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Old June 25 2013, 10:47 PM   #646
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Re: Star Trek Into Darkness & The Bechdel Test

M'Sharak wrote: View Post
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.
And constitutes a bit of deadpan humor: if you actually adhere to the Bechdel Rule, it means you've seen maybe six movies in the past twenty years, and most of them weren't all that good.
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