But I liked your dialogues in Ex Machina (which was quite good overall, even though you made Uhura look like a complete idiot with her comment about play-acting the 'damsel in distress')
Huh? Is that worse than her actually being as cowardly as she seemed to be in TOS, saying "Captain, I'm frightened" all the time?
I think it's made worse by her admitting that she did this deliberately.
It also casts a bad light on Kirk, or on her opinion of him.