Therin of Andor wrote:
Even though ST II started life as a telemovie, and was produced by Paramount's TV arm, it was always intended as a theatrical release beyond USA, so contracts would not have been so restricted on wording or interpretation. Contractually, Kirstie Alley had to be made an offer on ST III. They offered her less than she earned on ST II, an insulting amount since she was obviously such a popular part of that movie.
The issue, though, is that her contract did not require
her to participate in the sequel for a predetermined price which, as I understand it, is fairly standard language in the contract for a newcomer.