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It's gotta be pretty awesome to be Benedict Cumberbatch right about now. People love his take on "Sherlock," he's about to take flight as the iconic Smaug in "The Hobbit," and as if all that wasn't cool enough, the British actor has just been announced as the new villain in "Star Trek 2." Not a bad way to kick off 2012!


Which "Star Trek" villain is Benedict Cumberbatch playing?

The question remains, though: who is Cumberbatch playing? We tackled that very question in this week's edition of Talk Nerdy to Me, and you can see our thoughts by clicking the video above. But the speculation doesn't end there. We reached out to some of our favorite "Trek" fans across MTV Movies, MTV Geek and NextMovie for their insight into Cumberbatch's character. Read on for what they had to say!

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FROM MTV MOVIES: With "The Dark Knight Rises" soaring over New York, James Bond officially back in action in "Skyfall" and a new episode of "The Walking Dead" on the horizon, it's a great week to be a geek. It's also the perfect week to kick off "Talk Nerdy to Me," a brand-new weekly online talk show right here on MTV News where we'll bring you up to speed on all of the latest movie, TV and comic book news that's fit to print.


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Want to know what Joseph Gordon-Levitt was doing on the "Dark Knight" set this week? Look no further. Are you worrying over some of the new details about Bond's big-screen comeback? We are, too. We'll give you all that and more in the inaugural edition of "Talk Nerdy."

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