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Alice Eve Talks Cumberbatch & Working On Star Trek + Clips From Past Cumberbatch/Eve Films January 10, 2012

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One of the small world connections to the upcoming Star Trek sequel is that newly cast guest actors Alice Eve and Benedict Cumberbatch have worked together before (twice). And in a new interview Eve talks about the casting of Cumberbatch and what it means to her to be part of Star Trek. Details below. We also have clips of Eve and Cumberbatch’s previous work together

 

Alice Eve talks Cumberbatch and working on Trek

JJ Abrams has a knack for casting actors right on the cusp of when they are making their big breaks. British actress Alice Eve has been named by MTV as one of their Ones to Watch in 2012 and they talked to her about Star Trek and her past co-star Benedict Cumberbatch. saying:

"I’m very excited to work with him again. He’s so very funny, Ben. I don’t know if you remember his character in ‘Starter for 10,’ but he was so funny. Like King of the Geeks, but he did it so well, and I found a lot of that hard to get through because he was so funny. I like him very much."

She also noted about the pre-movie buzz and getting to work with the new cast saying:

"There’s a lot of energy, and it’s a nice thing to be a part of that group. That’s the thing that excites me most about it. Obviously, there is a huge legacy there with ‘Star Trek’ and the fanatics, so hopefully they’ll be satisfied."

Eve wouldn’t give any details on her role, but did talk about being cast in the Star Trek sequel, saying:

"I feel incredibly lucky. I would say it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It’s not once-in-a-lifetime, but it is rare. It’s one of life’s great pleasures to enjoy the group you work with, because we all know what it’s like when you don’t."

Videos: Benedict Cumberbatch and Alice Eve together

As noted, Alice eve has worked with Benedict Cumberbatch on two projects. Here are clips of the two together.

Firstly here is Benedict as a young Steven Hawking, picking up a girl (Alice Eve) at a bar from the 2004 movie Hawking.

And here the two are again in the 2006 comedy Starter for 10.

 

Comments

1. Captain Hackett - January 10, 2012

I think they will do great! :)

2. Dilithium doublebock - January 10, 2012

Ditto. I think her “new to canon” role will be a researcher on Emterprise. A hot archaeologist exploring alien ruins. But what do I know?

3. VZX - January 10, 2012

I’m still hoping for Klingons…

And good science.

4. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 10, 2012

Oh they are great… I can’t wait to see what will happen in the movie… :-) :-)

5. mike - January 10, 2012

its KHAN

6. Basement Blogger - January 10, 2012

These clips are great. I’ve seen Alice Eve do an American accent in “She’s Out of My League.” Also saw her do an Australian accent. Benedict Cumberbatch has a small role in “War Horse.” I love the way both pronounce their words. Crisp and clear. In the trailer below for “War Horse” , Cumberbatch delivers a rousing speech before they charge the Germans. He, that’s James McAvoy (Dr. Charles Xavier in X Men: First Class.)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhueHIXbTF4

7. Trekker5 - January 10, 2012

‘It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ ‘It’s not a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,but it is rare’. Ok,so which is it,a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity or rare? For me it would be a rare once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!! :)

8. WillH85 - January 10, 2012

This is what this site needed, glad to see it going again. Even though its dumb and lazy that they put the movie off till 2013, its great to have some news on it to read up on.

9. DeShonn Steinblatt - January 10, 2012

True Fanatics are never satisfied!

10. trekkertos - January 10, 2012

Obviously the next movie will be effects laden because the budget is not wasted on the expensive american actors, typical american movie must have a british actor as bad guy cache, also british actors are cheap.

Expecting as much nonsense in this movie as 1st

11. Rush Limborg - January 10, 2012

Alice Eve is quite a lovely young woman, I’d say. Quite pleasant to look at, of course…and an even more pleasant voice: it has a great quality of innocence to it–most easy on the ears, indeed!

Looking forward more and more to the film….

12. Rush Limborg - January 10, 2012

I hope she keeps her normal accent for the film!

13. Gracian - January 10, 2012

@6

Well, McAvoy must be really envious: he’s a huge trekkie and wanted Scotty role…

14. VZX - January 10, 2012

Dang, I wish we could edit our comments. What I wrote didn’t make sense.

