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Video: Benedict Cumberbatch gets pranked

'Star Trek' stars lather up with 'neutron cream'

Video: Benedict Cumberbatch gets pranked

Did Star Trek into Darkness seem real to you? Apparently the sci-fi seeting for the film, which comes out on Blu-ray next week, convinced even the cast, as this behind-the-scenes video proves.

Simon Pegg is a prankster, not an engineer. Damn it, Jim! The actor, who plays Scotty in J.J. Abrams relaunch of the franchise, involved the crew in an elaborate scheme to trick the stars. Victims included Benedict Cumberbatch who plays the villainous Khan, and some of the officers on the Enterprise, namely Uhura (Zoe Saldana), Bones (Karl Urban) and Sulu (John Cho).

They were made to believe the scene they were shooting in a “neutron” facility would expose them to some dangerous ions. Precautionary measures were advised: dotting their faces with dabs of “neutron cream” and periodically jumping up and down.

And you thought lithium crystals were bad.


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