After Spock and Lt. Saavik got to know each other much better in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock, you could have been forgiven for thinking that something would come of it later on. And indeed, Robin Curtis says in a new interview that she expected a whole "Saavik is pregnant with Spock's baby" storyline in Star Trek IV and the following films.
Curtis tells StarTrek.com that she had believed her character was "being groomed" for a major storyline in the films after Search for Spock, which she was contracted for. And she was disappointed when the studio kept dragging its feet about bringing her in to film scenes in Trek IV. She came to realize:
"They will not be following the storyline that we had been led to think they would," which was that Saavik would be pregnant and there'd be this whole connection between her and Spock. Lo and behold, all this hope that there might be greater involvement for the character turned into those few lines.
She also says that in Star Trek II, director and Nicholas Meyer and Saavik actor Kirstie Alley both pushed the idea that Saavik was half-Romulan. But in Star Trek III, director Leonard Nimoy decided that Saavik should be pure Vulcan. Image via TrekCore. [via TrekWeb]