Deleted Shower Scene from Star Trek Into Darkness

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So here’s the story: Star Trek Into Darkness has come under fire, not for the white-washing of Khan, but for the completely gratuitous scene where Carol Marcus stripped to her underwear for no discernible reason. This actually prompted one of the script writers to apologize, followed by J.J. Abrams himself addressing the issue during his interview on Conan. His apology wasn’t so much an apology as it was a way to promote equal opportunity ogling: he showed an incredibly brief scene cut from the final film where Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan took a shower, looking like a disgruntled cat forced to take a bath. You can watch the clip from Conan that contains the deleted scene below:

Star Trek Into Darkness is in theaters now. What do you think? Should this scene have been included? Do you think Khan’s wet brooding gives a vital insight into his character that was lost in the final cut? Let us know in the comments below!