Simon Pegg Explains Why Alice Eve Isn't In Star Trek Beyond

Ben Arnold
·Contributor

Fans of the rebooted ‘Star Trek’ movies will doubtless have noted that here was something missing from the latest instalment, ‘Star Trek Beyond’.

Yep, it’s the unexplained absence of Alice Eve’s Dr. Carol Marcus.

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A key character in ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’, she does not appear in ‘Beyond’, and now co-star – and the movie’s writer – Simon Pegg has revealed why.

“With this it felt like we would under-serve her if we included her,” he told the official ‘Star Trek’ podcast.

“She might end up feeling like she hadn’t been given the amount of screen-time she deserves, so rather than bring her in and just have her be a supporting role, like, have her not be in this one, and when the time comes [bring her back].

“The worst thing to do would be to have her in the film and have that character be killed, and that felt like a cynical thing to do.

“We thought rather than have Carol Marcus not be used to a reasonable capacity, let’s just not include her, have her be alive, in canon, and ready to come back at any time.”

So there we have it… hopefully we’ll see Dr. Marcus in the next intergalactic jaunt.

‘Star Trek Beyond’ is out now across the UK.

Image credits: Paramount