Anyway, if shooting starts Thursday, when are we going to find out details on character names, etc?

15. Simon - January 10, 2012

I see he tried a different approach than Soran…

“They say time is the fire in which we burn” (look of horror on Alice Eve).

16. Phil - January 10, 2012

@5. No, it’s Khnot…..

17. Buzz Cagney - January 10, 2012

I really enjoyed Starter for 10. Terrific little film.

18. Trekboi - January 11, 2012

Am I crazy or should we be worried they were unable to get any Big Name actors for the sequel?
Smells like Star Trek Insurrecton…

19. MJ - January 11, 2012

Wasn’t she on Lost duing one season?

20. Orly - January 11, 2012

Supposedly Cumberbatch’s first port of call was at Industrial Light and Magic when he flew in from the UK on Monday.

21. Orly - January 11, 2012

Photo of Cumberbatch and Eve together http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMjA5ODIyMDAyMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwMzY1NDA1._V1._SX267_SY400_.jpg

22. Orly - January 11, 2012

Forgot to say McAvoy is Cumberbatch’s best friend. They do a lot together including climbing mountains together. Nice article by McAvoy about one climb they both did in Wales.

23. Jim Nightshade - January 11, 2012

Fanatics? I thought we were fans—suddenly i feel too geeky sigh..guess we should start doing fanatic things..whatever they are ..

24. alec - January 11, 2012

fanatics!? I’m a fan.

25. Trekker5 - January 11, 2012

Well I mean really!! Fanatics! This girl is sooo green to Trek it ain’t funny!! Fanatics,I feel insulted!

26. Jeyl - January 11, 2012

He would have made an awesome Captain.

27. Fanatic! - January 11, 2012

She better stay away from us fanatics, or we may fanatically do something to her.

28. Aurore - January 11, 2012

25.Olivia.

I always thought “fan” came from “fanatic”.

So, her resorting to that term did not offend ME.

Leave her alone!!!

:))

29. VZX - January 11, 2012

I have no problem with the word “fanatics.” The media paints us in such a negative light how can any non-Trek fan think otherwise? I don’t blame her. Not only that, but she’s hot. So she gets a pass.

18: Why should it matter if there is a big name in it or not? I don’t think Avatar had any big names and that did OK. And look at the New Year’s Eve movie: tons of big names and it badly bombed.

I would rather not have big names to have more money in the budget for things like a proper engineering set, for example.

30. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 11, 2012

I have a feeling Bob Orci is lurking around here. Well how about it Bob.

31. Ctrl-Opt-Del - January 11, 2012

Anyone else think they should give James McAvoy a cameo as a character called “Picard”? ;-)

32. Aurore - January 11, 2012

“Anyone else think they should give James McAvoy a cameo as a character called “Picard”? ;-)”
__________

No TNG in my TOS, please.

:)

33. Aurore - January 11, 2012

“No TNG in my TOS, please.”
______________

Shameful.

You, madam, are a FANATIC!!!!!!!!

34. tpresto - January 11, 2012

Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Holmes is an interesting take, although my favorite part of that series is Martin Freeman’s (The Office [UK], The Hobbit, etc,) Dr. Watson a bit better.

Cunberbatch does a great job with the material, but I think the writers need to scale back on the “manic-ness” a little.

35. Trekker5 - January 11, 2012

#28,Aurore,I was just jokin’ around.

36. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 11, 2012

Ok. At the end of Star Trek 12. We see Riker and Troi appear and say. Computer. End Simulation. Oops. Did I give that away. Lol.

37. adjunct37beta - January 11, 2012

Alice Eve has a very Carol Marcus look about her…

38. Jay - January 11, 2012

#10 Good, that means it will be great.

Unbelieveable how some people just refuse to open their minds and enjoy good entertainment.

I like the fresh faces that JJ brings to his projects. They almost always turn out to be extrememly gifted actors. Most of the main cast was relative unknowns before 2009 Trek. Chris Pine had done some smaller co-star work before, and now he is one of the biggest sought after names in Hollywood.

