It’s all about Star Trek these days, isn’t it? (Never thought I’d write those words)
Well Empire Magazine has a special Trek-centric issue this month and reveals some interesting bits about both the movie and Benedict Cumberbatch’s “Starfleet officer turned Galactic terrorist” John Harrison.
“He’s sort of superhuman, pretty much unbeatable,” Benedict Cumberbatch says.
“Brainy and brawny. He manipulates situations. He’s incarcerated when Kirk is talking to him and yet he still gets Kirk to do his work for him. He pushes him into a corner where the only route to salvation is cooperation. There is a real Hannibal Lecter quality to him.
“He was within Starfleet and has now turned against the organisation and is hell-bent on revenge,” says director J.J. Abrams.
“He’s responsible for a very violent, horrific attack in London and then one in the States. He believes he and others were wronged and is focused on destruction. He’s an incredibly brilliant strategist who is aware of various truths that Kirk is not privy to.”
Kirk himself, Chris Pine, says of Harrison: “He is just as intelligent and logical as Spock, but is also one very bad motherf@#ker”.
Hmmmmmmmm…. Anyone else still think Harrison isn’t who this character really is? Yeah, us too.