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Old January 26 2010, 08:17 PM   #1762
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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I don't see why T'Ryssa has to be played by an Asian actress.
Because her name is T'Ryssa Chen. Her human ancestry is primarily Chinese. And because p. 68 of Greater Than the Sum explicitly refers to her "tomboyish Asian features."

I originally thought her Chinese half was apparent (reading GTSS), but now it is clear that everyone confuses her with a full Vulcan (LtP).
How is that inconsistent? We've seen "white" Vulcans and "black" Vulcans, so why couldn't there be Asian-looking Vulcans? We've seen at least one full Romulan, Caithlin Dar, played by a Chinese-American actress, and there have been Asian extras cast as Vulcan background characters.
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