JJ Abrams Reveals ‘Shower of Evil’ Star Trek Into Darkness Deleted Cumberbatch Scene

This week has seen the final stop of the Star Trek Into Darkness celebrity talk show tour with Alice Eve and JJ Abrams appearing on Conan on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. And last night’s Abrams appearance including his revealing of a bit of a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch’s "shower of evil." Watch it below


JJ Reveals bit of deleted ‘Shower of Evil’

Benedict Cumberbatch has talked about how there was a scene that both he and his personal trainer were sorry to see cut from the film. On Conan last night Into Darkness director JJ Abrams revealed a bit of the scene while talking about the controversy over Alice Eve’s undies scene.

JJ talked about how he likes to put easter eggs into his movies.

And here is a bit more on the TBS site from JJ’s time with Conan where he talks about visiting the set of Downton Abbey.


Alice Eve talks about being an ‘exobitionist ‘ + does JJ Abrams impression on Conan

And for her Tuesday appearance, actress Alice Eve talks about being an exobitionist when she was a little girl.

And here is an extra bit only available on the TBS site wher Alice shows off her JJ Abrams impersonation.


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May 23, 2013 9:32 am

Gosh darn, looks like the naughty schoolgirl and showering augment cannot be seen from Australia.

Enjoy the sauce, America :)

May 23, 2013 9:33 am

I feel just like Chekov when Kirk told him to put on a red shirt

May 23, 2013 9:33 am

Alice’s outfit there’s more eyecandyish than the scene was!

yeah i said it
May 23, 2013 9:35 am

Alice Eve is turning into the Chase Masterson of the JJ verse…she gets into every shot on the publicity tour….she is a co-star, and will be forgettable to anyone who does not know Star Trek lore. I m not saying she is not a nice person…but she just seems to photo bomb everything.

May 23, 2013 9:37 am


For the world outside the US.
You’re welcome.

May 23, 2013 9:40 am

Was it put in for sex appeal? Of course. Otherwise it would not be in the trailers. Is it a tempest in a teapot? I think so.

In the context of the film, Alice’s character (spoiler free) tells Kirk to turn around, but doesn’t actually say why, if I recall correctly. After a beat, he turns. She tells him to turn back around, and he does.

Is it sexist? Not sure. Is showing Pine without a shirt sexist? Would the shot of Benedict have been sexist? Is the shot of Pepper Pots in “Iron Man 3” in similar clothing sexist? Or Slave Leia (which now seems to be a staples of costumes)?

While I think we could have done without any of the shots, I was reminded of classic Trek, when they would show lots of skin, including Kirk getting his shirt off whenever possible. Sex sells. So, there is that.

May 23, 2013 9:42 am

Well… my day is complete. This is even better than when Mycroft stepped on Sherlock’s sheet. :D

WHY WAS THIS CUT FROM THE FILM? ;_; Worst editing decision ever.

May 23, 2013 9:45 am

Is JJ seriously sticking to that “We see Kirk in his underwear so it’s fair trade off” excuse? I seem to recall that scene in the movie featuring two alien girls with CGI tails wearing nothing but underwear. And when Kirk got out of bed, the camera wasn’t focused on him, it was focused on the alien girls. That does not balance things out. Either JJ Abrams sucks at math or he seriously thinks that exploiting women like this is something that Star Trek should “honor”.

Frankly, I would rather have this “equal” business be put to better use than how much skin each gender shows.

DP McGuire
May 23, 2013 9:45 am

She is the hottest thing to hit Star Trek in ages

Spock Jr.
May 23, 2013 9:53 am

I’m straight – but BC in the shower! I’m… suddenly, well… shall we say… confused.

May 23, 2013 9:58 am

Lol shut up there was half naked bimbos in TOS ever other episode, and kirk slapped them in the face half the time.

May 23, 2013 10:07 am

Looks like she’s still a bit of an exhibitionist. Nice shirt Alice.