So, I’m confident that this group of co-stars brought in for this film will be well received by audiences and critics alike. And most likely will go on to become the big names that some of us were wanting in this film.

39. Jay - January 11, 2012

As for “big names”, I wouldn’t be surprised to see a cameo or two. That just seems to be the thing with Star Trek anyway.

40. rm10019 - January 11, 2012

24 – If you go to a Trek Movie, you are a fan. If you go to TREKMOVIE, you are fanatic. deal with it :)

41. Jay - January 11, 2012

#14 I wouldn’t expect it anytime soon. JJ will continue keeping things under wrap. I’m sure he believes that revealing the villain – either by name or race – will give away an important aspect of what the film will be about. He likes to surprise.

Having said that, he did the same thing with 2009. But there was a point when people found out the bad guys were going to be Romulans. I’ve asked before, but haven’t seen an answer: Does anyone remember when that point was? Was it late in production? Post production?

42. VZX - January 11, 2012

@41: Jay: Didn’t Abrams make an early announcement that Nimoy would appear in the 09 film? I think he did that at the 07 comicon, right? If so, then that was an important plot point, I would think, released really early: that there would be time travel.

I get the whole “mystery box” thing, but sometimes I think he goes too far. I think a clue would be fun.

Speculation time: Since they haven’t released character names yet, I think it some of them might be a TOS character. If they were not, I would think that at least one of the powers that be would simply state that they are all new and original characters. That wouldn’t give any important information away, so why not just say that? The fact that they didn’t, though, leads me to believe that at least one is from TOS, maybe even Cumberbatch.

43. Dennis Bailey - January 11, 2012

Almost no big name actors have appeared, other than in passing, in any Star Trek movie. So what?

44. Dr. Image - January 11, 2012

Yeah. Trek was never about big name actors. And this time, the cast should be allowed to shine on its own.
Just get the movie GOING already! (And lose the barcode scanners.)

45. Roobydoo - January 11, 2012

19 MJ: You’re probably thinking of Alice Evans, who played 70s-era Eloise Hawking on season 5 of LOST.

46. Daoud - January 11, 2012

I have a bad feeling now that the ‘dummy title’ of the first movie, “Corporate Headquarters” has been taken as the germ of an idea that we will be seeing in Star Trek 2013. Peter Weller as a CEO… Cumberbatch and Alice Eve (*what a Star Trek appropriate name if ever! Think android twins –Alice and Mudd Woman Eve….) as some Federation-wide corporate conspiracy since both seem to be new characters. What in the world….

47. Royal Canadian Institute for the Mentally Insane - January 11, 2012

Gary Seven and Miss Roberta Lincoln!

48. ster j - January 11, 2012

I saw a vid of Nimoy from just last week. Check out his bangs. Can you say Spock? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsKQUsI8lLs

49. Aurore - January 11, 2012

“I was just jokin’ around.”
_________

…Olivia, I suspected as much.
But, I was not going to let that little fact stop me!

:))

50. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 11, 2012

Oh, calm down with the girl, guys… she certainly will learn all the rules not to offend the “fanatics” by Star Trek… I hope that Simon Pegg can explain everything to her… You know, about trekkies and trekkers and everything… LOL

:-) :-)

51. saavik001 - January 11, 2012

Alice Eve worked with Simon Pegg in The Big Nothing, it was pretty funny.

52. strophommer von nastychap - January 11, 2012

Crumbsnatcher and Evil-Alice.

53. chrisfawkes.net - January 11, 2012

He looks like a young Kenneth Williams.

Carry on.

54. SciFiGuy - January 11, 2012

All I know is — she’s HAWT!!! I don’t normally gravitate to blondes, but she looks might tasty…::drool:: :-)

55. boborci - January 11, 2012

42. The entire bridge crew are TOS characters;)

56. Trekker5 - January 11, 2012

#49,Aurore,I’m sure she’ll do well at her role,but I feel,like others have said,lets just get the film rollin’ ya’ll!! :)

57. Jay - January 11, 2012

#42 I don’t think that them not telling us who the bad guys are indicates that they are TOS characters we know. I think they are just following the same thing they did with the 2009 film and not telling us because that’s the way JJ likes to do things.

