A lot of people have been complaining that it was completely unnecessary for Alice Eve to have to strip down to her underwear in one scene during the new film, Star Trek Into Darkness, enough that the film’s writer, Damon Lindelof, found it necessary to apologize for it on Monday. Of the outrage over an attractive woman in underwear for a whole three seconds, Lindelof Tweeted, “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.”
He also claimed that the film’s star, Chris Pine, had appeared shirtless several times in both Star Trek films, but that didn’t really help his cause. The only real solution is to have Kirstie Alley reprise her role as Saavik in the next Star Trek film and wear nothing but a thong. Then people can really decide which is more offensive.