…May smile and smile and be a villian…

So…yes, I’ve been thinking about SF villians. It may have a lot to do with Mr Cumberbatch there 🙂 I admit coming away from Star Trek Into Darkness with a reinforced obsession…and a bunny or three. John Harrison was almost a mirror held up to Kirk. Because what wouldn’t Kirk do in the fight to protect his crew, his family?

I’ve always been drawn to the villain over the hero. My first crush? Kerr Avon from Blake’s 7, just your average, money-grabbing ultra intelligent paranoid schizophrenic who killed the man he worshipped in an end of series bloodbath (completely ruined my Christmas, btw…) Though was Avon more of that grey area, the anti-hero?

And I like villians who have fun. Who enjoy their villainy in the way that a po-faced hero can’t. Heroes have to be seen to be doing the right thing, and to remain the hero, ultimately they will. They’ll make the decision, perform the decisive act that the villain can’t. It’s what’s separates them.

And you know, in the end, I think this was all about getting a pic of Khan to look at as I type. Shameless 😀


Kim Knox brews sex, magic, darkness and technology in a little corner of North West England. She writes erotic science fiction and fantasy romance for Carina Press, Entangled Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Samhain Publishing, Cleis Press and others.

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  1. Everything I’ve seen about this version of Khan is just making me want to see the movie more. Great post.
    I like those gray areas, though I’ll admit I prefer the hero types rather than the “villains:. But bad boys who do the right thing in the end? Yum.
    I want to see this movie so bad.

  2. You should go and see it…if only for Benedict Cumberbatch’s voice <–may be biased… 😉

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