “Space Seed”, and was brought back as »

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