Who do you think was the best villain in the new Star Trek films? NERO He's okay. The way I see it, the main draw of the 2009 film was the time-travel concept, which brought in the villains and a cameo from the glorious Leonard Nimoy. But if you'd removed that concept, we'd have had Nero as a simple villainous Romulan on a war with the Federation, which might have been better and given the Enterprise crew a better means to come together. KHAN Does Benedict Cumberbatch match up to Ricardo Montalban? Well, almost. Cumberkhan is what Montalkhan would be if he was younger and more active, and maybe didn't have that superblood in him. But then, this was the second Khan-type character to appear after Nero, so that probably didn't help out. ADMIRAL MARCUS He just didn't get enough time. He would have made a great recurring antagonist from what little I saw of him. KRALL A deranged Starfleet captain who was previously a soldier who saw combat, who had gone through war and was assigned to become a Starfleet captain, which he saw as being demoted and abandoned. He was a perfect foil to the heroic Starfleet officer Kirk: someone who lost faith in his job, and sought to make war and take lives to give his life meaning. Idris Elba managed to make him both menacing and tragic in a spectacular way. I give my vote to Krall. The others aren't too bad, but Krall IMO stands out from them all.