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So now we know that Benedict Cumberbatch will be playing a villain in J.J. Abrams’ new movie, Star Trek 2 which is set for release May 2013, however what we don’t yet know is the bad guy that he’ll be portraying or indeed what race / species he’ll be.

So with no reason whatsoever, we decided to show you not only what he’d look like in character but also what his name could be using 100% accurate name creation tools that are publicly available on the good ‘ol internet!

Jon and I have mocked up a few examples for you to see what he may look like along with his name for your viewing and reading pleasure. Let us know in the comments who or what you’ll think he’ll play as we’d love to know!

And when you’ve had a look at them all, we have a poll on the last page for you to vote:

Benedict as a Klingon

According to the Klingon name generator, if Benedict Cumberbatch were a Klingon, his name would be: Kutaj of the house of Torath! Do we think Abrams frequents this site?! Time will tell!

We’ve seen The Klingons as villains in numerous episodes and movies but more recently they have joined the Federation to become the good-guys but this of course was in the 24th (I think?!) century and Abrams’ Star Trek is before well before that.

  • Name: Kutaj of the house of Torath
  • Klingons last seen in: Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) which is only good if you’ve seen it in the original Klingon. Christopher Plummer and David Warner followed other actors who have donned the pointy foreheads such as Christopher Lloyd.
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