We start this week’s Great Links roundup with some Khan memories. The 2013 film Star Trek Into Darkness was cloaked in secrecy. The biggest thing being kept under wraps was how Benedict Cumberbatch’s character of John Harrison was actually Khan Noonien Singh, something director J.J. Abrams later said he regretted keeping secret. However, it turns out there was one person let in on the secret, and that is the late Stephen Hawking.
Appearing on the BBC’s The Graham Norton Show, the actor revealed that he spilled to beans solely to Professor Hawking, after sharing a number of margaritas. Cumberbatch said he felt Hawking “deserved” to know, which is fair enough as the renowned scientist was a fellow Star Trek actor as well.
More Great Links
Lists of the week
Famous Trekkies of the week
Instagram of the week: Wu Tang goes Spock
The official account for the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan shared this image this week, showing some love for Star Trek.
Video of the week: Wrath of Ben 10
Nerdist’s Talking Toons show once again has gone Trek, this time recreating the most famous scene from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, with characters from the cartoon Ben 10.
Bonus video of the week: That’s a lot of Klingon coffee
EC Henry on YouTube decided to count up all the mentions of Raktajino, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s favorite beverage.
That’s it for this week’s update. Keep up with all the fun Star Trek from around the web in our Great Links category.