First Star Trek 2 Set Photos: Spock vs. Sherlock!

Zachary Quinto gives Benedict Cumberbatch the Vulcan Nerve Pinch in our first look at Star Trek 2.

William Bibbianiby William Bibbiani

Well it's about Ferengi time. After years of speculation and casting brouhaha, today finally brings us the first patch of behind the scenes photos from Star Trek 2, which is about… something. In it, Benedict Cumberbatch plays… someone… who interacts with the cast of the USS Enterprise. That's about all we've got so far, isn't it? Sigh… There's still a long way to go…

MTV brings us two photos – still rough (you'll notice lots of green screenery) – of Benedict Cumberbatch on the receiving end of a Federation ass-whupping. Click on over there to see Uhura (Zoe Saldana) with Cumberbatch in her phaser sights. We're more interested in this image of Spock (Zachary Quinto) give him the ol' Vulcan Nerve Pinch. MTV surmises that Cumberbatch is wearing a Starfleet uniform under that stylish jacket of his, implying that he'll betray the crew at some point. We're not convinced. Given that this first batch of photos shows the bad guy getting his butt kicked, we suspect he feels equally betrayed. Is this really from some kind of finale, or is it Cumberbatch's origin? Is he really wearing a Starfleet uniform, or is that just a really popular neckline in the future?

Check out the pic and decide for yourself!