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Star Trek Movies I-X Discuss the first ten big screen outings in this forum!

View Poll Results: Who was the best Saavik?
Kirstie Alley 66 80.49%
Robin Curtis 16 19.51%
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Old June 9 2010, 08:17 PM   #31
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Re: The best Saavik?

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I just like the way Curtis portrayed the character better.
Me too also.
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Old June 9 2010, 08:50 PM   #32
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I preferred Robin Curtis by a wide margin. She was WAY more convincing as a Vulcan IMO. Alley's performance would have been fine had it actually been stated that she was a hybrid and had not been raised as a Vulcan but they did not.
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Old June 9 2010, 09:27 PM   #33
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Alley's performance would have been fine had it actually been stated that she was a hybrid and had not been raised as a Vulcan but they did not.
The way she reacted when Kirk discovered Chekov & Tyrell on Regula-1 bothered me immensely.
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Old June 10 2010, 02:28 AM   #34
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Alley asked for quite a bit of money to do ST III - a bit of a deliberate deal-breaker: the other actors made the work experience so unpleasant on TWOK that either she was going to get paid an awful lot to repeat it, or she wasn't gonna do it.
I wonder if she regrets it now. A secure place in the Star Trek Universe is worth something in your old age.
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Old June 10 2010, 05:29 AM   #35
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I preferred Robin Curtis by a wide margin. She was WAY more convincing as a Vulcan IMO.
Creamed. Her. Pants.
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Old June 10 2010, 06:10 AM   #36
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She had more Trek time (two movies) so I think of Curtis as Saavik more than Alley. But Alley gave a more memorable performance, though she was helped by a better script.
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Old June 10 2010, 09:52 AM   #37
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Alley asked for quite a bit of money to do ST III - a bit of a deliberate deal-breaker: the other actors made the work experience so unpleasant on TWOK that either she was going to get paid an awful lot to repeat it, or she wasn't gonna do it.
I wonder if she regrets it now. A secure place in the Star Trek Universe is worth something in your old age.
I think she may have nixed two possible returns (possibly due to scheduling though): one on STVI and one in a TNG episode where the role of the captain went to her Cheers cast mate, Kelsey Grammar, instead.
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Old June 10 2010, 04:05 PM   #38
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I wonder if she regrets it now.
I really doubt it.

A secure place in the Star Trek Universe is worth something in your old age.
It's a while yet before she has to sit at conventions signing autographs for money.

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I think she may have nixed two possible returns (possibly due to scheduling though): one on STVI and one in a TNG episode where the role of the captain went to her Cheers cast mate, Kelsey Grammar, instead.
Wow - that's interesting, if so.
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Old June 10 2010, 11:05 PM   #39
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A secure place in the Star Trek Universe is worth something in your old age.
It's a while yet before she has to sit at conventions signing autographs for money.
Yeah...she'll have to figure out how to get off out of bed under her own power first.
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Old June 11 2010, 04:24 PM   #40
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A secure place in the Star Trek Universe is worth something in your old age.
It's a while yet before she has to sit at conventions signing autographs for money.
Yeah...she'll have to figure out how to get off out of bed under her own power first.
Too bad she can't just ask James Doohan for pointers.
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Old June 11 2010, 05:26 PM   #41
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Re: The best Saavik?

Best Saavik in acting: Kirstie Alley, not even close. Stupendously better than Curtis.


Best Saavik in looks and makeup: Robin Curtis.
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Old June 11 2010, 05:43 PM   #42
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IIRC, Saavik in the DC Trek comics continued to be Alley even after ST III.
Yep. Saavik continued to be drawn to resemble Alley in the first run comics as drawn by Tom Sutton and Ricardo Villagran, even in the Star Trek III adaptation. Well, Alley with Curtis curly hairdo. Afterwards, the 'do was dropped and drawn exactly as Alley had mostly worn it in TWOK.

Curtis' likeness was used in the second-run comics during the late 80s to mid 90s.
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Old June 11 2010, 09:42 PM   #43
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They always use Curtis's image for the novel covers.
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Old June 11 2010, 10:42 PM   #44
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Stands to reason.
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Old June 12 2010, 05:36 AM   #45
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Best Saavik in looks and makeup: Robin Curtis.
...cuz Vulcans traditionally have brown curly hair and a housewife vibe....
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