Trivquiz by Steve McGarry


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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, over 3 years ago

    They should have kept Kirstie Allie as Saavik.

  2. The Mom

    The Mom said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    From Wikipedia about the character Saavik: Saavik was at one point to appear in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode, “Cause and Effect” in a scene in which the Enterprise-D encounters a starship that had been trapped in a time anomaly for some 80 years. The idea was dropped when Kirstie Alley insisted on being paid more for a nonspeaking cameo part than the episode budget could supply. (Saavik was to have been shown standing alongside a character played by Alley’s Cheers co-star, Kelsey Grammer.)

    The character of Saavik was originally intended to appear in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, which would have revealed her as a traitor to the Federation. The idea of using an established character was dropped and a new character, Valeris, was created instead. According to director Nicholas Meyer, writing in his autobiography, The View from the Bridge, Saavik was dropped from the film and Valeris created when Kirstie Alley proved unwilling to reprise the role, while Leonard Nimoy, in his autobiography I Am Spock, said there were also second thoughts about casting a popular, established character as a villain.

  3. Meg

    Meg said, over 3 years ago

    @Bruno Zeigerts

    I heard she wasn’t willing to reprise the role in Star Trek III for fear of being typecast.

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