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Old June 25 2013, 08:16 PM   #645
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

Silversmok3 wrote: View Post
The "Bechdel" test is pointless.
Not so. It has a point. What it was never intended to be was a catch-all litmus test.

Indeed, the comic which marks the first appearance of what would become known as the Bechdel Test didn't call it a test at all. It was simply "The Rule" - essentially a thought exercise which functioned as a kind of sorting process.
"Recently my 8 year-old cousin asked me, with a wicked twinkle in his eye, if I'd ever microwaved a banana. I'm terrified to try, but I'm sure whatever happens—splattering, abrupt, radioactive—sounds exactly like an Annie Clark guitar solo."
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