With the recent unveiling of the first trailer for Star Trek into Darkness, aka Star Trek 2, aka Star Trek 12, aka Star Trek: Younger, Hornier and Alternate Reality-er, aka Star Trek Without Humpback Whales, aka Madea Goes to the Tribble Planet ...
"NEXT SUMMER, MRS. DOUBTFIRE WIGS ARE THE STARFLEET STANDARD."
... the question everybody seems to be preoccupied with is "Just who the hell is the villain supposed to be?"
"My name is Mr. Evil Future Astronaut and my superpower is outer space."
No one's exactly sure at this point. We do know that he's being played by Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch, that he's a re-envisioning of an old Star Trek nemesis, that a studio press release recently referred to him as "John Harrison" (which might be a red herring), that he's burly enough to resist Spock's Vulcan nerve pinch, that he wears fancy collars that resemble those of Wrath of Khan bad guy Khan Noonien Singh and that the canonical Star Trek comic book series may (or may not) preclude him from being Gary Mitchell (below), the Starfleet officer who became an insane telekinetic god-creature in the second episode of the original 1960s TV series. It's all very complicated.
"This special effect alone took up 100 percent of this episode's budget, but William Shatner has agreed to remunerate the cast and crew using the gift of song."