OMG YOU GUYS I’VE FIGURED IT OUT
I DON’T THINK CUMBERBATCH IS PLAYING GARY MITCHELL AT ALL.
Well played JJ, you had me fooled with the blond woman. BUT HAS ANYONE ELSE NOTICED THIS?
Subtle? Not enough for you?
JJ YOU MASTERFUL BASTARD.
Eagle eyes, my friend.
I am chagrined to write that I missed the ears, which means that I saw, but did not observe—not what one wants to do when dealing with the work of a an actor who happens to play Sherlock Holmes. I did note, however, that for what it’s worth, Cumberbatch’s character is wearing a Starfleet uniform.
Assuming that Cumberbatch’s role is a canonical one, I believe that we may now rule out Khan, Gary Mitchell, and Garth of Izar, since each of them was human. We are dealing with someone who is at least half-Vulcan or half-Romulan, but the facial features of Cumberbatch’s character are very human indeed. Whom could it be?