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Up front I will say I enjoyed this latest Star Trek movie a lot. It was super noisy, but enjoyable, beautifully executed, and I particularly like some of the secondary characters, Spock was excellent, etc etc. I just want to share an…
Totally valid concern, though I would point out that:
A)There are several women sitting around that roundtable, including a black female captain and a Vulcan female captain
B)Marcus did not strike me as a damsel in distress (her underwear scene was stupid and gratuitous, I don’t know what JJ was thinking there) as she was portrayed as a competent scientist who is the one that figures out what the torpedoes actually are and saves Bones’ life when she defuses one of them. She is also shown standing up to her father/commanding officer, and condemning his actions
C)I felt Uhura was kicking ass left and right in this movie. She negotiates with the Klingons alone (and is the only one of our heroes that manages to stab one!) and saves Spock from You Know Who when he’s about to get his skull kicked in. I thought she was on equal footing with Kirk & Spock.
D)It’s worth noting that the Enterprise bridge was full of women, including that badass Deltan officer that takes over for Chekhov when he is transferred to Engineering
E)That being said, I would like to see more prominent female roles in Star Trek 3
F)Wouldn’t it have been interesting if Admiral Marcus had been a woman? I think you easily could have cast Marcus as a woman without a single script rewrite