As you may know (or maybe you don’t—I suppose it depends on how big of a Trekkie you are), Star Trek Into Darkness, the follow-up to J. J. Abrams’ dynamite 2009 Star Trek reboot, hits cinemas today. This? Is BEYOND exciting. It’s beyond exciting for a wide variety of reasons, but one of the biggest of those reasons happens to be Benedict Cumberbatch. We don’t knoq much about who he’s playing—it’s been kept tightly under wraps since the moment he was cast in the film—but whoever it is and whatever it entails, we can’t wait to see him face off against Chris Pine’s James T. Kirk of the Starship Enterprise.
Don’t know much about Benedict? His star has been steadily on the rise over the past few years. Just in case you’ve missed him, though, here’s your recommended viewing list to prepare for Star Trek. Trust us. He’s awesome. It’s totally worth it.