Whatta Man Monday ~ Star Trek Edition

Last week was a close one.  Freddie Prinze Jr eeked out a win over Ryan Phillipe in our 90′s Edition.

This week, might not be so close, but it has to be done.


One of my older boys told me I had to do this week’s edition.

Star Trek: Chris Pine vs Benedict Cumberbatch OR (Captain Kirk vs Khan)

I, frankly, don’t really get Star Trek…and I especially don’t get the allure of John Harrison aka Khan, but my teenage boy says he’s awesome, sooooo, I guess I’ll trust him?


I should probably know my audience on this one, knowing that not many teenage boys are voting for a Whatta Man Challenge, but well…it was Khan or Spock.  6 of one, I guess.


Plus, Benedict Cumberpatch wins based on name alone.  Hello, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH?  Awesome.


Anyhow, let’s have a look at the good guy vs the bad guy…

PicMonkey Collage2Benedict Cumberabatch vs Chris Pine

I have to say, that visually this isn’t a contest, in my mind.

I tried to find less attractive pictures of our Captain Kirk to make for a more even playing field against Khan.  Yeah, basically impossible.  It turns out Chris Pine doesn’t have a bad angle.

PicMonkey Collage5I did my best, though.

Let’s have a look in black and white…

PicMonkey Collage6My kid tells me Cumberbatch wins on the cool factor.  SO base your vote on that if you want.

Also, he’s in a show called Sherlock Holmes on the BBC, which is apparently another super-geeky cult fave (sorry).

PicMonkey Collage4But Chris Pine, I mean….

Sometimes cool only gets you so far.  Eyes on the other hand…

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I’ve heard that the new Star Trek movie is really good too.

Have you seen it?


Do you ever wonder what men look like in chunky sweaters or coats without shirts?

Well, here you go…

PicMonkey Collage


And the ultimate face off…

Khan vs Kirk…


Anyhow, you be the judge.

Pine vs Cumberbatch.

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  1. 1
    Caroline says:

    Mmmm…Pine all the way! Captain Kirk is SO handsome. Live long and prosper… ;-)

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    Courtney says:

    My husband and I haven’t made it to the theater to see Star Trek, but Cumberbatch definitely wins on the cool factor. He could’ve win based on the cool factor JUST for being Sherlock Holmes, but he also plays not one, but two(!!!) freaking awesome characters in the Hobbit, the Necromancer and Smaug the dragon. So for me, this is no contest at all. Benedict Cumberbatch all the way.

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    Norma says:

    Chris Pine for sure! He’s such a cutie! And those lips! I’m not a star trek fan, but I did enjoy the first movie and I’ll likely see this one as well.

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    Heather says:

    Those eyes……has to be Chris Pine!

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    Tammy T says:

    Benedict! In my house we are HUGE Sherlock fans, and his VOICE! Have you heard him speak? He is amazing. Pine is cute, but Benedict is sexy.

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    Larissa says:

    The eyes win – Chris Pine!

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    Amy says:

    This is a really tough call. While Cumberbatch looks really good in some of those photos, I find when you just watch him he’s not always looking his best… So… Chris Pine it is!

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    Veronica M. says:

    Chris Pine Baby! I am a big Star Trek TV fan. Loved the original Kirk, but Chris Pine is just Fine. Did I just type that!

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    Amanda says:

    I have to go with Benedict! You’d understand if you watched him… oh and his voice is spectacular too

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    Molly says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch. Watch Sherlock and you will understand.

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    Kaia says:

    As much as I adore Chris Pine, Benedict could read the phone book and win a grammy for it his voice is that freaking sexy. And he is really hot as Sherlock so Mr. Cumberbatch gets my vote.

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    Victoria says:

    I have to go with Mr. Sherlock Holmes, himself…Benedict Cumberbatch! My husband and I just started watching Sherlock and we’re already obsessed. He has an AMAZING voice. Chris Pine sounds like Christian Slater to me, which is a negative.

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    Jo says:

    First of all, you can’t just call Sherlock the new geek thing…watch it! It is not some geeky crap like Big Bang Theory, it is the best written, best acted show to hit TV in the last 10 years. The entire case is amazing and Benedict Cumberbatch is incredible as Sherlock.

    And check out interviews with him. He’s witty, charming, and very intelligent.

    And if all else fails…check this out: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ailbhemalone/reasons-benedict-cumberbatch-is-the-perfect-man

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    Kris B. says:

    Chris Pine please!

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    Crystal says:

    Chris Pine is cute (really cute!) but I love Sherlock! Benedict Cumberpatch for the win! Watch Sherlock and you will understand. Super good show!

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    Tammy says:

    Cumberbatch! Cumberbatch! Cumberbatch!

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    SNancyKat says:

    Benny wins all over everything!!! (Englishmen always win) Chris Pine looks like he’d be hairy. Ick.

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    Susan says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch!

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    Melody says:

    I’ve never voted on What a Man Monday but I am compelled to ore today. Benedict gets my vote x infinity!

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    Jane says:

    oh my goodness BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH. I watch sherlock all the time (last episode?! Clues?!). He’s so much more interesting than chris pine….been there, done that, but benedict is my vote!!!

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    Beki G says:

    Benedict has a sly sexiness to him and he is an amazing actor! Definitely gets my vote!

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    Jennifer Grimm says:

    Most definitely Chris Pine…gotta go with the eyes! Benedict has a weird face.

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    Elizabeth says:

    Cumberbatch is the sexiest man walking. Good Lord!!!! That accent sends me over the moon. I just saw Star Trek this weekend (excellent by the way) and yes Pine is hot, but come on…..Benedict has it all.

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    Melissa says:

    UGH! I didn’t know he Cumberbatch was playing Khan!!
    I vote for Chris Pine.

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    Jessica says:

    Cumberbatch all the way baby.

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    Jamie says:

    After seeing Star Trek, I have a new appreciation and love for Cumberbatch but my heart belongs to Chris Pine…the eyes and the scruff do it for me!

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    keri wamboldt says:

    Ah! The eviliness of this week! Making me choose! Benedict is amazing as Khan and Sherlock but Chris Pine is pretty damn dreamy, its the eyes plus hes a smartass… crap ill vote Chris

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    Brianna says:

    Chris Pine all the way. I cannot even believe the other guy is getting votes. Have you seen Chris’ eyes? Swooon!

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    Lindsay S says:

    While I can definitely appreciate the eye candy that is Chris Pine, my vote is for Benedict Cumberbatch. The man is sexy. And that VOICE! I can’t even. I’ve been slightly obsessed with him ever since watching Sherlock. Netflix it! And then YouTube his Alan Rickman impression. :)

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    Angela says:

    Chris Pine. Yum.

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    Julia says:

    Benedict all the way. He is just so…. so…. OMG that voice! Those eyes!

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    amelia says:

    Chris Pine!! Weirdly lots of girls seem to love Benedict Cumberbatch! They call themselves Cumberbitches!

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    Julie says:

    Chris Pine!!! YUMYUMYUMYUMYUM! Oh, & the movie was AWESOME! Was on the edge of my seat the whole time.

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    Mona says:

    Chris Pine definitely!

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    Tina says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch for the win! He is extremely talented, has the most beautiful eyes, and his voice is like liquid gold. He definitely has my vote.

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    Michelle says:

    Chris Pine gets my vote!

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    Joiya says:

    Well, if I can’t choose Bones (Karl Urban) than I will definitely choose Chris Pine! :)

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    Nut says:

    Benedict Cumberbatch! Chris Pine is nice and all, but Benedict is amazing and he has the best name ever.

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