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Star Trek: The Wrath of Darkness

May 27, 2013

I saw Star Trek at midnight last week and there was one (not spoilery) combat-related moment I loved. Khan throws a woman to the ground in a melee, and a couple of seconds later, stomps on her leg — breaking it, we assume. At first I was like NO HE DIDN’T, but then I realized, well, he saw her as a threat. A single-minded fighting machine, Khan neutralized her just the way he would have neutralized Kirk in that position, or Third Redshirt From the Left. Kudos to fight coordinator Mark Young for playing out the fact that falling to the ground doesn’t mean you’re going to stay there, even if you’re a woman in a short skirt.*

*Related fail: storm troopers.

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