RIP, Kirstie Alley

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Phaser Two, Dec 6, 2022.

  1. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Her passing was confirmed today by her family. I consider Wrath of Khan to be my second-favorite film of all time, and I genuinely loved her performance (whatever the ensuing issues she had with the Saavik role), so this news shook me, particularly since it was unexpected.

    "Look up, Little Cat. Look up, and see the stars." -Carolyn Clowes

    :weep:
     
    Richard S. Ta likes this.
  2. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2021
    A loss. My thoughts are with her family.
     
    Qonundrum and Phaser Two like this.
  3. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    Damn. F*ck cancer.
     
    Qonundrum and Phaser Two like this.
  4. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    RIP

    Gone too soon.
     
    Phaser Two likes this.
  5. Prometheus59650

    Prometheus59650 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2022
    Location:
    Presidium Apartments Overlooking the Sushi Place
    Met her in Vegas a few years ago and got an autograph. She didn't discuss her more controversial beliefs so the experience was very nice. That's the person that I will miss.
     
  6. Admiral2

    Admiral2 Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Location:
    Langley
    RIP, Kirstie...
     
  7. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Yo, Dawg! I Heard You Like Avatars... In Memoriam

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2004
    Location:
    Hiding with the Water Tribe
    She's not really dead, as long as we remember her.
    Rest in peace, Kirstie.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. somebuddyX

    somebuddyX Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2014
    Oooh, this sucks. TWOK is probably my equal favourite film along with Empire. Saavik fit so well into the universe and I always love how Kirstie played her. RIP.
     
    Phaser Two likes this.
  9. 1001001

    1001001 Serial Canon Violator Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2001
    Location:
    Undisclosed Fortified Compound
    RIP, Kirstie.

    Thanks for delivering one of the most memorable lines of the franchise:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2005
    Location:
    On the USS Sovereign
  11. Dee1891

    Dee1891 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2022
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    RIP Ms. Alley. "The Wrath of Khan" was the first thing I ever saw her in. Ironically, my favorite role of hers was the abolitionist Virgilia Hazard in the "North and South" Trilogy. She and Jonathan Frakes had portrayed sister and brother.
     
    Phaser Two likes this.
  12. Qonundrum

    Qonundrum Vice Admiral Admiral

    Khancer. :(
     
  13. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2003
    Location:
    Tacoma, Washington
    There are some groups on Facebook that are removing every tribute to her due to her transphobic, anti-vax and pro-trump comments. Regardless of her views, I wouldn't wish death by cancer on even my greatest enemy, which she was certainly not, and I said as much only to have my comments deleted.
     
  14. Roundabout

    Roundabout Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2018
    Cheers to a fine actress.

    Alley was a breath of fresh air amid the legendary TOS cast in TWOK.

    RIP.
     
    Phaser Two likes this.
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Confederation of Earth
    "Who's been holding up the damn elevator?"
    "Thank you, sir."
    "She change her hairstyle?"
    "I hadn't noticed."

    :guffaw:
     
    Phaser Two likes this.
  16. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2016
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    "We learn by doing." :vulcan:

    Such a magically written, magically acted scene that in most media or franchises would be left on the cutting room floor if ever written in the first place.
     
  17. Shatinator

    Shatinator Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    Virginia
    I am saddened that some have taken that uncalled for stance. What person does one agree with in their actions and words 100% of the waking life, I wonder? We are flawed and we must all be forgiven for our faults. I arguer with my family all the time .. but I do not shun them ..

    That being said I posted a memorial thread on the Stat Trek Movie Forum here. I will post the same video link, for anyone who wishes to see this lovely and quite respecful memorial for Kirstie Alley's most memorible fandom portrayal ; as Saavik.

     
  18. I am not Herbert

    I am not Herbert Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2022
    Also one of the finest comic actors of her time.
     
    Forbin and Tallguy like this.
  19. Forbin

    Forbin Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2001
    Location:
    I said out, dammit!
    Indeed - if I shunned every celeb I disagreed with politically, I'd never be able to watch ANYthing :lol:.
    Over at the Starship Modeler forums, in the midst of tributes and sadness, one of our posters said "One popular genre role 40 years ago doesn't erase what she became. May she RIP and be forgotten." :wtf: Jeez, man. I think it unlikely an actress that beautiful , with that many popular film and TV roles, will be forgotten because of her politics.
     
    Qonundrum and Tallguy like this.
  20. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 2, 2005
    Location:
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    The opening moments of Wrath of Khan (before the Big Surprise) are some of the greatest in Star Trek. And it all rests on her performance. When she swivels around in that chair it's a big moment. We don't know that red means cadet and Kirstie was only a few years younger than Shatner was in TOS. THIS is the new captain! She has the second biggest entrance behind Shatner. Ahead of Montalban. Way ahead of Nimoy.

    I saw a clip of her when she was a contestant on Match Game. She wasn't Saavik but she totally had that "Mess with me, I DARE you" attitude.

    Saavik is totally in charge and completely vulnerable all at the same time. "I'm aware of my responsibilities, Mister."

    I'm always sorry that she wasn't able to appear in Cause and Effect.

    People who are used to every single person in movies and TV agreeing with them on pretty much everything seem to really freak out over the handful who don't. I'm not arguing for her and I'm not even agreeing with her. But I am missing her.

    That was lovely. And it's just one movie.

    It's amazing how much of her performance still comes through even without dialogue. Which might explain why they were able to save her terrible line readings from on stage with dubbing in post. I still think that's an achievement to be lauded. Both to Meyer and the team for letting her and for her for rising to the challenge and knocking it out of the park.

    Absolutely true.

    RIP.
     
    Forbin and Qonundrum like this.