It wasn’t until later in the production that it was discovered (not really revealed by JJ) that the bad guys were Romulans.

You could make the arguement that this time is even more important, because this film will be centered more around the bad guys than the last. The 2009 film was more about the crea coming together than it was about Nero. He was almost a subplot. This time, the threat will take more center stage.

58. Captain Rickover - January 11, 2012

# 57 Jay

I hope so. If they waste Cumberbatch als villain as they waste Bana’s Nero, I’ll not forgive them this time.

59. -H- - January 11, 2012

#55 So, we’ll finally see Janice Rand in a movie on the bridge of the Enterprise? ;)

60. Dilithium doublebock - January 11, 2012

Give us clues
Bob Orci should.
Can he tell us?
Of corse he could.
But he won’t do it
His lips shut tight
Till all’s revealed
On opening night!

61. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 11, 2012

#55. …. OH boborci….. :-) ;-)

Hello Mr.Orci… nice you are here!

62. Damian - January 11, 2012

Also, don’t forget, a lot of secrecy always surrounds Star Trek films, no matter who is doing them. Very little information was revealed about any of the movies prior, from The Motion Picture right up to Nemesis. They’ll reveal little bits (like the Borg would be in First Contact, or Nemesis and Star Trek [2009] would involve Romulans) but little else.

Also a lot of misinformation comes out as well, so don’t believe everything you hear.

63. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 11, 2012

Hello, Bob Orci. So I guess Alice Eve won’t be playing Spock’s temporary replacement as first officer, who has a difference of opinion with Kirk ending with her leaving the ready room muttering under her breath, “F*ck you.” Kirk instantly replies, “Now, THAT I can do”.

Anyway, Alice Eve playing that part was not my first thought, but *interesting* perhaps, all the same. What do ya think?…:)

There are no fanatics among Trekkers/Trekkies. I have no idea what Alice Eve is on about. There are just some people who have collected toys and other merchandise for 30 or 40 years, people who have every single episode and film of Star Trek ever made and find the money for upgrade to the latest blu-ray or whatever, people who travel hundreds/thousands of miles to conventions, people who dress up in costumes, people who write oceans of “fan fiction” of varying quality, people who make their own Star Trek films (James Crawley and co.)… Then there are others (or perhaps some of the same people) who are hypercritical and will nitpick a film, series, episode, pulling apart something a state-of-the-art electron microscope would not pick up, and those who cry that “JJ raped Star Trek” because he didn’t show them a perfect rerun of TOS…

There are no fanatics in all of this. Alice – you’ve got it all wrong! Bob, Simon – explain it to her, please!…:)

64. CAPT KRUNCH - January 11, 2012

Im guessing Nurse Chapel, Janice Rand, or Carol Marcus..I dont see Lt McGivers…I certainly dont see Khan in Cumberbatch!.. And I dont Klingons

65. NuFan - January 11, 2012

The casting of Eric Bana as “a villain called Nero” was announced on 10/09/07. One month before shooting began.

Does make you wonder why they won’t announce the villain’s name this time around.

66. VZX - January 11, 2012

55. OMG! Really? Wow!

That is the biggest, most luxurious piece of news ever! It’s huge! (that’s my best Donald Trump impression…)

67. Phil - January 11, 2012

64. There have been a bunch of inconsisitancies with casting announcements and production schedules, yet eveeryone most here continues to insist that everything is done and ready, the sets are all built, costumes, makeup and such have been designed, the cast has been assemebled for the read through, and everything is ready to rock and roll tomorrow.

Yes, it makes me wonder. For that matter, why is this still the “untitled sequel” if shooting does start tomorrow?

68. Jay - January 11, 2012

#66 Why would not having a title be a big deal. It’s very common in the industry to either not have one, or have a place holder like “Corporate Headquarters” Even still, often times the title they have at this point will end up being changed before the movie is released.

Further more, for sequals like this, often times the final title, with sub-title is not “released” until shortly before the movie is released. They just go by the franchis name, like “The new Bond movie” etc.

