The majority of people who have seen Star Trek Beyond would have you believe that the rebooted sci-fi franchise's third outing was better than its first sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness.
While the jury is still out on that point (this writer disagrees, at least), one clear omission from the latest adventure was Lieutenant Carol Marcus, the character played by Alice Eve in JJ Abrams' 2013 sequel.
The film's co-writer Simon Pegg - who also stars in the films at Scotty - has now explained to Collider why Eve wasn't asked back.
It seems as fair a reason as any, especially considering there have been a few films in the blockbuster season guilty of doing exactly what Pegg avoided.
A fourth Star Trek film was recently confirmed by producer Abrams; it is unknown whether Beyond's director Justin Lin will return but the film's cast - including Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana and Karl Urban - will all be boarding the Enterprise once again.
A TV series from Bryan Fuller is also on the way, the trailer hinting that it'll be an anthology centring on multiple sets of characters.
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