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Old January 31 2009, 05:44 PM   #1381
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

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Christopher and I frequently are at odds over our visualization of the Jasminder Choudhury character. When I thought her up, I was picturing someone like Rekha Sharma. Christopher had in mind someone taller, closer to Worf's stature. We've never really resolved the debate.
A new Federation-member then, a height-changer? What about British-Indian actress Amara Karam, who starred with Owen Wilson in The Darjeeling Limited?
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Old January 31 2009, 06:14 PM   #1382
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Christopher and I frequently are at odds over our visualization of the Jasminder Choudhury character. When I thought her up, I was picturing someone like Rekha Sharma. Christopher had in mind someone taller, closer to Worf's stature. We've never really resolved the debate.
I never really thought of it as a debate, just a difference of perception. I don't much care for Sharma, and my mental image of Jasminder is based on a real person I met once who helped me out with a difficult situation. Or on my somewhat idealized memory of her.

The one actress I've specifically suggested for the part (though not my ideal choice) is Janina Gavankar, who's 5'7", about halfway between Sharma's height and the height I had in mind. Which strikes me as a fair compromise.
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Old January 31 2009, 06:16 PM   #1383
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Maybe you should have a fight to the death to decide
That'll be one of the events at the Simon & Schuster booth at New York Comic-Con next weekend. Booth #1402. Hide the kids....

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Old January 31 2009, 07:02 PM   #1384
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The one actress I've specifically suggested for the part (though not my ideal choice) is Janina Gavankar, who's 5'7", about halfway between Sharma's height and the height I had in mind. Which strikes me as a fair compromise.
Yes, I like Janina Gavankar very much… (especially in her appearances on The L Word).
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Old January 31 2009, 08:43 PM   #1385
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ooh, she's fit
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Old January 31 2009, 09:00 PM   #1386
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Maybe you should have a fight to the death to decide
That'll be one of the events at the Simon & Schuster booth at New York Comic-Con next weekend. Booth #1402. Hide the kids....

That's all fin and dandy for you (former) colonials, but do you ever or plan on ever coming to an event on these fair shores?
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Old January 31 2009, 09:34 PM   #1387
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^ It's a lot easier for us to do shows that are proximate to wear we live. There's a reason why most of the conventions that TerriO and I go to are on the east coast of the U.S.

If someone's willing to pay our way to England, we'd be happy to go, but that's really the only way it's in the cards on the money we (don't) make.....
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Old January 31 2009, 09:54 PM   #1388
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I never really thought of it as a debate, just a difference of perception. I don't much care for Sharma, and my mental image of Jasminder is based on a real person I met once who helped me out with a difficult situation. Or on my somewhat idealized memory of her.
Apropos of nothing, but I wonder what you've seen Sharma in? I crushed on her when I first saw her in her recurring role as police computer nerd Stella on John Doe, to the point that I used the character/look for some of my own creations despite rarely using 'mental casting'. When she started on BSG, the transition from nerd to glamn was so thorough I didn't even recognize her until I stumbled across the fact that it was the same actress while playing on IMDB one day. Tory Foster is so cold, to the point of being insensate, that I've never been able to warm to the character, but the actress herself has a lot more range than her BSG character lets on.

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Old January 31 2009, 10:32 PM   #1389
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^ It's a lot easier for us to do shows that are proximate to wear we live. There's a reason why most of the conventions that TerriO and I go to are on the east coast of the U.S.

If someone's willing to pay our way to England, we'd be happy to go, but that's really the only way it's in the cards on the money we (don't) make.....
And money or lack there of is a reason I haven't been across that pond yet.

I'm not even sure if there is anything like Comic Con or Shore Leave over here. I know Sci Fi London is in a few months but that's about it.
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Old February 5 2009, 04:58 AM   #1390
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I know that Keith has already pegged Arlo Guthrie as Sonek Pran but, just in case he's unavailable for filming, I can't get the image of Ron Glass out of my head as I sit here reading a Singular Destiny. He's got that great affable quality and like Pran, (at least as Shepard Book) he's got a whole lot of "snow on the roof" and I can totally picture him with a banjo.
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Old February 5 2009, 04:59 AM   #1391
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^ Interesting. You know, that could actually work......................
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Old February 5 2009, 06:38 AM   #1392
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I know that Keith has already pegged Arlo Guthrie as Sonek Pran but, just in case he's unavailable for filming, I can't the image of Ron Glass out of my head as I sit here reading a Singular Destiny. He's got that great affable quailty and like Pran, (at least as Shepard Book) he's got a whole lot of "snow on the roof" and I can totally picture him with a banjo.
My goodness, that would be perfect.
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Old February 5 2009, 04:21 PM   #1393
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Yeah, that would be pretty cool.
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Old February 5 2009, 06:25 PM   #1394
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That would be cool, but I just want to "see" Arlo Guthrie on Star Trek, so I'm sticking with that "casting."
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Old February 12 2009, 11:01 PM   #1395
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^ It's a lot easier for us to do shows that are proximate to wear we live. There's a reason why most of the conventions that TerriO and I go to are on the east coast of the U.S.

If someone's willing to pay our way to England, we'd be happy to go, but that's really the only way it's in the cards on the money we (don't) make.....
Right now, yes.

However, I fully intend to do a proper launch for my original series in Dublin in the next year or so. So at some point by the end of 2010, I fully intend to at least make it back to Ireland. That's the plan, anyway.

KRAD? Depends on whether they let him back in the UK after the Glasgow WorldCon. They don't take very kindly to trying to consume all the single malt in Scotland, just for the record.
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