As for everything being ready, they can begin principle photography without everything being completely done. Very common for films like this to begin shooting scenes on sets that are complete, while other sets continue being built.

No reason to think they aren’t starting production this week like we have been told.

69. Jay - January 11, 2012

As for Eve – why do people keep speculating about who she is playing when they have said her character is new to canon? She is not playing anyone we have ever seen before in Star Trek. That’s what “new to canon” means.

70. Jack - January 11, 2012

We’re angry over the word fanatic, like fanatics would be?

That’s pretty fanatic, and so are we.

71. Basement Blogger - January 11, 2012

@ 55

Bob Orci, as Bugs Bunny would might say, “Ain’t you a stinker?” :-) Okay just for that, here’s the classic blizzard forecast by Jim Kosek.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpxiCxO5k0g

72. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 11, 2012

#66 Because, Phil, we don’t need to know the title nor anything else about this movie for that matter. All will be revealed on 17 May 2013.

73. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 11, 2012

However, we want to know everything, or maybe not, or perhaps just a little bit…no, that’s not enough, we want to know a bit more…hang on, too much information spoils the surprise….UGH!

74. Phil - January 11, 2012

@71. We? Who do you have in your pocket there? Hey, I’m not asking for a script synopsis, just a few details. Unless the trailer is two minutes of black screen, details will be had eventually…..

75. Phil - January 11, 2012

@72…Say, aren’t you the one asking about the shaving of ZQ? That’s a bit too much detail for me… I kid, of course…

76. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 11, 2012

About the plot, who the new actors are playing and whether they are friend,
foe or neutral, whether there will be known TOS characters (other than the Enterprise and main cast/crew) or not… all that stuff, we don’t really need to know.

I need to know that ZQ has been shaved and plucked, ie Spock is reborn and that CP is looking every bit the fine young captain that he can be. I NEED proof and pictures!

77. Jake Cannon - January 11, 2012

Fanatic?

*cue Achmed the Dead Terrorist*

“I… kill you.” ;)

78. Dilithium doublebock - January 11, 2012

Yeah. And if Alice Eve gets anything shaved, I should get those pics

79. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 11, 2012

#75. Keachick…

Look at twitter of Simon Pegg here on trekmovie…

“they are children of JJ”…. OMG … I need spoilers… I need spoilers… I need…LOL

:-) ;-)

80. Anthony Thompson - January 11, 2012

24, 25.

Folks, ‘fan’ is derived from fanatic.

81. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - January 11, 2012

Hey Bob Orci. Del Trame. Aka BND. British Naval Dude. Come on. Get his name in there. Or Else.

82. spock31a - January 11, 2012

she bw the hot yeomen

83. Basement Blogger - January 11, 2012

The Enterprise has cleared the moorings. She is free to navigate. Captain Kirk, can you give us the word? “Warp speed.”

84. Khan was Framed! - January 11, 2012

With her hair up like that, I just realized that Alice Eve would make a great Chapel or Rand or again possibly Carol Marcus.

I think it would be awesome if they did some of the pre-story for Marcus & Kirk’s romance & eventual break up in this movie.

I don’t care if Khan is in it or not, but a tie in like that would be a nice thread to connect this Universe to the Prime timeline.

I’d love to see Arix or M’ress in the next movie, too. This fx team’s take on the various aliens in Starfleet has been great, so far.

85. Aurore - January 12, 2012

80. Anthony.

Olivia ( @ 25 ), was joking.

:)

86. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 12, 2012

Is it possible that we might get one or two pictures showing all our main cast and guest actors, with an article noting the first day of actual filming? My desktop has become ever so needy…It already has a lovely picture of Chris Pine but it really does need an update – a big Trek update.

If you would be so kind…

Given the new start date for filming, I do hope those puffles are settled in nicely in the Pine and Quinto trailers. Remember – they just need a cuddle from Chris and Zach respectively morning and night and they will be just fine…:) (as per Michelle’s instructions). Good man, Bob.

87. Orly - January 12, 2012

Cumberbatch was photographed last night with his hair dyed back to black.

