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.
I had a chain saw for a while. You find if you have a chain saw, you really don't need to use it very often – just walking up to the front desk holding it will usually get a lot done. — Joe Walsh