PDH wrote:That being said, when you do something like that you are basically saying, 'we're not that bothered about the female audience,' which again is fine. There's no reason that every film needs to cater to men and women in equal proportions and there are plenty of movies that are basically unwatchable for straight men, so if you want to make a film pandering to male nerds, go for it.
But I actually don't think this is that film. I really don't. Let's not confuse Star Trek the television series for male nerds with Star Trek the movie starring Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch and Zachary Quinto, the Hollywood movie for young people.
If "pandering to male nerds" is supposed to mean "female fanservice galore!", then all the previous Star Trek TV series owe us quite a bit of that, especially Next Generation and DS9! Quick, Troi and Jadzia, bend over several more times!
Frankly, this movie sounds more like it's pandering than what we got out of those shows...
And finally, having said various other conflicting things, I should also add that the scene was pretty crap and made me laugh when I watched it. The pretext was just so flimsy that it actually did affect the integrity of the narrative. It was like, 'OK, now I'm going to be naked for no reason, DON'T LOOK! JUST A WOMAN IN HER UNDERWEAR NOTHING TO SEE HERE!' I normally think people are exaggerating when they talk about scenes throwing them out of movies because they seemed tacked on or whatever but I genuinely see where they're coming from with this. It totally came out of nowhere.
...as you seem to mention.