88. Jack - January 12, 2012

I really hope these are new characters. Do we really need a secretary to tempt our heroic captain (why’d they have to give me a female yeoman… didn’t they see “horndog” on my psych profile?) or a nurse whose only function is to pine for Spock? Even Dr. Carol Marcus (yep, an interesting role and not a ’60s gender-role sterotype) — we already know they had a relationship, parted relatively amicably (but sadly) and shared a son (fine, in another timeline) — just me, but I have no interest in seeing the beginning. i’m just one guy, but surely our crew would have met other interesting characters and had other adventures than just the relatively few we’ve already seen.

Trek’s been pretty good at avoiding the damsel in distress-driven plot — I’m hoping we have some smartly written roles for women in this thing.

I want a Trek adventure, not a love story for the sake of a love story.

I like that the MI films (still like the first and the latest the bet out of all of ‘em) didn’t really rehash characters and plot elements from the series but usedthe concepts to launch something new. This is a little different, as we have the same main characters and its set in the same time, but I’d like to see some imagination here.

I get the fanboy desire to recreate what’s come before — but, who needs to see the Galileo 7 again, when it worked the first time? Or, heck, the Naked Time again (I’m talking to you drunken Wesley and sexy Tasha)? It was smart of Roddenberry not to use TOS aliens in TNG (and, even then, some of the TOS-style stories from TNG’s first 2 or 3 seasons turned out not to work well at all 20 years later).

Fanboy nods are fun (look fans, we have Netflix too!) but, I don’t want this thing to turn into Scary Movie (hey look, we’re making references! [especially when the references are wrong — calling a planet Delta Vega in a non-Trek movie is an homage, doing it to a planet that isn’t Delta Vega in a Trek movie set in the same Trek universe is a mistake, even if it’s deliberate… as if George Lucas had decided to call a planet, that wasn’t Alderaan, Alderaan in the SW prequels, as an homage).

And, heck, as a Trek fan, having the keys to alll this stuff would be amazing. It would be tough, as both a fan and a filmmaker, to not get carried away. Bottom line for me is, keep as much continuity as needed, but tell me a heck of a story (not just a heck of a Trek story) and give me some good characters. If it’s different from what’s come before but works, fine. That’s all this fanatic needs.

89. Aurore - January 12, 2012

“Cumberbatch was photographed last night with his hair dyed back to black.”
__________

If confirmed, I would be very intrigued if, in the coming weeks, I saw Benedict Cumberbatch with…black contact lenses, mmmmm……

90. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 12, 2012

“Trek’s been pretty good at avoiding the damsel in distress-driven plot — I’m hoping we have some smartly written roles for women in this thing.

I want a Trek adventure, not a love story for the sake of a love story.”

In the story that shall not be told, it is Kirk who is in distress and at one point is helped by that woman… Later, the Enterprise needs to respond to her world’s distress. One of the risks of being discovered by one is that others may also discover you and trouble ensues.

91. Rod of Rassilon - January 12, 2012

Cumberbatch is ensign Kyle?

Eve as nurse chapel or Janice Rand?

92. Schweinebacke - January 12, 2012

Great actors. Very much Trekkies are so damned negative… the same who are responsible for the end of tng for instance. After all you should at least give them a chance!

93. Orly - January 12, 2012

Cumberbatch’s first port of call when he arrived in the US was to go to Industrial Light and Magic so what do you think they were doing with him?

94. Fraser Link - January 12, 2012

So this has nothing to do with anything in this story, but I just came across it and had to share it.

A few months back, the Irving Shipyards in Halifax, Nova Scotia, won a mammoth ship-building contract. (Stay with me.)

The Nova Scotia provincial government had been using a website shipsstarthere.ca to help leverage public support for the Halifax yard getting the contract.

Anyway, this may be old news, but I just this morning learned of this site, inspired by the whole thing – starshipsstarthere.ca.

Apparently, Halifax is building ships, not just for the Canadian navy, but for the entire universe.

95. Trekker5 - January 12, 2012

#85,Aurore,hi! :) How are you today? Thanks for having my back friend! :)

96. Phil - January 12, 2012

Sorry, no cast photos today.

