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Old August 4 2008, 01:51 PM   #1036
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Does it not strike anybody as odd that the Big E has a senior staff that are, excepting the flight control officer and possibly counsellor, all FULL commanders?
It strikes me as odd, but it has precedent in the TOS crew in the movie era.
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Old August 4 2008, 01:56 PM   #1037
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Does it not strike anybody as odd that the Big E has a senior staff that are, excepting the flight control officer and possibly counsellor, all FULL commanders?
It strikes me as odd, but it has precedent in the TOS crew in the movie era.
Look at the ages of the characters of the crew in the TOS movie era, they were in their fifties and sixties? Picard's crew still in their forties or younger, by my age reckoning, maybe early fifties.
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Old August 4 2008, 02:25 PM   #1038
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Kirk became a commander in his late 20s. Spock was a commander by 37. In TWOK, when Sulu, Uhura, and Chekov were all commanders, they were 48, 46, and 40 respectively, and we don't know how long they'd been commanders at that point. (Sulu and Uhura were both lieutenant commanders at least 12 years before then, as of TMP.)

As of 2380, Commander Beverly Crusher is 56, Commander Geordi LaForge is 45, and Commander Worf is 40. I assume Commander Miranda Kadohata is around 40 or so, given how long she's been a part of the Enterprise crew.

Otherwise, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is 75, Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury is somewhere around 40, Lieutenant Dina Elfiki is probably in her late 20s, and Lieutenant j.g. T'Ryssa Chen is 26. Lieutenant Joanna Faur's age is unknown to me. So what you said before is wrong; there are only four commanders in the senior staff, and four lieutenants. Odd absence of lieutenant commanders, though.
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Old August 4 2008, 08:24 PM   #1039
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Kirk became a commander in his late 20s. Spock was a commander by 37. In TWOK, when Sulu, Uhura, and Chekov were all commanders, they were 48, 46, and 40 respectively, and we don't know how long they'd been commanders at that point. (Sulu and Uhura were both lieutenant commanders at least 12 years before then, as of TMP.)

As of 2380, Commander Beverly Crusher is 56, Commander Geordi LaForge is 45, and Commander Worf is 40. I assume Commander Miranda Kadohata is around 40 or so, given how long she's been a part of the Enterprise crew.

Otherwise, Captain Jean-Luc Picard is 75, Lieutenant Jasminder Choudhury is somewhere around 40, Lieutenant Dina Elfiki is probably in her late 20s, and Lieutenant j.g. T'Ryssa Chen is 26. Lieutenant Joanna Faur's age is unknown to me. So what you said before is wrong; there are only four commanders in the senior staff, and four lieutenants. Odd absence of lieutenant commanders, though.
I stand corrected, though the proliferation of command-level personnel is interesting, but then the Sovereign-class are the second-largest in the fleet in terms of crew/passenger size, so I guess that it does lead to a higher-than-average number of highly-experienced personnel in top positions. If you think about it logically.
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Old August 4 2008, 11:02 PM   #1040
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It is the flagship, too. You'd expect it to be staffed by top personel, the same you imagine would progress through the ranks rapidly, or at least at a steady pace.

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Old August 9 2008, 01:49 AM   #1041
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Apparently, the promotions have already made their way to Memory Beta: La Forge, Kadohata.
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Old August 28 2008, 03:40 AM   #1042
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This is how I imagine some characters.

DS9:
Jesse L. Martin seems to be the most popular choice for Sam Bowers.
Taran'atar: Christopher Judge

New Frontier:
Shawn Christian looks perfect for the role of Calhoun, and he's a good actor.
Rosalinda Celentano certainly has the face for Burgoyne 172.
Soleta: Jennifer Morrison
Si Cwan: Arnold Vosloo

Titan:
Christine Vale: Katee Sackhoff
Xin Ra-Havreii: Jeffrey Combs
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Old August 28 2008, 04:16 AM   #1043
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Honestly, I'm sticking with Michael Boatman as Bowers, especially since I got to meet him tonight.
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Old August 28 2008, 04:35 AM   #1044
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Jesse L. Martin seems to be the most popular choice for Sam Bowers.
Among whom? I don't think I've ever heard that before. The suggestions I recall are Michael Boatman and Ving Rhames.

Xin Ra-Havreii: Jeffrey Combs
My choice for Ra-Havreii is James Callis (Galactica's Gaius Baltar).
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Old August 28 2008, 04:50 AM   #1045
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Jesse L. Martin seems to be the most popular choice for Sam Bowers.
Among whom? I don't think I've ever heard that before. The suggestions I recall are Michael Boatman and Ving Rhames.
Among the first several pages of the thread. I really didn't feel like reading 50+ pages, so after reading a few pages, I just posted my ideas. However, I may change my mental image of Bowers to that of Michael Boatman.
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Old August 28 2008, 04:52 AM   #1046
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FWIW, Martin is Marco's current choice. Not sure who Mack's is...
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Old August 28 2008, 01:29 PM   #1047
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My choice for Ra-Havreii is James Callis (Galactica's Gaius Baltar).
Nice but I think Callis is one of those actors who can play one character brilliantly, and not really branch out. So we would have Gaius in engineering.
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Old August 28 2008, 02:05 PM   #1048
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FWIW, Martin is Marco's current choice.
You're misremembering the conversation we had a few weeks ago. I've imagined a number of actors in the role of Bowers over the years, including Jesse L. Martin. But my current choice--and by current I mean that I haven't changed my mind about it since April 2006, when I first posted in this thread--is Roger R. Cross.
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Old August 28 2008, 02:36 PM   #1049
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My choice for Ra-Havreii is James Callis (Galactica's Gaius Baltar).
Nice but I think Callis is one of those actors who can play one character brilliantly, and not really branch out. So we would have Gaius in engineering.
Have you seen Callis in roles other than Baltar? I've seen him in one other role, as a prince in the Halmis' Arabian Nights miniseries, and he wasn't very Baltar-like there. Anyway, Ra-Havreii has qualities in common with Gaius Baltar, particularly his arrogance and his womanizing, so I think it's a good fit. And I had Callis in mind when I wrote Ra-Havreii in Over a Torrent Sea, so there will definitely be a resemblance in that book at least.

As an alternative, I'd suggest Alexis Denisof.
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You're misremembering the conversation we had a few weeks ago.
You're right, I am misremembering. Sorry!
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