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The unbearable lightness of Carol Marcus

March 13, 2014

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Audrey Hepburn, a really cute actress from the 1950’s, had this to say
on beauty:
“The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure
that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman
is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the
place where love resides.”

Oh, Audrey, I know what you mean! I’ve always enjoyed seeing myself
reflected in my woman’s eyes, for this very reason. It makes me feel
… as if I am peering into that doorway to her heart, and finding
that it’s me she’s thinking of. I really like blue eyes, too. But I’m
not really attracted to blondes all that much, though – and I wonder
why. I suspect it’s the contrast of gold on white that’s the deal
breaker.
Not so, with Alice Eve!

I love everything about this woman. I even love her sexy little
accent, even though it’s completely inappropriate for the role of Dr.
Carol Marcus on STAR TREK: “Into Darkness.” As everyone knows, A
middle-aged Bibi Besch – who looks nothing, at all, like Alice Eve –
had originally essayed the character in STAR TREK: “The Wrath of Khan”
and her performance was memorable. As were the varied and lame excuses
as to why Alice Eve dropped her drawers so needlessly during her turn
as Carol Marcus. And despite the many heart-felt apologies for it, it
was apparently heavily discussed beforehand, and It featured heavily
in all of the commercials, too.

Despite her superior intellect and destiny – in the Prime Universe –
to shape all of TREK history, dropping her drawers is Carol
Marcus’real claim to fame, right now. The possibilities are endless
and yet, even from the beginning, she’s only in it, to set up whatever
happens with her in the next movie. And I really hate it when
franchise movies do this. She has some interesting moments,
particularly when Khan breaks her leg, or when Bones is hitting on
her. But other than that, she’s just
something pretty to look at – and that’s cool.

What will her function be in the next movie, then? That’s what no one
seems to have
an answer for. But, I do know this much, should Kirk betray her trust
with a smokin’ hottywho, in reality, is all that is evil in the
galaxy, Carol Marcus will be the first to know. A jealous woman does
better research than the FBI. But one thing is certain, we will get to
see a surprising amount of Alice Eve in the next movie. But this time,
no apologies. Own it. Embrace it. Get on with it. Because, as Audrey
Hepburn so eloquently put it:

“There is more to sex appeal than just measurements. I don’t need a
bedroom to prove my womanliness. I can convey just as much sex appeal,
picking apples off a tree or standing in the rain.”

She’s a veritable fountain of good ideas, this woman! Yes. That’s what
I want to see, in the next movie: Carol Marcus standing in the rain,
her body getting drenched, as she’s picking succulant apples off a
wise, old tree. Apples that she licks and bites into, hungriliy …
suggestively … in front of Kirk. Like Adam’s Eve.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. Ken permalink
    March 13, 2014 5:19 pm

    Extremely well written!! Jolly good! I feel so effervescent I want to bite into an apple right now!!

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