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  1. [UPDATED] Alice Eve’s Transphobic Comment About Bruce Jenner Underlines A Greater Misunderstanding of Feminism

    Two days ago, Star Trek Into Darkness' Alice Eve posted this great photo of body confidence activist, Harnaam Kaur, on her Instagram with the hashtags #equalpay and #equalrights. Seems like it'd be a feminist post, right? Well, yes and no. While Eve did post the image of Kaur in solidarity with a fellow woman, Eve then felt the need to talk about Bruce Jenner's announcement in the comments for some reason. They have since been deleted (but not before the Internet took notice).

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  2. There Was a Deleted Cumberbatch Shower Scene; I’m Not Impressed

    If we got angry about this kind of thing we'd be angry all the time

    On Conan O'Brien last night J.J. Abrams was asked about the recent controversy over a moment of contrived near-nudity in Star Trek Into Darkness. And I actually respect Abrams' response: he says that his intention was to do a quick joke in the midst of a bunch of action, but says "I don't think I quite edited the scene in the right way," and of those that felt the scene was exploitative "I can also see their point of view." There are ways that the scene could have been directed or edited in a way that actually made it appear that Carol Marcus' reaction to Kirk being a supercreep shamed or cowed him in, well, any way. If Abrams felt this scene was really the "balance" to a brief scene of Kirk post-coitus with two alien women, where his nudity before the opposite sex is a product of his sexual prowess, not something that he has just expressed a clear desire to avoid, I just wish he'd executed that better. Abrams also shared a few seconds of Benedict Cumberbatch's character taking a shower, which was not included in the final cut of the movie. And since Cumberbatch is kind of a rising nerd property now (particularly among women), that clip is getting spread around quite widely, touted as the end to the argument. And I'd like to, just for a moment, talk about what this clip isn't: it isn't evidence that men and women's bodies are treated equally in the movie.

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  3. Damon Lindelof Says Something Else About Women in Star Trek Into Darkness

    I Want to Believe

    "I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress. We also had Kirk shirtless in underpants in both movies. Do not want to make light of something that some construe as mysogenistic. What I'm saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future. Also, I need to learn how to spell 'misogynistic.'" - Star Trek Into Darkness writer Damon Lindelof in a string of four tweets sent out roughly a half hour after we posted his lackluster answer as to why actress Alice Eve was made to strip down in the film for no reason. It's nice to see Lindelof comment on the complaints at all, and we hope he really is more mindful of these types of things in the future but we must point out - having half naked actors in a sex scene does not equal the treatment Eve received. Again, it's all about context and Dr. Carol Marcus was put on display with none. What do you think of Lindelof's apology? (via tipster commenter Eric) Previously in Star Trek

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  4. Damon Lindelof on Women in Star Trek Into Darkness

    Today in things that make us scream incoherently

    "Why is Alice Eve in her underwear, gratuitously and unnecessarily, without any real effort made as to why in God's name she would undress in that circumstance? Well there's a very good answer for that. But I'm not telling you what it is. Because... uh... MYSTERY?" - Star Trek Into Darkness writer Damon Lindelof writing probably the most idiotic thing he could write in a letter to MTV. They had asked, "I feel like I have to start with the biggest mystery/conversation that's surrounded the film from the get go. Why is Alice Eve in her underwear at one point?" Because, well, that is an incredibly relavent question to ask. I mentioned it briefly in my non-TMS review but really, I could have gone on for pages about it. Eve's character of Dr. Carol Marcus was touted to have incredible intelligence, though instead of allowing her to use it to effect the plot, she was used as the most blatant eye-candy I've seen in a long time. We see this kind of thing a lot in Hollywood, sure, but the scene in question was akin to an actor holding up and verbally speaking the name of a can of Coca-Cola during a scene about cats or general surgery. And for a writer to respond to serious criticism in such a flippant manner is disappointing to say the least. Not to mention what he said when asked about a rumored shirtless scene for Benedict Cumberbatch's character:

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  5. Hangout With J.J. Abrams, Astronauts, and Cast of Star Trek Into Darkness Today at Noon

    Today at 12:00 PM EDT J.J. Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness will have a Google Hangout with astronauts, including Chris Cassidy, one of the astronauts aboard the International Space Station who recently went on a space walk to fix an ammonia leak on the station. You can watch the whole thing right here, and we even have the details on how you can try to get a question in.

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Pride and Prejudice and Pulp

    Things We Saw Today

    Redditor dannynolan also posted pulp redesigns for The Great Gatsby, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Robinson Crusoe, and Tess of the d'Urbervilles, but this one of Pride and Prejudice is my favorite by a mile. Oh, Mr. Darcy! (via Flavorwire)

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  7. J.J. Abrams Has Promised Us Sexiness in Star Trek Into Darkness

    Make It So

    And not just the sexiness inherent in having a really, really, ridiculously good-looking cast. No. The term "various moments of ... undress" was stated. But first he had some things to say about the sexiness of Trek as a franchise. Bow-chicka-bow-wow.

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  8. Abrams & Cumberbatch Talk Star Trek Into Darkness Villain Details & RoboCop’s Role Revealed!

    Dammit Jim!

    Instead of using this space as an introduction, I'll use it to say you won't be getting Benedict Cumberbatch character spoilers here but you will find out who Peter Weller will be playing in the film. Got it? Good. Let's go.

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  9. J.J. Abrams Says Dr. Carol Marcus Won’t Be Relegated To Love Interest In Star Trek. Gives Another Huge Detail Away.

    To Boldly Go

    J.J. Abrams hasn't been giving many details about Star Trek Into Darkness but he has said some interesting things about Dr. Carol Marcus. Oh, and he just happened to confirm whether or not we'll be seing the Klingons this time around. 

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Slave Leo

    Things We Saw Today

    Mad Art Lab has a big feature written by Slave Leo, a Rule 63 Princess Leia cosplayer. He's got some interesting things to say. 

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  11. A Wrath of Khan Character Is In Star Trek Into Darkness (Not Khan)


    I know people have some strong feelings as to whether or not Khan Noonien Singh should even enter the realm of J.J. Abrams Star Trek but while people debate that, some other news was quietly released. A character from Star Trek's past, from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan to be exact, has a role in Star Trek Into The Darkness. Who is it? Hit the jump to find out and maybe there will even be talk of Klingons!

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  12. Things We Saw Today: Where Our Knowledge of British Culture Comes From

    Things We Saw Today

    No, but seriously: we watch Sherlock, too. (Doctor Who on Tumblr)

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  13. J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek 2 Picks up Alice Eve for Brand New Character

    To Boldly Go

    J.J. Abrams' Star Trek was a great time for all concerned, a shiny sci-fi action flick that mucked around with time travel and parallel universes to give an oddly... canonical complete reboot of decades of continuity. But as much as we love it, we've still gotta say that thing. You know, that thing that we say all the time: it suuure only had one lady in it. So it's good to know that J.J. Abrams has been looking into that, even venturing into the territory of making new lady characters from scratch, by hiring actress Alice Eve for an as-yet-unannounced role in Star Trek 2.

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