Tech. Science. Culture.
We may earn a commission from links on this page

Damon Lindelof admits the Star Trek underwear scene was "gratuitous"

We may earn a commission from links on this page.

Still scratching your head over the random underwear scene with Alice Eve in Star Trek Into Darkness? Head producer and writer Damon Lindelof has finally "copped" to the fact that the nudity was completely gratuitous.

Taking to twitter Linedlof has tweeted a string of apologies to those who were offended by filming Doctor Carol Marcus, the Starfleet science officer, stripping down into her underwear before putting on her special torpedo disarming outfit:


Lindelof addressed this issue further in an email to MTV:

Why is Alice Eve in her underwear, gratuitously and unnecessarily, without any real effort made as to why in God's name she would undress in that circumstance? Well there's a very good answer for that. But I'm not telling you what it is. Because... uh... MYSTERY?


Good. If we're going to start blasting IMAX shots of naked medical/science officers for no reason besides because they could, at least give us a few Bones pics. But seriously, it was horribly ridiculous and we're glad they learned from their silly decision to force the one new female character with speaking lines to strip in front of Captain Kirk.