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With all the noise surrounding the selection of J.J. Abrams to direct "Star Wars: Episode 7," you might have forgotten that the helmer actually has a sci-fi movie coming out this year. "Star Trek Into Darkness" is on the way, and despite some trailers and a even a big IMAX preview that played in select cinemas, as per usual, the secrets are being played close to the chest. But some savvy nerds may have cracked who the villain, John Harrison, actually is. The collective minds at HitFix and Bleeding Cool have put together a very plausible theory that Benedict Cumberbatch's character is really Robert April. Who? Well, if you ever watched the very short lived '70s animated series, he appears in the episode "The Counter-Clock Incident" (watch it here) as the first captain of the Enterprise before Christopher Pike (Bruce Greenwood). The plot of that episode found everyone »

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