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Handstalking (Part VII) by Atsadifish Handstalking (Part VII) by Atsadifish
EDIT: Okay, so this is becoming insanely popular :O_o: I'm glad you're all interested in this, but I'm aware you must all think I'm a crazy obsessed nutcase for doing it. It's not true! I only wanted to have something more substantial to make my point with besides capslock and a lot of exclamation marks ^^; I was just tired of all the circular debates. Now everyone thinks I'm a basket case :roll:

Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII

Yes, I did more. Three reasons why:
1. People turfing up photos of Cumberbatch’s hands that resemble the trailer’s mystery hand
2. This new movie still [SPOILER?], which is rather incriminating
3. This tweet from someone who has seen the second trailer [Spoiler? Maybe?]

Sources and References

“Star Trek Into Darkness” Teaser Trailer (Japanese Extended Cut)

Spock says goodbye to Kirk (“Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan”)

So whose hand is it??, by leandralocke (Tumblr)

Compare and contrast, by i-ship-an-armada (Tumblr)

Are people seriously still thinking that’s Ben’s hand?, by micathemineral (Tumblr)

‘Star Trek 2′ Teaser Trailer is Gorgeously Destructive [Updated With 40 Images] (Screenrant)

GIF of Cumberbatch’s hand from “Stuart: A Life Backwards”, by sherlockspeare (Tumblr)

Further Reading ;)

Star Trek Trailer Fuels New Speculation + Watch Into Darkness/TOS Mashup + New Villain Poll (

The Chris Pine Hand Porn Spectacular (Tumblr)

Hands of Cumberbatch (Tumblr)

Cumberbatch’s villain being the one touching hands with Spock through the glass (while in the brig, apparently) makes even less sense when you think about the voiceover going over that scene in the trailer:

“Is there anything you would not do... for your family?”

And makes even less sense when you take this into account too ;) You can look it up on Google Translate: I did, totally matches.

Thanks for reading! :aww:

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Misleadingusername Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
Ok I know this comment is coming a bit late, since we all know who the hand belongs to by now....

But I've only just seen this and I just want to say how great it is! I love how much detail you've gone into and how concise your analysis is, I wish I was half as observant as you :)
Don't know if you've seen Sherlock but you would certainly make a great detective! :D
Atsadifish Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
A comment like that can never come 'late'! Thank you very much for all the praise, that was lovely to receive ;)
Rebel-Angel-Hero Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
I found this after I'd seen the movie, so I already knew the answer to the debate, but I wanted to tell you how impressed I was at your very extensive and thorough detective work. Kudos!
Atsadifish Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahah, in retrospect, it seems so obvious. ... At the time I thought it was blindingly obvious too, but I very much appreciate your compliment anyways ;)
Mobilicorpus Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
is Kirk
Atsadifish Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student General Artist
gavdailydot Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
These charts are BRILLIANT. I'm an in-fandom reporter writing an article for the Daily Dot about Star Trek trailer theories, and would love to feature them! Sadly they are probably too large to put inside the post, but I would like to link to them within the article. Would that be OK? If you're not comfortable with this, please email me at :)
Atsadifish Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student General Artist
That's fine that you link back to them, and I can't thank you enough for actually asking me; you're the first, out of the five or so places I've seen these featured :roll:

I'd appreciate it if you didn't refer to me as any combination of 'rabid' or 'obsessed', because it's not true and I'm getting a bit fed up with people taking these 'studies' out of context. Apart from that, feel free to mention these; I look forward to reading your article :)

(I'll email all this to you as well in case you're not on deviantART often ;))
ChynnaEstrella Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
It Might Not Make Any Sense That Its Cumberbatch's Hand But Look At The Sleeve , Who Had On Black , NOT Kirk Only Harrison. & How Did Spock Get Inside The Glass , When Harrison Was In There & They Are Clearly Monitoring Him ! I Refuse To Believe That Spock Is Going To Die , He's Too Gourgeous !
Atsadifish Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
It not only doesn't make sense for it to be Cumberbatch's hand, but I've actually proven that it's Chris Pine's. And as for Kirk not wearing blacks, please see this. I'm sure there's more than one glass wall within the Enterprise for Kirk and Spock to be meeting through. Spock won't die; that would be franchise suicide. If he does, he'll be back. You seen "Wrath of Khan" and "Search for Spock"? ;)
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