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10 reasons nobody minds the ‘gratuitous’ ‘Star Trek’ lingerie scene [SLIDESHOW]

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Taylor Bigler
Entertainment Editor

“Star Trek: Into Darkness” screenwriter Damon Lindelof apologized this week for a”gratuitous” scene in the film in which actress Alice Eve is half-naked for apparently no reason.

After some critics railed against the scene, Lindelof posted to Twitter, “I copped to the fact that we should have done a better job of not being gratuitous in our representation of a barely clothed actress…What I’m saying is I hear you, I take responsibility and will be more mindful in the future.”

But, what about the people who don’t want an apology? The actress herself probably doesn’t mind, since 1) she read the script and decided to take the part and 2) nobody knew who Alice Eve was before all this and 3) the movie is unwatchable without the scene.

Here are 10 reasons why Lindelof shouldn’t have apologized for writing that scene. It’s not like people thought they were going into a Martin Scorcese film or anything.

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  • Alice is nice from any angle. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Clearly, Alice is not afraid to be "gratuitous." (Photo: Esquire)
  • She isn't afraid to boldly go where many, many B-list actresses have gone before: posing in lingerie in a men's magazine. (Photo: Esquire)
  • This is the only good reason to go see the new "Star Trek." (Photo: Paramount)
  • Gratuitous is as gratuitous does. (Photo: GQ)
  • We don't mind her clothed, either! (Photo: Getty Images)
  • A little lingerie here and there never hurt anybody. Do they think people are going to see "Star Trek" for the Academy Award-worthy acting? (Photo: Esquire)
  • The sexy secretary thing will never get old. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • Here Alice is at the "She's Out Of My League" premiere, which she definitely is. (Photo: Getty Images)
  • If her career doesn't take off like the Starship Enterprise, she always has her position as an honorary Hooters girl to fall back on. (Photo: Getty Images)

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