Mixed Emotions

I just heard the news as well: Kirstie Alley just died. Most people remember her from Cheers, but I remember her far better from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where she was Saavik.

Normally, I would write something positive here, something that would be a tribute to her memory. But I can’t. I honestly can’t.

Kirstie Alley took a hard right turn in her later years, hard enough that it colored my perception of her. I couldn’t enjoy her as Saavik; instead, I found myself preferring Robin Curtis in the role. I watched Cheers as a kid, but not as often when Alley made appearances. I have never attempted a rewatch.

Her change for the worse left a bitter taste in my mouth. I couldn’t get past her latest controversy on Twitter to even try to watch anything with her involvement. I just couldn’t force myself to separate her from her works.

Which is where I stand now. I don’t know exactly how to feel about this. Am I upset? Saddened? Indifferent? I can’t say. Maybe it’s better if I don’t say.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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