Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn’t Know Much ‘Star Trek’ Trivia

When joining a fan-loved franchise like “Star Trek,” there’s a certain amount of responsibility that goes along with it. It’s widely assumed that you’ll have to do your research, watch the old television series and burn through the Shatner movies.

Benedict Cumberbatch has a different approach.

When Cumberbatch sat down with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz to talk about the upcoming season of “Sherlock,” he was put to the test and attempted to answer some “Trek” trivia. Let’s just say that if this were a real test, he may probably wouldn’t have passed. How is he supposed to handle to the Kobayashi Maru?

Cumberbatch insisted that his approach to successfully joining the series of movies was to stay as ignorant as possible. (We think he may have been joking. Probably.)

“I think it’s best to, like a lot of acting you do, you have to start from a knowledge base of zero in order to have every experience that you’re portraying again and again and again feel like fresh,” he said. “So I purposefully made no attempt to learn anything about anything.”

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