Star Trek fans got robbed of more Alive Eve
Alice Eve was a charming delight in the follow up to the 2009 Star Trek film; Star Trek: Into Darkness. She debuted as the iconic love-interest for Captain James T. Kirk, Carol Marcus. As Carol Marcus, Eve brought a certain charm and moxy to the role that wasn’t there in the previous film. Not to mention, it gave the cast just it’s second female character in a promininent role, outside of Zoe Saldana’s Nyota Uhura. We already talked about why she was written out, but we want to emphasis the potential she carried with her.
With Eve, Into Darkness got a nice boast of uniquness. Adding a character of her value to the film helped set the tone for the project. Her connection with her father, Admiral Marcus, one of the two villains of the film, helped develop a unique plotline that was admittedly underdeveloped.
Underdeveloped, but still good.
Her chemistry with Chris Pine’s Kirk and Karl Urban’s Leonard “Bones” McCoy was palpable and the follow-up film, Beyond, missed out on having those three involved in some type of story line together. While there wouldn’t be an actual rivalry between Bones and Kirk, the amount of potential hiliarity and substance that could’ve been used to build all three characters through such a pairing was a missed opportunity.
That’s not to say the stuff with Bones and Spock we got wasn’t good, it actually very much was, but that was something that could’ve been used with alongside a Bones and Marcus flirtation. The Bones and Marcus fliration could’ve opened or closed the film, and maybe even have a passing moment during the rescue mission.
That is, assuming the film retains the original plot, the addition of Eve as Carol Marcus could’ve ushered in Project Genesis, which could’ve spun out of the Tribbles’ blood that was used in the previous film.
You didn’t need to boil Marcus down to just a love interest or a flirtatious character, but if you had to shoehorn her into the script; that’s just one way to do it. The better way is to build the film around her, introduce a new Project Genesis and have her the archetic of it, which would’ve made her a much more ambigious character and making any romance between her and Kirk far more complicated.
Anyway you slice it, we deserved more Alice Eve.