May 23, 2013 10:09 am

Dam JJ why did u cut that scene lol

May 23, 2013 10:13 am


That’s what bothers me. The filmmakers justify their treatment of the female characters as a way of honoring the original series. That’s a bad direction to take.

game changers
May 23, 2013 10:20 am

That scene would have been gratuitous. Glad they cut it.

Spock Jr.
May 23, 2013 10:22 am

TOS was bright, colorful and sexy – it was fun, adventure! New Trek is the same, that’s the point! :D

It’s this or Picard sitting at a boardroom table discussing the problem! :(

More sexy-Trek, please. Engage!

May 23, 2013 10:24 am

Not the set – Highclere Castle is a real castle

May 23, 2013 10:25 am

Kayla did u like shower of evil?

May 23, 2013 10:33 am

Ah the shower of evil! Wish it had made it to the big screen! :D But maybe it will be on the DVD.

May 23, 2013 10:55 am

I, er, *like* the shower scene! It had better be on the DVD. BTW, if the shower of evil hadn’t been deleted, I could view the Carol Marcus changing scene as fair play. ;)

Sybok's Secret Brother
May 23, 2013 11:12 am

Chase is cool, you should get to know her.
They are actors trying to keep themselves in the spotlight, ‘cuz that’s what we do! It’s our version of marketing and you HAVE to keep your face out there.
It’s our JOB.

Mad Mann
May 23, 2013 11:25 am

Holy Boob-age, Alice!

David Oakes
May 23, 2013 11:48 am

The fangirl comments in the You Tube are particularly hilarious.

Lt. Bailey
May 23, 2013 11:50 am

We all just have to wait until the special edition/directors cut DVD/Blu-Ray comes out in OCT and these deleted scenes will be on the disc(s).

Alice sure can melt butter when its placed next to her but I am quite sure some women feel the same about Pine so whats the big deal if they strip down as it seems that every movie must have such a scene nowadays.

I have met and spoken with Chase at all the Vegas Cons since 2008. I have her CDs which I enjoy a lot and I am trying to get her some airplay time on a local internet station that plays the standards as she sings. She is really a nice, great person and always friendly to my wife and I.

Admiral Kent
May 23, 2013 12:02 pm

Sheesh…it’s not like they’re sitting around rubbing decontamination gel over each others’ nearly nude bodies.

May 23, 2013 12:13 pm

Ah, so that’s where the Amok Time music comes in XD
But the FSNP with only 3 fingers is very weird. :p

Anonymous Coward
May 23, 2013 12:29 pm

I think that dress shows more than her shot in ST.

Look, Dame Helen Mirren has shown more skin in more movies than Alice Eve ever will, but Mirren is a truly great actress and Eve will likely never in an Oscar.

In this business it’s easy to be more remembered for your boobs than your acting ability (male or female). You just have to decide which is your greater asset and how best to deploy your assets at any one time.

May 23, 2013 12:34 pm

Holy cow..Alice Eve is beyond gorgeous. Hottest chick I’ve ever seen in Trek. I will admit the underwear scene was unnecessary, but I can’t deny her body was out of this world.

Also Cumberbatch isn’t nearly as scrawny as I thought he would be lol

May 23, 2013 12:54 pm

There had to be some inkling of Kirk’s attraction to her, and that scene underlined it, I think. A typical Kirk moment. We know they have a son together (in the other timeline anyway.)

May 23, 2013 1:07 pm

@ 25 Touche. Enterprise wasn’t exactly subtle in that way….

May 23, 2013 1:27 pm

Cumberbatch…shower….my day is complete

May 23, 2013 1:36 pm

@10 Spock Jr- OMG That made my day. Well done sir.

May 23, 2013 1:40 pm

Losing respect for JJ by the minute. He just doesn’t get it.

Gorn Captain
May 23, 2013 1:42 pm

@11 Citation needed on Kirk slapping any woman in any TOS episode, and the context. And Janice Lester in Kirk’s body does not count! ;)

May 23, 2013 1:56 pm

Spot on observations – and with JJ’s comments I’m under the impression they still don’t get it. I don’t hear anyone objecting on the grounds of being a prude, but based on context. If the movie established some basis for a relationship between the two, then a scene where they are intimate would have been appropriate. What was shown was a commanding officer sneaking a peek at a subordinate.