97. VZX - January 12, 2012

93: Really? He went to ILM? Are they handling the effects for this Trek movie? If so, then I wonder if they are scanning his image for something big.

It could be that he is doing mo-cap work. I mean, he is doing it for The Hobbit as Smaug. In that case, then I say GORN! Cumberbatch could be a Gorn that will be done as mo-cap. I doubt that Alice Eve will, though. She’s too hot to hide under a CG mask.

BTW: If Andy Serkis gets his Oscar nom for playing Caesar, then that would give a lot more prestige to mo-cap work. Something that could be in Cumberbatch’s favor.

98. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 12, 2012

Benedict Cumbarbatch is not looking blonde these days … and has a thin mustache …????

here:

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/zLj7n7oKoWJ/Spencer+Hart+Samsung+Galaxy+Note+Party+Celebrate/yu5E2QgIDNd/Benedict+Cumberbatch

:-) :-)

99. Sebastian S. - January 12, 2012

Cumberbatch was so good as Hawking. I wonder what the real life Hawking thought of the performance?

And Alice Eve is simply gorgeous. No question.

I hope both have very significant roles in the new ST movie. Anything less would be a waste of their talents.

100. spocker - January 12, 2012

every time I see Cumberbatch all I can think is how perfect he’d be as Spock

101. Admiral Archer's Prize Beagle - January 12, 2012

#98

Kind of dastardly, or sinister

102. Orly - January 12, 2012

Hawking was very happy with the performance and Benedict is used as the voice of Hawking in all his documentaries. (Just check on you tube). Sometimes the Americans redub a US actor over them (pointless) but the REAL recording has Benedict’s voice. Here’s a tiny clip http://youtu.be/MZ0PVkGj4bg

103. Daoud - January 12, 2012

“55. boborci – January 11, 2012
42. The entire bridge crew are TOS characters;)”

Oh frabjous joy! That narrows it down. Memory Alpha lists maybe 300 or so TOS characters?

Well, at least you didn’t say “the entire bridge crew are TOS bridge crew characters.” This means, it’s perfectly possible that after Nero, the Romulans wanting to avoid the future where Romulus is destroyed join the Federation, and the Balance of Terror Romulan Commander (Cumberbatch) is Second Officer and Security Chief on Kirk’s Enterprise. That would be just lovely. And McCoy’s got Chapel (Eve) who instead of pining for Spock, pines for the Romulan. Weller can be CEO of Gary Seven Enterprises, and all’s swell. Wanka wanka.

104. Keachick - rose pinenut - January 12, 2012

“Wanka wanka”? Are you using an English, Australian and NZ slang term for the American “jerk off”?

105. billyboy - January 12, 2012

>>>>>
Should we be worried they were unable to get any Big Name actors for the sequel? Smells like Star Trek Insurrecton…
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Really? Star Trek Insurrection seemed to be doing the opposite during
production. At the time, there was a ton of buzz on the internet that
Star Trek had secured an "ACADEMY AWARD WINNING" actor, which was a "first" in Star Trek history. Jonathan Frakes had everyone excited
because he announced F. Murray Abraham was going to be the villain in
Star Trek IX, and Abraham had already won the Best Actor Oscar for playing the villain in Amadeus. As it turned out, all the hype amounted
to little fanfare on screen. Abraham played a forgettable character
on Star Trek and pretty much phoned-in his performance.

106. Basement Blogger - January 12, 2012

My fellow Trekkers, Star Trek (2013) starts filming today.

Space, the final frontier…..

107. Phil - January 12, 2012

@105. Peter Weller and Benedict Cumberbatch are hardly nobodies. I’m guessing Harrison Ford was not available……

Joseph Gatt is filming his screen tests today. Gee, I wonder what’s on tap for tomorrow….

108. Dee - lvs moon' surface - January 12, 2012

#107

Hey Phil … DLindelof said the smell of dilithium is great in the morning and #boldly go … Simon Pegg said to Chris Doohan dilithium crystals at maximum………… so why you look so grumpy? … :-) :-)

109. Phil - January 12, 2012

@108. Hey, like I said on the other thread….pleased to be wrong!

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