Bad Atom wrote:
Since Kirstie Alley was out of the film's price range, Nick Meyer should have just had Robin Curtis reprise the role and been done with it.
From what I recall Meyer didn't care for Curtis as Saavik at all. So that was never an option for him.
That's a shame. He probably could have gotten a better performance out of Curtis, perhaps had her play it a little more emotional. And the audience's familiarity with her would have made her betrayal even stronger.
The road not taken and all that...