Star Trek 3: Beyond Women

Fans of Star Trek have probably seen this Dubai press conference shot already:

Simon Pegg (yeay!) and Idris Elba (oh my!) and, wait…

Zoe Saldana, who plays Nyota Uhura and was with the cast in Vancouver, was nowhere to be seen at the Dubai press conference. Marwa Hamad, Staff Report

I get that movies have to shoot somewhere and there are many cool buildings in Dubai. My issue with the original Star Trek was its Old Boys Club energy, so this visual (even with its diversity) is chilling.

When Simon Pegg says the movie will be a fresh blend between old and new Star Trek, I hope it doesn’t cut women out of the narrative.

Is this picture worth a thousand words or am I reading too much into it?