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Old February 20 2009, 01:21 PM   #1426
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Re: Cast the Characters of Trek Literature

^Personally I've envisaged Theron as my choice for Christine Vale in Titan.

As for some of my other ideas:

T'Lana (Resistance & Before Dishonour): either Natalie Portman or Keira Knightley

Jasminder Choudhury (Greater Than The Sum & Destiny Trilogy): for some wierd reason I've always imagined her looking like Konnie Huq from Blue Peter! You might think that's a bit wierd but that's my opinion.

I don't know about anyone else here, but do you ever cast yourself into the novels, because sometimes I will cast myself as an extra who if he's lucky has a few lines to say and has a surname, but normally will just refer to them by their rank or race, and will just do something like turn and nod or just stand around in the background.
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Old February 20 2009, 03:37 PM   #1427
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Vale has consistently been described as petite, so I'm not sure casting a 5'10" woman in the part works....
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Old February 21 2009, 12:46 AM   #1428
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I've always kinda pictured Reiko Aylesworth from "24" as Vale.
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Old February 22 2009, 08:43 AM   #1429
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I've been trying to come up with someone who'd play Mackenzie Calhoun properly for years, and it just now came to me - Robert Downey Jr. would be absolutely 100% perfect.

I still can't come up with anyone I like for Cwan though.
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Old February 22 2009, 08:45 AM   #1430
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arnold vosloo
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Old February 22 2009, 01:21 PM   #1431
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I've been trying to come up with someone who'd play Mackenzie Calhoun properly for years, and it just now came to me - Robert Downey Jr. would be absolutely 100% perfect.

I still can't come up with anyone I like for Cwan though.
From the first day I read New Frontier Book I in 1997, I always pictured Si Cwan as being played by (an admittedly younger) Andreas Katsulas of Babylon 5 fame.

I also pictured Lodec, the Danteri leader, as being played by Peter Jurasik, who played Londo on B5, and I also always pictured Captain Calhoun as looking like a younger version of Bruce Boxleitner.
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Old February 22 2009, 01:32 PM   #1432
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How about Lou Ferrigno for Cwan?

He used to play a big guy in green paint, why not a big guy in red paint?
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Old February 22 2009, 08:21 PM   #1433
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no offence to Lou, but he's too muscular and not regal enough.
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Old February 23 2009, 03:49 AM   #1434
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I've been trying to come up with someone who'd play Mackenzie Calhoun properly for years, and it just now came to me - Robert Downey Jr. would be absolutely 100% perfect.

I still can't come up with anyone I like for Cwan though.
Hmmm, that's one I hadn't thought of before. And TBH I have no idea what to think of it.
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Old February 23 2009, 03:56 AM   #1435
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I may have simply missed it if it's been mentioned, but in the Titan series...who would you guys cast to play Zurin Dakal?
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Old February 23 2009, 04:15 AM   #1436
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arnold vosloo
...Interesting. Very interesting.
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Old February 23 2009, 07:23 AM   #1437
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I've been trying to come up with someone who'd play Mackenzie Calhoun properly for years, and it just now came to me - Robert Downey Jr. would be absolutely 100% perfect.
Nope. I love Downey, but no. I'm pretty sure you're basing that thought on Tony Stark, right? Snarkyness aside, ultimately, there's only the barest superficial resemblance between Stark and Calhoun. Now, could Downey act the part? Hell yes. But he's still all wrong for the role.

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arnold vosloo [as Si Cwan]
Almost perfect. He'd get my vote for the role.
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Old February 24 2009, 09:15 AM   #1438
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I've been trying to come up with someone who'd play Mackenzie Calhoun properly for years, and it just now came to me - Robert Downey Jr. would be absolutely 100% perfect.
Nope. I love Downey, but no. I'm pretty sure you're basing that thought on Tony Stark, right? Snarkyness aside, ultimately, there's only the barest superficial resemblance between Stark and Calhoun. Now, could Downey act the part? Hell yes. But he's still all wrong for the role.
I was trying to come up with someone that could be flippant without being petty, and keep an aura of barely restrained violence around him constantly without being creepy or off-putting. I can't think of any other actor that could do that right. I'd thought of Nathan Fillion earlier, but Mal is too self-conscious and Fillion undercuts himself too often; perfect for that role, but not for Calhoun, who'd need to be more forceful. That wuss from Stargate: Atlantis would be terrible and I can't believe anyone ever suggested him. I've never seen Mel Gibson being right either, for whatever reason, though I know that's PAD's choice. I still think RDJ is the best choice I've come up with.

It wasn't because I think Calhoun is anything like Stark. It's because RDJ could handle the character without making him a joke or an ass.
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Old February 24 2009, 09:29 AM   #1439
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^But Ci Swan is an ass...
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Old February 24 2009, 02:30 PM   #1440
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^^Uhh, Downey was proposed for Calhoun, not Si Cwan.
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