Can You Believe J.J. Abrams Cut the Benedict Cumberbatch Shower Scene in the 'Star Trek' Sequel?

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If you've seen any of the trailers for Star Trek into Darkness, then you've probably noticed amidst the explosions, combat, and space travel, there's a very prominent shot of Alice Eve stripped down to her underwear. Well, J.J. Abrams and writer Damon Lindelof are taking some heat for the shot since, especially in a 90-second preview, it seems a bit gratuitous and/or exploitative.

On last night's Conan, Abrams explained his justification: Eve isn't the only actor he had strip down. Chris Pine and Benedict Cumberbatch did as well, except Cumberbatch's shower scene was cut. Well, to make up for the backlash, Abrams made sure to bring a naked Cumberbatch clip with him.
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