Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test
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.
"If the man doesn't believe as we do, we say he is a crank and that settles it. I mean it does nowadays, because we can't burn him."
— Mark Twain, from Following the Equator