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May. 23, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

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A couple of days ago writer Damon Lindelof apologized for the Carol Marcus underwear scene in STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS and while both sides of the argument have valid points on if it was sexist or not, for the most part a lot of you just didn't think it was that big of a deal.

One person who has always expressed his love for beautiful women (even if at times he's incredibly creepy about it) is Conan O'Brien and last night he J.J. Abrams on his show. The director introduced a deleted scene from the film as a response to the criticism over actress Alice Eve hanging out in her knickers. The scene has Benedict Cumberbatch taking a shower (Abrams calls it a "shower of evil") and I'm sure if the scene did end up in the final cut of STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS no one would be complaining that J.J. Abrams exploited Cumberbatch.

I like what J.J. Abrams has done here. In this day and age people are overly sensitive about the most ridiculous things sometimes and instead of apologizing or even defending it he pretty much says, "Look we also had a scene of a guy taking a random shower and showing some skin. Just chill everyone."

While on the show Conan also convinced J.J. Abrams to somehow plant Conan's favorite catchphrase in a certain new film that will be set in a galaxy far, far away. What's the catchphrase? You're going to have to watch the video to find out.

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Extra Tidbit: Now where's Todd Phillip's apology for making us see way too much of Ken Jeong in THE HANGOVER movies?
Source: Team Coco

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6:55PM on 05/24/2013
i'm sorry but i didn't see the problem with some chick in her underwear isn't that in almost every movie made today get the f*** over it
i'm sorry but i didn't see the problem with some chick in her underwear isn't that in almost every movie made today get the f*** over it
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12:02AM on 05/24/2013
Some people just don't understand the purpose of that scene. It was an explosion!
Some people just don't understand the purpose of that scene. It was an explosion!
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12:37PM on 05/23/2013
I don't know why people overreact to such a wonderful scene :)
I don't know why people overreact to such a wonderful scene :)
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12:08PM on 05/23/2013

Overreacting

People are stupid, nuff said.
People are stupid, nuff said.
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11:58AM on 05/23/2013
*SIGH* If all these are considered sexist, then I can't imagine what people would think of all the nudity in 1980s action flicks.
*SIGH* If all these are considered sexist, then I can't imagine what people would think of all the nudity in 1980s action flicks.
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12:03PM on 05/23/2013
People would be losing their shit over that third boob in Total Recall ;)
People would be losing their shit over that third boob in Total Recall ;)
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11:19AM on 05/23/2013
I'm sorry, I must of seen a different Star Trek film this past wweekend. If a woman in her underwear is considered sexist, then there are a lot of films that need to be looked at
I'm sorry, I must of seen a different Star Trek film this past wweekend. If a woman in her underwear is considered sexist, then there are a lot of films that need to be looked at
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10:56AM on 05/23/2013

Jub-Jub

Dont the ewoks already say jub-jub?
Dont the ewoks already say jub-jub?
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11:15AM on 05/23/2013
So if we see an ewok in Star Wars Episode VII, we know exactly who to blame. Alternatively, Abrams could work it into a line of Huttese or other alien language. We might not even notice.
So if we see an ewok in Star Wars Episode VII, we know exactly who to blame. Alternatively, Abrams could work it into a line of Huttese or other alien language. We might not even notice.
12:01AM on 05/24/2013
I could have sworn they said Yub Nub.
I could have sworn they said Yub Nub.
10:43AM on 05/23/2013
"I will walk over your cold corpses. After I take this cold shower."
"I will walk over your cold corpses. After I take this cold shower."
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10:30AM on 05/23/2013
It just dawned on me that maybe this whole sexism debacle is just them trying to get some buzz?
It just dawned on me that maybe this whole sexism debacle is just them trying to get some buzz?
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10:27AM on 05/23/2013
What tickles me about this whole "exploited" nonsense is that people have no problem with the fact that they show Kirk having a threeway with two alien chicks but the fact that they show a girl in her underwear that is just too much for their sensitive eyes to handle. America please grow up.
What tickles me about this whole "exploited" nonsense is that people have no problem with the fact that they show Kirk having a threeway with two alien chicks but the fact that they show a girl in her underwear that is just too much for their sensitive eyes to handle. America please grow up.
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10:46AM on 05/23/2013
I thought the threeway was much more 'evil' (humorous) too. Kirk is a dog; he couldn't not look at Carol Marcus any more than he couldn't chase women because he's a starship captain. He's true to himself.
"America please grow up." - not going to happen; Americans let the really screwed up religious right dictate that nudity etc. was evil in the early days of cinema. Prudery is now equated with virtue in the US. Americans spend over $13 billion annually on pornography, so I guess there
I thought the threeway was much more 'evil' (humorous) too. Kirk is a dog; he couldn't not look at Carol Marcus any more than he couldn't chase women because he's a starship captain. He's true to himself.
"America please grow up." - not going to happen; Americans let the really screwed up religious right dictate that nudity etc. was evil in the early days of cinema. Prudery is now equated with virtue in the US. Americans spend over $13 billion annually on pornography, so I guess there is a good chunk of the populace that aren't virtuous.
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