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

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Old September 4 2011, 01:42 PM   #16
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Re: Characters who were under used in the movies

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I think not keeping Decker, Ilia, Saavik, and David Marcus around longer was a missed opportunity.
This! Although it was hard enough to get enough screen time for the classic characters from the series, adding in more regulars would have really condemned them to the back.

A shame, really, since they were all created as very dimensional, intriguing characters.

As an aside, I wonder if George Takei's motivation for Sulu's promotion wasn't motivated in part by the chance to have screen time without Shatner. Just wondering.
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Old September 4 2011, 02:05 PM   #17
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Re: Characters who were under used in the movies

To be fair, all the characters in TOS except Kirk, Spock, Bones and possibly Scotty werent needed at all in the movies, since their characters werent really a big part of the show. Those actors should really just that their lucky stars they got into the movies at all.
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Old September 5 2011, 09:38 PM   #18
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I think not keeping Decker, Ilia, Saavik, and David Marcus around longer was a missed opportunity.
This! Although it was hard enough to get enough screen time for the classic characters from the series, adding in more regulars would have really condemned them to the back.

A shame, really, since they were all created as very dimensional, intriguing characters.
I agree. In fact, I 'resurrected' Decker, Ilia, and everybody on the Epsilon IX station for my online comic. I decided it might be fun to explore what that might mean for them personally, how they might be viewed by other crewmen, and how non-Federation races might view them as near-mythical beings who had been beyond the mortal world and returned as prophets, seers, angels etc. Plus it allows me to explore themes about their 'humanity' are they really Decker and Ilia or just biological probes sent back by V'ger? Were they sent back for a particular reason? And so forth. Ieven did the maths and, assuming that Saavik was the same age as Kirstie Alley in TWoK, she could just about be a midshipman or ensign around the time of the second 5-year mission so maybe I'll go the whole hog and feature her too.
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