I have a friend Bob. He lives in Canada. He’s a wee bit daft, as this quotation shows:
I don’t think it’s that easy to play a Vulcan. You have to have that intangible quality about you. [Leonard] Nimoy and [Tim] Russ have it. Kirstie Alley did not.
What!? Kirstie Alley didn’t have the intangible quality? Please, Bob, Kirstie Alley was a fine Vulcan, very fine. She looked really good.
Okay, I much prefer Robin Curtis as Saavik. She does Vulcan a bit better. But if there was Rihannsu blood in Saavik, I think Kirstie Alley does better in that regard than Ms. Curtis.
Which does all go to show that a lot of what we’re discussing where actors and their qualities are concerned is really just a lot of personal preferences on the part of the audience. 🙂