Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Pegg Explains Carol Marcus Absence

If you're like me, you probably walked out of Star Trek: Beyond wondering what the heck happened to Carol Marcus. In the original series, Carol is a microbiologist, founder of the Genesis Project, and mother of Kirk's child. She was last seen in Into Darkness, and writer Simon Pegg has explained her absence from Beyond in the latest official Star Trek podcast.
We thought rather than have Carol Marcus be not used to a reasonable capacity, let’s just not include her, have her be alive, in canon, and be ready to come back at any time. I think we had some lines to explain her absence in one of the initial drafts that had her going off to start work on the Genesis project and do sort of very, very early research on that. But it didn’t make it into the final cut.

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