Thursday, June 7, 2012
June's Space Babe: Kirstie Alley
Although she had appeared uncredited in an episode of Quark as a nameless handmaiden (at least, according to the IMDb - I have to go check that out myself when I get a moment), it was Star Trek II that launched the lovely Ms. Alley into a long and successful acting career that continues today. After Khan, she appeared in a number of TV episodes, miniseries and features until landing a co-starring role on the popular sitcom, Cheers. Reportedly afraid of being typecast, she declined to return to the role of Saavik in subsequent Trek features.