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Old June 16 2013, 03:25 AM   #264
Clancy_s
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
Cupcake is NOT a fascinating character, male OR female. Ergo, switching the gender makes no difference whatsoever.
Not to his lines, but IMO it does to his actions and thus to his role in the story - he needs to be very physically formidable. You could come up with a female character that was but she'd be much further from the norm, for that I'd want some backstory, in a film that had little room for character development. I'd rather they gave Carol more to do. YMMV

Crazy Eddie wrote: View Post
OTOH, NuStarbuck is variously portrayed as a misanthropic malcontent and high-functioning alcoholic with a severely overclocked libido.
I'm one of the few who preferred the original BGA - as I saw him malcontent and high-functioning alcoholic with a severely overclocked libidoalso applied to the male version of Starbuck.
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