Context for this is still almost daily news. Incidents in India, sexual assaults in western militaries, issues with the glass ceiling all abound, and hardly fall under the definition of western ‘social constructs’. When a woman can ride the subway in Mumbai without being groped, drive in the Middle East, not be female circumcised on the African continent at birth, or freely earn promotion and equal pay in the western world, only then will we have obtained the society envisioned in Trek. That world would not have any objection to admiring beauty, just in proper context.

May 23, 2013 1:57 pm

Does anybody remember the record “Inside Star Trek” which featured a bunch of interviews and speeches by Gene. “You cannot write in science fiction without realizing that sexual equality is as basic as any other kind of equality. This does not mean that in future pictures I will ever stop using women as sex objects, as I will not, but to be fair we have always used and will be continuing to use males as sex objects, too.”

May 23, 2013 2:10 pm

you know what???
As long as kirk and caral marcus did´nt had SEX on-screen, and fucked and fucked even more in five scenes in the movie I don´t care wheather she showed her hottiness, because if she did´nt we would probadly complain abot that too..

Yoda tha God
May 23, 2013 2:37 pm

Okay My beautiful feminists trekkie sisters, all things being equal where is your outrage? Did you leave it in the bar on Nimbus III?

May 23, 2013 3:22 pm

Benedict…wet…I am emotionally compromised…done!

May 23, 2013 3:38 pm

WELL! After that clip of BC in the shower, I have to take a shower…. most likely for different reasons.

Keachick - rose pinenut
May 23, 2013 3:46 pm

We saw less of Kirk’s unclothed body than we did of Carol Marcus’s body. What’s more, we never even learned what two cat ladies’ names were. You should at least be told a first name of any sexual partner. That’s just good manners.

Supreme Court – yes, you are being a bit dismissive and insensitive towards the Female.

Unfortunately, others (who call themselves “feminists”) are also being that way as well, in a different way though, perhaps in an even more insidious way – strange though it may seem.

May 23, 2013 3:50 pm

uh…so the straight guys got Alice Eve in her undies…and the gay guys got…nothing…well…the lesbians certainly loved Alice eve. I see great potential for her in more movies where they want her to do some topless scenes. I’ll pay for that. Looks like she’s got some nice boobs.

May 23, 2013 3:57 pm

“Alice in Wonderba” and “Cumbershower of Evil”


I think JJ should shut-up about it. Lindelof addressed it already via Twitter. They’re just making it worse now. I also hope Paramount has given advice to the actors to not comment about the issues at all and just let if fizzle. Can you imagine if one of them openly criticizes the decisions made in the film? Gonna be messy and will just give Trek a bad rep.

May 23, 2013 4:16 pm

@ 4. yeah i said it – May 23, 2013

Alice Eve is turning into the Chase Masterson of the JJ verse…she gets into every shot on the publicity tour….she is a co-star, and will be forgettable to anyone who does not know Star Trek lore. I m not saying she is not a nice person…but she just seems to photo bomb everything.””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

If you replaced that name with Zoe Saldana you would be 100% right.

May 23, 2013 4:24 pm

Dam I swear I am straight but that shower scene is so delicious lol

May 23, 2013 4:30 pm


You forgot war crimes, black ops, insidious deals with aliens also, why just the focus on undies? There are many more world wide issues on hand, you guys raised by nuns?

May 23, 2013 5:17 pm

Can Alice wear that outfit in the next movie!?

Russell Meyers
May 23, 2013 6:11 pm

34. I believe he hits Shana in Gamesters

May 23, 2013 6:14 pm

You think your shower is safe… it’s an illusion.

May 23, 2013 6:27 pm

If they’re going to show girls in their underwear (with a steady camera), then they need to show the guys in their underwear (with a steady camera). It’s only fair! ^_^