On Saavik's Vulcan-ness

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. đŸ™‚

One thought on “On Saavik's Vulcan-ness

  1. Not only Robin Curtis was a far better Vulcan but a far better actress and person. Kirstie Alley didn’t belong in Star Trek.

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