STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS: Really? Seriously? You’re F&*king With Me Right?
Recently screenwriter Damon Lindelof Tweeted an apology of sorts for writing a scene for J.J. Abrams' Star Trek sequel in which Alice Eve's character Dr. Carol Marcus stood onscreen in her undies for a few seconds. Click on for my take on all of this.
I just saw that Damon Lindelof apologized for having Alice Eve in her underwear. Even claiming he was “misogynistic.” Now I’m sorry that a man (albeit) was offended by the 20 seconds Alice Eve’s character Dr. Marcus was in a bra and panties. In actuality, I’m lying, because I’m not the least bit sorry. The only thing I am sorry about is that this man had the audacity to write and complain about it. This is not only a travesty but more so of all the things we have to complain about THIS is what we are worrying about. Her character was cast because she had a likeness to Bibi from Wrath of Khan, she could act, and because she is HOT.
Star Trek fans around the globe affectionately and teasingly called Trekkies have been for years dismissed as geeks, even in media (West Wing, character wears a communicator pin). Fanboys/Fangirls alike where not the cool kids in class, and were stereotypically made fun of for liking Star Trek. That’s the mantra our community has embraced. Damon Lindelof has finally started to turn the tide on “geekdom” and made it mainstream by casting good looking actors and actresses and making it far less Sci-Fiction and more mainstream story based. That’s wonderful and let’s a brand new generation embrace what many have loved for the past half century. I embrace Chris Pine, Zoe S, and Alice Eve being half naked on screen; in fact there should be more of it. The sad part is that no one spoke of the threesome Kirk was having before he was summoned by Adm. Pike.
The more profound and saddening part is that we are so focused on it that I am actually writing something in defense of what was done. Does anyone remember the first interracial kiss in the middle of the civil rights movement? Oh yea! Kirk and Uhura! Does any remember a half-naked green alien dancing 50 years ago? I do. Does anyone remember the same half-naked girl in 2009? How about the female Klingons whose breasts were to their chin and would be the $hit out of each other has some sort of foreplay? Deanna and Riker having sex!! C’mon people!
This is the least of our worries.
All in All, I’m in invoking guy code and pulling his man card. And to quote an epic philosopher:
What you just said, is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard, at no point in your rambling incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought, everyone in the room is now dumber for having listened to it, I award you no points and made god have mercy on your soul.
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