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Old April 18 2012, 11:19 PM   #2247
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Okay...I actually don't deserve credit for this next one--it's by my buddy Admiral_Ranor. do you all feel about Denzel Washington (with a moustache, of course) as Ben Zoma, Picard's XO on the Stargazer?
You know, I've never read a Stargazer novel, and the only stories featuring Gilaad Ben Zoma I've ever read were "What Dreams May Come" (from Tales of the Dominion War) and Part I of The Buried Age. I don't recall seeing a description of him in either one, but I honestly just assumed that he was an Israeli and probably looked Middle Eastern.
Reunion--the book that first introduced Picard's old crew--I think was where he got the idea from.
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